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Ariel Winger

Ariel Winger

Offering uncontested, amicable, out-of-court Divorce Options since 2007
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • California
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Before starting my family law practice, I worked for 5 years at a non-profit, where I successfully litigated in court on behalf of survivors of domestic violence and their children. I obtained Temporary and Permanent Restraining Orders, Child Visitation and Custody Orders, as well as Child Support.

Since 2007, I have offered amicable, uncontested divorce and separation options for those who want to stay out of court, including high conflict and complex cases involving domestic violence, substance abuse and mental illness. I provide services as a Mediator (neutral third party), Collaborative Divorce attorney (using a team approach), and as a non-adversarial attorney in Settlement Negotiations, as well as Legal Advising and Coaching, all designed to result in a mutually agreeable settlement for both parties.

I work with Same Sex and Opposite Sex couples and Unmarried Parents in obtaining Dissolution of Marriage, Dissolution of Registered Domestic Partnerships, and Judgments of Paternity. I am culturally competent, trauma informed, anti-racist and provide compassionate and non-judgmental services, for all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities and socio-economic statuses. I have extensive experience working with LGBTQ couples and those in poly relationships.

New College of California
J.D. (1995) | Law
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Mills College
B.A. (1991) | Psychology
Honors: Graduated with Honors in psychology
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Professional Experience
Sole practitioner
Winger Mediation & Family Law
- Current
Staff Attorney/Senior Staff Attorney
Family Violence Law Center
Professional Associations
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
- Current
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Collaborative Practice East Bay
Member, former Modest-Means Committee Member, former Steering Committee Member
- Current
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Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law Section
- Current
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State Bar of California
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
    I offer a free, 15-minute phone consultation so I can help prospective clients assess what services are most appropriate for their situation. A reduced fee, 1-hour office consultation is then scheduled to get specific details about the case in order to explore options based on their goals and budget. My services are designed to help people who are committed to staying out of court- even in high conflict divorce and separation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Retainer or credit card on file for pay as you go.
Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Child Custody, Child Support, Paternity, Same Sex Family Law
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Contact & Map
Winger Mediation & Family Law
490 43rd St., Unit 127
Oakland, CA 94609
Telephone: (510) 564-0585
Fax: (510) 550-2710
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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