Berkeley, California Family Lawyers

Stuart I. MacKenzie
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Dedicated & Compassionate Family Law Attorney! Protecting Your Interests!

For over 20 years I have provided exceptional legal representation focused on the unique needs of those with family law issues. Visit my website for reviews and information about your rights. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Ethan M. Weisinger
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Dedicated Family Lawyer! Striving to Do What is Best for You & Your Family!

I am a skilled and experienced family law attorney. I am committed to protecting the rights and interests of my clients! Your family comes first! Visit my website for client testimonials and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Ariel Sosna
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Dedicated Family Lawyer! Exceptional Service & Results! Call for a Consultation!

I have been exclusively practicing family law in California since 2007. I am committed to protecting the rights and interests of those with family law issues! Visit my website for client reviews, call for a consultation! Read More »
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Sarah Arnott
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Dedicated and Experienced California Family Lawyer! Call for a Consultation!

I am a determined and skilled family attorney. I provide experienced and knowledgeable representation. I will work tirelessly for the results you need and deserve! Visit my website for reviews or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Angela N Bryant
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Berkeley, CA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(510) 922-0904 2222 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of California - Davis
My approach to each family law case is specifically tailored to the needs of each client. Some cases require aggressive litigation, while other times, settlement is the best (and cheapest) choice for all involved. As your attorney, you can expect me to give you guidance based on the law, and to be transparent with you about your options. My role is to advise you, but not to make decisions for you. I enjoy partnering with my clients to get them their desired outcome. I am also very responsive to client communication. I pride myself on keeping you...
Ariel Winger
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Berkeley, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(510) 564-0585 2832 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
New College of California
I began practicing family law in 1999 and worked for a non-profit for 5 years where I successfully represented survivors of domestic violence and their children in court. In 2007 started my own family law practice to offer services for those who want to divorce using a non-adversarial model. I offer Mediation, Collaborative Practice, and other forms of settlement oriented methods of divorce that seek to find a mutually agreeable resolution for both parties.
Valerie Kraml
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Berkeley, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
2625 Alcatraz Ave
319
Berkeley, CA 94705
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Joseph Odysseus Mastro
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Berkeley, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(855) 529-4020 2625 Alcatraz Avenue
Suite 444
Berkeley, CA 94705
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mr. Mastro was born in Oakland, grew up around the East Bay, and has spent his life living throughout the Bay Area, from San Francisco to San Jose. Mr. Mastro graduated from the Santa Clara University School of Law in May 2006. He then passed the California State Bar Examination in July 2006 on his first attempt. Thereafter, Mr. Mastro became a Deputy Public Defender in San Joaquin County, representing clients in all manner of criminal cases, in a high-volume capacity. In 2009, Joe decided to return home to open his own law firm. Since then...
Alex Verbeck
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Berkeley, CA Family Law Lawyer
(415) 212-8253 2120 University Ave.,
Berkeley, CA 94704
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
Lewis & Clark Law School
Martin James Elmer
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Berkeley, CA Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(510) 644-2411 1919 Addison St, #105
Berkeley, CA 94704
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Sharon Alkire
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Berkeley, CA Family Law Lawyer
(510) 761-5792 Law Office of Sharon Alkire
1900 Addison Street, #200
Berkeley, CA 94704
Family and Divorce
Berkeley, CA Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(510) 528-0700 2025 Rose St Ste 202A
Berkeley, CA 94709
Family and Divorce
Columbia Univ School of Law
Berkeley, CA Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(510) 524-1840 1916 Los Angeles Ave
Berkeley, CA 94707
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Berkeley, CA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(510) 528-3200 2025 Rose St
Ste 200
Berkeley, CA 94709
Family
UC Hastings COL
Lorna M. Jaynes
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Experienced & Compassionate California Family Attorney! Call for a Consultation!

I am a dedicated and skilled family law attorney. I limit my practice to settlement, specializing in collaborative law and mediation. Visit my website to see client testimonials and reviews, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Kevin J. Ramey
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California Family Law Attorney

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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Berkeley, CA Family Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(415) 981-3111 2030 Addison St
Ste 300
Berkeley, CA 94704
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and International
UC Hastings COL
Berkeley, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(415) 433-4800 2095 Rose St Ste 102
Berkeley, CA 94709
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Berkeley, CA Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(510) 847-9605 1951 Napa Ave
Berkeley, CA 94707
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
UC Hastings COL
Berkeley, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 981-3111 2030 Addison St
Ste 300
Berkeley, CA 94704
Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Berkeley, CA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(415) 981-3111 2030 Addison Street, Suite 300,
Berkeley, CA 94704
Family and Divorce
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Berkeley, CA Family Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(510) 893-6150 2330 Rose St
Berkeley, CA 94708
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
U of San Francisco School of Law
Berkeley, CA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(510) 644-3360 1919 Addison St Ste 201
Berkeley, CA 94704
Family
UC Hastings COL
Berkeley, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(415) 371-8000 2000 Center St Ste 308
Berkeley, CA 94704
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
New Coll of CA School of Law
Berkeley, CA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(510) 849-4424 2039 Shattuck Ave Ste 207
Berkeley, CA 94704
Family and Divorce
Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva U
Berkeley, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(510) 292-0907 2161 Shattuck Ave Ste 315
Berkeley, CA 94704
Family
Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva U
Amanda J. List
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Oakland, CA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(510) 302-6600 2101 Webster Street
Suite 1835
Oakland, CA 94612
Family, Appeals and Divorce
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Amanda J. List is an associate at the Wald Law Group. She specializes in divorces of all kinds with an emphasis on gay divorce. The Wald Law Group practice areas include: Divorce, Dissolution & Contested Parentage Actions for all families; Custody Disputes. Legal services provided at both the TRIAL and APPELLATE level. Assisted Reproduction; Adoptions of All Kinds; Family Contracts; Parenting Law including Surrogacy; Donor Contracts for Egg and/or Sperm Donations; Pre-Nupital Agreements; Co-Parenting Agreements; Domestic Partnership Agreements; Name Changes.
Erin A. Levine
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Emeryville, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(510) 595-4112 5801 Christie Ave.
Suite 387
Emeryville, CA 94608
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Veronica Natalya Panella
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El Cerrito, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(510) 233-0572 11100 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Family, Divorce and Elder
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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(800) 510-3916 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
- Client Testimonial

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Robert Chang
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Oakland, CA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(510) 388-4866 1300 Clay Street, Ste. 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
I started my practice with the premise I would always attempt to facilitate a collaborative divorce. Before going to law school, I worked for several years at a family law firm, and saw firsthand the potential of increasing acrimony between spouses when the court system is used haphazardly. Growing up with separated parents, I think I understand the stress and frustration of a long drawn out family divorce. The courts should be a place of last resort - who wants a Judge who barely knows you to make decisions for you? That being...
Debra Schoenberg
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Attorney
(415) 834-1120 575 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Family and Divorce
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Skilled Legal Representation for All California Families At the Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., we recognize that divorce and other family law matters are complex, sensitive issues that can have a lasting impact on individuals, families, finances and futures. To achieve the very best outcomes for our San Francisco family law clients we apply a comprehensive approach to family law cases. By working closely with psychologists, appraisers, accountants, economists and other professionals, we ensure that legal strategies developed for each case reflect our own skills and valuable additional perspectives. Whether a case is best resolved by vigorous negotiation or powerful litigation, we have...
Christine Ann Pham
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(415) 273-9220 388 Market Street, Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Southwestern University School of Law
Christine Pham is a San Francisco, Bay Area native with over 10 years of litigation experience. She now focuses her practice on helping families and couples in a range of matters, including child custody and support, spousal support (alimony, guardianship, dissolution of marriage (divorce), legal separation, and division of property.

Christine is also dedicated to helping individuals throughout the Bay Area gain their financial freedom through filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. In the past, she was the managing attorney of the San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Fairfield and Stockton offices of the nation’s largest consumer bankruptcy...
Esther R. Lerner
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 391-6000 535 Pacific Ave
2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94133
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Golden Gate University School of Law
Paul Henry Nathan
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(866) 414-4091 540 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Paul Nathan has built a practice based on giving women the representation they deserve in matters of divorce and custody cases and representing the injured. After graduating cum laude from the University of San Francisco then attended and graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law. Paul honed his skills a a trial lawyer at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College. A fifth generation San Franciscan, Paul was named "Top Attorneys in California by San Francisco magazine and also named "Rising Star" by SuperLawyers in 2013-2017.
Howard Elliot Kane
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Alameda, CA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 292-0193 2425 Webb Avenue, Second Floor
Alameda, CA 94501
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
UC Hastings COL
1983-1987 UCLA, B.A. History
1987-1990 UC Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctor

Law Offices of Howard E. Kane 1990-present
Offices in Alameda & Walnut Creek

Stacey Poole
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(415) 391-6000 535 Pacific Ave
2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94133
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Ariel Sosna
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(415) 274-2530 601 Montgomery St
#525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Sarah Arnott
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(415) 274-2530 601 Montgomery St
#525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Santa Clara University School of Law
David Sheen ESQ.
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Fremont, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(510) 438-6868 39510 Paseo Padre Pkwy
#190
Fremont, CA 94538
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Immigration
California Western School of Law and University of North Carolina School of Law
Paul W. Thorndal
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(415) 648-3097 88 Kearny Suite 1475
San Francisco, CA 94108
Family, Appeals and Divorce
UC Hastings COL
Paul W. Thorndal is a partner at Wald & Thorndal. He specializes in divorces of all kinds with an emphasis on gay divorce. Mr. Thorndal is a Certified Family Law Specialist (The State Bar of California Legal Specialization). Wald & Thorndal's practice areas include: Divorce, Dissolution & Contested Parentage Actions for all families; Custody Disputes; Mediation; Marvin Actions. Legal services provided at both the TRIAL and APPELLATE level. Assisted Reproduction; Adoptions of All Kinds; Family Contracts; Parenting Law including Surrogacy; Donor Contracts for Egg and/or Sperm Donations; Pre-Nupital Agreements; Co-Parenting Agreements; Domestic Partnership Agreements; Name Changes.
Miho Takarada
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(415) 274-2530 601 Montgomery St Ste 525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Family and Divorce
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Benjamin Lee
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 735-0311 100 Pine Street
Ste. 1250
San Francisco, CA 94111
Family and Divorce
American University
Benjamin Lee is an experienced family law and divorce lawyer licensed in California. Ben is passionate about family law and is committed to collaboration with clients on family law matters. Ben supports his clients throughout divorce and the difficult transitions that come with it.
Sarah Van Voorhis
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(415) 274-2530 601 Montgomery St
#525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Stanford Law School
David Douglas Stein
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(415) 969-9936 1 Sansome Street
Suite 720
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Elder and Estate Planning
U of San Francisco School of Law
David D. Stein is a San Francisco divorce attorney backed by 18+ years of experience, and is the founder of Liaise Divorce Solutions. Recognizing that there was a significant need for smarter, quicker, friendly, and all around better ways to dissolve marriages, he founded his firm with the intent of making mediation mainstream. In addition to frequently helping clients through divorce using mediation, he acts as a guest speaker for a variety of legal functions. Carol Gee has more than 20 years of legal experience and received Liaise divorce mediation training. Her fluency in Mandarin Chinese has proven incredibly...
Ashley Talbot Dean
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San Francsico, CA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(415) 328-2797 720 Bay St
San Francsico, CA 94109
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of San Francisco School of Law
Ashley is founder of Talbot Law Firm. As an attorney in the firm’s emerging business practice, Ashley counsels startups with incorporation, early stage financing, employment issues, intellectual property protection, technology licensing, commercial partnerships and various other corporate transactions. Ashley believes that understanding a company’s vision and priorities is important to devising strategies to solve legal problems so companies can focus on their goals. Ashley has nearly 3 years in-house experience representing entrepreneurs in a wide range of corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters. Ashley received a J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law and a B.A. in...
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Berkeley Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Family Violence Law Center
(800) 947-8301
Oakland, CA


Guardianship Clinic (Contra Costa County Bar Association)
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.