Firm Overview

At the Law Offices of Delman W. Smith, we firmly believe that your divorce and family law attorney should be thoroughly familiar with the California legal system and the key individuals involved in handling divorce, child custody, and division of property cases.
One of the keys to our success is the personal relationships we have built over the past 40 years with the professionals involved in the divorce and family law process.
We limit our practice to Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County and San Benito County specifically so that we can maintain familiarity and solid relationships with the bailiffs, clerks, judges, psychologists, social workers and custody assessors who can play a vital role in the outcome of your case.
Our firm is proud to provide sound legal advice and high-quality representation to clients facing divorce, alimony, child custody, visitation and marital property division disputes. Whether through negotiation, mediation or litigation, we always look for the best, most cost-effective solutions while working to limit pointless arguments that can be potentially damaging to any children involved.
If you are inclined to select your legal counsel based upon superficial considerations, such as hardwood floors, oriental carpets, view, etc., we may not be for you. This office is committed to results; not appearances. While you may or may not be impressed by our offices, we are comfortable in our somewhat Bohemian atmosphere. We are at ease and able to focus upon YOUR issues and our commitment to resolving them. We are better able to do that in a comfortable atmosphere, and it is our sincere wish that you are similarly inclined. Function triumphs over form. Our office triumphs over pretense, and at a more manageable cost that is passed on to you, our client. We sincerely hope you share our comfort in our work environment.
Accessibility and convenience should be considerations to you as they are to us. Similarly, superficiality and special effects should not. Between us, we have about seventy years of experience and have worked as a complete team for almost ten years. In the case of Denise Newsom, the office manager and paralegal, and myself, almost thirty.