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Contra Costa Divorce Attorneys

Contra Costa Divorce Attorneys

Contra Costa Divorce Lawyers – Free Consultation – (925) 542-2543

The Contra Costa divorce attorneys at at Ryan Family Law handle divorce and family law matters for clients in Contra Costa County, Alameda Counties and the surrounding cities and communities from our Walnut Creek office.

A legal dispute between you and your spouse is perhaps the most difficult challenge you will ever have to face. Anxiety and emotions are running high, which can make it tough to make informed and rational decisions about your future. If children are involved, they will be impacted by any decisions made. As the seasons of your life go, the stakes have never been higher.

You likely have many questions. You can get answers from wherever you are right now.

You can take advantage of a FREE Initial strategy consultations by phone, by Zoom, Skype, Apple FaceTime or in a sit-down consultation in person.

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Big Decisions… Paul Ryan can Personally Help You Brainstorm Your Choices

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Let’s Brainstorm Your Choices

Worry & Anxiety – Most people fretting about a military divorce cannot visualize what that will look like or how it plays out. At Ryan Family Law, we believe in talking honestly with callers considering divorce, so they know what (1) to expect after choosing to file for divorce, or (2) if you have been served divorce papers, what to expect in the weeks ahead.

We do not apply a slash-and-burn approach to family law. We believe that approaching your spouse with guns blazing, intimidation, or “bully” legal tactics can cause irreparable harm to your post-divorce future and might end up costing you more in attorney fees than through a calm and reasoned approach.

We want to guide our clients to amicable, cost-effective solutions through calm and reasoned negotiation and collaborative law whenever possible. That said, if your spouse refuses to be reasonable, Contra Costa divorce attorney Paul J. Ryan is always prepared for aggressive litigation to accomplish our client’s goals.

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Serving Northern California

In Northern California we represent Residents in Contra Costa County, Alameda County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area from our Walnut Creek office.

60% of our clients are civilians and 40% are military men & women. Either way, Divorce is stressful and complex and you need someone representing you that you trust.

MEET: Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel  (ret.) & Attorney Paul J. Ryan, Esq.

Paul Ryan, Marine Corps Lt Col  (ret)

Founder and managing attorney of Ryan Family Law, Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Paul J. Ryan has decades of actual military service followed by attending law school then becoming an attorney of nearly 30 years focused on helping military members and families.

Decisions that change your family dynamic are tough. You need an attorney by your side who can help you navigate through this difficult process with ease. Your attorney must be well-versed in California family law while also possessing unparalleled people skills inside and outside of the courtroom.

You want an attorney who is a tough negotiator, but also a fierce litigator in the courtroom. Many attorneys are one or the other – Paul J. Ryan and Gail Wassermanc routinely demonstrate their incredible skills and success as both negotiators and litigators.

Experience matters!

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Serving Civilian & Military Members in Contra Costa and Beyond

Call For a FREE Consultation Today

We understand how difficult these decisions can be. We want to help you feel comfortable and assist you in any way we can. Schedule a case review with our Contra Costa divorce attorneys today.

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Reach Out for a Trusted Ally to Handle Your Family Law Matter

It’s difficult when facing a family law problem such as a divorce or a child custody dispute. However, when such a problem arises, it is important to handle it with care.

East Bay Area divorce attorney Paul J. Ryan has more than 27 years of experience handling divorce and family law matters for clients in Walnut Creek, Concord, and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Attorneys Paul Ryan and Gail Wasserman and their experienced staff will handle your critical family law matters including divorce, custody, visitation, spousal support and associated financial matters (real estate, community property, pension and retirement accounts) with the utmost care and attention to detail.

We will take the necessary time to completely understand your situation so we can tailor a legal approach suited to your unique needs and goals. Our Contra Costa family law firm is here to provide you with the compassionate guidance and strong advocacy you need.

I’ve been working with Paul Ryan on a difficult case for over a year and he has been a God-send. He is smart, personable, very down to earth and a fighter. I had two terrible experiences previously with different SD firms, and hiring Paul has been a welcome breath of fresh air. I would highly recommend Paul, especially for active duty military and veterans.

Charles
Ryan Family Law Group
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Regina Villalobos
Regina Villalobos
15:38 12 Sep 22
Called for a consultation in a family law case and the lawyer was amazingly helpful a en gave me some input and guide... ace despite me not being able to afford a retainer for him at the moment. Offered me useful advice that has helped me move forward on my case and I hope to soon be able to retain him for his services.read more
Jack Herculean
Jack Herculean
19:43 05 Sep 22
Is it typical to take 15 months to divorce without even having been to trial?
Khristina Lucas
Khristina Lucas
10:59 31 Jul 22
Attorney Paul Ryan is great! Hard working, honest and will fight for you. His paralegal Shirlene is just as great and... responds toEmails and phone calls immediately. Overall, a diligent office to have on your side!read more
Vinny Record
Vinny Record
18:59 09 Jun 22
Thank you!Great service! Very knowledgeable! Glad to know I’m going to battle with the Ryan family law team behind me!
Mike Green
Mike Green
19:57 07 Apr 22
Very professional and effective. Plus they are easy to work with. A price I was very happy to pay. Best lawyers I... have ever hired. There has been a few during a long divorce and their group is tops.read more
Sean Vanhorn
Sean Vanhorn
03:19 16 Mar 22
Great people! Fast turn around time from when I called to when I was able to talk to an attorney! Highly recommend
Nadine Martinez
Nadine Martinez
01:34 30 Jun 21
The detailed and step by step advise helped me through a nasty divorce! Thank you!
Hung Tran
Hung Tran
00:11 28 Jun 21
had consulted with Mr. Ryan He was responsive and answered my questions , was always pleasant and professional and... clearly explained my options objectively. He thoroughly reviewed and provided a realistic strategy, I was satisfied. I'd absolutely recommend mr Ryan .read more
Janet H
Janet H
23:06 03 Jun 21
Called to schedule a complimentary consultation expected to either not get a call back or, get a sales pitch. Neither... happened! Mr Ryan called me at my requested time and gave me valuable, important information. He provided me answers to specific questions regarding my situation. I now feel much more prepared and confident going forward. If you need some answers to your questions that may lead to action you take, call Paul Ryan.read more
Diane Kocheran
Diane Kocheran
14:57 08 Sep 20
Paul Ryan helped me to keep my Alimony after my ex husband tried to end it. Paul, along with his incredible office... staff was very honest with me, always quick to answer all my questions, quick to call me back and even gave me discounts when paying my bill on time. This law firm is incredible and I would recommend them highly. I live in Las Vegas and we did everything over the phone. The hearing was in San Diego.They really care about their clients and this was a difficult case. Thank you Paul and your entire office staff. You all are truly one of the greats and I appreciate all your hard work on my case. Thank you.read more
ririck1000
ririck1000
19:13 26 Jul 20
Paul Ryan and Ryan Family Law did an outstanding job with my recent matter. Paul was very responsive to my inquiry and... matched me with one of his excellent attorneys, Paula. Paula was extraordinary! She was professional and conscientious. She developed a successful strategy and assisted me throughout the process and ultimately achieved exceptional results. I would recommend Ryan Family Law to anyone facing a family law matter!read more
Shawn Velasquez
Shawn Velasquez
00:13 10 Jun 20
Paul Ryan is awesome veteran attorney willing to help veterans. He took the time to call me back and go over my case... with me even on the weekend! I would recommend him and I'm definitely keeping his contact in my phone book.read more
Estrellita McIlrath
Estrellita McIlrath
01:58 09 May 20
I could not be more impressed by the actions of the Ryan Family Law Firm. I contacted them on a weekend and was... expecting a call or email on Monday, but instead I was called within the hour and the plan to resolve my issue immediately started. I look forward to continuing to work with Paul, Paula and the rest of the firm and I have no doubt they will give me exactly what I want. Paula did an amazing job representing me and giving me a taste of what is to come.read more
Patty OConnor
Patty OConnor
00:26 29 Feb 20
Paul Ryan is bright, very experienced and will have your back 100%. He is a great attorney who is able to explain the... ins and outs of family law with clarity. He also is a man with a great deal of integrity - you can definitely trust Paul with your case. Highly recommend.read more
Scott Goodman
Scott Goodman
04:49 22 Nov 19
I have nothing but great things to say about Ryan Family Law. As the respondent in a divorce action, Ryan Family Law... (Paul Ryan, founder) consulted with me very thoroughly and my attorney (Paula) was just SO impressive with her attention-to-detail approach to my case. All contacts – email or phone call – made by me were always returned promptly (often in less than an hour) if my attorney was not readily available at that moment; at her end Paula kept me very, very well informed on all issues and movements associated with my case. Legal terms and common Family Law abbreviations were always explained to my satisfaction and understanding; communications with my attorney Paula or support/administrative staff was always prompt, professional and informative. Paula appeared in court alongside me or appeared on her own (as needed, recommended or prudent) and engaged opposing attorneys with tenaciousness and surgical precision on my behalf, resulting in a well-designed and favorable settlement.I would not hesitate to provide my most positive endorsement and candid recommendation for Ryan Family Law for persons wanting a tenacious and thorough approach to representing YOU for family law matters needing thoroughly professional handling and getting the highest possible probability for a favorable outcome.read more
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