Cleek & Elin Attorneys at law

Firm Overview

The Law Offices of Cleek and Elin have been serving Marin County families since 1978.  Because our practice is limited to family law, probate law and estate planning, all of our clients are either individuals or families needing our help.  Our clients’ matters are usually intensely personal and their cases demand prompt, individualized and compassionate attention.

Our partners, Robert J. Cleek and Catherine A. Elin, are highly qualified and experienced practitioners.   Mr. Cleek opened the firm as a solo practitioner in 1978.  Ms. Elin joined the firm in 1994.   The Law Offices of Cleek and Elin recently moved to a new top floor suite in the City Center Building located in the heart of downtown Novato, CA.  Our practice has historically been limited to cases in Marin, Sonoma and San Francisco counties.


Services Provided

Consultation, mediation, litigation, appellate practice, private judging.


Areas of Practice

Family Law:
Divorce, legal separation, property division, marital settlement agreements, child custody and visitation disputes, domestic violence restraining orders, development of co-parenting plans, premarital agreements, child and spousal support modifications, step-parent adoptions, and the preparation of ODROs (qualified domestic relations orders).

Probate and Estate Planning:
Probate litigation, will contests,  conservatorships, guardianships, estate planning, preparation of wills and trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, heath care directives.