Valerie Kraml

  • Family Law, Business Law, Estate Planning...
  • California, Idaho, Illinois
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Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Personal Injury
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Idaho
Illinois
9th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
University of California - Davis
B.A. (2002) | B.A. International Relations; B.A. Sociology
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Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, UC Regents Scholar, Rhodes Scholar Finalist, Marshall Scholar Finalist; Prytanean Women's Honor Society
Activities: Phi Alpha Delta Pre Law Fraternity; Science and Society TA
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Idaho State Bar # 8381
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Illinois State Bar # 6303757
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California State Bar # 266933
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Phi Alpha Delta
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Dangerousness, Risk and Release
Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal
A Symbol of Freedom: ATSA and International Efforts to Increase Security
Hastings International and Comparative Law Review
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. If, I plan on suing a person or the City, do I have to give them notice that I am going to file siut against them?
A: It depends. If you are going to file against a City or County, then you typically have to give them notice and it must be done within a certain time frame (and its not very long) and in must be in a certain format. In terms of suing a person, it depends on the person and what you are suing for. Some statutes require advance notice for some causes of action. You will want to seek the advice of counsel to ensure you are doing this properly, and within the time framework required, or you may be prohibited from bringing the claim.
Q. Hi, my ex-husband & I split when our daughter was 2.5 We used a mediator and custody was split- 40% to him,60% to me.
A: You can file a Request to Modify Support and Visitation, and also bring in the Dept of Child Support Services (they normally coordinate guideline support payments upon delegation of the court). That will help you get an increase in support from the date of filing into the future. There are judicial counsil forms available at courts.ca.gov/forms. You should get help from the court family law self help, private counsel or a certified family law paralegal to ensure that you have filled out the forms properly and/or attached the pertinent documents. In terms of the arrears, you can bring the issue up with Dept of Child Support Services and have them help garnish wages.
Q. my girlfriend split up after having a baby,where do i get a blood test for confirmation?
A: If there is a restraining order in place, then make sure you do nothing to violate those terms. Violating the restraining order will not support your efforts to be more present in the child's life. If you believe you are the father of the child, you can file a petition in family court for a declaration of paternity and obtain verification that the child is yours. Then you can request visitation and other rights to see, and support, the child. Many courts have family law self help clinics to assist in the preparation of the relevant forms.
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2625 Alcatraz Ave
319
Berkeley, CA 94705
USA