Help in Filing for and Working Through Dissolution
Silverman & Silverman, Attorneys at Law, represents family law clients: attorneys Alan R. Silverman and Claudia Bravo Silverman each have 20+ years of experience dedicated to resolving family law issues and studied alternative dispute resolution methods with leaders in the field. Mr. Silverman is a family law specialist certified (CFLS) by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California, with a professional background in psychology and family counseling.
Developing dissolution strategy and reaching goals
We develop a comprehensive strategy for reaching your goals regarding all aspects of your dissolution, including:
- Division of marital assets
- Spousal support
- Child custody
- Parenting plan
- Child support
With that strategy, we accomplish your objectives by taking decisive steps, which may include conducting discovery, taking depositions, filing motions with the court and does include exchanging financial information, as required by the court, and investigating the facts.
Mediators or as representatives in alternative dispute process
To help couples agree on the terms of their settlement made outside the courtroom, Alan R. Silverman has education and experience to mediate your case or to assist you in the collaborative-law process. We do not represent either party when you and the other party select him as your mediator: he is a neutral facilitator, helping you two recognize your common goals and reach equitable compromises about the issues in dispute. In collaborative law we represent you, until one party chooses to proceed with litigation.
Or, if you choose to not proceed with mediation or collaborative law, we may be retained to represent you in the traditional legal process for a marital or partnership dissolution. We are zealous advocates who seek to obtain the most beneficial resolution for you, whether in court or in privately negotiating with the other spouse or that spouse’s attorney.
When litigation is the better option
We settle most cases through mediation or collaborative-law methods or when negotiating directly with the other spouse or that spouse’s attorney. And, we advise you when litigation is appropriate for obtaining an equitable outcome. For example, engaging in negotiations may be impractical or even dangerous in the following situations:
- Contentious child visitation and custody disputes, especially where you suspect deliberate parental estrangement or alienation.
- Complex divorce involving disputed marital property
- History of domestic violence or an active order of protection
- Substance-abuse issues that may require court-ordered drug or alcohol testing
- Psychological and mental-health matters that interfere with the negotiation process or are the basis of a child-custody issue
Contact us about filing for dissolution
Call Silverman & Silverman, Attorneys at Law, at 760-512-3251 or online to schedule your free initial phone consultation. Sunday appointments are available.
Silverman & Silverman, Attorneys at Law, located in Carlsbad, California, serves clients in and around Carlsbad, San Diego, Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, La Jolla, Mira Mesa, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, San Marcos and all North County San Diego.