Walnut Creek, California Family Lawyers

Stuart I. MacKenzie
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Dedicated & Compassionate Family Law Attorney! Protecting Your Interests!

For over 20 years I have provided exceptional legal representation focused on the unique needs of those with family law issues. Visit my website for reviews and information about your rights. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Giselle F. Guro
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer

Giselle F. Guro is an associate attorney at The Law Offices of Ethan M. Weisinger, Inc. Her previous family law experience includes clerking for a family law firm in Walnut Creek and participating in her law school’s... Read More »
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Ethan M. Weisinger
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Dedicated Family Lawyer! Striving to Do What is Best for You & Your Family!

I am a skilled and experienced family law attorney. I am committed to protecting the rights and interests of my clients! Your family comes first! Visit my website for client testimonials and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Lorna M. Jaynes
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Experienced & Compassionate California Family Attorney! Call for a Consultation!

I am a dedicated and skilled family law attorney. I limit my practice to settlement, specializing in collaborative law and mediation. Visit my website to see client testimonials and reviews, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Ethan M. Weisinger
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(925) 258-2020 1600 S Main St
#185
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Ethan M. Weisinger is a California State Certified Family Law Specialist.

From 2010 through 2016, Ethan was a partner at Walnut Creek Family Law Center, Inc., working as a family law specialist. Ethan attended California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo where he graduated with a degree of co-majors in English and Political Science. He then attended law school at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with an emphasis in Trial Litigation and graduated with honors. He represents clients in all aspects of conventional family law matters, as well as dissolution of same sex marriages and...
Justin Kirk Tabayoyon
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(925) 609-4003 1990 North California Blvd
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
John F. Kennedy University
Mr. Tabayoyon is a United States Army veteran that holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis in Managerial Economics and a Juris Doctor degree from John F. Kennedy University School of Law. He decided to practice in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and personal injury because of his own personal experiences in those areas of law. He is a zealous and aggressive advocate for his clients. He strongly believes in limited government, freedom, civil liberty, parental rights, and gender neutral application of the law. Mr. Tabayoyon is a highly experienced trial attorney....
Maria Elena Crabtree
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(925) 262-4271 1801 Oakland Blvd.
Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of California - Davis and University of California, Davis, School of Law
The Law Offices of Maria E. Crabtree is a full service, bi-lingual (SPANISH), family law firm dedicated to delivering personal, practical, and effective representation at an affordable cost. We are conveniently located in Walnut Creek, California, across the street from the BART station. Attorney Maria Crabtree received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Communications from the University of California at Davis. She later returned to the University of California, Davis and earned her J.D. degree. As a sole practitioner, Ms. Crabtree is dedicated to helping families navigate through the complexities of the laws and policies...
Indy G. Colbath
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(925) 289-8574 1299 Newell Hill Pl.
Ste 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-7020
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law and University of California - Davis
Indy Colbath is a licensed California attorney who has focused the entirety of her legal career on family law issues, including: divorce, annulment, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, and domestic violence restraining orders. Indy has a breadth of courtroom experience she relies upon when assessing her clients’ family law matters, as well as strong relationships with the local legal community and bench. Indy has effectively represented her clients in an array of complex family law litigation, many of which involving high net worth individuals. Even though Indy has a passion for courtroom advocacy, she understands that every...
Giselle F. Guro
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer
(925) 258-2020 1600 S Main St
#185
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of San Francisco School of Law
Giselle F. Guro is an associate attorney at The Law Offices of Ethan M. Weisinger, Inc. Her previous family law experience includes clerking for a family law firm in Walnut Creek and participating in her law school’s Mediation Clinic, where she helped self-represented litigants in Marin County’s family court. Giselle has appeared in both Alameda County Family Court and Contra Costa County Family Court, and is looking forward to practicing in other neighboring counties. Giselle is committed to assisting clients in reaching a better place in their lives.

Giselle graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine with degrees...
Daniel Portillo
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(925) 876-0641 1630 N Main Street, #188
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family and Divorce
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Attorney with over 30 years of experience representing clients in Divorce and Family Law matters. Certified Specialist in Family Law, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. My practice includes representation in all areas of divorce and family law, including child custody; child visitation; child support; spousal support ; division of community property (including high value assets); annulment; paternity; and drafting marital settlement agreements. I am also available to provide limited scope representation or consultation for self-represent parties. Representing clients throughout Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.
Gary D. Sparks
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(925) 465-2500 2890 North Main Street
Suite 205
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Karen Shore Fenchel
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(925) 280-1108 1440 Maria Lane #100
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
UC Hastings COL
Karen S. Fenchel

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Karen Fenchel is a sole practitioner in Walnut Creek, CA. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist and has focused on all areas of family law. Her practice is settlement oriented and includes both family law mediation and collaborative law. Karen has a strong commitment to helping clients resolve issues without going to court. She utilizes her training in both mediation and collaborative practice to assist families in crisis and help them gain control of their lives. Through mediation, collaborative process and negotiated settlements, she works toward equitable solutions that consider the...
Dominic Hutchinson Porrino
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 448-2439 2065 N Broadway Ste 203
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Porrino Law PC operates under the guidance of principal Dominic H. Porrino, who entered law practice with the intention of protecting the assets and safety of citizens by helping them negotiate the complexities of the California legal system. The competitive spirit that prompted him to play lacrosse and rugby in his youth now drives development of strategies to protect the best interests of his clients.

Mr. Porrino, an attorney whose practice encompasses legal separation, divorce, child custody and support, estate planning and other civil matters, obtained his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law and was admitted to the...
Ms. Alice P Cheng
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(800) 491-1483 101 Ygnacio Valley Road
Suite 201
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family
University of California, Davis, School of Law
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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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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Sylvia Eva Ronnau
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(925) 322-0516 712 Bancroft Road
Suite 261
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Family and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
I am a compassionate and caring family law attorney who specializes in domestic violence for women. As your attorney, I will not only provide you with legal services, including your restraining order paperwork and hearing, but I will also aid you in finding the resources you need to recover from such traumatic experiences. For example, if you wish to file a criminal protective order, I can walk you through the process of doing so through the District Attorney’s office, including modifying the order. I also will attend to your other family law needs as a result of the...
John Edward Harding
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(925) 417-2202 1255 Treat Boulevard
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Lisa Mendes
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(925) 390-3222 1990 N. California Blvd.
Suite 1020
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Vanessa Candelaria
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(925) 233-6222 1981 North Broadway
Suite 440
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Throughout her legal career, Vanessa has practiced exclusively in the area of family law. With her legal training and knowledge, she provides compassion and advocacy for her clients. Vanessa’s experience working on a broad spectrum of family law matters include divorce, pre-divorce counseling and planning, premarital agreements, complex marital property issues, high conflict child custody disputes, child and spousal support issues and domestic violence prevention and defense. Vanessa protects her clients’ assets and the best interests of her clients and their children. She represents clients in public court and before private judicial officers. In addition, she serves as a consulting...
Richard Lewis Howard
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(925) 939-8722 1806 Bonanza St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
San Francisco Law Sch
John R. Larson
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(925) 389-3198 1211 Newell Avenue
Suite 210
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationFamily, Consumer, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Miami
Suzyn Card
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(925) 472-6631 1255 Treat Blvd #300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Family and Divorce
Attorney Suzyn Card is a respected member of the Contra Costa County legal community. During more than a decade in practice, she has served notably as a court-appointed representative of parents and children in cases involving allegations of child abuse or neglect, a juvenile defense attorney for young adults accused of crimes, and a family law advocate for individuals mired in the conflict of separation or divorce. Her practice serves clients throughout California. She stands prepared to take on cases involving family law, divorce, custody and support modifications.
Uma Subramanian
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Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(925) 935-1976 1855 Olympic Blvd., Suite 210
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Univ of Miami School of Law
Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(925) 952-4360 1990 N California Blvd Ste 600
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family, Collections and Divorce
John F. Kennedy University
Walnut Creek, CA Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(925) 938-6100 1470 Maria Ln Ste 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Divorce
University of Oregon School of Law
Jaime Kissinger
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Pleasant Hill, CA Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(925) 240-6161 3478 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
M. Colby Freeman
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Danville, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(925) 314-2320 571 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Family and Divorce
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Colby combines aggressive advocacy and compassion to assist clients through difficult times. Dedicated to helping clients navigate through complex legal matters with integrity, Colby has a tough yet sensitive approach to divorce and family law. Common sense and tenacity are hallmarks of his advocacy. Colby is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned a B.A. in Rhetoric, with a minor in Celtic Studies, and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law, where he was the Student Commencement Speaker at his law school graduation, the Co-Chair of the USF Public...
Cristin Michelle Lowe
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San Ramon, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(925) 215-1388 4000 Executive Parkway
Suite 220
San Ramon, CA 94583
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Our practice covers all aspects of family and matrimonial law in all of the Bay Area counties, primarily focusing on Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, and San Francisco counties. We will expertly navigate you through your family law matter, whether it involves termination of a domestic partnership, paternity, custody, visitation, domestic violence, adoption, guardianship, support, an annulment, legal separation, or post-judgment issues. Regardless which of these processes you are dealing with, we understand the strain and pressure that these matters inevitably put on clients and the necessity of providing strong representation. Therefore, we strive to make the entire process as easy...
Patricia Ann Rowe
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Concord, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(925) 256-1000 1401 Franquette Ave.
Suite A-3
Concord, CA 94520
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
I am also a Certified Public Accountant and have been doing tax work in the Bay Area for 30 years. I specialize in helping people and businesses pay as few taxes as possible without getting audited. In the estate planning area I help people preserve their property for their families and pay as few estate taxes as possible. I also am the Probate Doctor who can help fix impossible situations when estates are stuck in the quagmire of California Probate.
Tammy J Mercado
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San Ramon, CA Family Law Attorney
(925) 344-5050 2430 Camino Ramon
Suite 325
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationFamily
Tammy J. Mercado has a passion for helping her clients achieve their desired result. She listens and she personally responds to your text, email, or phone call promptly. She offers real solutions to your legal matters. Tammy will carefully evaluate the legal issues in your case, provide you sound advice, and offer you the pros and cons of each possible scenario so you can meet your legal objectives. She encourages clients to participate in their own matters. Tammy believes that client participation is key to a positive result and to keep attorney fees as low as possible. You can be...
Jennifer A. Navalle
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San Ramon, CA Family Law Attorney
(925) 344-5050 2430 Camino Ramon, Suite 325
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationFamily
John F. Kennedy University
Jennifer A. Navalle’s law practice concentrates on the areas of divorce, custody, support, and domestic-violence restraining orders. In addition to Whipple, Mercado & Associates, she previously worked as a paralegal for Hyden-Zakheim, LLP in San Ramon, where she gained extensive experience assisting attorneys in the areas of family law, civil matters, immigration, estate planning, and trust administration. She has deep knowledge of family court procedures and a commitment to providing effective and efficient representation for her clients.

A San Ramon native, Jennifer earned her Juris Doctor from John F. Kennedy University College of Law, obtaining certifications in Children, Families, and the...
Mr Terence Daniel Doyle
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Danville, CA Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(925) 314-2320 571 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Golden Gate University
Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS), State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization; LLM Taxation; Member California State Bar; Hawaii State Bar; Arizona State Bar; Contra Costa County Bar Association; Family Law Section Hawaii State Bar; Family Law Section Arizona State Bar, Trust and Estates Section Arizona State Bar. The law offices of Doyle Golde Grossman Family Law Group provides family law, divorce, estate planning and trust administration services in the Contra Costa County providing the community with deep legal talent and a professional result based representation.
Helen Louise Peters
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San Ramon, CA Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(925) 820-0204 18 Crow Canyon Ct
Suite 340
San Ramon, CA 94583
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Western State Univ
Helen has provided quality mediation services in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties since 1993. Her process permits private , effective resolution of legal disputes.
Mary Whipple
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San Ramon, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(925) 344-5050 2430 Camino Ramon
Suite 325
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationFamily
Loyola Univ School of Law
Before merging her law office with Tammy J. Mercado’s, Mary Whipple opened her own law practice in the summer of 2008. Prior to that Mary was an associate attorney at the Law Office of Cummins & Holmes, a full-service civil litigation law firm in San Ramon. The majority of her experience is in family law, which includes divorce, custody, support, prenuptial agreements, and domestic-violence restraining orders. Mary has also represented clients in a variety of non-family-law cases, including juvenile dependency, probate, breach of contract, and employment disputes, to name a few. Previously, Mary worked as a contract attorney for O’Melveny...
James Joseph Fishel
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Martinez, CA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(925) 935-2021 110 Blue Ridge Dr
Martinez, CA 94553
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
The University of Florida of College of Law
Patricia Isabel Ruiz Calzada
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Concord, CA Family Law Attorney
(925) 237-1403 2151 Salvio St
Ste 201
Concord, CA 94520
Family
Peter Tuann
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San Ramon, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(925) 831-4878 111 Deerwood Road
#200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
We aim to serve residents of the Tri-Valley area in litigation, landlord-tenant, real estate litigation, family law, and immigration.
Sarah Ward
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Moraga, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(925) 257-2581 346 Rheem Blvd.
Suite 105
Moraga, CA 94556
Family and Estate Planning
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Guy Ellery Louie
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San Ramon, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(925) 234-1440 2010 Crow Canyon Place Suite 100
San Ramon, CA 94583
Family, Animal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
David Jay Golde
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Danville, CA Family Law Attorney with 54 years experience
(925) 320-7700 PO Box 1926
Danville, CA 94526
Family and Divorce
UCLA School of Law
James Wesley Choate III
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San Ramon, CA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(925) 271-4342 111 Deerwood Rd
Ste 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Virginia L. Ekelund
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Danville, CA Family Law Lawyer
(925) 314-2320 571 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Family and Business
Lorna M. Jaynes
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Pleasanton, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(510) 795-6304 6200 Stoneridge Mall Rd
#300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Divorce
Santa Clara University School of Law
Because divorce is a problem to be solved, not a battle to be won, I focus on alternatives to the court system, through Collaborative Law and Mediation. I believe that most families and children are best served by being supported to work together in resolving their family matters. The fundamental goal in both Collaborative Divorce and Mediation is client empowerment.

With either mediation or the Collaborative process you will have control of the decisions that are made and will be firmly supported, legally and emotionally, in achieving a successful dissolution of your relationship. This not only allows but also encourages you...
Robert Chang
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San Leandro, CA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(510) 388-4866 1120 E. 14th Street
Ste. F
San Leandro, CA 94577
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...
Renee Rose Ross
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Pleasanton, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(925) 308-9920 30 W. Neal St., Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Family and Divorce
Golden Gate University
Renee Ross is certified in Family Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and is a highly skilled and insightful attorney. She represents family law clients throughout Pleasanton and the surrounding areas. She has more than a decade of experience and handles a broad range of cases including divorce, child custody and support, high net worth divorce, and same-sex family law issues. Attorney Ross can also provide counsel for adoptions, domestic partnership issues, complex property divisions, and other family law cases. She is passionate about providing personalized legal solutions for her clients, guiding them with skill...
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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.