Divorce

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San Mateo Divorce Lawyers

Dissolution of Marriage ◊ Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships

When your marriage falls apart, you can often feel like you are facing the world alone. You deserve an attorney who understands the emotional challenges that come with divorce, one who will be there to provide strong advocacy, as well as emotional support, as you work through the process.

At the Law Offices of Michael Marquez, in Burlingame, California, our attorneys work closely with men and women throughout San Mateo County and the surrounding communities in northern California who are divorcing. We understand the highly personal nature of divorce and are committed to providing responsive representation customized to meet your specific needs. We promptly return all phone calls and e-mails, and act as your advocate in all hearings or proceedings. We will be at your side throughout the process. Our lead attorney, Michael Marquez, has years of family law experience, and is a member of the Family Law Section of both the San Mateo and California State Bar Associations.

Responsive, Personalized Family Law Counsel

Contact our office or call us at 650-343-2611 for a free initial consultation.

Paying Attention to Your Needs During Divorce

We represent individuals at all stages of the dissolution of a marriage or a domestic partnership, from the decision to file through negotiated settlements, mediation, trial and post-judgment requests for modification or enforcement of existing court orders. We handle all matters arising out of divorce or dissolution, including

  • Child custody and visitation. We will help you establish and put in place custody and visitation arrangements that are in the best interests of your children.
  • Child support. We will review all proposed child support orders for compliance with California guidelines. If you are working and your ex-spouse is not, we can help you obtain a "2050 order" either requiring them to seek employment or imputing income at a reasonable level.
  • Spousal support. We will work with you to determine whether alimony is warranted and, if so, how much should be paid and for how long.
  • Property settlements. We will help you equitably divide debts and assets under California's community property laws.

Our lawyers will also help you negotiate the terms of a legal separation and put a separation agreement in place. When helping you through a divorce or dissolution, we will always provide you with a realistic assessment of what may happen, as well as your likelihood of success. We will never paint a rosy picture for you, just telling you what you want to hear. We believe in honestly communicating possible benefits and consequences of your actions.

Contact Our Office

At the Law Offices of Michael Marquez, your problems are our problems. To set up a free initial consultation, contact us by e-mail or call us at 650-343-2611. We speak French and Spanish translation services are available. We accept all major credit cards as payment for our legal services.