Family & Children's Law Center

Get Involved

Get involved.

Here's Why

The economic and social impact that FACLC legal services provides in the Marin community was documented in a report from the Marin Community Foundation in 2013. A donation to FACLC is measurable, has real impact, and is an investment in the well-being of the county.

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Here's How

Help a family. Donate now.

Make an annual, monthly or one-time donation through our website
We use our money efficiently, providing effective legal help at a modest cost. These are some examples of what your contribution buys.
    - $500 allows a victim of domestic violence to obtain a domestic violence restraining order and peace of mind.
    - $1,000 provides a single parent with a child custody and support order for stability and security.

Give a gift of stock
If you own publicly traded stock, it may be more tax-wise to donate stock instead of cash. A gift of appreciated stock generally provides you a two-fold tax advantage. First, you avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in the value of the stock. Second, you receive a federal income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift.
Contact your accountant, attorney or tax advisor for help with stock you may be considering donating to FACLC.

Make a bequest or planned gift
Planned gifts include charitable bequests, charitable trusts, gift annuities, and other gift vehicles. Such gifts can be funded with many different types of assets, including real estate, retirement assets, securities, and CDs. One of the most common planned gifts is a bequest from your will or estate. You can designate FACLC as a beneficiary of your estate. To ensure that your exact intentions are carried out, your estate planning documents should be prepared by, and with the advice of, your attorney. FACLC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by the law.


Law students can learn about family law by volunteering in our office for a semester, working with clients and going to court (if certified).

Lawyers can gain family law experience, including court appearances, working in our office.

Students, retirees, and seniors can help in our office, short-term or long-term. We always have tasks you can help with. Please contact our volunteer coordinator for more information about the positions that are available, at