Phone: (650) 340-7100

Divorce/Family Law

San Mateo Divorce Lawyers • Family Law Attorneys – Protecting Your Interests and Those of Your Children

At the Law Offices of Wayne A. McFadden, being a reputed family lawyer in San Mateo, we recognize the far-reaching impact divorce has on our clients and we assume a determined stance in defense of their rights. Marriage is a powerful legal institution and during a divorce/dissolution of marriage, the parties involved are dealing with emotional transitions, parenting concerns and economic uncertainty. We can help. Our family law practice includes advice and representation in matters involving:
  • Divorce/dissolution
  • Separation
  • Divorce mediation/arbitration
  • Pre-marital agreements
  • Post-marital agreements
  • Division of assets
  • Division of debt
  • Child custody
  • Visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Divorce mediation/arbitration
  • Order modifications
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Domestic violence

Legal Knowledge • Courtroom Skill • Practical Advice  

Our San Mateo Divorce Lawyers offer extensive knowledge of California family law and court systems and will help you find an effective, practical and efficient solution to protect your rights and those of your children, allowing you to rebuild your life in security. If you would like to speak with a lawyer about your divorce, please contact our San Mateo family law offices.  Wayne A. McFadden is an experienced San Mateo divorce lawyer who can assist you with our family law practice. If you would like to give us preliminary information online, please fill out our intake form.

Dissolution • Child Custody • Support • Visitation

We take an aggressive and proactive approach to the practice of family law  including the issues arising during and after divorce, such as child custody/support, visitation, spousal support/alimony and the division of assets and debts. We are fully prepared to defend your rights at trial or to utilize alternative dispute resolution methods  such as mediation, arbitration and collaborative law to help you reach a fair and efficient resolution. If there is a change in circumstances after your divorce, we will represent you in motions to modify divorce decrees.

Property Settlements • Division of Debt and Assets 

Untangling marital property in a divorce involves determinations detailing the use and ownership of the family home, division of debt and other assets  including IRA’s, pensions, investments, cash and the identification of non-marital assets. Wayne A. McFadden has over 40 years of experience as a dedicated divorce attorney in San Mateo. With the help of an outstanding associate and a skilled staff, our California family law firm is able to handle all types of divorces including those with complex property issues. We will, with the help of a Certified Public Accountant, evaluate income, business assets, retirement funds and property while always accounting for tax implications.

Prenuptial Agreements • Guardianships • Conservatorships 

Our extensive experience in California family law benefits those coming to us for help in planning for the protection of family members and estates through pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, guardianships  and conservatorships. We will help you identify risks and priorities and draft the documents necessary to ensure you and your extended family are protected. If you need representation in a dispute concerning any family court issue, we will offer aggressive advocacy.

Grandparents’ Rights in California 

California law offers limited rights to grandparents. If the parents of your grandchild are refusing to allow you contact with the child and you can demonstrate to the court that it is in the best interests of the child to maintain a relationship with you, the court may establish your right to visitation. 

Domestic Violence 

 We also help with domestic violence matters including obtaining emergency protective and restraining orders for clients who are true victims of actual domestic violence. We vigorously defend false claims of emotional or physical abuse made by a party utilizing the Domestic Violence Prevention Act to obtain unjust child custody and child and/or spousal support advantages permitted by the act. These abuses are a rapidly developing problem within the Family Law Domestic Violence System. Abuses restrict the normal parent time share granted with their children, frequently at time of separation, when children need the love and care of both parents, who likewise need to be with and nurture their children. 

Get rid from any domestic violence. Contact our San Mateo Domestic Violence Lawyers at (650) 340-7100 If you have questions about divorce, please contact us