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  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    39 years
  2. Family: 30%
    39 years
  3. Child Custody: 15%
    39 years
  4. Mediation: 15%
    18 years



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Helon & Manfredo LLP

735 West Alluvial Ave., Ste. 102
Fresno, CA, 93711


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Eureka AwardCollaborative Practice California2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHelon & Manfredo LLP1976 - Present
Family Law Mediator and Special MasterHelon & Manfredo LLP1990 - 2013
Judge Pro TemFresno County Superior Court1990 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Certified Family Law Specialists--Professional Education Outreach CommitteeMember2011 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2003 - Present
Central Valley Collaborative Law AffiliatesFormer president; director; committee chair2002 - Present
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMember1996 - Present
Fresno County Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
Fresno County Bar Association Family Law SectionMember and Former Chairperson1976 - Present
State Bar of California Family Law SectionMember1976 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ConfidentialSettlement negotiated to parties mutual satisfaction.
ConfidentialSettlement negotiated to mutual satisfaction of parties.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJuris Doctor1976
Stanford UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Local Outreach Program RepresentativeFamily Law Continuing Education2013
Divorce Options WorkshopsOrganizer and Presenter2013