MAIN PRACTICE AREAS
Dissolution of Marriage and Paternity Actions to Establish Parental Rights
At Royston Family Law, it is our job to take care of all of the legal details so that you can take care of yourself and your family through your difficult time. Part of working effectively through a divorce or family law case involves providing expertise about the cost benefit anaylsis of making various choices and decisions in your case. We focus on producing the results you are looking for.
We have in mind our clients’ lives after the divorce and after the case is finalized. We work with you throughout the process to make sound, strategic decisions that will lay the groundwork for healthy co-parenting in the future.
Child Custody and Visitation
An experienced child custody attorney sits down with his or her client and evaluates the case objectively and with a focus on facts. Facts include a history of each parent’s relationship with the children up to the present date, evidence of child abuse, sexual abuse or neglect, a detailed understanding of any significant issues related to the children’s health, safety, education and general welfare, an evaluation of the current status quo custody arrangement and a breakdown of what the future should hold based on the children’s best interest.
Complex Property Division & High Asset Estates
In many cases, the most difficult issues to resolve center around jointly-owned property and separate property owned by one of the parties. We work in resolving complex property division issues, including business valuation, real-estate, retirement accounts, and investment portfolios. Working with a team of financial experts, we determine the value of your assets for the purposes of a divorce property division.
Royston Family Law has significant experience litigating domestic violence matters, restraining orders, and protective orders for men and women in marriages, dating relationships and abusive situations involving roommates or other family members. We will respond immediately when an order is required to protect a client and their loved ones.
Child and Spousal Support
Long term marriages of 10 years or more or short ones, middle class income or the most wealthy, divorce support laws affect each spouse’s decisions on how they will handle their case, its length and complexity, settlements and, in contested cases, can become one of the most complex aspects of a California divorce trial.
A postnuptial agreement is a written contract executed after a couple gets married to settle the couple’s affairs and assets in the event of a divorce. If specific fiscal concerns are the source of tension in your marriage a post-nuptial agreement may be a solution. A postnuptial agreement might be used to determine who owns assets, set a budget for household expenses, or remove a business from the table in the event of a divorce. A post-nuptial agreement can help relieve the pressure experienced by a couple during marriage regarding their finances or financial estate.