Areas of Practice

At The Law Office of Yvonne M. Magno, we focus our practice on family law. We know family law issues can be difficult to deal with, and work to facilitate the process so you know what to anticipate. Throughout the process, we strive to remain dedicated, responsive, and compassionate so you can achieve the best possible results for your family.

Serving Clients in Hollister, CA & Across San Benito County

Since 2012, we have provided personalized and professional assistance to clients in Hollister, CA and surrounding communities. We are committed to providing each client with service they trust and are proud to recommend to their friends and family.

Divorce Representation

We understand every divorce is different, so we take the time to get to know you, your situation, and the issues related to your case. We represent clients in both contested and uncontested matters. During your initial consultation with us, we will discuss the process, applicable laws, and expectations for all parties involved. We work to provide you with accurate, honest information through every part of the divorce proceedings and will help you explore options to strengthen your case.

Mediation Services for Divorces

Mediation services are used to provide you with a neutral third party to help you reach a mutual agreement on unresolved issues. This can help both parties resolve issues without litigation and achieve more satisfactory results.

Custody & Visitation

Establishing visitation rights and child custody can be an emotional and overwhelming experience. We know you want what is best for your children and will work with you to develop a parenting plan which meets the needs of your child and family. It is our goal to realistically and sensitively help you work out the details of sharing time with your children.

Child Support

There are many factors which play into child support, such as parents’ incomes, custody agreements, daycare expenses, health insurance coverage, and more. We will provide you with an explanation of the current statute and considerations by the court in calculating the appropriate support amount. Our goal is to protect your interests and help you get a fair result.

Spousal Support

Spousal support or alimony refers to support paid by one spouse to the other, based on one spouse’s need and the ability of the other to pay. This is designed to assist the spouse earning less to maintain the standard of living as it was before the separation or divorce. We will work with you to determine your eligibility or the type of support you should provide.

Grandparents’ Rights

In the state of California, the issue of grandparents visitation rights can be complicated. In order to petition for visitation rights, certain conditions must be met, such as the child’s parents are living separately, the parents are not married to each other, or a parent has died. If the parents are still married, the matter is more complicated. If you have questions about your rights as a grandparent and your right to exercise decisions for them, please contact our office.


While every child has a biological father, not every child necessarily has a legal father. Until paternity is established, a child does not have a legal father. If parents are married to each other at the time of a child’s birth, paternity is automatically established. For unmarried parents, paternity may be established at the time of birth or any time thereafter, by both parents signing a “Voluntary Declaration of Paternity.” Only after both parties sign this form can a father’s name be listed on the child’s birth certificate. In other cases, a Petition to Determine Paternity may be filed if a father wants custody or visitation rights.

Together with you, we can help you establish your right as a child’s legal father or help you pursue child support or other benefits for your child.

Name Changes

If you are looking to change your child’s or your own name, you must file a Petition for Change of Name with the Superior Court of the county where you reside. We will help you with filling out and processing this paperwork and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Property Division

A number of factors are taken into account regarding the division of marital property during a divorce. This includes: necessities and circumstances, the parties’ age, health, earning abilities, and more. In California, the law states all community property must be divided 50/50, while debts are divided “equitably” — keeping fairness in mind for both parties.

Prenuptial Agreements

This is an agreement signed before marriage to determine who gets what in the event of a divorce. This agreement becomes effective once both parties are married. A premarital agreement is important for clients with extensive assets and business interests. We will work together with you to make sure all requirements for the agreement are met and can assist in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating the terms of the agreement.

For more information about our firm, our services, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today at 831-637-0700.

** The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.