Catherine Bechtel And Ray Baluyot Certified As Family Law Specialists

Top Quote McManis Faulkner, a leading Northern California trial firm, announces that Partner Catherine A. Bechtel and Of Counsel Ray Baluyot have been certified as legal specialists in Family Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization. End Quote
  • San Jose, CA (1888PressRelease) August 24, 2013 - Attorneys certified as specialists have taken and passed a written examination in their specialty field, demonstrated a high level of experience in that specialty, fulfilled ongoing education requirements and been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work.

    Bechtel represents clients in all aspects of marital dissolutions, including custody and visitation, valuation of assets, assessment of support, tracing of separate property reimbursement claims, misappropriation of assets and validity testing of pre-nuptial agreements. She also has experience assisting clients in international and domestic move-away cases. Bechtel received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law (1999) and her B.A., cum laude, from the University of California, Irvine (1993).

    Baluyot represents clients with complicated child custody, support, property and other financial issues. He has handled matters involving unique occupational considerations, such as entertainment royalties and residuals, stock options, business valuation, tax and retirement. He has also litigated both domestic and international abduction cases, involving non-Hague and Hague Convention signatory countries in Asia and Europe. Baluyot received his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law (1995) and his B.A. from the University of the Philippines (1987).

    McManis Faulkner, a San Jose, Calif. trial firm, provides a full range of services, representing both corporations and individuals through trial and appeal. The firm handles a wide range of litigation, including business, civil rights, class actions, criminal, employment, family, general civil, intellectual property, personal injury, probate, and professional negligence. With experienced, well-trained trial lawyers and staff, McManis Faulkner prides itself on its diversity - beyond ethnic, cultural and religious diversity, women comprise a majority of the firm's management and staff. On the Web:

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