Practice Areas


Divorce/Legal Separation/Annulment

No one goes into a marriage or domestic partnership thinking about divorce or legal separation. Unfortunately, nearly half of all couples will get divorced in the United States, and those in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties are no exception. There often comes a point in a relationship when enough is enough, and it is time […]

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Divorce, Legal Separation, & Annulment

Child Custody & Visitation

As a parent, you are one of the most critical parts of your child’s life. Child custody and visitation are often the most difficult and emotionally charged aspects of family law. J.E.A. Family Law understands this dynamic and will help you work through this trying time. We always have the best interests of the child […]

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Child Custody & Visitation

Child Support

Children need support from both parents to give them the best chance possible in life. While visitation and interacting with your child is certainly important, financial assistance is often necessary as well. When parents have decided to divorce or to end a romantic relationship, one parent may have more time with the child as part […]

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Child Support

Spousal Support

Spousal support (also referred to as “alimony”), is used in several ways—from permanent financial assistances to a temporary solution while a spouse gets back on his or her feet. The Court can order spousal support, or the parties can agree to it as part of a divorce settlement. Unlike the process for determining child support, […]

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Spousal Support

Simple & Complex Property Division

Most divorce cases will address property division. California is a community property state. That means that property and debts that you acquired during your marriage will be part of the marital property, but that is not always the case. You should not assume that everything is community property, without talking with an experienced attorney. J.E.A. […]

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Simple & Complex Property Division

Divorce Planning & Preparation

You may not realize just how much planning and preparation is needed in the divorce process. Some people make the mistake of assuming that they can just file immediately and give it little thought. The reality is that divorce will affect you and your family for the rest of your life, so you need to […]

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Divorce Planning & Preparation

Parentage Actions

Parentage cases are also known as “paternity cases.” They occur when a child is born to an unmarried couple and a parent desires to establish the child’s parental relationships. However, they often go much further than merely establishing legal rights to a child. They also address issues such as child support, custody, and parenting time […]

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Parentage Actions

Same Sex Family Law

Although same-sex partners have come a long way in terms of legal rights and responsibilities with regard to families, they still face some unique issues under the law. J.E.A. Family Law can help same-sex couples recognize and address these issues before they become a problem. Of course, same-sex couples also have many of the same […]

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Same Sex Family Law

Military Divorce

Many people do not realize that those who divorce while in the military have a few additional complications to the divorce process. While the majority of the procedure and operation is the same, you should be aware of a few differences that may affect you. For example, you may have trouble determining where to file […]

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Military Divorce