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When It's Over,
It's time to move on

Wondering What Divorce Means For You?

Divorce Attorney Castro Valley, San Francisco, Modesto CAFacing a divorce can make you feel like your life is on hold. However, that isn’t the truth of the situation. Divorce is painful, but it also means the chance to start life fresh.

At AttorneyBernie.Com, we focus our practice on family law. We believe that when it’s over, it’s time to move on – and we can help you do that.

We Can Answer Your Questions

Our lead attorney, Bernie Kempen, is certified as a family law specialist by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. This means that he is uniquely able to answer your questions and help you prepare for this process. Read on to learn answers to some common questions we receive.

Do I have to duke it out in court with my ex? No, you don’t. In fact, we often think the better way to handle family law matters is collaboratively. It can help us solve matters more efficiently and with less stress. However, in some cases, particularly involving domestic abuse, the court may be the better way to go.

I’m religious and am concerned about getting divorced per se, but it’s the right thing. What do I do? There are options for other types of ending a marriage than just divorce. Annulments or legal separation can also help you move on once a marriage is over, without getting divorced per se.

Do I have to prove fault in California? No. California is a no-fault divorce state, so you don’t have to prove fault to get divorced. However, actions that might be considered “fault” could impact the court’s decision on your child custody, support or other matters.

Consult With Us

You may have very specific questions that we can’t answer on our site. Please send us a contact request, and we will get in touch as promptly as possible. You can also reach us by calling 888-its-over. We have offices all around the Bay Area.

Castro Valley

19244 Redwood Rd
Suite B
Castro Valley, CA 94546

San Francisco

1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104

Modesto

1301 G Street
Suite A
Modesto, CA 95354