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Mary C. Molinaro

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Law Office of Mary C. Molinaro
3626 Fair Oakes Blvd, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95864
Phone: 916-245-0878
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2012, 2020 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

The founder of Molinaro Family Law, Mary C. Molinaro focuses her practice exclusively on divorce and its related legal matters. She has been certified as a specialist in family law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, and she represents clients throughout Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer and Yolo counties. Admitted to practice in California since 1990, Ms. Molinaro is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Ms. Molinaro’s clients are people whose marriages have come to an end and who now need to deal with the issues of the division of complex community assets and debts, parenting time, alimony and child support. Many of them want to avoid engaging in protracted and public courtroom battles, and her training and experience in mediation and collaborative law allows her to help them do so through the use of those methods of alternative dispute resolution. However, Ms. Molinaro is also a strong advocate on their behalf when litigation proves to be necessary.

Ms. Molinaro has been active in professional organizations that are related to her practice. She has held executive positions with the Family Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association, and her other memberships have included the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Family Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, the Sacramento Collaborative Divorce Group and Women Lawyers of Sacramento. She is frequently asked to deliver presentations on family law topics to groups throughout the state. She holds a “Superb” rating on Avvo and has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

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Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Selections

11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2012, 2020 - 2021

About Mary C. Molinaro

First Admitted: 1990, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.molinarofamilylaw.com/about-the-firm

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-Author of Child Custody, a Practical Guide for Parents
  • Co-Founder and Editor in Emeritus of the Family Law Counselor

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Children's Fund
  • Alumni Member of the FBI Citizen Academy

Honors/Awards

  • , Kobayashi Award
  • , Top rated AVVO attorney
  • , Top lawyers in Sacramento as featured in Sacramento Magazine
  • , Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers of California
  • , Top 50 Women Lawyers in Northern California
  • , Best Lawyer in America

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Sacramento County Bar, Family Law Section Executive Committee, Secretary (1998); Treasurer (1999); and Vice Chair (2000); Chair (2001); and Past Chair (2002)
  • Member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member of the Sacramento Minors' Counsel Committee
  • Member of the California CPA Education Foundation
  • Member of the International Group of Collaborative Negotiators
  • Member of the Sacramento Collaborative Group
  • Member of the California Association of Legal Mediators
  • Member of the Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Member of the Sacramento Area Custody Discussion Group
  • Member of the Sacramento County Children's Counsel Section
  • Member of the Sacramento County Bar Association and its Family Law Section
  • Member of the California Bar Association and its Family Law Section
  • Member of the American Bar Association and its Family Law Section
  • Current Board Member for Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Chair of Special Events Committee
  • Chair of Bylaws Committee
  • Chair of Legislative Committee
  • Board of Directors Sacramento Collaborative Group (2008 - 2010)
  • Assistant Legislative Chair (2003 - 2004); Legislative Chair (2004 - 2005); Vice-Chair (2005 - 2006); Chair (2006 - 2007) and Advisor (2007 - 2008) (2009 - 2010) of the Family Law Section of the State Bar (FlexCom)

Educational Background

  • University of California, Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration
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Office Location for Mary C. Molinaro

3626 Fair Oakes Blvd
Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95864

Phone: 916-245-0878

Last Updated: 6/4/2021

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