Experienced - Dedicated - Family Law Attorney and Mediator

Family law is the most important area of the law. It is a huge responsibility. And it is very gratifying when you can help people to solve their divorce and other family problems. That's our guiding philosophy at the law office of Sylvia Woods.

We help Bay Area Families Solve Problems.

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We handle a full range of family law matters including:

   * Separation and divorce

    * Dissolution of domestic partnerships

    * Premarital agreements

    * Paternity

    * Grandparents' rights

    * Custody and child support

    * Step adoptions, both contested and non-contested

    * High-conflict and multi-ethnic mediation

    * Personal injury representation of minors

Communication is central to everything we do. Very often when people come to us for a divorce they are consumed by fear or anger and have lost the ability to communicate with their spouses even about their children. There is a difference between "reacting" and "responding". As a first step, we ask them to take off their litigator hats and put on their parent hats.

Children always benefit when parents are communicating and when parents learn how to communicate in a more mature way. I teach them techniques, like bouncing a ball: You have to catch what the other parent said (first) before responding and bouncing the ball back - Attorney Sylvia Woods.

At our law firm, we strongly believe that mediation is often better than litigation as a means of solving family law conflicts. For one reason, divorce in California is so cut and dry it doesn't really assist in the healing process that should take place after a divorce to help people move on with their lives.

When mediation is not a viable alternative for our clients, our lawyer has the experience and determination it takes to go to court and fight for their rights.

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If you need an experienced California family law attorney who is energetic, forward thinking, and will work tirelessly to achieve the results that are best for you and your loved ones, please call or e-mail us today and tell us about your situation.

Law Office of Sylvia Woods

City Center

499 14th Street, Suite 220

Oakland, CA 94612

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510-839-1200 phone

510-444-6698 fax

At the law offices of Sylvia Woods in Oakland, California, we serve clients throughout the Bay Area including the cities of Oakland, San Francisco, Berkeley, Hayward, San Leandro, Fremont, Marin, San Mateo, Redwood City, San Jose, Fairfield and Vallejo; and in Alameda County, Marin County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and Solano County.

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