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In my personal opinion Tom is the best you can ask for. He is kind, compassionate, proffessional, and wastes no time. He will be by your side at all times. He is tough, strong willed, and very detailed. He professes in tax, child support, estate, bankruptcy, and dui. I honestly couldn’t ask for anyone better to represent me.Chealsey Modesto
Atty.Thomas Hogan helped me on my divorce case. He took care of all possible aspects that I’m entitled to get. Im’ so thankful and appreciative for all his help.Josepito M. Alvarez Modesto
Tom helped my husband and I with our bankruptcy at a time in our lives when we needed help. My husband got ill and went to a nursing facility and later passed away. I was losing our home and had to file bankruptcy. Tom was my angel when I needed then and is family to me now!!! He continues to help me in business and as a friend.Louise Y Modesto
I have been a client of Mr. Hogan since 2007. When I decided to get married he established my pre-nump. Since I had no idea how or what to put into it he was able to advise me on thing I would have never thought about. then 8 years later I needed a legal separation. Since the pre-nump was very detailed it made the legal separation quick and easy. Tom is very knowledgeable and is very understanding. I appreciate that he is tough when he needs to be but at the same time sensitive to the situation. He won’t just tell you what you want to hear but is honest and tell you how the law looks at things. I recommend Tom to anyone that needs a lawyer! After working with him on several issues Trust, divorce, pre-nump and legal separation I consider Tom my personal attorney and go to him for everything. If he doesn’t handle it he will recommend someone who does and I trust that I am in good hands. Thanks Tom!Jeri Eresman Modesto
This Law firm was tremendously helpful! Every question that I had was answered with honesty and integrity.Shannon Gramm Stockton
We care about our clients and are dedicated to addressing their legal issues to the best of our ability.Tom Hogan Founder
Divorce represents the end of one legal contract and the beginning of a new one. Every divorce action must be formally filed and approved by an appropriate court. The ex-partners may need to reach an agreement in five major areas: custody, visitation, child support, alimony, and division of property. In most divorces, settlement is reached by mutual consent (although frequently with considerable conflict). In some cases is there a contested issue which requires court action and judicial intervention for resolution. Our San Jose divorce attorneys have experience in dealing with the different issues of a divorce. Contact the Thomas Hogan Law Office San Jose.
Divorce Law in San Jose: Dissolution of Marriage Procedure
The divorce attorneys of the Thomas Hogan Law Office San Jose can assist you with your divorce proceedings. The dissolution of marriage procedure starts with the filing of the petition in court. In the petition, you must specify the reason why you are seeking a divorce. California is a no fault state. Under California law, the spouse seeking a no fault divorce only needs to list irreconcilable difference as the reason for seeking divorce. He or she need not prove that the other spouse is at fault. However, if you are seeking divorce on any other ground, you must prove the existence of that ground.
Dissolution of Marriage in San Jose: Contested Divorce
The divorce attorneys at our San Jose office can represent you in a contested divorce. A divorce case that goes to trial may require that opposing evidence be presented in open court, a process than can be extremely painful to members of the divorcing family. Relatives and mutual friends may be called as witnesses who are asked to testify for one spouse against the other in an attempt to substantiate the grounds for seeking a divorce, advocate for a favorable financial settlement, or support a certain child rearing arrangement. If custody is disputed, the children also may be asked to testify. Moreover, in some circumstances children are represented by a third lawyer whose duty is to advocate for their interests independently from the parents’ desires concerning the custody arrangement.
Divorce Mediation is a cooperative method of dispute resolution that operates on assumptions that differ remarkably from the adversarial approach both on logistical and psychological dimensions. In mediation, both partners will meet with a court appointed mediator who will attempt to help them negotiate their own settlement. The partners communicate more directly in mediation than in attorney negotiations, either in face to face meetings or by exchanging information through the mediator. Mediators operate on the assumption that certain disputes are best resolved in a cooperative rather than a competitive manner, and they view their primary role as one of facilitator rather than as an advocate or decision maker. For this reason, the mediator’s goal is to encourage negotiation, but the former marital partners are expected to rely on outside experts such as lawyers, financial planners, or mental health professionals for specific advice about the details of their agreement. Our divorce attorneys can assist you with divorce mediation. Contact the Thomas Hogan Law Office San Jose.
Spousal support, when awarded, is usually temporary and designed to give a spouse time and opportunity to become self-supporting. Exceptions may be made in long-term marriages or when a spouse has poor employment prospects due to age or health. The court will consider various factors when determining the amount of spousal support. During earlier times, spousal support was generally awarded to the wife. However these days, the courts have started awarding spousal support to husbands. Our San Jose divorce attorneys have been assisting clients across California in getting spousal support.
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