Individual Representation

Individual Representation In Family Law

Rachel is a Certified Family Law Specialist who provides individual representation to her clients who are navigating divorce, separation, division of assets and parenting in separate households. Rachel helps alleviate the pressure of the legal process by being focused on what’s important to the client and by providing a comprehensive approach to resolving disputes. She is highly experienced in all aspects of family law including complex asset division, division of stock/stock/options/RSUs and other noncash compensation, high-conflict child custody matters, child and spousal support, drafting of prenuptial agreements, and domestic violence restraining orders. Whether litigating or acting as consulting counsel, Rachel provides superior family law representation.

Litigation Representation

If the case is a litigation case, Rachel will represent the client in all aspects of the litigation, including filing the petition, motions for temporary support, custody or visitation and bringing the case to judgment.

Consulting Attorney In Mediation Cases

If the parties are in mediation with a neutral third-party mediator or a private judge, Rachel will consult with the client through the mediation process to advise the client on his or her rights in order to reach a fair agreement on all issues.

Exceptional Counsel To Resolve Your Child Custody And Support Issues

Child Support

Child support is calculated by the Statewide Uniform Guideline formula that primarily utilizes the income of each parent and the time that each parent shares with the children to determine the “guideline” amount of support to be paid. In addition to the monthly guideline child support amount, there is additional child support that must be paid including work-related child care costs and uninsured medical costs. The amount of those costs that either party is required to pay can be proportional to their respective incomes. Likewise, there are certain discretionary expenses (i.e., extracurricular activities) that can be allocated between the parties. Attorney Rachel Castrejon can calculate child support so the client knows what to expect at the earliest opportunity and can plan accordingly.

Child Custody And Visitation

Perhaps the most critical element of a divorce or separation matter is the establishment of a parenting plan so that the children have a consistent and stable custody and visitation schedule. To that end, Rachel Castrejon assists clients in creating parenting plans, establishment of temporary and emergency custody and visitation orders involving domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and modification of existing custody and visitation orders. Additionally, Rachel Castrejon is a trained parenting coordinator and, in that capacity, helps high-conflict parents resolve disputes that arise throughout their coparenting years.

Talk To Rachel Today

Helping you resolve your child support or child custody issues is important to attorney Rachel Castrejon. Put her experience, compassion and skill to work for you. To seek her counsel, contact the firm online or call 415-636-5169 to schedule an appointment.