We regularly represent payer and the payee on child support issues. We understand the intricacies of various types of compensation and the impact on child support.
We also routinely work with forensic accountants to analyze permanent spousal support, income available for support, and the marital standard of living. We can guide you through various spousal support payment options such as monthly support or lump-sum buy-outs.
We understand your children are your highest priority. We develop strategies that focus on your children’s best interests and help you and your partner learn how to co-parent effectively. We also represent clients through contested custody hearings and trials.
We have extensive experience in dividing routine and complex assets, including separate property tracing, valuing businesses, and analyzing and quantifying the community and separate property interests in an asset.
Unlike other family law firms in Silicon Valley, our expertise extends beyond the fundamentals of family law. We have extensive and specialized expertise in complex corporate and securities related matters, including the following matters that are implicated by family law: division of common stock, preferred stock, stock options, RSUs, Restricted Stock, Promissory Notes, Convertible Promissory Notes, SAFEs, KISSes and other equity and debt instruments; review of and assurance of compliance with transfer and other complex restrictions in connection with the transfer of equity and debt instruments; review and analysis of the rights of which equity and debt instruments are entitled; implementation of voting proxies; and review and analysis of stockholder consents solicited from clients. We also have the uncommon experience to truly understand and anticipate the corporate issues implicated by family law and the ability to draft complex terms to address such issues. In addition to providing these services to our clients, we also consult with other family law attorneys for their clients on corporate/securities related matters.
If you are in a relationship where domestic violence is an issue you may need a restraining order to help ensure your safety. We have considerable experience putting in place and/or renewing restraining orders to protect our clients from their abusers.
Alternatively, far too often false domestic violence claims are made, often to gain leverage in a custody case. Our team has significant experience in exposing and defending against false domestic violence claims, and correcting its negative impact on custody matters.
While it may seem unromantic, if you or your future spouse have assets or will acquire assets in the future that need to be protected, or you and your future spouse want to set clear expectations and limits with respect to your marriage and/or a potential dissolution, a prenuptial agreement might be right for you. Our team has considerable experience negotiating and drafting prenuptial agreements, and has expert and unrivaled experience drafting prenuptial agreements that involve the ownership of private company equity and debt securities.
In some cases where the parties are generally in agreement, mediation rather than litigation may make sense as a cost-efficient way to resolve issues. We have experience acting as a neutral to both parties to facilitate the resolution of their family law case.
Issues often arise after your case is complete and a judgment has been issued. We represent you during this new phase of your case to ensure that your long-term goals continue to be met.