If you are considering a dissolution of your marriage, have been served with a divorce petition, or you just want to discuss your options, Kennedy Myers can help. We will meet with you to discuss your specific circumstances and provide you with a clear understanding of the legal and financial consequences of getting a divorce in California. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced family law attorneys.
Child Custody & Visitation
The child custody process is often the most emotionally stressful aspect of a family law case. While you can regain lost assets, you can never get back time lost with your children. At Kennedy Myers, we have successfully handled thousands of custody cases. Our experienced attorneys can negotiate and draft a strong and fair custody agreement with the other parent or, if that effort fails, aggressively litigate your position in court.
California is a community property state, which means that the law presumes that all property acquired during the marriage is owned equally by both spouses. Kennedy Myers is experienced in high asset property division issues including valuation of real estate holdings, businesses, investments, and retirement benefits. We will help protect your legal rights and ensure that you receive your rightful share of the community property estate.
Under California law, both parents have a duty to provide financial support to their children. Child support can be a part of the dissolution of marriage or can be a separate action between parents who are already divorced or who are not married. Kennedy Myers will calculate and ensure the proper amount of guideline child support considering the financial circumstances of your case.
Domestic violence disrupts the lives of everyone involved and can take a physical and emotional toll on the victim and the children, impacting custody and visitation as well as financial matters. Kennedy Myers is experienced in obtaining and defending against domestic violence restraining orders to ensure our clients' safety and the safety of their family members.
Under California law, a spouse to a dissolution of marriage or legal separation may be entitled to spousal support, also known as alimony. Unlike child support, the court has broad discretion to make appropriate orders for spousal support. Kennedy Myers is experienced in negotiating and litigating favorable spousal support orders in thousands of family law cases.
Move Away Situations
The rights of each parent in a move-away situation depend on the current custody arrangement and circumstances of your case. Being on either end of a move-away case is very difficult, and we understand the importance of putting your children’s needs first. Kennedy Myers will help you advocate for what is right for your children and your family.
Premarital Agreements can protect your premarital assets and debts, as well as provide specific guidance for spousal support and post marital financial issues in the event your marriage ends in divorce. Kennedy Myers is trained and experienced in the latest statutory and case law governing premarital agreements so that our clients can feel secure that the agreement will be legally enforceable.
If you have been accused of a criminal offense in Santa Clara County or San Mateo County, partner Stefan Kennedy can help. Stefan will use his prior experience at the Public Defender’s Office and his extensive knowledge of criminal law to negotiate favorable solutions for you, or to avoid a criminal conviction if your case goes to trial.