Lisa M. Dugoni A.P.C.
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Established Divorce Law Firm Advocates for the Rights of Clients in the Bay Area

Helping clients with a range of personal and economic issues

The decisions made during a divorce case can have a profound effect on your life for decades to come, so your choice of attorney is vital to protecting your future. At the Law Offices of Lisa M. Dugoni, APC, we understand how complex these matters can be and are dedicated to providing our clients with comprehensive representation and personalized attention during divorce. The skilled family law attorneys at our firm have more than 30 years of combined experience practicing law in California, and we understand how to represent clients in contested, uncontested and high-asset divorce cases.

Guiding you through the California divorce process

California is a no-fault divorce state, which means a judge does not hold either party accountable for the end of the marriage. After we help you file the initial paperwork, we take you through the rest of the steps, including:

  • Division of assets -- California is a community property state, meaning all assets are divided between the spouses after a divorce. Our firm makes sure you get to keep the property and assets to which you are entitled, including any separate property purchased outside the marriage.
  • Spousal support -- The court looks at the financial circumstances between you and your spouse and decides on an effective spousal support plan during a divorce. Our office helps with the establishment, enforcement and modification of any alimony plan you are given.
  • Child support -- Similar to spousal support, the court has a hand in establishing a proper child support amount after a divorce. Our firm helps to make sure the amount is fair in the best interest of the child.
  • Child custody -- Your child deserves to be raised in a happy and healthy environment, and our firm works in the best interests of your child to establish an effective custody agreement.

Handling a range of divorce issues

Every divorce case we handle is unique, but our attorneys have the knowledge to take on your case no matter the circumstances. At the Law Offices of Lisa M. Dugoni, APC, we represent clients dealing with the following types of divorce cases:

  • Contested divorce -- A contested divorce occurs when you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement on the issues pertaining to your case, including child support, spousal support, and child custody arrangements. This usually leads to both parties going to court, where we defend your rights in front of a judge.
  • Uncontested divorce -- An uncontested divorce is the most common type of divorce for couples. This occurs when both spouses agree on the details of their divorce and the situation can be resolved much more amicably than in a contested case.
  • High-asset divorce -- Whenever your case includes multiple properties, investments, businesses and other expensive assets, it is considered a high-asset divorce. Ms. Dugoni has a background in business law, which helps our firm handle high-asset issues effectively.
  • Annulments -- An annulment works to erase any record that your marriage ever took place. This can be beneficial for some clients looking to avoid a drawn-out legal process, but an annulment is only available in limited circumstances. Our firm looks at the details of your case, including the length of the marriage, to determineif an annulment is possible for you and your spouse.

Get the divorce representation you need today

To talk to a committed divorce firm serving San Jose, San Mateo and all of the Bay Area, call the Law Offices of Lisa M. Dugoni, APC at 650-356-1180 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today.

 

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