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Bay Area Family Law and Divorce

Compassionate. Experienced. Affordable.

Oakland, our newest Modern Family Law location, is staffed by a team of lawyers who can help protect and guide you through the most difficult family law cases.  Divorce can be the hardest time in someone’s life.  We’re here to help our clients find long-term solutions. We can help.

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We’re not fans of surprises and we suspect you aren’t either. We built these divorce calculators just for you, so you know what to expect every step of the way.


California: Divorce

Each and every state has the ability to control their laws separately, from others within the U.S. This is especially true with marriage and divorce. Check out the California-specific links below or follow Divorce to our general informational page.

Completing an Uncontested Divorce in California
Reducing Conflict in Separation

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California: Custody

Custody can be one of the most difficult aspects of family law. Living in California, it’s essential to understand what factors are considered in how parenting time is allocated.

Understanding Child Custody in California

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California: Family Law

The family structure has evolved over the years. Mediating relationships as they evolve is what family law is all about. Check out our top resources below or visit our general Family Law page for more information.

Ultimate 50/50 Parenting Plan Guide

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What Our Clients Say

Avery W

"David has done nothing but incredible work."

“My attorney is David Collins. Although I feel like everyone in this office cares about and works on my case. David has done nothing but incredible work. He supports me as a mother and fights for my rights nonstop. He cares about my opinion on all steps we take and always consults me before making moves. I’m very glad I hired him. Especially since all the work he does, to me, is worth way more than the super affordable prices I’m actually paying.”

Brian D.

"Pleasure to work with this team."

“Pleasure to work with this team. I recommend them to anyone wanting legal assistance. I can’t thank them enough for helping me thru a bump in my life.”

Brittney A.

"I've had a great experience..."

“Louisa is a great attorney I would very much recommend her and the company! I’ve had a great experience so far and love working with her.”

C. Rosie

"If you are looking for a lawyer who will go the distance and then some..."

“My divorce was rather messy but I was so grateful to have had Karlee in my corner. She helped me at my lowest point making sure I was informed every step of the way. Most importantly I could communicate with her at any point in the process and she was there for me. Karlee I can never say thank you enough for helping me through on of the most difficult times in my life. Your a life saver for sure! If you are looking for a lawyer who will go the distance and then some she is your gal for sure!!”

Debran J.

"I appreciated their care with my case..."

“I appreciated their care with my case and considerations for my children. I don’t know how they compare to others, but they treated me well.”

Garin D.

"They were professional, timely, knowledgeable, and compassionate..."

“Karlee and Selena did a fantastic job helping me through a difficult divorce. They were professional, timely, knowledgeable, and compassionate towards my former spouse throughout the process. I am very thankful for their service and would recommend them to anyone!”

Mike U.

"I don't know where to start!"

“I don’t where to start! All I have to say is this, if you want a Lawyer that wants the best for you and will protect you and your child through a divorce…Jennifer Garcia is the one that you will want and need. Jennifer has been there for me and my son through this entire process and is absolutely amazing. She knows so much and I promise she has your back and interest. I am in a middle of a custody case with my son and she has been there for me whenever I needed her. I absolutely love this firm and I could not of ask for a better lawyer. She has been there for me this entire time and not once turned her back us. Like I said, Jennifer Garcia and the law firm of Modern Family Law is all you will ever need.
Thanks, Mike”

Rebecca B.

"Modern Family Law made a very difficult process so much easier..."

“I’m fortunate that I had a very amicable divorce so, when I had some questions concerning, laws, paperwork, etc., I turned to Modern Family Law and was connected with their attorney. She was patient, knowledgeable, thorough and supportive. Getting divorced is not fun and not understanding all the legal mumbo jumbo makes it just that much worse and she made sure to explain everything to me so I understood what was going on and she was always available when I had questions. Modern Family Law made a very difficult process so much easier and a little less painful. Thank you Modern Family Law!”

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Supportive Atmosphere

When people call us, it’s often the worst day in their life.  In many cases, something bad has just happened that’s finally pushed them to the limit.  We understand because many of us have been there, too.  Our experience is our guide to helping you move on.

Attorney Fees

Everyone wants to know how much their case will cost.  The truth is, no one knows.  This is because every divorce or family law case is different and the attorney fees are mostly based on the level of conflict.  Use our resources to help manage your fees.

BART and Parking

Our Oakland office is an easy two block walk from the 19th Street BART station, just off Lake Merritt.  If you prefer to drive, we offer validated parking for your free consultation.  It’s hard enough to come talk to your lawyer.  Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Bay Area Team

When you hire our lawyers at Modern Family Law, you get our whole team.  Experienced lawyers, paralegals and a full support team have your back.  Our team is constantly collaborating for your benefit, to find ways to get you a fresh start in life.

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