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Family Law

PictureFull-service family law firm in Mammoth Lakes

Whether anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of divorce, you need a competent, assertive California attorney by your side when facing important family issues. Therese M. Hankel zealously advocates for your rights and provides protection for your family during all family law proceedings, including:

  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Child support modification and enforcement
  • Divorce
  • Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
  • Mediation
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements


Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but a biological parent’s change of heart or an immigration fiasco can turn the joyous occasion into a nightmare. Therese M. Hankel assists with the complex legal process of adoptions so that you can feel secure about your child’s well-being.


Divorce should not lead to financial crises. Therese M. Hankel will help you obtain the spousal support you deserve so that you can continue to live as you did during the marriage.

Child custody and visitation

Therese M. Hankel advocates for your parental rights so that you can raise your children in a fit and healthy home.

Child support

Parents share the responsibility of raising their child. Therese M. Hankel advocates for a fair division of financial support between the parents so that the child can have a healthy, happy upbringing.

Child support modification and enforcement

Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either you or the other parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, Therese M. Hankel can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.


Through mediation or litigation, Therese M. Hankel fights for your rights to get the best possible settlement or judgment, including your fair share of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings

When California authorities interfere with your parental rights, it is essential to have a zealous advocate who understands how to cut the bureaucratic red tape. Therese M. Hankel is skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of California to protect your parental rights.


Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, more predictable results than a trial can. Therese M. Hankel is a skilled negotiator who can help you obtain the best-possible divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Love can blind you to the potential for financial loss if the marriage fails. Therese M. Hankel expects the unexpected. She drafts agreements that protect both spouses’ financial interests.

Contact a zealous Mammoth Lakes, California family law attorney

To schedule a free initial consultation, call Therese M. Hankel at 760-934-3133 or contact the firm online today.