Specializing in Divorce Mediation, Collaborative Divorce, and Uncontested DivorceAlternatives to Contested Divorce Battles, for those who can be fair and open with one another.Helping couples realize a divorce that is fair, through Mediation or Collaborative NegotiationFor couples who already agree on all issues and need help only with legal documents.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Specialist - Family Law||State Bar of California||2012|
|Consumer Advocacy Award||Sacramento Consumer Attorneys||2002|
|Professor Emeritus||University of California, Berkeley||1965 - Present|
|Professor of Community Property Law||Lincoln Law School of Sacramento||2004 - 2012|
|Visiting Professor of Anthropology||Catholic Universitat Leuven, Belguim||1992 - 1992|
|Visiting Professor of Sociology||Massey University - New Zealand||1979 - 1979|
|Visiting Research Scholar||University of Oslo, Norway||1972 - 1972|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Placer County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2015 - Present|
|Placer County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Association of Certified Family Law Specialists||N/A||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||2003 - Present|
|SCBA - Family Law Section||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Sacramento County Bar Association||N/A||2003 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2003 - Present|
|Lawyer Referral and Information Service -SCBA||Chair||2009 - 2013|
|Sacramento County Bar Association||Board of Directors||2009 - 2013|
|Sacramento FLEXCOM Regional Standing Committee for Legislative Analysis||Member||2006 - 2016|
|Family Court Pro Bono Mediation Committee||Past Co-chair||2004 - 2011|
|Yolo Superior Court||Judicial Research||2001 - 2002|
|Senior Legal Hotline - Northern California Legal Services||Pro Bono Legal Advisor||2001 - 2003|
|Voir Dire||Rover V. Wade: Litigating for Companion Animal Interests||2002|
|International Journal of Educational Research||The Hidden Persistence of Immigrant 'Drop Outs'||1995|
|Journal of Management Systems||School Communication, Social Theory and Schooling Practice||1994|
|Family, Self and Society: Toward a New Agenda for Family Research, Earlbaum Press.||(Book)||1991|
|Adolescents and the Workplace, Earlbaum Press||Classroom Lesson Strategies and Orientations Toward Work||1990|
|American Journal of Education||Lesson Evading and Lesson Dissembling||1989|
|Social Stress and Family Development, N.Y., Guilford, 1988.||Schooling, Stress and Family Development||1988|
|American Educational Research Journal,||Family-School Articulations: The Effects of Interaction Rule Mismatch||1986|
|Journal of Comparative Family Studies||Family Structures and the Effects of Schooling||1981|
|National Institute of Education||The New Media and Families as Educators||1981|
|Frontiers of Applied Sociology, Holt, Rinehart & Winston,||Educational Services||1981|
|Research in Higher Education||Professional Training and Economic Change||1980|
|Contemporary Theories about the Family, The Free Press||Rethinking Family Stress Theory||1979|
|An Invitation to Critical Sociology, The Free Press,||(Book)||1976|
|Handbook of Family Research, Free Press||Families Under Stress||1970|
|Lincoln Law School of Sacramento||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of Minnesota||Sociology||PhD||1970|
|University of Minnesota||Journalism||MA||1962|
|University of Minnesota||Psychology/ History||BA||1960|
|Court Volunteer Mediation Training||Pro Bono Mediation and Private Mediation||2008|
|Family, Self and Society||The Child in Family and School||1995|
|American Sociological Association||Schooling Persistence of Immigrant Youth||1995|
|American Anthropological Association||The Relation of School Problems to Family Stress||1994|
|International Migration Seminar||Family Migration and Schooling Success||1992|
|Family Interactions Under Stress||Rethinking Family Stress Behaviors||1982|
Posted by Terrace
Mr. Hansen is very knowledgeable which made me feel comfortable hiring him as my attorney. I wish there were more attorney's like him. He is was very straight forward with what he could do for me. Very honest and definitely know his work. I would use him again and will definitely refer him to anyone who needs his service's.
Posted by anonymous
Don is one of the Best lawyers that I have ever had the privilege and pleasure of working with! He is VERY caring, kind and protective of YOUR rights.
I (unfortunately) had worked with other lawyers throughout my life for other types of cases and it had seemed as though the only thing that the lawyer was interested in was getting their money, Nothing about my rights, feels, or even thoughts. Don is Definitely NOT that way!
He had consulted with me every step of the way when I had to sue for my inheritance from my father's estate and is currently working with me through a legal separation (possible divorce) from my husband of 30 years.
It has been a total pleasure working with Don through some very difficult and painful situations.
Posted by Liz
Don was the first and only attorney I have ever hired that showed kindness, compassion and humanity and for that, I will be forever grateful. He is also highly knowledgeable in his field, that goes without saying.
Frank Ali, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Dr. Hansen and I have a had two difficult cases where we represented opposing parties. He is a stern but fair negotiator who makes sure he knows the law and the facts. He will work with opposing counsel to reduce costs and achieve equitable results. I endorse him as an effective, knowledgeable and capable advocate.