Experienced attorneys in dissolution, paternity, adoption and post-judgment family law matters.
DISSOLUTION & LEGAL SEPARATION
Our experienced attorneys at the Law Office of Johnathan Smith will tailor a plan specific to your family law matter around your goals and the facts of your case. Our attorneys are experienced in military dissolution and complex division of asset matters with community property businesses, investment accounts, real property, and pension/retirement plans. At the Law Office of Johnathan Smith, our attorneys will aggressively represent your interests as it relates to division of assets, child custody and visitation, child support, and spousal support.
CUSTODY & VISITATION
If there has been a 'change in circumstances,' a custody and visitation order may be modified. The Law Office of Johnathan Smith have successfully litigated highly contested move-away and alienation cases, as well as matters where there are serious allegations of child abuse and/or domestic violence. Our experienced lawyers at the Law Office of Johnathan Smith will aggressively advocate for your parental rights and help you seek what is in the best interest of your children.
Often causal agreements never last the test of time. Eliminate the uncertainty by establishing paternity through the courts. The experienced attorneys at the Law Office of Johnathan Smith will aggressively represent your parental rights in both child support, and custody and visitation. Our attorney's have experience in highly contested custody and visitation litigation matters.
If there has been a 'change in circumstances,' a child support order may be modified. Is the supporting parent in arrears? Has the timeshare changed? Has either of the parent's income changed? Let our experienced attorneys assist you in your post-judgment modification of your current child support order. The Law Office of Johnathan Smith has extensive experience with DCSS cases.
Adopting a child is a joyous experience that is not without difficulties. Our experienced attorneys will help guide you through the complex issues of adoption proceedings. Let the Law Office of Johnathan Smith help take some of the stress out of the process.
If there has been a 'change in circumstances,' a spousal support order may be modified. Has either of the parties' income changed due to change in career or retirement? Is the supported spouse living with another in a romantic relationship? Our lawyers have successfully litigated cohabitation cases, matters where the supported spouse did not heeded their duty to become self-supporting (Gavron Warning), and cases where there was a significant change in income from a promotion, new career, or retirement. Our experienced attorneys can help with a variety of post-judgment modification of spousal support claims.
Are you seeking more affordable legal services? Are both parties agreeable? The Law Office of Johnathan Smith offers paralegal services for a flat fee. For a one time affordable payment, a trained paralegal will closely work with you to prepare your Dissolution Petition or Response, and complete your statutorily required preliminary disclosures. For an additional flat fee, client's have the option to return after the parties have an agreement and our paralegal will prepare your Judgement Package to complete your divorce.
Here, at the Law Office of Johnathan Smith, we understand the emotional and financial difficulties associated with family law proceedings. We understand that divorce can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life. For this reason, our attorneys take a personal approach to every family law case in our law office. Every case is handled with the compassion and respect every individual client deserves. Your point of contact will not be a paralegal. You will not be suddenly surprised by an attorney you are not familiar with at your hearings. At the Law Office of Johnathan Smith, you will be in direct contact with the attorney assigned to your case and that same attorney will be the familiar face at all of your hearings. You will be kept informed and updated on your case at all times.
Every family law case is different and every family law litigant's goals are rarely the same. At the Law Office of Johnathan Smith, our office will assess the facts and law surrounding your case to develop a litigation strategy that best suits your ultimate goals. Whether formal discovery is required because you are the non-managing spouse, you need immediate temporary support payments, or there are emergency child custody and visitation issues, attorneys at the Law Office of Johnathan Smith will develop a litigation strategy that best suits your unique case.
At the Law Office of Johnathan Smith, our attorneys will aggressively advocate for your parental and financial interests. Call (951) 297-7070 for a free 30-minute confidential legal consultation for your family law matter.
JOHNATHAN B. SMITH
J.D., Monterey College of Law
B.A., University of San Francisco
MARA C. ALLARD
J.D., California Western School of Law
B.A.,University of Notre Dame
Program of Liberal Studies
J.D., Monterey College of Law