Sebastopol, California Divorce Lawyers
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Empire College School of Law
Ms. Keenan-Rivero joined the law firm of Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz in July 2002, and was announced partner in November of 2011.
Ms. Keenan-Rivero attended the University of California, Berkeley as an undergraduate obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in 1994. She subsequently attended...
Mr. Moskowitz has taught community property and family law at the Empire College School of Law. He has also taught a family law tax course at the Golden Gate University School of Tax.
Mr. Moskowitz has been a lecturer in various programs produced by California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), the California...
Ms. Craig joined Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP in January, 2006. She was admitted to the California Bar on June 2, 2006. Ms. Craig practices exclusively in the area of family law. Her practice includes both litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and collaborative law. She has served as a Settlement Conference Panelist in family law matters in the Sonoma County Superior Court since June 2009.
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Erin Farley brings over 19 years of legal experience to the firm. She is well-respected in the community for her work and was voted in 2013 and 2015 as the Best Attorney in Petaluma by the Argus-Courier's People's Choice Awards.
Ms. Farley's work focuses on dissolutions, child support, child custody, spousal support, post-judgment support, comprehensive property division, and prenuptial agreements. Ms. Farley brings experience, insight, and compassion to what is likely the most emotionally difficult of court proceedings.
Sebastopol Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Sonoma County Family Law Facilitator
Santa Rosa, CA
If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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