Custody and Visitation in a COVID-19 World

Even in good times, and times of certainty, co-parenting, custody and visitation can be challenging, and often adversarial. Now in the COVID-19 world, there now appears to be a very strong basis for justifying the refusal of custody and timeshare…But is there really?

Cohabitants Beware

Regardless of whether they have a romantic or sexual relationship, is cohabitators beware. Before you hand your apartment keys over to your friend or lover, it is good practice to make sure you understand what you could be facing down the road. We suggest you consult with an attorney if any of these situations apply to you and a significant other.


BEWARE OF TAX SCAMMERS DURING COVID-19 The IRS is reminding taxpayers to make sure they follow official IRS guidance and social media, especially right now during the COVID-19 pandemic. The IRS official guidance and social media will be the best resource for finding...

Good News for Social Security Recipients!! – CARES Act in Response to COVID-19

Good News for Social Security Recipients!! – CARES Act in Response to COVID-19 Initially, under the CARES Act, social security recipients were going to have to file income tax returns, even if they normally did not have a tax return filing requirement. However, after...


At Mendes Weed, LLP, our priority continues to be the health and safety of our staff, clients and community. Due to rising concerns over the spread of COVID-19 and to help combat the spread of this virus the team at Mendes Weed, LLP will be working remotely until further notice.

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Our team will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves. We will share updates as to when we anticipate reopening the office. We will do our best to ensure that this decision does not delay or hinder any work on client matters; however, we are also aware that in these unusual times, families (including our own) are impacted with children home from day care/school, working remotely and closed businesses.

If you have any questions about your individual matter, or if you need to speak with the office, you may call (925) 390-3222 and schedule a telephonic or Zoom appointment. 

Thank you for your support and understanding during this time.


We are your law firm for life. Through lifedivorcedeath, and taxes, you can count on partners Christina Weed and Lisa Mendes to be there for your legal needs.

Driven by a shared passion to help individuals, families, and businesses, Mendes Weed, LLP assists clients with business, tax, trust, and family law issues in Walnut Creek, the East Bay, and the entire San Francisco Bay Area. As a boutique law firm, we have years of successfully securing a solid and healthy future for clients like you through legal and emotional support.

Call us now to talk to talented East Bay lawyers who will aggressively defend your rights and represent your interests.

We Handle Complex Tax, Trust, and Family Law Cases

The Partners of Mendes Weed LLP, are your dedicated advocates in family, tax, and estate legal matters. We help our clients keep their families, businesses, investments, and their futures, safe and protected. Their full bios are here.

Lisa Mendes is a licensed attorney, with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). Family attorney Walnut Creek. She is an active member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA), specifically in the Family Law, Women’s, Tax and Estate Planning Sections.

Attorney Christina Weed is a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law by the State Bar of California. She also has an LL.M. in Taxation and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy. She serves as Chair of the Tax Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association.

Federal & State Tax Law and Litigation

Going up against the government is intimidating for most taxpayers. Fortunately, litigation is where taxation meets representation.

Estate Planning, Probate, & Trusts

Protect your family’s future. Trusts, estate plans, and wills require careful consideration to avoid probate or bitter litigation.

Divorce, Custody, and Family Law

There are very few things in life which are more stressful than family matters like divorce, custody, and dividing finances. We can help.

We handle the difficult cases.

Court Case Experienced

If you must go to court, our experienced San Francisco lawyers will be right there with you. Mendes Weed has successfully litigated complex cases in federal, state and county courts.

Complex Case Ready

When challenged, you’ll need a law firm with the experience and ability to handle the most difficult of cases. Our attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area handle complex issues in tax, trust and estates, divorce, child custody, and domestic violence.

Completely Confidential

Complex and high profile cases require extra care and discreet handling by a skilled lawyer. Our attorneys take extra measures to protect your privacy and ensure confidentiality.

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Mendes Weed, LLP is located in Walnut Creek and serves clients around the Bay Area. For your convenience, we also have offices in OAKLAND and Sacramento by appointment only.

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Phone: 925.390.3222

Fax: 925.301.8667


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Walnut Creek Main Office

1990 N. California Boulevard
Suite 1020
Walnut Creek, CA 94596


 (925) 390-3222

Oakland Office

66 Franklin Street
Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94607


(510) 822-2770