Firm Overview

Established in 2004.
Family Law-Divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, property issues, Guardianships, Conservatorships

Estate Planning - Trusts, Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney

Example cases

I have successfully mediated many family law cases to a full agreement even when the parties started out unable to look at each other or began by shouting at each other.

Main Office

Main
2300 Bell Executive Lane
Sacramento  CA  95825

Phone
  • (916) 929-6000
Fax
  • (916) 929-5137

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Initial consult for Family law is $100 for one hour. No charge for an intial consult for estate planning.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Fees for estate planning are quoted after an initial consult to determine the appropriate documents for each client's individual situation.

Hourly Rates

Family law hourly rates are $300 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Emergency after hours available only on a very limited basis.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

No

Family
Mediation or Litigation of all family law issues.
We encourage mediation as a way to solve divorce, custody and other family law issues in a way that reduces the level of conflict and is less costly than having a judge make these decisions for families.
Divorce
Mediation or litigation of divorces.
We encourage mediation of divorce cases because it can reduce the level of conflict and preserve financial resources.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Clients who have educated themselves with correct information make my job easier and reduce attorney fees. However, clients who rely upon gossip from friends and neighbors for their legal education make my job harder and increase fees.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to review documents prepared by clients and it can work well for fairly simple forms.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes, I can coach from the sidelines.

Janet M. Stroman

During the Academic year of 2007-08, I taught at UC Davis School of Law, supervising the Family Protections Clinic.
2001-2004 - Associate Attorney with the Law Office of Donna L. Reed

I believe that in most family law cases, both parties have a better result through a mediated or negotiated approach. Most of the cases that I handle are resolved through one of those approaches.

Personal interests:

Family, hiking, reading and gardening.

License
  • Bar Number: 210041
    California , 2000
Education
  • University of California at Davis School of Law
    JD , 2000
    Davis, CA
    Clinical Experience with the Family Protection Clinic
  • California State University
    BA , 1997
    San Bernardino, CA

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