San Mateo, 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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Amy Anne Laughlin
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San Mateo, CA Family Law Attorney with 27 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.
Lisa M Dugoni
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San Mateo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 39 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...
Kiana Moradi
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San Mateo, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 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....
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
Robert John Bruening
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San Mateo, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(650) 343-6400 441 First Avenue
PO Box 1290
San Mateo, CA 94401
Family
Creighton Univ School of Law
Paul Davis
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San Mateo, CA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(650) 345-7700 Post Office Box 5230
San Mateo, CA 94402
Family, Divorce and Municipal
San Francisco Law Sch
Mu-En Chen Steeg
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San Mateo, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(650) 638-2338 177 Bovet Rd, Suite 600
San Mateo, CA 94402
Family and Divorce
UC Hastings COL
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
San Mateo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(650) 524-2144 411 Borel Ave
San Mateo, CA 94402
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Univ of Wisconsin Law School
San Mateo, CA Family Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(650) 349-9920 1650 Borel Pl
San Mateo, CA 94402
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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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Kristine Stewart
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California Family Law Attorney

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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San Mateo, CA Family Law Attorney with 63 years experience
(650) 524-2144 411 Borel Ave
San Mateo, CA 94402
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
San Mateo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(650) 340-1166 1700 So. El Camino Real
Suite 502
San Mateo, CA 94402
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Hastings College of the Law
San Mateo, CA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(650) 227-0700 155 Bovet Rd
San Mateo, CA 94402
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
U of San Francisco School of Law
San Mateo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(650) 350-1110 1777 Borel Pl
#204
San Mateo, CA 94402
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Stanford Univ Law School
San Mateo, CA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(650) 349-9920 1650 Borel Pl
San Mateo, CA 94402
Family and Divorce
Northwestern Univ School of Law
San Mateo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(650) 349-9920 1650 Borel Pl
San Mateo, CA 94402
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Univ of Michigan Law Sch
San Mateo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(650) 343-3600 411 Borel Ave
San Mateo, CA 94402
Family and Divorce
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
San Mateo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(650) 227-0700 155 Bovet Rd
San Mateo, CA 94402
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Washington Univ School of Law
San Mateo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(650) 524-2144 411 Borel Ave
San Mateo, CA 94402
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
San Mateo, CA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(650) 574-6805 155 Bovet Rd
San Mateo, CA 94402
Family and Divorce
Massachusetts School of Law
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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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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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...
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...
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...
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.
Elaine Ryzak Fraser
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Burlingame, CA Family Law Lawyer with 34 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...
Nancy Ann Lara-Moscardini
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Burlingame, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 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 48 years experience
(650) 348-1974 1290 Howard Av., Suite 303
Burlingame, CA 94010
Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Clifford Ross Chernick
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Menlo Park, CA Family Law Lawyer with 46 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,...
Dawn Michelle Ward
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Menlo Park, CA Family Law Attorney with 29 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 35 years experience
(650) 326-6009 750 Menlo Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Valerie Lynn Patten
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Redwood City, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(650) 365-3508 1690 Woodside Road
Suite 114
Redwood City, CA 94061
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Juvenile
Georgetown University Law Center
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
"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

Attorney Shahrestani offers intense,...
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

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
Nancy Martinez
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Palo Alto, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 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...
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
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
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...
Paul Henry Nathan
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San Francisco, CA Family Law Attorney with 10 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.
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San Mateo Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA)
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San Mateo County Family Law Facilitator
(650) 261-5010
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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.