In this challenging economic climate, I am proud to offer monthly flat fees in all of my cases, including litigation, instead of charging by the hour. I charge flat fees because over the years, I have learned how long it takes to prepare and file pleadings, to get ready for a hearing, or to try a case. I know what is necessary and what is not. I know that most clients do not have the luxury of spending tens of thousands of dollars for expert witnesses, court reporters or nitpicky court fights that do not improve my client's position. On the other hand, hiring a lawyer that bills by the hour is kind of like agreeing to buy a house before knowing the final price.
I concentrate my practice on family law matters. It is what I do. If you need any help or have any questions, please contact me. I would love to help.
Divorce and separation involves protecting your rights in the event of a divorce or a legal separation whether the divorce is contested or uncontested. If you or your spouse are considering a separation or divorce in California, we can help you. I will inform you about your legal rights and help you resolve custody arrangements, property division issues, child support matters and spousal support. For more information, please visit my Sacramento family law blog.
Child custody involves attempting to obtain an initial determination or a modification of custody that is best for your family. Child custody is sometimes one of the most difficult issues to resolve in family law matters. Many factors can affect the custody determination. It is important that you know your rights and that your children's needs are taken into consideration. If you need help in an original custody determination or if you are having issues or problems with a court ordered custody arrangement in California, I can help. For more information, please visit my Sacramento family law blog.
I also handle cases concerning child and/or spousal support. If you need assistance or advice regarding child and/or spousal support in California, I can help. I have experience in actions to modify child support. Child support issues can directly affect your child's current and future financial well being. I will focus on the unique needs of your family as we work towards a fair resolution in your case. For more information, please visit my Sacramento family law blog.
In California, the processes for establishing paternity are fairly rigid. And, there are important deadlines with potentially significant ramifications if unmet. I help mothers and fathers understand their rights and responsibilities in paternity cases, including child support, visitation and custody. For more information, please visit my Sacramento family law blog.
Although, I focus my practice on handling the above areas, I also have many years of experience handling a wide variety of other legal matters. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding disputes that fall into the following categories. If you need an attorney for an area that you do not see listed, please contact me and I might be able to handle it for you, or I certainly will be able to refer you to someone who does.
Resolving disputes and lawsuits is an essential part of what I have done in my legal career. I have prior experience successfully handling litigation and other forms of dispute resolution involving:
Not all businesses play by the rules. Fortunately, the law allows claims for fraud and negligent misrepresentations. California also has specific statutes that make unfair and deceptive trade practices illegal and allow for the recovery of damages when a business engages in such conduct. I have handled many cases involving consumers (and sometimes business) who are being taken advantage of and opted to pursue their rights in court or arbitration. I have favorably resolved these cases after mediation and trial.
Lemon law is a type of case where individuals seek compensation for the defective vehicles or other warrantied products that they purchased. Lemon law refers to what is known as the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act and a host of California state laws that protect the purchases of cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, RVs or similar type vehicle and mechanical, warranty-based goods, that fail to meet standards of quality and performance. These failed products are called "lemons." I can represent you in these matters on a contingent fee basis, or for a fixed fee I will provide you with the proper documents to purse lemon law claims against the responsible parties.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident, suffered a dog bite or slip and fall injury, been injured by a defective product or dangerous drug, or in some other way been injured by someone else’s wrong-doing, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your personal injury. I am a former insurance company lawyer, and I know how these companies work. If you don’t want insurance companies to take advantage of you, then you should hire an experienced personal injury lawyer.