Advocates For Bay Area Families For Over 34 Years
Certified Family Law Specialist And Mediator
“Law must be stable,” said American legal scholar Roscoe Pound. “Yet it cannot stand still.”
To be successful, a family law attorney must remain on the cutting edge of the ever-evolving domestic relations laws in California. At the same time, he or she must possess the experience and insight to offer rock-solid legal counsel that will stand the test of time.
Meet San Francisco lawyer Cheryl A. Sena. She has been representing individuals and families throughout the Bay Area and beyond for the past 34 years. Certified in family law by the California State Bar Association and a highly respected mediator, she provides clients with a powerful blend of analysis, empathy and strategy.
CHERYL A. SENA
Quite simply, there is no substitute for experience. Family law attorney Cheryl A. Sena has been practicing in San Francisco for more than 30 years as a certified mediator and collaborative lawyer. An extensive lecturer in family law, Ms. Sena has become one…
Combining Recognition With Relationships
Ms. Sena has been honored with inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers in 2005, 2008-2022. She also holds Avvo’s highest possible rating of 10.0 Superb and regularly appears on both TV and radio programs.
Ms. Sena has been honored with inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers in 2005 and 2008-2022. She also holds Avvo’s highest possible rating of 10.0 Superb and regularly appears on both TV and radio programs.
L.S., posted on Yelp.com
“I had seen Cheryl several years earlier for my divorce, and she helped me tremendously during that difficult process so I recently went to Cheryl to draw up a premarital contract before my upcoming wedding. I only had about a month and a half before my wedding and in my ignorance of the law and process, I had no idea I was in such a time crunch. Cheryl was swift and walked me through the process. She was able to help me get it drawn up and finalized before the big day. I was extremely happy with Cheryl and would recommend her to anyone looking for a great family Lawyer.”
S.M., posted on Yelp.com
“I was recently involved in an extraordinarily complicated and acrimonious divorce. After unsuccessfully using another attorney, I hired Ms. Sena and was immediately impressed by her ability to understand the subtleties of the case and to concentrate on the big picture. She did a great job of helping me understand the law (theory and practice) as well as helping me understand my options at each stage. She was compassionate but set realistic expectations and kept me focused on getting what I really wanted.
She was excellent in dealing with extremely complex financial issues (tracing separate property, retirement accounts, temporary and permanent support) and custody issues (school choice, schedules, transportation, legal, and physical custody).
I can’t thank her enough for her help and would recommend her to anyone who finds themselves in a complex or contentious divorce.”
N.O., posted on Yelp.com
“When my wife and I found ourselves “stuck” using a mediator to help us navigate our divorce we decided to hire separate lawyers. We were both very committed that even though we were facing difficult and painful decisions, that we did not want to ‘lose control’ of the process and simply turn matters over to two litigators. When my doctor highly recommended Cheryl to me, I met with her and found her to be smart, approachable, creative and committed to finding solutions that would bring our marriage to an end in as respectful and uncontentious manner as possible. Cheryl was determined to find a solution to some very complicated problems we faced in ‘unwinding’ our marriage. She worked brilliantly and creatively with me as her client and with the attorney my wife chose. I feel like she truly heard my concerns and was able to remain calm, grounded, creative and yet appropriately protective of my interests as she efficiently negotiated our settlement.
Divorce is a rough process under any circumstances, and particularly so where there are children and complicated financial matters that must be addressed. Cheryl truly helped me (and us) find a way to the best solution possible.”
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Even more important than her numerous accolades, Ms. Sena takes the time to develop real relationships with her clients. She takes a direct, personal approach to resolving each person’s family law concerns. From child custody disputes and spousal support issues to same-sex divorce and property division, you can count on her to diligently protect your interests.