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Scott A. Reno is a proud East Bay Area native-born and raised in Livermore, California and South Bay Area resident since Fall 2013. In 2013, Scott Reno graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Psychology.

Scott received his Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law. While in Law School, Scott Reno was highly active in both the Santa Clara Family Law and Social Justice programs, where he served as President of the Santa Clara University Family Law Society and dedicating his time to assisting low-income litigants to obtain legal guidance and representation for their Family Law matters.

During his first summer of law school, Scott worked full time at the San Mateo County Law Facilitators Office in Redwood City Courthouse where he assisted with an average of 10-12 individual cases each day and assisted in the preparation of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders for Pro Per litigants at Trial. Inspired by his work Scott Reno worked full time at Bay Area Legal Aid in Redwood City for his second summer of law school During his time there Scott Reno conducted several weekly Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics helping Domestic Violence survivors prepare and file Restraining Orders. Scott Reno also provided legal representation in Court for Domestic Violence survivors as a Certified Law Student.

Scott joined the Law Offices of B J Fadem & Associates in the summer of 2016 where he served as a Law Clerk before being promoted to Associate Attorney upon his passage off the California Bar Examination in Spring 2017 and currently serves as a Senior Associate. Scott has represented clients in all facets of family law, including high conflict custody/visitation cases, high asset property division, breaches of fiduciary duties, child support, spousal support, support arrearages, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, step-parent adoptions, adult adoptions, and all other aspects in between. Scott has also accumulated years of experience in cases pertaining to international and national child abductions cases derived from either from the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction or the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA).

Scott has been an active member of the Santa Clara Bar Association from the start of his career and since 2020 has been chair of the Family Law Section Social Committee. Scott is currently proudly co-chairing this committee with our Associate Erika Lee.

In his spare time, Scott enjoys playing basketball, listening to and performing music, walking his dog, searching for new restaurants to try, playing video games, and binging TV Shows and Movies alike. Scott is an avid bay area sports fan, notably the Oakland Athletics, San Jose Sharks, and Golden State Warriors in addition to his [admittedly] non-bay area sports teams, the Los Angeles (San Diego in spirit) Chargers and Chelsea Football Club.

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Curious about terminating spousal support? 🤔 It's indeed possible, but the process can vary depending on your specific circumstances.

In California, spousal support, also known as alimony, can be terminated under certain conditions, such as:

1️⃣ Change in Circumstances: If there's been a significant change in either spouse's financial situation, such as a job loss, increase in income, or remarriage, it may warrant a modification or termination of spousal support.

2️⃣ Length of Marriage: The duration of spousal support may be limited by the length of the marriage. For marriages of less than 10 years, spousal support typically lasts for half the length of the marriage. For longer marriages, it may be indefinite.

3️⃣ Court Order: Spousal support can also be terminated by court order if certain conditions are met, such as the supported spouse becoming self-supporting or the paying spouse demonstrating an inability to continue payments.

Navigating the termination of spousal support can be complex, but our experienced legal team at BJ Fadem & Associates is here to help. We'll assess your situation and guide you through the process, ensuring your rights are protected every step of the way.

Contact us today to learn more about terminating spousal support. 💼

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Happy National Kids Day! This special occasion shines a spotlight on the incredible childhood journey and the unique challenges our youngsters encounter. As a dedicated family law firm, we're all about safeguarding the well-being of children and fostering unbreakable family bonds.

Now, here's the fun part:

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Dive into Quality Time: Roll up your sleeves and dive headfirst into a day filled with adventure alongside your little ones.

Why We're Obsessed with National Kids Day:

🌟 Shaping Tomorrow's Leaders: Let's nurture our kids to become the confident, compassionate leaders of tomorrow.
👪 Strengthening Family Ties: Cherish those priceless family moments—they're the building blocks of a resilient and loving household.

Here at Law Offices of BJ Fadem, we're not just about legalities; we're passionate advocates for children's rights and staunch supporters of thriving family dynamics. Let's join forces to make National Kids Day a celebration to remember! 💙

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Grandparents play an essential role in a child's life, and California recognizes this by granting them legal rights to seek visitation under certain circumstances. Whether due to the death of a parent, divorce, or estrangement, grandparents can petition the court for visitation rights if it's in the best interests of the child.

Understanding these rights can be vital for maintaining family connections and ensuring the well-being of grandchildren. Our legal team is here to provide guidance and support if you're navigating visitation issues as a grandparent.

Contact us today to learn more about grandparents' visitation rights in California and how we can assist you.

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Contrary to popular belief, annulment isn't only for marriages of a short duration. An annulment can be granted for various reasons, including fraud, bigamy, or incapacity to consent.

Understanding your options for annulment can be crucial, and our experienced legal team is here to guide you through the process. Whether you're seeking to dissolve a recent union or address a long-standing issue, we're committed to providing personalized support and achieving the best outcome for your situation.

Reach out today to learn more about annulment and how we can assist you.

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Curious about terminating spousal support? 🤔 It's indeed possible, but the process can vary depending on your specific circumstances.

In California, spousal support, also known as alimony, can be terminated under certain conditions, such as:

1️⃣ Change in Circumstances: If there's been a significant change in either spouse's financial situation, such as a job loss, increase in income, or remarriage, it may warrant a modification or termination of spousal support.

2️⃣ Length of Marriage: The duration of spousal support may be limited by the length of the marriage. For marriages of less than 10 years, spousal support typically lasts for half the length of the marriage. For longer marriages, it may be indefinite.

3️⃣ Court Order: Spousal support can also be terminated by court order if certain conditions are met, such as the supported spouse becoming self-supporting or the paying spouse demonstrating an inability to continue payments.

Navigating the termination of spousal support can be complex, but our experienced legal team at BJ Fadem & Associates is here to help. We'll assess your situation and guide you through the process, ensuring your rights are protected every step of the way.

Contact us today to learn more about terminating spousal support. 💼

It Just Takes a Call
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#SpousalSupport #Alimony #CaliforniaLaw #FamilyLaw #SanJoseLawyer #LegalAdvice #DivorceSupport #ChildCustody #FamilyMediation #LawyerLife #SanJoseAttorney #FamilyRights #LegalServices #DivorceLaw #DomesticRelations #CustodyBattle #FamilyAdvocate #SanJoseLegal #BuildingFamilies #Adoption #BJFademLawOffice
Happy National Kids Day! This special occasion shines a spotlight on the incredible childhood journey and the unique challenges our youngsters encounter. As a dedicated family law firm, we're all about safeguarding the well-being of children and fostering unbreakable family bonds.

Now, here's the fun part:

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Dive into Quality Time: Roll up your sleeves and dive headfirst into a day filled with adventure alongside your little ones.

Why We're Obsessed with National Kids Day:

🌟 Shaping Tomorrow's Leaders: Let's nurture our kids to become the confident, compassionate leaders of tomorrow.
👪 Strengthening Family Ties: Cherish those priceless family moments—they're the building blocks of a resilient and loving household.

Here at Law Offices of BJ Fadem, we're not just about legalities; we're passionate advocates for children's rights and staunch supporters of thriving family dynamics. Let's join forces to make National Kids Day a celebration to remember! 💙

It Just Takes a Call
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#FamilyFun #ChildAdvocacy #EmbraceTheJoy #KidsDay2024 #QualityTimeSplurge #FamilyLaw #SanJoseLawyer #LegalAdvice #DivorceSupport #ChildCustody #FamilyMediation #LawyerLife #SanJoseAttorney #FamilyRights #LegalServices #DivorceLaw #DomesticRelations #CustodyBattle #FamilyAdvocate #SanJoseLegal #BuildingFamilies #Adoption #BJFademLawOffice
Grandparents play an essential role in a child's life, and California recognizes this by granting them legal rights to seek visitation under certain circumstances. Whether due to the death of a parent, divorce, or estrangement, grandparents can petition the court for visitation rights if it's in the best interests of the child.

Understanding these rights can be vital for maintaining family connections and ensuring the well-being of grandchildren. Our legal team is here to provide guidance and support if you're navigating visitation issues as a grandparent.

Contact us today to learn more about grandparents' visitation rights in California and how we can assist you.

It Just Takes a Call
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#GrandparentsRights #FamilyLaw #CaliforniaLegalInsights #FamilyLaw #SanJoseLawyer #LegalAdvice #DivorceSupport #ChildCustody #FamilyMediation #LawyerLife #SanJoseAttorney #FamilyRights #LegalServices #DivorceLaw #DomesticRelations #CustodyBattle #FamilyAdvocate #SanJoseLegal #BuildingFamilies #Adoption #BJFademLawOffice
Contrary to popular belief, annulment isn't only for marriages of a short duration. An annulment can be granted for various reasons, including fraud, bigamy, or incapacity to consent.

Understanding your options for annulment can be crucial, and our experienced legal team is here to guide you through the process. Whether you're seeking to dissolve a recent union or address a long-standing issue, we're committed to providing personalized support and achieving the best outcome for your situation.

Reach out today to learn more about annulment and how we can assist you.

It Just Takes a Call
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It's not just about the basics! While essentials like food, clothing, and shelter are covered, did you know it can also contribute to education, healthcare, extracurricular activities, and even savings for your child's future? 💡

That means your child's education expenses, including tuition fees, school supplies, and even tutoring services, can be supported by child support. Additionally, medical expenses such as doctor's visits, prescriptions, and health insurance premiums can be covered.

But it doesn't stop there! Child support can also extend to extracurricular activities like sports, music lessons, or summer camps, providing your child with enriching experiences beyond the classroom.

At BJ Fadem, we understand the importance of ensuring your child's needs are met and their future is secure. Let's work together to navigate child support with clarity and purpose.

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It's a common misconception that a long period of separation automatically leads to divorce. In California, however, that's not the case. While separation can be a factor in divorce proceedings, it doesn't trigger an automatic divorce decree.

Divorce in California requires a formal legal process, regardless of the length of separation. This involves filing a petition, serving the other party, and going through the court system to obtain a final judgment.

If you're contemplating divorce after a long separation, our experienced legal team is here to provide guidance and support every step of the way. We'll ensure your rights are protected and advocate for the best possible outcome for your situation.

Contact us today to learn more about divorce proceedings and how we can assist you.

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