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
May 09, 2017
By Robert Rosborough

Ever had a client question a bill? We wondered what our members could learn from all of the fee arbitrations MCBA conducts. Next, what will the impact of legal recreational marijuana be on the workplace? We also spotlight #cut50, a non-profit founded by the mayor of Mill Valley to reduce the incarceration rate across the United States.

President's Message
May 08, 2017
By Dorothy Chou Proudfoot

We last left off this President's Message saga with a laundry list of events. There was so much going on that I couldn't even fit it into that double-length article last month. Fortunately for me, our move to an electronic format allows for this kind of flexibility.

May 07, 2017
By Toussaint Bailey

My discussion with Scott Lueders, Chair of the Marin County Bar Association’s Client Relations Committee, began as an interview about the mechanics of the MCBA’s Fee Arbitration Program, but quickly turned into an enlightening conversation about the shockingly high number of lawyers who manage to anger their clients and jeopardize fee collections with poor billing practices.

EVENT RECAP
Mar 31, 2017
By J. Timothy Nardell

Legal Aid of Marin and the Marin County Bar Association hosted the 2017 Pro Bono Appreciation Awards lunch on Wednesday, March 22 at Rickey’s in Ignacio. The lunch was an opportunity for LAM, local dignitaries, judges, and members of the Bar to mix it up and celebrate the generosity and hard work of this year’s recipients of the Wiley W. Manual Award.

Mar 30, 2017
By Sharon Arkin

As budget shortfalls have continued to affect trial courts since the Great Recession of 2008-2009, one way judges have tried to make up for increasing caseloads is by “farming out” discovery disputes to referees. But referees don’t come cheap ...

SAVE THE DATE: Sep 23
Mar 30, 2017
By Mee Mee Wong

The Marin County Bar Association is honored to announce that Judge Michael B. Dufficy (ret.) has been selected for its Lifetime Achievement Award. A gala to honor Judge Dufficy’s commitment and service to Marin County and its Bar, which has spanned over 52 years, will be held on September 23.