San Jose Family Law Attorney

Minimize The Negative Impact Of Divorce And Other Family Law Conflicts

Few experiences in life are as stressful as the end of a marriage or a fight over the custody of your children. It is easy — and normal — to feel overwhelmed during a time like this. The best thing you can do right now is find an attorney you can trust to guide you through these challenges.

I am Marilla J. Ronald, and at my San Jose law firm, I help people just like you in need of compassionate and experienced representation. I am certified as a family law specialist by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. I advocate on behalf of parents in custody and visitation matters, and represent parties in divorce proceedings. You can be confident that as a San Jose family law attorney with more than 20 years of experience, I have the knowledge and skill you want in a family lawyer.

Handling All Types Of Family Law Issues

I am ready to help protect your rights and interests regarding every aspect of family law. My child custody and visitation cases include initial custody and visitation matters as well as modifications of existing custody and visitation orders. I handle child support and spousal support issues, always seeking a fair determination of support. I resolve questions of complex property division, including business valuation and community property issues.

I will represent you in emergency screenings, assessments and hearings to obtain restraining orders, if necessary. I also advise divorce and family law clients in matters involving support, paternity and enforcement of court orders.

I know that my clients often need to strike a balance between aggressively protecting their rights and negotiating settlements that allow them to get on with their lives. My priority always lies with the best interests of my clients.

Are you considering a prenuptial agreement? Has your soon-to-be spouse asked you to sign one? Come to my San Jose office for the advice you need. I can draft an agreement for you or review the one you have been presented.

An Experienced Mediator

Family law disputes often require compromise. Mediation is an alternative to litigation that allows the parties to reach their own agreement and resolve the issues in their case. Mediation gives the parties more control over the outcome of the case and results in agreements more likely to satisfy both parties.

Marilla J Ronald Attorney At Law San Jose California Family Law Attorney I am available to act as a mediator in your case. I know that each couple's situation is different, and I am sensitive to the needs of each party. As a mediator, I will do my best to help you and your spouse come to an agreement that works for both of you and for your children.