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Divorce Settlement Lawyers

Divorce Settlement

Conflict can be a major cause for and element of divorce. There may be a dispute over assets and obligations or bitterness because of past wrongs. If the differences between you and your spouse have become so great that settlement is not possible, a judge will be needed to make decisions in your case. If so, you need personal representation by knowledgeable, experienced attorneys. We have been providing divorce litigation services to residents of the Central Coast and surrounding California communities for over 30 years.

Attorney has handled all types of divorce cases, including high-net-worth, complex divorce litigation. We can help you achieve your goals and get to the next stage in your life.

In the past, the most common way of getting a divorce or obtaining other family law orders has been for each party to retain their own attorney to represent them in court. In a contested case, the parties rarely discussed their issues face to face.

We Fully Explore All Settlement Options

We believe that simply because the parties have each hired their own attorney, this does not mean there must be a big fight. An important service your personal advocate can provide is to identify issues, collect information and participate in settlement negotiations.

Working with opposing counsel, we can facilitate settlement of issues in some cases and avoid court proceedings.

We Know What Needs to be Done and How to Do it

Your personal attorney will carefully listen to your concerns and goals. The attorney then has a job to do:

    • In custody and visitation cases, this may include interviewing witnesses and collecting records by subpoena or otherwise. In especially difficult cases, expert witnesses may be called in to perform custody and/or psychological evaluations.
    • When child support and/or spousal support is at issue, the attorney will gather evidence of each party’s income or perhaps, their ability to earn income. An expert witness may be utilized to perform a vocational evaluation of a spouse who has not worked for a considerable period of time. If one or both parties is self employed, the investigation of actual income available for support may be more complex, requiring the services of a forensic CPA or other expert who can prepare a report to use in settlement negotiations and can testify to financial details in court if necessary.

  • When property characterization and division is at issue, the attorney will gather evidence regarding the acquisition of assets and their value. An expert witness may be employed to provide a report about property value, and testify in court if necessary.
  • When debt allocation is at issue, the attorney will gather evidence about when and how the debt was incurred, security, if any, for the repayment of the debt, and other specifics which vary depending on the type of debt involved. The attorney will also assist the client by accumulating evidence regarding any reimbursements that may be due the client or charges which should be assessed against the other party.
  • When responsibility for attorney fees is at issue, the attorney will gather evidence for use in settlement or to present to the court so an appropriate order can be made.
  • If necessary, your attorney will obtain restraining orders to protect the personal safety of the client and children or to protect the assets of the marriage.

Whatever issues you may be facing with your divorce or family law case, you can trust us to provide essential, confidential legal advice and dedicated, results-driven representation.

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Car Accident Lawyers

Car Accident Lawyers

Accidents are traumatic. Whether you have been through an SUV rollover, a side-swipe car crash, were hit by someone drunk driving, or any other variety of car accident you can face long-lasting pain and psychological distress. Your injuries may be so serious that you are unable to work.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident caused by negligence, you need a lawyer who will fight to get you compensation for your suffering and lost wages. We have been helping accident victims in Arroyo Grande and surrounding communities for over 30 years.

Personal injury lawyer is a former casualty adjuster with a national insurance company. He knows how to deal with insurance companies.

At a free initial consultation, we will ask you about the extent of your injuries and carefully listen to your concerns. Contact our lawyers today to discuss your accident. We are available to meet with you at your home, in the hospital or in a place that is convenient for you.

My Insurance Company Won’t Pay

If you are facing problems with your own insurance company for medical or auto claims, we provide skillful representation in uninsured, underinsured and bad faith insurance claim cases. Among our wins, we have achieved six- and seven-figure recoveries for clients.

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Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal Injury Law

When you have been seriously injured in an accident, the anguish over losing your independence and abilities can be as severe as the physical pain. When your life has been drastically altered because of someone’s negligence, you deserve compensation for your suffering.

Free Consultation · No Attorney’s Fees Unless We Win · Off-site Appointments
Serious personal injuries happen without warning. Suddenly your life may be turned upside down, and facing the legal system can seem overwhelming if not impossible. We are here to do the work so you can focus on healing.

With nearly three decades of experience, we handle all types of personal injury cases, including:

  • Car, truck and motorcycle accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Product liability (Manufacturing defects, motor vehicle defects)
  • Dog bites
  • Assault and battery
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Wrongful death

Your most important ally is an attorney who will listen. We will carefully ask you about the extent of your injuries, talk through your concerns and help you begin rebuilding your life.

Personal Injury Law

Contact us to schedule a free consultation about your serious personal injury. We are available to meet with you at your home, in the hospital or in a place that is convenient for you.

Insider Approach to Insurance Industry

As a former casualty adjuster with a national insurance company and an attorney formerly employed by major insurance companies, personal injury lawyer knows what insurance companies look for and will make sure your rights are protected. Combining that insider knowledge with courtroom skills, medical knowledge and extensive experience, we will provide skillful representation to protect your rights. We can help you get the financial recovery you need as you face mounting medical bills and lost wages.

If you are facing a denied claim or other issue with your own insurance company, we also provide representation in bad faith insurance litigation. We aggressively take on insurance companies. Our successes include six- and seven-figure recoveries for clients in bad faith insurance claim cases.

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