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

Ingrid Carbone
415 332 0222
ingrid@carbonefamilylaw.com

Kate Rockas
415 306 5560
kate@katerockas.com

Tue | Jun 15

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Family Law
1.0 CLE | General
Mar 02, 2021
By Christina Sherman

The pandemic and the possibility and necessity of remote working and learning have shifted family dynamics in fundamental ways. Some of these changes, such as children attending school in their home, are transitory (if not transitory enough for most families). Others, such as the ability of some separated parents to work remotely instead of moving away from their children for their job, are sure to have a long-lasting, positive impact.

Mar 02, 2021
By George Usi

In a world where hackers seem to be able to break into just about any computer connected to the internet, have you considered the security of the tech you use every day? An important question at any time, it’s even more critical in our current work-from-home era.

Mar 02, 2021
By Daniel J. Schneider

Owning a young bi-coastal law practice has meant both growing pains and delights. COVID-19 added an entirely unexpected twist. After a year of change and uncertainty, my firm is now fortunate enough to need to hire our first associate. The most popular question during interviews is, “Are we expected to be in the office every day?”

Mar 02, 2021
By Cordell Wesselink, M.A.

There you are, scrolling through an email thread or the news feed of your favorite social media site, when what do you see? A comment by a colleague or friend that’s utterly outlandish! You can hardly believe it—how could they believe that? You limber up your fingers and thumbs and get ready to tell them how wrong they are…or you decide it’s not worth it and either do your best to ignore them or unfriend them immediately and never have contact with them again.

Dec 06, 2020
By Lisa Spann Maslow

Starting January 1, 2021, a dramatic expansion of the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) requires California employers with a mere five or more employees to grant workers up to 12 weeks unpaid leave per year for family care, medical leave and/or military family leave. The new law repeals and replaces both the existing CFRA and the New Parent Leave Act, which currently apply to employers with at least 50 and 20 employees, respectively. To qualify for leave, an employee must have completed at least one year’s service (including 1,250 hours worked in the preceding 12 months). An employer must reinstate the employee to the same or a comparable position upon termination of the leave.

MCLE FAIR RECAP
Dec 04, 2020
By The Marin Lawyer

MCBA hosted its first-ever all-virtual MCLE Fair last month. In another first, we partnered with multiple Bay Area bar associations, which allowed more people to attend at member rates. The Bay Area-wide audience and ability to appear via Zoom enabled us to attract prominent speakers and panelists from around the Bay Area and beyond. With thirteen separate programs over four days, including several panel discussions, program highlights will have to suffice for our recap.