Family Law

We understand how stressful life can be when you are facing divorce or a custody dispute. In those trying times, you need an advocate that is compassionate, skilled, and cost-effective.


Shauna Cunningham has handled legal separation and dissolution (divorce) cases of all levels of complexity. She handles matters in the Superior Courts of Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo. Where appropriate, she draws upon her experience in business law to structure creative settlements for her clients. She has tried numerous cases to successful final judgment, and frequently resolves cases through alternative dispute resolution.


There is perhaps nothing more emotionally taxing than a custody dispute. Shauna has represented clients in custody disputes involving children of all ages. She works with experts to focus on the child’s well-being and position the case for a favorable result in the best interest of the child and client.

Restraining Orders

It is increasingly common for one party seek a restraining order against the other in contested family law matters. In certain cases, particularly ones involving domestic violence, domestic abuse or child abuse – it may be necessary to seek an emergency temporary protective order.

If you need a restraining order to protect yourself or your children, or if the opposing party is seeking a restraining order against you, you need to seek counsel. Restraining orders can wreak havoc on your life, and your legal position in a case, if not handled by competent counsel. CLG has a stellar record of obtaining meritorious restraining orders for clients, as well as a stellar record defending against requests for orders that lack legal or factual merit.

Some matters can be settled on favorable terms with a cost-effective approach. Other matters require aggressive representation. We offer courtroom experience and a track record unmatched on the Central Coast.

Call us if you need counsel for separation, divorce, dissolution, mediation, conflict resolution, division of property, child custody, family business disputes, child visitation, juvenile delinquency, child protective services, spousal abuse, domestic violence, restraining orders, and child/spousal support.