Financial issues following a separation can be complicated. Proper divorce planning and record-keeping can be invaluable to a smooth divorce proceeding. Determining what is community property and what is separate personal property can become complicated very easily. For example, you may ask “What happens to my house after divorce?” Seemingly simple issues such as who […]
About Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri
Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri is an established law firm that is conveniently located in San Jose, California. It was founded in 1994 by Michael Lonich and David Patton and has earned its reputation as one of the most respected family law and estate planning firms in California. Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri continues to serve San Jose, the Silicon Valley and Northern California. Our attorneys take a genuine interest in our clients' matters and understand their objectives and provide strong legal representation in a timely, effective, and efficient manner. Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri focuses exclusively on family law and estate planning.
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Part of the divorce process will require both parties to divide the assets acquired during the marriage, and one spouse is often required to support the other after divorce. How long will the support order last? Will the court allow the supported spouse to remain supported for the rest of his or her life? In […]
Life is unpredictable and sometimes one of the parties dies before the final judgment is made in a divorce case. Naturally, the salient question is: “How will property be divided when one spouse dies during the divorce?” Assuming the death of the spouse was not criminally expedited by the other, the answer to that question […]
Establishing paternity can be an overwhelming time for many parents. There are many situations in which a want or need to establish paternity arises from. One example being a child born out of wedlock, or during a time where the two parents were not married. Even if unmarried, the two can sign a voluntary declaration […]
After more than a decade together and six kids, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are getting divorced. Aside from the challenges presented by the division of their purportedly very high value estate, the parties also face a potentially very challenging custody battle over their six children, who are all under the age of 16 years […]
Michael E. Lonich is the managing partner of Lonich Patton Erlich Policastri and has over 30 years of experience representing businesses and individuals. He leads the firm’s estate planning group and serves as a mediator and arbitrator upon request. Mike enjoys working with clients to create an estate plan that suits their needs. One yelp […]
David Patton is a family law specialist and partner at Lonich Patton Erlich Policastri. David is an experienced trial attorney with over 22 years of experience. He co-founded the firm’s family law practice and has become one of Silicon Valley’s top family lawyers. David has represented clients in difficult and complex cases, all while treating […]
Mitchell Ehrlich is a partner and certified family law specialist at Lonich Patton Erlich Policastri. He practices exclusively in the firm’s family law practice handling a wide variety of complex family law issues. Mitchell is very aware of the fact that he practices in a field in which, quite often, his clients and their children […]
Gina Policastri, partner at Lonich Patton Erlich Policastri, was recently awarded the 2016 AVVO Clients’ Choice Award. To obtain this award, an attorney must receive five or more 4 or 5 star client reviews on AVVO within a year. Gina did this in the first 21 days of 2016! Gina’s award reflects her reputation for high […]
“Children are the best part of ourselves-the sum of our past and the promise of our future, the guarantee that our lives and values and dreams will flourish long after we are gone,” said then President Bill Clinton when he made an official declaration in 1995 that recognized the month of August as Child Support […]
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