Law Offices of Cynthia A. Magnus

Law Offices of Cynthia A. Magnus

We care. Cynthia Magnus is committed to providing superior legal services in the area of family law, combined with the utmost integrity & professionalism. We passionately advocate and represent clients and give them the attention their case deserves.

Firm Overview

At the Law Office of Cynthia A. Magnus, we know that by the time you contact us, you have already been on a roller coaster ride of emotion and stress. For most of our clients, a divorce or other family law matter is their first introduction to the judicial system. Nothing in life is certain. The best of friends grow up and apart, and trying circumstances wear away trust and strong bonds. Divorce is uncharted territory for many people, and we're here to help them navigate this difficult, heart-wrenching process. We are committed to being your trusted partner during this difficult time. We will steer you through the process, counsel, and strategize so that together we can make the best decisions for you and your children.

We are experienced. Cynthia Magnus was admitted to the California Bar in 1983 and has been practicing family law exclusively since 1985.

We are affordable. Our practice isn't consumed with billable hours. Our boutique-size and low overhead allows us to look out for your legal expenses as well as your legal interests.

We are responsive. When you retain Cynthia Magnus, that's exactly who will be handling your case, from the initial consultation to the resolution, whether it be by the settlement, mediation, or trial. She makes it her mission to respond to each of her client's needs in a timely and ethical manner by promptly returning telephone calls. She keeps each client informed of all events and information regarding his or her case and provides them with accurate communications, so that each client can make informed and educated decisions.

Cynthia Magnus is experienced and well versed in both trials and negotiating settlement agreements in the following areas:

Dissolution of marriage including spousal support, child support, property division, custody and time sharing arrangements, legal separation, nullities, post-dissolution modifications to spousal support, child support, and time sharing, and paternity actions involving child support and custody.

Cynthia is a seasoned attorney sensitive to the emotions involved in every family law divorce case. She and her staff take the time necessary to get to know their clients, their individual concerns, and their needs.

Cynthia is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest national distinction available to an attorney or firm. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for ten years or more to receive an "AV" rating. This significant honor is a result of her commitment to the highest professional standards. An "AV" certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment, a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
Main Office
Main Office
480 Saint John St., Ste. 260
Pleasanton  CA  94566
  • (925) 846-6005

Cynthia Magnus

Firm founder and principal attorney Cynthia Magnus has been serving the community and practicing family law for over 25 years.

Cynthia has been certified by the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in the practice of Family Law. Of the more than 244,000 lawyers in California, approximately 1,400 have been certified as Family Law Specialists. Certified specialists have passed a rigorous examination, must have substantial experience, are required to complete a given number of hours of instruction each year to keep abreast of changes in the law, and must be favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with the attorney's work.

Her experience and attention to detail in every matter has consistently brought about client satisfaction and a reputation for excellence in the legal community. This is evidenced by the fact that most of her clients are referred to her office by former clients and other attorneys who know and respect her work.

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