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Family Law

Many family law matters can be filled with emotion, which is why we're here to help. With offices in Santa Rosa, Napa, and Ukiah, we conveniently provide services in divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, and even self-representation services.

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Bankruptcy

Our goal is to listen to your situation, ask questions, and really help you decide the best next steps. We understand the best path for you is going to be dependent on your situation. Contact us today to see how we can help.

Our values drive us every day.

When you engage us, you don’t just get a family law attorney or a bankruptcy attorney, you have someone on your side. Here’s what you can expect from our team:

  • WE LISTEN. We want you to feel heard, and what you say is important.
  • WE RESPOND. When you contact us, we get back to you on a timely basis, usually within 1 business day.
  • WE ADVISE YOU. We tell our clients what to expect and provide our best advice on how to prepare.
  • WE FOLLOW THROUGH. We do what we say we will do.

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Wine Country Family Law & Bankruptcy Office, P.C. Client

Sensitive and Caring at a Stressful Time

“The way Lindsay helped me handle my child support issues, divorce, bankruptcy and foreclosure couldn’t have been any better. She is not only professional and fully knowledgeable but she is genuinely sensitive and caring which is also so important at such a stressful time in life. I have referred many people to Lindsay and will continue to do so. I was so lucky to find her!”

No matter what we practice, we care about you from the start.

We can help protect you and your family’s interests from the first moment you hire us. We have vast experience with family law and bankruptcy cases involving complex assets and business issues.

What Makes Wine Country Family Law & Bankruptcy Office, P.C. Unique

With so many options to explore as you choose a family law or bankruptcy attorney, why choose Wine Country Family Law & Bankruptcy Office? Our team has been built with real people in mind. We looked at what struggles clients face as they go through divorce or bankruptcy, and we asked ourselves what those people need more than anything. This may be one of the most difficult times in your life, and we genuinely want to minimize your stress as much as possible.

That’s why we have a firm commitment to client service. We are here to listen. We are here to be supportive. We are here to keep you informed by responding quickly to inquiries and concerns. When you choose us, you can rest easy knowing that everything we do is in your best interest. We never yield simply to avoid a long legal battle if you haven’t yet gotten what you want. Our goal is to walk away from every case knowing that we secured the best possible outcome for our client, whether that means handling a case in court or settling it outside of court through alternative dispute resolution methods.

When you choose Wine Country Family Law & Bankruptcy Office, you’ll feel like a partner in your case, giving input, getting regular updates, and being as involved as you choose to be.

Family Law

Many family law matters can be filled with emotion, which is why we’re here to help. With offices in Santa Rosa, Napa, and Ukiah, we conveniently provide services in divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, and even self-representation services. 

Bankruptcy

Our goal is to listen to your situation, ask questions, and really help you decide the best next steps. We understand the best path for you is going to be dependent on your situation. Contact us today to see how we can help.

  • Chapter 7: If the amount of debt you have is simply insurmountable, chapter 7 bankruptcy may be the best option for you. This type of bankruptcy wipes out debts, but in exchange, you may have to give up some property that exceeds set limits. However, note that many people do not have enough property to exceed these limits, so you may not have to lose anything. Please click here for further information about protecting assets in bankruptcy.
  • Chapter 13: Maybe you’re able to pay part of your debt, but the current payments are too much. Chapter 13 lets you pay all or part of your debt by paying a set monthly amount. After you fulfill the terms of your agreement, the remainder of your debt is wiped away. Or, maybe you have too many assets to safely file Chapter 7. Chapter 13 allows you to keep your assets.
  • Bankruptcy in Small Businesses: If you’re a small business owner, you have a serious decision to make when it comes to bankruptcy. We’re here to help. There are multiple types of bankruptcies available to small businesses, including chapters 7, 11, and 13. Depending on what you choose, you may have to completely close the business and sell off all assets or restructure your business plan to pay debts.

Common Questions That We Receive:

How is Property Divided in a California Divorce Proceeding?

California is a ‘community property’ state, which means all property in a...

California is a ‘community property’ state, which means all property in a marriage is either considered ‘community’ (belonging to the couple) or ‘separate’ (belonging only to one spouse). Community property typically includes all the property the couple acquired together during their marriage. Whereas, separate property denotes property that was separately acquired by the spouses before their marriage or after their separation. It can also refer to gifts or inheritances received during the marriage.

Unless a prenuptial agreement states otherwise, community property is divided equally in a California divorce case, and each spouse or domestic partner will retain their separate properties.

How Much Does a Divorce in Sonoma County, Napa County, or Mendocino County Cost?

The initial court filing fee is $435, although this number can vary...

The initial court filing fee is $435, although this number can vary slightly from case to case. Other expenses, such as hourly rates for attorneys and additional court fees, vary widely from case to case. The total cost will also depend on whether or not the case is contested and if the couple has to bring in additional professionals such as forensic accountants, appraisers, custody evaluators, etc., throughout the divorce proceedings.

Uncontested divorce cases can be relatively simple and inexpensive, as all the couple has to do is sort out the paperwork and work out agreements. The general rule of thumb is the longer you have to spend in court, the more money it’s going to cost you.

Am I Protected From My Creditors Once I File Bankruptcy?

An order called the “Automatic Stay” is issued as soon as your...

An order called the “Automatic Stay” is issued as soon as your bankruptcy case is filed, protecting you from most creditor actions including contacting you to attempt to collect the debt. However, there are some exceptions which we are happy to discuss during your consultation.

Request an initial consultation to see how we can help.

Don’t let concerns about your current family and/or financial situation erode your quality of life any longer. Take action now and contact Wine Country Family Law & Bankruptcy Office for your initial consultation. We’re here to help you get on the right path.

Make an appointment today to visit our Santa Rosa, Napa, or Ukiah divorce, family law, mediation, and bankruptcy office. Or, feel free to schedule your consultation by phone or video conference.

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We know how important it is that you choose the right attorney for your needs, and we truly want to earn your business. Everyone on our team is deeply committed to serving our clients. We don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to any case we accept. What serves as the ideal custody arrangement for one divorcing couple may be lopsided and unfair for the next divorcing couple.

That’s why we take the time to listen. We ask questions and listen to find out what you want from your case. We build our strategies around what you want and consider that in accordance with the bounds of the law. We will work our hardest to create the best possible outcome during negotiations or litigation with your wants and needs in mind the entire time, and consistently communicating with you to make the right call.

From start to finish, we believe that working with us will minimize your stress and help you get through a difficult time with your peace of mind intact. Yes, you’re facing challenges—but this, too, shall pass. And we’ll be with you as it does.

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