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San Jose’s Best Child Custody Attorneys for Parents Coping with Mental Illness

In the U.S., one in five people suffer from a mental illness. Mental health is a growing concern in this country, and it impacts virtually every facet of life. At Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP, we understand the delicate balance required when families face the complexities of child custody amidst the challenges of mental illness. Our team of compassionate and skilled attorneys in San Jose, CA is dedicated to prioritizing your child’s well-being above all else. Navigating the terrain of family law demands legal proficiency and a deep understanding of the nuanced emotional and psychological dynamics involved. 

At Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP, we bring forth both expertise and empathy to guide you through this journey. Our commitment is clear: to provide the best possible support and legal solutions tailored to your family’s unique situation, ensuring that your child’s best interests always come first. In the face of mental health challenges amongst a spouse, trust San Jose’s best child custody attorneys to stand by your side, advocating for a stable and nurturing environment for your children.


Your Child's Best Interest First

Our Firm’s Expertise in Northern California

As the largest family law firm in Northern California, our attorneys take the parent-child relationship as seriously as you do. We have been providing exceptional legal representation to families facing the complexities of child custody amongst a mentally ill spouse in the Silicon Valley region for more than 60 years. 

Our strong connections with California’s leading mental health counselors and child custody evaluators span decades. With a collective legal experience of over 200 years, coupled with a track record of navigating courtrooms and settlements, we’ve earned a reputation for passionately safeguarding a child’s best interests in cases involving mentally ill spouses.

Attorney Spotlight on Mental Health Issues & Family Law: Monica Nemec

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In a recent issue of Lawyer Monthly Magazine, our own Monica Nemec was recently interviewed to discuss her work addressing mental health issues in family law cases. Monica is a dedicated advocate for those with mental health issues and is known for her work promoting mental health policy in Washington, DC as one of the original proponents of efforts to designate a 3-digit phone number for mental health emergencies.

Decades of Dedication: Family Law Solutions in the Face of Mental Health Challenges

At Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP, our unwavering commitment to comprehensive family law solutions has been a cornerstone of our practice since 1960. For over six decades, we’ve navigated the intricate intersections of mental health and family law, understanding the unique challenges each case presents. We specialize in cases involving child custody and a mentally ill spouse as well as offer a range of specialized services tailored to address complexities arising from mental health factors within family law matters.

From divorce to child custody, alimony to property division, our seasoned attorneys provide a confidential, individualized approach. We handle mental health issues in family law including:


  • Mental Illness & Alimony: When mental health factors into divorce proceedings, our seasoned attorneys at Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP, are adept at navigating the complexities of alimony negotiations. We ensure fair and just outcomes, accounting for the unique challenges presented by mental health concerns.
  • Mental Illness & Child Support: Determining child support amidst mental health challenges requires sensitivity and legal finesse. Our dedicated team is well-versed in addressing the intricate dynamics involved, ensuring that the financial needs of the child are met while considering the specific circumstances related to mental health.
  • Mental Illness & Divorce: Divorce involving mental health concerns demands a nuanced approach. At Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP, we specialize in crafting comprehensive strategies that address the emotional, financial, and legal aspects of divorce when mental illness is a factor. Trust us to guide you through this journey with empathy and legal expertise.
  • Mental Illness & Property Division: Property division becomes more intricate when mental health is a factor in divorce. Our seasoned legal team is well-equipped to handle the complexities, ensuring that property division is fair and just, considering all unique circumstances presented by mental health challenges.
  • Mental Illness & Mediation: Mediation can be a constructive way to navigate family law matters involving mental health. Our skilled mediators at Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP, facilitate open communication and negotiation, fostering resolutions that consider the well-being of all parties involved.

Compassionate Counsel for Complex Cases

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As the largest family law firm in Silicon Valley that practices family law exclusively, we are prepared to fight for optimal results to protect your children in matters that involve a mentally ill spouse. To arrange a confidential consultation with an accomplished family law attorney in San Jose, California, call 408-947-7600 or fill out our contact form below.

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