H. Yvonne Seeley

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Mateo, CA

Seeley Family Law Practice, APC
 | 155 Bovet Road, Suite 660
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 650-347-9111
Fax: 650-475-7124
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    H. Yvonne Seeley is the founder of the Seeley Family Law Practice, APC, and she is a certified family law specialist by the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization.  She provides legal services throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in family law matters such as marital dissolutions, non-married relationships, post judgment issues, child custody, child support, spousal support, asset divisision, domestic violence and marital agreements. 

    Throughout her career of more than 30 years, Ms. Seeley has acted as lead attorney in jury and bench trials. She has co-authored a book chaper concerning family law and property division. She has been a seminar speaker on the topic of domestic violence for the CA Chapter of the Association of Family and Concilliation Courts and has presented on the topic of child custody for the Barristers of San Mateo County Bar Association.  Ms. Seeley received her Bachelor of Arts from San Jose State University in 1976, and then attended San Francisco Law School, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1980. In 2001, Ms. Seeley completed her formal education with a Master of Science in Business from Notre Dame de Namur University.

    Dividing marital property can be a complex process, especially if the couple has stock options / RSU or other equity compensation, retirement plans, real estate and businesses. Ms. Seeley uses her knowledge and experience to help clients make sound decisions that will give them the ability to move forward with their lives. She also assists clients in determining what falls under separate and marital property status, and she engages the help of financial professionals to determine whether the current and future valuations of property are accurate and that the division is as equal as possible.

    Involvement in the local and the legal community is important to Ms. Seeley. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the San Mateo County Bar Association.  Additionall, she is the President and a Board Member of the San Mateo County Women Lawyers Educational Fund which raises money for law students.  In past years  she has served as president and board member of the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association and a board member for CORA which helps victims of domestic violence in San Mateo County.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


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    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020

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    California Board of Legal Specialization

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    About Yvonne Seeley

    Admitted: 1982, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.seeleyfamilylaw.com/h-yvonne-seeley.html


    • California Women Leader, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2007

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Board of Directors of the San Mateo County Bar Association, 2019
    • President, the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
    • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), 2019
    • Member, San Mateo Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2019
    • San Mateo County Bar Association, 2019
    • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
    • Member, the Association of Family Law Specialists, 2019
    • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
    • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
    • Palo Alto Area Bar Association, 2019
    • Board of Directors, San Mateo County Bar Association, 1996-2002
    • Co-chair, Palo Alto Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2014
    • State Bar of California
    • Santa Clara County Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board of Directors, CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse), 2013-2014
    • Law Center For Families in Oakland, CA, 2004

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-Author of Book Chapter, Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in California, 14th ed., 2014
    • This seminar was presented to the San Mateo County Bar Association, the Barrister's section.  Yvonne Seeley spoke from the attorney's perspective on how best to prepare your client for the important child custody interviews with Family Court Services and also to prepare for a Child Custody Evaluation.   Chuck Amital, MFT spoke to how he interacts with an attorney when asked to assit in preparing a client for these two critical child custody interviews., Lead Speaker, How Attorneys Can Prepare for Family Court Services and CCE By Using Therapists , Presented to the San Mateo County Bar Association Barrister's Section, Attorneys, 2019
    • "Division of Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units Education," 2012
    • Speaker, Impact of Domestic Violence on Children, Assoc. of Family & Concilliation Courts, Annual Calforia Chapter Conference, 2017
    • Moderator, Hot Topics in Family Law, San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, 1996
    • Speaker, Bias in the Courtroom, San Mateo County Bar Asssociation, 2003
    • Speaker, Judges Night, San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
    • Speaker, Experts & Trial Strategies, San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, 1998
    • "The Impact of the Budget Cutbacks on California Family Law Courts" in Strategies for Family Law in California, 2014 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Developments in California Family Law, published by Thompson Reuters
    • Co-authored a paper on Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units, 2012


    • President, San Mateo County Women Lawyers Section Educational Foundation, 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Judge Pro Tem for the San Mateo County Superior Court , Family Law Department., 2016
    • Interviewed by ABC 7 News (KGO TV San Francisco) in 2012 regarding the impact of the Facebook IPO in the divorce setting.



    Educational Background:

    • Notre Dame de Namur University, Master of Science degree in Business, 2001
    • San Jose State University, B.A., 1976
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    155 Bovet Road
    Suite 660
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Phone: 650-347-9111

    Fax: 650-475-7124

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