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Vivian Lynn Goetzel Holley

About Vivian Holley

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Ms. Holley is a California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist and licensed therapist who serves the San Francisco Bay Area.

With over 35 years helping her clients achieve peaceful and just settlements in family law matters - including separation and divorce - Vivian Holley is one of the most experienced, accomplished and resourceful practitioners in the field of family law, offering the widest array of legal options and solutions to achieve the right balance of outcome, cost, harmony, and justice in divorces and family matters. Her clients come from the San Francisco Bay Area and from across the US, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

A leader in the field of Mediation in the United States since 1977, Ms. Holley has offered family and divorce mediation solutions in her San Francisco practice well before most practitioners heard of the concept, and she is regarded as an expert practitioner by her colleagues. She has mediated cases involving complex community property i


Established in 1978. State Bar of California State Bar Certified Specialist -Family Law; Admitted to Practice before the United States Supreme Court.; Licensed  Marriage, Family and Child Therapist.  Named by peers as one of the top 5% of Northern California Super Lawyers in 2006 and 2007. Serves as Judge Pro Tempore, S.F. Superior Court.  

Mediator since 1977. Mediated over  1500 family cases involving divorce, custody, property, support, and prenuptial agreements. Family Law Attorney since 1978. Expertise and litigation experience in domestic relations, dissolutions of marriage, custody, visitation and adoptions, property division; child and spousal support; tax aspects of support and property division; premarital and post marital and domestic partner agreements; elder abuse, conservatorships and guardianships; juvenile law; probate; estate planning; will drafting. Serves as an expert witness in family law matters

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