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Welcome to Charles Spiegel Law
Meet Charlie Spiegel

Attorney and Mediator - Collaborative Practice

Charlie Spiegel’s Bay Area based legal practice is exclusively limited to consensual resolution of divorce and custody mediation, pre and post nuptial planning and agreements, adoption and surrogacy.  Charlie sees clients in his main office in SF’s Noe Valley, Civic Center, Montclair in Oakland, and Orinda; and where appropriate online whenever a California case has participants. 


Charlie is one of the co-writers of Divorce Options, a free or low cost online California statewide public education program about divorce process choices, and continues to be actively involved with overseeing and promoting that program. Charlie currently serves as Co-Chair of Collaborative Practice- San Francisco, his second term on this professional board.  Previously Charlie served as Co-Chair of the National Board of, and was a founding Executive Director of Our Family, the Bay Area’s LGBT family organization. Charlie also served on the Board of Directors for KidsTurn (now a program of Safe and Sound), Collaborative Practice California, and is a member of the National Family Law Institute and Collaborative Practice East Bay.

Charlie had 25 years of wide experience in real estate in two large law firms after graduating New York University School of Law with honors, He received a Fammy Award from San Francisco’s Jewish Family & Children’s Services in 2009, and in 2017 the Our Family Award for his advocacy for families. He has lived in the SF Bay Area since just before the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, and through his own family’s divorce. 

Email is the best initial contact for Charlie.

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Understand your new rights and responsibilities to make the right decisions for the child.  An adoption attorney will draft and review contracts while working with the adopting and biological parents as they navigate the adoption process of a child or a step-child.


I help both parties identify, negotiate and come to mutually-acceptable agreement on the various issues and financial matters required to end their marriage out of court. I keep divorcing couples out of court, and their money in their kids college funds and their retirement funds.


Marriage is usually one of the two most important legal decisions people make over their entire life; and almost always without consulting a lawyer or learning the law. Prenuptial planning also assists trust and estate planning, not just divorce.

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1102 Sanchez Street,

San Francisco, CA 94114

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