Brentwood Family Lawyers

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Giselle F. Guro
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Giselle F. Guro

California Family Law Lawyer

Giselle F. Guro is an associate attorney at The Law Offices of Ethan M. Weisinger, Inc. Her previous family law experience includes clerking for a family law firm in Walnut Creek and participating in her law school’s... Read More »
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Ethan M. Weisinger
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Ethan M. Weisinger

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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Stuart I. MacKenzie
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Stuart I. MacKenzie

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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Lorna M. Jaynes
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Lorna M. Jaynes

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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Amy L. Alvis
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Amy L. Alvis
Brentwood, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(925) 516-1617 613 First Street, Suite 202
Brentwood, CA 94513
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
CAL Northern School of Law and California State University - Chico
Amy's approach to estate planning is to focus on each client's unique needs and objectives. She strives to design a comprehensive plan for her clients that provides the maximum protection without compromise. Her broad experience enables her to provide keen insight for her clients. She is deeply commitment to her clients and the ethical standards of her profession. Amy has lived in Brentwood since 2001 with her husband and two daughters. She is a Director for the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce and in her free time, enjoys yoga, reading and golf.
Pamela Jean Priest
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Pamela Jean Priest
Brentwood, CA Family Law Attorney with 28 years of experience
(925) 915-9908 1145 2nd street, Suite A, #221
Brentwood, CA 94513
Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
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H F Layton
Brentwood, CA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years of experience
(925) 240-1040 8660-B Brentwood Blvd
Brentwood, CA 94513
Family and Divorce
Loyola Law School
Peter Sam Meyerhoff
Brentwood, CA Family Law Lawyer with 46 years of experience
(925) 634-8642 PO Box.1746
Brentwood, CA 94513
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
UC Davis School of Law King Hall and University of California, Davis, School of Law
Ruth Noelani Buzzard
Brentwood, CA Family Law Attorney with 28 years of experience
(925) 516-7459 729 1st St #D
Brentwood, CA 94513
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Michael James Amthor
Brentwood, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years of experience
(925) 516-4888 1120 2nd St Ste C
Brentwood, CA 94513
Family and Estate Planning
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
David Marc Lederman
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David Marc Lederman
Antioch, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(925) 522-8889 3432 Hillcrest Ave
Suite 100
Antioch, CA 94531
Family, Divorce and International
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Mr. Lederman is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa County Bar Association's Family Law Section and served as Section President in 2008. He is also a past State Bar Family Law Section Legislation Chair and is the 2017 Family Law Section Chair. He frequently speaks and writes on family law issues.
Melanie Tardell
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Melanie Tardell
Discovery Bay, CA Family Law Lawyer with 2 years of experience
(925) 400-8765 14850 Highway 4
Ste A # 236
Discovery Bay, CA 94505
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Monterey College of Law
Melanie is a compassionate advocate for her clients because she was a client first. After overcoming challenges of divorce and child custody, largely due to an attorney's advocacy, Melanie felt called to become an attorney herself. Her personal experience gives her an insightful perspective on what clients face while her education provides an understanding of the legal attributes of each case. Having genuine empathy, a knack for research and writing, and a tenacious spirit, Melanie aims to advocate for and empower each client by helping them navigate their case and move beyond adversity.

Over the years, Melanie grew disheartened as she...
Ethan M. Weisinger
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Ethan M. Weisinger
(925) 258-2020 1600 S Main St
#185
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers Video ChatWalnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years of experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Ethan M. Weisinger is a California State Certified Family Law Specialist working in all of the Bay Area Counties. He represents clients in all aspects of conventional family law matters, (divorce/separation, child custody, spousal/child support, etc.) as well as dissolution of same-sex marriages, including Registered Domestic Partnerships.

Ethan graduated with honors from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo with a degree in English and Political Science. Ethan then went on to study law at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and graduated with honors, with an emphasis in Trial Litigation in 2010.

From 2010...
Lorna M. Jaynes
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Lorna M. Jaynes
Pleasanton, CA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(510) 795-6304 6200 Stoneridge Mall Rd
#300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Divorce
Santa Clara University School of Law
Because divorce is a problem to be solved, not a battle to be won, I focus on alternatives to the court system, through Collaborative Law and Mediation. I believe that most families and children are best served by being supported to work together in resolving their family matters. The fundamental goal in both Collaborative Divorce and Mediation is client empowerment.

With either mediation or the Collaborative process you will have control of the decisions that are made and will be firmly supported, legally and emotionally, in achieving a successful dissolution of your relationship. This not only allows but also encourages you...
Ariel Sosna
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Ariel Sosna

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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Sarah Arnott

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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Giselle F. Guro
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Giselle F. Guro
Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 1 year of experience
(925) 258-2020 1600 S Main St
#185
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of San Francisco School of Law
Giselle F. Guro is an associate attorney at The Law Offices of Ethan M. Weisinger, Inc. Her previous family law experience includes clerking for a family law firm in Walnut Creek and participating in her law school’s Mediation Clinic, where she helped self-represented litigants in Marin County’s family court. Giselle has appeared in both Alameda County Family Court and Contra Costa County Family Court, and is looking forward to practicing in other neighboring counties. Giselle is committed to assisting clients in reaching a better place in their lives.

Giselle graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine with degrees...
Indy G. Colbath
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Indy G. Colbath
Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years of experience
(925) 289-8574 1299 Newell Hill Pl.
Ste 303
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-7020
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law and University of California - Davis
Indy Colbath is a licensed California attorney who has focused the entirety of her legal career on family law issues, including: divorce, annulment, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, and domestic violence restraining orders. Indy has a breadth of courtroom experience she relies upon when assessing her clients’ family law matters, as well as strong relationships with the local legal community and bench. Indy has effectively represented her clients in an array of complex family law litigation, many of which involving high net worth individuals. Even though Indy has a passion for courtroom advocacy, she understands that every...
Dominic Hutchinson Porrino
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Dominic Hutchinson Porrino
Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(925) 448-2439 2065 N Broadway Ste 203
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Porrino Law PC operates under the guidance of principal Dominic H. Porrino, who entered law practice with the intention of protecting the assets and safety of citizens by helping them negotiate the complexities of the California legal system. The competitive spirit that prompted him to play lacrosse and rugby in his youth now drives development of strategies to protect the best interests of his clients.

Mr. Porrino, an attorney whose practice encompasses legal separation, divorce, child custody and support, estate planning and other civil matters, obtained his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law and was admitted to the...
Patricia Ann Rowe
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Patricia Ann Rowe
Concord, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years of experience
(925) 256-1000 1401 Franquette Ave.
Suite A-3
Concord, CA 94520
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
I am also a Certified Public Accountant and have been doing tax work in the Bay Area for 30 years. I specialize in helping people and businesses pay as few taxes as possible without getting audited. In the estate planning area I help people preserve their property for their families and pay as few estate taxes as possible. I also am the Probate Doctor who can help fix impossible situations when estates are stuck in the quagmire of California Probate.
Maria Elena Crabtree
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Maria Elena Crabtree
Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(925) 262-4271 1801 Oakland Blvd.
Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of California - Davis and University of California, Davis, School of Law
The Law Offices of Maria E. Crabtree is a full service, bi-lingual (SPANISH), family law firm dedicated to delivering personal, practical, and effective representation at an affordable cost. We are conveniently located in Walnut Creek, California, across the street from the BART station. Attorney Maria Crabtree received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Communications from the University of California at Davis. She later returned to the University of California, Davis and earned her J.D. degree. As a sole practitioner, Ms. Crabtree is dedicated to helping families navigate through the complexities of the laws and policies...
Mary Whipple
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Mary Whipple
San Ramon, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years of experience
(925) 344-5050 2430 Camino Ramon
Suite 325
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationFamily
Loyola Univ School of Law
Before merging her law office with Tammy J. Mercado’s, Mary Whipple opened her own law practice in the summer of 2008. Prior to that Mary was an associate attorney at the Law Office of Cummins & Holmes, a full-service civil litigation law firm in San Ramon. The majority of her experience is in family law, which includes divorce, custody, support, prenuptial agreements, and domestic-violence restraining orders. Mary has also represented clients in a variety of non-family-law cases, including juvenile dependency, probate, breach of contract, and employment disputes, to name a few. Previously, Mary worked as a contract attorney for O’Melveny...
M. Colby Freeman
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M. Colby Freeman
Danville, CA Family Law Attorney with 10 years of experience
(925) 314-2320 571 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Family and Divorce
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Colby combines aggressive advocacy and compassion to assist clients through difficult times. Dedicated to helping clients navigate through complex legal matters with integrity, Colby has a tough yet sensitive approach to divorce and family law. Common sense and tenacity are hallmarks of his advocacy. Colby is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned a B.A. in Rhetoric, with a minor in Celtic Studies, and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law, where he was the Student Commencement Speaker at his law school graduation, the Co-Chair of the USF Public...
Renee Rose Ross
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Renee Rose Ross
Pleasanton, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(925) 308-9920 30 W. Neal St., Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Family and Divorce
Golden Gate University
Renee Ross is certified in Family Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and is a highly skilled and insightful attorney. She represents family law clients throughout Pleasanton and the surrounding areas. She has more than a decade of experience and handles a broad range of cases including divorce, child custody and support, high net worth divorce, and same-sex family law issues. Attorney Ross can also provide counsel for adoptions, domestic partnership issues, complex property divisions, and other family law cases. She is passionate about providing personalized legal solutions for her clients, guiding them with skill...
Gary D. Sparks
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Gary D. Sparks
Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years of experience
(925) 465-2500 2950 Buskirk Avenue
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Attorney Gary D. Sparks is an accomplished lawyer who has successfully provided legal services and representation to families, husbands, wives, parents, military service members, and same sex partners for nearly two decades. Gary was a regular guest for several years on the former Ronn Owens Program on KGO-AM 810 in San Francisco, and has been interviewed by local and national publications in addition to publishing several of his own legal guides.

Gary graduated first in his class from John F. Kennedy University School of Law, where he was awarded magna cum laude honors for excellence in academic achievement and received...
Cristin Michelle Lowe
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Cristin Michelle Lowe
San Ramon, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years of experience
(925) 215-1388 4000 Executive Parkway
Suite 220
San Ramon, CA 94583
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Our practice covers all aspects of family and matrimonial law in all of the Bay Area counties, primarily focusing on Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, and San Francisco counties. We will expertly navigate you through your family law matter, whether it involves termination of a domestic partnership, paternity, custody, visitation, domestic violence, adoption, guardianship, support, an annulment, legal separation, or post-judgment issues. Regardless which of these processes you are dealing with, we understand the strain and pressure that these matters inevitably put on clients and the necessity of providing strong representation. Therefore, we strive to make the entire process as easy...
John Edward Harding
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John Edward Harding
Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Attorney with 31 years of experience
(925) 417-2202 1255 Treat Boulevard
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Kent Pearce Tierney
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Kent Pearce Tierney
Pleasanton, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years of experience
(925) 362-3364 5700 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Ste 390
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily, Business and Real Estate
San Francisco Law Sch
Kent P. Tierney has been practicing law for over 20 years. He specializes in the areas of Family Law, Real Estate, Civil Litigation, and Business Law. Mr. Tierney formed what is now Tierney Law Group in 2012 following more than 15 years of practice with several Bay Area law firms specializing in Civil Litigation. Mr. Tierney brings his unique personal experiences to the representation of his clients and is known for his no nonsense approach to cases. Mr. Tierney’s clients often compliment him for his straightforward demeanor and candid review of cases. His strengths are his knowledge of the law,...
Pamela Lynn Marraccini
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Pamela Lynn Marraccini
Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(925) 926-0400 1225 Alpine Rd Ste 204
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family
Catholic U of Amer Columbus School of Law
Pamela Marraccini devotes her practice to assisting clients with their family law matters. She has over 17 years of experience being a forceful advocate addressing the issues surrounding her client’s divorce and associated issues including, child support, spousal support, complex property division, domestic violence, premarital and post-nuptial agreements. She has successfully helped clients navigate complex dissolution issues, including stock options, deferred compensation packages, valuations and division of business interests and high conflict custody. She also works with clients pursuing mediation and has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution.

Every client’s needs are unique to their family’s situation...
Karen Shore Fenchel
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Karen Shore Fenchel
Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 37 years of experience
(925) 280-1108 1440 Maria Lane #100
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
UC Hastings COL
Karen S. Fenchel

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Karen Fenchel is a sole practitioner in Walnut Creek, CA. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist and has focused on all areas of family law. Her practice is settlement oriented and includes both family law mediation and collaborative law. Karen has a strong commitment to helping clients resolve issues without going to court. She utilizes her training in both mediation and collaborative practice to assist families in crisis and help them gain control of their lives. Through mediation, collaborative process and negotiated settlements, she works toward equitable solutions that consider the...
Jennifer A. Navalle
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Jennifer A. Navalle
San Ramon, CA Family Law Attorney with 1 year of experience
(925) 344-5050 2430 Camino Ramon, Suite 325
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationFamily
John F. Kennedy University
Jennifer A. Navalle’s law practice concentrates on the areas of divorce, custody, support, and domestic-violence restraining orders. In addition to Whipple, Mercado & Associates, she previously worked as a paralegal for Hyden-Zakheim, LLP in San Ramon, where she gained extensive experience assisting attorneys in the areas of family law, civil matters, immigration, estate planning, and trust administration. She has deep knowledge of family court procedures and a commitment to providing effective and efficient representation for her clients.

A San Ramon native, Jennifer earned her Juris Doctor from John F. Kennedy University College of Law, obtaining certifications in Children, Families, and the...
Chelsea Renee Jagar
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Chelsea Renee Jagar
San Ramon, CA Family Law Attorney
(925) 359-3900 4 Crow Canyon Court
Suite 100
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily
Golden Gate University School of Law
I have been practicing solely in family law since 2011. In 2018 I was accepted as a Certified Family Law Specialist with the State Bar of California. I have also received training focused in Family Law mediation.
Ms. Alice P Cheng
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Ms. Alice P Cheng
Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(800) 491-1483 101 Ygnacio Valley Road
Suite 201
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family
University of California, Davis, School of Law
April Seo
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April Seo
Dublin, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years of experience
(925) 452-8289 11501 Dublin Blvd.
Suite 200
Dublin, CA 94568
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara University School of Law
Helen Louise Peters
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Helen Louise Peters
San Ramon, CA Family Law Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(925) 820-0204 18 Crow Canyon Ct
Suite 340
San Ramon, CA 94583
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Western State Univ
Helen has provided quality mediation services in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties since 1993. Her process permits private , effective resolution of legal disputes.
Robert Daniel Rodriguez
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Robert Daniel Rodriguez
Pleasanton, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(209) 596-4263 4695 Chabot Drive Ste. 200
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Lincoln Law School
"I am a dedicated professional committed to ensuring that you receive the finest legal services available." Robert D. Rodriguez operates a full service law firm located in Modesto and Walnut Creek, California. The Law Office of Robert D. Rodriguez has been providing a broad range of high quality legal services to a wide range of clients, including both businesses and individuals, throughout the greater San Joaquin Valley Area. The Law Office of Robert D. Rodriguez is currently providing the same level of service to the San Francisco East Bay Area. If you...
Daniel Portillo
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Daniel Portillo
Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Attorney with 32 years of experience
(925) 876-0641 1630 N Main Street, #188
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family and Divorce
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Attorney with over 30 years of experience representing clients in Divorce and Family Law matters. Certified Specialist in Family Law, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. My practice includes representation in all areas of divorce and family law, including child custody; child visitation; child support; spousal support ; division of community property (including high value assets); annulment; paternity; and drafting marital settlement agreements. I am also available to provide limited scope representation or consultation for self-represent parties. Representing clients throughout Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.
Mr Terence Daniel Doyle
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Mr Terence Daniel Doyle
Danville, CA Family Law Attorney with 36 years of experience
(925) 314-2320 571 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Golden Gate University
Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS), State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization; LLM Taxation; Member California State Bar; Hawaii State Bar; Arizona State Bar; Contra Costa County Bar Association; Family Law Section Hawaii State Bar; Family Law Section Arizona State Bar, Trust and Estates Section Arizona State Bar. The law offices of Doyle Golde Grossman Family Law Group provides family law, divorce, estate planning and trust administration services in the Contra Costa County providing the community with deep legal talent and a professional result based representation.
Carol Ferreyra
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Carol Ferreyra
Pleasanton, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 years of experience
(925) 399-6292 6200 Stoneridge Mall Road, Ste 300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Golden Gate University School of Law
Hello. My name is Carol Ferreyra and I am the founder and owner of Ferreyra Law Group. I am a California Family Law attorney who has been practicing exclusively Family Law since 2003. I am also a Certified Family Law Specialist, accredited by the State Bar of California Board of Special Legalization.

I am devoted to helping my clients resolve their legal issues in the manner that is best suited for them in the most cost effective manner.
John R. Larson
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John R. Larson
Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years of experience
(925) 389-3198 1211 Newell Avenue
Suite 210
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationFamily, Consumer, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Miami
When it comes to selecting an attorney for your legal matter, you want someone that you can trust. You want an attorney who listens to you and who becomes your teammate. You need a partner who will help you achieve your goals. You need someone that communicates well, that thinks on their feet, and that follows through.

John R. Larson has been helping clients for nearly a decade. Helping clients through periods of difficult times. Helping clients in the courtroom and also settling contested disputes outside the courtroom.

As your attorney, my goal is to listen to you, understand your...
Jaime Kissinger
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Jaime Kissinger
Pleasant Hill, CA Family Law Attorney with 4 years of experience
(925) 240-6161 3478 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Vanessa Candelaria
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Vanessa Candelaria
Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(925) 233-6222 1981 North Broadway
Suite 440
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Throughout her legal career, Vanessa has practiced exclusively in the area of family law. With her legal training and knowledge, she provides compassion and advocacy for her clients. Vanessa’s experience working on a broad spectrum of family law matters include divorce, pre-divorce counseling and planning, premarital agreements, complex marital property issues, high conflict child custody disputes, child and spousal support issues and domestic violence prevention and defense. Vanessa protects her clients’ assets and the best interests of her clients and their children. She represents clients in public court and before private judicial officers. In addition, she serves as a consulting...
Sylvia Eva Ronnau
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Sylvia Eva Ronnau
Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(925) 322-0516 712 Bancroft Road
Suite 261
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Family and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
I am a compassionate and caring family law attorney who specializes in domestic violence for women. As your attorney, I will not only provide you with legal services, including your restraining order paperwork and hearing, but I will also aid you in finding the resources you need to recover from such traumatic experiences. For example, if you wish to file a criminal protective order, I can walk you through the process of doing so through the District Attorney’s office, including modifying the order. I also will attend to your other family law needs as a result of the...
John William Stovall III
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John William Stovall III
Pleasanton, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years of experience
(209) 565-4050 4900 Hopyard Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
Humphreys College
Jesse S. Gill
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Jesse S. Gill
Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years of experience
(925) 952-8900 2125 Oak Grove Rd., Ste. 315
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Juvenile
I am licensed to practice law in California and have received federal admissions to practice law in the Northern and Central Districts of California. I have developed extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of Civil, Family, Juvenile, and Criminal Law from the inception of a case through the appellate process. I have extensive state and federal litigation experience in drafting and arguing law and motion, engaging in and defending depositions, and have engaged in dozens of hearings and Court trials. I have drafted writs and appeals in most appellate districts within the state and and have successfully received multiple...
Tammy J Mercado
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Tammy J Mercado
San Ramon, CA Family Law Attorney
(925) 344-5050 2430 Camino Ramon
Suite 325
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationFamily
Tammy J. Mercado has a passion for helping her clients achieve their desired result. She listens and she personally responds to your text, email, or phone call promptly. She offers real solutions to your legal matters. Tammy will carefully evaluate the legal issues in your case, provide you sound advice, and offer you the pros and cons of each possible scenario so you can meet your legal objectives. She encourages clients to participate in their own matters. Tammy believes that client participation is key to a positive result and to keep attorney fees as low as possible. You can be...

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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.

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