Frequently Asked Questions

Family law is complicated even without the relationships involved. The following questions are intended to help provide you with answers to general questions. They are, by no means, comprehensive to every case or individual, so I encourage you to contact my office so my staff or I can educate you about the issues relevant to your family law matter.

FAQs About Mediation

The mediator is a neutral party whose function is to help negotiations by identifying issues, exploring potential solutions and advising the parties of all matters that should be addressed in a final divorce agreement. The result is an expedited, less expensive divorce where parties can part ways under friendly terms.

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FAQs About Litigation

What is it? Divorce or dissolution?

In California, dissolution (rather than divorce) is the technical term for ending a marriage. Dissolution is any formal, legal ending of a marriage other than by annulment.

Whether you call it divorce or dissolution, the process can be traumatic, especially if you do not know how to start. For the best results with the least amount of trauma and disruption, you should work with an experienced law firm that concentrates in dissolutions and the complicated issues that accompany them.

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Marlo says...
“One of my goals is to keep you informed. The last thing you need to worry about is the process of your case. When dealing with the legal system, knowledge is power. My staff and I understand you have many questions about legal proceedings and the law. Please read the list of frequently asked questions below to find answers. If you have a question that is not listed here, please contact us to arrange a consultation.”