Category Archives: Charles Spiegel

Press Release: Our Family Coalition Celebrates 21 Years

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION April 24, 2017 CONTACT: Polly Pagenhart, Policy & Communications Director (415) 981-1960, polly@ourfamily.org OUR FAMILY COALITION CELEBRATES 21 YEARS ADVOCATING FOR LGBTQ FAMILIES AT NIGHT OUT GALA Congresswoman Barbara Lee, AT&T CA President Ken McNeely, and Noe Valley Attorney Charlie Spiegel to be honored SAN FRANCISCO – On Friday, May […]

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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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Prenup is not a Dirty Word: Marrying and Registering with Heart and Smarts

I will be presenting at this workshop : Marriage. It’s in the air. And in the courts. And all over the press. Marriage is a civil right, marriage is romantic …. and marriage is a contract with your partner. Unless you specify otherwise, the terms of the contract are pre-written by the state. This contract […]

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Marital Planning Post Perry, Windsor

from Marital Planning Post Perry, Windsor  blog post by Charles Spiegel at The Bay Area Reporter The Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry means that same-gender couples in California can choose to marry, or not. The knowledge that marriage equality for same-gender couples in California is here to stay means that we finally […]

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Adoption Advice after Windsor and Perry

Analysis of the two US Supreme Court LGBT rights decision (Windsor and Perry).  In short, I think their positive effect on adoption is in states where marriages are legal, including in the future after California marriages begin again this summer, largely because all federal rights will be equally available to same gender married couples. As […]

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Supreme Court consideration of Prop 8

Our local LGBT weekly newspaper, www.ebar.com, is providing a wide range of coverage as we await the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decisions. Last issue included articles about how our advocates rightly argue for our case, and how the City is prepared to issue, and how couples can get, marriage licenses and then married, if that […]

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From Criminals to Newlyweds in 10 Years

Ten years ago, Lambda Legal won an historic Supreme Court victory in Lawrence v. Texas, overturning all remaining state sodomy laws. This month, the Court will rule on two important marriage cases and its holdings will no doubt rest upon the decision in Lawrence and, if victorious, further clarify the rights to freedom and equality […]

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Charles Spiegel elected to Board of Directors – KidsTurn, CPCal

In the fall 2012, I was elected to the Board of Directors of KidsTurn Kids’ Turn is the only organization of its kind. Based in San Francisco, we are the only nonprofit organization providing a comprehensive and proven program for children and family members who are affected by familial separation. To learn more about KidsTurn visit […]

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Lavender Law Workshop

Saturday August 25 10:45a.m – 12:15p.m Washingtin D.C   http://www.lgbtbar.org/annual/program/concurrent-workshops/

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Kids in the Castro 2

http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=5215

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  • Contact Charles Spiegel

    Main Office and Mailing Address: 1102 Sanchez St
    San Francisco, CA 94114

    (415) 644-4555 CharlesSpiegelLaw@gmail.com

    Also Seeing Clients:
    at 870 Market St., S.F., Ca.
    and in Montclair (Oakland)
    and in Orinda.

    LinkedIn Profile

  • About Charles Spiegel

    Charlie Spiegel's San Francisco practice includes prenuptial planning, divorce and custody mediation, adoption, surrogacy 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. He served on the Board of Directors for KidsTurn.org and Collaborative Practice California; and and now serves on the Board of CP-SF.com.

    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 SF Bay Area since just before the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.