Law Office of Wendy Coghlan

Law Office of Wendy Coghlan

Experienced California Family Law Attorney

Firm Overview

Serving clients throughout the state for more than a decade
Any legal issue that involves your family can be extremely stressful for you, your spouse, your children and even your extended family to deal with. It is important to hire a lawyer who has the experience to handle these delicate matters effectively while always keeping your family's best interests in mind. In Sacramento, El Dorado or the surrounding counties in California, you can turn to the Law Office of Wendy Coghlan. For more than a decade, Attorney Coghlan has successfully represented people in the complex and stressful area of family law throughout this region in California.

Taking the stress out of divorce
People assume that a divorce case will be filled with stress, acrimony and copious expenses. But Ms. Coghlan puts her years of experience to use to find simple, stress-free solutions to your problems, saving you time, money and heartache. She gets similar results for guardianship and adoption cases, too. Family law doesn't have to rip people apart. With the assistance of Ms.Coghlan, you will be able to move on with your life once this is all settled. At the Law Office of Wendy Coghlan, you will receive the benefit of her:
Years of experience - With more than a decade of experience in the area of family law, Ms. Coghlan has the extensive knowledge necessary to find the most effective solution for you and your family.
Stress-reducing philosophy - Ms. Coghlan prides herself in creating solutions that produce the least amount of bitterness and resentment. Avoiding animosity plays a vital role when you are starting a new chapter in your life.
Cost-effective service - Ms. Coghlan ensures that you will receive the highest quality legal service at rates that won't add to your worries.

Areas of practice
Attorney Coghlan represents clients in Sacramento, El Dorado and the surrounding counties in the following areas:
-Family law
-Divorce & collaborative divorce
-Guardianships & adoptions

Main Office

Main Office
3907 Park Drive, Suite 255
El Dorado Hills CA




Full-service family law firm in El Dorado Hills

Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, the Law Office of Wendy Coghlan can help. She has served families in Sacramento, El Dorado and the surrounding counties in California for more than a decade, and she provides legal services in all areas of family law:
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification and enforcement

Divorce should not lead to a financial crisis. Both parties are protected by law to ensure that divorce does not lead to extreme financial hardship.

Child custody and visitation

Child support
Child support is a major consideration in dissolution actions that involve children. While the court will order support either based on or close to the California child support guideline amount, parties are free to work out agreements that will ensure the financial support of the minors.

Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, Attorney Coghlan can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. She can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Wendy S. Coghlan

Law Office of Wendy Coghlan

Practice Areas
Children; Adoption Law; Child Abuse and Neglect; Child Advocacy; Child Custody; Child Custody Mediation; Child Support; Child Welfare; Children's Rights; Fathers Rights; Foster Care; Grandparents Custody; Grandparents Visitation Rights; Parental Rights; Parenting Time; Step Parent Adoptions; Termination of Parental Rights; Visitation Rights; Family Law; Alimony; Collaborative Family Law; Community Property Law; Divorce; Divorce Mediation; Domestic Violence; Equitable Distribution; Family Mediation; Marital Agreements; Marital Property Distribution; Marital Property Settlements; Name Changes; Paternity; Post Divorce Modification; Restraining Orders; Spousal Support; Uncontested Divorce; Guardianship and Conservatorship.

2001, California; 2002, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

State Bar of California (Family Law Section).

Washington, D.C

Ms. Coghlan was admitted to the bar in December, 2001 and went to work representing children in the juvenile dependency area. After moving to El Dorado County, Ms. Coghlan represented both children and parents in juvenile dependency, and added family law and guardianships to the practice. Ms. Coghlan has represented clients in Placer, Sacramento, Amador and El Dorado County, and has appeared in Santa Clara County for a dissolution client.


Lincoln Law School