Firm Overview

Family Law Attorney in the Greater Sacramento Area

In most situations, by the time someone is looking for a lawyer to help with a divorce they have already been through a great deal of emotional turmoil. Your family law attorney’s task is to help reduce that stress by showing you how you can begin to build a new chapter in your life. I am family law attorney Carsen Smith Tazi and I can help you begin to outline your goals in your divorce. I will also begin creating strategies to realize those goals for you.

Gold River Family Law serves California families in need of divorce assistance and help with any of the legal matters that can be associated with a divorce or moving on from a divorce. I utilize my courtroom experience and trial skills to help my clients identify, pursue and achieve their family law goals. That experience can also help you adapt the terms of your divorce to deal with your new life as it changes and develops. Additionally, I can help you as challenges and opportunities arise that may not have been foreseeable when your divorce decree was entered.

My Approach to Family Law

I strive to effectively advocate for my clients at all stages of their case. Depending on their goals and the case at hand, aggressive tactics may be required. That is not always the case, though. I always tailor my representation of my clients to make me into an effective voice for them in negotiations, and when needed, in the courtroom.

More Than Divorce

While there are a great number of state laws that create uniformity in the divorce process across the state, there are specific requirements as to which county you have to file your divorce in. My familiarity with the courts in Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo Counties and how family law works in those areas can be beneficial to my clients.

Many people misunderstand the role of the divorce lawyer. I help people with divorce and any related legal issues that may come up later relating to the divorce, child custody and visitation modifications, support modifications, and enforcement of orders.

Five years after your divorce the child support payments stop showing up. Who do you turn to? I will take the time to get to know your situation and your goals. Perhaps you discover after the divorce that an asset that should have been declared as community property was hidden. Don’t let your ex-spouse steal from you or your children.

Divorce can be a complicated problem with many individual issues to work out before it is settled. Issues such as:

  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Property division
  • Judgement enforcements and collections

Other issues that you may be involved in within family law include:

  • Guardianship
  • Stepparent adoption
  • Child protective services defense
  • Paternity

Many of these issues will be settled during the divorce proceedings. What many people do not realize is that even the issues that have already been settled may need to be looked at again by the court at a later point in time. Circumstances may change. A new job may mean a reconsideration of child support or spousal support obligations. A distant job opportunity could force a reconsideration of child custody and visitation arrangements. A failure to deliver property as agreed to in the divorce decree may require an enforcement action. If you are facing a legal issue related to your family, let me help you.

Contact my California family law firm

I offer reduced rate initial consultations and accept major credit cards for my clients’ convenience. Call 916-287-3237 or contact me at to learn more about how I can help you.