Bell Gardens, California Divorce Lawyers

Mr. Clarke Logan Young
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Helping healthy parents save their children from pathogenic Borderline parents.

I am dedicated to helping nurturing parents secure custody orders that protect their children from alienating, subjugating Borderline ("BPD") parents. Read More »
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Sandra I. Salinas
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Certified Family Law Specialist | Los Angeles & Ventura County Divorce Lawyers

If you consult with us about your California family law problem, we promise discreet, non-judgmental, and compassionate representation that is based on meeting your needs, not our own. Read More »
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Yury Galperin
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California Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience

Yury Galperin is a litigator with over 14 years of experience representing clients. Yury is a partner at Lieber Galperin and draws on his extensive trial experience to advocate for his clients with the goal of achieving... Read More »
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Alexander R. Ginzburg
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California Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience

Alexander R. Ginzburg is an attorney admitted to practice law in all Courts of the State of California, the Federal Court for the Central District of California, the District of Columbia Courts, and before the United... Read More »
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Richard Joseph Rosiak
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Downey, CA Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(562) 622-6000 8137 3rd Street
2nd Floor
Downey, CA 90241
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Western State University College of Law
Mr. Rosiak will work with you to get the best result possible. The staff speaks Spanish and Polish. Night and weekend appointments are available. He is truly your "24 Hour-7 Days A Week" attorney. Our offices are centrally located in Downey near all major freeways 5, 710, 605, 105, 91. You are just minutes away, and we are very flexible with the dates and times to accommodate you.
Beatriz A. Pelayo-Garcia
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Monterey Park, CA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(888) 481-9347 125 E. Pomona Blvd.
Monterey Park, CA 91755
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Are you considering the option of divorce? It is crucial for you to understand the various issues that will arise in this process, and it is vital that you have an experienced representative on your side who can help you fight for your rights. I am Beatriz Pelayo-Garcia from The Law Offices of Beatriz Pelayo-Garcia, and I am a Montebello divorce attorney. I have been serving the residents of California who face divorce and family law matters for a number of years, and you can look to me for the assistance that you need. Contact my firm today for a...
Bradley Drew Hochberg
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(323) 722-8007 6418 1/2 Whittier Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Whittier Coll School of Law
Eugene Michael Siegel
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Downey, CA Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
(562) 862-7541 8301 East Florence Ave. #200
Downey, CA 90240
Divorce, Business, Collections and Family
Western State University College of Law
Cynthia Quintero
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Downey, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(562) 862-9500 8201 4th Street
Suite F
Downey, CA 90241
Divorce
Whittier Coll School of Law
Beatriz Pelayo-Garcia
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Monterey Park, CA Divorce Attorney
(323) 887-4196 125 E. Pomona Blvd
Monterey Park, CA 91755
Divorce
Hossein Farzam Berenji
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(213) 985-3007 550 S. Hill Street STE 1467
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Probate
Loyola Law School
Hossein Berenji, owner and found of Berenji & Associates, provides exceptional representation to anyone in need of family law attorney. Mr. Berenji's practice handles all family law matters including divorce, child support and custody, spousal support, and can assist in preparation of your pre or post nuptials.
Charles Mark Green
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(213) 387-4508 3699 Wilshire Blvd #700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Charles M. Green is a State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Family Law Specialist Attorney. Mr. Green has extensive California State Court family law litigation experience. Prior to becoming an Certified Specialist in Family Law, Charles M. Green, obtained tax and financial expertise as a accountant with a New York and California CPA license for 10 years (now Inactive). Mr. Green has had financial work experience at several of the international accounting and tax firms.
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Joseph Torri
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Whittier, CA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(866) 630-5757 13215 E. Penn Street
Whittier, CA 90602
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State Univ COL
Joseph Torri is on the Riverside Superior Court's - Family Law Minor's Counsel List of Approved Attorneys. Judges sitting in California family law courtrooms may appoint private counsel to represent children in high-conflict child custody cases. Also, Mr. Torri is a volunteer mediator at the Los Angeles Superior Court Southeast Judicial District in Norwalk, California. Joseph Torri received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Fullerton, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Speech Communication. While at undergraduate college, Mr. Torri was on the speech and debate team, as well as, President...
David N Booth
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Long Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(844) 384-3332 4401 Atlantic
2nd Floor
Long Beach, CA 90807
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
David Booth is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Chapman University School of Law and began practicing law in 2008. Immediately following law school, David took a position with the Orange County Department of Child Support Services as a staff attorney. David later went on to a position as an deputy district attorney, where he honed his trial skills. David is now the lead attorney at the Law Office of Cameron M. Fernandez where David practices divorce and family law in Irvine and throughout Orange County.
Marshall W. Waller
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Certified Family Law Specialist | Los Angeles & Ventura County Divorce Lawyers

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Linda Lu McLarnan-Dugan
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California Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience

Linda L. McLarnan-Dugan, Esq. has over 26 years of experience in the legal field following her admission to the California State Bar. She handles all types of cases which deal with the family. Her practice include... Read More »
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Stacey Lind Widger
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(310) 306-8000 13101 W Washington Blvd
Suite 405
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Douglas Andrew Crowder
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(213) 325-3040 350 S Figueroa St
Suite 190
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
University of Iowa
Roman Mosqueda
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(213) 251-9481 3460 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 407
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Immigration
Dr. Mosqueda, a valedictorian from grade school, graduated Magna Cum Laude in B.S. Economics the Ateneo de Manila University, and Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines Law. He was elected President of Student Council of Ateneo de Manila University, University Councilor of the University of the Philippines Student Council, President of the Institute of Student Affairs Leadership Training Conference, and President of National Student League, an association of student leaders all over the Philippines. Dr. Mosqueda, aside from his published 500-page doctoral dissertation on products liability from the University of Michigan, is the author...
Justin R. Rogal
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(310) 620-2314 3055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 630
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Employment and Family
Southwestern Law School
Svapna Alan Trivedi
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Long Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(562) 458-8458 4401 Atlantic Ave #244
Long Beach, CA 90807
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of La Verne College of Law
Thomas Alan Widger
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(888) 806-5445 13101 West Washington Blvd.
Suite 405
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Divorce and Family
Loyola Marymount University
Damian M. Nolan
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Lakewood, CA Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(562) 634-1115 4909 Lakewood Boulevard
Suite 535
Lakewood, CA 90712
Divorce and Family
Attorney Damian M. Nolan is an experienced and aggressive trial lawyer. Mr. Nolan has litigated more than 1,000 family law matters, giving him a depth of knowledge in the family law arena that his clients appreciate. Mr. Nolan’s experience includes not only drafting divorce agreements and other family law documents, but also personally appearing in court as the client’s advocate and zealously arguing each case. Mr. Nolan is proud to provide clients with the courteous and honest legal guidance they both expect and deserve. Client service is the foundation of his firm, and he works hard to set each...
Jesse A. Verdin
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Pasadena, CA Divorce Attorney
(626) 799-0104 1605 Hope Street,Suite 360
Pasadena, CA 91030
Divorce, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
When legal issues affect your family, deep-seated emotions can boil over long before you reach a courtroom. The lawyer you choose to represent you can either add to your level of stress or reduce it. I provide a personal level of service that will help put you back in control. I will discuss all of your legal options and give you an honest assessment of your case given my twenty (20) years of experience in Southern California courtrooms. I help families resolve all divorce issues including the issues of community property division, child custody and visitation, child support and...
A. Irving Osser
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Attorney with 50 years experience
(213) 386-7737 3435 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 2160
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Family
San Fernando Valley College of Law and University of San Fernando, College of Law
Jerry Fernandez
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(213) 977-0107 1200 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Whittier Coll School of Law
Steven P. Fernandez
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California Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience

Attorney Steven Fernandez is a Certified Family Law Specialist with over 27 years of experience. Mr. Fernandez handles every family law case including divorce, child custody, and complex property division. 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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Gerard Alan Fierro
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(213) 943-1399 355 S Grand Ave Ste 2450
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Divorce, Business and Family
University of Southern California Law Center
Amy Maitrayee Ghosh
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(213) 365-2370 3435 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 2270
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
University of La Verne College of Law
Britney L. Mark
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Carson, CA Divorce Lawyer
(310) 329-5902 17420 S. Avalon Blvd.
Suite 207
Carson, CA 90746
Divorce
Georgia Kezios
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Cerritos, CA Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(562) 865-7700 18000 Studebaker Road
Suite 700
Cerritos, CA 90703
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Landlord Tenant
Western State Univ COL
John Thomas St. Clair
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Lawyer
(213) 507-0358 750 Garland Ave.
#505
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Divorce, Criminal, Elder and Family
Southwestern University School of Law
Sandra I. Salinas
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Beverly Hills, CA Divorce Attorney
(818) 201-2978 433 N Camden Dr #600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State University College of Law
Sandra Salinas is certified as a Family Law Specialist through the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. She is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.

She is a partner in the law firm of Feinberg & Waller. Ms. Salinas is admitted to practice before all the courts in the State of California and the United States Federal Court.

Ms. Salinas' practice at Feinberg & Waller is devoted exclusively to family law where she is a highly regarded member of the firm's senior attorney team. You can be secure in the knowledge that...
Kelly Yi-Yi Chang
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Pasadena, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(626) 765-5767 438 S. Pasadena Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Divorce and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
I only practice family law because I love it. I am blessed because I have the distinct privilege of helping people where it matters most - at home. Loving my job gives me purpose, and God gifted me with abilities to achieve my purpose. There is no greater gift! When you hire us, know that we will try to obtain the best results for you and your family. This is our purpose as your lawyers. We are proud of our work, and we strive to never take your trust for granted.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 11400 West Olympic Boulevard
Ste 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Divorce, Business, Education and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
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Vernon Charles Tucker
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TARZANA, CA Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(818) 795-2655 18455 BURBANK BOULEVARD, SUITE 407
TARZANA, CA 91356
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Collections and Insurance Defense
Southern California Institute of Law, Minot State University and Minot State University
Aggressive Representation. Don't settle for less!

Don't be a Sucker.................Call Vernon Tucker!!!
Diana Pamela Zitser
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(310) 948-6461 1901 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Divorce and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Zitser Family Law Group, APC is a highly respected and well-known firm in the family law arena. Diana, the founder, is a Certified Family Law Specialist with over 20 years of experience. She has successfully represented clients with matters ranging from high-net-worth divorces to later-in-life divorces, legal separations, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, determination of spousal support, paternity actions, and domestic partnerships. Prior to practicing law, Diana earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance and was a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, handling complex multimillion-dollar realty valuation projects. Diana credits her unique finance and real...
Yasha Bronshteyn
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California Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience

Yasha Bronshteyn is an attorney licensed to practice law in all Courts of the State of California, the Federal Court for the Central District of California, the Federal Court Eastern District of California, the Federal... Read More »
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Mary Ellen Waller
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Beverly Hills, CA Divorce Lawyer
(800) 655-4766 433 N Camden Dr #600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Divorce and Family
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Mary Ellen Waller is a director, shareholder, and general counsel of Feinberg & Waller, APC. Ms. Waller is not available for individual client retention, her focus is on the management of Feinberg & Waller, a law firm practicing exclusively in divorce and family law with offices located in Calabasas and Beverly Hills, California. Ms. Waller has helped lead the firm to become one of Southern California's premier family law firms, serving clients in all aspects of family law, including highly complex family law litigation. Clients receive increased value and benefit from her role, they are not charged for the expertise...
Mr. David Thomas Pisarra
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Santa Monica, CA Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(310) 664-9969 1305 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and International
Univ of West Los Angeles
Our firm is devoted to the fathers and husbands, which is why our website is www.MensFamilyLaw.com. We do handle mothers and wives, particularly in Parental Alienation cases, and Hague Convention Child Custody cases. We practice in the courts of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties, regularly. I have authored 3 books for men, A Man's Guide to Child Custody, A Man's Guide to Divorce Strategy and A Man's Guide to Domestic Violence. They are available both as e-book downloads from my website, www.MensFamilyLaw.com, or on Amazon in hard copy. I have represented fathers in Child Custody Cases where they have been...
Lani Baron
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Los Angeles , CA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(424) 220-8412 12100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 886
Los Angeles , CA 90025
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Whittier Law School and Pepperdine University School of Law
Lani Baron, Attorney-Mediator, is the founder of Alternative Divorce Solutions. As a child, Lani witnessed her parents’ highly-litigated and contentious divorce and she knew that there needed to be a change in the system. This life experience inspired Lani to begin her career in alternative dispute resolution early on, and she started her career as a paralegal at a small family mediation firm in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Shortly thereafter, Lani moved to California to study at Pepperdine’s Straus Institute, where she focused on courses relating to dispute resolution and mediation. Her passion for helping others also prompted her desire to...
Marshall W. Waller
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Beverly Hills, CA Divorce Lawyer
(310) 803-9472 433 N Camden Dr #600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and University of San Diego School of Law
Marshall W. Waller is certified as a Family Law Specialist through the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. He is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. A Certified Family Law Specialist must pass an extensive written examination in the subject area, be approved by a peer review process and show proficiency in this area by demonstrating experience handling a sufficient number of family law cases with varying degrees of complexity. Continuing education is required to maintain this specialty. Marshall Waller has also been awarded...
Linda Lu McLarnan-Dugan
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Arcadia, CA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(626) 296-8670 150 N. Santa Anita Ave., Suite 300
Arcadia, CA 91006
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
University of West Los Angeles College of Law
Linda L. McLarnan-Dugan, Esq. has over 26 years of experience in the legal field following her admission to the California State Bar. She handles all types of cases which deal with the family. Her practice include all areas of Family Law; Probate; Conservatorships; Guardianships; and Estate Planning. She regularly is appointed a Minor’s Counsel in Family Court and PVP Attorney in Probate Court. She is a member of the State Bar of California; Pasadena Bar Association, 2018 President-Elect of the PBA, Chair 2011-2014 Pasadena Family Law Bar; Pasadena Tournament of Roses; and Recording Secretary of...
Patrick Baghdaserians
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Pasadena, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(626) 460-9525 790 E Colorado Blvd
9th Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Southwestern University School of Law
Patrick Baghdaserians is an attorney specializing in California Family Law. He grew up in the La Canada Flintridge area, attending St. Francis High School. Patrick then attended Loyola Marymount University and earned his law degree from Southwestern Law School. While in law school, Patrick had the distinct honor of working for renowned Federal Judge, the Honorable Robert M. Takasugi, as a full time legal extern. While serving the federal court, he was privileged to be involved in and witness dozens of federal trials and hearings.

Since 2007, Patrick has been a California licensed attorney, working exclusively...
Jami Kay Fosgate
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Burbank, CA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(818) 827-7157 3500 West Olive Avenue
Suite 300
Burbank, CA 91505
Divorce and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Jami Fosgate offers NO COURT options to help people save time, money and emotional stress by resolving their problems through Mediation and Collaborative Law without resorting to litigation. Jami Fosgate also provides Limited Scope Legal Document Preparation at a flat fee for parties who want to control the costs of their family law case. A FREE consultation is offered to couples who attend together to learn the benefits of not litigating a family law matter.

Following her own divorce, Ms. Fosgate decided to pursue a new path and enrolled in Loyola Law School where she was on the Dean's List each...
Demetria L Graves
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Pasadena, CA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(866) 774-0344 1055 East Colorado Boulevard
Suite 500A
Pasadena, CA 91106
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Entertainment & Sports and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
I focus on the area of family law, including divorce and related matters such as child custody, child support, paternity, spousal support and property division. I also represent clients in matters involving guardianship and dissolution of domestic partnerships. I will take time to learn about you, your family, and your goals. When taking your case, I want to learn what you hope to accomplish and what your family needs in order to get back on track. I will then develop a detailed case management plan designed to achieve realistic goals for you and your family. Throughout the legal process, I will keep...
Alphonse Provinziano
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Beverly Hills, CA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(877) 529-7101 8888 Olympic Blvd
Ste 203
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Alphonse focuses on providing excellent client service and aggressive advocacy to clients in Family Law matters. Alphonse is a Certified Specialist in Family Law (CFLS) by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

Alphonse graduated with a B.A. in Rhetoric with Honors and English Literature from U.C. Berkeley, where he gave the Commencement Address for the Rhetoric Department. He also received the honor of Distinction in General Scholarship. He graduated with a J.D. from U.C. Hastings in San Francisco with a concentration in Civil Litigation and was awarded for the best student in Trial Advocacy II by the CACI Institute.

Alphonse...
Marina Korol
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
6400 Wilshire
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Loyola Law School
Marina Korol is a co-founder of The Law Offices of Korol and Velen. She is an attorney licensed to practice before all of the Courts of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge in 1988 and her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in 1992. Ms. Korol regularly sits as a Judge Pro Tem the Family Law Division of the Los Angeles County Superior...
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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.