Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Caroline Forbes
The primary focus of Attorney Forbes law practice is family law. Attorney Forbes provides services in mediated and collaborative divorce, child custody, child support, adoptions, guardianships, arrearages and contempt of court defense. Call Attorney Forbes today.
Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Support
The law offices services clients in Santa Clara, Alameda and San Mateo counties.
Caroline specializes in collaborative and mediated divorce. The old way of helping families through divorce was adversarial, which has resulted in family law attorneys collecting huge fees and earning an unfortunate reputation in the process. Caroline believes in helping families of all ethnicities, orientations and socioeconomic standings to get the orders they need without paying huge fees and incurring emotional strife for themselves and their children. When we collaborate or mediate, the process becomes streamlined, succinct and effective. Caroline brings a strong background in clinical social work, public child welfare (Child Protective Services) and domestic violence advocacy to her law practice.
Caroline Forbes was born in San Francisco and raised in Montecito. She attended Santa Catalina School for Girls and then received her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She earned a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) at California State University at Stanislaus, with an emphasis on public child welfare/child protection, and graduated with a perfect grade point average. She later earned licensure and is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She worked for ten years in Child Protective Services, including Adoptions. Caroline graduated from Monterey College of Law in 2007 and passed the Bar examination in 2008, all while working full time as a social worker. Caroline served as court appointed counsel for all dependent children of the Juvenile Court in San Benito county and is currently a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) for court dependents in Santa Clara County. The primary focus of her law practice is family law. Caroline practices in divorce, child custody, child support, adoptions and guardianships.