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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Small Businesses And Their Impact On Divorce

When an individual starts a small business, it often becomes their most prized asset. It’s hard for it not to be: a small business pairs monetary value with emotional value. This can make divorcing with a small business especially difficult.

At AttorneyBernie.Com, we have years of experience helping small-business owners divorce. We work efficiently, maintaining focus on our clients’ financial and emotional well-being and helping them move on. When appropriate, we collaborate with the other side to get the best possible results. Whether you or your spouse is the one who started the business, we can offer guidance and care to you.

What To Know About Small-Business Owner Divorce

Small businesses can vary in their impact on a divorce. It depends on many factors, including:

  • Whether or not a prenuptial agreement was signed
  • Whether both spouses worked at or managed the business
  • The entity structure of the business
  • When the business was established
  • The valuation of the business

Even seemingly small things like whether or not you or your spouse took a salary from the business can impact financial considerations during the divorce. It’s important to speak with an experienced family law attorney to get advice specific to your situation.

We Offer Personalized Guidance

Our lead attorney Bernie Kempen has been named a family law specialist by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. To speak with him about your specific situation, please contact our office by chatting with us below or filling out our contact form. We have offices throughout the Bay Area and northern California.

Client Review

"Bernie and his team have been incredible! Always responsive, professional, and, most importantly, ethical. Bernie's recommendations are exactly what I would expect from a professional in this field. He does not want you wasting your money on something a judge won't ultimately approve in court. In my experience, his team has tried to save me money where they could. I highly recommend him and his team. They will put in the time and effort to ensure you are well represented!"
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