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

Why choose mediation in a high-asset California divorce?

Mediation, like arbitration, has long been part of standard litigation proceedings of business law. However, mediation can also play an important role during family law proceedings, including divorce, as a means of keeping things private, affordable and civil. Mediation is a low-conflict alternative to traditional, litigated divorce that involves working together to set terms for […]

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How are assets divided during divorce in California?

Property division during divorce in California is conducted according to community property rules. California is a community property state which means that properly is owned 50-50 by a couple and will be divided 50-50 if they divorce. It can be helpful for divorcing couples to understand what this looks like during a divorce. Community property […]

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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

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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 […]

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

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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.

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