San Jose Divorce Lawyer
Santa Clara County Divorce Attorney
When you are considering filing for divorce, legal separation or dissolving a domestic partnership, you need the assistance of a lawyer who is knowledgeable, who is accessible and who will work to protect the best interests of you and your family.
I am Marilla J. Ronald, a San Jose divorce lawyer and family law specialist,* certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. I have been helping Silicon Valley families with legal issues for more than 20 years. I am knowledgeable about the issues that confront a person who is contemplating a divorce or is in the process of dissolving a marriage.
Comprehensive Divorce Services
From my San Jose law office, I handle all aspects of marriage and domestic partnership dissolution, including:
- Divorce for heterosexual and same-sex couples
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Spousal support (alimony)
- Modification of orders after the divorce is final
The Importance of Property Settlement Agreements
In addition to custody and care of children, divorcing couples frequently argue over the division of assets and debts. I will explain to you the manner in which marital assets and debts are divided upon divorce. The division of marital property includes the valuation and distribution of community property assets, the characterization of property as community or separate, and determining whether one party is entitled to reimbursement for separate property contributions toward community property and debts. I will advise you as to your rights pertaining to these issues.
Some of my divorcing clients signed prenuptial agreements, and now that the marriage is ending, they have concerns. Some parties want to ensure that the agreement gets enforced. Others seek to challenge the contract on various grounds. I am very experienced in handling all aspects of prenuptial agreements and will work to ensure that your rights are protected, whether you are seeking to enforce or challenge the contract.
Sunnyvale Attorney Providing Divorce Mediation Services
A large part of my practice now includes the provision of mediation services to clients in Silicon Valley. I am a qualified California family law mediator and would be happy to discuss this as a potential resolution in your case. Mediation offers many benefits, usually including lower cost and less emotional stress. Visit my mediation page to learn more.
Contact a Sunnyvale Divorce Attorney
When you are involved in a divorce or family law dispute, you need a caring, compassionate and experienced attorney who will focus on your best interests. Call 408-243-4100 or email the Law Office of Marilla J. Ronald in San Jose to arrange a confidential consultation.
*Marilla J. Ronald is certified as a family law specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.