Concord, 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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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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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients

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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Jaime Kissinger
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Pleasant Hill, CA Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(925) 240-6161 3478 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Pleasant Hill, CA Divorce Attorney with 37 years experience
(925) 372-4830 3478 Buskirk Ave Ste 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law
Pleasant Hill, CA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(510) 219-6644 2255 Contra Costa Blvd # 301
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
UC Hastings COL
Concord, CA Divorce Lawyer with 41 years experience
(925) 932-5002 1401 Willow Pass Rd Ste 1010
Concord, CA 94520
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Lincoln Univ
Concord, CA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(925) 288-1888 2151 Salvio St Ste 399
Concord, CA 94520
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Pleasant Hill, CA Divorce Lawyer with 46 years experience
(925) 256-3300 25-A Crescent Dr # 407
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 45 years experience
(925) 943-3131 PO Box 2097
Walnut Creek, CA 94523
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
UC Hastings COL
Pleasant Hill, CA Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(925) 284-1901 140 Mayhew Way #1001
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Divorce, Family and Real Estate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Howard Elliot Kane
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 292-0193 2950 Buskirk Avenue, Ste. 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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

Daniel T. Pocklington
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(925) 295-0705 3021 Citrus Circle Suite 250
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Divorce and Personal Injury
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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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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Maria Elena Crabtree
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(925) 262-4271 1801 Oakland Blvd.
Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of California - Davis and 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...
Gary D. Sparks
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 14 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
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...
Ethan M. Weisinger
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 8 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...
Karen Shore Fenchel
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(925) 280-1108 1440 Maria Lane #100
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
UC Hastings COL
Karen S. Fenchel

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Karen Fenchel is a sole practitioner in Walnut Creek, CA. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist and has focused on all areas of family law. Her practice is settlement oriented and includes both family law mediation and collaborative law. Karen has a strong commitment to helping clients resolve issues without going to court. She utilizes her training in both mediation and collaborative practice to assist families in crisis and help them gain control of their lives. Through mediation, collaborative process and negotiated settlements, she works toward equitable solutions that consider the...
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...
Daniel Portillo
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(925) 876-0641 1630 N Main Street, #188
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce and Family
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Attorney with over 30 years of experience representing clients in Divorce and Family Law matters. Certified Specialist in Family Law, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. My practice includes representation in all areas of divorce and family law, including child custody; child visitation; child support; spousal support ; division of community property (including high value assets); annulment; paternity; and drafting marital settlement agreements. I am also available to provide limited scope representation or consultation for self-represent parties. Representing clients throughout Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.
John Edward Harding
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(925) 417-2202 1255 Treat Boulevard
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Dominic Hutchinson Porrino
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 448-2439 2065 N Broadway Ste 203
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Porrino Law PC operates under the guidance of principal Dominic H. Porrino, who entered law practice with the intention of protecting the assets and safety of citizens by helping them negotiate the complexities of the California legal system. The competitive spirit that prompted him to play lacrosse and rugby in his youth now drives development of strategies to protect the best interests of his clients.

Mr. Porrino, an attorney whose practice encompasses legal separation, divorce, child custody and support, estate planning and other civil matters, obtained his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law and was admitted to the...
Justin Kirk Tabayoyon
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer
(925) 609-4003 1990 North California Blvd
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
John F. Kennedy University
Mr. Tabayoyon is a United States Army veteran that holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis in Managerial Economics and a Juris Doctor degree from John F. Kennedy University School of Law. He decided to practice in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and personal injury because of his own personal experiences in those areas of law. He is a zealous and aggressive advocate for his clients. He strongly believes in limited government, freedom, civil liberty, parental rights, and gender neutral application of the law. Mr. Tabayoyon is a highly experienced trial attorney....
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 Family Law... Read More »
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Fred Charles Beyer
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Antioch, CA Divorce Lawyer with 42 years experience
(925) 754-5959 3700 Delta Fair Blvd
Suite 200-D
Antioch, CA 94509
Free ConsultationDivorce
Western State Univ
38 years experience handling divorces of all types, both simple and complex.
Anne Whatley
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Martinez, CA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(925) 228-0800 821 Main St
Martinez, CA 94553
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College
Anne M. Whatley has been practicing family law for over 20 years, and has experience in all aspects, including divorce, custody, support, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, domestic violence, and any other family law issue.
Vanessa Candelaria
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(925) 233-6222 1981 North Broadway
Suite 440
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Throughout her legal career, Vanessa has practiced exclusively in the area of family law. With her legal training and knowledge, she provides compassion and advocacy for her clients. Vanessa’s experience working on a broad spectrum of family law matters include divorce, pre-divorce counseling and planning, premarital agreements, complex marital property issues, high conflict child custody disputes, child and spousal support issues and domestic violence prevention and defense. Vanessa protects her clients’ assets and the best interests of her clients and their children. She represents clients in public court and before private judicial officers. In addition, she serves as a consulting...
John R. Larson
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(925) 389-3198 1211 Newell Avenue
Suite 210
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationDivorce, Consumer, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Miami
Lisa Mendes
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(925) 390-3222 1990 N. California Blvd.
Suite 1020
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Mr. Harry L. Styron
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney
(925) 932-4300 1615 Bonanza Street
Suite 407
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4532
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Elder
University of California - Hastings College of Law
Suzyn Card
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(925) 472-6631 1255 Treat Blvd #300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Divorce and Family
Attorney Suzyn Card is a respected member of the Contra Costa County legal community. During more than a decade in practice, she has served notably as a court-appointed representative of parents and children in cases involving allegations of child abuse or neglect, a juvenile defense attorney for young adults accused of crimes, and a family law advocate for individuals mired in the conflict of separation or divorce. Her practice serves clients throughout California. She stands prepared to take on cases involving family law, divorce, custody and support modifications.
Brittany Hendrix-Smith
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Martinez, CA Divorce Lawyer
(925) 293-2013 535 Main Street
Suite 201
Martinez, CA 94553
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Richard Lewis Howard
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 50 years experience
(925) 939-8722 1806 Bonanza St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
San Francisco Law Sch
Uma Subramanian
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(925) 935-1976 1855 Olympic Blvd., Suite 210
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Univ of Miami School of Law
Lorna M. Jaynes
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Pleasanton, CA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(510) 795-6304 6200 Stoneridge Mall Rd
#300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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...
Robert Chang
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer with 8 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...
Linda Calderon Garrett
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Fairfield, CA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(800) 273-6350 1261 Travis Blvd
#330-C
Fairfield, CA 94533
Free ConsultationDivorce, Consumer, Domestic Violence and Family
New College of California School of Law
I provide consultations and legal coaching (limited-scope services) to individuals throughout all counties of California in the areas of consumer law, family law, distressed mortgages and Chapter 7 bankruptcy. My legal fees are fixed so there are no surprises. My fees are simply based on the time needed by my clients--no more, no less. I also assist California-based clients with document-preparation primarily in the areas of family law and estate planning. The difference between my document preparation services and the services provided on the internet--is that the documents are personally reviewed and approved by me, a California licensed attorney. ...
Amanda Marie Jarratt
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San Ramon, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 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...
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...
M. Colby Freeman
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Danville, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 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...
Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.
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Albany, CA Divorce Lawyer with 8 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
Brenda Russo
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Suisun City, CA Divorce Attorney
(707) 427-6777 One Harbor Center
Suite 230
Suisun City, CA 94585
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Brenda Russo has been in private practice in California since 1986. She spent the first several years of practice working in civil litigation, including personal injury and product liability cases. The majority of Ms. Russo's career has been devoted to working with families and children. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist, having received her certification from the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization in 2001. Ms. Russo's professional experience also includes serving as judge pro tem on numerous occasions for the Solano County Superior Court; volunteering for the Solano County Bar Association's domestic violence response program; serving as a...
Yelda Mesbah Bartlett
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(510) 318-6313 1939 Harrison Street
9th Floor, Suite 921
Oakland, CA 94612
Divorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Helen Louise Peters
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San Ramon, CA Divorce Lawyer with 31 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.
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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.