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Family Law

Family law matters are so personal to each individual, yet they require the same keen attention as business law matters. Complex and emotional real life issues related to how your children are going to grow up and how your financial life is going to change can become all-consuming.  Such circumstances require a different set of counseling that includes being a compassionate person, a good listener, and the ability to align with the distinct heartbeat of each persons case so that they can move forward with their lives.  That is the part of this practice field that our firm will address: the ability to counsel and guide people through what will be one of their most challenging times in life, and do so discretely and compassionately, yet with laser focus and efficiency.

Whether you’re an individual or a couple, the family law department at SBEMP will assist in all legal aspects of marriage, including negotiating and drafting prenuptial, postnuptial and separation agreements, negotiating and, if need be, litigating the issues of spousal and child support, equitable distribution, custody access agreements and divorce proceedings. On a case by case basis, the goal is to achieve the best, most expeditious result for you through negotiations and, when necessary, in court. We’re equally able to guide you through the mediation process.

Practice Field Areas

  • Prenuptial, postnuptial, and separation agreements
  • Divorce proceedings, including high-net-worth, high-profile/celebrity and high-conflict matters
  • Child support and spousal maintenance
  • Custody and access rights
  • Valuation and distribution of property
  • Marvin actions
  • Domestic partnerships
  • Domestic violence and restraining orders
  • Mediation
  • Enforcement proceedings
  • Mediation and collaborative divorce
  • All aspects of Paternity matters
  • Adoptions
  • Post Judgment enforcement issues

Our years of experience have allowed us to work regularly with top notch forensic psychologists on high conflict custody and visitation issues,  business appraisers, and forensic accountants on complex valuation issues and establishing income available for support to ensure you receive proper distribution of property through the dissolution process.  You’ll also benefit from access to our firm colleagues in corporate, real estate, trusts and estates, and other fiduciary areas to help evaluate and advise on your financial settlement.

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1800 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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74785 Hwy 111, Ste. 105
Indian Wells, CA 92210
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650 Town Center Drive, Ste. 1400
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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121 Broadway, Suite 553
San Diego, California 92101
103 Carnegie Center Blvd., Ste. 101
Princeton, NJ 08540
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New York, New York