Frederick Hertz is an attorney, mediator and author. He speaks and writes often on legal issues facing same-sex couples, and he has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today Show, and NPR's Talk of the Nation. He is regularly quoted as an expert on same-sex dissolutions, and he has been featured in The New York Times, Harper's Magazine, The New York Observer, The Advocate and Out Magazine, among other publications. He was recently described in the Advocate as "one of the nation's leading experts on lesbian and gay divorce." He blogs regularly on the subject of gay divorce on HuffingtonPost, as well as on his own blogsite,

Frederick Hertz graduated from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 1981, and has practiced in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1990. His law practice is limited to formation agreements between unmarried and married couples, co-owners of real property, and family members. He serves as a mediator and arbitrator of disputes between couples, both married and unmarried, straight and gay, and family and business co-owners of real property.

Frederick Hertz can be reached via e-mail at


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