Family Law

Family Law

Family Law


“The family is the sure foundation of all that is stable and noble in our civilization…”

United States Supreme Court, Murphy v. Ramsey, 1885

Family Law

Family Law deals with family relationships: the starting thereof (adoption or prenups) or the ending (divorce).

What Type of Adoptions Do You Handle?

Am I Ready for Marriage?

Am I Ready for Divorce?

Nothing is as stressful as family problems.

Few things in life are as stressful as fighting over custody and visitation.  Or arguing over a prenup.

These legal issues, coupled with intense emotional feelings, are impossible to deal with alone.  Unlike traditional civil law, family law is more personal, more private, and more fragileUnlike traditional civil law, there is no winning in family law.

You Have Choices

If you and your spouse are separating, you have several different divorce options.

Divorce Mediation

Some people view mediation as weak.

They are wrong.  Mediation is certainty.  You are in control of your outcome: not lawyers, forensics, custody evaluators or judges.  If you are going through a divorce, you are in pain.  Even though your instinct is to fight, what you need is to heal.  Because you are in a fragile state, I advise that you explore all of your options, including mediation.

Kelly Chang Rickert is a Certified Family Law Specialist and experienced in the following matters:

To start your case, please complete our online consultation form.  Someone will contact you within 24 hours.

If you have any further questions or need additional information about Family Law or other services, please do not hesitate to email or call (626) 765-5767.