Family Law

Menlo Park Family Law Attorneys

Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP has been practicing family law for more than 40 years. Characterized by sophistication, depth, and experience, our Menlo Park family law lawyers provide unparalleled representation with an innovative, practical, and problem-solving approach. As one of the largest family law practices in the Bay Area, we are equipped to offer a range of services tailored to meet the personal needs of our clients.

From traditional litigation to alternative dispute resolution settings, we handle all types of cases, including private judging, collaborative practice, and mediation.

Our Approach to Family Law

Our dedicated team of family law lawyers is committed to providing exceptional legal services and empathetic guidance to families going through an emotional time. We work closely as a team to create a personal approach for anticipating and resolving client problems efficiently, whether they be complex financial and custody matters, or more straightforward dissolutions.

The supportive environment we create in our office provides our clients with training, education, and encouragement to support them during stressful times. We are widely recognized for earning and maintaining respect, confidence, and goodwill with our clients, team members, colleagues, the courts, and the community.

Types of Cases We Represent

Family law cases involving substantial business or real estate issues are handled with Anthony J. Kerin, III, whose professional experience handling such matters extends beyond his years at Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP. The same is true of complicated litigation issues, which are handled with H. Mathew Moore at our office. Because each case can present a variety of issues, every member of our legal team diligently works together to represent clients in all aspects of family law, including:

  • Marital dissolution / divorce / legal separation
  • Property characterization and division
  • Tracing separate property and commingling of separate with community property
  • Division of grants of equity, such as stock options, restricted stock, etc.
  • Child custody and visitation, including move aways
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Premarital and post-marital agreements
  • Paternity
  • Domestic partnerships
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Domestic violence

About Our Family Law Services

Litigation: Although used as a last resort, litigation is often necessary in complicated cases. Our family law attorneys are prepared to handle cases in public court or before a Private Judge, always bringing sound judgement and intention to the table. Our ultimate goal is settlement, even after litigation has commenced, and we often reach settlement after interim issues have been resolved.

Settlement: Many family law cases can be settled without litigation. This is the preferred resolution and it utilizes various processes, many of which are described below.

Mediation: A mediator is a neutral third party who attempts to reach a settlement between the parties. The parties involved can request to have their attorneys attend some or all of the mediation session as additional support on complex issues.

Collaborative Law: Collaborative law is a voluntary process that helps create an open, cooperative environment to reach a mutually beneficial settlement. It is designed to minimize conflict and requires a good faith effort from all parties to address everyone's issues with respect and consideration.

Private Judges: Private Judges are an attractive option for family law clients whose legal matters require confidentiality and / or a speedier trial process or more extensive case management. Private Judges conduct private trials, which are similar to public court but offer a more efficient, effective process for the parties involved. Many parties prefer Private Judges because it can be a less structured and more private option than the public court litigation process.

Awards

Over the years, Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP has cultivated a reputation for excellence in the legal field. With a focus on complex and high-asset cases, we provide innovative legal strategies for our clients - always placing their best interests at the forefront of each legal matter. In addition to the gratitude of our clients and the respect of our legal peers, our firm has garnered the attention of many prestigious legal organizations.