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Family Law

Divorce and Family Law Attorney in Lafayette, California

If you have decided to file for divorce in the Contra Costa-Alameda County area, or your spouse has filed and you need to respond, your choice of a lawyer could be extremely important. Experience and knowledge of relevant laws may matter to you, and so may finding someone you can talk to openly and trust.

In practice since 1970, Wally G. Hesseltine has an excellent grasp of California family law and the range of issues that may be important to you. Our firm's strength in other areas of the law and relationships with all types of professionals throughout the community can also be key assets in your case. To talk through your issues and legal options during a free initial consultation, please contact us today.

A Balanced, Conscientious Approach to Achieving Your Goals

Mr. Hesseltine favors a common-sense approach to reaching a divorce settlement without allowing disputes and costs to escalate unnecessarily. However, he is also a veteran of many trials and tough negotiating sessions — prepared to build your case and help you hold your ground if your divorce becomes intensely contested.

Our legal team will help ensure you know your rights and have the information you need to make decisions and pursue key goals involving:

  • Child custody and visitation (also called parenting time) — helping to protect your children's interests and your most important relationships
  • Child support, any petition for alimony/spousal support, and other important, ongoing financial needs and obligations
  • Property division — as well as division of marital debts — that is fair to you, accurately reflects your situation and provides the best opportunity to move forward in life

Benefit from Deep Perspective and Proven Legal Skill

We have helped many men and women resolve difficult family law matters over the last several decades. Our clients range from wage-earners to executives and doctors, from business owners to stay-at-home parents, and we are equipped to handle complex cases involving substantial assets such as multiple properties and family businesses.

To request a free initial consultation to discuss your divorce or other family law challenges, contact our offices today.