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Family Law

Oakland Family Law Attorney

Any Situation That Requires a Family Law Attorney Can Be Challenging, Whether It's a Happy Situation Such as Adoption or a More Difficult One Like Divorce

At Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed, we specialize in making the process as simple and convenient as possible for you, our client. You can count on us to always give your – and your family’s – best interests top priority in everything we do in regards to your case. You can also expect us to keep you fully informed as your case moves forward.

Our extensive experience in family law cases helps us determine the best strategy for your family law issue. Serving Alameda County and the surrounding areas, we are known for providing local, top-flight representation when you and your family need it most. If you have any family law questions, or face a difficult family law issue, we are here to help you get the answers, and resolution, you need.

What Is Family Law

Family law is a broad term that covers a wide-range of legal matters that are domestic or family-related. One of the most common family law issues we deal with at Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed is divorce and the related legal issues that come with divorce, such as child custody, separation agreements, alimony, child support, division of property and more.

We also deal with legal issues that typically come before a marriage, like pre-marital agreements. Other family law cases we can help with include adoption, grandparent rights, paternity and more.

No matter what your issue, you can count on Mr. Ahmed to work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome in your case. He understands that family law cases often affect the rest of a person or family’s life. As a result, he will use all of his considerable legal talents and knowledge to fight for your rights and a just resolution to your case.

You can count on Mr. Ahmed to stand strongly by your side and fight for you with determination as well as with integrity and honesty. His experience with … and knowledge of … the Family Law Court Systems that serve Oakland, Alameda County and surrounding areas is vast and he will leverage all of it for your legal benefit.

Our Areas of Family Law Focus


The divorce process can be a very traumatic one and Mr. Ahmed is a professional, caring, highly knowledgeable, highly skilled attorney who understands that. He will carefully and expertly guide you through the divorce process, doing whatever he can to ease your frustration and provide you with a resolution that clears the path for you to build the future of your dreams. Whether you have been married for years or merely months, Mr. Ahmed has the skills, resources and experience to ensure your best interests are protected.

Are You Getting Divorced?

Whether you are going through a simple uncontested divorce or a much more difficult one, which could include such things as division of assets and liabilities, child custody and support or the division of business interests, Mr. Ahmed can help you get the resolution you desire.

Mr. Ahmed is an expert in divorce law and family law in general. He is also extremely skilled in resolving all the nuances of a divorce from the equitable distribution of assets and liabilities to the complexities of child custody and support. He will work nonstop to get the best possible settlement for you now and will also be available in the future should any modifications to the divorce or custody orders be required.

Child Custody

While a divorce can be difficult in and of itself, matters typically reach a whole new level of difficulty when children are involved. Most parents want to stay involved in their children’s lives and as part of that they also want to be involved in the important decisions regarding their children. Because of these desires, reaching a compromise agreement between parents can often be hard to do. Mr. Ahmed understands the difficulty of the situation and will use his knowledge and skills to help you get the best outcome for you and your children.

More About Child Custody Matters

In most child custody agreements, one parent receives physical custody of the child and the other parent is granted visitation rights. As for legal custody, one parent might take sole legal custody or both parents might share joint legal custody.

When it comes to resolving child custody issues a lot can depend on whether the couple’s divorce was amicable or contested. When there has been an amicable split, the couple may be able to more easily agree out of court to a child custody agreement.

But even if they reach an agreement that agreement will still need to be approved by the court. This is why it can be important for someone going through a divorce to have a lawyer. Having an attorney like Mr. Ahmed on your side can help ensure that the agreement reached between you and your spouse protects you and your child in every circumstance. Of course, if child custody is being contested then it would become even more important to have a good lawyer on your team.

Child Support

Child support is another important issue that often arises when parents get divorced. Child support is defined as payment from one parent to another specifically for the financial support of their children.

The definition may be all that is simple about child support as the process of determining child support amounts can often be complex and confusing.

If you’re going through a divorce or separation and have questions or concerns about child support, Mr. Ahmed can help you get the answers you need. He has extensive experience with child support issues of all types and will be happy to discuss your personal situation with you.

How Is Child Support Determined?

Child support, in theory, should be based on two things: the financial needs of the child and the parents’ ability to provide for those financial needs. However, in real life much more can go into the determining of the amount, which can lead to often bitter disputes over finances and obligations. Unfortunately, what’s best for the child can often take a backseat to all the disagreement and emotion that is being generated by the involved parties. Mr. Ahmed is an expert family law attorney who has helped settle numerous child support cases and can help ensure you get the resolution you and your child need.

Division of Property

Even in amicable divorces, the process of dividing property can be difficult. Property, by the way, can include both the property a partner enters the marriage with and the property that is acquired when the couple is together. This latter property could include homes, vacation homes, vehicles, artwork, furniture and much, much more. So how is it decided who gets what? Determining the answer to that question can be complicated. The good news is Mr. Ahmed is property equalization and division expert who can help you find a fair solution. He has considerable knowledge in this area of the law and significant experience representing clients in family financial matters, including property division.

Spousal Support

Spousal support is money paid by one marriage partner to another after the marriage ends. Spousal support was put into place to lessen financial hardship on a spouse who was financially dependent on the other during the marriage. Mr. Ahmed can provide expert guidance and answer all your questions if you are going to be providing or receiving spousal support. He can also work closely with you to come up a reasonable, effective and equitable solution to your spousal support issue.

Parenting Agreements

Parenting agreements can cover custody and visitation, holiday visits, transportation, childcare and education, medical decisions and much more. In amicable divorces, couples are often able to work out a parenting agreement outside of court for their child or children. Mr. Ahmed is highly experienced in creating parenting agreements that satisfy both parties and that ensure that all important details are covered. The agreement can be as detailed or as simple as you and the other parent would like it to be. Basic information that is typically included in the agreement include custody and visitation schedule, along with alternating holidays it that is being done, financial responsibilities other than child support, transportation, medical decisions, educational decisions and any other life decisions that one or both of the parents deem important.

Mr. Ahmed can help you work on a parenting plan to enter as part of your divorce agreement. His experience and knowledge in this area will help ensure your agreement doesn’t leave out any important details, and he’ll fight for your rights as a parent.


An adoption is an exciting time that can also be accompanied by stress and frustration as adoptions require prospective parents to meet certain requirements and to complete and file a large amount of paperwork. If you are interested in completing an adoption, Mr. Ahmed can provide experienced representation. He understands how to work with the family court system, and can guide you through the process, ensuring paperwork is filed correctly and that the best interests of your family are always protected.



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