Practice Areas

Family Law

Family conflicts can have an impact on every part of your life and the lives of those you love, not just for the short term but forever. That’s why you need an experienced professional to guide you through the legal process.

Divorce

The dissolution of a marriage involves crucial decisions about the welfare of your children and the equitable division of your assets.

Child Custody

Child custody is one of the most difficult issues a parent faces during divorce. Drawing on more than 14 years of experience, I represent families in California in all aspects of child custody and visitation.

Child Support

Parents must consider not only how divorce affects them, but also how it affects their children — both emotionally and financially. I help you obtain a fair and reasonable child support arrangement that allows you to raise your child in a safe and healthy environment.

Spousal Support

When you and your spouse divorce, there are a number of decisions you need to make that will have a long-term impact on your quality of life. One of the decisions the California courts generally make on behalf of those involved is whether or not one spouse must provide the other with monetary support, which is also known as spousal support.

Paternity

Law Office of Miyuki Nishimura has assisted many women in establishing the legal paternity of their children and helped many men obtain parental rights to their children. I am also highly familiar with how to deal with cases in which paternity is in question.

Community Property

California is a community property state, which means that divorcing couples are required to split the value of their marital property equally. It does not matter which party acquired the asset or earned the money to do so. With 14 years of experience, I am a strong advocate for clients throughout California during negotiations and in court.

Uncontested Divorce

While divorce is never happy, spouses who agree on issues such as child custody and property division make the process easier in many ways. Still, there are legal requirements that must be satisfied even in an uncontested divorce.

Legal Separation

In certain situations, a couple may wish to live apart but do not want to terminate their marriage. In California, this is called a legal separation. Essentially, a legal separation is a court-approved contract between spouses that outlines how marital responsibilities will be divided.

Domestic Violence Prevention

Pre- & Post-nuptial Agreements

Law Office of Miyuki Nishimura works with couples who wish to establish the terms of a settlement agreement either before or after they are married — in the event that they later decide to divorce or legally separate. While these kinds of agreements are often frowned upon by society, working out a prenuptial (premarital) agreement before marriage or a post-nuptial agreement after the fact can be very practical.

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