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San Jose Family Law and Bankruptcy Lawyer

Cathay Fulton Ericksen

Cathay Fulton Ericksen

Sole Practitioner
San Jose, California

Cathay Fulton Ericksen has practiced law for more than twenty years in San Jose, California. She works in two main areas — family law — and bankruptcy — and also accepts probate and small business cases. Ms. Ericksen believes that attorneys should give clients immediate, personal attention and tailor legal services to the clients' individual needs. She is available after normal working hours and on weekends to accommodate the often hectic schedules of clients.

Family Law: Cathay Ericksen handles family law matters including divorce, custody, support, property division, guardianships, and conservatorships. Ms. Ericksen recognizes that clients going rough family law disputes are involved in a difficult process which often includes significant financial and/or emotional stress. She strives to provide the legal services needed by clients without forcing them to incur unnecessary fees and costs.

Bankruptcy: Cathay Ericksen has years of experience in representing individuals who need to obtain a financial fresh start by filing for relief in bankruptcy. Her office is currently helping many clients save their homes and, in some cases, "stripping" a second mortgage or home equity line off the property and turning it into an unsecured debt, which can then be discharged. Ms. Ericksen will meet with clients on a rush basis if emergency filings are needed to save homes scheduled to be sold at a trustee's auction. Saturday and evening appointments are available on request.

Areas of Practice

  • Family
  • Bankruptcy
  • Probate
  • Small Business

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • California
  • U.S. District Court


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Cum Laude
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Summa Cum Laude
    • Major: Sociology
  • Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • National Assoc. of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • California Bar Association, Member
  • Wisconsin Bar Association, Member

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