We are a full service, family law firm located in Northern California. Our ability to provide personalized and compassionate advocacy for our clients makes us a unique family law firm. At the England Law Office, we can help with a variety of legal matters but our practice is limited to family law.
We provide experienced, empathetic, and effective legal counseling for divorce or legal separation, child custody, spousal support, domestic violence, and various other cases. We believe every case and situation is different, that’s why we create a custom approach for every client.
Legal matters are often times very personal, particularly in the area of family law, that’s why it’s important to work with an attorney you can trust with details about your personal life and an attorney who will listen to you to build a customized legal strategy that addresses your concerns.
When you choose us, you not only get the knowledge and experience of your attorney – you get the advantage of an entire legal team in your corner.
LOCAL FAMILY LAW SERVICES. WORLD CLASS RESULTS.
FOCAL PRACTICE AREAS
Modification of orders
Separate Property Tracings
Business Valuation Issues
Scott P. England
Enforcement of orders
“Margaret England. Wow! I give her 5+ Stars! Choosing an attorney is not for the faint of heart or wallet. Margaret has been retained to manage a most difficult problem in my life (since we are still in the process, I shall hold back the gory details at this time). To observe her occupy a court room is like Vivaldi Four Seasons; powerful, poignant, complex with brilliant yet, understated nuance. She is intelligent, astute, graceful, charming and formidable. Her firm is further graced with caring professionals that give you an experience worth far more than what she charges. If you have a problem in the Family Law arena, look no further.”
JERRY S • OAKLAND, CA
“Margie is an excellent attorney. She’s tough when you need her to be but also knows the system in and out and works to cut through the BS and get you divorced as quickly as possible. Unlike many attorneys she doesn’t foster contentiousness to divide the parties further and drive up legal fees. Margie is absolutely the attorney you want in your corner if you have to go the attorney route.”
Reviewer, Google+ Local
“I hired Margie after having major problems with another attorney who wasted 18 months of my time and money. She got more done in 2 months than the other attorney did in 18. She is rare in that she has a great balance between being tough at the right times and cooperative at the right times.. she walks that line really well. She never bs’d me about anything and had good advice throughout. When it came time to be face to face with opposing counsel (and client) she was the voice of reason in the room and knew how to move things forward without raising hackles.. a true balancing act. Highly recommend Margie if you find you need to go the attorney route.”
BENEFITS OF MEDIATION
Family Law matters are emotional no matter what issues are involved. A mediator helps the parties resolve their differences by agreement, generally leading to a less adversarial process and amicable result. Reducing the conflict is also good for the children.
Unlike the court process where parties are often required to file private personal and financial information in the public record, mediators cannot be called as witnesses. This allows parties to be completely candid without the fear that the information is going to be made public.
In a court proceeding, the Judge controls the process. In mediation, the parties control the process and can reach agreements that the court does not have jurisdiction to order. Controlling the process also means setting the schedule for resolution instead of allowing the court to dictate the timing.