Gonsalves & Kozachenko



I advise clients on family law and estate planning matters, including divorce, child and spousal support, and child custody and visitation as well as drafting wills and trusts.

Before joining Gonsalves & Kozachenko, I worked for five years for California State Senator Christine Kehoe at the State Capitol in Sacramento. In my role as a legislative aide, I was responsible for advising and assisting the Senator with all aspects of the legislative process, including analyzing and reporting on pending legislation, negotiating legislative language with various other parties, researching public policy, and preparing talking points and background materials for the Senator’s speeches on the Senate floor, committee meetings and elsewhere. During my time at the Capitol, I had to work and become acquainted with many of the key figures in Sacramento such as other members of California legislature and their staffs, members of the governor’s staff, committee staff, interest groups and lobbyists.

I received my undergraduate degree from UC Davis in 2007 in Political Science and History. I received my J.D. from the McGeorge School of Law in 2012, attending school at night while working full time for Senator Kehoe.


Family Law

  • Marital Dissolution
  • Spousal & Child Support
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Division of property, including:
    • Real Property
    • Personal Property
    • Bank Accounts
    • Investment, retirement and other financial accounts

Estate Planning & Probate

  • Drafting trusts and wills
  • Representing and advising clients in probate proceedings
  • Preparing trust administration petitions 


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA, 2012 J.D.

University of California, Davis, CA 2006 B.A.


State Bar of California, 2012

Contact Information

Cheryl Kozachenko

2201 Walnut Avenue, Suite 220

Fremont, CA 94538

Main: (510) 770-3900

Fax: (510) 657-9876


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