|Lawyer||Law Office of Elaine V. Van Beveren||1989 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group||Founding Member||N/A|
|Custody Sub-committee of the Family Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Family Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association Executive Committee||Chairperson||N/A|
|Sacramento County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|Sacramento Regional Committee||Member||N/A|
|University of California - Los Angeles||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
Posted by Dave
Elaine did a great job of explaining the law, and explaining the cost vs. reward of pursuing various claims. She will warn you if you are considering litigating an issue that you are likely to lose, or one that will cost more than the amount of money or property in dispute, and she will give you the pros and cons of everything as you go through the process. She also made sure I didn't fall into the trap of thinking that as a working dad, I couldn't manage having 50% custody of my two kids. Her guidance on this issue was worth more than any financial issue involved in the divorce. She also was able to deal well with my ex-wife's two attorneys, one of whom was an overzealous, colossal jerk. She was forceful when needed, but was able to work out details with the other side without having to wage an expensive courtroom battle -- especially important in my case, because I would have been forced to pay for my ex-wife's attorneys as well as for Elaine.
Posted by Kristin Gipson
Elaine has been my attorney through some pretty major stuff, what started out easy dragged out for 14 yrs and Elaine kicked butt!! I'd never go to anyone else she knows her stuff the law and takes no crap from snybody. This woman and her staff ROCK. Best attorney out there trust and believe. I'd give her 100% if it would let me she never once let me down nor ever make me feel worried. Thank you Elaine and Staff Ladies you are the Best!!. Thank You all. Kris Gipson
Posted by Greg
Elaine counceled me on my pending divorce and the advise I recieved from her really helped me understand my position and legal rights. I found her to be very knowledgable on the legal matters and what to expect on the financial side of divorce. I would refer any one to Elaine as she does a great job at a very reasonable price.
Beth Appelsmith, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Elaine for over 20 years. She is experienced and knowledgeable, and works very hard on behalf of her clients. She is a strong advocate who also knows the value of settlement and collaboration. Elaine is compassionate and committed to giving back to the community- she volunteers her time to boards and organizations that improve the practice of family law for families as well as attorneys.