Rachel Kimiko Leff-Kich has been practicing family law exclusively since December... more
Rachel Kimiko Leff-Kich has been practicing family law exclusively since December 2010, and joined Lonich & Patton in May 2013. Prior to joining Lonich & Patton, Ms. Leff-Kich practiced family law in San Francisco, and has worked with clients all over the Bay Area. Ms. Leff-Kich focuses on family law cases involving high-conflict custody, child and spousal support, and complex financial is... view profile
I became a lawyer because I like to help people. In my 27 years in the profession I'... more
I became a lawyer because I like to help people. In my 27 years in the profession I've practiced in the family, criminal, civil, and administrative areas. I'm very comfortable going to court, but I prefer to protect my clients from the litigation experience if possible. It's good to win with your day in court, but it's better to get what you need in settlement.
I am a family law attorney with Hoover & Bechtel. Our firm of 8 attorneys... more
I am a family law attorney with Hoover & Bechtel. Our firm of 8 attorneys exclusively handles domestic cases such as dissolution, custody and visitation, property division, domestic violence, pre and post-nuptuial agreements and appeals. Clients who retain have the benefit of a lawyer who is committed to their case, along with the wealth of knowledge and experience of the entire firm.
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.