Collaborative Lawyer

What happens during a divorce? What are your rights and obligations? How can you reach an agreement when you need to consider your children, your spouse, your property, and your finances? How can you be sure that you are making good decisions? Have you considered everything?

A Collaborative Lawyer Can Help.

Your Collaborative Lawyer is trained to work in a non-adversarial way with you as part of your Collaborative Team. Each of you will have your own Collaborative Lawyer.

Your Collaborative Lawyer will help you prepare for and understand your Collaborative Divorce. Your attorney will advise you on the relevant legal matter, from child custody and support to financial settlements, including property division. During a series of interdisciplinary team meetings, you will find solutions that work for you and your family. The attorneys are trained to help keep the meetings safe and work to make them a constructive and comfortable place for you to create acceptable solutions to challenges you are facing.

Your Collaborative Lawyer will:

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Listen to you and be your advocate

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Offer you legal advice about your rights

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Help you make informed decisions

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Support and guide you during your Collaborative Divorce

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Help you collect the information you need

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Discuss your obligations

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Help you reach and complete your settlement out of court

Contact a CPSMC Collaborative Lawyer

Alexandra R. Martin

Alexandra R. Martin

Alexandra Martin is a San Francisco, California native and an attorney with Aaron, Riechert, Carpol & Riffle, APC, practicing primarily in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

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Alissa Kempton, Esq.

Alissa Kempton, Esq.

Practicing since 2003 as a family law attorney, Alissa Kempton has helped her clients move through one of the worst experiences in their lives to a more positive space.

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Anne Hagan, Esq.

Anne Hagan, Esq.

Anne Hagan is a Founding Partner of Canter Hagan LLP, a family law firm in San Mateo. Anne has been practicing law in California for nearly two decades. Since 2021, Anne has focused her practice on mediation and consulting with clients through mediation.

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David C. Weinberg

David C. Weinberg

I am the senior attorney of the Palo Alto, CA firm of The Law Office of David C. Weinberg. I maintain a full spectrum Family Law practice specifically devoted to non-litigation alternatives: Collaborative Practice, Mediation, and Consultation.

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Diane J.N. Morin

Diane J.N. Morin

The Law Offices of Diane J.N. Morin prefers to represent clients who are flexible problem-solvers and who are open to trying different strategies.

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Gretchen Wallacker

Gretchen Wallacker

Gretchen M. Wallacker is a Certified Family Law Specialist and has practiced family law exclusively for three decades. In that time, she has helped countless families transition out of their marriages, settling a full spectrum of complex family law matters that involve child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and property division, including division of high net worth estates.

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Lisa R. Murray, JD

Lisa R. Murray, JD

Lisa R. Murray, is a family law attorney and owner of Chase, Berenstein & Murray. Ms. Murray is licensed in California and Hawaii, and has practiced law since 1987 and family law since 1989.

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Michèle M. Bissada, ACFLS, AAML

Michèle M. Bissada, ACFLS, AAML

Michèle Bissada is a Certified Family Law Specialist (ACFLS), a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), rated by Martindale Hubbell as an AV Preeminent attorney in her field and has been nominated as a SuperLawyer each year since 2006.

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Nancy Encarnacion Mass

Nancy Encarnacion Mass

Nancy Encarnacion Mass is a Collaborative Divorce Attorney. She is a Certified Specialist in Family Law and a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

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Samantha Michelle Leschek, Esq.

Samantha Michelle Leschek, Esq.

Samantha is a family law attorney, family law mediator, and Collaborative Divorce practitioner. Samantha has practiced family law exclusively since 2015 and is admitted to practice law in California, Maryland, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia.

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Tulin D. Acikalin, Esq.

Tulin D. Acikalin, Esq.

Tülin D. Açıkalın is one of three founding partners of ADZ Law, LLP, and a Certified Family Law Specialist. Ms. Açıkalın uses her background in business management, civil litigation, poverty law, and domestic violence non-profit legal services to resolve cases in a cost-effective and equitable manner.

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