LAW OFFICES OF MARLA A. PLEYTE

805.770.7080     1035 Santa Barbara St., Ste. 7, Santa Barbara

831.331.8864     535 Monterey St., Hollister


Estate Planning and Administration

A well-considered and drafted estate plan provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones.  Be assured that your designated representative can manage your personal and financial affairs upon your incapacity or death and that your assets will be distributed according to your specific wishes.  Most individuals and couples are well served by establishing a living trust, wills, powers of attorney, and advanced healthcare directives.

Divorce Mediation Services 

Mediation provides a cost-effective and conflict-minimizing approach to resolving divorce issues for those couples who are open to the idea of a reasonable settlement of property, support, and custody issues.


Divorce & Family Law Litigation

Divorce is a stressful and expensive proposition regardless of whether it is amicable or highly conflicted.  Representation by an experienced family law litigator can maximize your chances of settling on favorable terms or litigating only those issues which warrant it. 

Premarital and Postnuptial Agreements

Discussing and memorializing an agreement with your prospective or current spouse now can avoid conflict, uncertainty, and expense in the future.  If you have assets or income that you wish to protect from the potential claims of a spouse or his or her creditors, a carefully drafted agreement can assist in accomplishing these goals.