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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Family Law Blog

Factors That May Affect Spousal Support

Whether you are requesting spousal support or are being asked to be the payor, this issue will have a significant effect on both parties in a divorce. As you look toward the future, a contested divorce lawyer in Alameda County, CA, can help you to understand the details of how spousal support may be decided […]

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Alameda County Divorce Cost

Divorce, a significant life event, can be emotionally and financially taxing. For residents in Alameda County, understanding the costs associated with getting a divorce is crucial for effective planning and decision-making. At Attorney Bernie’s law firm, we aim to provide comprehensive insights into these expenses, helping you navigate this challenging journey with clarity and confidence. […]

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Child Custody Agreements 101

Navigating the intricacies of child custody agreements can be one of the most challenging aspects of a divorce or separation. These agreements play a crucial role in determining how parents will share time and responsibilities regarding their children. Understanding the basics of child custody agreements is essential, especially if you are navigating this process in […]

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High-Asset Divorce Strategies

Navigating a divorce is inherently challenging, but the complexities multiply when significant assets are involved. High-asset divorces in Alameda County, CA, require a strategic approach to ensure a fair and equitable division of assets, while also protecting your financial future. In this blog, we’ll explore essential strategies that can be pivotal in high-asset divorce cases. […]

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Navigating Alameda Child Support

When parents separate or divorce, determining child support is a critical aspect of ensuring the wellbeing of the children involved. In Alameda County, as in the rest of California, child support matters are taken seriously, and there are specific guidelines and procedures in place to ensure a fair and just determination. This blog aims to […]

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Alameda Divorce Proceedings Explained

Understanding the divorce proceedings in Alameda County can help alleviate the stress and uncertainty that often accompanies the end of a marriage. This guide provides a comprehensive overview of what you can expect during a divorce in this California county, ensuring that you are well-prepared for the journey ahead. Filing For Divorce In Alameda County […]

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Alameda Spousal Support Insights

Navigating the complexities of spousal support can be a challenging aspect of divorce proceedings. In Alameda County, as in the rest of California, the courts take various factors into consideration when determining spousal support, commonly referred to as alimony. This blog aims to provide insights into how spousal support is handled in Alameda County and […]

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Understanding The Differences Of Divorce & Separation

Deciding to end a marriage is a significant and often challenging decision that couples face. In California, individuals have the option to pursue either a divorce or a legal separation, each with its unique implications and processes. This blog aims to shed light on the key differences between divorce and separation in California, helping you […]

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The Brain: What We Know, and What We Don’t

Listen Now! Sit down with Attorney Bernie Kempen and guests Matthew Kaser & Gary Howard, for this episode in his series “Flying Solo with Attorney Bernie” to discuss the topic of The Brain: what we know, and what we don’t!

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Reasons To Seek Sole Custody Of A Child

Divorces are difficult and challenging for partners, but they can even be more challenging for children. Depending on the age, a child may not understand the idea of a divorce or, if they’re older, they may respond in anger or bottle up their feelings.  While divorce generally isn’t the most ideal situation for a child, […]

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