Ms. Holley is a California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist and licensed... more
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... view profile
My practice is limited to family law (divorce, separation, premarital agreements),... more
My practice is limited to family law (divorce, separation, premarital agreements), with an emphasis on Collaborative Practice and serving as a neutral mediator. I help clients to reach fair and equitable resolutions that respect the needs of both parents and the needs of their children. I believe clients should have every opportunity to craft their own solutions when their family undergoes a ... view profile
I have been practicing law for over 35 years, mainly in the nine San Francisco Bay... more
I have been practicing law for over 35 years, mainly in the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. My practice emphasizes litigation, most of which concerns estate and trust disputes, such as will and trust contests, financial elder abuse prosecution, and other property ownership matters.Myclients have included individuals, charities, educational institutions, and professional and institutional ... view profile
My nickname is "Zak." I grew up in Wisconsin and came to California in 1976. My wife... more
My nickname is "Zak." I grew up in Wisconsin and came to California in 1976. My wife Marlou Belyea, a clinical pyschologist and university professor, have two grown children. We enjoy foreign travel, books, movies and taking care of rescue dogs.
I am a Harvard-trained lawyer who has practiced bankruptcy law and federal court... more
I am a Harvard-trained lawyer who has practiced bankruptcy law and federal court litigation for almost 50 years, including 25 years as a partner in two national law firms. Two years ago I established my own firm in order to offer clients my extensive experience and high skill level at reasonable hourly rates. My primary practice areas are chapter 11 corporate reorganization and chapter 9 ... view profile
Born Aurora, Illinois; admitted to bar, 1973, Illinois; 1977, U.S. Supreme Court;... more
Born Aurora, Illinois; admitted to bar, 1973, Illinois; 1977, U.S. Supreme Court; 1978, California; 1982, New York, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1983, Trial Bar, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Education: Purdue University (B.S., in Civil Engineering, 1964); Stanford University (M.S., in Civil Engineeri... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.
Mediation Attorneys in cities near San Francisco, CA