Emeryville, California Divorce Lawyers

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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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. Read More »
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Sarah Van Voorhis
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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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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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Erin A. Levine
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Emeryville, CA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(510) 595-4112 5801 Christie Ave.
Suite 387
Emeryville, CA 94608
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Emeryville, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(415) 274-0961 2200 Powell St
Ste 440
Emeryville, CA 94608
Divorce, Civil Rights and Family
Northeastern Univ School of Law
Emeryville, CA Divorce Attorney
(510) 595-4112 5801 Christie Ave Ste 387
Emeryville, CA 94608
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
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Criminal 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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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...
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
Ariel Winger
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Berkeley, CA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(510) 564-0585 2832 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
New College of California
I began practicing family law in 1999 and worked for a non-profit for 5 years where I successfully represented survivors of domestic violence and their children in court. In 2007 started my own family law practice to offer services for those who want to divorce using a non-adversarial model. I offer Mediation, Collaborative Practice, and other forms of settlement oriented methods of divorce that seek to find a mutually agreeable resolution for both parties.
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...
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.
Amanda J. List
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(510) 302-6600 2101 Webster Street
Suite 1835
Oakland, CA 94612
Divorce, Appeals and Family
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Amanda J. List is an associate at the Wald Law Group. She specializes in divorces of all kinds with an emphasis on gay divorce. The Wald Law Group practice areas include: Divorce, Dissolution & Contested Parentage Actions for all families; Custody Disputes. 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.
Kevin J. Ramey
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Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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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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Evelyn Herrera
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Oakland, CA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(510) 893-3711 1970 Broadway
Suite 625
Oakland, CA 94612
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Immigration
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Ms. Lucy Zheng
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Oakland, CA Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(408) 638-7006 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, DUI and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Lucy Zheng is a California licensed attorney, experienced in individual tax debt relief, DUI law, family law, personal bankruptcy filings, and tenant evictions. Prior to forming her own practice, Lucy worked at a law firm handling multiple client cases all throughout Northern California. She witnessed the strengths and weaknesses of a larger law firm, and thus determined she could best provide her clients with the personalized attention and service that they deserve by starting her own practice. Lucy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Public Law in only 3 years, from the University of...
Yelda Mesbah Bartlett
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 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
Robert Alan Goodman
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(510) 987-7800 555 12th Street
Suite 1900
Oakland, CA 94607
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Francisco, School of Law
Alex Verbeck
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Berkeley, CA Divorce Lawyer
(415) 212-8253 2120 University Ave.,
Berkeley, CA 94704
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Landlord Tenant
Lewis & Clark Law School
Hannah Elizabeth Sims
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Oakland, CA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(510) 628-0250 1939 Harrison Street
Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94612
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Col William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Hannah E. Sims is a Certified Family Law Specialist with 22 years of experience in the field of divorce and family law. Her boutique law firm includes two associate attorneys and two paralegals who work collaboratively on cases in order to ensure the best results in the most cost-effective manner. While the Law Offices of Hannah E. Sims prides itself in its superb reputation as skilled litigators and trial attorneys, the first approach is always to attempt settlement.
Thomas V. Roland
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BERKELEY, CA Divorce Lawyer with 47 years experience
(510) 841-1500 1830 Berkeley Way
BERKELEY, CA 94703
Divorce, Appeals, Business and Domestic Violence
U of San Francisco School of Law
Ian M.A. Van Leer
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Oakland, CA Divorce Attorney
(510) 645-1533 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Martin James Elmer
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Berkeley, CA Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(510) 644-2411 1919 Addison St, #105
Berkeley, CA 94704
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Suzanne E. Ahlport
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer
(510) 541-4344 1730 Franklin St., Suite 212
Oakland, CA 94612
Divorce
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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Aggie Dolores Rose-Chavez
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(510) 451-0204 1407 Webster St.
Suite 218
Oakland, CA 94612
Divorce, Civil Rights, Family and Social Security Disability
U of San Francisco School of Law
Elizabeth Principato-Phipps
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Alameda, CA Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(510) 814-0575 536 Kings Rd
Alameda, CA 94501
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Quinnipiac Univ School of Law
Judith Dilley Gough
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer with 44 years experience
(510) 832-3411 11 Embarcadero W
Oakland, CA 94607
Divorce and Family
San Francisco Law Sch
Sharon Alkire
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Berkeley, CA Divorce Lawyer
(510) 761-5792 Law Office of Sharon Alkire
1900 Addison Street, #200
Berkeley, CA 94704
Divorce and Family
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
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

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
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.
Drexel Andrew Bradshaw
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(415) 433-4800 1388 Sutter Street
Suite 920
San Francisco, CA 94109
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, IP and Real Estate
St. Thomas University
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,...
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.
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
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
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.
Christine Ann Pham
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(415) 273-9220 388 Market Street, Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
Southwestern University School of Law
Christine Pham is a San Francisco, Bay Area native with over 10 years of litigation experience. She now focuses her practice on helping families and couples in a range of matters, including child custody and support, spousal support (alimony, guardianship, dissolution of marriage (divorce), legal separation, and division of property.

Christine is also dedicated to helping individuals throughout the Bay Area gain their financial freedom through filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. In the past, she was the managing attorney of the San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Fairfield and Stockton offices of the nation’s largest consumer bankruptcy...
Paul Henry Nathan
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(866) 414-4091 540 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
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.
Lisa J. Auer
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(415) 772-5686 12 Funston Avenue
Suite B
San Francisco, CA 94129
Divorce and Family
University of California - Berkeley
Attorney and mediator Lisa J. Auer works with clients in the San Francisco Bay Area in a full range of family law matters, including divorce, dissolution of domestic partnership, parenting issues, child and spousal support, and premarital and postmarital agreements. Lisa’s services include traditional family law representation, mediation, consulting for clients who are in mediation or pursuing self-directed settlement, limited scope representation, and collaborative divorce. Lisa is committed to resolving family law issues outside of court whenever possible. However, Lisa understands that litigation is necessary to resolve some cases, and she will represent your interests skillfully and cost-effectively. Regardless of...
Shelley M. Kennedy
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 398-3400 870 Market Street
Suite 1151
San Francisco, CA 94102
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Shelley M. Kennedy is a family law attorney and private mediator with Lawhon Law & Mediation, P.C.

Shelley's mediation practice includes high-asset dissolution of marriage matters including division of property, preparation of complex financial models, calculations for various settlement options, as well as determination of support. In addition to Shelley’s experience in financially complex matters, her practice also includes mediation for couples with smaller estates.

Shelley serves as a Settlement Conference Master for the San Francisco Unified Family Law Courts and as a volunteer attorney for the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Pro Bono Family Law Project.

Shelley has participated in over 200...
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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.