I am a devoted family law attorney, a mother, and wife. I offer personalized service, and sensitivity to my clients' goals and needs both financial and personal.
I amactively involved in all of my clients' cases from inception through resolution. I work with clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to produce solutions to fit each client's unique situation, whether facing issues involving prenuptial agreements, dissolution (divorce), custody and visitation, child and spousal support, paternity matters, or same sex partner cohabitation and dissolution.
I understand that marital contracts (pre-and post-nuptial agreements), divorce, child custody, as well as all other family law matters can be very complicated, tenuous and emotionally charged. It is my goal to alleviate as much stress and confusion as possible in guiding my clients through this process.
In order to effectuate these objectives I take the necessary time to ascertain my clients' priorities and devise legal strategies to achieve these goals. I will also carefully explain the realities and intricacies of the California legal system in order to ensure clients have an accurate view of their situation and understand each step in the chosen action or process.
I believe that a comprehensive negotiated settlement is usually the most economical and streamlined path. However, when a client's interests are best served in court, I provide aggressive and effective representation in court.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Civil Procedure||CALI award||2010|
|Monroe Seifer Scholarships||Monroe Seifer Scholarships||2009|
|Catherine Sherburne-Thompson Scholarship||Catherine Sherburne-Thompson Scholarship||2008|
|Community Property||CALI award||2008|
|Community Property||Witkin Award||2008|
|Business Associations||CALI Award||2007|
|Associate||Law Office of Sylvia Shapiro||2011 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Francisco Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||N/A||N/A|
|Marin County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Univ of Oregon||Architecture||Architecture||1995|
|Harbor Side Rotary Club||Ways to save time, money and heartbreak in a divorce||2013|