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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

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 …

Contra Costa County Family Law Pro Per Programs

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 …

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.

Succession/Exit Planning for Family-owned and Other Closely Held Businesses

Succession/Exit Planning for Family-owned and Other Closely Held Businesses

While all business attorneys agree that a succession plan is a good idea for any family-owned and/or closely held business, crafting the ideal plan and the method by which it should be implemented is no simple task.

Get to Know Your Family Law Judges [photos]

Get to Know Your Family Law Judges [photos]

On July 30, 2015, the CCCBA and its Family Law Section presented the “Get to Know Your Family Law Judges” event at the Contra Costa County Club.

You're Invited: Gala Reception Supporting the Family Justice Center

You’re Invited: Gala Reception Supporting the Family Justice Center

Please join us at this year’s BAR FUND Gala Reception in support of the Family Justice Center’s Legal Incubator Project, taking place on Thursday, October 1, 2015.

May 2015 - Family Law Edition

May 2015 – Family Law Edition

Highlights of the May 2015 Contra Costa Lawyer Family Law edition include articles on premarital agreements, capacity for divorce, frozen embryo cases and more.

Frozen Embryos: When Constitutional Law Trumps Family Law (Frozen Series, Part 2)

Frozen Embryos: When Constitutional Law Trumps Family Law (Frozen Series, Part 2)

The constitutional right to privacy grants either parent an absolute right to prevent implantation of a frozen embryo. In fact, the right not to become a parent seems to trump the other parent’s right to have a child.

Family Law and Your LRIS

Family Law and Your LRIS

There are many ways the Lawyer Referral & Information Service can help both clients and attorneys in the family law area of practice.

Family Law Perspective - 2014 Year in Review

Family Law Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

One real highlight has been the success of the John F. Kennedy University College of Law settlement workshops created by our own Commissioner Josanna Berkow (Ret.).

The Perfect Family

The Perfect Family

In prior “Stories from the Bray Building,” Judge Carlton encountered Three Strikes, mental health, legal ethics, incarceration and contentious civil litigation. Now he presides over a difficult civil trial.