Family Law

Common-law Separation

Leaders in family law

If you and your partner have decided to separate, you’re probably already feeling a little overwhelmed. We have over 15 years’ experience handling common-law separation cases and know that you have some complicated choices ahead of you — and we’re ready to help.

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Secure your legal rights

Since common-law separation is different from other kinds of separation, it can be easy to get lost in the legal clutter. Our team of professionals are here to help clearly explain your rights and understand what your options are based on your unique circumstances.

We’re in this together

Our goal is make sure you get a fair resolution. We’ll work with you to understand your unique living, financial, and family situation and review the best next steps to get you the outcome you deserve.

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I was referred to Kendelle by a long time friend, and was nervous and unsure about my situation going into our first meeting. From the minute I walked into her office Kendelle, and her assistant Laura, made me feel very comfortable. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to have Kendelle represent me and negotiate a result that was right for me. Through the entire process I knew that Kendelle was looking after my best interests. When all was said and done I consider her not only my legal representative…but a friend also. Thanks so much Kendelle.

H.R., former client

The Pier Law Approach.

At Pier Law & Mediation, we are not a ‘one size fits all’ firm. Each family is unique, and we tailor our services to meet your legal needs. That said, there are three core steps to the resolution process.



We’ll set up a kickoff session to get to know each other and map out the current situation and desired outcomes.


We engage with all parties involved to collect financial, parenting, and other relevant information important to the case.


We move to settle the case via negotiation, mediation, or court appearances – whichever makes the most sense in your situation.
While divorce cases can vary from straightforward to complex, these three steps are at the heart of the overall process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Separation and divorce is an emotional, overwhelming process. Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about family law including child support, divorce, and mediation.

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Let us help you get back to living your life.

Divorce is never easy, but this isn’t our first kick at the can. Let us help you get a fair outcome and move on with your life