Matthew J. Jensen

If you ever find yourself in need of a family law attorney, we are here for you.
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Proven Legal Representation.

Compelling Results

If your spouse has filed for divorce or you have decided to initiate one, consider the Law Office of Matthew J. Jensen.  Mr. Jensen is a skilled litigator and Family Law Attorney who strives to provide compassionate and effective legal representation to his clients.

 

We Can Help You With…

Divorce & Legal Separation

Alimony & Child Support

Child Custody

Property Division

Domestic Violence

Prenuptial Agreements

Mediation

Other

Compassionate Representation

If you are in need of a Family Law Attorney, the Law Office of Matthew J. Jensen is here for you.  Mr. Jensen helps clients successfully address the legal issues that matter to them most.  Family law matters are deeply personal and emotionally charged.  To make sound decisions about issues that can have lifelong ramifications, you need the support and understanding of an experienced Family Law Attorney and aggressive representation in court.

Separation & Support Matters

IIf you are considering divorce, or if your spouse has already filed, you should talk to a Family Law Attorney as soon as possible. Whether your divorce is uncontested or contested, many issues may require immediate action. For instance, California is a community property state and determining what is community property and what is a separate property can be complicated, especially when a divorcing spouse owns real estate, a business, or stock options. We can provide guidance and advice to protect your property interests.

Child Custody & Support

Of all the issues in a divorce, child custody and visitation can be the most contentious. We help clients understand what’s relevant and not relevant in child custody contests and represent clients at mediation, contested hearings, custody evaluations, move-away contests, and parentage actions. We also provide advice and representation regarding child support and the modification and enforcement of child support orders.

Mediation & Other

The Law Office of Matthew J. Jensen is a full-service family law practice. Whether you need representation for a divorce or child custody dispute, a mediator or an attorney to represent you at mediation, assistance with a pre or post nuptial agreement, or a second opinion, we have the skills and experience to help you. From stay-at-home parents to business owners to Silicon Valley executives, we have successfully represented a large spectrum of clients who helped us grow to who we are today.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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 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.

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 L.

Mr.Jensen is an extremely reliable, diligent, professional, and level-headed lawyer.  He handled my case with precision.  He is extremely responsive and works hard to find a solution that serves his client well.  He is very honest and utilizes his time well to minimize unnecessary time charged to his client.  I would recommend him to anyone needing a lawyer in the Sunnyvale area.

Julie B.

Easy to talk to, knowledgeable, looked out for my interests (in spite of myself). We were under a time line and he met it – very responsive.

David