Family Law

We practice in all areas of Family Law, including:

  • Prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements
  • Marital separation
  • Marital dissolution
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Paternity
  • Division of assets and debts
  • Domestic violence

FMBK has a team of sixteen attorneys devoted exclusively to the practice of family law, eleven of whom are Certified Family Law Specialists (CFLS).  FMBK’s Family Law Department is chaired by Robert C. Brandt, CFLS.

FMBK has one of the largest family law practices in California. As such, the firm is uniquely suited to address the personal needs of every client.   The firm takes great care in pairing the right attorney or attorneys with a potential client based upon the specific needs, goals and personality of the client.

WHAT TO EXPECT AS A POTENTIAL CLIENT OF FMBK
If you find yourself in need of a family law attorney and have found FMBK either through a referral or personal research, you can expect an extensive telephone call with an attorney who will take down the relevant foundational information necessary to pair you with the right attorney in the firm.  You will then schedule an initial in-person meeting with that attorney.  During this initial meeting, you will have the opportunity to discuss the ins and outs of your circumstances, ask any questions you have about the divorce process, and determine the best strategy to get the result you want.

FMBK AIMS TO MINIMIZE EMOTIONAL STRESS AND COST
FMBK attorneys commit to being responsive, thoughtful, prepared and appropriately aggressive from the beginning of a case through its conclusion.  FMBK attorneys are also always sensitive to cost.  Where possible, and it often is, FMBK attorneys will do everything to settle issues and entire cases.  If trial is the only option, FMBK attorneys are ready to fight.

Ultimately, FMBK family law attorneys aim to shoulder as much of the burden of the process for our clients as possible.  We work with skill, energy and compassion, all of which are focused on getting the best result for your family.