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A Dedicated Family Lawyer in San Francisco, California

Focused on helping you and your family

Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption, experiencing the pain of marital conflict or facing another legal issue close to home, Arlene Kostant listens to your needs, understands your concerns and helps you reach solutions to your legal problems.

Arlene Kostant has served families in the San Francisco Bay Area for 33 years. Arlene provides legal services across a wide spectrum of areas, including:

  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Child support modification and enforcement
  • Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements


Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but when something goes wrong, there is a chance of substantial heartache. Arlene Kostant assists families with the complex legal process of adoption, so you can feel secure about your child’s future well-being.


Divorce is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. Arlene Kostant helps you establish fair and equitable spousal support so you can continue to live as comfortably as you did before your marriage ended.

Child custody and visitation

For every parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. Arlene Kostant advocates for your parental rights so you can raise your children in an appropriate and healthy home.

Child support

Both parents share the responsibility of raising a child. Arlene Kostant helps ensure your child receives the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing.

Child support modification and enforcement

Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either parent experiences a significant change in financial circumstances, Arlene Kostant can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.


Throughout your divorce, Arlene Kostant stands by you. She accompanies you through mediation or a collaborative divorce — including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.


Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. Arlene Kostant can help you obtain the most favorable divorce settlement using mediation.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can eventually lead to divorce. Arlene Kostant expects the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Experienced family law representation you can trust in San Francisco, California

For assistance with any family law matter, call Arlene Kostant at 415-433-2863 or contact her online to schedule an appointment.