California Family Law
Dedicated family law attorney serving San Francisco
Whether you are experiencing the frustrations of marital or partner conflict, considering a prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement, or facing a different family law issue, Katherine Shlaudeman Law and Mediation Practice can help. Katherine has helped families in the San Francisco area for over fifteen years and provides legal services in the following areas of family law:
- Alimony and spousal support
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Child support modification and enforcement
- Collaborative Practice
- Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
Divorce should not lead to a financial crisis. Katherine can help you establish an equitable amount of alimony, known in California as spousal support.
Child custody and visitation
For most parents, child custody is the most difficult part of a separation or divorce. Katherine protects your parental rights so that you can raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.
Parents share the responsibility of raising and supporting a child. Katherine helps ensure that your child receives a fair amount of financial support so that he or she can grow up in a healthy, happy environment.
Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless they are modified by a court order or agreement of the parents. If the financial circumstances of one parent change significantly, Katherine can guide you through the process of modifying child support payments.
Throughout your divorce, Katherine stands by you, whether you are in mediation, litigation, or Collaborative Law/Practice. Katherine can help you obtain a fair distribution of assets, make decisions about the marital or family home, establish child support payments, and protect child custody rights.
Divorce mediation gives you the power to make the decisions, rather than a judge. The results are often more cost-effective and predictable than those of a trial. Mediation of other disputes and of prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements provides couples with a non-adversarial and productive way of reaching agreements. As a mediator, Katherine can help you obtain cost-effective results.
Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
When you decide to get married, you may not be able to foresee the consequences of a divorce. Katherine expects the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect your interests and may reduce the stress of a breakup should you ever divorce. If you are considering a post-nuptial agreement, Katherine can guide you through the process and help ensure that the final agreement is valid and enforceable.