Divorce Lawyer San Jose

Experienced Attorneys for the Entire Bay Area

Because we are such experienced San Jose divorce lawyers, we have solutions to even the most challenging divorce, child custody, spousal support and other family law scenarios. You have problems, we have solutions. This is a fact. When you call our San Jose divorce lawyers for a free consultation, be prepared to discuss your job, your issues with your soon-to-be-ex, and your concerns about your children. After we have collected preliminary details, we will get back to you within a week with a candid evaluation and practical suggestions for how to proceed. If your emotional and financial futures are involved, we know that you have legal questions. We have answers.

Call us at 408-279-1118 for our San Jose office or 408-708-9979 for our Santa Rosa office. We are prepared to assist you wherever you are in the Bay Area, Silicon Valley or anywhere in Northern California.

Our San Jose divorce lawyers are highly-regarded throughout the Northern California legal community because we are tough litigators who also offer practical legal advice. Judges, other attorneys, and our former clients all know that for the most complex divorces, Diran & Grey is the law firm to contact.

  • One-size-fits-all is not the right approach to your divorce. Our San Jose divorce lawyers will listen to your concerns and make recommendations based upon your individual situation.
  • San Jose Divorce Lawyer Susan Grey has been an attorney for nearly three decades and is a former psychiatric nurse. She knows how to handle high-pressure and emotionally charged marriage dissolutions. She is also a former insurance company attorney who conducted hundreds of intricate investigations into allegations of insurance fraud. This experience gives her rare insight into complex financial disputes, asset divisions and property valuation conflicts.
  • Attorney Adam Diran is a mediator and family law attorney specializing in keeping cases low conflict and inexpensive. His 15 years of experience as an attorney will be a great advantage to you and his training as an MBA and former stockbroker are assets in navigating the most complicated financial issues.

Divorce Process Options

There is no ready-made formula for all divorce settlements in California. We will not put you on a track that simply pushes you through the system. Instead, our San Jose divorce lawyers will listen to your circumstances and prepare a legal strategy that is customized to your individual situation. Some of your options include: Pro-Per, Mediation, Collaborative Divorce and, of course, Divorce Litigation. Though you are not legally required to obtain an attorney to dissolve your marriage, you should at least consult with us as soon as possible so that you will know what to expect in each of the following.

Pro-Per: Representing yourself in a California Divorce

You appear before the judge with no lawyers present. This is the least expensive option and is generally chosen by people with limited assets, when child custody is not an issue and conflict is limited. There are many paralegal services that can assist with filing pro-per. This can be a low-cost option if both partners agree on a settlement and can navigate the court requirements. However, we have gotten many cases in which people tried this process, paid court fees and went through enormous time and effort only to find that they made mistakes on paperwork or really had more to resolve than anticipated. Our lawyers offer the cost-efficient option of limited scope representation if you prefer to represent yourself in a pro-per divorce. Limited scope representation may help you avoid some of the pitfalls of pro-per divorce.

Mediation: Divorce through Negotiations Facilitated by an Attorney

Mediation is appropriate when a divorce is amicable and the Parties agree to negotiate without Court intervention. One of our experienced attorneys meets with both Parties to fairly negotiate child custody, support, and property division. In so doing, the Parties, and not the Court, determine the outcome. It is a cost effective means to resolve and settle any case. This is generally more expensive than pro-per divorce but has many similarities: minimal conflict and, if the couple is able to prepare legal docs, they can be in control of costs and have face-to-face negotiation with each other.

Collaborative Divorce: Two Specialized Attorneys Negotiate the Marriage Dissolution

With collaborative law, each Party retains separate counsel who meet and cooperate in negotiating an outcome much as with mediation. Collaborative law is distinguished by the potential addition of necessary experts such as psychologists and CPA’s to analyze the issues presented.

Litigation: For Contested Divorces, Courtroom Trials may be the Only Option

Here, the Parties are distrustful and otherwise unable to communicate or co-operate. The case is fought in Court before a judge. Each Party hires separate attorneys to argue the client’s position and achieve the client's goal.

Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys are aggressive fighters who make the difference in courtroom hearings and trials.

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San Jose Family Law Attorneys | 551 Stockton Avenue | San Jose, CA 95126