Law Office of Martha J. Olson & Associates Overview

Whether you have just decided to end your marriage or have been divorced for some time — the legal issues facing you are stressful, challenging, and too important not to seek experienced legal guidance and representation.

Founded in 1984, Martha J. Olson & Associates provides a broad range of family law-related legal services to men and women in the San Jose area and throughout Santa Clara County. They provide these services with compassion, and with the sincere desire to help reach the solutions you need to move on into a new phase of your life.


For a variety of reasons—paralyzing fear, stubbornness, irrational anger, and more—there are people who may need a divorce lawyer or attorney but who do not want the kind of answers or services we offer. In thier practice, they only take clients that they think they can help. They care for our clients’ well being; we want them to be happy. And even though right now you may feel like you will never be happy again, time will change that feeling.

Their divorce lawyers understand how difficult it is for many of their clients to walk through the doors of their office. They respect clients’ courage and emphasize compassion in work as try to help them see the divorce process as a means to an end—not an end in itself.

To do this, they provide clear information to clients about every step of the legal process and about what their options are at all times. This is extremely important because in their experience, divorce becomes much less complicated and confusing to a client when they know what to expect and what they can do. The goal is to make sure that you understand the details and are informed so that you yourself will be able to make sound legal decisions regarding your case.

At the San Jose, California, law firm of Martha J. Olson & Associates, attorneys have dedicated solely to the practice of family law and to providing quality, effective, and compassionate representation to people with these concerns in San Jose and Santa Clara County. Specific areas of family law practice include, but are not limited to:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Domestic Violence / Restraining Orders
  • Paternity
  • Child Support
  • California Community Property Law
  • Property Division
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Abductions
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Modifications to Custody, Visitation, and Support
  • Move-Away / Parental Relocation Issues
  • Grandparents’ Rights


Our divorce lawyers are able to assist you with all of your divorce concerns including, property division, spousal support, child custody, child support, and visitation rights. It is important for you to take steps to make yourself happy if you have been endlessly trying to save your marriage and have had no real success.

Domestic Violence

If you or your children have been a victim of domestic violence, our attorneys will assist you with the various options that are available. We commonly help clients request restraining orders, emergency screenings, and kick-out orders through family court.

Child Abductions

It is important that you contact our office immediately if your child has been stolen by your spouse or partner. The police and district attorney’s office will not act until you file papers for divorce or legal separation to prove that you should have custody of your children.

Child Custody

The court will look at what is in the best interest of the child when deciding child custody disputes. Child custody issues run more smoothly when the parents look at the child’s needs and not their own.

Attorney Martha J. Olson

Location: San Jose, California

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1983


  • Lincoln Law School of San Jose, San Francisco, California
    • J.D.
  • University of Maryland
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: English

Representative Clients

  • Class Representative in Law School

Honors and Awards

  • Moot Court Oral Argument Award, 1982
  • Corpus Juris Secundum Award in Legal Scholarship from West Publishing, 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • California Teachers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Willow Glen High School, Teacher for Social Studies & English

Pro Bono Activities

  • Paternity Panel

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