Vanessa Candelaria

Vanessa Candelaria

Committed to helping you protect your family!
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • California
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Throughout her legal career, Vanessa has practiced exclusively in family law. With her legal training and knowledge, she provides compassion and advocacy for her clients. Vanessa’s experience working on a broad spectrum of family law matters include divorce, pre-divorce counseling and planning, premarital agreements, complex marital property issues, high conflict child custody disputes, child and spousal support issues and domestic violence prevention and defense. Vanessa protects her clients’ assets and the best interests of her clients and their children. She represents clients in public court and before private judicial officers. In addition, she serves as a consulting attorney for clients who are preparing for divorce, going through the divorce process, are in mediation and who are seeking a second opinion on his or her family law matter.

Prior to earning her Juris Doctorate degree from Golden Gate University School of Law, Vanessa earned dual degrees in English and Psychology and Social Behavior and a minor in Political Science from the University of California – Irvine. While at the University of California – Irvine, Vanessa was the first recipient of the “Most Inspirational Student” Scholarship Award. At Golden Gate University School of Law, Vanessa was accepted into the Honors Lawyering Program and she was a judicial extern the San Francisco Unified Family Court.

Vanessa received excellent training and experience from the well-known and highly respected Bay Area law firms, Fox & Bank LLP and Viola Law Firm, P.C. In 2012, Vanessa completed an intense, weeklong trial training course through the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). She participated in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Mentoring Group from 2010 to 2012 and completed the AAML Trial Practicum in 2016.

Vanessa has been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers List. Each year, no more than 5% of lawyers in the state are selected.

Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Consultations and other services are provided at the hourly rate of each respective attorney. Retainer amounts are determined at the time of consultation and vary depending on the facts of each case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
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  • Cantonese: Spoken, Written
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
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Golden Gate University School of Law
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Professional Associations
State Bar of California
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Websites & Blogs
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Contact & Map
Candelaria PC
1981 N. Broadway
Suite 440
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Telephone: (925) 233-6222
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 PM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 12 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed