Going through a contentious divorce can raise a host of issues from the purely financial to the sentimentalist of trinkets to the biological command to protect your children. Having a strong advocate by your side can be vital at these times to protect your rights. The Law Office of Patrick D. O’Neil can provide assistance. Together, we will defend your interests.

What are some family law issues that an attorney can address?
Almost all issues that can arise in the context of a contested divorce fit into the following categories below:

  • Child custody and visitation: obtaining a child custody order, modifying an existing order or enforcing the terms of an order when a parent is in violation.
  • Property division: organizing and dividing assets and debts to ensure that a divorce is complete and fair.
  • Child and spousal support: determining the appropriate amount to be paid, modifying existing support orders, and enforcing orders when a party fails to comply.
  • Domestic violence: restraining orders and other stay-away or no-contact orders to protect yourself and children.
  • Sanctions: contempt of court, attorney fees and other sanctions when a party disobeys a court order.
  • Mediation

Why should you have an attorney?
Contested court cases are subject to specific laws, procedures and deadlines. An attorney will help you understand the various rules of the courtroom and how they apply to your case, creating a legal argument to support the relief you are asking a court to grant you. An experienced attorney will effectively convey your argument in a strong and concise manner when speaking before a judge.

The Law Office can help you obtain court orders and seek enforcement of prior orders when circumstances require. Working with an attorney from the Law Office will allow you to make informed decisions about how to proceed.

Contact the Law Office of Patrick D. O’Neil if you have family law questions and need legal representation. We strive to help our clients find solutions to their issues in an efficient and comprehensive way.

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Patrick D. O'Neil, Esq. P.C.

P.O. Box 18698
San Jose CA 95158

Phone: 408-477-6341
Email: patrick@pdolawoffice.com