Author Archives: Charles Spiegel

Charlie Spiegel's San Francisco practice includes divorce and custody mediation, adoption and real estate matters. Charlie served as Co-Chair of the National Board of Lambda Legal, and was a founding Executive Director of Our Family, the bay area's LGBT family organization. Charlie has had 20 years of wide experience in real estate since graduating New York University School of Law with honors, He received a Fammy award from San Francisco's Jewish Family & Children's Services in 2009 for his advocacy for families. He has lived and raised his family in the bay area since just before the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.

Enormous election loss

We need not to lose track that margins of victory were razor thin in the presidential race (20,000 votes in Wisconsin, 70,000 votes in Pennsylvania) and that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote nationwide. That means that more than half those who voted nationally believe what we believe. Third party candidates got 10 times the […]

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Here’s how you can help change the world

Dear Families and Friends, After September 11, 2001, I didn’t know how to parent my then 4-year old daughter if the country’s tallest skyscrapers could be made to “fall down.” A wise educator gave me advice I followed for many years, explaining we had to provide our children with the illusion of security, and as […]

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Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, San Francisco

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Professional Advisors Series, “Marriage Matters – Nuanced Advising of LGBTQ Clients in Relationships”

See the event on horizonsfoundation.org When: October 27, 2016 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Where: Transamerica Pyramid, 48th Floor Transamerica Pyramid 600 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111 Cost: Free The Supreme Court’s marriage equality rulings were game-changes for the LGBTQ community. However, navigating tax, estate, and legal issues still requires special expertise and […]

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Tips for LGBT Divorce Work (California)

By Ann Buscho, Ph.D and Charlie Spiegel, Esq. for Collaborative Practice California. Some wonder if now 1 year after the US Supreme Court extended marriage equality nationwide, if our practices with same gender couples divorcing are now all the same as with mixed gender (straight) couples? Here are some tips of some of the things […]

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The Family Law Section of the Barristers Club presents Premarital Agreements in California with Charles Spiegel

Speakers Charles Spiegel Charlie Spiegel Law Topics • How psychotherapy and Mediation can assist in creating, drafting, and executing a Pre-Marital Agreement in California. • Basics of California Family Law as it applies to Pre-Marital Agreements • How to counsel clients on whether they should ask for a Pre-Marital Agreement prior to marriage. • The […]

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Charlie Spiegel interviewed on KQED – What Happens to San Francisco’s Recycling Once It Leaves the Curb?

Take a trip to Recology’s Recycle Central, where San Francisco’s waste is sorted and sent off for processing. This week on Bay Curious, we answer a question from Noe Valley resident Charlie Spiegel, who wondered where his recycling ends up. Charlie Spiegel is one of those people obsessed with getting recycling right. “Like the peanut […]

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Noe Valley Guide – 2016 Edition

Guide to San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood and membership directory for Noe Valley Merchants & Professionals Association. Charles Spiegal is a member of the Merchants & Professionals Association. View the 2016 Noe Valley Guide

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Ruth Spiegal Dies at 88

Ruth Helen Weinstein Spiegel died Oct. 22 at the Cohen-Rosen Residence at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville, Md., according to her family. She was 88 and died of “old age” her family said. Two of Spiegel’s three sons were gay and she had “multiple LGBT descendants” according to her son, Charles Spiegel […]

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Legal Issues Series, Part 1: LGBTQ Family Protections

Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 10 AM – 2 PM Children’s Council 445 Church St, San Francisco, California 94114 Legal life post-marriage equality: Legal experts discuss what the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling does – and does not – provide for. We’ll also get updates on the status of other California state and federal laws […]

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