What Happened?

At one point, the two of you were a happy duo; either as a cute couple who were in love, dating to see if you were meant to be, or a fun fling who enjoyed each other for a season.  At some point, things were different.  Then something happened.  The person who you were once so in love with, spent so much time with, had so much fun with, and enjoyed so much became just the opposite.  Now, the vibe between you is awful, you don’t see things the same way, you don’t get along very well, and can’t seem to reach an agreement on anything.  And to put the icing on the cake, unlike when you first met, you now have a child with this person or are married to them, so walking away without second thought about what happens next is impossible.

You now have to share time with your child between two households, someone has to move out, someone must assume financial obligations, property must be divided, the kids have to live somewhere,your pension you’ve been saving for years and other assets may be up for grabs, you have to find a way explain this to your children, family, and friends, counseling (for one and/or all of you) may be necessary…

Everything is changing and at times, it may feel like you have no control over what’s happening!


How Can We Help You?

We help you make this less complicated.  We educate you about the child custody/ support, or divorce process so you don’t feel like you’re in the dark and so you can feel confident in the moves you make.

With a primary focus on complex Child Custody and Visitation matters, The Law Office of Merissa V. Grayson provides matchless legal services to clients throughout the state of California in all areas of Family Law.

But we aren’t like any other firm for many reasons, mainly, because we push the boundaries of the legal industry’s idea of what legal representation should encompass.  With our innovative practices, we  guide our clients through the legal process, helping them make decisions that are most practical based on their unique circumstances, all while advocating to help them achieve optimal results.

Mrs. Grayson’s sensitivity to father’s perspectives has resulted in our reputation for being an assertive Father’s Rights practice, as we routinely and successfully challenge society’s traditional notions of what a parenting plan “should” look like.  However, as a mother, step mother, and co-parenting expert, she possesses the compassion and skills needed to represent her female clients who commonly need guidance in understanding how to protect their child’s best interest while simultaneously facilitating a positive relationship with their father.

The Grayson law team understands the sensitive nature of family law matters.  Being a private law practice better assures our ability to maintain the privacy of our very diverse clientele, including successful professionals, business owners, celebrities, and those in the entertainment industry and handle their cases with the utmost discretion.


  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Father’s Rights
  • Grandparent’s Rights
  • Guardianship/Adoption
  • 3rd Party Custody
  • Divorce & Legal Separation
  • Domestic Violence/Restraining Orders
  • Family Law Mediation

We personally represent clients in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside counties, and in select cases, Northern California counties.