Section Family Law


The Family Law Section provides attorneys Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and updates on procedure, support, tax considerations, community property, and the legal and psychological aspects of child custody. The Section maintains an ongoing liaison with the bench, legal aid and family law providers in the Marin County.

Section Chairs

John Brekhus
415 419 7810
jbrekhus@marinattorney.net

Abby Lucha
415 492 9230
alucha@faclc.org

Notice
Main County Superior Court

Uniform Local Rules 2

Updated January 1, 2017
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There are no upcoming Family Law events

Legal Aid for North Bay Fire Victims
Oct 19, 2017
By Mee Mee Wong

Legal advice hotline based in downtown SF will offer brief legal advice on issues ranging from landlord-tenant, insurance issues, and FEMA benefits to employment and immigration. Link to sign up

JUDGE'S CORNER
Sep 30, 2017
By The Hon. Mark A. Talamantes

As a general rule of civility, it’s important to be polite and to say “hello” properly, even in court. . . . Your appearance is very important. First impressions matter . . . and you can never say “please” or “thank you” too much.

Sep 27, 2017
By Scott Lueders

Earlier this year, an interesting question arose on the ACFLS listserve: Is an attorney who has acted as a mediator in a family law matter subject to the mandatory fee arbitration provisions of the Business and Professions Code? This article will discuss the applicable statutes and rules and provide an analysis of this question.

Sep 27, 2017
By Mee Mee Wong, Executive Director

The MCBA Mentorship Program supports the development of relationships for new MCBA members, or those who want to increase their connections within the MCBA and the legal community.

NONPROFIT PROFILE
Sep 26, 2017
By James Sell

This MCBA Nonprofit Profile features the Center for Domestic Peace or C4DP, especially good and right this month for two reasons: 1) October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month; and 2) C4DP celebrates its 40th anniversary, striving to transform the world to one where domestic violence no longer exists, creating greater safety, justice, and equality for all.

Sep 25, 2017
By Mee Mee Wong, Executive Director

The 2018 slate nominees for MCBA Officers and new members to the Board of Directors will be voted upon at the October 25 General Membership Meeting, the Annual Judge’s Luncheon. The election of Officers and Directors shall be a plurality vote.