Law Office of Matthew J. Jensen

A Family Law Attorney
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When things don’t work out the way you hoped and you find yourself facing a divorce…

We hope you never have to endure a divorce or a dispute about your child.  If you do, however, and are in need of legal representation, you will find compassionate counsel and sound advice at the Law Office of Matthew J. Jensen.

What We Do…

Divorce & Legal Separation

Alimony & Child Support

Child Custody

Property Division

Domestic Violence

Prenuptial Agreements

Mediation

Other

Fearless & Determined

Dissolving marriages and resolving child custody disputes are not easy tasks, even under the best of circumstances.  If your spouse or partner is being unreasonable, we are committed to standing up for what’s right, advocating for you in court, and obtaining a favorable outcome.

Do I Need an Attorney?

Ask Questions.

The best way to deal with a legal issue is to get ahead of it, rather than it getting ahead of you.  Ask questions and get advice.  A good attorney is essential for planning, strategy, and getting the best outcome possible.  A Family Law Attorney can help you manage your family affairs from prenuptial agreements to divorce and child custody disputes.

What Does a Family Law Attorney Do?

In order to navigate the tough and sensitive issues that arise between married couples, domestic partners, parents, and people contemplating marriage, it is in your best interest to involve a Family Law Attorney early on.  Family Law Attorneys can handle legal issues such as the negotiation and preparation of prenuptial agreements, divorce, and child custody and support issues.

How Do I Know If I Need a Family Law Attorney?

You may want to consult with a Family Law Attorney about:

  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Divorce
  • Legal separation
  • Property division
  • Spousal support (or alimony)
  • Child custody
  • Child Support
  • Domestic violence
  • Child abduction

Not every Family Law Attorney will have experience in all of these categories.  Be sure to ask your attorney if he or she has experience in the practice areas where you have a need. 

How Much Does A Family Law Attorney Cost?

Family Law Attorneys typically charge by the hour.  Hourly rates can vary widely, depending on the attorney’s knowledge and expertise. Rates can also vary depending on where you live and the complexity of the matter.

What Should I Expect When Working with a Family Law Attorney?

A good Family Law Attorney should be able to:

  • Apply the law to the facts of your situation
  • Analyze the merits and weaknesses of your case
  • Seek favorable settlements whenever possible to keep down your costs
  • Advise you of the pros and cons of settlement versus litigation in court
  • Be your advocate in the courtroom
Your Family Law Attorney will take you through every step of the process from the filing of the initial paperwork to the signing of a settlement.
For document creation or review, you should expect that your Family Law Attorney will create an agreement that you can understand and has the best chance of being legally enforceable.
Whether you negotiate or litigate your dispute in court, there is no guarantee of how things will turn out, but having a Family Law Attorney on your side will give you the best chance of obtaining a favorable outcome.

What They Say

Matthew was very responsive from the moment I called his office. He gave me an appointment for that same week. During the consultation he took the time to understand my situation and provided valuable feedback. I highly recommend his services.

Alba

Mr. Jensen helped my daughter get through a difficult child custody dispute. My daughter got sole legal and physical custody of my grandson and permission from the court to move out of state to a place with a lower cost of living. I couldn’t have asked for a better result. Mr. Jensen not only did a great job, but his hourly rate was reasonable.

Trish