Foster City, California Family Lawyers

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!
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Sarah Van Voorhis
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Success & Experience Advocating for Family Rights and Interests! Call for Help!

I am a certified specialist in Family Law. I exclusively practice family law and work tirelessly to deliver the best possible results for my clients! Visit my website to see client testimonials. Call for a consultation.
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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.
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Lisa M Dugoni
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San Mateo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(650) 356-1180 951 Mariners Island Blvd. Ste. 260
San Mateo, CA 94404
Family
New England Law | Boston
Lisa M. Dugoni is a Certified Family Law Specialist with over thirty years of legal experience in all areas of family law. Lisa was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1980 and worked at several prestigious law firms in the Bay Area before beginning her own practice in 1990. The Law Offices of Lisa M. Dugoni, APC specialize in family law, but Lisa also has a strong background and extensive experience in business law, including Business Litigation, Contract Negotiation, and Drafting Purchase and Sales of Business Exchanges. Lisa is an AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubble and is...
Foster City, CA Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(650) 291-9766 700 Anacapa Ln
Foster City, CA 94404
Family
San Mateo, CA Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(650) 572-0888 1191 Chess Dr
San Mateo, CA 94404
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
UC Hastings COL
H. Yvonne Seeley
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San Mateo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(650) 347-9111 411 Borel Avenue
Suite 603
San Mateo, CA 94002
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
San Francisco Law Sch
Ms. Seeley is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Seeley’s practice focuses on dissolution cases involving high asset and complex financial issues such as the division of interests in closely-held businesses, real estate, and equity compensation, including stock options and RSU’s. Ms. Seeley also has extensive experience with high-conflict custody matters and relocation/ move-away cases. Ms. Seeley brings over 30 years of civil litigation experience to the firm and represents clients through all phases of family law litigation before private judges and in public...
David Magnuson
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Burlingame, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(650) 714-9439 345 Lorton Ave.
Suite 201
Burlingame, CA 94010
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
My family law practice is entirely limited to mediation and coaching. After witnessing the financial destruction and emotional distress that accompanies a litigated divorce, I decided to devote my career to helping couples separate constructively, peacefully and with dignity. Not only does a mediated divorce typically cost tens of thousands less than a drawn-out courtroom battle, but it also maximizes the likelihood that the parties will enjoy a civil relationship after the legal work is done. This is critically important when children are involved. I handle the entire divorce process for my clients, from our initial meeting to drafting...
Elaine Ryzak Fraser
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Burlingame, CA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(650) 401-8080 1220 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
U of San Francisco School of Law
With more than 25 years experience in family and personal injury law, I bring a seasoned expertise to both the conference room and the courtroom. As an experienced trial lawyer in all phases of litigation, I can successfully navigate diverse disputes across a range of legal areas. My expertise as a collaborative practitioner means that I am equally effective in mediating or negotiating a resolution that, when appropriate, does not involve litigation. I also assist clients as a mediator or a mediation-consulting attorney. I understand that every individual circumstance – every dispute – is unique...
Kimberly A. Madigan
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Redwood City, CA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(650) 482-8480 3 Lagoon Drive
Suite 190
Redwood City, CA 94065
Family and Divorce
Univ of Alberta
Kimberly Madigan is a founding partner of Madigan & Lewis, LLP, family law firm representing clients throughout the Bay Area. She is admitted to practice law before all courts in the State of California. Ms. Madigan was named a "Rising Star" in family law by Super Lawyers on the basis of peer recognition and professional achievement for years 2012-2014. In 2014, Ms. Madigan was named as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Northern California by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA). She is serving as the 2015 chair of...
Lisa Robertson Murray
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Burlingame, CA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(650) 541-1718 1220 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Family and Divorce
U of San Francisco School of Law
Lisa R. Murray has practiced law since 1987, and family law since 1989, assisting families through the difficult divorce process. Ms. Murray assists her clients in reaching amicable and equitable settlement by offering services as a mediator, Collaborative Practice lawyer, consulting attorney for clients in mediation, and negotiating settlements. Ms. Murray has served her community as a court-appointed child advocate representing children in divorce cases, and Judge Pro Tempore. Ms. Murray's focus on consensual dispute resolution, such as mediation and Collaborative Practice was borne from her experience of the destructive manner in which litigation separates parents' and...
Kiana Moradi
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San Mateo, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(415) 593-3988 177 Bovet Road
Suite 600
San Mateo, CA 94402
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Cornell University
Ms. Moradi's practice focuses on complex dissolution matters and contested custody issues. She has represented clients in issues involving valuation of businesses, stock options, and division of limited partnerships. She has also represented parents in contested custody cases, including move-aways. She has effectively helped clients at all stages of the process, from mediation to settlement conferences to trial. Ms. Moradi's combination of business acumen, litigation experience, and negotiation skills enable her to generate tailored, effective solutions unique to each client. After graduating from Cornell Law School, Ms. Moradi was a litigator at one of the nation's top law firms, Reed Smith....
Robert John Bruening
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San Mateo, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(650) 343-6400 441 First Avenue
PO Box 1290
San Mateo, CA 94401
Family
Creighton Univ School of Law
Esther R. Lerner
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California Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, U.S. Federal Court, Florida and U.S. Court...
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Stacey Poole
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California Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Amy Anne Laughlin
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San Mateo, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(650) 343-3486 15 N. ELLSWORTH, SUITE 201
San Mateo, CA 94401
Family, Business, Divorce and Entertainment & Sports
Univ of Michigan Law Sch
Amy Laughlin has been achieving exceptional results for clients since 1992. After graduating with honors from The University of Michigan Law School, Amy joined the San Francisco office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP. While there, she counseled individuals and corporations in a wide range of complex financial matters. In 2013, Amy opened her own practice where she focuses primarily on divorce, business and entertainment law.
William Henry Holsinger
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San Mateo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(650) 340-7500 247 No. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Nancy Ann Lara-Moscardini
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Burlingame, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(650) 347-8592 398 Primrose Road, Suite 213
Burlingame, CA 94010
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
San Francisco Law Sch
Craig Harris Collins
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Burlingame, CA Family Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(650) 348-1974 1290 Howard Av., Suite 303
Burlingame, CA 94010
Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Mu-En Chen Steeg
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San Mateo, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(650) 638-2338 177 Bovet Rd, Suite 600
San Mateo, CA 94402
Family and Divorce
UC Hastings COL
Paul Davis
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San Mateo, CA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(650) 345-7700 Post Office Box 5230
San Mateo, CA 94402
Family, Divorce and Municipal
San Francisco Law Sch
Lisa Veizades
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San Mateo, CA Family Law Lawyer
(650) 477-2466 1900 S. Norfolk St.
Suite 350
San Mateo, CA 94403
Family
Michael Edwin Marquez
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Burlingame, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(650) 343-2611 1500 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I was born and raised in San Francisco and have been a San Mateo County resident for the past 34 years. I have been practicing law for over 20 years and understand the difficult time one goes through in a break up. No one can do better than I in achieving your goals and wishes.
Clifford Ross Chernick
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Menlo Park, CA Family Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(650) 327-5570 770 Menlo Avenue
Suite 101
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Estate Planning
UC Hastings COL
The Best Lawyers in America 2003-present; Best Lawyers 2017 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” for San Jose metropolitan area; National Academy of Family Law Attorneys “2016 Nationally Top 10 Attorney Award” for State of California; Best Law Firms – U.S. News and World Report 2014-present; Northern California Super Lawyers 2003-present; Daily News, Readers’ Choice Award “Best Lawyers Office” 2016; Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; Strathmore’s Who’s Who; National Registry of Who’s Who (life member); Author “Family Law ADR and Other Techniques” (Aspatore, “Inside the Minds – California Family Law Strategies,” 2009); Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Menlo College, 1995-2009,...
Valerie Lynn Patten
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Redwood City, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(650) 365-3508 1690 Woodside Road
Suite 114
Redwood City, CA 94061
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Juvenile
Georgetown University Law Center
H. Nathan James
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California Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience

Lincoln Univ9th Circuit, Central and Northern District Federal Courts of California, United States Tax Court and California
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Kristine Stewart
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California Family Law Attorney

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Brian Blakely Beckwith
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Palo Alto, CA Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
723 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Family, Appeals, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
Dawn Michelle Ward
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Menlo Park, CA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(650) 473-0227 825 Oak Grove Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Family, Divorce and Social Security Disability
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Richard Bragg Golden
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Menlo Park, CA Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(650) 326-6009 750 Menlo Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Oakland, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Attorney Shahrestani offers intense, intelligent, and attentive legal representation to individual and business clients in high-stakes, high conflict, and time sensitive litigation, negotiation, and transactional matters. Call today to set a Phone Consultation to discuss your concerns: 800-510-3916.

Fluent Spanish, French, Italian, Farsi.

Serving: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles County, New York City Metro Area, Boston & Cambridge Metro Areas, Washington DC, Seattle.

(1) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining Orders, Abduction, Collaborative Divorce, Property Division

(2) EDUCATION LAW: Academic Discipline, Grade Disputes, Fee Disputes, Special Education, Teacher Contracts, Bullying, School Campus Crimes, Academic Freedom, School Misconduct, School Representation

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Lorna M. Jaynes
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Palo Alto, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(510) 795-6304 Palo Alto, CA 94303
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Divorce
Santa Clara University School of Law
Stacey Poole
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 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
Esther R. Lerner
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 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
Robert Chang
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San Leandro, CA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(510) 388-4866 2016 Lewelling Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94579
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...
Stuart I. MacKenzie
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Hayward, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(510) 537-7200 22320 Foothill Blvd
#460
Hayward, CA 94541
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Ashley Talbot Dean
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San Francsico, CA Family Law Attorney with 5 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...
Steven Edward Springer
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Fremont, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(888) 490-9852 39275 State Street
Fremont, CA 94538
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Employment and Estate Planning
Santa Clara University
Help small to medium size companies navigate through a wide variety of legal challenges: formation, funding, governmental impediments, operational legal planning, merger and acquisition, employee relations, and labor compliance. All with the goal of litigation avoidance. Litigation in all California state courts and the Northern and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California.
David Douglas Stein
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 35 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...
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

Nancy Martinez
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Palo Alto, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(650) 242-5280 2211 Park Blvd, Suite 9
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of San Francisco School of Law
Nancy M. Martinez is a California native. She grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend college. Nancy is a native Spanish speaker. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys photography, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Ms. Martinez attended the University of California-Berkeley where she earned a bachelor’s degree in U.S. History. After Cal, Ms. Martinez worked as a paralegal for several years in the areas of business litigation, antitrust, class-actions, and intellectual property.

Ms. Martinez attended the University of San Francisco, School of Law where she earned a Certificate of Concentration...
Paul W. Thorndal
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 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.
Andy Chen
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Los Altos, CA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(650) 735-2436 2310 Homestead Road
Suite C1 #429
Los Altos, CA 94024
Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Sarah Van Voorhis
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(415) 274-2530 601 Montgomery St
#525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Stanford Law School
Sabi Mand
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(925) 984-3365 39899 Balentine Drive
Suite 200
Newark, CA 94560
Newark, CA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Family and Divorce
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Sabi Mand is a zealous advocate for his clients. He works vigorously to provide effective representation and results for his clients. Sabi has worked for several Bay Area law firms handling all aspects of Family Law before starting his own practice. He has also worked as a mediator for over 10 years and helps clients resolve their disputes amicably.
Sabi has volunteered as an attorney for the Alameda County Superior Court, Family Law Division. He has very refined negotiation and interpersonal communication skills. He has been a coach and judge for the UC Hastings negotiation team. In addition, Sabi has had the...
Paul Henry Nathan
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 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.
Ms. Lucy Zheng
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Oakland, CA Family Law Attorney with 6 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...
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Foster City Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA)
(650) 652-0800
San Mateo, CA


San Mateo County Family Law Facilitator
(650) 261-5010
Redwood City, CA

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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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