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Kristine Suzanne Cummings

Family Attorney at Citrus Heights, CA

4.9   49 reviews
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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
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Ms. Cummings is a State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist, who has been practicing exclusively in the field of family law since 1996. She graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Law in 1992 and became a certified family law specialist in 2004. She is a member of the following professional organizations: the Family Law Section and Children's Counsel Section of the State Bar of California; the Sacramento County Bar Association, Family Law Section; Association of Certified Family Law Specialists; Sacramento chapter of the Christian Legal Society (Secretary); and the Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group. Ms. Cummings was elected in 2007 to serve a five-year term on the Sacramento County Family Law Executive Committee, which oversees the family law section of the county bar and serves as a liaison between the bench and the bar on family law procedural and substantive issues. She accepts court-appointments for representing minors in family law cases in both Sacramento and Yolo counties.

The law practice is presently supported by a receptionist, and a legal assistant, Valerie Zharinova.

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2018,2016
Client's Choice
2020 2018 2016

Location

Law Office of Kristine S. Cummings
8035 Madison Ave., Suite E-1,
Citrus Heights, CA, 95610
Kristine Suzanne Cummings
732 Third Street
Suite A
Davis, CA, 95616
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4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Sidney | January 27, 2024
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A Literal Life Saver!
After being with a nationally advertised law firm for a year, I was given a list of alternative litigators for my life event. Kristine Cummings listened and followed up and within a month did more than the my previous attorneys could do in a year. In doing so, she saved my life. Kristine, along with her team treated me with dignity and respect. You can search long and wide for an attorney but you’ll never find one better than Kristine. She is quite literally a life-saver!!! Eternally grateful, Sidney in Elk Grove, CA
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Posted by Teresa | November 22, 2023
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Professional and Compassionate
Kristine walked me through every step of the process of my divorce, ending a 34 year marriage. She always knew when to be direct and when to show patience and compassion. I was overwhelmed by the legal process, but she was savvy and always looking out for my best interests. The highest compliment I can give her is that I was able to relax during this difficult process, knowing she had everything in hand. I highly recommend Kristine to anyone looking for competence, expedience, professionalism and compassion.
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Posted by Mary | July 5, 2023
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Review
Kristine is not just an amazing lawyer, she is patient, kind, and a truly wonderful human being. Going through the divorce process is not for the faint of heart, but Kristine is wicked smart, is well respected by her peers, and made the process bearable. She is patient with questions, quick to answer emails, and has a wonderful staff. She is a gem!
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Posted by Michael | June 21, 2023
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Highly recommend
I worked with Kristine and her team on my collaborative divorce, and she was phenomenal - not only incredibly supportive through a difficult time, but also helped steer the process to a mutually agreeable solution. And she did so cost-effectively. I can't recommend her highly enough.
Posted by Lauren | December 28, 2022
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Attentive, Supportive and Caring
Kristine is a compassionate attorney who was incredibly helpful in settling my divorce quickly and efficiently. She provided wisdom in a tumultuous and emotionally charged time to ensure a healthy and fair outcome for myself and my children.
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2022
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Highly recommend
Kristine and staff were very helpful in allowing us to come to a quick and fair settlement. We never felt pressured, so the process worked on our timeline and the settlement was reached in 4 months.
Posted by Garritt | May 25, 2022
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Garritt W.
Kristine and her staff could not have been better during my mediation. I would recommend Kristine to everyone i can. Honest, fair, and knows her Law like no one else. 5 stars from me..
Posted by Bill | April 1, 2022
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Excellent
Kristine was very easy to work with. She always advised me well on the best course of action. She did only what was necessary and didn’t charge me for extraneous activities. All in all, it was a great experience.
Posted by Vladimir | July 29, 2021
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vladimir
Kristine solved all my problems in my divorce case and I was happy to work with her
Posted by Mike | February 8, 2021
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For peace of mind
In one of the most difficult times in life, Divorce and family separation, I found Kristine Cummings to be my peace of mind. Kristine and her staff provided excellent communication with me and the opposition. But Kristine’s knowledge and experience made me appreciate my decision to hire her, and after watching the opposing counsel I was relieved Kristine on my team. There is incredible value with experience!
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2020
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Appreciate the support
I greatly appreciate Kristine's knowledge and professionalism. Kristine's have been very helpful in my situation. Thank you again.
Posted by Lynette | June 22, 2020
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You can be confident in choosing Kristine Cummings!
Kristine was amazing through this unknown journey of divorce, for me. She was patient, kind, thorough, took the time to explain and educate me through the process, so I could make my own decisions. Her knowledge was unending and confident boosting. I knew I was in good hands throughout the whole process. Kristine’s team was equally knowledgeable, helpful, and available to me. I would, do, and will continue to recommend Kristine Cummings 1000% to anyone finding themselves in need of a divorce attorney. You can be confident in choosing Kristine Cummings to represent you in these delicate and difficult matters.
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Posted by Uyen | May 18, 2020
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A lawyer with integrity
This review is way overdue. I posted a review last year, and discovered that it hadn't been posted. So, this is my second attempt. I did an extensive online search for a divorce lawyer. Kristine's education, experience, and reviews impressed us and we called the office to set up a consultation, and for anyone on the fence about her consult fee...don't be, it's well worth her time. I brought along my sister and brother in law for support. Upon arriving for our appointment, we immediately liked Valerie (Kristine's paralegal), she was very professional and put us at ease. We didn't have to wait long before Kristine came into the room to meet with us. Our first impression of her was a very favorable one. Kristine is witty, bright, and personable. I immediately knew that I wanted to obtain Kristine to represent me. Kristine is a lawyer that practices integrity and will not waste your time, this was very evident upon speaking with her. She uses her knowledge and expertise to resolve your case quickly. I had searched for a new lawyer because my previous one of two long years wasn't producing results and costing me unnecessary amounts of money. Kristine came to my rescue. She took on my case that originally resided in another county. Long story short, it only took one court hearing and my case was over, something that my previous lawyer could not accomplish. I loved watching her skills in the courtroom, it was like taking candy from a baby. My ex and his lawyer didn't have a chance. Kristine is a tiger in the courtroom, she goes in there full throttle and won't ease up until she gets you everything you are seeking. If all lawyers had her work ethics, we wouldn't have such a negative impression of them. I will forever be grateful for Kristine. Have no fear, Kristine works for you...she will always have your back.
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Posted by Maria | March 31, 2020
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Divorce Case
Kristine assisted me in finalizing a divorce within four months of hiring her after spending over three years with another attorney. She was able to jump right in, deal with the main issue (other party's attorney) in a professional and persistent manner which avoid delaying the case longer. As a client she explained the good/bad and she was on time for all court hearings. She kept me informed and responded to my inquiries within 24 hours. In my case, she was a straight forward, detailed oriented, a no nonsense lawyer- just what I needed. I felt treated fairly and with respect at all times. Her staff is nice and professional. I would definitely recommend her.
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Posted by Matt | January 20, 2020
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Highly recommended
Ms. Cummings was fair, honest, organized, and diligent. I am very grateful to have had her help getting me through my divorce.
Posted by Eric | September 8, 2019
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Passionate and honest lawyer
Kristine Cummings handled my divorce. The best thing is I could trust that she was really looking out for my best interest. She really represented me as if she was me but articulated much better than I could. Thank you again.
Posted by Aimee | August 20, 2019
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Expert Divorce Representation!
Kristine exceeded my expectations... It is with deep gratitude that I highly recommend the Law Office of Kristine S. Cummings. My former husband and his attorney took an aggressive approach to our divorce. Yet, Kristine expertly supported a step by step reasonable resolution, while containing costs, which ultimately resulted in a fair and equitable settlement. I also commend Valerie, an amazing paralegal, who was a strong team member and impressively kept tract of filing dates as well as efficiently providing follow-up. The rest of the support staff was also competent and responsive. At a moment in my life when I was confused, vulnerable and frightened, Kristine’s impressive practical in-depth legal knowledge, her high intelligence, extensive family law experience, clarity and true integrity led all parties involved to a viable mediated conclusion. It is my privilege to enthusiastically encourage you to hire Kristine S. Cummings, Attorney at Law.
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Posted by andrew | August 13, 2019
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Highly recommend
Handle revision of my alimony with speed and efficiency at very reasonable price. A pleasure to work with
Posted by Tom | June 9, 2019
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Excellent work to wrap up my lengthy collaborative divorce
My collaborative divorce was entering its fourth year and, unexpectedly, my original attorney had to withdraw for health reasons just as we approached the difficult issues of the final stages. Kristine took on my case and successfully completed the process in only a few weeks to my entire satisfaction. She quickly grasped the key issues, was very empathetic and compassionate, offered creative solutions that really worked, and took on the process so it was concluded before yearend. Impressive, savvy, compassionate, creative, professional ... I cannot imagine anyone doing better in this emotionally and financially complicated situation and she has a great office team.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer
I hired Kristine to handle my divorce case. He is fair , honest and competent. She is a good negotiator who solved problems.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Kristine S. Cummings
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • University of California at Davis School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of California - Riverside
  • B.A.,
  • 1989

Associations

  • Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys in Sacramento
  • Sacramento Magazine
  • 2016
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2009
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Kristine Cummings for years, as a colleague, co-counsel, opposing counsel, and a friend. Kristine is on my very short list of referrals when I cannot handle a matter myself. She is smart, kind, tenacious, and effective. A good lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristine is one of the best all-around family law attorneys in the Sacramento region. She knows the law, is highly respected by our judges, exercises a lot of common sense in analyzing legal issues, and has a well deserved "excellent" reputation among her colleagues."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Kristine on numerous collaborative divorce matters. She has the highest integrity and work ethic. Highly recommend."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kristine for over 15 years. She is experienced and knowledgeable, and works tirelessly on behalf of her clients. She is a strong advocate who knows the value of settlement and collaboration. She is also a skilled mediator. Kristine is a compassionate professional who is committed to giving back to the community- she volunteers her time to boards and organizations that improve the practice of family law and the lives of many individuals."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Cummings was a very able opponent, and I respect her abilities. I have no hesitation endorsing her."
Family Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Ms. Cummings without hesitation. Ms. Cummings is the kind of lawyer who attempts to keep the big picture in focus, while working to resolve individual issues in a rational but assertive manner on behalf of her clients. She seeks honest answers, and she vigorously advocates for her clients in a similarly honest manner, thereby resolving the case, and protecting her clients from kinds of claims that could them to court fines and poor outcomes."
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Citrus Heights Family Lawyer Kristine Suzanne Cummings
Kristine Suzanne Cummings
Family Attorney
Citrus Heights, CA
Licensed for 29 years
Virtual consultation available