One of the Bay Area’s premier family law attorneys
A Compassionate, Hands-On Approach To Family Law
At Sammis Family Law, we seek creative ways to resolve disputes, craft agreements, and provide support, especially where the parties are not on equal footing in terms of earning power, emotional strength and financial knowledge. Our legal team is experienced, discreet and goal-oriented.
We guide clients through divorce and other family law issues, striving to negotiate an outcome that is firmly aligned with your best interests. Our goal is to minimize the amount of stress and time involved in these matters.
A Focus On Minimizing Conflict In Divorce And Other Family Law Matters
At Sammis Family Law, we strive to help you achieve an amicable resolution when possible. We accomplish this by educating you about substantive family law and procedural options, such as litigation, mediation or other forms of dispute resolution. If your case must be litigated, we help you by strategically selecting the best setting for your case whether in the public courthouse or in the offices of a private judge.
The reality is that most cases settle without going to trial. We pursue negotiated settlements in the belief that arrangements in which both parties are engaged are financially more efficient and most likely to reduce rancor. This is particularly important when children are involved.
Ready To Represent You At Trial If Negotiations Are Unsuccessful
We know that occasionally a negotiated settlement cannot be reached. Attorney Melinda Sammis has a demonstrated record of high-quality courtroom advocacy. She has built relationships with experts who assist in matters requiring specialized knowledge in areas such as forensic accounting, mental health, child development and property valuation. As an experienced Settlement Master and Attorney for the Day for the San Francisco Superior Court, Melinda is ideally suited to represent clients in the courtroom when negotiations do not result in a settlement.