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Compassionate & Assertive Representation

When you are faced with a divorce, child custody, support or other family law dispute, you need to know your options in order to select an approach that best meets your needs and the needs of your family. At Terre Family Law, Inc, our attorneys are experienced litigators, but we also know how to use mediation and cooperative approaches to resolve family law issues. Attorney Carla Boyd Terre is a Certified Family Law Specialist* and an AV Preeminent** attorney. Additionally, she was named one of Northern California’s “Rising Stars” nine years in a row by Super Lawyers Magazine. Attorney Carla Hernandez Castillo is also a Certified Family Law Specialist*.

We focus our practice exclusively on divorce and family law matters. Though we can protect your interests in divorce litigation, we prefer cooperative solutions when possible such as mediation, negotiation and other cooperative approaches. Because our firm understands that every case is unique, we take the time to get to know our clients as individuals, learning about their goals so that we can craft specific solutions to divorce, child custody, visitation, support and property issues. We emphasize regular and candid communication, keeping clients informed at all stages of the process.

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

  • Family Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appeals
  • Child Support and Spousal Support (Alimony)
  • Mediation
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Paternity
  • Parentage
  • Property Division
  • Registered Domestic Partnerships
  • Same Sex/LGBTQ Family Law
  • Step-Parent Adoptions
  • Termination of Parental Rights

Call 707-575-7765 today to arrange your initial consultation. 

­­­Attorney Carla Boyd Terre

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 2003


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • JD - 05/2003
  • Mills College, Oakland, California
    • B.A. - 05/2000
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: English

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Super Lawyer, 2020 and 2021
  • CALI Award for Excellence, Community Property, 2002
  • CALI Award for Excellence, Family Law, 2003
  • CALI Award for Excellence, Children's Rights, 2001
  • Rated “AV Preeminent”, Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
  • Named one of Northern California’s “Rising Stars” ten years in a row by Super Lawyer’s Magazine
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Family Law Steering Committee, 2021 to Present
  • Family Law Best Practices Committee, Member, 2009 to 2015
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member, 2009 to Present
  • Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire (CCRE), Officer, Board of Directors, 2008 to 2010
  • Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire (CCRE), Participating Member, 2007 to 2011
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), Member, 2007 to 2011
  • Family Law Committee, President, 2009
  • Family Law Committee, Vice President, 2008
  • Family Law Committee, Secretary, 2007
  • Family Law Bench/Bar Committee, Member, Family Law Court and Bar Committee, 2005 to 2009
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Family Law Representative on the Board of Directors, 2008
  • Sonoma County Women in Law, Member, 2009 to Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, President, 2015
  • Family Law Advisory Commission of the State Bar of California, Member, Commissioner, 2013 to 2016
  • Family Law Advisory Commission, Commissioner, 2014 to 201
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Board of Directors, President, 2015
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Board of Directors, Vice-President, 2014
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Board of Directors, Treasurer, 2013
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Board of Directors, Secretary, 2012
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Board of Directors, Director at Large, 2010 to 2011
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Board of Directors, Director, 2010 to 2016

­­­Attorney Carla Hernandez Castillo

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 2013


  • Empire College School of Law, Santa Rosa, California
    • J.D. - 2011
  • University of California-Davis
    • B.S. - 2007
    • Major: Sociology with an emphasis in Law and Society
    • Minor: Chicano/a Studies

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Sonoma County Bar Association, 2013 to Present
  • Sonoma County Board of Directors, 2015 to Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Family Law Education, Committee Member, 2014 to Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Family Law Education, Committee Vice-Chair, 2017 to Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Education Committee Member, 2014 to 2016
  • Sonoma County Bar Association Barristers Club, 2013 to 2017
  • Sonoma County Bar Association Barristers Club, President, 2015 to 2017
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2018 to Present
  • Sonoma County Women in Law, Board of Directors, 2015 to Present
  • Sonoma County Women in Law, Board of Directors, President, 2016
  • Barristers Club, President, 2013 to Present
  • Barristers Club, Chair, 2015 to 2017
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Special Events Committee Chair, 2018 to Present
  • Listening for a Change Board of Directors, 2017 to Present

­­­Attorney Janessa McCune


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D.
  • U.C. Irvine, Irvine, California
    • B.A. Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • California State Bar, Member
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Member
  • Sonoma County Women in Law, Board of Directors, Membership Chair

Carla Hernandez Castillo

“Just wanted to thank you for everything you have done, I know it’s your job, but the extra mile you went to further explain things and make sure I understood everything was really helpful. I was so lost when I walked into your office for our first meeting. So thank you very much to you and all of your friendly staff in your office!”

– A. B.

“I have been working with them for a couple years now and it has been a lifesaver. I had Carla Hernandez Castillo representing me and she has been fantastic. My ex and I were never married and he is a spot on narcissist. My case has been a lesson in patience and with Carla’s guidance, I did not go crazy and eventually the courts are seeing things clearly. It is a long road, lots of detours, lots of clarifying of orders and having the legal system used against me – but finally steps in the right direction. Going through the legal process with a spiteful ex is tough enough on your own, but having Terre Law walk me through everything, clarifying orders, working with high conflict counselors and co parent coordinators – I am seeing progress. They have not steered me in the wrong direction, have had patience with my never ending questions and concerns, and always responded in a timely manner. I highly suggest working with them!”

– Kristen G.

Carla Boyd Terre

I hired Carla Terre Boyd in the middle of a contentious divorce. I had been in the process of divorce for several months when I found Carla. She was an absolute life saver. Carla listened to me. She listened to me attentively and made me feel heard. Carla made me feel as if I were her most important client from the very first time we interacted. I knew she heard me because she immediately took action and started addressing the key areas of concern that I had. She also made me aware of important factors that I had not previously considered. She was focused and sharp every time we interacted. It felt great to have such a consummate professional in my corner. I highly recommend Carla Terre Boyd to anyone in need of a family law attorney. Her office staff are a pleasure to work with and Carla herself is at the top of her game. I will always be grateful to Carla for helping me through one of the most difficult periods of my life.

– Joe W.

One of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life was my decision to retain Carla Boyd Terre’s services. Carla was magnificent. She did her homework on my case, which was complex and clearly going to be a long and contentious struggle. She was so thoughtful, understanding, and conscious of all of the minor details of my son’s circumstances that there were times that I marveled that she had other clients to whom I’m sure she was giving just as much of her focus and dedication. She really made me and my wife feel like we were her only clients even though her calendar was absolutely full! I honestly don’t know how she managed. Her counsel was always insightful. She was not afraid to give sobering analysis of our prospects, regardless of whether or not we were pleased to hear it. She prepared us for every scenario, in court and out, and she herself was always impeccably prepared. She was extraordinarily mindful of the chargeable time she spent on our case and did everything she could to minimize our expenses, always sympathetic and understanding of the fact that I am not a man of means. And when the time came for her to dig in and fight, when negotiation had failed and there was no other option, she was tough and dogged, single minded in her dedication to achieving the just and desired outcome. Meeting Carla was a life changer for me, and a life saver for my son. Carla Boyd Terre is the very best that Sonoma County has to offer. In the words of my former attorney: if you want the best, save yourself the trouble and call Carla!

– Sadik B.

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