“10 out of 10. This firm is absolutely life-changing.”

Laughlin legal - Helping families in the bay area

A Complex Divorce & Family Law firm…

A team of accomplished high net worth divorce attorneys and family lawyers.

A uniquely Hi-tech and Hi-touch practice built on innovation.

Tireless, engaged, exceptionally accessible counsel, 24/7.

You’ve never been better protected.

Why I Started
Laughlin Legal

Amy Laughlin | Founder & Managing Partner

I understand family trauma. I have first hand experience. When I was 7, my pregnant mother left my father taking me and my siblings with her. We left with the clothes on our backs. When the divorce was final, my mother got nothing, no spousal support and no child support for 5 kids. She was a strong woman. She could live a year on a dime. She got food stamps, gave birth to my little sister, and continued to raise us in a tiny abandoned house she found. My life could not have prepared me better for this work.

Years later, I went to law school and learned how profoundly the legal system had failed my mother. She had no protection from domestic violence and no financial protection either. The divorce laws failed all six of us, and we all had our struggles as a result. So when I decided to become a family lawyer, I was determined to be one of the best divorce lawyers ever because I know better than most what’s at stake. To me, that meant protecting every client in two crucial ways that my mother was vulnerable: by becoming as fluent and sophisticated in finance as the most experienced opposing counsel, and by giving clients my mobile number and taking their calls at all times in case there’s a family emergency. ”

Let’s talk about a much better tomorrow.

In the words of our clients

“They saved my kids”

“focused on getting things done not running up fees”

“Not many people can stand up to highly intimidating, mega hi-worth individuals, they can.”

“10 out of 10”

“As good a result as you can possibly get”

“a true prizefighter in my corner”

“She’s like the skinny kid on the playground surrounded by bullies and she takes off her earrings and she’s like, Let’s go!”

Need a true prizefighter in your corner??

The FOREFRONT A divorce & family law blog

Think About It: Is It Really So Strange To Have A Transactional Real Estate Lawyer At A Family Law Firm? We find it

You’re in luck because you’re in California, a community property state. And that makes the division of assets simple in that everything acquired

Amy Laughlin, a divorce and child custody lawyer in San Mateo, knows better than most what’s at stake for the children of divorcing parents.