Family Law

  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Marriage, Civil Unions, Domestic Partnerships
  • Adoption and Surrogacy
  • Child Abuse and Child Abduction
  • Termination Of Marriage, Annulment, Divorce
  • Divorce: property settlements, alimony, child custody, visitation rights, child support, spousal alimony
  • Paternity Testing, Paternity Fraud
  • Restraining Orders

As a former prosecutor, I spent several years in the Domestic Violence Unit, successfully prosecuting thousands of domestic violence and child abuse cases. Most of those cases inherently involved family law court matters as the two areas of the law inherently overlap. Family Law Court is a peculiar court. It is a Court of Equity and one where you do not have a Constitutional Right to a jury trial. Family law cases are unique because of the emotions and finances involved, especially if the case involves litigated issues of child custody, child support or alimony. You need an attorney who will fully understand every detail of your peculiar situation and effectively fight for your rights and swiftly navigate through the Family Court legal system.

Criminal Law

  • DUIs
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Abuse/Child Endangerment
  • Narcotics
  • General Felonies: (Robbery, Burglary, Theft Offenses Vandalism, Assaults, Weapon Offenses, Criminal Threats, etc)
  • White Collar Offenses (Financial Offenses such as Fraud, Embezzlement, etc.)

Any time you are charged with a criminal offense, it is imperative that you are represented by someone who knows the law (including many recent changes in California Penal Code, sentencing laws, and propositions), and the intricacies of the criminal justice system. It is important that you are represented by a successful litigator, which automatically gives you an advantage in any type of plea negotiations. However, if the case cannot resolve through plea bargaining, you need an attorney who can bring justice by taking your case to a jury trial. I have done it many times and have delivered results in the most difficult cases.

Civil Litigation

  • Personal Injury
  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Fraud

It is a well known fact that most civil litigation attorneys settle the vast majority of their cases and very few actually have conducted a jury trial. Their practice is limited to conducting depositions, filling endless motions and eventually settling a case, which may not necessarily be in their client’s best interest. This is why having a vast trial experience gives me an advantage in the civil litigation world. I am not afraid of exercising your constitutional right to a jury trial in a civil matter.

Wills and Trusts

  • Wills
  • Trusts/Living Trusts
  • Power of Attorney
  • Deeds

It is important that you possess proper documents protecting your assets and yourself clearly expressing your intentions in the event of death or mental incapacity preventing litigation or going through probate courts. Many cases end up in a heated litigation because the parties did not execute adequate legal documents or have been induced into signing legal documents they should not have signed. It is important that you have a skilled attorney who can explain all the options to you and that you are well informed and sign such important documents knowingly and intelligently and in compliance with the law.Type your paragraph here.

Matusik Law, LLP

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