Family Law

Family Law

About Our Family Law Firm Group

The Family Law Group at Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri is one of the largest family law practices in the Bay Area. We regularly represent business owners, executives, foreign nationals and their spouses in complex divorce and family law matters. With combined litigation experience of over 100 years, Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri is a preeminent Bay Area Family Law firm.

Our Family Law Firm is anchored by four Certified Family Law Specialists* and firm partners – David Patton, Mitchell Ehrlich, Gina Policastri, and Gretchen Boger – whose impressive backgrounds and credentials are instrumental in our ability to provide first rate representation in a wide range of complex family law matters. Our Family Law Group is also supported by experienced attorneys in the Estate Planning Group, as well as members of our team with significant business litigation experience, two areas of law that commonly collide with family law matters.

Having the ability to address the business, real estate, tax, and trust and estate implications that flow from a family law matter with our entire team gives the Family Law Group at Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri a distinct advantage over smaller firms and solo practitioners. When outside expertise is needed, we collaborate with experienced forensic accountants, business valuators, real estate appraisers and mental health professionals.

* As certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

We recognize that high-asset divorce can be extremely complex. Many of the legal and financial issues involved in these cases are convoluted.

Resolving issues involving business ownership interests, determination of joint and separate property, child custody and support, spousal support, estate and trust administration, litigation, and probate require significant family law and business acumen. Our ability to draw on resources from inside and outside the firm ensures that our clients will receive quality legal advice and representation during divorce planning, settlement negotiation, mediation, and, if necessary, trial.

Our attorneys also have significant experience developing effective pre-nuptial or post nuptial agreements designed to keep you out of court.

Similarly, for clients facing a divorce and desiring a swift and discreet resolution, we have experience in the area of collaborative law. Partner Michael Lonich offers several alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services such as mediation, arbitration, and “neutral evaluation” of disputes for other litigants and attorneys. He has extensive experience in this emerging area of the law.

With a firm full of experienced family law professionals, you can be assured that when faced with one of the most emotionally charged and life-changing events in your life, Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri will be there to protect your family, your assets and your future.