Protecting Your Best Interests During Divorce
A divorce can be difficult for any family. Even when a couple is parting on amicable terms, they may need help drafting their divorce agreement. When there is a dispute, particularly in cases involving children, it is important to seek advice and representation from an experienced and compassionate attorney who can guide you through the divorce process.
Family Law Attorney Serving The Pleasanton Area, California
I am Jeff M. Bickerton, and I provide caring, supportive legal services to divorcing men and women in California. I understand the impact the divorce can have on you, your family and your future. At every turn, I will work to help you resolve your disputes amicably and cost-effectively. That being said, I stand ready to protect your interests in court if it becomes necessary.
Contact my law firm to learn more about your divorce options in California.
Resolving Issues In Your Divorce
As a Livermore divorce attorney, I help clients with uncontested and contested divorce, and resolve issues such as:
- Division of marital assets and debts: I help clients value and divide property and debts, including real estate, retirement assets, business interests and loans. I am experienced at dealing with divorces of all sizes, including high-asset divorces.
- Child custody and visitation: I help clients create custom custody and visitation solutions with the special needs of their family and schedules in mind.
- Child support: Child support is based on statutory guidelines, which provide a formula. I can help you understand the type of support you can expect in your case.
- Alimony/spousal support:The amount of alimony an individual receives will depend on a number of factors, including the length of the marriage and the income of both spouses. It could also turn on any marital agreements you have written.
While I am a skilled trial lawyer, I work with my clients to find low-cost and low-stress alternatives to the litigation process. Divorce mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution can allow you to have an open conversation about the issues in your divorce and create the building blocks for future communication, which is especially important if you have children.
Contact Me When Filing For Divorce In California
I offer free initial office and phone consultations, accept credit cards, charge competitive rates and operate an office conveniently located right off the freeway and near downtown Livermore. To contact a divorce lawyer operating in Livermore and Pleasanton, call 925-344-4166.