Family & Children's Law Center


Helping families navigate the Marin County legal system.

FACLC is the only agency in Marin County that practices family law and represents its clients in court.

In our thirty-four year history in Marin we have helped thousands of low-income families and children navigate the legal system. Our seasoned, full time attorneys provide high-quality, low-cost legal services in matters ranging from divorce and domestic violence to child custody and support. Our 93% satisfaction rate is a testament to the commitment we have to serving the families of the county.

We understand how traumatic a family crisis can be and our approach is designed to make the process simple and clear to give our clients the peace of mind they need. 

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1401 Los Gamos Drive, Suite 200, San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 492-9230



FACLC offers a range of services to assist families who are facing challenging circumstances. Click on the links below to get more details.

Divorce & legal separation

Divorce, also called dissolution of marriage or dissolution of domestic partnership, ends your marriage or domestic partnership.

spousal support

This is the term used for payments from one spouse to another after a divorce for the purpose of maintaining the former spouse's standard of living during the marriage.  


Guardianship is when a court orders someone other than the child’s parent to a) have custody of the child; b) manage the child's property; or c) both.

Child Custody & Visitation

When you have children together, you need to decide who will have “custody” of your children and how they will be taken care of.


This will allow the immigrant population in Marin to obtain low-cost legal assistance for immigration issues. We also hold Citizenship Workshops with the New Americans Campaign.

step-parent adoption

Step-parent adoption means an adoption of a child by a step-parent where one birth parent retains custody and control of the child.

child support

This is the amount of money the court orders one parent to pay the other parent every month for the support of children. 

domestic violence restraining orders

A domestic violence restraining order is a court order that helps protect people from abuse or threats of abuse from someone they have a close relationship with. 

Special immigrant juvenile status

This allows some youth to get lawful permanent residency when they cannot live with their parents due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment and it is not in their best interest to return to their home country.

FACLC believed in me when I had a hard time believing in myself.
— Client


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