Tesler, Sandmann & Fishman
38 Miller Ave., Suite 128
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Contact: Pauline H. Tesler, Esq.
Business type: Attorney/Law Firm
Additional Office Locations
235 Pine Street, Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94104
829 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Tesler, Sandmann and Fishman offers highest quality individualized family law and civil/commercial legal counsel for people whose important relationships at home or at work are generating conflicts with legal implications. Our divorce services focus on collaborative law and other consensual out of court conflict resolution models.
Our law practice offers you personalized, highly experienced legal counsel. Your concerns will never be assigned to a junior associate;you will work only with the partner you choose as your lawyer.
Unlike many firms offering family law services, Tesler, Sandmann and Fishman can integrate legal counsel from partners who specialize in business and commercial litigation, securities matters, real estate law, and more.
Appointments are available in San Francisco, Southern Marin, and Santa Rosa.
Pauline H. Tesler is a specialist in family law, certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, since 1984. A fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1985, Pauline's Martindale-Hubbell rating has been "A-V" since the early 1980's. In August, 2002, Pauline was co-recipient (with Stu Webb, founder of the collaborative law movement) of the first American Bar Association. "Lawyer as Problem Solver" award. She is an internationally known pioneer in the field of Collaborative Law and Collaborative Divorce, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America.
Areas of Practice
In an initial consultation, , Pauline Tesler will help you decide which family law conflict resolution model is best for you: Collaborative Divorce, mediation, informal settlement negotiations, or traditional adversarial divorce services.
She also provides advice about California divorce law and other matters, as well as second opinions and consultations for people who are uncertain that the legal advice they are receiving is best for the long term welfare of themselves and their family members.
Pauline is one of the early developers of interdisciplinary team collaborative divorce, incorporating professional services from your own specially trained collaborative divorce coach as well as a neutral financial specialist. With interdisciplinary team collaboration, the focus is on planning the best solutions for a restructured two-home family system that can provide high quality parenting for the children after a divorce.
With the collaborative model, whether or not you have children, you and your spouse or partner can achieve individualized solutions that fit your own finances and, more importantly, your own highest values--regardless of what a local judge is or is not permitted to do. In complex matters, tax planning and issues of valuation and control of closely held businesses receive sophisticated attention from jointly retained experts who work from a problem solving rather than an adversarial perspective. Collaborative Divorce keeps your private matters private, outside the court files that are available for anyone to look at.
Nearly all family law judges agree that with the right kind of professional help and support, you and your spouse can do a much better job than they can in resolving divorce-related issues. Pauline Tesler works exclusively in models that provide highest quality professional services for creative, out-of-court problem solving.