Alameda, California Divorce Lawyers

Stuart I. MacKenzie
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Dedicated & Compassionate Divorce Attorney! Protecting Your Rights & Interests!

For over 20 years I have provided exceptional legal representation focused on the unique needs of those going through a divorce. Visit my website for reviews and information about your rights. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients Since 2007

A recipient of multiple awards, seen on Fox and ABC News, and honored by dozens of client testimonials, Ali Shahrestani offers intense and affordable representation, consistent communications & professional advocacy. Read More »
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Giselle F. Guro
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California Divorce Lawyer

Giselle F. Guro is an associate attorney at The Law Offices of Ethan M. Weisinger, Inc. Her previous family law experience includes clerking for a family law firm in Walnut Creek and participating in her law school’s... Read More »
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Sarah Van Voorhis
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Success & Experience Advocating for Client Rights and Interests! Call for Help!

I am an experienced and determined divorce law attorney. I am dedicated to delivering the best possible results to those going through a divorce! Visit my website to see client testimonials. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Angela N Bryant
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Berkeley, CA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(510) 922-0904 2222 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of California - Davis
My approach to each family law case is specifically tailored to the needs of each client. Some cases require aggressive litigation, while other times, settlement is the best (and cheapest) choice for all involved. As your attorney, you can expect me to give you guidance based on the law, and to be transparent with you about your options. My role is to advise you, but not to make decisions for you. I enjoy partnering with my clients to get them their desired outcome. I am also very responsive to client communication. I pride myself on keeping you...
Sarah Van Voorhis
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(415) 274-2530 601 Montgomery St
#525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Stanford Law School
Nathaniel Dowds Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney
(415) 312-5495 404 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Divorce and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
We are a small law office offering family law and divorce related services to the people of the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide individuals and families with the help they need to resolve family law issues surrounding dissolution of marriages or domestic partnerships (divorce), adoption and surrogacy, prenuptial agreements, child custody, spousal support (alimony), and offer counsel and legal services to couples contemplating marriage or domestic partnership. We pride ourselves in being able to offer resposive and personalized service at affordable rates. By eliminating the crippling overhead and high management salaries that are common among larger Bay Area law firms,...
Ashley Talbot Dean
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San Francsico, CA Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(415) 328-2797 720 Bay St
San Francsico, CA 94109
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
University of San Francisco School of Law
Ashley is founder of Talbot Law Firm. As an attorney in the firm’s emerging business practice, Ashley counsels startups with incorporation, early stage financing, employment issues, intellectual property protection, technology licensing, commercial partnerships and various other corporate transactions. Ashley believes that understanding a company’s vision and priorities is important to devising strategies to solve legal problems so companies can focus on their goals. Ashley has nearly 3 years in-house experience representing entrepreneurs in a wide range of corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters. Ashley received a J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law and a B.A. in...
Kristine Stewart
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(415) 391-6000 535 Pacific Ave
2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94133
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law
Drexel Andrew Bradshaw
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(415) 433-4800 1388 Sutter Street
Suite 920
San Francisco, CA 94109
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, IP and Real Estate
St. Thomas University
Liat Sadler
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney
(415) 362-0220 44 Montgomery St
#3780
San Francisco, CA 94104
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
I am an experienced and caring family law and divorce lawyer who represents clients in high net worth and asset marital and domestic partnership dissolution. My practice includes asset and property division, child custody and visitation, child support, and spousal and domestic partner support. I have successfully litigated characterization and division of equity compensation, business and art valuations, and move-away child custody cases. I represent clients throughout the San Francisco Bay area, including San Francisco, Alameda County, Marin County, Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and Sonoma County.
Deborah H. Wald Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 648-3097 88 Kearny Suite 1475
San Francisco, CA 94108
Divorce, Appeals and Family
Northeastern Univ School of Law
Deborah H. Wald is the founder and managing partner at The Wald Law Group. A Certified Family Law Specialist*, her work has evolved over the past 27 years from a part-time home-based family formation law practice to a multi-disciplinary full service family law firm. Ms. Wald's goal is to ensure that all individuals, families and children coming to The Wald Law Group receive the highest quality legal protections available. (*Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.) In addition to a strong general knowledge of family law, Ms. Wald has three specific areas of...
Stacey Schliffer
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(415) 857-0776 100 Pine Street, Suite 1250
San Francisco, CA 94111
Divorce and Family
City University of New York - City College
Stacey Schliffer has practiced exclusively family law since graduating from the City University of New York School of Law (CUNY) with a J.D. in 2007. While in law school Stacey was an associate editor of the New York City Law Review, received the Paul O'Dwyer Fellowship for work dedicated to children's rights, and participated in a family law clinic where she received training regarding domestic violence at CUNY from 2006 to 2007 providing free legal services to indigent clients on a variety of family law issues. From 2007 to 2008 Stacey served as a law clerk in the Family...
Keith Foster Carr
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(415) 935-3744 1 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationDivorce and Bankruptcy
UCLA School of Law
Attorney Keith F. Carr has 30 years experience in Bankruptcy and Divorce. The Law Offices of Keith F. Carr has served the Northern California community since 1988. Since the business was established, we have helped clients save their homes and businesses and get their finances back on track through bankruptcy.

The Law Offices of Keith F. Carr has helped spouses get through the emotional pain of divorce and has advised and represented them in all family law and divorce proceedings. Attorney Keith F. Carr will take the time to listen to your concerns and work diligently to champion your rights...
Ethan M. Weisinger
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Dedicated Divorce Lawyer! Striving to Do What is Best for You & Your Family!

I am a skilled and experienced family law attorney. I am committed to protecting the rights and interests of my clients! You and your family come first! Visit my website for client reviews and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Lorna M. Jaynes
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Experienced & Compassionate California Divorce Lawyer! Call for a Consultation!

I am a dedicated and skilled divorce law attorney. I limit my practice to settlement, specializing in collaborative law and mediation. Visit my website to see client testimonials and reviews, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Alan Silverman
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(415) 242-5204 456 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94104
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Whittier Law School and Pepperdine University School of Law
Adam Neufer
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(415) 796-0938 785 Market Street
16th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law
Prior to opening his own law office, Adam worked as an associate at Triano & Byrne where his practice focused on high-asset and high-conflict divorce and family law matters, business and commercial litigation, and construction defect cases. He continued to hone his litigation skills as an associate at Kern, Noda, Devine & Segal practicing personal injury and insurance defense. Adam served as an attorney on the San Francisco Bar Association's Volunteer Legal Services Panel providing clients with pro bono services in divorce and family law matters. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Patrick J. Mahoney of...
Kiana Moradi
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(415) 872-1080 Two Transamerica Center
505 Sansome Street, Suite 1980
San Francisco, CA 94111
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Cornell University
Ms. Moradi's practice focuses on complex dissolution matters and contested custody issues. She has represented clients in issues involving valuation of businesses, stock options, and division of limited partnerships. She has also represented parents in contested custody cases, including move-aways. She has effectively helped clients at all stages of the process, from mediation to settlement conferences to trial. Ms. Moradi's combination of business acumen, litigation experience, and negotiation skills enable her to generate tailored, effective solutions unique to each client. After graduating from Cornell Law School, Ms. Moradi was a litigator at one of the nation's top law firms, Reed Smith....
Katherine C. Wu
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer
333 Bryant St
Ste 240
San Francisco, CA 94107
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Emory University School of Law
Jennifer L. Knops
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney
(415) 274-2530 601 Montgomery St
#525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Thomas V. Roland
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BERKELEY, CA Divorce Lawyer with 47 years experience
(510) 841-1500 1830 Berkeley Way
BERKELEY, CA 94703
Divorce, Appeals, Business and Domestic Violence
U of San Francisco School of Law
Katie Burke
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(415) 648-3097 88 Kearny Suite 1475
San Francisco, CA 94108
Divorce, Appeals and Family
University of San Francisco School of Law
Katie Burke is an associate family law attorney at The Wald Law Group, P.C.. The firm provides comprehensive legal services for all types of family law situations. Practice areas include: Assisted Reproduction; Surrogacy; Adoption; Family Contracts & Parenting Law; Pre-Nuptial Agreements; Co-Parenting Agreements; Domestic Partnership Agreements; Divorce; Dissolution; Custody Disputes; Paternity and Contested Parentage Actions. Experienced in Collaborative Practice & Mediation. Legal services provided at both the trial and appellate level.
Jane Ginsburg
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(415) 399-1481 291 Geary St.
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94102
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Daphne DeMorris Yeldell
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Oakland, CA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(510) 655-8013 PO Box 3011
Oakland, CA 94609
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
San Francisco Law Sch
Paula Michele Lawhon
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(415) 398-3400 870 Market St
Suite 1151
San Francisco, CA 94102
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
I am a full time family law/divorce mediator in San Francisco. I have been practicing law for 11 years and have been mediating for 6 years. I work with couples to stay out of court and to reach creative and fair agreements together in the privacy of my office.
Cheryl Anne Sena
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(415) 863-5300 575 Market St
Ste 4000
San Francisco, CA 94105
Divorce
UC Hastings COL
Valerie Fenchel
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(415) 805-9069 2001 Union Street
Suite 480
San Francisco, CA 94123
Divorce and Family
University of California, Davis, School of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
I am a Bay Area native, presently residing in San Francisco. I am trained in mediation, negotiation, and litigation. I handle uncontested divorces and complex custody matters, as well as premarital agreements, the division of marital assets, child support, and spousal support issues. My main office is located above Jackson Square in San Francisco. You can reach me at (415) 805-9069 or email me at Valerie@FenchelFamilyLaw.com.

Prior to attending law school, I managed the care and education for toddlers, elementary age children, and preteens. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa with High Honors from UC Santa Barbara and earned my J.D....
Kent O. Kirmaci
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 956-0999 447 Sutter Street Suite 532
San Francisco, CA 94108
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Mary Jo Hart
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 989-2447 400 Montgomery St
2FL
San Francisco, CA 94104
Divorce and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
Mary Ann Oaklund
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San Leandro, CA Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(510) 483-6047 1120 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
San Francisco Law Sch
Marjorie Slabach
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
400 McAllister St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Claudia Bravo Silverman
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(415) 242-5204 456 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94104
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Whittier Law School and Pepperdine University School of Law
Richard Melone Bryan
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 55 years experience
(415) 296-0800 425 California St
San Francisco, CA 94104
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Alex Verbeck
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Berkeley, CA Divorce Lawyer
(415) 212-8253 2120 University Ave.,
Berkeley, CA 94704
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Landlord Tenant
Lewis & Clark Law School
Martin James Elmer
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Berkeley, CA Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(510) 644-2411 1919 Addison St, #105
Berkeley, CA 94704
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Terry A Szucsko
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(415) 392-2560 260 California St
Ste 1001
San Francisco, CA 94111
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Nova Southeastern University
Michael Robert Bracamontes
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(415) 835-6777 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 870
San Francisco, CA 94104
Divorce, Business, Family and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Erin A. Levine
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Emeryville, CA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(510) 595-4112 5801 Christie Ave.
Suite 387
Emeryville, CA 94608
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Jonathan Donald Matthews
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San Leandro, CA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(415) 283-6320 13885 Doolittle Drive, #105
San Leandro, CA 94577
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Stanford Univ Law School
Mr. Douglas Aeldred Unsworth J.D.
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San Leandro, CA Divorce Attorney with 37 years experience
(510) 483-6650 1330 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
UC Hastings COL
Sharon Alkire
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Berkeley, CA Divorce Lawyer
(510) 761-5792 Law Office of Sharon Alkire
1900 Addison Street, #200
Berkeley, CA 94704
Divorce and Family
H. Yvonne Seeley
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San Mateo, CA Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(650) 347-9111 411 Borel Avenue
Suite 603
San Mateo, CA 94002
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
San Francisco Law Sch
Ms. Seeley is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Seeley’s practice focuses on dissolution cases involving high asset and complex financial issues such as the division of interests in closely-held businesses, real estate, and equity compensation, including stock options and RSU’s. Ms. Seeley also has extensive experience with high-conflict custody matters and relocation/ move-away cases. Ms. Seeley brings over 30 years of civil litigation experience to the firm and represents clients through all phases of family law litigation before private judges and in public...
Lorna M. Jaynes
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Fremont, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(510) 795-6304 37978 2nd St
Fremont, CA 94536
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Because divorce is a problem to be solved, not a battle to be won, I focus on alternatives to the court system, through Collaborative Law and Mediation. I believe that most families and children are best served by being supported to work together in resolving their family matters. The fundamental goal in both Collaborative Divorce and Mediation is client empowerment.

With either mediation or the Collaborative process you will have control of the decisions that are made and will be firmly supported, legally and emotionally, in achieving a successful dissolution of your relationship. This not only allows but also encourages you...
Giselle F. Guro
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer
(925) 258-2020 1600 S Main St
#185
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Francisco School of Law
Giselle F. Guro is an associate attorney at The Law Offices of Ethan M. Weisinger, Inc. Her previous family law experience includes clerking for a family law firm in Walnut Creek and participating in her law school’s Mediation Clinic, where she helped self-represented litigants in Marin County’s family court. Giselle has appeared in both Alameda County Family Court and Contra Costa County Family Court, and is looking forward to practicing in other neighboring counties. Giselle is committed to assisting clients in reaching a better place in their lives.

Giselle graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine with degrees...
Indy G. Colbath
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(925) 289-8574 1299 Newell Hill Pl.
Ste 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-7020
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law and University of California - Davis
Indy Colbath is a licensed California attorney who has focused the entirety of her legal career on family law issues, including: divorce, annulment, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, and domestic violence restraining orders. Indy has a breadth of courtroom experience she relies upon when assessing her clients’ family law matters, as well as strong relationships with the local legal community and bench. Indy has effectively represented her clients in an array of complex family law litigation, many of which involving high net worth individuals. Even though Indy has a passion for courtroom advocacy, she understands that every...
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.