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Veteran San Mateo Family Lawyer Handles Divorce and Custody Cases

Skillful attorney uses an analytical approach to achieve clients’ goals

Family law issues are usually charged with emotion, but a skillful attorney can analyze your situation clearly and guide you toward a positive result. At the Law Offices of K.J. Petsas, PC in South San Francisco, we have provided effective representation in matrimonial and parenting matters for more than 40 years. Attorney K.J. Petsas has the litigation background and real-world experience to find creative solutions to the most difficult domestic concerns. No one looks forward to a divorce or custody dispute, but hiring an accomplished advocate gives you the best chance to protect your interests while maintaining your integrity and well-being.

South San Francisco divorce firm offers knowledgeable advice

When your marriage is ending, it can disrupt every aspect of your life. Our firm works tirelessly to resolve issues through consensus to minimize the time, stress and expense associated with divorce. If this is not possible, we are always prepared to litigate issues relating to:

  • Grounds — Fault is not used as a basis for divorce in California; marriages are dissolved by the parties citing irreconcilable differences. However, misconduct might impact questions relating to alimony or custody.
  • Mediation — We support clients who seek to avoid the time and expense of litigation by representing them in divorce mediations before a neutral third party.
  • Community property — The state’s community property law means that the value of assets accumulated throughout the marriage is to be divided evenly when a couple divorces. Our firm conducts a thorough review to ensure that items are not hidden or valued incorrectly when this occurs.
  • Alimony — Based on the duration of the marriage and other factors such as each spouse’s earning ability, alimony payments might be ordered after a divorce. If this is a potential issue in your divorce, we will advocate for an appropriate resolution.

Whether your breakup is calm or turbulent, we aim to keep you constantly informed of your rights and options, starting with a free initial consultation.

Dedicated advocate asserts children’s rights in custody and visitation matters

Children and overwhelmed parents are frequently unable to defend themselves or articulate their needs in a toxic family situation. Our San Mateo County firm zealously advocates for child custody and visitation arrangements that are truly in the best interests of our clients’ sons and daughters. Our personalized approach helps us to create effective rules for time-sharing and legal authority. With our help and guidance, divorce — over time — can often yield a positive change in the lives of children and other family members.

Legal counselor advises parents on child support questions

When parents end their relationship, both may want what is best for their children, but conflicts over money often derail agreement. While California law on child support seems straightforward — you can even use a calculator to project the payment rate based on both parents’ incomes, the time spent with each parent and other factors — income can be hidden and information misreported by a mother or father who wants to evade their obligations. Our Bay Area attorneys press the court to ensure that parties abide by their legal and moral responsibilities.

Contact a trustworthy California family law attorney for a free initial consultation

The Law Offices of K.J. Petsas, PC represents Bay Area clients in divorce, custody and other family law matters. Please call 650-624-8181 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our office in South San Francisco.

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  • South San Francisco Office
    1475 Huntington Avenue
    Suite 205
    South San Francisco, California 94080
    Phone: 650-624-8181
    Fax: 650-737-7964
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