Divorce Information You Want To Know

 It is the philosophy of Silverman Divorce & Mediation Law, in  Pleasanton, to show a high level of concern and understanding for our  clients while providing a thorough, economical and professional service.  Our first and foremost efforts will be toward settling your issues  through mediation and negotiations on an amicable basis. If these  efforts fail to meet your needs, we will go to court as zealous  advocates for your legal rights and interests. Above all, we will do  what you require. If you specify that a matter should be handled in a  particular way, that is the way we will handle it provided such  requirements are, in our opinion, legal, proper, ethical and in your  best interest. 

Will Anyone Know About Your Coming Here?

 As our client, you can be assured that all communications between us are  kept entirely confidential unless they are disclosed to experts with  your approval. The privilege of confidentiality has been consistently  recognized by courts and cannot be violated. Nevertheless, our fee  agreement must be disclosed to the court at the appropriate time. 

How Do You Make An Appointment?

 To make an appointment, call attorney Bruce S. Silverman directly. We  will gather some information and mail you our information questionnaire.  After you have completed the questionnaire, we will schedule an  appointment at a time and location convenient for you. 

How Much Will It Cost?

 Fees and costs depend on the services to be rendered as well as the  nature and complexity of a particular case. During your initial  interview, we will give you our best estimate of costs. In some cases,  your spouse may agree or be ordered to pay part of our fee. However,  those instances are rare and you must be prepared to be responsible for  our professional fee. Because of our high level of expertise and the  efficient manner in which we handle matters, we are able to provide  these services at an extremely affordable price. For your convenience,  we accept both Visa and MasterCard. 

How Long Will Your Divorce Take?

If your case can be negotiated and/or mediated amicably and is  uncomplicated, all the paperwork can be completed in as little as six  weeks. Your divorce can be automatically finalized in approximately six  months from the date of service without additional paperwork.

If  your spouse is troublesome and the issues complex, we can still  guarantee a judgment of divorce regarding status only in six months;  however, other issues may take much longer. The length of the process  depends on the county in which the divorce takes place, the complexity  of issues and level of your spouse's cooperation.

Our firm maintains a state-of-the-art computer system to ensure that all necessary documents are prepared and filed quickly.

How Can You Help?

 You can help things move more smoothly by bringing important  documents and information with you to your appointment. You will find a  list of documents requested at the end of our information questionnaire  which will be sent to you upon request.

Please bring all documents  relating to your marriage, including the marriage license, court  documents, birth certificates, agreements, and similar writings with  you. Bring all documents that may be important. A written list of your  questions is also helpful.

Remember, do not sign anything until after you have met with us.

It  is always better to consult with a professional before signing anything  than it is to see one afterward. Also, try to maintain as friendly a  relationship as possible with your spouse, assuring your spouse that  your intention is to achieve a fair and amicable settlement.

The Family Law Information You Need

 For a free initial consultation with a skilled California family law lawyer, please do not hesitate to contact us  at 925-460-8000. We will address any questions you have regarding the  status of your divorce, our fees, or any other aspect of our services. 

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

Walnut Creek Office

Walnut Creek Office

2121 North California Blvd.

Suite 290

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Phone: 925-460-8000


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San Ramon Office

San Ramon Office

Contra Costa Office

2010 Crow Canyon Pl

Suite 100

San Ramon, CA 94583

Phone: 925-460-8000 


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Pleasanton Office

Pleasanton Office

Alameda County Office

The Atrium Building

5776 Stoneridge Mall Road

Suite 190

Pleasanton, CA 94588

Phone: 925-460-8000 


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