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Our practice is based in a profound respect for our clients. The dissolution of a marriage is an emotionally charged and traumatic time. It is during this turmoil that clients are expected to make the most difficult decisions about their finances, their future, and the future of their children. We have a commitment to assuring that each client is treated with compassion, and that each client is fully advised of their rights, their options, and the impact that their choices will have for their future.

We are committed to honesty, integrity, and fairness. We will work zealously to further these values and to protect you, your children, and your emerging family.

Ms. Farley's work focuses on dissolutions, child support, child custody, spousal support, post-judgment support and comprehensive property division. She also handles pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. For a respected family law attorney in Marin or Sonoma County, California, contact Erin Farley today.
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Equal Justice FellowLegal Services of Northern CaliforniaButte Region8/1999 through 8/2003
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University of California, Davis, MLK School of LawJD Law School1999  
University of California, DavisBachelor of ArtsHonors1996
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Califonia State BarDecember 1999
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    Sonoma County Bar Association

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  • Equal Justice Fellow 1999-2001
  • California Supreme Court: Wasatch Property Management v. Syriah Degrate (2005), S112386, establishing right to 90-day notice for Section 8 Tenants.

    California Appellate Court: In Re Tyler D (2003), depublished, establishing rights as a "putative mother", under Equal Protection, for a non-biologically related mother who had raised a child from birth.

  • "Jury Trial Rights for Minors",
    Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy, 1999
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755 Baywood Drive, 2nd Floor
PO ox 7331
Petaluma, CA 94954
38.222404,-122.559603

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