Ross, California Family Lawyers

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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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. 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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Ross, CA Family Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(415) 823-1306 PO Box 211
Ross, CA 94957
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Duke Univ School of Law
Wayne Kenneth David McIntosh
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(415) 454-2361 4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
San Rafael, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Foreign Law School
Business and International Experience
Wayne started in Auckland New Zealand, graduating after completing a challenging combined Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws in just 4 years, achieving top marks at his law school at Auckland University made up of 11,000 students where he was elected Student President in a landslide victory in his last year. Then recruited by a leading Merchant Bank, MARAC Corporation, Wayne moved to Citibank before becoming the founding Company Secretary for New Zealand's first publicly listed Investment Bank, founding Company Secretary for NZ’s first publicly listed Venture Capital company and a Director of a...
Donald E Glass
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Corte Madera, CA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(888) 835-6831 300 Tamal Plaza Suite 100
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Free ConsultationDivorce
So Calif College of Law
After graduating from High School, Don attended his initial college year at ASU, AR, on a full music scholarship. Thereafter, he transferred to Whittier College, CA, where he received his BA in Business Administration. In subsequent years, he attended Southern California College of Law, CA, where he received his Juris Doctor (JD) and admission to the California State Bar in 1990. Don is also a licensed California real estate broker. He began practicing law as a sole practitioner but soon joined the law firm of Berger Kahn and then Gray & Prouty as an associate attorney...
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.
Jasmine Davaloo
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San Rafael, CA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 226-4046 1000 4th St Ste 425
San Rafael, CA 94901
Family and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Jennifer Ani
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San Rafael, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(415) 454-0455 802 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Family
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
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Catherine Eranthe
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San Rafael, CA Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 504-2006 4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
New Coll of CA School of Law
Cate Eranthe is a California-licensed attorney admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District with over 20 years of complex discovery and litigation experience. Ms. Eranthe has handled chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies from initial filing through discharge. A San Francisco native she provides practical strategies and advises on different approaches to achieve your best outcomes. We are a full service civil litigation firm and handle family law, small business matters and consumer law. We also counsel and represent consumer debtors in bankruptcy. Our goal is to assist our...
Paula Michele Lawhon
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San Rafael, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(415) 398-3400 3950 Civic Center Drive
Suite 230
San Rafael, CA 94903
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
I am a full time family law/divorce mediator in San Francisco. I have been practicing law for 11 years and have been mediating for 6 years. I work with couples to stay out of court and to reach creative and fair agreements together in the privacy of my office.
Kelly Y. Reiter
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San Rafael, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(415) 457-0700 1401 Los Gamos Drive, Ste 210
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Juvenile
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Gerard Alan Falzone
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San Rafael, CA Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(415) 482-7800 747 B Street
Suite 7
San Rafael, CA 94901
Family and Divorce
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
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,...
Kristine Stewart
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California Family Law Attorney

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Stacey Poole
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California Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Helene L Taylor Esq
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Mill Valley, CA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(415) 968-3028 131 Camino Alto, Suite E2
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
My personal and professional three-part mission is to: Make your complex California divorce kinder, easier and efficient Make pre and postnuptial conversations and agreements a positive and integral part of happily married life Contribute to the well being of this world and make life happier for everyone. So what does this mean for you and your divorce? It means, in-part, that my services are: Very progressive - I am a strategic divorce mediator and attorney using my 20 years of experience to help men and women negotiate kinder, smarter divorce...
Louis Anthony Napoli
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San Rafael, CA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 453-5000 810 E Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Family, Estate Planning and Real Estate
New York Law School
Charlotte Hideko Huggins
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San Rafael, CA Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(415) 457-4497 950 Northgate Dr
San Rafael, CA 94903
Family and Divorce
U of San Francisco School of Law
Ms. Renee Marcelle
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San Rafael, CA Family Law Lawyer
(415) 456-4444 930 Irwin Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Family
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....
Dana Louise Curtis Esq.
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Sausalito, CA Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(415) 331-5158 4000 Bridgeway
Suite 401
Sausalito, CA 94965
Family, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Santa Clara University School of Law
For 22 years, I have devoted my career as a lawyer to helping parties resolve their conflicts efficiently, effectively and respectfully. I believe the quality of a mediated resolution, and of the mediation process, to be as important to the parties as the fact of resolution.
Robert Joseph Cleek
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Novato, CA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(415) 897-4450 1701 Novato Boulevard, Suite 302
Novato, CA 94945
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Robert J. Cleek, a San Francisco native, attended St. Joseph's College Seminary and the University of San Francisco, graduating in 1970. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked for nearly a decade in law enforcement as a correctional officer and counselor at San Quentin State Prison. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Golden Gate University School of Law 1978 and was admitted to practice immediately thereafter. He is admitted to practice before all the courts of California, the local federal District Courts, the Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit and the Supreme Court of...
Joann Uhley Babiak
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Sausalito, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(415) 225-8540 Babiak Law Offices
3020 Bridgeway Number 365
Sausalito, CA 94965
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Univ of Tulsa COL
Offering you a client-focused approach to legal problem solving, for divorce, custody, support and for small business contracts, agreements and protections. I help people sort through legal challenges. If you are dealing with debt or facing bankruptcy, going through a divorce or custody battle or wrestling with problems in a small business, I'd be happy to speak with you.
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
Tommie Wayne Whitener
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Novato, CA Family Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(415) 892-1601 88 Rowland Way, Suite 165
Novato, CA 94945
Family
UC Hastings COL
Esther R. Lerner
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California Family Law Lawyer with 39 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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H. Nathan James
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California Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience

Lincoln Univ9th Circuit, Central and Northern District Federal Courts of California, United States Tax Court and California
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Paul Davis
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Novato, CA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(415) 884-2555 448 Ignacio Blvd. #201
Novato, CA 94949
Family, Divorce and Municipal
San Francisco Law Sch
Debra Schoenberg
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Attorney
(415) 834-1120 575 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Family and Divorce
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Skilled Legal Representation for All California Families At the Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., we recognize that divorce and other family law matters are complex, sensitive issues that can have a lasting impact on individuals, families, finances and futures. To achieve the very best outcomes for our San Francisco family law clients we apply a comprehensive approach to family law cases. By working closely with psychologists, appraisers, accountants, economists and other professionals, we ensure that legal strategies developed for each case reflect our own skills and valuable additional perspectives. Whether a case is best resolved by vigorous negotiation or powerful litigation, we have...
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
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."
- Client Testimonial

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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...
Esther R. Lerner
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 391-6000 535 Pacific Ave
2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94133
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Golden Gate University School of Law
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...
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...
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...
Lauren Pruett
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(916) 273-7777 75 Broadway Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Lauren Pruett is a Partner and shareholder of Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Pruett P.C.. Laurennoversees our Family Law Department. She focuses exclusively on family law issues including: divorce, custody, spousal support, child support, domestic violence, guardianships, adoptions, grandparent visitation.

Lauren dedicated her focus to family law from the start of her legal studies, taking courses dedicated to the field such as family law, community property, family law trial skills and juvenile law. Additionally, she clerked for the Honorable Thadd Blizzard for one year at the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse and worked as a certified law student for a local...
David Sheen ESQ.
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(415) 839-8409 1 Sansome St
#3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Immigration
California Western School of Law and University of North Carolina School of Law
Nathaniel Dowds Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Attorney
(415) 312-5495 404 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Family and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
We are a small law office offering family law and divorce related services to the people of the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide individuals and families with the help they need to resolve family law issues surrounding dissolution of marriages or domestic partnerships (divorce), adoption and surrogacy, prenuptial agreements, child custody, spousal support (alimony), and offer counsel and legal services to couples contemplating marriage or domestic partnership. We pride ourselves in being able to offer resposive and personalized service at affordable rates. By eliminating the crippling overhead and high management salaries that are common among larger Bay Area law firms,...
Liat Sadler
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Attorney
(415) 362-0220 44 Montgomery St
#3780
San Francisco, CA 94104
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
I am an experienced and caring family law and divorce lawyer who represents clients in high net worth and asset marital and domestic partnership dissolution. My practice includes asset and property division, child custody and visitation, child support, and spousal and domestic partner support. I have successfully litigated characterization and division of equity compensation, business and art valuations, and move-away child custody cases. I represent clients throughout the San Francisco Bay area, including San Francisco, Alameda County, Marin County, Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and Sonoma County.
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.
Stacey Poole
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(415) 391-6000 535 Pacific Ave
2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94133
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
David Douglas Stein
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(415) 969-9936 1 Sansome Street
Suite 720
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Elder and Estate Planning
U of San Francisco School of Law
David D. Stein is a San Francisco divorce attorney backed by 35+ 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.
Ms. Lucy Zheng
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(408) 638-7006 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
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...
Jacob Harker
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 624-7602 582 Market, Suite 1007
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of California Hastings College of the Law
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.
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...
Katherine Harris Reder
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San Franicsoc, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 648-3097 88 Kearny Suite 1475
San Franicsoc, CA 94108
Family, Appeals and Divorce
University of North Carolina School of Law
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.
Sarah Van Voorhis
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(415) 274-2530 601 Montgomery St
#525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Stanford Law School
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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.