Oakland, California Family Lawyers
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...
The Law Offices of Christine R. MacDonald was founded by Christine MacDonald in 2016 to provide affordable access to legal representation for Bay Area residents. Christine MacDonald graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law in May 2015 and was admitted to the California State Bar in December 2015. The Law Offices of Christine R. MacDonald provides representation in family law matters, including guardianships and other probate matters, as well as juvenile cases and criminal record expungement. As a former social worker, Christine prides herself in providing compassionate legal services to those in crisis, with an emphasis on...
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...
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.
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.
Originally from San Francisco, Ms. Wooley graduated with honors in the major from the University of California, at Santa Cruz, in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Legal Studies. Ms. Wooley received her Juris Doctorate from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2007. While attending Hastings, Ms. Wooley served as a judicial extern in the Unified Family Court with Commissioner Marjorie A. Slabach. In her last year at Hastings, Ms. Wooley once again volunteered at the San Francisco Superior Court to assist Commissioner Sue Kaplan in reviewing and issuing temporary...
The Law Offices of Daniel Leahy provides personalized service for all of your Estate Planning, Business Law, and Family Law needs. My clients are individuals, couples, and professionals who want to protect their families, their businesses, and their beneficiaries. I treat all of my clients with courtesy and integrity and strive to provide realistic advice that achieves results. Please feel free to contact me with your questions or concerns, your information is always kept confidential and I encourage you to feel as comfortable as possible with your legal matter.
I began practicing family law in 1999 and worked for a non-profit for 5 years where I successfuly 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 or Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) 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.
I will do my best to resolve your case as quickly, easily, inexpensively, and amicably as possible. Through competent, caring and empathetic representation, as aggressive as necessary, I will keep you fully informed and in control of every step of the process. I invite you to read the many excellent reviews contained on the Client Testimonials page of my website. I treat my clients the way I would want to be treated if I needed a family law attorney. My service to you includes providing the most cost effective alternatives to resolving your case or situation. I provide full legal representation,...
(415) 482-7800 747 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
San Rafael, CA 94901
Jacob Harker is a San Francisco Bay Area attorney. Mr. Harker has set up and run his law practice in a cost-effective and practical manner. He has done so in an effort to pass on the savings to his clients. As an attorney, Mr. Harker sees his practice as taking the lead in a new era of legal services.
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...
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.
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....
(415) 593-3988 177 Bovet Road
San Mateo, CA 94402
San Mateo, CA 94402
Kate Reder is an associate attorney at Wald & Thorndal. She specializes in family formation, divorce, and dissolution for both traditional and non-traditional families. Firm 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.
Deborah H. Wald is the founder and managing partner at The Wald Law Group. A Certified Family Law Specialist*, her work has evolved over the past 27 years from a part-time home-based family formation law practice to a multi-disciplinary full service family law firm. Ms. Wald's goal is to ensure that all individuals, families and children coming to The Wald Law Group receive the highest quality legal protections available. (*Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.) In addition to a strong general knowledge of family law, Ms. Wald has three specific areas of...
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.