•Child Custody and Visitation
The involvement of children in any family law matter instantly raises the emotional impact on all involved. We represent parents in child custody matters related to divorce, modification and enforcement of existing court orders, and paternity. We strive to protect the best interests and welfare of the minor child and advocate for your parental rights. It is important to gain a full understanding of your parental rights before, during, and after your divorce. Our attorneys are highly trained in the area of child custody and will remain by your side every step of the way.
•Child and Spousal Support
Determining child support or spousal support can be a complex calculation. For parents going through a divorce or paternity matter, the security and welfare of their family is usually the primary concern. We can help determine support in a divorce or paternity matter. Our attorneys have vast experience in the areas of spousal support and child support and will do all they can to reach a fair and equitable resolution. We can also assist you in taking action to modify support payments when they are too much or not enough.
While dividing property can seem straightforward, it can be a complicated process. If you are an individual with significant personal and business assets, protecting your financial interests in a divorce will be an important issue. Our attorneys can guide you through it – no matter how simple or complex the assets involved. We have the experience and professional resources to ensure your rights are safeguarded.
•Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
We work with couples that wish to establish the terms of a settlement agreement either before or after they are married – in the event that they later decide to divorce or legally separate. While these agreements often have a negative connotation, they can be very practical. Working out the terms of a potential settlement in advance – especially if your joint and separate assets are complex – allows you and your spouse to decide for yourselves how you wish your assets and debts to be divided. In the event you have signed an agreement that you now wish to challenge, our attorneys will help you to dispute the terms of a defective prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. We also represent clients who wish to enforce the terms of their prenuptial or postnuptial agreements that a soon-to-be ex-spouse may now wish to contest.
•Guardianships and Conservatorships
There are several different factors that can influence a court to appoint a guardian or conservator. A guardianship may be granted if there is evidence of verbal, physical, or emotional abuse by one or both parents, or if the parents are physically or financially unable to care for the child. A limited or full conservatorship is appropriate where an adult is unable to make sound medical, financial, or social decisions.
"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." ~ Maya Angelou
Jarrette & Walmsley, LLP practices exclusively in the areas of family law. We understand the process of going through a family law matter is complex and often difficult. We are devoted to making sure our clients are well informed about the court process and the law. Our attorneys use in-depth experience, knowledge, and a commitment to integrity to achieve the best possible results for our clients.
Attorney and Partner, Marlea F. Jarrette, offers help and guidance in a wide range of issues that affect families, including:
• Divorce and Legal Separation
Divorce is often hard and unexpected. If you are considering a divorce or legal separation or have been served with a petition, you can turn to us for answers to your questions. It is usually in everyone's best interest to reach an amicable and favorable dissolution agreement, however, we are always more than prepared to litigate your matter in court and represent your best interests.
For more information or to schedule a consultation:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 552, Los Olivos, CA 93441 | Telephone: (805) 697-7390 | Facsimile: (805) 697-7410