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Tanya Elizabeth Prioste

Family Attorney at Palo Alto, CA

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Learn Tanya’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    40%
    Focus on high and complex asset divorces, negotiate and prepare premarital and postmarital agreements.

    29 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    39%

  3. Marriage and prenuptials
    13%

  4. Alimony
    2%

  5. Child custody
    2%

  6. Child support
    2%

  7. Uncontested divorce
    2%

Tanya E. Prioste is a partner in the Family Law Group at Lakin Spears, LLP in Palo Alto, a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers.  She is a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Her practice is devoted exclusively to family law. In addition to representing clients in traditional divorce cases, Tanya is a mediator and acts as collaborative counsel in Collaborative Divorce cases. She also prepares and negotiates premarital and postmarital agreements.

 

Licensed for 28 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 12/06/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Lakin Spears, LLP
2400 Geng Road
Suite 110
Palo Alto, CA, 94303

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Posted by Kristen | September 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"I am not your taxi driver."
That is just one of the "nuggets" this most excellent of attorneys gave me after I asked her if what I was requesting was out of line when my (attorney himself) soon-to-be ex-husband was dragging his heels yet again and continuing to throw road blocks our way to delay movement in our case. I so appreciated Tanya's honest communication. She was indeed not a mere taxi driver blithely taking me wherever I demanded. Instead, she was the ultimate professional I had hired and entrusted my and my children's financial future in. She made sure to listen to my requests while guiding me toward my ultimate goal with as fair an outcome as possible. I cannot recommend Tanya more highly. She is knowledgeable, honest, responsive, funny, and... when I needed her to pull out the "we're done being on your merry-go round with you so if you don't __________, these three things will happen" card, she was AMAZING! All of my friends have heard of my "Tanya stories," and when she showed up at the "Finally Free" party I organized for myself to thank all my friends and support network, I knew my invite list wouldn't be complete without her presence. Tanya came to my party, and when I introduced her to my friends, there were exclamations of joy and thanks showered on her (and lots of, "Can I hug you?" questions)! I have recommended all of my friends (and friends of friends) to Tanya, and now I am happy to recommend her to strangers here on this site as well.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lakin Spears, LLP
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hanson Family Law Group LLP
  • 1997 - 2007

Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Associations

  • Collaborative Practice California
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2008 - Present
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Collaborative Practice of San Mateo County
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 50 Women Lawyer in Northern California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Nothern California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Northern California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Northern California
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Northern California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Northern California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Northern California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Lawyer in Northern California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS) California
  • Statutory Authority for Attorney's Fees and Sanctions in Your Family Law Cases
  • 2014
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS) California
  • Disclosure Obligations Roadmap
  • 2012
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS) California
  • Charting Income and Imputation Territory
  • 2009
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS) California
  • Charting Reimbursement Territory
  • 2007
  • Family Law News (California State Bar Family Law Section)
  • Using Laches to Defend Against Child Support Collection
  • 2001
  • Family Law News (California State Bar Family Law Section)
  • The Condon Conundrum: New Hurdles and Practical Considerations in International Move Away Cases
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • 10th Annual State Wide conference of Collaborative Professionals
  • Collaborative Prenuptial Agreements: Scenes from the Process
  • 2015
  • Ninth Annual Statewide Conference of Collaborative Professionals
  • The Collaborative Pre-Nuptial Agreement: Purpose and Process
  • 2014
  • Annual Symposium of the Northern California Chapter of the AAML
  • Getting to "I Do!" Process Options in Premarital Agreements
  • 2014

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Palo Alto Family Lawyer Tanya Elizabeth Prioste
Tanya Elizabeth Prioste
Family Attorney
Palo Alto, CA
Licensed for 28 years