Heath-Newton LLP

Experienced Bay Area Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody, prenup, and Family Law Attorneys. Intelligent Representation for Complex Family Matters. Serving San Francisco & surrounding Counties.

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Firm Overview

Our office is rated highly by clients for handling cases efficiently and with discretion, minimizing costs and disruption. We frequently handle complex child custody matters, sophisticated premarital agreements, and cases involving same sex couples. We represent clients in cases involving the valuation and division of business ownership interests, private equity holdings, venture capital investments and other sophisticated financial matters. We understand that divorce is difficult. We focus our entire strategy on your goals and your values.

Example cases

We frequently handle complex child custody matters involving high-conflict parenting relationships. We understand that a parent's first duty is to the safety of their children, and we focus our strategy on protecting those interests. We also represent clients in cases involving the valuation and division of business ownership interests, private equity holdings, venture capital investments and other sophisticated financial matters. We know that divorce is difficult. Our job is to make the process as painless as possible.

Main Office

Main
240 Stockton Street
Suite 900
San Francisco  CA  94108

Phone
  • (415) 549-0679
Fax
  • (415) 677-9976

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

We are happy to briefly discuss cases on the telephone. We charge our standard rates for office visits.

Hourly Rates

$350-$450

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Joshua Siebuhr

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, Conversational Cantonese

Family
Marriage. Family. Asset protection. We guide you through life's challenges so you can plan for opportunities ahead.
Based in San Francisco, our boutique firm has earned a reputation for managing our clients’ cases well, reaching successful resolutions and minimizing costs and disruption to our clients' lives.

We have handled a long list of family-law cases, including divorce, asset division, child custody and child and spouse support cases.

Collectively, our attorneys have thousands of hours of experience, allowing us to be both efficient and effective. We are guided by a practical approach that emphasizes avoiding litigation to minimize costs and disruption; however, we can and will be fierce litigators when all other strategies have proven ineffective.

In short, we have the knowledge and experience to guide you through some of life’s most difficult moments and decisions. To learn more about our firm, we encourage to visit our website. To discuss your situation with one of our attorneys, please call us at (415) 398-1290.
Child Custody
Heath-Newton LLP focuses on family law, divorce, and child custody. We have a strong track record of successful resolutions with minimal cost and disruption.
We believe that child custody cases must be handled with the utmost sensitivity and discretion. Our focus is on the needs of our clients. We have thousands of hours of collective experience handling child custody cases, and we're happy to share our expertise with you. Feel free to contact us at 415-398-1290.
Divorce
Efficiency and Discretion. We guide you through life's challenges so you can plan for opportunities ahead.
At Heath-Newton LLP, we specialize in family law, divorce, and asset protection services. Serving a broad variety of clients, we have earned a reputation for expertly managing cases, working toward successful resolution — and at the same time, minimizing costs and disruption to our clients’ lives.

Based in San Francisco, our boutique firm has also gained recognition in the legal community as problem solvers who excel at both mediation and, when unavoidable, litigation. Our firm’s size and structure ensure collaboration among our attorneys, and also help us establish strong attorney-client relationships based on trust, discretion and excellence.

We have handled a long list of family-law cases, including a range of issues and topics that may be involved in the formation of families, such as domestic partnerships, premarital agreements, adoption and grandparent rights. In addition, we handle cases that involve divorce, asset division, child custody, child and spouse support, and move-away cases.

Experience You Can Trust

Heath-Newton is led by some of the most respected names in our fields of specialty, and every attorney in our firm shares our leadership’s commitment to handling cases properly, with respect for both the process and all parties involved. Collectively, our attorneys have thousands of hours of experience working on the most complex and challenging cases, a fact that allows us to be both efficient and effective in representing our clients.

In the course of our work with you, we’ll help you regain a sense of control as we educate and advise you about the law as it pertains to your case. You can also be assured that although our philosophical approach emphasizes avoiding litigation to minimize costs and disruption, we can and will be fierce litigators when all other strategies have proven ineffective.

Because we help clients address some of the most personal and significant issues they may ever face, we believe that the qualities of trust, empathy and discretion are essential. We encourage you to talk with our references to understand how our attorneys exemplified these qualities in such interactions — and just as importantly, delivered the results our clients were seeking.

More Reasons to Work with Us

Independent research has shown that many of our clients selected us because they believed we would handle their cases properly and with care, and help them avoid high costs and lengthy litigation. This research also confirmed that our clients rated us highly for our ability to live up to their expectations.

In short, we have the knowledge and experience to guide you with confidence through some of life’s most difficult moments and decisions. To learn more about our firm’s attorneys and our areas of practice, we encourage to visit our website. To discuss your situation with one of our attorneys, please call us at (415) 398-1290.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

My parents divorced when I was quite young, and the custody battles were relentless. I worked through the issues that manifested from that experience, and as a result I have an immense amount of perspective into what families go through during divorce. This is why I focus my efforts on resolving disputes quickly and efficiently whenever possible - it's simply best for families.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Educated clients are our best clients. We encourage our client to learn everything they can about their cases and the law, and to be as proactive as possible.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Very willing. We are happy to help clients reduce costs in any way possible.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Very willing. We find that clients who are willing to help themselves often get the best results for their families. This is not always practical, but when self representation is a good option, we will do what we can to support.

Erik Newton

I work in the areas of premarital agreement, child custody, and complex asset division. My practice is rated highly by clients for handling cases efficiently and with discretion, minimizing costs and disruption. I serve on various advisory boards, including the board of California Common Sense and the board of The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy, an academic journal I founded. While serving on Attorney General Kamala Harris

License
  • Bar Number: 241936
    California , 2006
Education
  • George Mason University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2005
    Arlington, VA
    Founding Editor in Chief - Journal of Law Economics and Policy
  • George Mason University
    Bachelor of Science , 2000
    Fairfax, VA
    Finance

Terrance C. Heath

Terrance C. Heath, Managing Partner at Heath-Newton LLP, is a Certified Family Law Specialist with deep experience in the areas of complex child custody, same-sex marriage, and registered domestic partnerships. Terrance regularly advises blended families on the issues facing same-sex parents and the hurdles facing same-sex families. Terrance also has expertise in handling the dissolution of domestic relationships without legal status.

Prior to establishing his law practice in 2002, Terrance managed production of research products for VentureOne Corp. (a San Francisco-based investment research firm), served as a small-business development volunteer for Peace Corps in Romania, and supervised attorneys for Hall Dickler (Romania) SRL, a US-based law firm in Bucharest. Terrance also worked with NASD Dispute Resolution, Inc. as an attorney managing arbitrations and mediations.

Terrance holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and Boston College Law School. Active in his community, he received the Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award from the Bar Association of San Francisco, has been a proud member of the Rotary Club of San Francisco since 2009 and the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF). Terrance resides in San Francisco with his two children and their three goldfish.
License
  • Bar Number: 182936
    California , 1996

Alison K. Grcevich

A native to the Bay Area, Associate Attorney Alison Grcevich counsels clients in all aspects of premarital agreements, marital dissolutions and child custody matters. Alison identified family law as her professional focus while in law school, and has been dedicated to the practice of family law throughout her career.

Prior to joining Heath-Newton LLP, Alison practiced family law in Contra Costa County, and has served clients in Alameda, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties. She holds a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law and a B.A. in Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
License
  • Bar Number: 263226
    California , 2009

Robert S. Kamin

Associate Attorney Robert S. Kamin has exclusively practiced family law since 2008 and focuses on the areas of child custody, high asset dissolution, and surrogacy issues at Heath-Newton, LLP. Before joining the firm, Robert practiced family law at Cornerstone Law Group and Heath Law Group.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in history with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, he accepted a graduate fellowship at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Robert then attended Boston College Law School and actively participated in the Lambda Law Students Association for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.
License
  • Bar Number: 256620
    California , 2008

Sarah J. Haselup

Associate Attorney Sarah J. Haselup has extensive experience in the areas of complex dissolution, paternity suits, child custody/visitation, support and domestic violence cases. Fluent in Spanish, Sarah also offers Spanish-speaking abilities for any of Heath-Newton
License
  • Bar Number: 250021
    California , 2007

Beth Richardson

Family law attorney Beth Richardson focuses in high-asset complex dissolution cases and custody disputes for Heath-Newton.

A Michigan native, Beth received her Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and her Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law. Prior to joining Heath-Newton, LLP, Beth practiced family law at Winter & Ross, Attorneys at Law for four years.

A strong advocate for children and families and helping them through the emotionally arduous journeys often associated with family law, Beth has experience with Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, and San Francisco County family law courts. While attending law school, Beth was a certified Law Clerk with the Alameda County Department of Child Support Services. She currently sits on the Board of Good Samaritan Family Resource Center and acts as co-chair of the organization
License
  • Bar Number: 236470
    California , 2005

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