When It’s Over,
It’s Time To Move On

Take the first step toward your new life.

When It’s Over,
It’s Time To Move On

Take the first step toward your new life.

Divorce FAQs

Starting over isn’t easy, but when the alternative is staying in an abusive or unworkable situation, it’s time to face facts and take action. Got questions about how? We can answer them.Read More

Mediation

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method that can help both parties achieve a more satisfying outcome to family law matters.Read More

Divorce With Unique Assets

When your assets include things like restricted stock units, extensive real estate or even a small business, you need an attorney with the experience necessary to ensure they’re divided fairly and correctly.Read More

Resources

We provide links to resources that can guide and support you.Read More
Supporting individuals through tough family situations

Supporting Individuals Through Tough Family Situations

At Kempen&Company, we help people find relief from the stress of family law matters, through effective and caring legal representation. Whether you are facing a divorce or child custody case, need help with child support, or need to establish legal paternity for your child, contact our family law attorneys. We’re here to take the stress off your shoulders and guide you to a successful resolution.

Supporting the Bay Area and surrounding.

A Full Range Of Family Law Services

With offices in multiple cities in northern California, we represent family law clients in communities throughout San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara and Riverside Counties.

We provide the entire range of family law services, including:

  • Divorce, annulment, legal separation, and property division
  • Spousal support (“alimony”)
  • Parenting time (“child custody and support”)
  • Establishing legal paternity
  • Modification of court orders for support, custody, or visitation
  • Step-parent adoption
  • Guardianships
  • Domestic violence and protection orders
  • QDROs (“Qualified Domestic Relations Order”)
  • MPDOs (“Military Pension Division Order”)
  • Same Sex Dissolution

Board-Certified Guidance

Our firm is led by Bernie Kempen, a family law specialist certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. We also maintain a team of legal and professionals ready to take prompt action on your case. We respond to all inquiries within 24 hours and are also capable of quick response in cases of emergency, such as situations involving domestic violence.

Avvo Rating 10.0 Bernie Kempen Top Attorney
Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2019
Rated 4.5 stars out of 20 reviews on Avvo
Avvo Top Contributor Award 2015

Testimonials

Grateful mother

Bernie and his staff are A+! They always answered any questions I had, if not that day then that week. I was so thankful when Bernie sat next to me at the mediation and helped me to reveal other important info that I was not thinking of at the time because I was so nerves from the situation. Bernie was also alert when we were In front of the judge and pointed out things I didn’t even think of. His staff was very patient with me as well, even when I wanted them to change things they already worked on. I have gotten the outcome I was looking for with Bernie that I haven’t been on my own. I wish that I could always have Bernie by my side to help with my son’s situation, because he makes a big difference. I am truly thankful for him and his staff. From a mother that needed help when she doesn’t have any but from Bernie.

– Tara

Honest & ethical attorney

I worked in the legal field for over 10 years and it is rare to find such an honest and ethical attorney like Bernie Kempen. He did an outstanding job for me regarding custody and support.

– Anonymous

Bernie J. Kempen

Talk To Us

We look forward to providing you with thorough, tenacious, and skilled legal representation for any California family law matter. Contact Kempen&Company today at 1-888-ITS-OVER or via email to schedule a consultation on your case.
We are available 24 hours a day for crisis situations or domestic violence.