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Family Law

A family law attorney is not just a legal representation, he is a friend, a counselor, and a trustable secret keeper of the family.

At Law Office of David S. Chesley, we believe in all these qualities of a family lawyer, and we have a dedicated team of attorneys that help the clients that come up to us with family law issues. Our first and foremost concern about family law cases is to help our client stuck in troubled situations. Therefore, we always look for the best solutions that often involve out of court settlements and resolving the case before trial. Our client’s peace of mind is what matters the most, and we fight tirelessly to achieve it. Family law cases are sensitive matters involving emotional and sometimes physical trauma, and we understand the challenges that our clients face during these.

In California, the family law addresses a diverse range of cases involving family matters, spousal relationships, children custody, adoption, spousal support, alien spouse immigration, and matters of domestic abuse. As the team of the lawyer working in this domain, we know that the case outcomes deeply influence your life and future. It can be a make or break kind of situation in some cases. We utilize our knowledge of law, courteous customer relationship and robust courtroom skills to fight for our client in the court. Whether it is a case of contested divorce or out of state/ country adoption, our firm has a solid reputation in handling complicated cases to the best outcomes.

Our Approach to Family Law Cases

When a client walks up to us or calls us with a problem relating to family issues, we set up a meeting with the client to get details about the cases.

Step 1: Collect all the relevant details of the case from the client.

Step 2: Conduct an independent investigation about the case and collaborate with the client to identify and collect evidence.

Step 3: Conduct witness interviews and find witness support. Also, attend depositions of the opponent’s witnesses to question them and get information.

Step 4: Prepare arguments for the cases by referring to laws and precedents and supporting claims with witness and evidence.

Step 5: Negotiate with another party to come to agreeable terms.

Step 6: Represent the client in the court if the case goes to trial.

The Areas of Family Law that We Cover:

We cover almost all areas of family law and provide our legal advice and counseling to our clients.

Marriages: Common law marriages, domestic partnerships, divorce, property division, annulments, alien spouse.

Child Related Cases: Custody, Visitation, Adoption, Giving for Adoption, Child Support, Spousal Support.

Spousal Abuse: Domestic violence, infidelity, spousal rape

Every case of family law is different from other as it involves several different circumstances. Thus, we provide tailor-made services in which each of our clients gets individual attention and consistent communication. Our lawyers are available on call and provide consultation through the phone as well as face to face meetings. Our ethics do not allow us to rip off our customers during the tough times and this is why we believe in affordable consultation fee. We want to protect the valuable resources including your time, money and family.

 

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Recent Results

  • Multiple defendants each facing 7 years charged with smuggling prescription drugs into California from Mexico our client was the only defendant who received NO JAIL TIME!

  • Client facing 5 years for possession of deadly weapon we negotiated a plea for NO JAIL TIME!

  • Client facing 3 life terms for multiple felony counts of Child Molestation and Sodomy with child we proved the charges were fabricated by victims mother DISMISSAL of all charges at preliminary hearing!

  • Strike case: Client charged with possession of methamphetamine facing 25 years we filed a Romero Motion which was granted case REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR!

  • Client's estranged girlfriend alleged Client broke into her room and choked her facing 14 years in State Prison we won at trial JURY ACQUITTAL.

  • Police allegedly discovered 3 bags of marijuana in client's glove box faced 6 years we filed a 1538.5 motion to suppress resulting in DISMISSAL of all charges!

  • Client allegedly sold rock cocaine to undercover officer faced 10 years following our argument client received NO JAIL TIME!

  • Client facing 15 years for Armed Robbery we proved misidentification Judge DISMISSED the case!

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