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Rachel Castrejon

Biography

Rachel is a Certified Family Law Specialist who provides individual representation to her clients who are navigating divorce, separation, division of assets, and parenting in separate households. Rachel helps alleviate the pressure of the legal process by being focused on what’s important to the client and by providing a comprehensive approach to resolving disputes.

She is highly experienced in all aspects of family law including complex asset division, division of stock/stock/options/RSUs and other non-cash compensation, high conflict child custody matters, child and spousal support, drafting of prenuptial agreements, and domestic violence restraining orders. Whether litigating, mediating or acting as consulting counsel, Rachel provides superior family law representation to her clients. Rachel also serves the community by acting as a Judge Pro Tem in Family Law Settlement Conferences and as an Interdisciplinary Settlement Conference Panelist in Marin County, helping parties resolve financial and custody issues without going to trial.

Rachel worked for a large firm after graduating from Loyola Law School. Applying the valuable skills and knowledge she acquired while working at the law firm, Rachel decided to open her own law practice. For over 20 years, Rachel has focused her practice exclusively on Family Law because she enjoys obtaining a favorable result for clients with complex divorce, property and custody issues. Rachel’s aim is to guide clients through the legal issues by minimizing conflict and achieving the best result possible. To accommodate the range of needs in family law cases, Rachel provides litigation, mediation, and parenting coordination services in divorce, child custody, domestic violence, child support, spousal support (alimony), and property division cases.

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctor - 1998
  • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Major: Political Science
  • William & Mary Wrights School of Law
    • Honors: Special Education Attorney Advocate Program

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1998

Professional Associations

  • Marin County Bar Association, Member
  • San Francisco Bar Association (SFBA), Member
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), Member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), Member

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Judge Pro Tem
  • Certified Special Education Attorney Advocate, The William & Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy
  • Certified Mediator
  • Certified Parenting Coordinator

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney and Mediator

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Divorce
  • Mediation & Collaborative Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Prenuptial / Postnuptial Agreements

Classes & Seminars

  • Supervised Visitation Provider Training

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Pro Per Litigant Calendar in Marin County
  • Panelist, Marin County Superior Court Bench Bar Settlement Conference, 2005 to Present
  • Attorney Volunteer, Marin County Superior Court Pro Per Calendar, 2006 to Present
  • Attorney Interdisciplinary Settlement Conference Panelist, High Conflict Custody Cases, 2012 to Present

Past Positions

  • Marin County, Family Law Settlement Conferences, Judge Pro Tem
  • The Honorable Anne I. Jones Federal Magistrate, Law Clerk, 1997 to 1998