Firm Philosophy

Our firm believes that we are most successful when we provide a clear path for our clients to navigate through one of the most difficult times of their lives. Our aim is to guide our clients through the legal and emotional issues in their case in a way that helps minimize conflict while achieving the best result. To accommodate the range of needs in family law cases, we provide litigation, mediation, and parenting coordination services in divorce, child custody, domestic violence, child support, spousal support (alimony), and property division cases.

Rachel Castrejon, Attorney and Mediator

 

Rachel Castrejon opened her own law practice immediately after graduating from Loyola Law School and passing the California Bar exam in 1998. When she first opened her practice, she handled a variety of cases including wrongful termination, criminal appeals and family law matters. Ultimately, she chose to practice exclusively in the area of Family Law because she likes helping her clients through a very emotional process. Rachel’s goal is to help her clients through one of the most difficult times in their lives – the breakup of their family. Rachel understands the importance of achieving a resolution that is good for the entire family, particularly the children involved.

Since the inception of Rachel’s practice, she has always enjoyed applying family law principles in new areas. Rachel serves as a Judge Pro Tem in Family Law Settlement Conferences in Marin County and as an Interdisciplinary Settlement Conference Panelist in Marin County, helping parties resolve financial and custody issues without going to trial. She also acts as volunteer on the Pro Per Litigant Calendar in Marin County which is a court designed program to help self-represented litigants navigate the divorce process.

Rachel’s background and experience allow her to assist her clients in obtaining the best possible outcome in every case whether through litigation or mediation.

Rachel Castrejon is a qualified parenting coordinator. In acting as a parenting coordinator, once the parties sign an agreement, Rachel is appointed by the court to assist the parties in resolving parenting issues without court intervention. Rachel decided to become a Parenting Coordinator because of the benefits conferred upon the children by thoughtful and efficient resolution of high conflict custody issues. Handling these issues through a parenting coordinator can lessen ongoing conflict between the parents thereby creating a happier and more consistent environment for the children.

Educational and Professional Experience

Education

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles – Juris Doctor – 1998

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science – 1993

Professional Memberships

California State Bar – Admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California

Marin County Bar Association

AFCC – Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Volunteer Experience & Causes

2005-Present Marin County Superior Court Bench Bar Settlement Conference Panelist

2006-Present Attorney Volunteer Marin County Superior Court Pro Per Calendar

2012-Present Attorney Interdisciplinary Settlement Conference Panelist in High Conflict Custody Cases

Certifications

Certified Mediator, Steven Rosenberg Mediation Training 2013

Certified Parenting Coordinator, Joan Kelly 2013

Law Clerk

1997-1998 – The Honorable Anne I. Jones Federal Magistrate