Campbell Family Lawyers
Santa Clara County Family Law Attorneys Committed to Your Success
Hepner & Pagan, LLP is a full-service family law firm located in downtown Campbell and serving individuals and families throughout Santa Clara County. We believe in empowering the client to make the choice that is right for them and use our knowledge, skills and resources to approach each case with the client’s goals in mind. Our goal is for you to participate in creating your own agreements and, whenever possible, to resolve matters in a negotiated settlement with minimal conflict. Contact our experienced Campbell family & mediation lawyers today for more information or direct assistance.
Divorce lawyers who understand what you are going through and know how to help
Our attorneys have their own personal experiences with marriage and divorce as well as many years of legal experience helping others through the divorce process. We know that divorce can be okay and doesn’t have to be something that ruins your life or your family’s lives. Far from it. With the right kind of legal advice and representation, you and your kids can get through divorce and child custody proceedings and come out the other side with your mental health and wellbeing intact, ready to start a new chapter in your life in a different family dynamic. That’s the kind of help we bring to the table at Hepner & Pagan, LLP. If that sounds good to you, then Hepner & Pagan is the law firm for you.
Options that put you in charge of your family law matter
Our clients have many goals in mind when it comes to a divorce, child custody proceeding or parentage/paternity action. They want more than just to get through the process mostly unscathed and with their rights intact. Our clients want to save money, they want to keep their private affairs private, they want to be able to control the process and the timeline, and most often, they want to avoid conflict if at all possible.
Your goals are our goals too, and we offer a variety of options that take a different approach from the traditional adversarial courtroom style of resolving a divorce. We’ll meet with you at the outset to explain these options and find the technique that works best for you. Some of these options include:
We’ll work together with you, the other party and their attorney under the guidance of a family law mediator trained at facilitating communication between parties, avoiding or resolving conflict, and coming up with solutions. When you and your spouse or co-parent create the solution together rather than having a judge decide who “wins” and imposes an order on both parties, you are much more likely to resolve your matter in a way that works for your family and meets your specific needs. Negotiated settlements and mediated results are also more likely to be implemented successfully without further conflict or the need to go back to court for enforcement. And by keeping your matter out of court, the details of your divorce won’t become a matter of public record.
Collaborative divorce is a specialized form of mediation that brings together a team of professionals to advise the parties on the issues in their divorce and help them find a resolution. The parties agree at the outset to resolve the divorce without going to court or else start over with new legal representation. Attorneys must be specially trained to engage in the collaborative divorce process; our attorneys at Hepner & Pagan, LLP are happy to discuss this process with you more fully and participate with you if it is right for you.
Depending on what you are trying to accomplish and the complexities involved, you might be able to represent yourself in the process and still get a satisfactory resolution. Our lawyers are here for you as your legal coach to answer your questions, guide you in the right direction, and provide whatever level of assistance you need to solve the matter on your own. By representing yourself with the help of a legal coach, you keep your legal costs down, control the process and the timeline, and get the solution you want that you know works for you. If legal coaching is what you want or need, we are here to assist you.
Some legal matters are simply too complex or contentious to resolve outside of court, especially when there are trust issues or emotional conflicts that prevent the parties from being able to communicate effectively with one another. In these situations, it’s better to let the parties communicate through their attorneys. We can help keep discussions on a professional level and still work toward a negotiated settlement whenever possible. If it’s necessary to go to court to protect your rights and interests or get the result you want, we provide knowledgeable, skilled and effective legal advocacy in court-ordered mediation, settlement conferences, and at trial.
Let’s Focus on the Future… Together
Divorce is ok; a bad divorce is not. Thankfully, getting divorced or working out custody arrangements doesn’t have to be a fight. Believe it or not, you can make your divorce a happier experience than you ever thought possible, one that promotes emotional healing and emotionally healthy children.
You see the big picture and the promise of a brighter future. You understand the importance of sheltering your kids and protecting them from an otherwise harmful legal process. We do too, and you can trust us to help you get there.
For help with a divorce or other family law matters in Santa Clara County, call Hepner & Pagan, LLP in Campbell at 408-429-8336. We offer a free 20-minute consultation to explain the different options such as mediation, divorce coaching, or full representation and help you find the process that works for you. Whichever you choose, our trusted legal team is ready to start on this journey with you. Call our Campbell family lawyers today to schedule your consultation.