The Law Offices of Gerard A. Falzone offers comprehensive family law services – ranging from pre-nuptial agreements and and domestic partnerships, to legal separation, divorce, and child custody issues. Mr. Falzone is a Berkeley Area Family Law Attorney who has been an advocate for his clients – both in and out of the courtroom – for more than 30 years. With a background in psychology, and a law degree from one of the top law schools in the nation, he offers compassionate and experienced legal counsel and representation for his clients.
Retain a Berkeley Family Attorney For Your Protection
Attorney Falzone is interested in protecting the rights of his clients using the most equitable, efficient, and affordable means possible. Whether two people are beginning their journey together in legal matrimony, or a family requires legal assistance as they create the terms for a new and divided future, Mr. Falzone does everything he can to provide smooth transitions.
Pre-Nuptial Agreements: When two people become legally married in the state of California, their assets become joined and everything they acquire together is considered “community property.” What most people don’t realize is that this law doesn’t always recognize or protect previously owned assets or the nuances which arise when pre-existing children are involved. Pre-nuptial agreements help to ensure everyone’s assets are protected, and that monies and properties are divided in an equitable manner should the marriage come to an unforeseen conclusion.
Domestic Partnerships: Until same-sex marriages are recognized in every state, it is important that LGBT couples seek legal counsel to draft and file legal documents, to create a Domestic Partnership which will be recognized by both state and federal governments. The parameters of the domestic partnership agreement are flexible and can be crafted according to the couple’s wishes. This legal sanction protects the partners’ hospital visitation rights, ability to make legal, medical, and financial decisions for a partner in an emergency, inheritance, death benefits, and retirement benefits, adoption privileges, and other issues which can be fought by family members without a legal domestic partnership agreement.
Divorce Settlements: When two people decide to end their marriage, it can be difficult to see clearly and rationally through the emotional haze the permeates the evolving relationship. Attorney Falzone is gifted at working towards an amicable settlement which is fair and reasonable, and which protects the rights and needs of his client. He is also willing to fight aggressively, if need be, to make sure his client receives what s/he deserves.
Child Custody and Support: In cases where children are involved, Gerard Falzone takes the utmost care to ensure that the least amount of emotional turmoil is created. After sitting down and speaking with the client(s) and his/her family, they can create a plan-of-action for the future which will put the children’s needs above all other priorities. He can assist parents with the best solution to child custody, child support amounts/payment, as well as appropriate visitation privileges.
Additional areas of family law include:
- Paternity cases
- Legal Separation
- Legal Guardianship
- And more…
A Compassionate and Professional Berkeley Family Law Attorney
There is no doubt that Family Law waters can be the most exciting – or the most challenging – to navigate. However, client testimonials attest to the fact that Mr. Falzone handles every case with the utmost sensitivity, consideration, and professionalism. He is committed to creating smooth transitions so that his clients feel that they have closure and resolution when all is said and done.
If you are interested in legal counsel or representation for any area of family law, please call the Law Offices of Gerard A. Falzone. We are ready and willing to help you any way we can.