Walnut Creek Family Law & Divorce Lawyer
Make life-changing legal decisions with confidence
It is important to know your rights before you proceed into uncharted legal territory related to a divorce or a child custody dispute. After an initial evaluation of the facts of your case, our lawyer provides answers to help you eliminate uncertainty and proceed with confidence.
What sets our family law and divorce firm apart
-Personal service. At the Card Law Firm, you get direct access to an family law and divorce attorney who personally responds to your questions and crafts solutions to your legal concerns. Direct access to your family law lawyer gives you peace of mind that comes with knowing that the lawyer you hire is the one who will handle the details of your case. This direct-to-lawyer approach is the strength and hallmark of the firm's legal practice.
-Family focused. Communication and compromise form the basis for our settlement-oriented approach, which involves solving problems rather than allowing them to escalate into full-blown litigation. In the cases where peaceful resolution is simply impossible, we stand ready to represent you in court. Here, our approach involves hard-hitting advocacy that brooks no compromise. You should know, however, that once you head into the courtroom, costs inevitably rise and the burden falls on your lawyer to convince a judge to rule in your favor.
-Results driven. Escalating costs of litigation can often be traced back to a family's failure to take a rational and even-handed approach to settlement negotiations. Our attorney makes it a priority to keep the emotions out of a highly-charged legal situation whether it is in regards to divorce or child custody to keep the costs reasonable.
Contact us today: 925.472.6631
Reduce anxiety about your family law and divorce decisions by talking to a lawyer at the Card Law Firm today. Our family law and divorce attorney often travels to serve clients throughout Contra Costa County and Alameda County in San Ramon, Diablo, Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Moraga, Lafayette, Concord and Walnut Creek. Call 925.472.6631 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
1255 Treat Boulevard, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Compassionate Family Lawyer & Divorce Lawyer in California
A structured approach to dispute resolution
The Card Law Firm adheres to the belief that it is easier to settle family conflicts early rather than allow them to stagnate in family court. When compromise seems possible, our attorney works with clients to open the lines of communication and to advocate for outcomes that are in their best interests. The goal is to obtain the best possible outcome at the lowest possible cost.
Our attorney seeks to resolve family law conflicts as expeditiously as possible, knowing that the longer it takes, the more it costs to obtain an optimal resolution. She focuses on obtaining outcomes that are justifiable in light of the factual circumstances in cases of:
-Divorce contested and uncontested divorce, no-fault divorce, legal separation, annulment, dissolution of domestic partnerships
-Alimony (spousal support) temporary, permanent, limited-duration or term spousal support
-Child support enforcement, modification, collections and arrears litigation
-Child custody and visitation legal or physical custody, joint or sole custody, parental visitation, parental relocation and interstate issues, paternity testing
-Domestic violence injunctions, domestic assault charges, trespass, harassment, stalking, contempt of court
-Enforcement and modification to a divorce agreement support, custody or visitation
-Division of marital property equitable distribution, marital property, division of assets and debts, business valuation, 401(k) retirement plans, pensions, stocks and bonds
Suzyn Card takes a solution-oriented approach to family law seeking to implement well-rounded and strategic proposals to help families navigate the issues that arise during divorce, custody and parenting arrangements. Our attorney serves as a resource and a guide to clients and families throughout California. She clearly outlines the precautions to be taken and the legal plans to be set in place to implement an actionable agreement.
A self-negotiated resolution to family law conflict
Divorce leaves many couples emotionally drained and financially strained not only because they failed to consider the financial implications of divorce, but also because some divorce lawyers stir up animosity by triggering conflict over hot-button issues. Our attorney stands ready to advocate on your behalf if there are issues that need to be resolved in court, but the preferred goal is to avoid litigation and preserve assets for your family and your future through out-of-court settlement proceedings. If you find that there are issues that you simply cannot resolve on your own through out-of-court settlement proceedings, it is possible to seek the advice of an investigator, a financial expert or a psychologist who can assist you through these tense times. Only if no other option is likely to produce a just result would courtroom litigation be advisable.
To the extent you can cooperate with a former spouse, you can reduce the costs associated with a divorce. Open communication about substantive and procedural issues that will affect your future can facilitate problem solving. An attorney stands beside you during these negotiations as an advocate, advising you of rights you waive by opting to accept or decline the opposing party's proposals. The Card Law Firm can help you answer the following questions:
-How will you allocate communal assets and debts?
-Can you afford to split one household into two separate households?
-If one spouse made sacrifices during a marriage, does he or she deserve to be compensated through spousal support, also known as maintenance or alimony?
-Where will the children live?
-How will divorce effect my credit?
-Will my child support amount ever change?
-Who will be responsible for paying for the children's college education?
-What if one spouse's income fluctuates with seasonal employment?
-To what extent will child support agreements be affected by custody or visitation?
-How will a shared parenting agreement be affected by the possibility of relocation or remarriage?
The Card Law Firm in Walnut Creek seeks to provide creative resolution to family conflict such as divorce, child support, child custody or any family law through self-negotiated resolution and problem solving. The goal is to obtain a just outcome at a cost-effective legal rate. Our firm's lawyer can help you craft a legal strategy to obtain an optimal outcome during divorce negotiations.
Attorney Suzyn Card is a respected member of the Contra Costa County legal community. During more than a decade in practice, she has served notably as a court-appointed representative of parents and children in cases involving allegations of child abuse or neglect, a juvenile defense attorney for young adults accused of crimes, and a family law advocate for individuals mired in the conflict of separation or divorce. Her practice serves clients throughout California. She stands prepared to take on cases involving family law, divorce, custody and support modifications.
Ms. Card is a divorced attorney with two children who knows how devastating a divorce can be when a couple resorts to courtroom litigation. Her practice is focused on resolution-driven, settlement-oriented outcomes that are generally faster and more cost-effective for everyone involved. She invites you to schedule a consultation to find out how she can help you. Call today: 925.472.6631.
University of the Pacific, B.A., 1990
John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, J.D., 1994
John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill