Family Law

We act as an advocate and develop a strategy to reach the best possible outcome for our clients

We will protect your rights, care about your future, and take quick and effective action on your behalf to minimize costs.

We will also try to mediate, if desired by the parties. Circumstances often arise in which couples require the assistance of neutral third party to reach a resolution to emotionally volatile issues.

Fay Arghavani values her clients and is committed to providing quality personalized legal representation at reasonable rates. Her approach is to stand up for your rights and proactively pursue your interest. The attorney is an accomplished negotiator, mediator, and experienced trial lawyer who can handle all aspects of your family law case as may be necessary.

Fay Arghavani will handle all aspects of family law including:

. Divorce

. Paternity

. Child Custody/Support

. Spousal Support

. Community Property Division

. Child support cases

. Restraining Orders (protective orders)

. Mediation

What is Family Law?

Family law is a broad area of law dealing primarily with issues that arise when spouses separate. These issues typically involve such matters as:

  • Parenting (Custody and Access) of Children;
  • Child Support;
  • Spousal or Partner Support;
  • Division of Property and Debts;
  • Divorce

Family law also includes other issues such as:

  • Cohabitation & Prenuptial Agreements;
  • Adoption of children and adults;
  • Guardianship of children;
  • Applications for access to children by grandparents;
  • Division of private pensions;
  • Restraining orders in domestic situations;
  • Orders for exclusive possession of a home or other property.


There are various legal options available for spouses who have separated (or are about to separate). The appropriate options depend on the circumstances and the parties involved. A separation agreement might be negotiated through the lawyers for each side, by the parties directly, through Collaborative Law or through some form of private mediation.

If issues can’t be resolved through an agreement, they may need to be resolved through the Courts or through a form of private mediation.


A lawyer can discuss the implications of your decision, should you decide to separate from your spouse.

If you have already separated from your spouse or from the parent of your child(ren), you should consult a family lawyer. S/he can help you fully understand your rights and obligations, as a result of the marriage or relationship.

If you are considering marriage or cohabitation, a family lawyer can provide you with advice regarding a prenuptial or cohabitation agreement.


Your lawyer can refer you to marriage, personal or family counseling to assist you in either reconciling with your spouse or in assisting you and you children through the separation process.


You should feel comfortable with and trust your lawyer. Look for a lawyer who is experienced in family law, separation, divorce, custody and other aspects of your situation. For example, some spouses co-own businesses and will require a lawyer with experience in these matters. Other qualities such as competence, compatibility and availability are important. All of which are qualities Fay Arghavani possesses.


If you and/or your spouse decide to separate, or if you wish to have a prenuptial or cohabitation agreement, you will need to retain a lawyer. Your lawyer will likely ask you for:

  • Your ideas for a proposed parenting plan, if applicable;
  • Income information for both you and your spouse, including tax returns and pay stubs;
  • A list of individual and joint assets and liabilities, with supporting documentation;
  • A list of your monthly expenses (if spousal support is an issue).

Gathering information early can reduce the time and expense involved in your lawyer having to obtain this information. In addition, gathering information early can also speed up the process of resolving your matter, whether by agreement or through the Courts.