About The Firm

About The Firm

When you are faced with a divorce, child custody, support or other family law dispute, you need to know your options in order to select an approach that best meets your needs and the needs of your family. At Terre Family Law, our attorneys are experienced litigators, but we also know how to use mediation and cooperative approaches to resolve family law issues. Attorney Carla Boyd Terre is a certified family law specialist* and an AV Preeminent** attorney. Additionally, she was named one of Northern California's "Rising Stars" seven years in a row by Super Lawyers Magazine.

We focus our practice exclusively on divorce and family law matters. Though we can protect your interests in divorce litigation, we prefer cooperative solutions when possible such as mediation, negotiation and other cooperative approaches. Because our firm understands that every case is unique, we take the time to get to know our clients as individuals, learning about their goals so that we can craft specific solutions to divorce, child custody, visitation, support and property issues. We emphasize regular and candid communication, keeping clients informed at all stages of the process.

Our firm understands the value of communication and strives to constantly keep clients informed of the status of their cases. Though we have handled divorce trials as well as family law appeals, we prefer to help clients explore whether it is possible to amicably resolve family law matters. We help parties consider the needs of their families as a whole so that they do not walk away from a divorce or other family law dispute as enemies. This is especially important when children are involved.

We know from experience that writing is a significant part of a family law practice. The court's decisions are based to a considerable degree on the effectiveness of written documents submitted by counsel. The success of negotiations can often depend on the ability to craft persuasive letters to opposing counsel.

Our attorneys bring a passion for writing to our practice and thrive on drafting effective written communications that help clients accomplish their family law objectives.

When you need to handle a divorce or family law matter, contact Terre Family Law.

*Certified by the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization

**AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.