Family Law

Jennifer Granger is aware of the everlasting impact both family and criminal law cases have on her clients’ lives and is committed to helping her clients by pursuing the best course of action to protect their rights.  Below is a brief description of each family law practice area that she handles.


Depending on personal circumstances, many couples will choose to pursue a legal separation rather than a divorce. No matter your situation, it is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced California family law attorney.

As a no-fault divorce state, California courts may grant a divorce when irreconcilable differences have pulled the couple apart. The marriage has simply broken down, and the court will grant a divorce to allow the parties to move on with their lives.

Once your divorce petition is filed, you will have to wait at least six months for it to be finalized. By keeping this waiting period in mind, divorcing couples are encouraged to act quickly rather than procrastinate. If you truly believe that your marriage has dissolved past the point of saving, you may want to consider filing your petition. Contact Jennifer to learn more.


Child Custody disputes arise when married or unmarried parties cannot agree on the custody and visitation schedule. Child custody disputes are often the most contentious.


Child support follows child custody and is most often dictated by statutory formula.


No formula exists for determining spousal support. The statute outlines sets of factors for the Court to determine when making a spousal support award. Infidelity has no bearing on a spousal support award.


After an order for custody exists a party may want to modify that order. Law exists that determines under what circumstances a person can file a motion for a custody modification.


Rather than seeking a divorce, many couples will choose to have the marriage annulled. An annulment is a legal way of saying that the marriage never existed. Depending on the circumstances of your marriage, you might qualify for an annulment.


Individuals usually do not fully understand their parental rights when there is no marriage. Fortunately, a skilled California lawyer can listen to their concerns and provide valuable insight regarding their rights and protections.Before a child custody action can be brought paternity must be determined.


In California, guardianship applies to children whose parents are unable to care for them for a variety of reasons. Essentially, a guardian is appointed by the court to be responsible for an individual younger than 18.


Termination of parental rights is permanent and irrevocable once completed.


Before an adoption can be initiated the biological parents have to relinquish their parental rights voluntarily or have them terminated by the Court.

Call today (530) 470-0328 if you have questions and concerns or for a free case evaluation.