Welcome to Charles Spiegel Law
Meet Charlie Spiegel
Attorney and Mediator - Collaborative Practice
Charlie is one of the co-writers of Divorce Options, a low cost public education program about divorce process choices, offered throughout California, and continues actively involved with that program. Charlie served as Co-Chair of the National Board of Lambda Legal, 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.org, Collaborative Practice California; and Collaborative Practice SF, and is a member of the national Family Law Institute.
Charlie has had 20 years of wide experience in real estate since 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, and 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. He sees clients weekly in SF and Oakland, and is available in Orinda.
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ADOPTION & SURROGACY
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.
DIVORCE & CUSTODY
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.
PREMARITAL & POSTMARITAL AGREEMENTS
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.