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  • I met with Erica to discuss my existing divorce and pending court date. Erica was thorough and professional. At the end of our meeting she was blunt and honest with her opinions of the potential outcomes. She provided me with several options to address the case. One was a lengthly and costly court battle, the other was a simple cost savings resolution that would save me lots of money but sacrificing her opportunity to make thousands. Thankfully I was able to negotiate the less costly plan with my ex-wife. There was an opportunity for her to simply state that the case had to see a court room and charge me thousands of dollars but she didn't. She educated me and gave me the opportunity to chose. She was a tremendous help and continued to follow-up while I settled my issues. She was attentive, professional, courteous and, above all, honest. Choosing an attorney is always difficult, choosing Erica is the best decision you can make. Thanks Erica!

    Dan Morriss - Verified Client

  • I retained Erica Bansmer to represent me in a difficult custody case. I have an “ex” who has narcissistic personality disorder and who had falsely used a court order to “kidnap” our two children. Erica quickly took control of the situation and got my kids back to me. She has stayed on top of the situation since then. She even took a late-night phone calls from me at a crisis point in the case. The case is ongoing, but I have every confidence that I will prevail with Erica‘s help. I can’t say enough good things about Erica I recommend her.

    Maria Hidalgo - Verified Client

  • I'll start by HIGHLY recommending Erica and her team! The honesty, professionalism and genuine concern for doing what was best for my daughter was even more than I could have expected when I first stepped into her office. I'll admit that initially, I was sure that I had the "upper hand" in my custody case but Erica was direct and clear about the possible outcomes which really helped me through the process. There's not a doubt in my mind that Erica had my daughter in mind the whole time & this wasn't about "winning" or encouraging an unneccesary custody battle. She didn't try to drag out the process for monetary gain and in fact, did EVERYTHING in her power to make sure it was handled as timely as possible. I started off blindsided by the case which left me unprepared, overwhelmed and extremely stressed but that changed when Erica and her team took on my case. If you're looking for someone to boost your ego and waste your time, Bansmer Law isn't the place to go. If you're looking for someone to be completely transparent while supporting you through what is likely one of the toughest experiences you'll go through, hire Erica!

    Nicole Aldridge - Verified Client

  • It's rare that you come across standout talent like Erica! I truly needed to have talent represent myself and family. Erica and her team were expertly the right choice! Strategy was developed and presented by Erica. Erica was calm, professional and had the control of the room! I can only state that Erica and her team earns my highest recommendation and heartfelt gratitude.

    Rob Wooliscroft - Verified Client

  • I had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Bansmer and her team on two occasions. Mrs. Bansmer successfully handled my initial divorce proceedings and exceeded my expectations with the result she was able to achieve. Most recently, several years after my divorce was finalized, I retained Mrs. Bansmer for spousal support reduction. We agreed on a flat rate for the trial and there were no additional costs outside of our signed agreement. Mrs. Bansmer and her team were extremely prepared and successfully achieved a significant reduction in my spousal support obligation for a long-term marriage where the halfway point had not been reached yet. I highly recommend Mrs. Banmser and her team if you want a professions, thoughtful, and prepared partner in achieving your desired outcome.

    Julian Peebles - Verified Client

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At Bansmer Law, we know that your legal concerns are likely one of the most important in your life right now. Our experienced legal team is committed to providing you with practical advice and sound legal counsel. We deliver compassionate and aggressive representation to produce fantastic results. Your lawyer’s viewpoint on life and the legal system can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

Experienced Stockton Divorce Lawyers

Divorce and Family Law: We work closely with men and women throughout a divorce or family law matter. Our experienced attorneys handle family law matters related to divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, alimony and the division of marital property. Understanding how stressful the situation can be, we dedicate ourselves to taking the next steps in your case, with you. Our goal as a firm is to make sure that we can isolate the issue that you have and accurately assist you in getting the results you deserve in a diverse, and often confusing area of law. Our attorneys also handle domestic violence matters, adoptions, guardianship proceedings, and paternity actions. If you would like to speak with one of our talented lawyers, contact us today for a consultation.

Child Custody and Visitation: We help you establish and put in place custody and visitation arrangements that protect the interests of your children while maintaining your rights as parents. We will also work to provide a variety of options that can provide the outcome you desire while keeping your children’s best interests in the forefront. Our talented team of lawyers will work with you every step of the way to ensure you are happy with your situation from beginning to end. We want to ensure that not only are you satisfied with the work that we do but that you would recommend our firm to your friends and family in the future.

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We understand that people get busy with work, family, and other life events. That is why we are now offering virtual consultations to save you both time and gas! Talk to one of our lawyers about your legal concerns from the comfort of your home! Call us today to schedule your virtual consultation.

Minor’s Counsel Now Available

Bansmer Law is pleased to add Minor’s Counsel to our available services. The minor’s counsel is appointed to find out from the child what their preferences are and what is in their best interest in a child custody case. As minors are most times not allowed to speak to a judge or have a direct say in what happens in a child custody case, the minor’s counsel allows for the child’s voice to be heard and taken into consideration.

The minor’s counsel is appointed by the judge, this prevents biases towards parents being formed. It is important to remember that the minor’s counsel only represents the child and in no form or capacity do they represent the parents. Minor counsel’s fees are paid for by one parent, both parents or sometimes even the county.

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Erica Bansmer

For over 10 years, providing legal services in the areas of Family Law, Bankruptcy Law, Estate Planning, and Criminal Defense.

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Elizabeth Stephens

Elizabeth Stephens is an associate attorney at Bansmer Law who was born and raised in the Central Valley.

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Stockton Family Court

  • The Stockton Family Court is a division of the Superior Court Of California.
  • The purpose of Stockton Family Court is to settle all matters pertaining to family law, such as dissolutions, custody battles, financial issues, division of property.
  • Family Court services also includes an orientation program for parents to help prepare them for mediation.