Santa Rosa Family Law Specialist Helping Families Amicably Resolve Legal Issues Since 1987
Board certified family law attorney in Sonoma County guides you through sensitive legal matters
When a marriage fails, the situation can quickly turn into a negotiating battle. Who deserves the house? How will you allocate the joint finances? And if children are involved, how will their best interests be served in terms of financial support and living arrangements? This process can be emotionally draining for everyone involved.
At the Law Office of Laura Tracy Hawkins, I know that as a parent, your biggest concern is your children's happiness and safety. Without the help of an experienced family law attorney, handling the demands of a stressful divorce and a messy custody battle can be difficult. I understand the burden a divorce can place on your shoulders and I am available to help you through this challenging time.
Effectively negotiating settlement terms for Santa Rosa families
I have been guiding families through tough family law cases for 25 years. I am board certified in family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, meaning that I've effectively demonstrated my commitment to this specific branch of the law.
Clients rely on me and my firm for emotional support and quality legal representation. I achieve this by:
-Helping you reach a reasonable settlement. It is my goal to negotiate the terms of your settlement in an amicable manner, without escalating any issues or unnecessarily prolonging the process. This saves you time, money and stress.
-Keeping your children's safety as my top priority. Often, divorces evolve into serious courtroom battles over the future of the children. I strive to avoid conflict between the parents, ensuring their children can continue to grow in a healthy environment and thrive intellectually, emotionally and physically.
-Applying my extensive experience. I am one of only 27 certified family law specialists in Sonoma County, California. I apply my 25 years of experience to resolving family law cases in a practical manner, always encouraging civil relationships between parents.
-Maintaining my positive reputation. Through hard work and commitment to my clients and the legal field, I have earned recognition and been cited for distinction by my peers for my professional abilities and ethics.
Helping clients successfully deal with the emotional and intellectual demands of family law
The Law Office of Laura Tracy Hawkins regularly handles family law cases, including:
-Child custody and visitation
528 A Street
Santa Rosa CA 95401
The dissolution of your marriage is an emotional and stressful event. The Law Office of Laura Tracy Hawkins helps ease the legal strain of divorce so you can concentrate on the health and well-being of your family.
With more than 10 years of experience in family law matters, I, attorney Laura Tracy Hawkins, take your individual needs into account as I seek the best possible results for you regarding:
-Child custody and visitation rights
-Distribution of personal property, bank accounts, stocks and -other assets
-Division of marital debts
-Sale or possession of the marital home
-Spousal support and temporary support
Family law mediator who encourages cooperation
Mediation gives you and your spouse the opportunity to negotiate a divorce settlement in a more amicable setting by working with a trained facilitator. The mediation process fosters cooperation between partners and produces less stress and hostility than is usually associated with litigation. Mediation often reduces the time and costs of divorce, and it puts the decisions in your hands. I can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement, fair child support agreement and healthy child custody arrangement.
Family law litigator by your side
Sometimes litigation is necessary to resolve your family's disputes. Having a strong litigator by your side can alleviate the uncertainty and stress of the arduous litigation process and help you obtain the most favorable trial outcome. Through tactical trial strategies and dynamic courtroom presence, I successfully represent clients throughout the adversarial litigation process.
She has earned a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for her professionalism and ethics.
-Empire College School of Law, J.D., 1986
-University of California at Berkeley, Standard Secondary Teaching Credential, 1974
-University of California, Berkeley, B.A., English, 1973
Associations & memberships
-Sonoma County and Marin County Bar Associations
-State Bar of California
-Sonoma County Women in Law
-Certified Specialist: Family Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Empire College School of Law