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All in the Family - The Marchianos

All in the Family – The Marchianos

The value of hard work, integrity, compassion, it can be used in any profession. Especially, as a lawyer, it’s about being a good person and dealing with people. That’s the most important part.

family law perspective

Family Law Perspective

As the court has slowly begun to emerge from the darkest days of the budget crisis, we were able to re-open a family law courtroom at the Richard E. Arnason Justice Center in Pittsburg.

Contra Costa Lawyer online edition October 2016

October 2016 – Family Law Issue

Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine: October 2016 Family Law Edition Browse October’s articles below view online or download [1 MB] Highlights from the October issue, guest-edited by David Erb TABLE OF CONTENTS: Features: All in the Family: George and Laura Pfeiffer, by Lisa Mendes Quality of Life and Family Law in New York & California, by […]

Laura and Skip Pfeiffer father-daughter attorneys

All in the Family – Following in the Family Footsteps

“The best part of this job is getting to work with my dad.”

Quality of Life and Family Law in New York & California

Quality of Life and Family Law in New York & California

California also has more advantages for families and children in court. It was the first state to establish no-fault divorce in 1970 while New York was dead last in 2010.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

After ADR Fails in Family Law… What Happens Next?

Both Collaborative Practice and mediation rely on voluntary, free exchange of information and commitment to resolutions respecting everyone’s shared goals. But if the parties had mutual trust, shared goals and could communicate effectively, they probably would not be getting a divorce.

Legal Orders After Hearing

Senate Bill 917 Requiring Court Clerks to Prepare Orders after Hearings for All Litigants in Family Law Hearings

The bill attempts to address concerns that many Family Law litigants are self-represented and often English learners, struggling to comprehend, let alone comply with spoken orders.

Chart: Percentage of Unrepresented Petitioners in Family Law Cases in Contra Costa Superior Court

Data contained in the chart below represents initial family law filings in March of two years:  2010 and 2016.  Whether or not parties are represented in family law cases tends to change repeatedly as the case progresses;  these fluctuations are not reflected in the chart.  The chart reflects each party’s status at the time of […]

Contra Costa County Family Law Pro Per Programs

As the number of self-represented litigants continues to grow (some estimates are as high as 70%) the Family Law Section has implemented new and different outreach programs to help pro pers, and in turn, assist the court.

Family Law Section Summer Soiree

Family Law Section Summer Soiree

The Family Law Section hosted its Summer Soiree at Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill. Pictured left, Hon. Ed Weil receives a book in appreciation of his service to the Family Law Court from Family Law Section Leader Dan Harkins on July 21.

Suzanne Boucher

Family Law Perspective

Given the facts of this case, the court would most likely grant a temporary restraining order giving Elaine sole physical custody of the children…

Effective Uses of Social Media in Family Law

Effective Uses of Social Media in Family Law

It is important to remember that what may seem like an innocent “like,” post, check-in or picture may end up being used as evidence against in a divorce or child custody proceeding.

Family Law Section 2015 Holiday Party [photos]

Family Law Section 2015 Holiday Party [photos]

On December 4, 2015, the Family Law Section gathered to celebrate the season.

Coffee Talk: What do you think of the new artwork in front of the Family Law Center?

Coffee Talk: What do you think of the new artwork in front of the Family Law Center?

It has already succeeded as a piece of art in that it has generated discussions.

Family Law Perspective – 2015 Year in Review

Family Law Perspective – 2015 Year in Review

While this year has not been one of great changes in the Family Law Division, we have seen some new personnel and experienced a small expansion in our available resources. Happily, there is a bit more to come.