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Family Law | Juvenile Dependency 

Extensive Courtroom Experience

Colleen Clark is an attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience. She began her career in Southern California, where she practiced for more than 20 years handling civil law cases through arbitration, mediation and trial.

Ms. Clark was born and raised in Napa County and returned to Napa in 1998. In addition to practicing law, from 1998 to 2002, she taught at Empire College of Law in Santa Rosa.

The Law Offices of Colleen Clark opened in Napa County in August 2006. The focus of her practice is in the family law and juvenile dependency areas. Ms. Clark is also a trained mediator.

Legal Services

 

We focus in the Family Law area. These are the types of things that makeup Family Law:

Family Law

There are many different shared parenting plans that can be discussed between parents. Attorneys can help parents reach an agreement about custody and visitation.

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Division of Assets & Debts

​Every person’s case is different so there may be exceptions to general rules for division of assets (property) and debts. It is important to consult with a qualified lawyer on these issues.

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Custody of Children

​There are many different shared parenting plans that can be discussed between parents. Attorneys can help parents reach an agreement about custody and visitation.

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Child Support

Parents of a child have a statutory obligation to financially support that child. A parent cannot waive child support. A skilled local attorney can help a parent get the necessary court orders for child support and handle enforcement of such orders.

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Spousal Support

Spousal support can be temporary or permanent. ​It is important to recognize that judges make decisions on permanent spousal support in different ways. There is a great deal of discretion in the application of Family Code Section 4320 factors. While no attorney can guarantee how a judge will decide those factors , a skilled local attorney can help with those important issues.

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Guardianship & Adoption

​​Sometimes, parents are not able to take care of their children in a safe way. When that happens, a family member or friend can step in as a guardian. Having a skilled, local attorney help with these issues can make a difference between success and failure.

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