Floyd Skeren and Kelly LLP Law Firm

Family Law Group of California

Family Law of California

The Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP Family Law Group offers services in all areas of Family Law and Dissolution of Marriage.

Family Law provides guidance in cases that involve disputes over marriage or domestic partner relationships, disputes over property and children between parents and domestic partners and protection from violence between family, friends or acquaintances. Family Law cases may involve one or more of the following issues:

  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Child Visitation
  • Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)
  • Domestic Violence – Restraining Orders
  • Legal Separation
  • Minor's Contract
  • Minor's Marriage Request
  • Nullity of Marriage (Annulment)
  • Parentage (Paternity)
  • Spousal or Domestic Partner Support
  • Summary Dissolution of Marriage

There are a number of ways to resolve disputes involving these issues. The parties may resort to what is known as "alternative dispute resolution" such as collaborative divorce, mediation and private judging. Many of our clients prefer this method that allows more control over what happens to you, your family, your children and your assets, rather than a judge making those decisions for you. The use of these alternative dispute resolutions promotes civil communication and can be less adversarial with the common goal of reaching a resolution fair to all parties.

Yet, alternative dispute resolution methods do not always work in complex or hostile situations. It may be that your case must be presented before a judge and in such circumstances, Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP will provide zealous representation and aggressive litigation.

Family Law may also include services aimed at preventing disputes before they happen. We are proud to provide pre-marital legal counseling to couples and individuals who are planning to get married, or to newlyweds who are interested in understanding the laws in California regarding community property, fiduciary obligations to each other, and other interesting tidbits about the legal side of marriage.

We offer free initial consultations and flexible office hours for your convenience. If you have any questions about our services, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (818) 715-0018.

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CHRISTINE M. MACFARLANE

Attorney at Law

Email our Worker Comp Law Firm christine.macfarlane@fsklaw.com
Call our Law Practice (818) 715-0018 ext. 7637
Fax our Law Practice (818) 591-3572

BIOGRAPHY

   Christine M. Macfarlane is employed in our Westlake Village location and is a member in good standing of the California Bar. Christine received her Juris Doctor degree from Maurer School of Law, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana where she was on the Law Review. She has more than 20 years of experience in civil litigation, encompassing primarily trademark and copyright law, aviation products liability, and family law. She has recently obtained mediation training and training in collaborative legal practice.
   She has tried cases in the Los Angeles Superior Court, the United States District Court (Central, Eastern, and Western Divisions), and opposed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed in the United States Supreme Court. She has also appeared pro hac vice in both federal and state courts in numerous other states. She is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Central, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California, and for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as well as before all of the California State Courts.
   Christine is a member of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, a member of the San Fernando Valley Collaborative Law Professionals Group, and a licensed pilot who enjoys flying in her spare time.