Burlingame, California Divorce Lawyers

Debra Schoenberg
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Personal Attention | Thoughtful Litigation | Final Resolution

Whether by vigorous negotiation or powerful litigation, we deliver the finest services in all family law matters. Our goal is to preserve your dignity and humanity while achieving a favorable outcome on your behalf. Read More »
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Michael Edwin Marquez
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Burlingame, CA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience

I was born and raised in San Francisco and have been a San Mateo County resident for the past 34 years. I have been practicing law for over 20 years and understand the difficult time one goes through in a break up. No... Read More »
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Stacey Poole
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California Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience

Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Ariel Sosna
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Skilled Divorce Lawyer! Exceptional Service & Results! Call for a Consultation!

I have been exclusively practicing family law in California since 2007. I am dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of those going through a divorce! Visit my website for reviews or call for a consultation! Read More »
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Esther R. Lerner
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California Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, U.S. Federal Court, Florida and U.S. Court...
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Lisa Robertson Murray
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Burlingame, CA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(650) 541-1718 1220 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Divorce and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
Lisa R. Murray has practiced law since 1987, and family law since 1989, assisting families through the difficult divorce process. Ms. Murray assists her clients in reaching amicable and equitable settlement by offering services as a mediator, Collaborative Practice lawyer, consulting attorney for clients in mediation, and negotiating settlements. Ms. Murray has served her community as a court-appointed child advocate representing children in divorce cases, and Judge Pro Tempore. Ms. Murray's focus on consensual dispute resolution, such as mediation and Collaborative Practice was borne from her experience of the destructive manner in which litigation separates parents' and...
David Magnuson
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Burlingame, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(650) 714-9439 345 Lorton Ave.
Suite 201
Burlingame, CA 94010
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
My family law practice is entirely limited to mediation and coaching. After witnessing the financial destruction and emotional distress that accompanies a litigated divorce, I decided to devote my career to helping couples separate constructively, peacefully and with dignity. Not only does a mediated divorce typically cost tens of thousands less than a drawn-out courtroom battle, but it also maximizes the likelihood that the parties will enjoy a civil relationship after the legal work is done. This is critically important when children are involved. I handle the entire divorce process for my clients, from our initial meeting to drafting...
Elaine Ryzak Fraser
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Burlingame, CA Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(650) 401-8080 1220 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
U of San Francisco School of Law
With more than 25 years experience in family and personal injury law, I bring a seasoned expertise to both the conference room and the courtroom. As an experienced trial lawyer in all phases of litigation, I can successfully navigate diverse disputes across a range of legal areas. My expertise as a collaborative practitioner means that I am equally effective in mediating or negotiating a resolution that, when appropriate, does not involve litigation. I also assist clients as a mediator or a mediation-consulting attorney. I understand that every individual circumstance – every dispute – is unique...
Michael Edwin Marquez
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Burlingame, CA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(650) 343-2611 1500 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I was born and raised in San Francisco and have been a San Mateo County resident for the past 34 years. I have been practicing law for over 20 years and understand the difficult time one goes through in a break up. No one can do better than I in achieving your goals and wishes.
Nancy Ann Lara-Moscardini
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Burlingame, CA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(650) 347-8592 398 Primrose Road, Suite 213
Burlingame, CA 94010
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
San Francisco Law Sch
Burlingame, CA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(650) 703-8770 1349 Paloma Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Burlingame, CA Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(415) 370-8679 PO Box 1854
Burlingame, CA 94011
Divorce, Family and Immigration
Univ of the Philippines
Burlingame, CA Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(650) 548-1171 1220 Howard Ave Ste 250
Burlingame, CA 94010
Divorce, Business and Family
San Francisco Law Sch
Burlingame, CA Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(650) 743-7621 PO Box 491
Burlingame, CA 94011
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
Burlingame, CA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(650) 393-4995 20 Park Rd Ste D
Burlingame, CA 94010
Divorce and Family
Loyola Law School
Sarah Arnott
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Dedicated and Experienced California Divorce Lawyer! Call for a Consultation!

I am a determined and skilled divorce attorney. I provide experienced and knowledgeable representation. I will work tirelessly for the results you need and deserve! Visit my website for reviews, 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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Burlingame, CA Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(650) 995-3884 533 Airport Blvd
Ste 300
Burlingame, CA 94010
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Burlingame, CA Divorce Attorney with 43 years experience
(650) 685-6500 345 Lorton Ave Ste 103
Burlingame, CA 94010
Divorce and Family
UC Hastings COL
Burlingame, CA Divorce Lawyer
(650) 692-1290 840 Hinckley Road
Suite 151
Burlingame, CA 94010
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
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...
Kiana Moradi
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San Mateo, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(415) 593-3988 177 Bovet Road
Suite 600
San Mateo, CA 94402
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....
Mu-En Chen Steeg
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San Mateo, CA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(650) 638-2338 177 Bovet Rd, Suite 600
San Mateo, CA 94402
Divorce and Family
UC Hastings COL
Amy Anne Laughlin
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San Mateo, CA Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(650) 343-3486 15 N. ELLSWORTH, SUITE 201
San Mateo, CA 94401
Divorce, Business, Entertainment & Sports and Family
Univ of Michigan Law Sch
Amy Laughlin has been achieving exceptional results for clients since 1992. After graduating with honors from The University of Michigan Law School, Amy joined the San Francisco office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP. While there, she counseled individuals and corporations in a wide range of complex financial matters. In 2013, Amy opened her own practice where she focuses primarily on divorce, business and entertainment law.
Paul Davis
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San Mateo, CA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(650) 345-7700 Post Office Box 5230
San Mateo, CA 94402
Divorce, Family and Municipal
San Francisco Law Sch
H. Yvonne Seeley
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San Mateo, CA Divorce Attorney
(650) 347-9111 155 Bovet Road, Suite 660
San Mateo, CA 94402
Divorce
Kimberly A. Madigan
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Redwood City, CA Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(650) 482-8480 3 Lagoon Drive
Suite 190
Redwood City, CA 94065
Divorce and Family
Univ of Alberta
Kimberly Madigan is a founding partner of Madigan & Lewis, LLP, family law firm representing clients throughout the Bay Area. She is admitted to practice law before all courts in the State of California. Ms. Madigan was named a "Rising Star" in family law by Super Lawyers on the basis of peer recognition and professional achievement for years 2012-2014. In 2014, Ms. Madigan was named as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Northern California by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA). She is serving as the 2015 chair of...
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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Kristine Stewart
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California Divorce Attorney

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Dawn Michelle Ward
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Redwood City, CA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(650) 473-0227 303 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 600
Redwood City, CA 94065
Divorce, Family and Social Security Disability
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Irene Gold
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Daly City, CA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 300-0411 333 Gellert Blvd.,Suite 132
Daly City, CA 94015
Divorce and Estate Planning
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
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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Debra Schoenberg
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney
(415) 834-1120 575 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Divorce and Family
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Skilled Legal Representation for All California Families At the Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., we recognize that divorce and other family law matters are complex, sensitive issues that can have a lasting impact on individuals, families, finances and futures. To achieve the very best outcomes for our San Francisco family law clients we apply a comprehensive approach to family law cases. By working closely with psychologists, appraisers, accountants, economists and other professionals, we ensure that legal strategies developed for each case reflect our own skills and valuable additional perspectives. Whether a case is best resolved by vigorous negotiation or powerful litigation, we have...
Ariel Sosna
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(415) 274-2530 601 Montgomery St
#525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Ariel Sosna is a founding partner of Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP. She is certified as a specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Sosna has been exclusively practicing family law in California (San Francisco Bay Area) since 2007.

Ms. Sosna received her J.D., with a concentration in Family Law, from U.C. Hastings School of the Law and her B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley.

Before starting her own practice, Ms. Sosna was an associate at a well-known San Francisco law firm. She was co-chairperson of the Family Law Section of the San Francisco...
Robert Chang
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San Leandro, CA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(510) 388-4866 2016 Lewelling Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94579
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Traffic Tickets
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
I started my practice with the premise I would always attempt to facilitate a collaborative divorce. Before going to law school, I worked for several years at a family law firm, and saw firsthand the potential of increasing acrimony between spouses when the court system is used haphazardly. Growing up with separated parents, I think I understand the stress and frustration of a long drawn out family divorce. The courts should be a place of last resort - who wants a Judge who barely knows you to make decisions for you? That being...
Esther R. Lerner
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 39 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
Nancy Martinez
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Palo Alto, CA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(650) 242-5280 2211 Park Blvd, Suite 9
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Francisco School of Law
Nancy M. Martinez is a California native. She grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend college. Nancy is a native Spanish speaker. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys photography, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Ms. Martinez attended the University of California-Berkeley where she earned a bachelor’s degree in U.S. History. After Cal, Ms. Martinez worked as a paralegal for several years in the areas of business litigation, antitrust, class-actions, and intellectual property.

Ms. Martinez attended the University of San Francisco, School of Law where she earned a Certificate of Concentration...
Stacey Poole
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 20 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 and Golden Gate University School of Law
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...
H. Nathan James
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California Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience

Lincoln Univ9th Circuit, Central and Northern District Federal Courts of California, United States Tax Court and California
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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
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.
Sarah Arnott
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(415) 274-2530 601 Montgomery St
#525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Sarah Arnott is an Attorney at Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP. Ms. Arnott was certified as a specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in 2015, and served as the chairperson of the family law section of the San Francisco Bar Association's Barristers Club in 2013.

A native of New York and North Carolina, Ms. Arnott moved to California to attend Santa Clara University School of Law, from which she received her J.D. Ms. Arnott has exclusively practiced family law since 2008. She is well-versed in all areas of family law, including dissolutions, custody,...
Lauren Pruett
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 3 years experience
(916) 273-7777 75 Broadway Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Lauren Pruett is a Partner and shareholder of Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Pruett P.C.. Laurennoversees our Family Law Department. She focuses exclusively on family law issues including: divorce, custody, spousal support, child support, domestic violence, guardianships, adoptions, grandparent visitation.

Lauren dedicated her focus to family law from the start of her legal studies, taking courses dedicated to the field such as family law, community property, family law trial skills and juvenile law. Additionally, she clerked for the Honorable Thadd Blizzard for one year at the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse and worked as a certified law student for a local...
H. Nathan James
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(415) 749-5900 2135 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94123
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Lincoln Univ
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
Stuart I. MacKenzie
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Hayward, CA Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(510) 537-7200 22320 Foothill Blvd
#460
Hayward, CA 94541
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Katherine Harris Reder
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San Franicsoc, CA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 648-3097 88 Kearny Suite 1475
San Franicsoc, CA 94108
Divorce, Appeals and Family
University of North Carolina School of Law
Kate Reder is an associate attorney at Wald & Thorndal. She specializes in family formation, divorce, and dissolution for both traditional and non-traditional families. Firm practice areas include: Divorce, Dissolution & Contested Parentage Actions for all families; Custody Disputes; Mediation; Marvin Actions. Legal services provided at both the TRIAL and APPELLATE level. Assisted Reproduction; Adoptions of All Kinds; Family Contracts; Parenting Law including Surrogacy; Donor Contracts for Egg and/or Sperm Donations; Pre-Nupital Agreements; Co-Parenting Agreements; Domestic Partnership Agreements; Name Changes.
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,...
Deborah Lynne Dubroff
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(510) 452-5050 1939 Harrison Street Suite 750
Oakland, CA 94612
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
We practice family law exclusively because we like helping people with legal issues that affect them personally. We handle our cases collaboratively, so you always benefit from the best of our expertise, skills, and experience. We're settlement oriented but trial ready.
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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.