If you require advice and representation regarding divorce issues or mediation, including child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, property division, retirement, or restraining orders, contact the Law offices of Daniel B. Schick. We will provide you the legal advice and the personal representation you need to protect your interests and goals. Please contact us for your free half hour initial consultation.
Child Custody and Visitations
Nothing is more important to a parent than his or her child. Financial considerations, infidelity and incidents of domestic abuse further serve to complicate an already-tense situation when spouses are in conflict over issues of child custody and visitation.
When husbands and wives are involved in a divorce or paternity proceeding involving the custody of children, the first step to protecting their rights is to contact an experienced family law attorney. At the Law Offices of Daniel B. Schick, we are pleased to represent people throughout the East Bay in divorce, paternity and other complex family law matters.
Mediation is gaining in popularity as an alternative way to resolve divorce disputes. It allows divorcing couples to sit down with an impartial third party who helps them work through every decision that needs to be made concerning the dissolution of their marriage. Mediation avoids court proceedings and greatly reduces the expense of divorce. We, at the Law Offices of Daniel B. Schick prepare all pleadings required by the court and deliver them by messenger or mail.
At the law offices of Daniel B. Schick, we offer mediation services to couples throughout California. We offer a free half hour consultation with the interested couple.
Child and Spousal Support
Spousal and child support can be the most strongly contested issue in a divorce. In general terms, it comes down to one spouse's need versus the other spouse's ability to pay, but there are many other factors that come into play.
As an experienced family law attorney, Daniel B. Schick can help you navigate this complicated process and work toward a favorable outcome.
As a community property state, California law requires that most marital assets and most marital debts be divided equally between the spouses upon their divorce.
Determining what should be considered marital assets can sometimes be a complex process, including complicated credit and reimbursement isssues.
If you or your children are victims of domestic violence, or subject to threats of violence, you should consult with a qualified family law attorney regarding seeking a restraining order. The order can, under certain circumstances, be obtained ex parte (without prior notice to the other side). The court will set a hearing date and you are well advised to be represented at that hearing. If a permanent order is granted, it will usually be in force for 2 years.