Family Law

The Hollister & Brace family law section is known for its depth and experience in the field and its innovative and constructive problem-solving approach, with a focus on respect for the family. The family law lawyers and support staff offer the client a range of resolution processes, from traditional advocacy in both the trial and appellate courts to mediation and private adjudication. This practice area is headed by Paul A. Roberts, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the field and is widely recognized for his skill, judgment and breadth of knowledge. He has been appointed by the Judges of Santa Barbara County to serve as a Special Master, a Judge Pro Tem and Minor’s Counsel. As well he is regularly employed by private attorneys as a private judge and mediator.

The firm represents spouses and domestic partners in a range of services, including:

  • Analysis and negotiation of complex business and real property issues
  • Child and spousal support matters
  • Custody and visitation issues concerning minor children
  • Counseling estate planning clients on family law issues
  • Marital and domestic dissolutions
  • Family law appeals
  • Pre and post-nuptial agreements