Attorney Profile

I began a general civil law practice in 1978. I have many years of experience in civil litigation, consumer law, real property transactions, contract preparation, estate planning, and family law. I gradually began to focus more and more of my attention on family law matters.

I became certified as a Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization in 1994. I have a strong commitment to the practice of family law. I am a member of the Family Law Section of the Sonoma County Bar Association, and have assisted the Sonoma County family law judges by participating on bench-bar committees. I am a presenter at family law educational programs and have been repeatedly selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer. I have worked with a major producer of family law form preparation software to update and improve its products. Although I frequently litigate family law cases, I am very involved in collaborative practice. I am a past-president of the Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire, an organization dedicated to promoting the collaborative process. I have written articles for publication in the Family Law Specialist magazine. The purpose of the articles is to educate other California Family Law Specialists.

Above all, I am dedicated to helping each client emerge from the divorce process positioned as well as possible, both emotionally and financially, for life after divorce.

My wife, Laurie Wesler, who has a Master's degree in school counseling, joins me in my practice as legal assistant, paralegal, and office manager.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce/Divorce Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Collaborative Practice and Mediation
  • Child Support and Spousal Support
  • Complex Issues of Property Division
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Premarital and Marital Agreements
  • Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders
  • Post-Judgment Modifications
  • Guardianship
  • Other Matters

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admission

  • California, 1978

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California

Honors And Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2012
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2008
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2005 - 2006

To arrange for an initial consultation with me, attorney Robert E. Marmor, call 707-578-2100 or contact me online.