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Consultation: Call 1-707-999-0740

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Richard is available for consultation, either in person or over the phone, on any type of family law divorce/dissolution question, including child custody, a request to modify or change child or spousal support, domestic violence, pre and post marital agreements or complex property issues.

Many people in family law court have listened to friends and family members who give them advice or tell them what they got when they went to Court.  9 times out of 10 the results are different.   Richard is willing to spend time with people who want to represent themselves.  He can give them advice and directions on how to proceed.  He will explain the process and why every case is different.  Richard can provide support calculations based on the information that is provided by the client and he knows from experience his calculations will be more accurate then the online calculators.   He can carefully explain the need to protect retirement and pension benefits.  He can explain what steps are necessary before the Court will give the client a final judgment.  Family Law matters are simple for the Judge and the attorneys, but they are complicated for the person representing themselves.

Richard so strongly believes that all people should consult with qualified family law attorneys before they file their own paper work or go to court, that he discounts his normal hourly fee.  Because of the information which needs to be obtained from clients, the minimum time required for any consultation is generally one hour.  He is available to act as a “shadow”  counsel for that same discounted hourly fee.  Call him at  707-999-0740


Saturday, April 21st, 2012

C. Richard Urquhart  is a former partner in the Vacaville, California law firm of Hubbard, Unger & Urquhart.  Richard  has been serving people and families in Solano County and the surrounding region for more than 35 years. Richard’s  primary clients for the last 20 years have been in divorce/dissolution cases, both contested and uncontested, including custody, support and property disputes, as well as guardianships and conservatorships.

Richard started his legal career as a Deputy District Attorney and trial attorney in  Solano County.  After prosecuting offenders for the District Attorney’s office he went into private practice with Hubbard, Unger & Urquhart.  As a partner in the firm for 35 years he  was trial counsel in 3 major homicides as well as personal injury, business and probate cases.   He has multiple divorce/dissolution trials.  He presently provides contract services to the Office of Administrative Hearings as an Administrative Law Judge, Pro Tem and has served a Pro Tem Judge for the Solano County Superior Court.   He is a Family Law Specialist, having been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Family Law Specialist in 1998 and is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.  

After years of representing people Richard undertook mediation training and as a certified mediator has successfully helped couples economically obtain  an  uncontested divorce/dissolution.

In his spare time, Richard shows Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers.  Richard is also approved by the American Kennel Club to judge Soft Coated Wheatens.

Knowledge Tempered by Experience and Understanding

Richard is dedicated to helping clients solve their legal problems in a timely and cost-effective way.   Although he believes that all family law participants are better serviced by agreeing to mediation, he still provides both full and limited representation of individuals in divorce/dissolution cases, including constested support and custody cases.

Richard’s approach to family law, including all issues pertaining to divorce/dissolution of marriage, child custody and spousal support, is tempered by his experience and understanding.  He notes well that uncertainties and intense emotions are often involved in the divorce/dissolution of a marriage and everything that comes with it. Generally speaking, he firmly feels his clients are better served if he can help them to avoid high conflict.

Richard  knows from experience that resolution through settlement can be a less divisive and less costly course of action, especially when young children are involved.  Nevertheless, as a highly experience trial attorney he is  ready and willing to aggressively pursue litigation when appropriate to serve the best interests of his clients. Richard is an experienced family lawyer and legal counsel and  provides quality and cost-effective representation.  Richard’s  background and training enables him to approach the division of assets and debts in complex marital estates both efficiently and fairly and he has significant experience in high-asset divorce/dissolution proceedings.   He can and will work with accountants, appraisers, tax advisors and other experts, but only when it is needed and cost-effective.

Contact C. Richard Urquhart, CFLS at  707-999-0740.

Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage, Custody Conflicts, Establishment of  Support, Division of  Community Property and Protection of Separate Property:  Resolution by Trial/Settlement or Mediation