Experienced. Sophisticated. Compassionate.

About Law Offices of Michael E. Finein

More than 20 years since the beginning of my law practice, I continue to focus on clients’ practical needs through my private family law firm. I realize the very personal nature of family matters and I work hard to help each person or couple find the right solutions without spinning their wheels in legal processes. Clients express appreciation for my honesty, integrity, dependability and affordability.

From law offices in Oakland, I welcome individuals and couples from throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Learn about my background and qualifications through this link:

Working For Viable Agreements

Divorce is no one’s idea of something to aspire to – except when it has become necessary and inevitable. For individuals and couples whose marriages are headed for divorce, I offer compassionate, efficient guidance through the necessary legal processes. Whenever possible, I help people arrive at mutually agreed-upon or mediated settlements.

In all family law matters, I provide practical direction with a long-range perspective. I work closely with my clients in pursuit of solutions that can be described in these ways:

  • Timely
  • On target
  • Cost-effective
  • Mutually beneficial whenever possible
  • Low stress
  • Effective

For couples approaching marriage, I offer prenuptial agreements designed to save time, money and aggravation in the event of unexpected marital breakdowns.

For others, who are already married or divorced and seeking representation in typical or high-asset property division and/or child custody, I work hard to honor each client’s priorities.

When It Becomes Necessary To Replace Mediation With Litigation

Good intentions are not always good enough to allow for mutually agreeable or mediated divorce or settlements or child custody agreements. When a property division or child custody case proves to be too contentious to allow a couple to reach an agreement, I am ready to represent clients’ interests with vigor and determination through litigation.

My clients whose cases go to court benefit from the reassurance that I am watching out for their interests in every detail. I have taken many cases before judges and juries, with a long track record of successful outcomes.

Let’s Discuss Your Way Forward

In an initial consultation, you and I can start planning an efficient strategy designed to preserve whatever is most important to you – possibly ownership of the family home or a balanced child custody and support arrangement.

Contact Me Today!

Let me hear from you at your earliest convenience and I will help you move in the direction that is right for you and your children. Call the Law Offices of Michael E. Finein at 510-306-1055 or send an email inquiry for a prompt response.