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Welcome to the California Family Law and Divorce Blog


I am a family-based, California-licensed attorney. A family-based attorney is not the same as a “family-law attorney.” A family-based attorney seeks to address and assist the family with any legal issues that surround a typical family. Typical legal issues that touch an average family include financial and consumer issues (consumer law and probate law), probate and estate-planning issues (probate law) and, of course, family-law issues (family law). In my years of experience, I have learned that a typical family deals with many issues as a family; for instance, a person going through divorce, needing to consider bankruptcy in wake of their impending divorce and/or needing to consider short-sale or foreclosure for the family residence because they can no longer afford to keep up with payments. In other instances, a family having concerns regarding their elderly parents (Conservatorship law and/or probate law). I feel it important to have cross-over knowledge and experience of these additional legal issues in order to properly counsel my clients.

While tempting to write one blog to address all family-related issues, I decided it best to create two blogs–one focusing solely on financial issues (to include consumer law, real-estate law and bankruptcy) and the other dedicated to family law (to include family law, wills and trusts and estate planning, probate, guardianships and conservatorships.) I believe creating two blogs makes for easier reading—especially for the individual who may not, at this time, have any issues relating to consume issues (or vice versa).

If you or someone you know is dealing with any of the legal issues I have identified above, feel free to sign up for free copies of my blogs. My blogs have “share” links enabling you to receive or share my blogs on a regular basis.

I have provided full-scope legal representation since 2011; however, in the past three years, I have also expanded my practice to include providing limited-scope legal services to California residents. My niche’ is that as to California residents who reside outside of the Bay Area, I provide legal consultations and coaching services as a virtual online attorney. The benefits of legal coaching are limitless, to include that the legal fees are but a small fraction of what a person would pay if they had hired an attorney to represent them in court. The concept of limited-scope representation is a rather new concept; however, every bit as important as full-scope representation. For many California residents, it is the next best thing when they are unable to hire an attorney. As a coach, I am experienced and qualified to answer any and all questions a person would have in connection with the family-law problem.  They include, but are by no means limited to, procedures and law in filing a petition for divorce, procedures and law in filing a or responding to a motion for custody, visitation and support or motion to modify custody, visitation and support, and so on.

In my years of experience, in helping California residents in both a full-scope and limited-scope basis, I have come across many different scenarios, giving me the ability to properly counsel anyone who calls me in connection with their legal matter. Some less-common legal scenarios include: same-sex marriages, dissolution of domestic partnerships, step-parent adoptions, parentage actions, estate planning and probate (wills, trusts, durable power of attorney, living-will also known as medical directives), conservatorships), name changes, assisting clients residing out of state or out of the U.S. or vice-versa—so long as one party resides in California.

To learn more about me, my services and/or to contact me, link to the following pages:

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Now relax, sit back and enjoy!

Happy reading,

Linda C. Garrett, Esq.

Legal Disclaimer: Everything on this blog pertains to California law only and is written by an attorney licensed to practice only in the State of California. Further, information provided on this blog post or this website is to be used for general informational purposes only and is not to be construed as legal advice in any way shape or form. The underlying purpose of this blog post is to provide the reader with general information to use in talking with an attorney and/or as a general guide when conducting  their own research on their  particular legal matter.  Finally, keep in mind that if you are not a California resident and/or your  matter is not based in California, the laws may differ in your state. In such cases, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance and/or review information that relates to the laws of your state.

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