Family Law Resources

The family law attorneys at the Law Offices of Russo & Prince, LLP are pleased to provide the following links to resources in Solano County and surrounding areas regarding California divorce, adoption, domestic violence, and other family law matters. We hope these resources are helpful to you. If you are looking for other information, or if you need advice and representation in a particular family law matter, please contact the Law Offices of Russo & Prince in Suisun City to speak with one of our lawyers.

California Legal Resources

Divorce Resources

The California Bar Association produces a pamphlet called What Should I Know About Divorce and Custody, with basic information including the grounds for divorce in California, spousal support, child custody and visitation, and more.

If you are having trouble receiving court-ordered medical or financial support, the California Department of Child Support Services may be able to assist you. The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement performs a similar function at the federal level and includes a Federal Parent Locator Service to help locate parents, collect child support payments, and enforce support orders.

Try this Child Support Calculator to help you estimate how much child support is likely to be awarded in your divorce.

If the community property to be divided in your divorce includes one spouse's pension plan or other employee benefit plan, you may want to learn about Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) from the United States Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration or the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

Kids' Turn is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization helping children cope with parental separation and divorce.

Domestic Violence Resources

This pamphlet from the California Bar Association discusses the steps to take to protect yourself from domestic violence, including how to obtain a temporary restraining order (TRO).

Important phone numbers include the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE for emergency or non-emergency referrals to resources in your area, as well as the Resource Center on Child Protection and Custody at 1-800-527-3223 and the Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence at 1-800-313-1310.

Information and resources may also be found at the websites for the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Adoption Resources

A part of the California Department of Social Services, the Children and Family Services Division provides assistance with adoptions and foster care and related children's services and child welfare issues.

Family Law Mediation Resources

This pamphlet from the California Bar Association provides information on the many types of alternative dispute resolution available, from negotiation to binding arbitration.

Family Law Forms

Judicial Council forms for use in family law and other legal matters may be obtained at the California Courts website.

Collaborative Law Resources

Find out more about the collaborative law process and whether collaborative law is right for you at Collaborative Practice California.

 

Contact the Law Offices of Russo & Prince, LLP for assistance with your Solano, Napa or Contra Costa family law, mediation, arbitration, child custody, collaborative law, child or spousal support, property division, judgment enforcement, adoption, criminal law, criminal appeal,or other legal matter.