Practice Areas


A divorce is one of the hardest legal issues most people ever have to go through, especially because of the stress and emotion involved. Even if the decision is mutual and the divorce is uncontested, the process of dissolving your marriage can be emotional and challenging. At the Law Office of Barbara J. May, we understand the personal and legal complexities faced when a marriage ends

Military Divorce

The procedural process for a divorce is not any different for a person in the military than for anyone else. The Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA), Title 10, U. S. Code, Section 1408, requires the military to accept state statutes regarding issues of child support, spousal support and military retirement or pension pay.

Complex or High Asset Divorce

Divorce can be messy and complicated, especially when high-net-worth individuals are involved, or when complex questions arise regarding the division of assets or the support or custody of children. These issues and the assets in high asset cases require special attention.

Child Custody & Visitation

Helping you do what is in your children’s best interest during a divorce. No issue is of greater concern to many parents in a divorce than who will gain custody of the children and the visitation rights that will be granted. Making sure your children have a chance to succeed in life after a parental split is crucial.

Child & Spousal Support

Child and spousal support agreements are important for your future and the future of your family. The attorneys at the Law Office of Barbara J. May have extensive experience with these matters and are committed to representing clients and guiding them toward a fair payment plan. If clients cannot reach an agreement on the amount of support, a court in California will award child support and

California Move Away & Relocation

A relocation or move-away case occurs when a parent wants to move to a different city, county, state, or even country, and take the children with them. If the parties are not in agreement with the requested move, the court may be called upon to determine whether the children will be allowed to move. The court cannot prohibit a parent from moving, but can prohibit a parent from taking the children

Domestic Violence

Providing help when abusive actions and threats lead to family issues and legal consequences. Domestic violence is the abuse or threats of abuse between spouses or former spouses, persons who live together or formerly lived together, persons in a dating relationship, persons closely related or persons who have had a child together. At the Law Office of Barbara J. May, we represent the victims of d

Conservatorship & Guardianship

Taking care of adults and managing estates through probate arrangements for a conservator. If you or a loved one wishes to establish a conservatorship or guardianship agreement, our attorneys at the Law Office of Barbara J. May have the necessary knowledge and experience to make sure your requests are handled successfully. We look at your entire situation and collaborate with you to make sure the