Dissolution (Divorce) including:

                                       Property Division

                                       Child Custody

                                       Spousal Support

                                       Child Support

Mediated Prenuptial Agreements


Domestic Agreements including:

                                        Prenuptial Agreements

                                        Cohabitation Agreements

                                        Domestic Partner Agreements

Stepparent and Adult Adoptions

Kristi Cotton Spence is a Certified Family Law Specialist with 30 years of experience in all areas of family law.  A fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Kristi has considerable experience with both routine and highly complex financial and custody matters.

An alternative to traditional litigation, mediation allows clients to avoid the time, costs, uncertainty and adversarial posturing of the court system.  Mediation allows for careful consideration of the clients’ concerns and objectives and provides the opportunity for creative and personalized solutions. The process may include the use of tax, accounting, pension, and custody experts and, where appropriate, reviewing counsel.

In mediation, Kristi, acting as a neutral facilitator, helps clients reach a legally binding settlement of all issues in their case.   Dissolution (divorce) settlements and all forms of domestic agreements are negotiated consistent with the rights and obligations of both parties under the laws of the State of California.

Kristi also represents individual clients in prenuptial, cohabitation and domestic partner agreements and in stepparent and adult adoptions.

1777 Borel Place, Suite 204

San Mateo, CA 94402

(650) 350-1110