Barber & Gray
125 East Victoria Street, Suite F
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Phone: (805) 965-4407
Fax: (805) 965-4284


Michael Hall Gray
Attorney at Law
California Bar #66003

Santa Barbara County Courthouse (tower)

Welcome to the Law Office of Barber & Gray

My name is Michael Hall Gray and I am pleased to offer free legal help to you.

I have been practicing law in Santa Barbara, California since 1975. I have taught Family Law and have represented hundreds of Family Law clients in contested and uncontested cases. Most of my practice is in this area of law, but I also take on some personal injury and criminal cases.
In addition, I have served on the Santa Barbara City Planning Commission, the Santa Barbara City Civil Service Commission and the Board of Directors of the Family Therapy Institute.

You may e-mail me at the above e-mail address. I am very interested in your comments about how to improve my web pages and I will strive to improve the information I provide. If you have a particular legal question I will try to respond to you by e-mail.

In addition to my law practice I provide services as an Arbitrator, as a Mediator and as a Neutral Evaluator. Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding my experience and training in these areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution and my charges for these services. (I am a member of Southern California Mediation Association and California Dispute Resolution Council.)

You my see more information about Alternative Dispute Resolution matters at my other web site:

(The opinions expressed by me are my own. I cannot take responsibility for your use of the information I supply. The materials on this site do not constitute legal advice and contact with this site does not establish an attorney-client relationship. The links to other sites are provided as a convenience and no promises or guaranties about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information should be assumed. I expressly disclaim any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. I make available certain legal forms which may be purchased. The entire responsibility for any omission or defect shall be the refund of any price paid for the information or product.)

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Part One

1. Pre-Marital Agreements
2. Mediation (Alternative to Litigation)
3. Choosing a Lawyer
4. Breach of Promise (To Marry)
5. Divorce (Dissolution)
6. Annulment
7. Separation
8. Common Law Marriage (Rights of Unmarried Persons)

Part Two

9. Jurisdiction and Venue
10. Pre-Trial Procedures
1. Custody of Children
2. Child Support
3. Spousal Support
4. Division of Property
5. Enforcement of Judgments and Orders
6. Modification of Judgments and Orders
7. Further Resources
8. Related Issues But Not Included In This Manual

Forms Available for Purchase (Please request by e-mail)

1. Attorney Retainer Agreement
2. Living Together Agreement (Cohabitation Agreement)
3. Pre-Marital Agreement
4. Marital Termination Agreement
5. Joint Legal Custody definition
6. Visitation Guidelines
7. Simple Will (no trust)

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