We do not require a retainer. Fortunately, when the Pandemic hit us in March 2020, we had already been a paperless office for many years with two cloud based case management systems. However, the Pandemic propelled us to make many improvements to our client service protocols, retainer requirements, direct calendaring, electronic exchanges and remote systems being some examples. This has allowed our firm to concentrate more on client service and less on wasteful antiquated management systems. If you entrust us with your family law matter, you'll be in excellent hands.

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Know When You Should Reach Out To a Family Lawyer

Know When You Should Reach Out To a Family Lawyer

Know When You Should Reach Out To a Family Lawyer

Many families go through rough periods. Spouses may fight or disagree on the best ways to raise and parent their children. Grandparents or other family members may overstep and believe that a guardian should be placed over their children if they do not think the parents are doing an adequate job. When small arguments turn into something much bigger, it is important to know that you are covered legally. If you are wondering if your situation requires the help of a family lawyer, do not hesitate to begin looking at local attorneys in your area. 

What are the situations where a family lawyer would help? 

No one wants to spend money if they do not need to. You and your other family members may also hesitate to turn an argument into a legal battle because you simply do not want to get someone else involved in your private business. However, there are certain circumstances where it helps to have lawyers, like a family law group from a law firm like The McKinney Law Group on your side. 

  • You need an estate plan. Not every family situation where you need an attorney is going to be a bad one. You and your spouse may decide it is the right time to sit down and create your estate plan and working with an attorney in your state can be the best move. They can ensure you are not leaving any assets on the table and that you are following all of your state’s laws.
  • You are making a big family decision. Whether you are going through a divorce, assigning a guardian to your child, or adopting a child, a family lawyer can help ensure you follow the law and that you are making the best decisions, especially when children are involved. Divorce can often be bitter, which is why you want to know you have a lawyer who will guide you on the steps to take regarding child custody, alimony, and child support. 
  • You are filing a Power of Attorney. This may be one of the most important documents you create. The Power of Attorney will give another person the ability to make decisions about you if you are unable to do so. 

If you have any more questions about what a family lawyer can do for you and when you may want to work with one, reach out to a local family lawyer today. 

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San Francisco, CA 94104

(415) 688-2400


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Modesto, CA 95354

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