Castro Valley, California Divorce Lawyers

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.
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients

Mr. Shahrestani accepts individual, corporate, high-stakes, and high-conflict litigation and transactional matters. He offers clients passionate advocacy, clear and consistent communications, and true professionalism.
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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.
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Kevin J. Ramey
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California Divorce Attorney

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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Bernie Kempen
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Castro Valley, CA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(888) 487-6837 19244 Redwood Road
Suite B
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
I have been exclusively practicing Family Law in California since 1993. I launched my own practice in 1996 and became a Certified Family Law Specialist since 2002. I an certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. I practice in the Bay Area and Central Valley in California
Castro Valley, CA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(510) 537-9493 18419 Watters Dr
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Divorce and Family
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Castro Valley, CA Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
(510) 886-8833 20200 Redwood Rd
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Armstrong Coll
Castro Valley, CA Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
(510) 733-2288 3553 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Divorce and Family
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
Amanda Marie Jarratt
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San Ramon, CA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(925) 480-7850 111 Deerwood Road, Ste 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationDivorce and Arbitration & Mediation
Golden Gate University School of Law
I am a divorce attorney mediator. I have created a divorce mediation program that can help you reach an agreement in as little as 90 days. After years spent in courtrooms, two truths became undeniable: Getting divorced in court is too expensive and getting divorced in court takes too long. Between the cost and the time involved, most clients are disheartened and dissatisfied with the process. I knew there had to be a better way. Divorce is hard enough without adding years of expensive courtroom battles. Committed to helping separating couples find closure faster, I undertook divorce mediation training and...
Kevin J. Ramey
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Hayward, CA Divorce Attorney
(510) 537-7200 22320 Foothill Blvd
#460
Hayward, CA 94541
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Stuart I. MacKenzie
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Hayward, CA Divorce Lawyer with 38 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
Peter Tuann
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San Ramon, CA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(925) 831-4878 111 Deerwood Road
#200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
We aim to serve residents of the Tri-Valley area in litigation, landlord-tenant, real estate litigation, family law, and immigration.
Cristin Michelle Lowe
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San Ramon, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 215-1388 4000 Executive Parkway
Suite 220
San Ramon, CA 94583
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Our practice covers all aspects of family and matrimonial law in all of the Bay Area counties, primarily focusing on Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, and San Francisco counties. We will expertly navigate you through your family law matter, whether it involves termination of a domestic partnership, paternity, custody, visitation, domestic violence, adoption, guardianship, support, an annulment, legal separation, or post-judgment issues. Regardless which of these processes you are dealing with, we understand the strain and pressure that these matters inevitably put on clients and the necessity of providing strong representation. Therefore, we strive to make the entire process as easy...
M. Colby Freeman
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Danville, CA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(925) 314-2320 571 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Divorce and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Colby combines aggressive advocacy and compassion to assist clients through difficult times. Dedicated to helping clients navigate through complex legal matters with integrity, Colby has a tough yet sensitive approach to divorce and family law. Common sense and tenacity are hallmarks of his advocacy. Colby is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned a B.A. in Rhetoric, with a minor in Celtic Studies, and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law, where he was the Student Commencement Speaker at his law school graduation, the Co-Chair of the USF Public...
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.
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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.
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Robert Chang
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(510) 388-4866 1300 Clay Street, Ste. 600
Oakland, CA 94612
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...
(510) 388-4866 2016 Lewelling Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94579
(510) 388-4866 1120 E. 14th Street
Ste. F
San Leandro, CA 94577
Lorna M. Jaynes
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Fremont, CA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(510) 795-6304 110 J St
Fremont, CA 94536
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Helen Louise Peters
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San Ramon, CA Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(925) 820-0204 18 Crow Canyon Ct
Suite 340
San Ramon, CA 94583
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Western State Univ
Helen has provided quality mediation services in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties since 1993. Her process permits private , effective resolution of legal disputes.
Carol Ferreyra
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Pleasanton, CA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(925) 399-6292 6200 Stoneridge Mall Road, Ste 300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law
Hello. My name is Carol Ferreyra and I am the founder and owner of Ferreyra Law Group. I am a California Family Law attorney who has been practicing exclusively Family Law since 2003. I am also a Certified Family Law Specialist, accredited by the State Bar of California Board of Special Legalization.

I am devoted to helping my clients resolve their legal issues in the manner that is best suited for them in the most cost effective manner.
(925) 399-6292 2391 The Alameda, Ste. 205
Ste. 300
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Mr Terence Daniel Doyle
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Danville, CA Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(925) 314-2320 571 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
Golden Gate University
Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS), State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization; LLM Taxation; Member California State Bar; Hawaii State Bar; Arizona State Bar; Contra Costa County Bar Association; Family Law Section Hawaii State Bar; Family Law Section Arizona State Bar, Trust and Estates Section Arizona State Bar. The law offices of Doyle Golde Grossman Family Law Group provides family law, divorce, estate planning and trust administration services in the Contra Costa County providing the community with deep legal talent and a professional result based representation.
Robert Daniel Rodriguez
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Pleasanton, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(209) 596-4263 4695 Chabot Drive Ste. 200
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Lincoln Law School
"I am a dedicated professional committed to ensuring that you receive the finest legal services available." Robert D. Rodriguez operates a full service law firm located in Modesto and Walnut Creek, California. The Law Office of Robert D. Rodriguez has been providing a broad range of high quality legal services to a wide range of clients, including both businesses and individuals, throughout the greater San Joaquin Valley Area. The Law Office of Robert D. Rodriguez is currently providing the same level of service to the San Francisco East Bay Area. If you...
April Seo
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Dublin, CA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(925) 452-8289 11501 Dublin Blvd.
Suite 200
Dublin, CA 94568
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
David Jay Golde
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Danville, CA Divorce Attorney with 53 years experience
(925) 320-7700 PO Box 1926
Danville, CA 94526
Divorce and Family
UCLA School of Law
Bruce S. Silverman
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Pleasanton, CA Divorce Attorney with 51 years experience
(925) 460-8000 5776 Stoneridge Mall Road
Suite 190
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Divorce and Family
UC Hastings College of Law and U.C. Berkeley
Michael Scott Martin
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Pleasanton, CA Divorce Attorney
(925) 218-3944 4900 Hopyard Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Contact my office for a consultation at (888) 200-6526. As a former prosecutor, I have handled an extensive and heavy caseload and spent countless hours negotiating with other attorneys and preparing for and taking cases to trial. As a prosecutor I handled over 500 arraignments, 40 cases to resolution, and five jury trials, including a six week special circumstance homicide trial, as a second chair attorney. It is this experience that I will bring to your case. You can be assured, my office will communicate with you as your case develops and zealously represent...
(209) 565-4050 324 E 11th Street
Suite H-1
Tracy, CA 95376
(619) 270-8844 9550 Cuyamaca Street, Suite 103
Santee, CA 92071
Sabi Mand
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California Divorce Attorney

Sabi Mand is a zealous advocate for his clients. He works vigorously to provide effective representation and results for his clients. Sabi has worked for several Bay Area law firms handling all aspects of... Read More »
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Guy Ellery Louie
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Hayward, CA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(925) 234-1440 225 West Winton Avenue- Suite 200
Hayward, CA 94533
Divorce, Animal, Family and Juvenile
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Jonathan Donald Matthews
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San Leandro, CA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 283-6320 13885 Doolittle Drive, #105
San Leandro, CA 94577
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Stanford Univ Law School
Jonathan Lyvere
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Hayward, CA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(510) 497-0312 24301 Southland Dr. Ste. 208
Hayward, CA 94545
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mr. Douglas Aeldred Unsworth J.D.
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San Leandro, CA Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(510) 483-6650 1330 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
UC Hastings COL
Mary Ann Oaklund
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San Leandro, CA Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(510) 483-6047 1120 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
San Francisco Law Sch
Leonard D Weiler
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San Ramon, CA Divorce Attorney
2680 Bishop Drive
Suite 260
San Ramon, CA 94583
Divorce
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Offering intense, highly intelligent, and very attentive legal representation to individual and business clients throughout California, New York, Washington DC, Massachusetts, and Washington State in the following areas of law:

(1) BUSINESS & CONTRACTS: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Legal Compliance, Partnership Matters, Investments, Intellectual Property, Leases, Foreclosures

(2) CRIMINAL DEFENSE: Felony, Misdemeanors, Juvenile Matters, Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes, White Collar, Criminal Appeals

(3) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining Orders, Kidnapping & Abduction, Collaborative Law and Mediation, Property Division

(4) EDUCATION LAW: Academic Discipline, Grade Disputes, Fee Disputes, Special Education, Teacher Contracts, Bullying, School Campus Crimes, Academic Freedom, School Misconduct,...
(800) 510-3916 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
(800) 510-3916 276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 704
New York, NY 10001
(800) 510-3916 555 West Fifth Street
31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(800) 510-3916 100 Cambridge Street
14th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(800) 510-3916 177 Park Avenue
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
(800) 510-3916 1420 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101
Indy G. Colbath
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(925) 289-8574 1801 Oakland Blvd.
Suite 225
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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...
Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.
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Albany, CA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(510) 860-5919 1050 Kains Ave. #A1
Albany, CA 94706
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Elder and Entertainment & Sports
Marquette University Law School and Marquette University Law School
H. Yvonne Seeley
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San Mateo, CA Divorce Lawyer with 36 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...
Ethan M. Weisinger
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(925) 258-2020 1600 S Main St
#185
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Ethan M. Weisinger is a California State Certified Family Law Specialist.

From 2010 through 2016, Ethan was a partner at Walnut Creek Family Law Center, Inc., working as a family law specialist. Ethan attended California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo where he graduated with a degree of co-majors in English and Political Science. He then attended law school at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with an emphasis in Trial Litigation and graduated with honors. He represents clients in all aspects of conventional family law matters, as well as dissolution of same sex marriages and...
Howard Elliot Kane
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Alameda, CA Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 292-0193 2425 Webb Avenue, Second Floor
Alameda, CA 94501
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
UC Hastings COL
1983-1987 UCLA, B.A. History
1987-1990 UC Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctor

Law Offices of Howard E. Kane 1990-present
Offices in Alameda & Walnut Creek

(510) 292-0193 2950 Buskirk Avenue, Ste. 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Elaine Ryzak Fraser
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Burlingame, CA Divorce Lawyer with 33 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...
Quynh Chen
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Oakland, CA Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(510) 764-8880 101 Broadway
Suite 306
Oakland, CA 94067
Divorce, Family, IP and Trademarks
Quynh (“Quinn”) Chen is a bilingual solo attorney located in Jack Oakland Square Oakland. She has been admitted to practice in the Ninth Circuit of the United States Appellate Court. Her practice areas primarily focus on family law, entity formations, and intellectual property. Her interest is in software patents and helping underrepresented clients in her community.

As part of her interest in software patents, Ms. Chen is proficient in programming in Ruby on Rails, MEAN stack Javascript, and working with various databases. While at Golden Gate University, School of Law, she served as Vice President of Asian Pacific American Law Student...
Maria Elena Crabtree
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer
(925) 262-4271 1801 Oakland Blvd.
Suite 225
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of California, Davis, School of Law
The Law Offices of Maria E. Crabtree is a full service, bi-lingual (SPANISH), family law firm dedicated to delivering personal, practical, and effective representation at an affordable cost. We are conveniently located in Walnut Creek, California, across the street from the BART station. Attorney Maria Crabtree received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Communications from the University of California at Davis. She later returned to the University of California, Davis and earned her J.D. degree. As a sole practitioner, Ms. Crabtree is dedicated to helping families navigate through the complexities of the laws and policies...
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...
Gary D. Sparks
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 465-2500 2890 North Main Street
Suite 205
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Lucy Stearns McAllister
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(877) 280-9944 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University
The Law Offices of Lucy S. McAllister is a California-based criminal, family and administrative law (licensing law) practice providing legal services for clients in California. McAllister has successfully won over 250 Superior Court trials as a Defense Attorney.With over 25+ years experience as a civil and criminal attorney I specialize in the following areas of Law: Licensing Law • Pre-hearing resolution of licensing issues • Administrative Hearings • Administrative Appeals • License Application Legal Advice • Handling License Disclosures (Applications, Renewals, Reinstatements) Family Law • Pre/Post Nuptial Agreements • Negotiation/Mediation/Litigation • Divorce/Separation • Custody • Domestic Violence • Restraining Orders • Paternity • Visitation Rights Criminal Law: • DUI • Domestic...
(877) 280-9944 255 N Market St
San Jose, CA 95110
Kimberly A. Madigan
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Redwood City, CA Divorce Lawyer with 16 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...
Katherine Harris Reder
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San Franicsoc, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 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.
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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.