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Ms. Bechtel has experience in all areas of Family Law. She is an experienced trial and appellate attorney (In re Marriage of Burgard). She has been particularly successful in negotiations and case settlement and is a skilled mediator. Ms. Bechtel is very experienced in child custody issues as well as child and spousal support modifications. She has successfully handled multi-million dollar property divisions in complex high asset cases. Her background in both psychology and social work is well suited to the practice of family law and gives her the unique ability to provide understanding and practical legal assistance to families going through a divorce, child custody and visitation issues, as well as other family law areas.
Ms. Bechtel has been a guest speaker and lecturer at the Santa Clara University Law School, family law class and Evergreen Valley College Paralegal Program. She has presented Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) programs and continues to participate on various legal boards and committees in Santa Clara County. She is a contributing author for CEB, Dividing Pensions and other Employee Benefits in California Divorces.
Ms. Bechtel enjoys travel and reading and staying involved in the legal community through education. Ms. Bechtel is also an active member of the Saratoga Rotary Club.
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Ms. Bechtel is very knowledgable and experienced in all areas related to family law. She is a highly regarded attorney in the community and is a valuable resource to other attorneys. Her office is extremely organized with a friendly staff. I highly endorse her and have no problems with referring my clients to her office.
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|Lawyer||Bechtel Family Law Group||2013 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Stanford University Fellowship Mock Trial||Child Psychiatrist Mock Trial Judge||1997 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)||Settlement, Trial, and Judgment-Related Matters||2006|
|University of Calgary||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Santa Clara University||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|180 Day Countdown to Trial||180 Day Countdown to Trial||2007|
|Presenting Evidence at Trial, Part II||Presenting Evidence at Trial, Part II||2006|
|Use of Experts in Dissolutions||Use of Experts in Dissolutions||2001|