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Take a Deep Breath
If you are looking at web-pages for family law lawyers, there is a good chance that you are either going through a major life event, or you anticipate that you will be going through one.   Getting married, separating, getting divorced, or dealing with a former partner can be very stressful and emotional times.  They are not a good time to act impulsively.  Lots of people make decisions that they regret later because they did not think them through and get good advice.  Before you do anything else, you need to take a deep breath and give some thought about the decisions you have to make. If concern for your family has you distraught, we listen to your needs and help you reach solutions to your legal problems. We have served families in Contra Costa County and beyond for 23 years. We provide legal services in a wide spectrum of areas, including:

  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Guardianships
  • Child support
  • Child support modification
  • DCSS matters
  • Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Name Change
  • Property Division
  • Restraining Orders

While adopting a child brings happiness to families, adoption can also result in substantial heartache when something goes wrong.  We assist families with the complex legal paperwork and procedures of adoption so you can feel confident that the process is handled accurately and your child’s well-being is secure.

Getting divorced is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. We can help you establish fair and equitable spousal support, allowing you to continue to live as comfortably as before your marriage ended.

Child custody and visitation
For any parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. Our divorce lawyer will advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in a fit and healthy home.

Child support
Both parents share in the responsibility of raising a child. We do everything possible to help your child receive the financial support needed for a healthy, happy upbringing.

Child support modification
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or the non-custodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify child support payments accordingly.

We stand by you throughout your divorce. We obtain the best possible results in court or at the negotiation table, and have extensive experience handling issues such as the fair distribution of assets, the division of a marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and often provides more expedient, predictable results than court trials produce. We can help you obtain a favorable divorce settlement.

Prenuptial agreements
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can lead to divorce. East County Family Law Group expects the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests. Having an agreement in place can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Contact a family law attorney you can trust
To schedule an appointment at East County Family Law Group, contact the firm online or call 925-516-4888. We are your ideal source for  assistance as you transition from one phase of your life to the next.


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