"Richard is, simply, the best family law attorney. Although I am an attorney licensed in CA and NY, I needed help from someone that understood the complexities involved in domestic abuse divorce and interstate child custody.
After interviewing numerous persons, I instantly recognized that Richard was perfect because he not only knew the law but had compassion for me and my children. He understood what we were going through, and began a course of action that involved gentle guidance and vigorous, professional representation. I felt understood and well cared-for, which was so important. Richard and his paralegal, Sheelah, provided excellent service at all times. And Richard’s steady presence throughout court proceedings brought peace to an otherwise tumultuous time. I wholeheartedly recommend Richard to anyone facing family law issues." – A.B.
Compassionate & Seasoned
"Richard Helzberg is a compassionate and seasoned attorney.
Richard understands that legal issues are difficult and complex, especially for those who are seeking help.
I felt understood and listened to in my meetings and he was quick to get the nuance of our discussion without labor.
Richard reminds me of a southern gentleman and his demeanor in court is convincing and steady. Richard established a cordial relationship with opposing counsel and was a pleasure to work with. He skilfully prevented an unwarranted attempt to obtain a restraining order against me.
I would recommend him to anyone who needs help in family law when it really counts."
Rest Assured Feeling Confident
"There are few events in life more painful than divorce. The most important thing to know during this time is to have a plan, a cogent plan that is in writing and holds all parties accountable. Going through a legal process during a time of extreme emotion is easier said than done!
Richard is not my first family law attorney, though I wish that I had been acquainted with Richard from the beginning of my divorce proceedings. Not only is he a seasoned professional well versed in the intricacies of navigating the Marin county family courts, he is a wonderful, caring person as well. I can rest assured feeling confident that he has my family’s best interest at heart.
Always. I have recommended Richard to friends who are also sadly going through divorce, and in every instance, his leadership and advice has been received with utter gratitude and relief."
Navigating the Courts
“When my case moved from another jurisdiction to Marin, I hired Richard as my new lawyer. Almost immediately, the case went from being a stressful nightmare to one that was handled calmly, rationally, and intelligently. Richard's knowledge of the local courts and his quick (and correct) assessment of the character of my ex allowed me to stop dreading every court appearance. He always kept me focused on the big picture, and kept the best interests of my children in mind.
I can't say enough about how fortunate I was to have had him represent me.”
—M.B., Fairfax, CA
Father & Daughter Reunited
The Long Haul
“Richard stayed with me for 6 and one-half years, with a divorce primarily focused on the custody of our children.
At the end of the day, I had gone from visitation every other weekend to having legal and physical custody and both children with me 100% of the time.
His investment in my belief that the children needed to be in my custody and persistence through plenty of adversity and obstacles is the only reason it happened.”
—R.G., San Rafael, CA
“Since my divorce in 2004, Richard Helzberg has represented me through one of the most complex and dynamic custody cases imaginable.
He is always available to address unexpected twists with a level head and sound advice. He presents very well in court, and the results have been consistently in my favor.”
—A.D., Petaluma, CA
“Richard Helzberg has represented me since my divorce in 2004. My case has been complex from the beginning, and the custody aspects have intensified as things have progressed.
Mr. Helzberg has been consistent yet flexible, changing his approach to match the evolving demands of my case.
He is well-connected and has often exercised his credibility and respect within the legal community to my advantage.”
“Richard Helzberg has been my family law attorney since 2002. What I had hoped to be a quick six month divorce turned into a 5 year ordeal.
Richard has been there every step of the way. He has patiently stepped me through the legal process, answered all my questions and really has my families best interest at heart.
I've had to go to mediation several times and he has totally prepared me ahead of time, which gave me the advantage and helped me get what I needed for my children.
I would recommend Richard Helzberg to anyone who needs a good, caring and competent family law attorney.”
—W. A., San Rafael, CA
My Son is Excelling
“Richard, I will always remember the 1 st day we met and you gave me a book to read ... [my son] was only in preschool and now he is an honors student in 6th grade just as happy as can be. I need to thank you for always being there, for your patience, hard work, and dedication and keeping me grounded. I always felt safe and reassured that you would present our case with strength and honor ... and you always did. You never let us down because of you my son is excelling, he is happy and super sweet as can be. You helped me gain stability and a solid foundation for [my son] to feel safe and loved. I will be forever grateful to you.”
Letter from Mexico
“Richard, excuse me for not even yesterday I said goodbye to you, as it should do and not thanked you for all you have done for me...GOD BLESS YOU!!!”