Family Law Attorney Services
We specialize in divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, the division of marital property (including retirement accounts and businesses), and domestic violence.
The Law Office of Sean Musgrove was established in 2004 and is a mid-size law firm that focuses on family law and civil litigation in the state of California. The Law Office of Sean Musgrove provides excellent customer services as well as aggressive representation.
What We Do: The Law Office of Sean Musgrove has extensive experience in the area of family law. Our knowledge and understanding includes divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, the division of marital property (including retirement accounts and businesses), and domestic violence.
Divorce Attorney Experts
Divorce is always a difficult experience for those who are going through it. It is with that understanding that we strive to protect our clients’ interests. Divorce covers a wide range of topics, including child custody and visitation, child support, alimony (spousal support), separate property protection, community property division, and domestic violence.
When fighting for child custody, we focus on the child’s best interest. We advise the client on the law and what they need to consider before, during, and after litigation. We seek out ways to identify parental alienation so that one bad-acting parent is not poisoning the relationship between the child and the other parent. Most importantly, we advise how to transition from a contentious fight to mutual co-parenting. We believe in getting solid, clear orders that help alleviate and prevent problems in the future.
When fighting over child support, there are several factors that the Court will look at. These factors include whether or not the other parent is hiding income, purposefully not working in order to collect more money, and not fully participating in the child’s life by declining their parenting time. Unfortunately, in family law, not everyone plays fair. That is why we strive to even the playing field for our clients.
When fighting over the decision of marital property, we first educate our clients what marital property and separate property are, as well as how to prove the difference. It is important that an early discussion occurs so a strategy can be developed from the start. This can help keep costs down. We always work towards settlement while at the same time we prepare for trial by making sure we have the evidence to support our legal claims in negotiation. This insures we are always negotiating from a position of strength and have a full understanding regarding our case.
When dealing with domestic violence, we treat each case very carefully. We realize that our client’s life could be potentially at risk. One bad day or one heated argument and someone can get hurt or killed and lives can be changed forever. Stalking, verbal abuse, and emotional abuse are never acceptable and are signs of a volatile situation. On the other hand, we also realize that sometimes people use the domestic violence process to game the system by lying or exaggerating to the Court. Why would someone lie about something as serious as domestic violence? When the Court determines that there has been domestic violence, it impacts the ability to get spousal support and affects child custody and visitation. We take this seriously because if a restraining order is unjustly placed on someone, there are serious implications, ranging from problems searching for work to potential jail time.
Domestic violence is ugly and is never acceptable.
Civil Litigation, Legal Disputes & Litagration Law
What is civil litigation? The term “civil litigation” refers to a wide area of law, but generally, it refers to a legal dispute between two or more parties where one party seeks money for damages.
In the field of civil litigation, the Law Office of Sean Musgrove has experience in personal injury, medical malpractice, real property disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, and business litigation.
Personal Injury Lawyers & Attorney’s
What is personal injury? Car accidents and slip-and-falls are typical personal injury cases. However, slander over the Internet can also be considered personal injury. Of course each case depends on the facts and needs to be evaluated independently.
The Law Office of Sean Musgrove handles a wide variety of personal injury cases. We work our cases differently compared to other law firms. Many other firms only do personal injury and will settle a case at less than value so they can keep the lights on. The Law Office of Sean Musgrove is a diversified firm, so therefore we do not rely on your settlement to stay in business. This means we can wait, if you are willing, so we get a bigger award.
If you have been injured by a healthcare provider, then call the Law Office of Sean Musgrove. What is a health care provider? The State of California Department of Consumer Affairs lists the following occupations as health care providers:
- Clinical social workers
- Contact lens dispensers/spectacle lens dispensers
- Dental assistants
- Dental hygienists
- Educational psychologists
- Hearing aid dispensers
- Marriage and family therapists
- Naturopathic doctors
- Nurse practitioners
- Occupational therapists
- Osteopathic physicians
- Pharmacy technicians
- Physical therapists
- Physicians and surgeons
- Physician assistants
- Podiatric medical doctors
- Professional clinical counselors
- Psychiatric technicians
- Registered nurses
- Respiratory therapists
- Speech-language pathologists
- Vocational nurses
If someone from one of these occupations caused you injury, it is important that you move fast as the time to file suit may be shorter than in other types of cases. If someone hurt you and they are not on this list, you still need to call right away to make sure there isn’t a legal exception that allows you to take action. Details matter and it is important to find a law firm that understands what it takes to navigate through those details.
We are selective about what cases we take in this area, but we are happy to talk to you. We can help evaluate and prosecute your case and we will fight for you.
Other Areas of Legal Dispute
As a civil litigation firm, we also have experience in real estate and business litigation, such as property disputes, partnership disputes, and evictions.
The Law Office of Sean Musgrove provides strong representation because of our experience in family law and civil litigation. Civil litigation gives us the experience to the firm in how to deal with complex cases. Family law gives us a lot of Court time. The combined experience creates a winning combination that serves our clients well.