Huntington Beach, California Divorce Lawyers

Gerald A. Maggio
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California Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience

Orange County divorce attorney Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced family law and divorce attorney dedicated to providing a personalized approach to each client's legal representation based on their needs. Mr. Maggio is... Read More »
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David P. Schwarz
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Dedicated California Divorce Lawyer with Experience and Compassion! Call Now!

I am committed to providing skilled and aggressive legal representation. I will fight to get the results that you need and deserve! Visit my website to see client testimonials and case results. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Roger Edward Naghash
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Free Consultation! Experienced California Divorce Law Attorney! Call for Help!

I aggressively represent the rights and interests of those going through a divorce. I will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible results! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Michele Marie Charbonneau
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California Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience

Ms. Charbonneau is a highly regarded Orange County family law practitioner and was a founding partner in one of Orange County’s premier law firms. Ms. Charbonneau is well known for her uncanny ability to get to the... Read More »
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Jeffrey Stearman
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Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(714) 871-7778 7755 Center Ave #1100
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Western State University College of Law
Graduated Cal State University Fullerton with degree in Criminal Justice in 1978. Attended and graduated Western State University School of Law in Fullerton in 1981 and passed and admitted to the CA. State Bar in 1982 (on the first try). Have been in practice since 1982 and private practice since 1992. I am also licensed in Calif. as a Private Investigator and owner of Stearman Investigative Services.
Mr Norman Gregory Fernandez Esq.
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Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(800) 816-1529 18685 Main Street
Suite 101-193
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
University of La Verne College of Law
Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq., is a top rated, Nationally Recognized.Attorney at Law, and founder of The Law Offices of Norman Gregory Fernandez & Associates, a California personal injury law firm.

Mr. Fernandez has been made a member of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He was also named one of the 10 Best by the American Insitute of Personal Injury Attorneys for the year 2016-2017.

Mr. Fernandez is an aggressive trial lawyer who has extensive experience handling Personal Injury, Family Law, and other types of legal matters, throughout the State of California.

He handles cases which...
James Rudolph Jones Jr
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Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(714) 372-2205 7755 Center Ave
Suite 1100
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Probate
Seattle University School of Law
Born in Virginia. Traveled extensively and worked abroad. Attended Nurnberg American High School in Nurnberg, Germany and George C. Marshall Regional High School In Ankara, Turkey. B.A. in International Relations from University of Arizona, 1975. J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, 1979. Phi Alpha Delta legal Fraternity. Rule 9 Limited Admission to Practice in Washington State, 1979. Admitted to California Bar, 1980. Admitted to U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit, 1981. Parliamentarian, NASBA. Past delegate ABA. Arbitrator for the Orange County Superior Court. Member Family Law section...
Patricia Ann Hendrickson
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Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(714) 969-9910 18377 Beach Blvd
Suite 100
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Divorce and Family
Western State College School of Law
Dedicated Legal Counsel in Southern California Family law issues must be given careful thought and professional attention because the absence of these two elements could result in negative consequences for your family's future. Terms of a divorce and other issues that arise within this area of law are determinations that can affect your life in the long term. If you are facing divorce in Orange County, California, your case requires the unmatched legal representation of Hendrickson & Associates. At our firm, we have the ability to handle the legal situation you are facing and approach your case in...
Denise Arlene Furubotten
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Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(714) 960-6200 17011 Beach Blvd
#900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Debra Anne Cotton
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Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(714) 375-6417 5267 Warner Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Western State Univ COL
Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(949) 415-4576 20342 Bridgeside Ln Unit 201
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Divorce and Family
Western State Univ COL
Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 47 years experience
(310) 793-1216 20581 Paisley Ln
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 42 years experience
(714) 655-7180 9412 Fireside Dr
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Divorce and Family
Univ of LaVerne COL
Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(562) 594-5678 1 Pacific Plz
7755 Center Ave Ste 1000
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Univ of Victoria
Steven P. Fernandez
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California Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience

Attorney Steven Fernandez is a Certified Family Law Specialist with over 27 years of experience. Mr. Fernandez handles every family law case including divorce, child custody, and complex property division. Read More »
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Stefanie M. Hilliard
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California Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience

Ms. Hilliard is a highly respected and accomplished lawyer, having been awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Family Law and White Collar Crime. Read More »
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Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 47 years experience
(562) 458-9549 3612 Bravata Dr
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Western State Univ
Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(818) 908-2618 16787 Beach Bvld # 777
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Divorce, Family and Immigration
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 45 years experience
(714) 964-1638 6721 Lafayette Dr
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(714) 964-6277 10102 Cliff Dr
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Divorce and Family
Western State Univ COL
Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(714) 960-8424 2134 Main Street #140
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Divorce and Family
Western State Univ
Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(310) 277-9747 5267 Warner Ave
Ste 211
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Divorce and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 41 years experience
(714) 963-4860 9121 Atlanta Ave # 873
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Divorce, Business and Family
Western State Univ
Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(714) 895-4529 4952 Warner Ave
Ste 106
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 42 years experience
(714) 895-4529 4952 Warner Ave Ste 106
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Pacific Coast Univ
Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(714) 385-2846 17011 Beach Blvd Ste 900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Divorce and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
David Goldberg
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California Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience

As the principal attorney at The Goldberg Legal Group, Mr. David Goldberg brings over 14 years of experience as a practicing attorney to your case. He is both aggressive and detail oriented in all areas of family and... Read More »
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Shahnaz Hussain
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California Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience

Attorney Shahnaz Hussain has been in practice for over 19 years, and she has handled over 5,000 cases. Shahnaz Hussain is a member of the California Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court: Central District of... Read More »
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Thomas Can Thien
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Westminster, CA Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(714) 897-0201 8311 Westminster Ave
Suite 310
Westminster, CA 92683
Divorce, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Thomas James Stolp
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Fountain Valley, CA Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(714) 847-6041 10061 Talbert Ave
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Divorce, Collections, Estate Planning and Family
Western State Univ
Maxwell A. Hills
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(949) 288-6775 30211 Avenida de las Banderas
Suite 200
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Loyola University New Orleans
Hills Law Group assists clients in identifying and maximizing assets in a divorce. If you are engaged in a divorce and wish to: * Create an accurate picture of your assets and debts * Understand what you are entitled to * Ensure that you pursue all possible assets and other claims * Achieve a beneficial division of your assets * Receive counseling as to what is in your best interest each step of the way * Work with an attorney who focuses on family law in your area I can help you. My practice is focused...
Bettina Yanez
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Orange, CA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(714) 971-8000 625 The City Dr S
#490
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State Univ COL
Bettina Yanez is a CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST, Certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. The Orange County Divorce attorney firm represents and handles family law cases in both Orange County and Los Angeles. The Orange County family lawyer is located near the Orange County Family Law Court. She is a highly respected and knowledgeable OC attorney and Orange County domestic violence attorney. Attorney Yanez is a member of the California State Bar, Orange County Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association; Orange County Women Lawyers Association. Yanez is also "un abogado de divorcio y abogada de...
Kevin C Boileau
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Irvine, CA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(949) 444-6964 17901 Von Karman Ave Suite 600
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Personal Injury
Harvard Law School, University of San Diego School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
For your mediation or negotiation needs, contact Kevin Boileau at
408.442.2983, 949.444.6964, or 415.830.0065.

Scientist, lawyer, and psychoanalyst specializing in complex negotiation, mediation, and law that utilizes game theory and psychoanalysis.

Substantively, we operate in:
DIVORCE LAW - - we handle complex financials, estates, and discreet matters
PERSONAL INJURY MEDIATION & NEGOTIATION - - we can help you avoid litigation and get your settlement
ANIMAL RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we protect animals
WATER & LAND MEDIATION - - we offer creative solutions
BUSINESS MEDIATION - - we can help with business conflicts
HUMAN RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we broker peace

We have offices in Silicon Valley/San Jose,...
Violet Priscilla Woodhouse
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Newport Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(949) 640-8861 2 Corporate Plaza Dr
Suite 250
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Divorce and Family
Western State College of Law at Argosy University and Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Established in 1996, Violet P. Woodhouse, APC is a specialty family law practice offering superior legal representation. With an unparalleled background in both law and finance, the firm has handled and unraveled the most complicated, sophisticated and challenging family law matters. The firm is also recognized for its skillful approach in representing clients in the most traditional family law matters such as support and custody issues. Violet P. Woodhouse, one of the leading authorities on divorce is an author, educator, speaker and attorney. Her book, "Divorce and Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions...
Harry Mirchandaney
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Newport Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(800) 756-1091 620 Newport Center Drive
Suite 1100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Harvard Law School and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Harry Mirchandaney counsels clients throughout California on trusts and wills, probate and trust administration, Personal Injury, Divorce and related issues such as Child Custody, Child and Spousal Support, and pre-nuptial and post-marital property agreements, through HMA Law Group's offices in Newport Beach, Riverside, and satellite locations.
David Leonard Price
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Orange, CA Divorce Attorney with 48 years experience
(714) 703-8840 625 The City Drive South, Suite 260
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Mr. Price is a family law attorney and divorce mediator in California who provides experienced, intelligent and responsive representation for mediation clients in communities throughout Orange County from his firm, the Law & Mediation Offices of David L. Price.

For more than 45 years, Mr. Price has been counseling individuals as they pursue divorce or other family law litigation matters. For the past 30 years, however, more of his practice has been devoted to family law mediation, through which he provides couples with a cost-effective alternative to expensive litigation for resolving disputes over often complex matters such as parenting...
Julie Ho
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Orange, CA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(949) 505-2479 1 City Blvd West
Suite 1130
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Southwestern University School of Law
An eye for detail. Ms. Ho is a Partner at Core Law Group. She is that rare breed of individual that has the analytical skills and patience to find the most intricate details about her cases. Whether it’s an opposing party’s retirement plan or a motion the opposing attorney filed with the court, Ms. Ho is known for being able to spot the weakness in the other side’s case and taking the tactical steps necessary to take advantage of that weakness. Ms. Ho has extensive experience clients in both Federal and State courts. Her...
Douglas Hatherley
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Irvine, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(949) 337-4050 19762 MacArthur Blvd
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92612
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Douglas A. Hatherley is a family law and divorce attorney with Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente, LLP. Mr. Hatherley's practice is focused on the issues of family law litigation, including child custody and visitation, spousal support, child support, domestic violence, paternity, and division of assets. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School.

Mr. Hatherley has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars list four years in a row, named one of the Top 40...
Patricia Ann Hendrickson
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Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience

Dedicated Legal Counsel in Southern California Family law issues must be given careful thought and professional attention because the absence of these two elements could result in negative consequences for your family's... Read More »
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Bettina Yanez
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Domestic Violence, Child Custody, Divorce & Family Law Attorneys Orange County

Yanez & Associates Divorce & Family Law Attorneys Orange County law firm helps families with cases dealing with domestic violence, restraining orders, child custody, divorce; more. With Child's best interest in mind. Read More »
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Raja S. Gill
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Irvine, CA Divorce Attorney
(949) 681-9952 2301 Dupont Drive, Suite 525
Irvine, CA 92612
Divorce and Personal Injury
University of La Verne College of Law
Raja Gill is a natural-born problem solver. Even during his early days as a law student, he earned the prestigious CALI Award in Torts. He has received a Superb Avvo Rating for his legal excellence and was awarded membership into the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 for his impressive trial advocacy. As the founder of Gill Law Group, PC, he is focused on providing high-quality legal representation centered around his clients’ needs. For all of your personal injury or family law matters, turn to Raja Gill for proven results. Call him for a FREE consultation.
Lani Baron
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Newport Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(949) 200-8412 100 Bayview Circle, Suite 315
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Whittier Law School and Pepperdine University School of Law
Lani Baron, Attorney-Mediator, is the founder of Alternative Divorce Solutions. As a child, Lani witnessed her parents’ highly-litigated and contentious divorce and she knew that there needed to be a change in the system. This life experience inspired Lani to begin her career in alternative dispute resolution early on, and she started her career as a paralegal at a small family mediation firm in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Shortly thereafter, Lani moved to California to study at Pepperdine’s Straus Institute, where she focused on courses relating to dispute resolution and mediation. Her passion for helping others also prompted her desire to...
Sondra Ellyn BenNaEim
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Cypress, CA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
10073 Valley View
St # 139
Cypress, CA 90630
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Pacific Coast Univ
I was a family law paralegal for many years prior to my attending law school. During that time I received my 25-Hour Basic Mediation Certificate (1995) and in 2009 I received my 40-Hour Basic Divorce Mediation certificate. In 2009 I also received training in Foreclosure mediation as well as a 10 hour "brush up" course in community mediation and 3 hours of Advanced Mediation training in "Mediating Civil Harassment Cases." I presently limit my practice to Divorce Mediation, Premarital and Postmarital agreements, Prenuptials and Postnuptials, All types of mediation, and Stepparent Adoptions Guardianships.
Brian D. Mullen
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Irvine, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(949) 955-9155 19700 Fairchild Rd #170
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
California Western School of Law
I am a graduate of the University of California, San Diego and California Western School of Law. After law school, I served as a law clerk to a veteran San Diego attorney whose family law practice deals with primarily heavily contested custody matters before family law and juvenile courts, domestic violence restraining orders, guardianships, complex dissolution of marriage cases involving division of assets and debts, and criminal defense. After passing the Bar Exam, I joined another law group in San Diego for several years. At that firm, I handled straightforward and complex divorce matters from inception to judgment, including motions...
David P. Schwarz
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Santa Ana, CA Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(888) 768-6901 3 Hutton Centre Dr
#620A
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
I have been practicing lawyer in family law and criminal for over 20 years. Primarily my practice concentrates on family law. My major focus is divorce and child custody. Over the years I have successfully litigated many child custody disputes. I have dealt even further with international child custody disputes and interstate child custody disputes. I went to UCLA for my undergraduate studies where I majored in English Literature and minored in Spanish. I took many classes that focused on film directing and producing as I was very interested into going into film...
Carrie Solny Block
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Irvine, CA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(855) 939-9111 2 Park Plaza Suite 380
Irvine, CA 92614
Divorce and Family
Loyola Law School
Carrie S. Block joined Dishon & Block as an associate in 1998. She became partner in the firm in 2005. Ms. Block's expertise is in family law, including divorce, adoption and pre-marital agreements. Many of her cases involve complicated property divisions or contested custody disputes. Ms. Block is a Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Block has extensive experience in all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, paternity, adoption and premarital rights. She also represents clients in agreed-upon divorces, post-divorce modifications, enforcement of existing orders, paternity cases and...
Stephanie B. Saunders
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Newport Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(949) 769-7040 4000 MacArthur Boulevard
East Tower, Suite 600
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Santa Barbara College of Law
Wail Sarieh
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Santa Ana, CA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(714) 542-6200 2107 N Broadway #308
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
California board of Legal Specialization and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
I started my legal career in 2001 by providing consultation to lawyers handling medical malpractice cases. In an attempt to enhance the quality of the consulting business, I attended Quinnipiac law school in 2002. After my first class in tort law, I knew that this what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I transferred to Loyola Law L.A. as a full-time student. In 2005 I began practicing family law and I became Certified Family Law Sepcialist dedicating my entire practice to family law.
Walter Douglas McKeague Jr
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Santa Ana, CA Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(714) 543-3356 2009 North Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Divorce and Family
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Attorney McKeague is the founder of the Orange County family law firm, The Law Offices of W. Douglas McKeague. For more than 30 years, Mr. McKeague has been dedicated to helping individuals as they go through divorce and other family law proceedings. He is committed to helping his clients obtain favorable solutions both in and out of the courtroom. If you are interested in retaining the representation of Attorney McKeague, be sure to contact the firm today.
Jeffery Linehan Heath
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Costa Mesa, CA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(800) 784-6670 1901 Newport Blvd.
Suite 284
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Free ConsultationDivorce, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
William Mitchell COL and William Mitchell College of Law
Attorney Jeffery L. Heath has been practicing law in Orange County California for over 25 years. Jeffery's law practice emphasizes in Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation, DUI Defense, and Criminal Defense. Over the years Jeffery has established him self as a strong advocate who is willing to do anything for his clients.
Winiviere G Sy
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Determined and Experienced Divorce Law Attorney! Focused on You! Call for Help!

For over 10 years I have successfully helped clients achieve favorable outcomes in divorce matters. I am dedicated to effective advocacy! Visit my website to see reviews and case results, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Albert A. Friske
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California Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience

Albert Friske has practiced law since earning his J.D. degree from California Western School of Law in 1995. Read More »
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Huntington Beach Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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(714) 571-5245
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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.