The Law Offices of Silky Sahnan helps Bay Area families with all aspects of divorce and family law matters. Based in Brentwood, our firm brings unparalleled commitment to providing the highest level of personalized service.
Going through a divorce is a challenging time for anyone. Having a caring and experienced attorney on your side who focuses on California family law can make a clear and positive difference in you and your children’s futures.
We provide compassionate, effective representation to spouses and children in all matters of contested or uncontested divorce in California. As your East Bay family law attorney, I am going to protect your interests and do all I can to meet your needs regarding custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, and property division.
A legal separation does not end a marriage or domestic partnership. There are instances when legal separation is a favorable alternative to divorce. The California separation process is best approached with the help of an experienced divorce attorney. Our law firm is here to support you.
An annulment is not the same as divorce. An annulment will be granted when your marriage or domestic partnership is NOT legally valid. Please contact us for the best advice. We can help you understand your options, the benefits this process may provide, and whether you qualify for an annulment in California.
Custody & Visitation
It is essential that you work with an experienced attorney in cases involving custody and parenting plans. Our family law firm takes a judicious, common sense approach that protects the best interest of the child, and safeguards the rights of both mothers and fathers, to maintain strong parent-child relationships. We will guide you through the process in order to get the most positive custody and visitation arrangements for you and your children.
If you are ordered to pay child support or seeking child support from your former spouse, we can help you navigate the complex legal issues involved with child support in California. Child support issues may also arise in situations outside of divorce, such as with paternity cases.
Spousal or Partner Support
If you have already filed for divorce, legal separation, annulment, or a domestic violence restraining order, you may ask for spousal support. The court may also order you to pay support to your ex-spouse. Our family law firm will assist you with understanding California spousal support laws and how they apply to your divorce. We advocate on your behalf to help you reach the best possible outcome.
Division of Property & Debts
A complicated part of most divorces is property division, and the right lawyer can make all the difference. California is a “community property” state, and community property must be characterized and separated from “separate property,” and then valuated and divided. We use our knowledge of California’s property distribution laws to help our clients receive the portion of the estate they truly deserve.
For advice and assistance with divorce, child custody and visitation, spousal support, or any family law matter in Contra Costa County, contact East Bay family law attorney Silky Sahnan or call us at (925) 276-0789 today.
I did my own divorce last year by using a do-it-yourself divorce service. It was the biggest mistake I made. I thought I was saving money but in the end it cost a lot more: less custody of my child and no support. I contacted Ms. Sahnan and she fought for more time with my son and got my car back. Thank you!!