Birdsong Legal Counsel:
San Jose Family Law Attorneys

Caring, compassionate, knowledgeable and competent family lawyers when you have family issues, where compassion makes quite a difference in the outcome.

About the Law Firm

Family law can be the most personal and emotionally charged type of law—our experienced family lawyers at Birdsong Legal Counsel offer families, spouses, and children a cool, calm, and collective approach to getting the best outcome for your case.

Birdsong Legal Counsel works to protect families, support spouses in divorce, secure alimony, collect good child support, and achieve satisfactory child custody. Our family law attorneys pride themselves on making families, spouses, and children feel safe, supported, and trusted.

Finding the proper law representative in your family law case can be challenging. Choosing the family lawyers at Birdsong Legal Counsel is the right choice for you to feel protected. We have been helping families in San Jose, CA, and the Northern California area since 2015. No matter how big or small your family issues are, we will be here to help you get through them.

Why Choose the Law Firm

Birdsong Legal Counsel specializes in working with families through mediation to achieve satisfactory results for both parties involved. As a skilled negotiator, Shannon Birdsong is able to advocate for her client’s needs and avoid contentious family and civil disputes.

Why Choose the Law Firm

Birdsong Legal Counsel specializes in working with families through mediation to achieve satisfactory results for both parties involved. As a skilled negotiator, Shannon Birdsong is able to advocate for her client’s needs and avoid contentious family and civil disputes.

Compassion

Compassion

Birdsong Legal Counsel offers compassionate and skilled assistance services to our clients. We are always available to answer a question, de-escalate a situation, or provide reassurance.

Service

Services

We represent the client in all aspects of family law. This extensive experience has prepared us to tackle any family law issue you need to have resolved.

Experience

Experience

Practicing family law since 2015, Shannon Birdsong has dedicated her career to fighting for families.

Personal Services

Birdsong Legal Counsel is able to assist in your matter no matter how big or small the issues.

Personal Services
Personal Services
Personal Services
Personal Services

Personal Services

Birdsong Legal Counsel is able to assist in your matter no matter how big or small the issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

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    Why Should I Hire San Jose, CA, Family Lawyer Shannon Birdsong To Protect My Family?

    Family issues are emotionally-charged events. Things like divorce, child support, asset allocation, domestic violence, and child custody can drastically impact your family’s future.

    At Birdsong Legal Counsel, your family is our family. We know the importance of family and what that means for your life. We give each case the care and compassion that it deserves. As you provide for your family daily, we want to offer our services to you. Birdsong Legal Counsel works with a diverse team of mental health professionals, and counselors, that deliver results for favorable outcomes for our clients. With these skilled professionals, we can craft a rock-solid case for you to win in or out of court. – Read More

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    Who Determines How Assets Are Divided In A Divorce?

    Generally, spouses are free to divide their property as they see fit in what is called a “marital settlement agreement,” which is a contract between the husband and the wife that divides property and debts and resolves other issues of the divorce. Although many divorces begin with a high level of acrimony, a substantial majority are settled without the need for a judge to decide property or other issues. However, if the division of property cannot be settled, then the court must make the determination. As a starting point, courts allow both parties to keep their “nonmarital” or “separate” property.

    In dividing marital or community property, California believes that marital property should be divided equally unless a premarital agreement specifies otherwise. That means that in general, with some exception, anything accrued or earned during the marriage is considered community property and will be divided equally, even if disproportionately earned by one spouse or the other. Parties can get creative in their equitable distribution choosing either in kind division (division each asset and debt in half) or awarding various assets and debts to each party to allow for an equal division of the marital assets and debts.

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    How Do Courts Determine Who Gets Custody Of Children?

    If the parents cannot agree on custody of their child, the courts decide custody based on “the best interests of the child.” Determining the child’s best interests involves many factors, no one of which is the most important factor.

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    What Is Joint Custody?

    Joint custody has two parts: joint legal custody and joint physical custody. A joint custody order can have one or both parts.

    Joint legal custody refers to both parents sharing the major decisions affecting the child, which can include school, health care and religious training. Other considerations under these types of custody agreements can include: extracurricular activities, summer camp, age for dating or getting a job, and methods of discipline.

    Joint physical custody refers to the time spent with each parent. The amount of time is flexible, and can range from a moderate period of time for one parent, such as every other weekend, to a child dividing the time equally between the two parents’ homes. In situations where the time spent with both parents will be divided equally, it helps if the parents live close to one another.

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Testimonials

“We did not know where to begin with our change of family status. Shannon was amazing and assisted with so many areas. It was easy and manageable.”

Erin and Tomas R.

“Amazing family/divorce attorney. Shannon helped with my divorce and custody case in 2016. We were able to get everything we petitioned for, and I was thoroughly impressed with how seamlessly the entire process went and how well she knew the system, other attorneys and judges, and how she prepped me for what to expect at each step. While no one wants to go through a divorce, it’s a reality a lot of us must face, and having Shannon’s help made a stressful process so much easier on me and my kids.”

A Satisfied Client.

“Custody issues can be really scary and Shannon created a calm and trusting environment where everyone was pleased with the outcome. Thank you!”

Jayson and Caitlin M.

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DISCLAIMER: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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Shannon Birdsong
2 N. Market St. Ste. 444
San Jose, CA 95113

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Phone: (408) 909-4586

Office Hours:
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(9:00am- 4:00pm) PST

 

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