Law Offices of Linda C. Grillo
The Law Offices of Linda C. Grillo is focused on providing high-quality representation and client satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.
Linda C. Grillo, Attorney at Law, has been practicing exclusively in the area of Family Law since 1981. She opened her own law firm in 1985 in Santa Clarita, California where her offices remain to this day.
This firm represents clients in litigated divorce cases, as well as in uncontested matters. Linda Grillo serves regularly as the Family Law Mediator in Los Angeles Superior Courts. She is available to mediate individual cases, as well. Her areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, representation in support cases, child custody matters, paternity proceedings, restraining orders, pre-nuptial agreements and marital settlement agreements.
One current area of legal interest in today's population pertains to the decision to marry or re-marry in our senior years. When there are children from a prior marriage, it is important to have a will executed after the date of the new marriage. If there is no will, under California Law, it is most likely that the new spouse will inherit the estate. The children from the prior marriage need to be provided for in a written instrument if this is the intent of either new spouse. Also, when a marriage takes place between individuals in their late 50's or early 60's, each spouse may wish to consider obtaining long term care insurance before entering into the new marriage.
Also, parents should be aware of California Family Code, Section 3025 which provides that each parent has the right to access their child's school, medical, dental records regardless of which parent has physical or legal custody of their children. Take a copy of this code section to any entity that is refusing access to the records.
Parents involved in child custody disputes should be aware that effective January 1, 2011, a judicial officer must consider the testimony of any child age 14 or over. The only exception to this new statute is when the judicial officer makes a specific finding in the court's record as to why the court ruled not to allow the testimony of the minor. The presumption under the new statute is that a child age 14 or over must be allowed to make his/her wishes known to the court.
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