Why Family Law Center

Welcome to Family Law Center!
Family Law Center is a dynamic, well-established Sacramento, divorce and family law firm serving the Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, and El Dorado County areas, dedicated exclusively to the practice of divorce and family law. We are one of the most esteemed legal firms in Northern California and our well-known, well-respected team of attorneys are highly skilled, family law specialists whose experiences are vast. We offer a variety of divorce services including but not limited to divorce mediation; child custody mediation; collaborative practice; family law representation and litigation.

Well-Established, Central Location
Carol Delzer founded the firm, originally called Delzer and Associates, in 1991. In 2004, the firm name was changed to Family Law Center to reflect the company’s specialty. We have been at our current site near Watt Avenue and Arden Way for over 10 years, in a complex housing both attorneys and therapists. Our central location offers easy accessibility to both Highway 80 and Highway 50.

Best Mediator in Town
Carol Delzer is considered the best Family Law attorney-mediator in the greater Northern California area. She is a leader in the Sacramento Community and in the family law field. Carol is a Certified Family Law Specialist, a licensed Marriage Family Therapist since 1994, a private Settlement Conference Judge and a Real Estate Broker. She is also a well-acclaimed author. Her book 8 Weeks to Collaborative Co-Parenting is widely used as a reference and a learning tool for co-parenting couples, and her most recent book, Divorce Done Easier, is being used by professionals throughout the US.

Experienced Team of Attorneys
Our other attorneys also claim a diverse litany of experience. Mark Johannessen is a Certified Family Law Specialist, a member of the Sacramento County Collaborative Practice Group, and a Settlement Conference Judge for the Yolo and Sacramento County Courts. Mark is a Council Member of the West Sacramento City Council. He holds an MBA in Taxation and is a California Certified Public Accountant (inactive). James Tiehm is a compassionate, caring litigator with experience in all aspects of family law, including same-sex dissolutions of marriage, child custody and support matters, and domestic violence issues. James is an active participant in the Sacramento County 1-Day Divorce Workshops and is a board member of Sacramento’s LGBT Bar Association.

Warm, Caring Staff
We treat you with respect and compassion. From the moment you contact us, our Family Law Center staff greets you with warm courtesy. You can be assured that you will receive the attentive care and compassion you deserve. Our staff understands that family law matters can be a very emotional and traumatic time in your life and that you need someone you can count on. Our staff will take care of you in a respectful and considerate manner.

Mission Statement
Our Family Law Center team of attorneys and staff members takes great pride in fulfilling our Mission Statement:
“We are a family law team who serve in a compassionate and professional manner. Our goal is to change the way people obtain a divorce or co-parent plan. We help people resolve conflict in a meaningful and satisfying way.”