About Donna Becker Family Law

Donna Becker is a certified family law specialist*. Her practice includes assistance in cooperative resolution of all aspects of family law, including divorce and dissolution of domestic partnerships, legal separation, parentage actions, child custody, child and spousal support, and property division.

Ms Becker is committed to assisting people through some of the most difficult of life’s transitions. Divorce and  the termination of domestic partnerships present serious financial challenges related to support and the division of property, and may involve the physical dislocation of losing a home, the redefining of vocational roles and shifting relationships with children.

Donna Becker will assist you with division of assets, income sharing and support, and defining parenting roles with your children. Because of her years of experience and training she guides most clients to negotiated solutions. She has retired from litigations and consultation in connection with litigated issues.

Ms Becker is detail oriented, analyzing issues and drafting documents to achieve clear and complete solutions.

Curriculum Vitae

Donna Becker is a Family Law Specialist, certified by the California State Bar, who has practiced family law for over 40 years, in both Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties.

She obtained a Bachelors Degree cum laude in Psychology from Yale University and a Juris Doctor at UC Berkeley School of Law as well as a Masters Degree in Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. Her legal and psychological knowledge inform her ability to assist individuals and families with their transitions.

Ms Becker was trained in mediation by Gary Friedman and Katherine Stoner of The Center in Mediation in Law in 2004. She trained in collaborative law through Collaborative Divorce Team Training in 2003. She has been a co-founder and active member of Santa Cruz Divorce Solutions and its predecessor groups since 2002.

* Certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.