Dedication to the client, understanding California divorce law, and savvy negotiation skills often make a difference when going through a difficult or even uncontested divorce. The Law Offices of Ivy Chien, P.C. represents clients in need of sound legal Family Law advice throughout Santa Clara County in California including the communities of Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Campbell, and Los Gatos.

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Santa Clara County Family and Business Law Attorney Takes Innovative Approach

The Law Offices of Ivy Chien, P.C. is an innovative San Jose law firm dedicated to tackling their clients' family law, mediation and estate planning needs. Our experience has taught us that a willingness to think "outside the box" coupled with traditional law practice methods provide positive results. The law firm also offers Limited Scope Legal Representation (see below)* for our Family Law clients and we have vast experience practicing law in the San Jose area and Santa Clara County courts.

The law firm is and has always been committed to creating an atmosphere where people feel comfortable talking to their attorney and when appropriate have developed client-directed strategies to assist each person in her or his unique legal dilemmas and goals. The primary practice area of the law firm include but are not limited to: Family Law, Divorce, Mediation, and Estate Planning.

*Limited Scope Representation for Family Law Clients

With a divorce rate in California of over fifty percent it is no surprise the divorce experience will affect many of us in our lives. The courtroom procedures for dealing with specific family law issues are often complex and many people can't afford to pay an attorney to represent them. In traditional divorce cases each spouse hires a divorce lawyer to manage all aspects of the case, and the attorney is given full power and responsibility over the legal divorce proceedings; including Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, and Visitation strategy and tactics.

"Limited Scope Representation" (i.e., "Limited Legal Services")* was created and is intended to "phase out" complete or full responsibility of legal counsel. It means hiring or retaining a family law lawyer only for specific legal tasks or substantive issues related to the case. Thus, Limited Legal Services means that the attorney provides some, but not all, of the traditional family law or divorce legal services. The client-attorney contract specifies the attorney not to perform particular services and releases the attorney from liability for those tasks or services that the client agrees to do themselves. Limited Scope Representation can save the client money but may also include hiring Consultative Attorneys. For those seeking an uncontested divorce Limited Legal Services may offer a means of reducing the cost, pain, and conflict associated with each spouse hiring opposing legal counsel.
Estate Planning

The law firm's Estate Planning practice involves a variety of services that help businesses operate, including:

  • Revocable Trust
  • Drafting Wills
  • Power of Attorney
  • Quit Claim Deeds
Family Law

Generally, cases dealing with family related issues and domestic relationships fall within the category of Family Law. The Law Offices of Ivy Chien, P.C. represents clients in a full range of family law matters in Santa Clara County, including

  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Spousal Support (Alimony)
  • Visitation Rights'
  • Paternity
  • Step Parent Adoptions
* For those seeking an Uncontested Divorce, Limited Scope Representation or Meidation may offer a means of reducing the cost, pain, and conflict associated with each spouse hiring opposing legal counsel.
Law Offices of Ivy Chien, P.C.    Attorney and Counselor at Law
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IVY CHIEN, ESQ.
Attorney at Law


1625 The Alameda, Suite 204
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 885-8880
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