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:
Listen to you and be your advocate
Offer you legal advice about your rights
Help you make informed decisions
Support and guide you during your Collaborative Divorce
Help you collect the information you need
Discuss your obligations
Help you reach and complete your settlement out of court
Contact a CPSMC Collaborative Lawyer
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elaine Ryzak Fraser
Elaine Ryzak Fraser’s practice began in 1984, representing clients in traditional family law cases.
Gretchen Wallacker has practiced all aspects of family law since 1993 and has substantial experience settling a full spectrum of complex family law matters that involve child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and property division.
Kathy Campbell, ESQ.
As a Certified Family Law Specialist* who has been practicing family law for 20 years, Kathy knows litigation is not a one-size-fits-all process.
Kimberly A. Madigan, Esq.
Kimberly Madigan is a Certified Family Law Specialist* and founding partner of Madigan & Lewis, LLP, a San Mateo family law firm.
Lauren Greenberg Wanderman, Esq.
Lauren Greenberg Wanderman, Esq. is an experienced, responsive and knowledgeable family law attorney.
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.
Lydia E. Crandall is a Collaborative attorney. She has practiced family law exclusively since her admission to the Bar in 2008.
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.
Tanya E. Prioste
Tanya E. Prioste is a family law attorney, mediator and Collaborative Divorce attorney at Lakin Spears, LLP in Palo Alto, California.