San Jose Family Law Attorney

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At Aeschleman Law, P.C., our team of family law attorneys in San Jose offers seasoned guidance and representation for various family law matters, including divorce, custody, property division, support, domestic violence, and more. Serving Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Alameda, and San Mateo counties, we understand the significant stress and contention often associated with divorces, particularly in high-asset cases. Negotiating child custody and property division amidst heightened emotions can be challenging, and we're here to navigate these complexities with you.

When individuals enter into marriage, they typically envision it as a lifelong commitment. Marriage serves not only as a spiritual union but also as a foundation for ensuring the stable upbringing of children and as an economic partnership. Despite the initial intentions of permanence, statistical data reveals that close to fifty percent of marriages ultimately conclude in divorce.

In Family Law Matters, Experience Really Does Count

During the process of dissolving a marriage, numerous disputes are likely to arise, often leading to bitter feelings. Engaging a proficient San Jose family law attorney to guide you through negotiating your divorce settlement can provide a valuable buffer from the emotionally charged atmosphere. With their expertise in handling sensitive matters, these professionals can advocate on your behalf, allowing you to step back and navigate the process more smoothly.

At Aeschelman Law Office, our attorneys understand the complexities and tensions inherent in marital dissolution. We approach these issues with empathy and tact, working collaboratively with you to identify your objectives and strive to achieve them within the legal framework of California.

In Court and Out-of-Court Family Law Advocacy

Whether you require comprehensive litigation support, representation for hearings, assistance with paperwork, or simply guidance, our services are tailored to meet your specific needs.

We strive to resolve matters amicably whenever feasible, sparing you the stress and expenses associated with court proceedings. However, when litigation becomes unavoidable, Aeschleman Law is prepared to vigorously pursue your desired outcome, presenting a meticulously prepared case to the court.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

In addition to addressing divorce and child custody issues, we also offer assistance in drafting prenuptial or postnuptial agreements. These agreements can preemptively mitigate conflicts that may arise in the event of a marital breakdown, thereby potentially reducing the costs and acrimony associated with divorce proceedings. By proactively planning for potential future scenarios, you can find reassurance knowing that everyone's interests are safeguarded.

Family Law Attorney Services for Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Alameda, and San Mateo Counties

Situated in San Jose, California, Aeschleman Law provides tailored family law solutions across Santa Clara, Alameda, and San Mateo Counties. Whether you're grappling with divorce, child custody, family support matters, or seeking guidance on prenuptial or postnuptial agreements, reach out to a San Jose divorce lawyer today at 408-724-8930 to schedule a consultation. Alternatively, you can contact us by completing the form located at the bottom of this website.

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Meet The Aeschleman Team

Nicole Aeschleman

Managing Partner

Michael L. McDougall

Senior Associate Attorney

Wendy Andham

Certified Paralegal

Wendy Alvarez

Legal Assistant

Katharine French

Of Counsel

San Jose Family Lawyers

Not Your Average San Jose Family Law Firm

At Aeschleman Law, our seasoned family law attorneys recognize that legal matters vary greatly and require tailored solutions. With sensitivity and expertise, our lawyers collaborate with clients to develop strategies that align with their immediate and future objectives. Utilizing alternative dispute methods and innovative settlement approaches, we strive to achieve favorable outcomes for your legal concerns.


Facing a divorce can be a daunting experience, especially considering the prevalence of such situations. Nationally, the divorce rate stands at about 50 percent, while in California, it reaches 60 percent. However, being part of a statistical trend doesn't diminish the emotional weight of divorce. Beyond the emotional upheaval of parting with a life partner, there's the intricate task of asset division and navigating child custody matters.

The multifaceted challenges of divorce have led experts to liken the experience to grieving a loss. In such trying times, the guidance and support of a skilled, empathetic attorney are invaluable. At Aeschleman Law, our attorneys possess these qualities and more. We empathize with the emotional journey you're undergoing and offer logical guidance throughout the divorce process.


An annulment is a legal declaration by a judge that a marriage was invalid or void from its inception. Securing an annulment is a challenging process, as couples must substantiate specific grounds such as incest, bigamy, coercion, fraud, mental or physical incapacity, or age-related issues.

If you or a loved one is seeking an annulment, the guidance of a knowledgeable attorney is indispensable to navigate the stringent requirements imposed by the state. At Aeschleman Law, our attorneys have successfully guided numerous clients through the annulment process and are committed to achieving favorable outcomes for your case.

Child Custody

Facing a divorce, particularly when children are involved, can be emotionally wrenching. It's natural to prioritize the well-being of your children, ensuring they are shielded from the negative effects of the divorce and that their emotional needs are safeguarded. Concurrently, you must also protect your rights and strive to establish the healthiest environment possible for your children as they transition to living in two households. Our attorneys at Aeschleman Law understand these paramount concerns and are dedicated to addressing them comprehensively.

TCustody arrangements typically encompass several components: legal custody, physical custody, and visitation rights. Legal custody entails decision-making authority regarding the child's welfare, while physical custody pertains to where the child primarily resides. Parents may be granted joint physical custody or, alternatively, one parent may be awarded sole physical custody. Even if one parent has sole physical custody, the other parent may still be entitled to visitation rights, which are determined by separate court orders.

If you seek to modify an existing custody arrangement that no longer suits your circumstances, our attorneys at Aeschleman Law have extensive experience in facilitating such modifications to accommodate your evolving needs.

Child Support

Aside from tending to the emotional well-being of your family, attending to the financial aspects is equally crucial. Every child deserves financial support from both parents, encompassing expenses related to education, health insurance, extracurricular activities, medical care, and general living expenses to maintain their standard of living. At Aeschleman Law, we are steadfast in advocating for you and your children, ensuring the security and stability of their financial future.

Our attorneys are committed to swiftly securing the necessary support orders. Child support is determined using a statewide formula and guidelines set by the state. Various factors are taken into account when calculating the support amount. Our legal team meticulously examines all relevant factors to ensure that your child receives the maximum support possible.

If you find yourself as the supporting parent and experience changes in your circumstances or realize that your support order is unreasonable, our attorneys at Aeschleman Law will fiercely advocate for your financial well-being. We will diligently work to adjust your support order within the confines of the law to better suit your current situation.

High Asset Divorce

In situations of elevated financial standing, the typical concerns associated with divorce can intensify. There's a persistent apprehension about potentially losing the financial stability and assets one has diligently built for themselves and their family.

California's regulations stipulate precise guidelines for asset division, which can become considerably more intricate, especially when complex assets such as businesses and properties are involved. Entrusting an inexperienced attorney with the task of safeguarding your hard-earned assets during divorce proceedings can pose significant risks. At Aeschleman Law, our attorneys are adept at protecting your assets, including:

  • Stocks, Bonds, and mutual funds
  • Retirement Funds (401(k)s, deferred compensation, pension accounts)
  • Real Property (rental units, vacation homes)

Aeschleman Law can walk you through this complicated process and be your aggressive advocate in protecting all that you’ve worked to achieve.

Spousal Support/ Alimony

When contemplating the dissolution of a marriage, one of the foremost concerns revolves around ensuring adequate financial support amidst the shifting financial landscape. Spousal support typically emerges as the primary issue that individuals seek to address when consulting our office initially. Aeschleman Law has adeptly negotiated spousal support arrangements for numerous clients and is poised to bring the same level of expertise and proficiency to your support matter.

There are two main types of support: temporary and permanent, both serving to stabilize an individual's financial situation during and after divorce proceedings. Temporary support is granted during the divorce process, while permanent support is awarded post-divorce finalization. Determining spousal support entails assessing factors such as the duration of the marriage and the financial needs of each spouse. The calculation involves a complex formula and consideration of various financial aspects unique to each individual.

Entrusting your financial future to an inexperienced attorney or attempting to navigate this determination alone can be fraught with risks. At Aeschleman Law, our attorneys comprehend the intricate nuances involved in this calculation and are dedicated to safeguarding and advancing your financial well-being when spousal support is at stake.

Prenuptial/ Postnuptial Agreements

No one anticipates the dissolution of their marriage, and seeking a prenuptial agreement is not a declaration of failure. Rather, it is a prudent step that couples can take to safeguard individual assets and prepare for the financial complexities that marriage may entail. Aeschleman Law can assist you in navigating these various considerations by drafting a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. A postnuptial agreement establishes asset organization after marriage has occurred.

This proactive measure often minimizes conflicts that may arise in the event of divorce, as key agreements have been established beforehand. By entering into a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, subsequent divorces are typically less costly and contentious. Our attorneys at Aeschleman Law possess expertise in both types of agreements and are committed to helping you protect your financial assets.

Get The Help You Need- Reach Out To Aeschleman Law

The attorneys at Aeschleman Law are dedicated to guiding you through every stage of your family law proceedings, ensuring that each decision is thoroughly explained. We'll provide insight into the options that will most effectively stabilize and enhance your life. Your best interests will always be paramount in our representation of you and your family. Our objective is to facilitate a smooth and efficient process, with the ultimate goal of seeing you emerge from this experience happier, healthier, and prepared to embrace the future with confidence and security.

Located in San Jose, California, Aeschleman Law offers personalized family law services across Santa Clara, Alameda, and San Mateo Counties. Whether you're grappling with divorce, child custody, family support matters, or seeking assistance with prenuptial or postnuptial agreements, contact the offices of Aeschleman Law today at (408) 724-8930 to schedule a consultation.

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