Sandra I. Salinas

Sandra I. Salinas

Certified Family Law Specialist, Focused Entirely on Family Law
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • California
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Summary

Sandra Salinas is certified as a Family Law Specialist through the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. She is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.

She is a partner in the law firm of Feinberg & Waller. Ms. Salinas is admitted to practice before all the courts in the State of California and the United States Federal Court.

Ms. Salinas' practice at Feinberg & Waller is devoted exclusively to family law where she is a highly regarded member of the firm's senior attorney team. You can be secure in the knowledge that she understands your problem, has a solution and is working hard on your behalf.

Ms. Salinas represents clients in all aspects of family law litigation including domestic violence matters, custody and support issues and property division. She also has broad experience in Hague Convention cases and interstate and intrastate jurisdictional disputes. You will find that Sandra's understanding as a parent, her practical, no-nonsense approach, and her tenacity will help you protect your family, your best interests and your future. She is committed to her clients and their cause. She brings integrity and professionalism to all areas of family law.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
Additional Practice Area
  • Hague Convention Custudy Disputes
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Feinberg & Waller, APC
- Current
Education
Western State University College of Law
J.D.
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Chapman University
B.A. | Economics
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Awards
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Certified Specialist - Family Law
State Bar of California
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono legal services
State Bar of California
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 158474
Member, Family Law Section
- Current
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Beverly Hills Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Martial Settlement Agreements - Ch. 7 Child Support
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
Martial Settlement Agreements - Ch. 7 Child Support
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
No Small Matter: Domestic Violence, Child Custody and Family Code Section 3044
Los Angeles Law Library
Speaking Engagements
Family Law , The Basics 2013
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
Family Law , The Basics 2014
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
Marital Property , Family Law Intensive Course
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
Domestic Violence in Family Law
Los Angeles Law Library
Custody and Support Issues for Highly Mobile International Families, Part 1 and Part 2 , Family Law Intensive Course
California Continuing Education of the Bar
The Basics 2016: Family Law
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
Procedure 1 , Family Law Intensive Course
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
Property I , Family Law Intensive Course
California Continuing Education of the Bar
Certifications
Certified Family Law Specialist
Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. Would it be better to file here or there?
A: Jurisdiction (the court's authority) regarding custody is based on where the kids have been physically present for the 6 months immediately preceding filing a custody action. If the children have been living here for at least 6 months and then you file in Texas, then most likely CA will still have jurisdiction to make custody orders. However, if you move to Texas and you are there for more than 6 months with the kids and then file a custody action, then Texas would have jurisdiction. However, there is a possibility that Texas would give up its authority to CA if it believed CA was a better place to decide who has custody. If you leave CA with the kids you should make sure that you have father's consent to the move in writing.
Q. Can I request the court to talk to my 5 year old child?
A: If you are currently involved in a court custody proceeding, you can ask the court to appoint minor's counsel for your child and then your child can discuss with that attorney what he or she has observed. The minor's counsel is another attorney in the case who can investigate, discuss the issues with the parents and counsel. The minor's counsel is not, however, an evaluator and is not supposed to make any recommendations to the court. You can also ask the court if a social worker at the court can interview your child.
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Contact & Map
Feinberg & Waller, APC
9440 Santa Monica Blvd #301
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Telephone: (818) 201-2978
Feinberg & Waller, APC
23501 Park Sorrento #103
Calabasas, CA 91302
Telephone: (818) 201-2978