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San Jose Attorney Merrisa L. Coleman-Bishop - Family Law, Divorce, and
Bankruptcy Lawyer Serving Northern California

Having practiced in California since 1992, San Jose divorce lawyer Merrisa Coleman-Bishop has helped Northern California clients in divorce, child custody and support, and family law problems faced by parents in domestic partnerships or less formal arrangements. She also represents people facing domestic violence restraining orders both in bringing and defending the requests for domestic violence restraining orders, and provides legal help for people who are considering bankruptcy.

She represents clients in San Jose, across the Bay Area, including Hayward, Redwood City, Morgan Hill, Sunnyvale, in the Counties of Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo. Outside of the Bay Area, she takes cases in the Counties of Sacramento, Yolo, Alameda, Placer and El Dorado. Merrisa L. Coleman-Bishop. Despite her office being located in San Jose, California, as a resident of Sacramento she is more than happy to take clients in the Sacramento and surrounding counties. She is willing to meet with the potential new client at their residence and on weekends in the Counties of Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado. This includes the cities of Auburn, Roseville and the surrounding communities, all of Sacramento County and the Cities of Placerville and El Dorado.

San Jose Attorney Coleman-Bishop: Dependable, Understanding and Practical

San Jose divorce attorney Merrisa Coleman-Bishop has personally be involved and has first hand experience of what it is like to undergo a divorce, custody dispute and spousal support disputes. She understands that her clients need not only dependable and legally accurate advice to guide them in some of the most important decisions they'll ever have to make, but first had experience as well. She starts with your own understanding of the facts that bear on your problem, and then works with you to define your objectives. She will clarify both the factual and legal background of your situation, and advise you as to what is the right way to proceed in your case.

Merrisa Coleman-Bishop having over 22 years of experience will provide you with practical options for obtaining your goals with the least expense, uncertainty and time involved. Contact her law office in San Jose, California, to schedule a consultation.

A Bay Area Attorney and Doing What Is Best for Clients

Whether your legal needs relate to divorce, property division, child custody, child support, visitation rights or domestic violence or other family law concerns, bankruptcy or real estate conflicts, Merrisa Coleman-Bishop takes a sensible approach to your case. She does not pursue legal options for the sake of adding time and cost to your case. She only does what is best for her clients.

Wherever possible, she works to achieve your objectives through negotiation and mediation rather than exposing you unnecessarily to the risks of litigation. She will always give you a straight and candid assessment of your legal situation and the strength of your case, and will never recommend that you take a weak case to court. Her practical advice and solid common sense have served her Bay Area divorce and family law, and bankruptcy clients very well.

A Lawyer Active in the Developing California Domestic Partnership Laws

For many years, San Jose domestic partnership lawyer Merrisa Coleman-Bishop has been active in developing the law relating to the security of committed relationships particularly as it concerns the rights, both within and outside of registered domestic partnerships under California law. All registered domestic partnership couples have the same rights as heterosexual couples. Same sex couples however do have unique issues which will need to be handled in a dissolution, custody, visitation and/or support matter. Merrisa L. Coleman-Bishop, having been a supporter of the LGBT community for over 20 years has a unique perspective as to the needs the clients who are participants in these cases.

Contact an Experienced San Jose Divorce Lawyer

San Jose attorney Merrisa Coleman-Bishop represents clients in the Bay Area and throughout Northern California, including Sacramento. El Dorado, and Placer Counties, in divorce and family law, and Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. For information about her family law, or bankruptcy services, contact her law firm today.