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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EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION
Nov 01, 2018
By Robert Rosborough

“Intractable” and “persistent” are two of the many adjectives tossed around when people discuss homelessness. While not the sole reason for homelessness, mental illness is a significant contributor to the intractable and persistent nature of it.

Oct 31, 2018
By Andrew Hening

One of the public’s biggest frustrations related to homelessness is encountering clearly mentally ill individuals living on the street. According to Marin’s 2017 Homeless Point-in-Time Count, a staggering 70% of people experiencing chronic homelessness in Marin report having some type of psychiatric or emotional challenge.

Oct 31, 2018
By A.J. Brady

The Ninth Circuit has again sent ripples across the legal landscape, this time through the crossroads of criminal justice and homelessness policy with its decision in Martin v. City of Boise (9th Cir. 2018) No. 15-35845. In Martin v. Boise, a group of homeless individuals filed a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action against the city of Boise accusing the city of violating their civil rights.

President's Message
Oct 31, 2018
By Thomas S. Brown

Every year the Judges’ Luncheon is one of the most highly anticipated and well-attended events of the MCBA year. One would not think that the announcement of judicial assignments would be such an entertaining or informative event, but Presiding Judge Paul Haakenson managed to enliven the crowd this year as he revealed the new assignments of his colleagues with just the right amount of humor and fanfare in his clever digital presentation.

Oct 30, 2018
By Marin County Supervisor Damon Connolly, District 1, San Rafael

As lawyers, our jobs can involve clients who need community services along with their legal services. When such issues come up, you will be happy to know there is a website that lists resources to connect someone to vital services in Marin County.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Oct 29, 2018
By Marin Lawyer

The Marin Lawyer recently sat down with MCBA member Brian Washington, Marin County Counsel.