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Your first and foremost goal in the divorce is to get through it in a time efficient and cost effective manner while keeping your property, your money, and your relationship with your children. Family law matters are challenging because everything you care about and worked for is at stake. At the same time, overcoming these challenges is the first step towards a new beginning. Because of the importance of the changes you are considering for yourself and for your financial future, an experienced San Jose divorce lawyer who understands your goals and your needs can get you to a place of greater personal and financial stability.
Divorce impacts your financial future. To preserve your financial health, you must understand California community property and support laws. If you are paying spousal support, this is perhaps the biggest financial obligation you will incur, so it is essential for you to ensure that support is paid at the appropriate level and for the appropriate duration. Yours may be a matter when a spousal support buy-out is appropriate, which saves you money in the long run.
Property division matters may seem straight forward, yet, they rarely are. When you are dividing property such as bank accounts, retirement plans, businesses, stock options, and real estate, you must understand the difference between separate property and community property to ensure that your interests are protected. Understanding the difference between separate property and community property can mean keeping your money versus financial ruin.
You come out ahead when you partner with a San Jose divorce lawyer who helps you understand all angles of property division in California, what is the right amount and duration of spousal support, what is the right amount of child support, and how a California court determines child custody. When you understand these issues, you are in a position to make well-informed decisions, which, in turn, helps you go through divorce in quickly and with minimal expenditures.
My name is Ekaterina Berman. I help individuals and families with divorce, family law, spousal support, child support, custody and visitation, property division, and domestic violence restraining orders. I also help with family immigration only. My objective is to partner with you to help you ensure that the outcome of your matter is fair and appropriate, which means community and separate property interests are taken into account, support is set at the right level, and your relationship with your children is preserved. What sets me apart is that I am the one responsible for your case from start to finish. When we work together, we work as partners whose common goal is to put you in the best financial position to move on with your life.
My practice is based on two values: excellence and efficiency in representation. My commitment to excellence includes providing quality legal and personal support to my clients. My commitment to efficiency includes moving the case forward to completion right from the start as well as addressing contested issues in divorce through alternate dispute resolution early on. Yet, I am not afraid to go to court if negotiation of a fair solution is not possible.
I make the following commitment to my clients:
To schedule a meeting, call (408) 483-3012 or email me through the online contact form.
Law Office of Ekaterina Berman
Representing Clients in San Jose, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Oakland, Sunnyvale, Morgan Hill, Sacramento, Campbell, Vacaville, Salinas, Cupertino, Fremont, Watsonville, Oakland, Daly City, Mipitas, Gilroy, Mountain View and South San Francisco