El Cerrito, California Family Lawyers

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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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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Giselle F. Guro
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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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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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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
El Cerrito, CA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(510) 558-0501 7820 Eureka Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Family, Business and Divorce
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
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.
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...
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 40 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
Paul Henry Nathan
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Tiburon, CA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(415) 341-1144 72A Main Street
Suite 800
Tiburon, CA 94920
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.
Christine Ann Pham
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Oakland, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(510) 993-4118 One Kaiser Plaza, Suite 401
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Southwestern University School of Law
Christine Pham is a San Francisco native with over 10 years of litigation experience. Her background in litigation, bankruptcy, and knowledge of California family law, combined with her creative legal strategies and sincere compassion for her clients, has made her a recognized and trusted name in and around the Bay Area.

Christine focuses her practice on helping families and couples in a range of family law and family formation matters, including child custody and support, spousal support (alimony), dissolution of marriage (divorce), legal separation, division of property, and assisted reproduction.

Christine’s dedication to her clients is reflected in the testimonials they give...
Robert Chang
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Oakland, CA Family Law Lawyer with 8 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...
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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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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Ms. Lucy Zheng
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Oakland, CA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(408) 638-7006 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Lucy Zheng is a California licensed attorney, experienced in individual tax debt relief, DUI law, family law, personal bankruptcy filings, and tenant evictions. Prior to forming her own practice, Lucy worked at a law firm handling multiple client cases all throughout Northern California. She witnessed the strengths and weaknesses of a larger law firm, and thus determined she could best provide her clients with the personalized attention and service that they deserve by starting her own practice. Lucy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Public Law in only 3 years, from the University of...
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...
Valerie Kraml
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Berkeley, CA Family Law Attorney with 10 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
Michael Lubofsky
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Oakland, CA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 287-3123 850 West Grand Avenue
Suite 12
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationFamily
Boston University School of Law
Yelda Mesbah Bartlett
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Oakland, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(510) 318-6313 1939 Harrison Street
9th Floor, Suite 921
Oakland, CA 94612
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of California Hastings College of the Law
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.
Evelyn Herrera
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Oakland, CA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(510) 893-3711 1970 Broadway
Suite 625
Oakland, CA 94612
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Immigration
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Sarah Ward
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Moraga, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(925) 257-2581 346 Rheem Blvd.
Suite 105
Moraga, CA 94556
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Deborah Lynne Dubroff
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Oakland, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(510) 452-5050 1939 Harrison Street Suite 750
Oakland, CA 94612
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
We practice family law exclusively because we like helping people with legal issues that affect them personally. We handle our cases collaboratively, so you always benefit from the best of our expertise, skills, and experience. We're settlement oriented but trial ready.
Jacqueline Angela Ortega
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Oakland, CA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(510) 991-0960 160 Franklin St, Suite 207
Oakland, CA 94607
Family
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Robert Alan Goodman
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Oakland, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(510) 987-7800 555 12th Street
Suite 1900
Oakland, CA 94607
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of San Francisco, School of Law
Te'Reisha N. Graves
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Point Richmond, CA Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(510) 234-2808 145 Park Place, Suite A
Point Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationFamily, Employment and Personal Injury
Florida A&M University College of Law
Te’Reisha N. Graves is a Richmond, California native. Ms. Graves is committed to ensuring her clients receive zealous representation from start to finish. Ms. Graves fights tirelessly to find solutions to resolve each client’s unique matter. She effectively communicates with her clients throughout their case to make certain they are not left in the dark. Ms. Graves demonstrates a high degree of care and compassion when dealing with her clients.

Ms. Graves graduated from California State University, East Bay, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Criminal Justice Administration. After graduation, Ms. Graves attended John F....
Daphne DeMorris Yeldell
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Oakland, CA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(510) 655-8013 PO Box 3011
Oakland, CA 94609
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
San Francisco Law Sch
Karly Roberson
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Tiburon, CA Family Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(415) 789-5881 1606 Juanita Lane
Suite B
Tiburon, CA 94920
Family and Divorce
Ian M.A. Van Leer
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Oakland, CA Family Law Attorney
(510) 645-1533 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Hannah Elizabeth Sims
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Oakland, CA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(510) 628-0250 1939 Harrison Street
Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94612
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Col William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Hannah E. Sims is a Certified Family Law Specialist with 22 years of experience in the field of divorce and family law. Her boutique law firm includes two associate attorneys and two paralegals who work collaboratively on cases in order to ensure the best results in the most cost-effective manner. While the Law Offices of Hannah E. Sims prides itself in its superb reputation as skilled litigators and trial attorneys, the first approach is always to attempt settlement.
LeAnn Grace Bischoff
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Oakland, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(510) 832-6600 1939 Harrison Street
Suite 710
Oakland, CA 94612
Family
University of California - Berkeley
Robyn S Ginney
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Alameda, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(510) 865-7350 1301 Marina Village Pkwy
Ste 330
Alameda, CA 94501
Family, Appeals and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
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
Alden Jay Knisbacher
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Oakland, CA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(510) 460-1222 610 16th St
Ste 404
Oakland, CA 94612
Family
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
Aggie Dolores Rose-Chavez
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Oakland, CA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(510) 451-0204 1407 Webster St.
Suite 218
Oakland, CA 94612
Family, Civil Rights, Divorce and Social Security Disability
U of San Francisco School of Law
Judith Dilley Gough
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Oakland, CA Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(510) 832-3411 11 Embarcadero W
Oakland, CA 94607
Family and Divorce
San Francisco Law Sch
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Oakland, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Family, Business, Divorce and Education
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."
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Debra Schoenberg
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 834-1120 575 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Family and Divorce
University of New Hampshire School of Law
DEBRA R. SCHOENBERG, ESQ., HAS A LONG AND DISTINGUISHED CAREER.
More than thirty years ago, she established her own firm, which has vast experience and expertise in the highly sensitive and complex practice of family law. Ms. Schoenberg has established a professional reputation for thoroughness, strategic thinking, keen attention to detail, loyalty, and dedication to client service.

Today Ms. Schoenberg handles cases that range from complex financial issues and extensive marital estates, to high-conflict custody matters. Adept at negotiating resolutions as well as aggressively pursuing litigated outcomes, she also handles straightforward family law cases, pre- and post-marital agreements, and marital settlements. Ms....
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
Ariel Sosna is a founding partner of Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP. She is certified as a specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Sosna has been exclusively practicing family law in California (San Francisco Bay Area) since 2007.

Ms. Sosna received her J.D., with a concentration in Family Law, from U.C. Hastings School of the Law and her B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley.

Before starting her own practice, Ms. Sosna was an associate at a well-known San Francisco law firm. She was co-chairperson of the Family Law Section of the San Francisco...
Patricia Ann Rowe
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Concord, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years 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.
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
Sarah Arnott is an Attorney at Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP. Ms. Arnott was certified as a specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in 2015, and served as the chairperson of the family law section of the San Francisco Bar Association's Barristers Club in 2013.

A native of New York and North Carolina, Ms. Arnott moved to California to attend Santa Clara University School of Law, from which she received her J.D. Ms. Arnott has exclusively practiced family law since 2008. She is well-versed in all areas of family law, including dissolutions, custody,...
Giselle F. Guro
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer
(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...
Ethan M. Weisinger
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(925) 258-2020 1600 S Main St
#185
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Ethan M. Weisinger is a California State Certified Family Law Specialist.

From 2010 through 2016, Ethan was a partner at Walnut Creek Family Law Center, Inc., working as a family law specialist. Ethan attended California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo where he graduated with a degree of co-majors in English and Political Science. He then attended law school at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with an emphasis in Trial Litigation and graduated with honors. He represents clients in all aspects of conventional family law matters, as well as dissolution of same sex marriages and...
Indy G. Colbath
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years 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...
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El Cerrito Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Guardianship Clinic (Contra Costa County Bar Association)
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Family Violence Law Center
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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.


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