East County Family Law Group

East County Family Law Group

Going through tough times? We are here to help you.

Firm Overview

Since 1998, the dedicated professionals of the East County Family Law Group have been committed to making the finest legal services available to our clients. We are a full-service law firm helping individuals and families in Brentwood and the surrounding area, throughout Contra Costa County, California and nationwide. We remain the only firm in the area offering such a wide range of legal and paralegal services to accommodate a variety of client needs and budgets.

We are here to help you in your time of need and we're ready to act on your behalf aggressively and competently in the following areas:
Family law
Adoption
Estate planning
Trust administration
Probate
We believe that negotiated legal solutions have many benefits, including lower legal costs, faster resolution and less emotional stress. If necessary, we will litigate vigorously to protect your rights and achieve the best possible resolution of your case.

Our paralegal services
East County Family Law Group offers paralegal services to help those who cannot afford an attorney. Here, too, we take pride in helping to keep your legal matters outside of the courtroom. We provide a variety of paralegal services, including:
Family law mediation services
Family law document preparation services
Child custody and visitation and modifications
Support matters
Order after hearings
Divorce/legal separations
Restraining orders
Stipulations and agreements
Successfully serving clients with compassion and skill in California
East County Family Law Group represents individuals and families in Brentwood and the surrounding area, Contra Costa County, California and nationwide with family law, estate planning and trust administration issues.

Providing valuable and quality legal solutions in East County and beyond.
For experienced and quality legal help, call East County Family Law Group at 925-516-4888 or contact the firm online to schedule a consultation or speak to a paralegal today!
Main Office
Main Office
1120 Second St., Suite C
Brentwood  CA  94513
Phone
  • 925-516-4888
Fax
  • 925-516-3793
Websites
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Safeguarding you and your family in East County and beyond!
Take a Deep Breath
If you are looking at web-pages for family law lawyers, there is a good chance that you are either going through a major life event, or you anticipate that you will be going through one. Getting married, separating, getting divorced, or dealing with a former partner can be very stressful and emotional times. They are not a good time to act impulsively. Lots of people make decisions that they regret later because they did not think them through and get good advice. Before you do anything else, you need to take a deep breath and give some thought about the decisions you have to make.

If concern for your family has you distraught, we listen to your needs and help you reach solutions to your legal problems. We have served families in Contra Costa County and beyond for 14 years. We provide legal services in a wide spectrum of areas, including:
Adoption
Alimony
Child custody and visitation
Guardianships
Child support
Child support modification
DCSS matters
Divorce
Mediation
Prenuptial agreements
Name Change
Property Division
Restraining Orders
Adoption
While adopting a child brings happiness to families, adoption can also result in substantial heartache when something goes wrong. We assist families with the complex legal paperwork and procedures of adoption so you can feel confident that the process is handled accurately and your child's well-being is secure.

Alimony
Getting divorced is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. We can help you establish fair and equitable spousal support, allowing you to continue to live as comfortably as before your marriage ended.

Child custody and visitation
For any parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. Our divorce lawyer will advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in a fit and healthy home.

Child support
Both parents share in the responsibility of raising a child. We do everything possible to help your child receive the financial support needed for a healthy, happy upbringing.

Child support modification
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or the non-custodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify child support payments accordingly.

Divorce
We stand by you throughout your divorce. We obtain the best possible results in court or at the negotiation table, and have extensive experience handling issues such as the fair distribution of assets, the division of a marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Mediation
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and often provides more expedient, predictable results than court trials produce. We can help you obtain a favorable divorce settlement.

Prenuptial agreements
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can lead to divorce. East County Family Law Group expects the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests. Having an agreement in place can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Contact a family law attorney you can trust
To schedule an appointment at East County Family Law Group, contact the firm online or call 925-516-4888. We are your ideal source for compassionate assistance as you transition from one phase of your life to the next.

Michael Amthor

Areas of practice:
Family law
Estate planning
Trust administration
Probate

Admitted to practice:
California, 1996
U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

Education:
John F. Kennedy University, J.D., 1995
Diablo Valley College, A.A.
California State University, East Bay
Professional memberships
State Bar of California, since 1996
American Bar Association, since 1996
Contra Costa County Bar Association
American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
Strathmore's Who's Who
The Christian Legal Society
ARAG Legal Plans, Network Attorny
Hyatt Legal Plans, Network Attorney
AVVO
LegalEase, Network Attorney
Workplace Benefits, Network Attorney
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