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 P. Brekhus
415 419 7810
jbrekhus@marinattorney.net

John Cuerva
415 508 4500
john@allinghamcuerva.com

There are no upcoming Family Law events

COVID-19 Resources
Jun 30, 2020
By MCBA

Local News & Information Regarding COVID-19. Including Marin County Superior Court updates, Administrative orders, and Emergency orders.

President's Message
Jun 04, 2020
By Susan Feder

Our society and criminal justice system remain plagued by systemic racism and inequality. As much as we know injustice and inequality exist, it is easy to feel powerless in the face of such an overwhelming problem. Videos like the one of George Floyd's murder can reinforce that powerlessness. Or they can spur us to action.

Marin Court Clerk's Offices Reopen June 1
May 29, 2020
By MCBA

Effective June 1st - Marin County Superior Court's Clerk's Offices will reopen. Courtroom proceedings will be virtual through the use of remote video technologies until further notice. Posted are 3 resource documents.

Marin Court Alert
May 26, 2020
By Presiding Judge Andrew Sweet

This Administrative Order 20-08 supplements Administrative Orders 20-07, 20-06, 20-05, and 20-04. Except as specifically modified herein, Administrative Orders 20-07, 20-06, 20-05, and 20-4 remain in full force and effect. The Marin County Superior Court will remain closed for all non-essential matters until 11:59 p.m. on May 29, 2020

WEBINAR RECAP
May 20, 2020
By Kris Cirby

On May 19, 2020, MCBA’s family law section held a webinar with all three Marin family court judges on the Court’s response to COVID-19. Judge Adams welcomed everyone and gave an overview of the Court’s current status and the judges then responded to questions section members had submitted in advance. Read what they had to say about current and future court operations.

WEBINAR RECAP
May 06, 2020
By Robert Rosborough

On May 6, MCBA sponsored a Town Hall Forum with Presiding Judge Andrew Sweet and Assistant Presiding Judge James Chou. MCBA President Susan Feder welcomed the (Zoom) capacity audience and acted as the moderator.