Barbara Suskind, Esq., CFLS

Certified Family Law Specialist
Walnut Creek, California 94596


Areas Of Practice

Child Custody
Child Support Modification
Divorce Modification and Enforcement


In practice since 1982, Barbara Suskind has dedicated her practice in the Family Law community. She is a certified Family Law Specialist and is highly active in the Family Law Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. Her practice specializes in the areas of Mediation, Special Master, Private Judge and Referee.

Certified Family Law Specialist

Northern California SuperLawyer

2004 through 2011

What Is Arbitration?

Arbitration is a fast way to get a decision when you are in a dispute. Arbitration is more flexible and less formal than court. Usually, an arbitration can be scheduled faster than a trial. Sometimes, if the parties want, arbitrators can decide things that judges are not allowed to decide.

Arbitration is like a trial but less formal. In arbitration, two sides present their evidence to an arbitrator. The arbitrator decides who wins and who loses. An arbitrator does the job that a judge or jury would normally do in court.


3478 Buskirk Ave., Ste. 1000

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523


Phone: 925-372-4830

Fax:     925-957-0703

E-mail: [email protected]

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Description: Guest Editor, Contra Costa Lawyer August, 2004 Author of With Whom Shall This Child Live? Contra Costa Lawyer 1994 Independent Living Skills Program Advisory Committee, CCC Children & Family Services 2004