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Detail-Oriented Family Law Services Focused on Your Future

At the Law Office of Susan J. Ralston, we know you may feel overwhelmed by the complicated issues of your family law situation. When you work with our firm, we help you focus on solutions. From our office in Rocklin, we represent families throughout the counties of Placer, Yuba, Yolo, Nevada, and the Sacramento metro area.

  • Divorce: We protect your individual rights and help your family move forward.
  • Child custody: Under California family laws, all custody situations must first undergo child custody mediation. Our lawyer can help you prepare for child custody mediation and evaluation effectively by coaching you through the process and enforcing your parental rights.
  • Child support: The court uses strict guidelines for establishing child support. We will help you understand what to expect.
  • Alimony/spousal support: Whether spousal support is needed in your case depends on a variety of factors. We will help you understand these factors so you can plan accordingly.
  • Dependency/child protection: We vigorously defend families involved in child protection issues undertaken by the Child Protection Services agency of the California Department of Social Services.
  • Grandparents: Parents are not the only ones who care about child custody outcomes. We provide help for grandparents who seek to have visitation with their grandchildren.
  • Complex business matters: Our firm can assist you in resolving the division of shared business assets, stocks and investments, family-owned businesses and business dissolution.
  • Domestic violence/protective orders: We aggressively prosecute DV perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law including obtaining financial compensation. However, we also vigorously defend against false allegations of domestic violence because they diminish the credibility of real victims who need the protection.
  • Conservatorships: We help you take care of adult family members who cannot manage their financial or personal life decisions.
  • Guardianships: We help grandparents and extended relatives in obtaining legal guardianship for children when parents are unable or unavailable to take care of their children.
  • Adoption: We have extensive experience handling stepparent adoptions, grandparent adoptions, and other legal aspects of blended families, as well as general adoptions.

Contact Our Experienced Family Court Lawyer Throughout the Sacramento Metro Area

We will help you obtain concrete solutions that move your family forward and resolve these concerns. Contact our experienced attorney at 916-782-4747 to discuss your concerns. We represent clients in Placer, Sacramento, Nevada, Yolo, Yuba and Sutter Counties. Appointments are flexible.


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