Corte Madera, 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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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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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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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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Michael Edwin Marquez
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California 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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Donald E Glass
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Corte Madera, CA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(888) 835-6831 300 Tamal Plaza Suite 100
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Free ConsultationDivorce
So Calif College of Law
After graduating from High School, Don attended his initial college year at ASU, AR, on a full music scholarship. Thereafter, he transferred to Whittier College, CA, where he received his BA in Business Administration. In subsequent years, he attended Southern California College of Law, CA, where he received his Juris Doctor (JD) and admission to the California State Bar in 1990. Don is also a licensed California real estate broker. He began practicing law as a sole practitioner but soon joined the law firm of Berger Kahn and then Gray & Prouty as an associate attorney...
Corte Madera, CA Divorce Lawyer with 42 years experience
(415) 924-7171 770 Tamalpais Dr # 321
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Divorce and Family
Univ of Maryland School of Law
Corte Madera, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(415) 924-7171 770 Tamalpais Dr # 321
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Divorce and Family
Stanford Univ Law School
Corte Madera, CA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(415) 927-2333 21 Tamal Vista Blvd Ste 204
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
Paul Henry Nathan
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Tiburon, CA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(415) 341-1144 72A Main Street
Suite 800
Tiburon, CA 94920
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Paul Nathan has built a practice based on giving women the representation they deserve in matters of divorce and custody cases and representing the injured. After graduating cum laude from the University of San Francisco then attended and graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law. Paul honed his skills a a trial lawyer at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College. A fifth generation San Franciscan, Paul was named "Top Attorneys in California by San Francisco magazine and also named "Rising Star" by SuperLawyers in 2013-2017.
Dana Louise Curtis Esq.
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Sausalito, CA Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(415) 331-5158 4000 Bridgeway
Suite 401
Sausalito, CA 94965
Divorce, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
For 22 years, I have devoted my career as a lawyer to helping parties resolve their conflicts efficiently, effectively and respectfully. I believe the quality of a mediated resolution, and of the mediation process, to be as important to the parties as the fact of resolution.
Jasmine Davaloo
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San Rafael, CA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 226-4046 1000 4th St Ste 425
San Rafael, CA 94901
Divorce and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Helene L Taylor Esq
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Mill Valley, CA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(415) 968-3028 131 Camino Alto, Suite E2
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
My personal and professional three-part mission is to: Make your complex California divorce kinder, easier and efficient Make pre and postnuptial conversations and agreements a positive and integral part of happily married life Contribute to the well being of this world and make life happier for everyone. So what does this mean for you and your divorce? It means, in-part, that my services are: Very progressive - I am a strategic divorce mediator and attorney using my 20 years of experience to help men and women negotiate kinder, smarter divorce...
Karly Roberson
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Tiburon, CA Divorce Attorney with 2 years experience
(415) 789-5881 1606 Juanita Lane
Suite B
Tiburon, CA 94920
Divorce and Family
Joann Uhley Babiak
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Sausalito, CA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(415) 225-8540 Babiak Law Offices
3020 Bridgeway Number 365
Sausalito, CA 94965
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Univ of Tulsa COL
Offering you a client-focused approach to legal problem solving, for divorce, custody, support and for small business contracts, agreements and protections. I help people sort through legal challenges. If you are dealing with debt or facing bankruptcy, going through a divorce or custody battle or wrestling with problems in a small business, I'd be happy to speak with you.
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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Gerard Alan Falzone
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San Rafael, CA Divorce Attorney with 37 years experience
(415) 482-7800 747 B Street
Suite 7
San Rafael, CA 94901
Divorce and Family
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
I will do my best to resolve your case as quickly, easily, inexpensively, and amicably as possible. Through competent, caring and empathetic representation, as aggressive as necessary, I will keep you fully informed and in control of every step of the process. I invite you to read the many excellent reviews contained on the Client Testimonials page of my website. I treat my clients the way I would want to be treated if I needed a family law attorney. My service to you includes providing the most cost effective alternatives to resolving your case or situation. I provide full legal representation,...
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...
Wayne Kenneth David McIntosh
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(415) 454-2361 4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
San Rafael, CA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Foreign Law School
Business and International Experience
Wayne started in Auckland New Zealand, graduating after completing a challenging combined Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws in just 4 years, achieving top marks at his law school at Auckland University made up of 11,000 students where he was elected Student President in a landslide victory in his last year. Then recruited by a leading Merchant Bank, MARAC Corporation, Wayne moved to Citibank before becoming the founding Company Secretary for New Zealand's first publicly listed Investment Bank, founding Company Secretary for NZ’s first publicly listed Venture Capital company and a Director of a...
Lisa J. Auer
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(415) 772-5686 1808 Wedemeyer Street
Suite 216
San Francisco, CA 94129
Divorce and Family
University of California - Berkeley
Attorney and mediator Lisa J. Auer works with clients in the San Francisco area who want to resolve their divorce or other family law matter respectfully outside of court. Lisa's consensual dispute resolution practice includes mediation, collaborative divorce, consulting, limited scope representation, and drafting and review of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Catherine Eranthe
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San Rafael, CA Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 504-2006 4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
New Coll of CA School of Law
Cate Eranthe is a California-licensed attorney admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District with over 20 years of complex discovery and litigation experience. Ms. Eranthe has handled chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies from initial filing through discharge. A San Francisco native she provides practical strategies and advises on different approaches to achieve your best outcomes. We are a full service civil litigation firm and handle family law, small business matters and consumer law. We also counsel and represent consumer debtors in bankruptcy. Our goal is to assist our...
Sydney Elise Fairbairn
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Novato, CA Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(415) 883-2199 269 Posada del Sol
Novato, CA 94949
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I am a Marin County raised person having attended Terra Linda High School, UC Berkeley and Golden Gate University Law school. I love working with the people of Marin County and am very acquainted with the court system here. Please call for a free consultation. If I cannot help you I will try to find another attorney to help you. Thank you, Sydney.
Kelly Y. Reiter
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San Rafael, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(415) 457-0700 1401 Los Gamos Drive, Ste 210
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
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
Adam Nathan Gurley
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(415) 240-9953 3755 Balboa St
Suite 204
San Francisco, CA 94121
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
UC Hastings COL
I am a San Francisco Divorce Attorney who has done Family Law/divorce cases for more than seventeen years. I have done hundreds of Family Law hearings, rather than just a few. I have had cases in every county in the Bay Area. An experienced attorney, like myself, can make a huge difference in the outcome of your family law situation. Call me at 415.240.9953 and I will give you an immediate free telephone consultation. You can text me at 415.240.9953. I do traditional representation and "Limited Scope." With Limited Scope, there is no large up front retainer. You just pay as...
O'Neil G. Dennis
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(415) 710-5236 3223 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
University of San Francisco School of Law
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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Kristine Stewart
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California Divorce Attorney

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Karen Alicia Davis
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Richmond, CA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(510) 233-1011 P.O. Box 2203
Richmond, CA 94801
Divorce, Bankruptcy and Immigration
Georgetown University Law Center
Paula Michele Lawhon
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San Rafael, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(415) 398-3400 3950 Civic Center Drive
Suite 230
San Rafael, CA 94903
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
I am a full time family law/divorce mediator in San Francisco. I have been practicing law for 11 years and have been mediating for 6 years. I work with couples to stay out of court and to reach creative and fair agreements together in the privacy of my office.
Charlotte Hideko Huggins
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San Rafael, CA Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(415) 457-4497 950 Northgate Dr
San Rafael, CA 94903
Divorce and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
Valerie Fenchel
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(415) 805-9069 2001 Union Street
Suite 480
San Francisco, CA 94123
Divorce and Family
University of California, Davis, School of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
I am a Bay Area native, presently residing in San Francisco. I am trained in mediation, negotiation, and litigation. I handle uncontested divorces and complex custody matters, as well as premarital agreements, the division of marital assets, child support, and spousal support issues. My main office is located above Jackson Square in San Francisco. You can reach me at (415) 805-9069 or email me at Valerie@FenchelFamilyLaw.com.

Prior to attending law school, I managed the care and education for toddlers, elementary age children, and preteens. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa with High Honors from UC Santa Barbara and earned my J.D....
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...
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...
Christine Ann Pham
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(510) 993-4118 One Kaiser Plaza, Suite 401
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
Southwestern University School of Law
Christine Pham is a San Francisco native with over 10 years of litigation experience. Her background in litigation, bankruptcy, and knowledge of California family law, combined with her creative legal strategies and sincere compassion for her clients, has made her a recognized and trusted name in and around the Bay Area.

Christine focuses her practice on helping families and couples in a range of family law and family formation matters, including child custody and support, spousal support (alimony), dissolution of marriage (divorce), legal separation, division of property, and assisted reproduction.

Christine’s dedication to her clients is reflected in the testimonials they give...
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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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...
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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Inez Kim
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 4 years experience
(808) 255-9016 8 10th St 1706
San Francisco, CA 94103
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Elder and Family
American Heritage University School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law
Inez Kim, Attorney at Law specializes in representing individuals in various areas of law. She is known for her mission to take a genuine interest in her clients and bring fast resolutions. Her clients appreciate her immediate feedback and strong communication skills. She understands the uniqueness of each cases and meets the clients' expectations. She also holds an MBA degree and bring to the table real world business experience. She is dedicated to bring commitment, integrity and positive results for all her clients.
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
Paul W. Thorndal
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(415) 648-3097 88 Kearny Suite 1475
San Francisco, CA 94108
Divorce, Appeals and Family
UC Hastings COL
Paul W. Thorndal is a partner at Wald & Thorndal. He specializes in divorces of all kinds with an emphasis on gay divorce. Mr. Thorndal is a Certified Family Law Specialist (The State Bar of California Legal Specialization). Wald & Thorndal's 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.
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...
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
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.
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
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.
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
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Corte Madera Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

North Bay Legal Aid
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San Rafael, CA

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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.