Dennis Holtz

Holtz Law

Family Lawyer | Serving San Rafael, CA

Free Consultation

54 Mark Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

Trust. Commitment. Professionalism.

It is not the structure of a family but rather the quality of relationships within it that are most important. We assess our client’s situation realistically, while being careful to present options that help them make clear decisions based on facts. There are many different tools and options available to assist in making seamless transitions as a family changes shape.

Our goal is to tailor solutions that fit our client’s needs. We work diligently to facilitate constructive change. That change should be efficient and effective.

Being a problem solver is a foundational skill of any good attorney. People hire lawyers because they either have a problem, or are trying to avoid one. We help find solutions even when none are immediately apparent.

Not all problems are the same. Problem solving goes beyond good ideas that have worked in the past; it’s a skill that allows us to sometimes think creatively, finding solutions that are tailored to meet a client’s particular needs.

It’s often the small, unnoticed details that can make or break a case. We ask questions because we aren’t satisfied with accepting surface information. We know there may be more facts underneath the evidence presented. Our inquisitive nature pushes us to uncover that information.

We know for a fact that a positive outcome depends on our belief in ourselves and in lighting every corner of a case. Our success depends on it.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Annulment
  • Appeals
  • Business Valuations
  • Child Abduction
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Relocation
  • Child Support
  • Civil Harassment Orders
  • Contempt for non-compliance with Court Orders
  • Custody
  • Discovery and Subpoenas For Financial Information
  • Division of Assets
  • Division of Debt
  • Divorce & Divorce Preparation
  • Domestic Violence Related Issues
  • Grandparent Access To Children
  • Jurisdiction Issues
  • Legal Separation
  • Limited Scope Representation
  • Modification of Court Orders
  • Move-Away Cases
  • Parenting Plans
  • Paternity Actions (Testing, Fraud, Parentage Actions)
  • Pet Related Issues
  • Post-Judgment Enforcement
  • Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Property Division
  • Property Valuation
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Same Sex Marriages
  • Second Opinion
  • Spousal Support
  • Stock and Retirement Division
  • Tax Issues
  • Trial
  • Visitation

Call Holtz Law today at 415-785-4129 to arrange a free initial consultation. 

Kara Holtz is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Kara founded the Law Offices of Kara S. Holtz in 2009. Kara began working in family law in 1994 with the Family Violence Law Center where she worked for eight years.

Educated in the Bay Area

Kara graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Double Bachelor of Arts Degree in Legal Studies, focused on the history and philosophy of the law, and Rhetoric. Kara obtained her Juris Doctorate Degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, in combination with completing work in Golden Gate University’s Master in Business Administration Department. Kara also studied law abroad at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

Extensive Litigation Experience

Kara has substantial experience litigating, mediating, and settling all aspects of family law matters. Some attorneys do not handle complex custody, while others do not handle Domestic Violence. Because Family Law is so complex, often times a Client’s case has many facets, and Kara has extensive experience in most all Family Law Matters. Kara has also handled a number of appeals for certain long-time high net worth clients,  who trusted her work product given the long-term relationship. With this experience, Kara is now confident in her abilities to take on her client’s appellate work if required.

Offices Serving the Whole Bay Area

With offices in Marin County and San Mateo County, the Law Offices of Kara S. Holtz has offices servicing the entire Bay Area. The Law Offices of Kara S. Holtz has extensive experience working in the Superior Courts of Marin County, San Mateo County, San Francisco County, Sonoma County, Contra Costa County, Santa Clara County, Shasta County, Siskiyou County, Los Angeles County, and Alameda County. Kara believes it is more important to work with clients and attorneys you trust, than ones that are conveniently located.

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association –
    Family Law Section Member
  • State Bar of California
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Marin County Bar Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • Certified Domestic Violence Advocate,
    Family Violence Law Center
  • The California Supreme Court
    Historical Society
  • The Cal Alumni Association

San Rafael

54 Mark Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

Redwood City 

303 Twin Dolphin Drive, 6th Floor
Redwood City, CA 94065


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