Soquel, California Family Lawyers
During law school, Myriam was hand chosen by the Dean of Students at Pepperdine School of Law to lead The Diversity and Inclusion Council. Myriam worked with the Pepperdine staff to create a platform where law students could feel safe to speak about the current social and...
408.442.2983, 949.444.6964, or 415.830.0065.
Scientist, lawyer, and psychoanalyst specializing in complex negotiation, mediation, and law that utilizes game theory and psychoanalysis.
Substantively, we operate in:
DIVORCE LAW - - we handle complex financials, estates, and discreet matters
PERSONAL INJURY MEDIATION & NEGOTIATION - - we can help you avoid litigation and get your settlement
ANIMAL RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we protect animals
WATER & LAND MEDIATION - - we offer creative solutions
BUSINESS MEDIATION - - we can help with business conflicts
HUMAN RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we broker peace
We have offices in Silicon Valley/San Jose,...
Prior to commencing his legal career, Mr. Penn served as Vice Chancellor of the West Valley-Mission Community College District and Director of Finance and Chief Business Officer of California State University...
Arlette has solely practiced family law since 2010. Her family law experience began prior to graduating from law school when she worked as a law clerk at the family law firm of Cindy Allen and Associates, PLLC. After graduating from law school, Arlette worked as an...
Andrea understands the impact a divorce and other family law issues can have on people’s lives and is committed to provide support to litigants with family law issues, while explaining the law to them and advocating for the best results possible.
In 2013, Victoria received a B.A. in Political Science from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. She earned a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2016. Victoria grew up in Southern California, and has lived in the Bay Area with her husband since 2014. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, cooking and baking, and spending time with...
Soquel Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Lawyer Referral Service of Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz County Family Law Facilitator
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.
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