Divorce in Santa Clara County can be a confusing and lengthy process. Selecting the right law firm or divorce attorney to represent you is one of the most important decisions you will make in your dissolution process. Here at Hepner & Pagan, LLP, our goal is to keep your case out of Court. We believe there is a better way to divorce that focuses on communication, transparency, and moving your case forward efficiently.
Hepner & Pagan, LLP provides alternative dispute resolution services and promotes these options as the best method for families and parties to divorce cases. The most common options for avoiding court in Family Law matters through out-of-court negotiation, mediation, and collaborative law. We believe that the majority of cases can be resolved with mediation when the right players are involved, and we can help you put together the right team for your case. Whether we are acting as the joint neutral mediator or as a consulting attorney to a client utilizing mediation, we are experienced in the best methods for keeping your case civil and cooperative.
However, if your case requires litigation, our experienced family lawyers will provide trusted advocacy with the skills to move your case forward as needed to obtain a successful outcome. Whether clients choose litigation, mediation, or collaborative law, our family law lawyers are dedicated to addressing your needs in a positive, collaborative manner that resolves conflict, avoids court intervention whenever possible, and helps families restructure their relationship to benefit all members during and after the divorce.
One of the most sensitive aspects of divorce is child custody and visitation. Our divorce lawyers work to preserve the psychological, emotional, and physical well-being of your children and to help you protect your children from being exposed to any dissolution-related matters. Ms. Hepner and Ms. Pagan understand that you will have strong feelings about the emotional, physical, and legal needs of your children, and your spouse will too. Our divorce lawyers are sensitive to those needs, and we will use our experience to advise you in co-parenting and custody disputes. We will use all of our resources to prepare you for custody mediation if that is the best process for your case. We promote the use of mediation to resolve custody disputes throughout Santa Clara County. If, however, you cannot work through your disputes yourselves or through mediation, our lawyers will fight zealously through the court system to protect your rights and the rights of your most precious assets, your children.