Encinitas, California Divorce Lawyers

Jenna A. Hoefler
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Dedicated California Divorce & Family Law Attorney! Call Now!

I provide exceptional legal representation for those going through a divorce. I will work tirelessly for the best possible results in your case! Visit my website for information and reviews.
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Roy M. Doppelt Esq.
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Need an experienced San Diego Attorney for a Divorce, Paternity or Legal Sep?

Full time experienced family law attorneys represent clients in divorce cases including custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, division of assets, division of debts and other related issues
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Nancy J. Bickford
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Successful Divorce Lawyer! Certified Family Law Specialist & Public Accountant!

I am a dedicated attorney practicing exclusively in the area of family law. I provide skilled representation to pursue the results you need. Visit my website to see client testimonials and call now for a consultation.
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Ashley Negrette
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California Divorce Attorney

Ashley Negrette is licensed to practice law in the State of California, and is in good standing with the State Bar of California. Ashley earned her bachelor's degree from University of California Los... Read More »
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Richard Renkin
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Encinitas, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(619) 299-7100 320 Encinitas Blvd
Ste B
Encinitas, CA 92024
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Western State Univ
At Renkin & Associates, we represent clients in all areas of San Diego and North County for family law cases. Divorces can have many complex issues, and we have experience handling a variety of issues, including marriage dissolution, property division, and move-away issues. Visit www.renkinlaw.com to learn how we can help you.
Carrie E Nolan
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Encinitas, CA Divorce Attorney
(760) 479-1900 662 Encinitas Blvd
#260
Encinitas, CA 92024
Divorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Carrie began her career in family law in 2006 as a legal assistant. She became a paralegal in 2007. She began working for the Law Office of Annette Hall Neville in 2008 as a paralegal while she attended law school. She became an associate attorney in 2012. Carrie’s diligence and attention to detail are second-to-none. She is a vital part of our practice. Clients and colleagues alike respect her work ethic and easy demeanor.
Warren Erwin Haviland Jr
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Encinitas, CA Divorce Lawyer with 48 years experience
(858) 223-3400 171 Saxony Rd., Suite 110
Encinitas, CA 92024
Divorce and Family
Vanderbilt Univ School of Law
Kandy Odetta Koliwer
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Encinitas, CA Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
315 S Coast Highway 101
Suite 194
Encinitas, CA 92024
Divorce and Family
Western State Univ
Kandy received a BA in Sociology and and California Teaching Credential from San Diego State University. She received a Masters degree in Counseling from Chapman College. Prior to becoming an attorney she worked as a Probation Officer and Social Worker with children involved in the Juvenile Court related to child abuse and neglect. Kandy's primary area of practice is Juvenile Dependency, representing all parties including parents, relatives and foster parents. Additonally she works in the areas of Family Law, Guardianships, Adoptions, Restraining Orders and Paternity Actions.
Encinitas, CA Divorce Attorney with 44 years experience
(760) 479-2525 539 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA 92024
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
University of San Diego School of Law
Encinitas, CA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(760) 334-8563 169 Saxony Rd
Encinitas, CA 92024
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
John Marshall Law School
Encinitas, CA Divorce Attorney with 42 years experience
(760) 634-7630 527 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA 92024
Divorce, Family and Military
Western State Univ
Encinitas, CA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(760) 479-1900 662 Encinitas Blvd Ste 260
Encinitas, CA 92024
Divorce
California Western School of Law
Encinitas, CA Divorce Attorney with 42 years experience
(760) 753-3766 315 S Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Encinitas, CA Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(760) 436-4200 1042 N El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
Divorce, Education and Family
Western State Univ
Andrew J. Botros
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Knowledgeable & Determined Divorce & Family Law Attorney! Focused on You!

I am a skilled and dedicated divorce lawyer. I am committed to resolving all sorts of family law matters. I work for the best possible results! Visit my website to see client testimonials and call now for a consultation.
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Andy Cook
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California Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience

Andy Cook is here to help you! With a great courtroom presence (he used to be a professional announcer) and strong writing skills, Andy is able to get your message across to the many family law judges in... Read More »
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Encinitas, CA Divorce Lawyer
706 Poinsettia Park N
Encinitas, CA 92024
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Medical Malpractice
Yijin Jennifer Lee
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Solana Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 2 years experience
(858) 410-0144 777 S. Highway 101, Suite 123
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of San Diego School of Law
Yijin Jennifer Lee is a San Diego family law attorney who brings both strong, legal expertise and a calm, rational demeanor to her clients when navigating difficult family matters. Prior to becoming an attorney, Jennifer worked exclusively in the area of family law as both a paralegal and a law clerk for more than two years, and is especially skilled in guiding clients through issues of divorce, spousal and child support, custody, visitation, and restraining orders. Jennifer is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, where she served as an associate and...
Kevin Andrew Polis
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(858) 755-3300 12636 High Bluff Dr, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92130
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130
Divorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Attorney Kevin A. Polis is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Diego Family Law Bar Association, North County Bar Association, and is Certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Kevin Polis has dedicated his career exclusively to the practice of divorce & family law. Because of this, he is certified by the State Bar of California as a Divorce & Family Law Specialist, a title that few attorneys in our area have, and one that shows a commitment to the practice of the law and delivering...
Dennis Geis Temko
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(858) 274-3538 12636 High Bluff Dr. Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92130
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Dennis Temko provides exceptional representation in appellate matters in California State Courts in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and elsewhere. His appellate practice is focused on family law matters including custody, property division, child and spousal support, stock options, high income earners, Ostler Smith (bonus support orders), domestic violence restraining orders, and imputation, among other issues. Most of his practice has been devoted to family law appeals and writs since his 2013 admission to the California State Bar. Super Lawyers Magazine recognized Mr. Temko as a rising star in 2017, and again in 2018.

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Nancy J. Bickford
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(858) 793-8884 12348 High Bluff Dr
#220
San Diego, CA 92130
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
California Western School of Law
Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law, Ms. Bickford practices exclusively in the area of family law helping clients with divorce and separation in San Diego. Ms. Bickford is a graduate of California Western School of Law where she received honorable recognition for outstanding achievement in the areas of community property, taxation and civil procedure, as well as a West Publishing Award in recognition of her overall outstanding scholastic accomplishment. Ms. Bickford received her Bachelor of Science from Miami University, with a dual major in Systems Analysis and Mathematics. San Diego divorce attorney Nancy...
Andrew J. Botros
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney
(858) 793-8884 12348 High Bluff Dr
#220
San Diego, CA 92130
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of San Diego
Mr. Botros has practiced family law exclusively since 2010. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the California Board of Legal Specializatio
Rickard Lee Borg
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Lawyer with 44 years experience
(760) 729-2313 2558 Roosevelt Street
Suite 300
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Life Long California resident serving the Carlsbad area for 40 years Graduate of Lynwood SDA Academy Vietnam Veteran -- Gasoline Truck Driver Former Realtor in California Business owner and General Counsel to the Health Care Industry including hospitals.... Currently General Counsel to Spinergy Professional Affiliations with Brig. Gen. David M. Brahms USMC Ret and Vanessa Duisters. A significant percentage of clients are professionals including Lawyers. We are Lawyers for Lawyers Quite often Our wide experience in trial matters is useful in settling difficult cases in Mediation. We have youth in Vanessa Duisters. Brilliance in General Brahms supplemented with Business...
Robin Ann DeVito Esq.
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Attorney with 35 years experience
(760) 720-9890 1015 Chestnut Ave
#C-2
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
California Western School of Law
Matthew S. Blado
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(858) 793-8884 12348 High Bluff Dr
#220
San Diego, CA 92130
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Jenna A. Hoefler
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney
(858) 793-8884 12348 High Bluff Dr
#220
San Diego, CA 92130
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
California Western School of Law
Damon Brandon Forney
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Need an experienced San Diego Attorney for a Divorce, Paternity or Legal Sep?

Full time experienced family law attorneys represent clients in divorce cases including custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, division of assets, division of debts and other related issues
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Stephen Smith
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California Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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Thomas D'Arcy Ferreira
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(760) 990-4752 2244 Faraday Avenue, No. 115
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Diego School of Law
California family lawyer and credentialed mediator . Practiced personal injury and workers' compensation litigation 1988-2007. Joined Kegel, Tobin & Truce in 1990, managing shareholder in 2002. January 2008, transitioned to family law and mediation after divorcing. Current practice emphasizes resolution of conflict for the sake of children, and cost-effective methods to get through divorce. AAA neutral in insurance litigation. 3 published Ct. of Appeal Cases and 1 before the Cal. Sup. Ct.
Samin Vali
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(760) 579-7375 2173 Salk Avenue, Ste. 250
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Samin Vali Beringer is a licensed California attorney authorized to practice in both state and federal court. Her unique experiences in Family Law and Civil Litigation enable her to handle a wide spectrum of cases. Ms. Beringer is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where she was recognized on the Dean's List and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a specialization in Public Law. Thereafter, Ms. Beringer continued her education at the University of San Diego School of Law. While at the University of San Diego, Ms. Beringer developed her knowledge of Family Law...
Stephen J. Moore Esq.
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(760) 720-9890 1015 Chestnut Ave
#C-2
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Family and Probate
California Western School of Law
Thomas Daniel Nares
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(760) 434-5710 2794 Gateway Rd.
Suite 106
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
My practice is devoted to the areas of Family Law, Divorce, Custody and Visitation, Domestic Violence and Support, as well as to all Criminal Law cases from misdemeanors to the most serious felonies.
Steven Lee Fritsch
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Oceanside, CA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(760) 683-2071 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 216
Oceanside, CA 92054
Divorce and Family
California Western School of Law
We understand that our clients are experiencing a difficult time in their lives and need an attorney that will guide and help them through this stressful period and aggressively and competently represent and protect their interests.  At the Law Office of Steven L. Fritsch you will have representation from an attorney that is experienced, aggressive when needed and has an outstanding reputation in the legal community.  Our law office strives to provide professional and superior service.
Craig Richard VanThiel
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(760) 722-7669 701 Palomar Airport Rd., Ste. 300
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Julia Kaemerle
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(760) 931-1981 5962 La Place Court
Ste. 165
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Ms. Anne M Curtolo
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(760) 795-9123 701 Palomar Airport Rd, Suite 300
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Matthew Kaemerle
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Attorney
(760) 931-1981 5962 La Place Court
Ste. 165
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Peter Mueller
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San Marcos, CA Divorce Attorney with 46 years experience
(760) 752-4600 950 Boardwalk #305
San Marcos, CA 92078
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Mr. Mueller has been practicing law for thirty-five years and is licensed in California and Illinois. Graduating with honors from Loyola Law School in 1972, he was selected to associate with Chicago’s leading corporate firm and was also invited to become a Visiting Professor of Corporate Law at Loyola, where he had held the position as Assistant Dean of the Business School during his law studies. In his position as director of Father’s Rights Law Center®, Mr. Mueller, a Certified Family Law Specialist, benefits from his early litigation training and experience and will involve when needed, qualified and respected...
Matthew S. Blado
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Experienced & Dedicated Divorce & Family Law Lawyer! Exceptional Representation!

I practice exclusively in the areas of Divorce and Family Law. I work tirelessly to deliver the best possible results for those going through a divorce! Visit my website for client reviews and call for a consultation.
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Julia Kaemerle
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Free consultation, aggressive representation in divorce and custody cases.

I'm an experienced family law and divorce lawyer and will fight for the best results for you and your children. My practice includes complex divorce cases, spousal support, child support, and child custody & visitation.
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Nicole M. Nore Esq.
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(760) 720-9890 1015 Chestnut Ave
#C-2
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Elizabeth N. Fox Esq.
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney
(858) 935-6211 10620 Treena St #230,
San Diego, CA 92131
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Linda Joyce Alexander
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Vista, CA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(760) 806-4377 380 S Melrose Dr
Suite 302
Vista, CA 92081
Divorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Linda J Alexander is a licensed California Attorney who has been practicing Family Law in San Diego County since 1995. Ms Alexander dedicates her practice of law to Family Law Matters. Focusing on: Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Legal Separation, Paternity, Pre and Post Marital Agreements, Guardianships, Adoptions, Post Judgment Modifications, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Community and Separate Property matters, Division of Assets and Debts, Co-Habitation Agreements and Grandparent Visitation. Ms. Alexander understands that dealing with family law issues can be extremely painful and...
Ms. Elizabeth N Molea
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney
10620 Treena St #230,
San Diego, CA 92131
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Vanessa G. McKinnon
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(760) 707-3373 1265 Carlsbad Village Drive Suite 100
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce
Andrew Patrick Johnson
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Vista, CA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(760) 639-0187 440 S. Melrose Drive
Suite 260
Vista, CA 92081
Divorce and Family
California Western School of Law
Andrew Johnson, CFLS is a licensed Attorney in California who is also a Certified Family Law Specialist. Mr. Johnsons’ law practice is entirely devoted to the practice of Divorce & Family Law located in Vista and North San Diego County, California. Mr. Johnson is also a certified divorce mediator. Mr. Johnson became a member of the Bar in 2000, and over the past 18 years, has worked for himself, Basie and Fritz Attorney’s at Law and at the Law Offices of James A. Hennenhoefer A.P.C where he was a partner before opening his own practice in 2011. ...
Susan E. Guthrie
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La Jolla, CA Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(203) 295-3388 7590 Fay Avenue
Suite 204 B
La Jolla, CA 92037
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Wayne State University Law School
I am a practicing attorney with almost 30 years of divorce and family law experience. After many years involved in traditional divorce litigation, and seeing the devastation that the adversarial process wreaks on the parties and their children, I established my current practice which is focused on the non-adversarial approaches to divorce. These include mediation, collaborative law and negotiated settlement. All of these methods of resolving the issues that arise in divorce and family law matters result in a more positive, cooperative agreement and understanding between the parties which allows them to move forward with a settlement...
Thomas Huguenor
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La Jolla, CA Divorce Attorney with 46 years experience
(858) 458-9500 4225 Executive Square
Suite 270
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Christine Hayes Sickler
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 42 years experience
(858) 566-6650 9663 Tierra Grande Street
Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Divorce and Family
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
MS. SICKLER joined the firm in 1985 and is a supervising attorney with the firm. Ms. Sickler obtained her Juris Doctorate from Hastings College of the Law in 1976 and her Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1973. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sickler was engaged in the general practice of law, including obtaining substantial civil and criminal trial experience. Ms. Sickler was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1976 and became a Certified Specialist in Family Law in 1991. She is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association,...
Beatrice Larsson Snider
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 44 years experience
(888) 860-8544 9663 Tierra Grande
Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
California Western School of Law
The youngest of four children, Beatrice Larsson Snider came to the United States from Sweden with her family at the age of 10. The family first lived in Berkeley, California then moved to Westchester County, New York where she graduated from high school in 1967. Certain characteristics separated her from the other teens of her day and her natural instinct to protect the underdog and speak up for her beliefs forecasted her eventual career in law. Ms. Snider was offered a scholarship as an undergraduate to California Western University in San Diego, California. Halfway through her undergraduate degree in pre-medical studies,...
Denise E. Oxley Esq.
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California Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience

Inns of Court School of Law, Grays Inn, LondonUnited Kingdom and California
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Stephen J. Moore Esq.
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California Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience

California Western School of LawU.S. District Court, Southern District of Caliornia, California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
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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.