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At SAC Attorneys, LLP, our San Jose divorce lawyers zealously advocate and fight hard to protect our clients’ rights in all aspects of family law including divorce, legal separation, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, domestic violence restraining orders, temporary emergency orders, property division, and marital settlement agreements.

Navigating through a divorce or child custody arrangement can be an emotional and challenging time. When children and assets are involved, the proceedings may be intensely contested, and each spouse’s future may be at stake. We provide our clients with compassion representation, and listen to your personal situation, understand your goals, and develop a strategy to achieve them. We are dedicated to providing the best customer service possible with a policy of returning client phone calls within 24 hours, if not sooner.

Serving clients in Santa Clara County, Alameda County, and Contra Costa County, our skilled family lawyers are located in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Divorce

For millions of couples, having a marriage not work out and having to go through a divorce is an unfortunate part of life. Divorces are one of the most painful and stressful life events that people have to go through. Not only is there the heartbreak of the breakup with a spouse, but there is also litigation over things like division of property, child custody, child support and even alimony. Because of the personal nature of divorce, these court proceedings can often become nasty, even lasting for years.

If you and your spouse are getting a divorce, having a skilled and experienced San Jose divorce attorney on your side is the best way to make sure that your rights are protected and that you don't lose any more than you have to. We will fight hard for you every step of the way to make sure that you can get the best possible outcomes. Call and speak to our divorce attorneys today to see what they can do for you.

Child Custody and Visitation

Child custody issues can be easily solved when the parents of the child or children get along and can work together. However, it is sometimes all too common that parents do not get along, and, as a result, going to court is, unfortunately, necessary. Custody proceedings can be complicated and painful. The results can also be hard on the parents and the children if litigation becomes too bad or the court reaches decisions that may not be best for everyone involved.

If you are dealing with child custody issues, having an attorney on your side to fight for you and the interest of your child is the best way to make sure that you protect your future. By hiring one of our San Jose child custody attorneys, you will be sure that you have the best legal representation on your side to make sure that you get the best possible outcome in your child custody case. Call and schedule your consultation today.

Child Support

In California, a court can order a parent to pay child support every month for the expense of raising a child. A parent has the responsibility to support the minor child. Parents are legally required to support an unmarried child who has attained 18 years of age, is a full time high school student unless excused from the requirement to be a full-time high school student if the child has a medical condition documented by a physician that prevents full-time attendance, and who is not self-supporting, until the time the child completes the 12th grade or attains 19 years of age, whichever occurs first.

The court uses a formula to determine child support based on the income of both parents and the amount of time each parent spends with the child. California has set guideline amounts for child support based on these factors and other inputs into the formula. Our attorneys have a child support software to help you calculate the correct amount of support to be paid in your case. If you are seeking to establish or defend a child support action, please call and speak with one of our attorneys today, and we can help you with the calculation using our child support software.

Spousal Support

Spousal support, known as alimony, is the payment of monthly support from one spouse to the other. The court may order a spouse to pay spousal support to the other as part of the divorce proceeding. Family Code Section 4320 sets out the numerous factors the court considers when awarding spousal support. Spousal support payments can be collected by garnishment. A spouse’s failure to pay spousal support can result in a contempt of court proceeding. A court may award temporary spousal support to help one spouse get by while the divorce is pending. A court may also award permanent spousal support to provide the spouse with a standard of living similar to that of the marriage. Call our office today and set up a consultation if you would like one of our San Jose divorce lawyers to analyze the spousal support factors for you.

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVRO)

Whether you have been served with a Domestic Violence Restraining Order, or you want to someone restrained, we handle all aspects of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders from preparing the most persuasive court documents, to handling the hearing before a judge. Domestic Violence Restraining Orders can protect individuals from harm, but they can also be wielded in family law disputes to win custody and property battles. Some judges will freely grant them while others are highly skeptical of the need for such orders.

You need an experienced attorney to help advise you from the beginning how to handle your Domestic Violence Restraining Order. Many of these legal battles are won on paper, so the preparation of your court documents and exhibits can often be more important than witness testimony before the judge.

Our family law firm will provide you with a free consultation, so you know if you have a good chance of winning or losing the fight, and you know the consequences.

Please call our office today for a free 30-minute consultation at (408) 436-0789.

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