About My Practice
Julia has been practicing family law in the Fresno area for twenty-seven years, including litigating difficult family law issues. She has been a certified family law specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization/State Bar of California since 1993. She is a past chair of the Fresno County Bar Association Family Law Section and is currently the chair of CVCLA. It was her extensive experience in the courtroom that led Julia to explore a better, family-centered means of resolving disputes that arise between separating couples.
Her search led her to collaborative practice as it allows each party to focus on the best long-term outcome for his/her immediate and extended family members, to preserve the positive aspects of the human relationships involved and improve the communication and cooperation between the two individuals who are transitioning from one family structure to another. Julia encourages all who see separation or legal changes in their family’s future to first seek guidance from a trained collaborative professional before engaging in damaging and destructive litigation: do not cut what can be untied.