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Ms. Renee Marcelle

Ms. Renee Marcelle

To the Point - Excellent Results
  • Family Law, Divorce
  • California
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Reviewed by Bradley C. August 23, 2020
Awesome Attorney! A Winner!
I cannot say enough great things about Renee Marcelle. Her approach, care, and teamwork are nothing short of "spectacular". She clearly is one of the most respected and experienced family law experts in Northern California. The care she has shown for me and my children shows that its not about just being another client but rather another member of "the family" with focus on reaching desired goals that primarily benefit my children. She spends most of her time working on the execution of a well thought out plan for success with less emphasis on billing. Renee's depth of experience saves time and money in the long run. Renee is a winner in every regard and I highly recommend her.
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30 years of practice experience in Divorce Law; 12 years of Real Property practice prior to that; Real Estate Broker 20 years. Corporate background; business valuations; division of property.

Years of trial experience, but love collaborative law and am a highly trained mediator.

Highly skilled with custody of children at once heartbreaking and often cruel. Serious trial experience with false sexual abuse allegations; true sexual abuse allegations.

Empathic, concerned, and compassionate, yet can draw boundaries because every minute I am engaged in your case; you will receive an hourly bill.

Trial lawyer Trained Child Counsel Mediator Collaborative Law Practitioner

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Additional Practice Area
  • Child Custody
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  • Free Consultation
    One-half hour in-person or telephone
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: #135643
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Virginia State Bar
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Seattle University School of Law
J.D. (1982)
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University of Washington
B.A. (1979) | Law and Justice
Honors: Cume Laude
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Professional Associations
Marin County Bar Association
former board member
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Community School Bond Oversight Committee (COC)
- Current
Activities: 30M Refurbish Elementary & Kentfield Middle Schools
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Marin County Women Lawyers
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Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. Can I terminate my child’s father’s parental rights without having someone to adopt her (stepfather adoption)?
A: Mom, on the facts stated you have mentioned the 2 criteria for the termination of Parental rights. Lack of contact with the child and lack of any support. A person willing to step into the shoes of bio dad is totally unnecessary. The in and out of jail fact may mitigate against a termination of rights, but I would need to know more of the case facts to weigh in.
Q. My 12 yr old and I live in CA. Her father in AZ. There is a custody agreement from 5 yrs ago.
A: It is not the first time that you will hear that move-away cases are extremely difficult. Based upon the studies in child-parent separation cases, the prevailing view in California is to ensure continuous and frequent contact between the parents and their children. A girl's good relationship with her father is known to produce good healthy future relationships for her. It is very uncomfortable to have these discussions between parents and with their children, but the importance of protecting child/parent relationships outweighs the boredom the child anticipates having when they are "forced" to be in the care of the non-custodial parent. The father agrees she shouldn't have to see him if she doesn't want should have no impact on the answer to this question. Father could potentially be naive about his own role and the effect it will have on her in the future.
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Contact & Map
Family Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle
Suite 4B
914 Mission Avenue
Suite 4B
San Rafael, CA 94901
Telephone: (415) 456-4444
Fax: (415) 456-3383
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: emergencies and deadlines hours vary outside listed hours
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