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Find Solutions to Complicated Family and Divorce Matters with a Family Lawyer

family legal documentThe breakdown of a marriage or the emergence of other problems within a family are life-changing events that can generate significant stress. You have to not only determine how to proceed legally, but which issues to prioritize. Your choice of a family lawyer to guide you through this process is among the most important decisions you can make to protect your interests. Shore, McKinley, Conger & Jolley, LLP, has represented many individuals going through these sensitive and complex problems, and we are ready to meet with you at our practice in Stockton, CA. If you are struggling with difficult family matters, contact our firm today to receive sound legal advice.

We emphasize collaboration and cooperation where possible, but always prepare to aggressively litigate to achieve our clients' goals when necessary.


Led in this practice area by highly experienced divorce lawyer John H. McKinley, our firm is well-equipped to represent and support you throughout a divorce at any level of complexity and conflict. We have been providing a full range of family lawyer services to Central Valley region clients for decades, and we can also assist you with an adoption, issues associated with a prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement, a paternity claim, post-divorce or modifications of support and other vital matters.

We have assisted in the process of divorcechild support, domestic violence, custody modifications, and many other family law issues. We understand how important these cases are, especially when children are involved, and do our best to help families reach a mutually beneficial solution when possible.


We emphasize thorough upfront analysis, careful strategic planning, and diplomacy in our approach to California family law. Ultimately, even intensely disputed issues can be and often are resolved through negotiations or mediation. However, if a more aggressive approach is required to earn the best results for you, we are prepared to bring our full battery of litigation resources to bear in order to achieve your goals. We have specific strengths in:

These strengths have positioned us as an established resource for individuals with both minimal and massive assets and complications. Our clients travel from all over California for the excellence in legal representation that we can provide.


Whether you are struggling with a divorce, a child custody case, or other family lawyer matter, you can feel confident that you will be treated with compassion and respect at our Stockton-based law firm. For a consultation focused squarely on your needs, we encourage you to contact us online or call (209) 477-8171.