Lafayette, California Divorce Lawyers

Stuart I. MacKenzie
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Dedicated & Compassionate Divorce Attorney! Protecting Your Rights & Interests!

For over 20 years I have provided exceptional legal representation focused on the unique needs of those going through a divorce. Visit my website for reviews and information about your rights. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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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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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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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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Giselle F. Guro
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer
(925) 258-2020 1600 S Main St
#185
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Francisco School of Law
Giselle F. Guro is an associate attorney at The Law Offices of Ethan M. Weisinger, Inc. Her previous family law experience includes clerking for a family law firm in Walnut Creek and participating in her law school’s Mediation Clinic, where she helped self-represented litigants in Marin County’s family court. Giselle has appeared in both Alameda County Family Court and Contra Costa County Family Court, and is looking forward to practicing in other neighboring counties. Giselle is committed to assisting clients in reaching a better place in their lives.

Giselle graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine with degrees...
Indy G. Colbath
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(925) 289-8574 1299 Newell Hill Pl.
Ste 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-7020
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law and University of California - Davis
Indy Colbath is a licensed California attorney who has focused the entirety of her legal career on family law issues, including: divorce, annulment, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, and domestic violence restraining orders. Indy has a breadth of courtroom experience she relies upon when assessing her clients’ family law matters, as well as strong relationships with the local legal community and bench. Indy has effectively represented her clients in an array of complex family law litigation, many of which involving high net worth individuals. Even though Indy has a passion for courtroom advocacy, she understands that every...
Maria Elena Crabtree
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(925) 262-4271 1801 Oakland Blvd.
Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of California - Davis and University of California, Davis, School of Law
The Law Offices of Maria E. Crabtree is a full service, bi-lingual (SPANISH), family law firm dedicated to delivering personal, practical, and effective representation at an affordable cost. We are conveniently located in Walnut Creek, California, across the street from the BART station. Attorney Maria Crabtree received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Communications from the University of California at Davis. She later returned to the University of California, Davis and earned her J.D. degree. As a sole practitioner, Ms. Crabtree is dedicated to helping families navigate through the complexities of the laws and policies...
Ethan M. Weisinger
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(925) 258-2020 1600 S Main St
#185
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Ethan M. Weisinger is a California State Certified Family Law Specialist.

From 2010 through 2016, Ethan was a partner at Walnut Creek Family Law Center, Inc., working as a family law specialist. Ethan attended California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo where he graduated with a degree of co-majors in English and Political Science. He then attended law school at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with an emphasis in Trial Litigation and graduated with honors. He represents clients in all aspects of conventional family law matters, as well as dissolution of same sex marriages and...
Daniel Portillo
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(925) 876-0641 1630 N Main Street, #188
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce and Family
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Attorney with over 30 years of experience representing clients in Divorce and Family Law matters. Certified Specialist in Family Law, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. My practice includes representation in all areas of divorce and family law, including child custody; child visitation; child support; spousal support ; division of community property (including high value assets); annulment; paternity; and drafting marital settlement agreements. I am also available to provide limited scope representation or consultation for self-represent parties. Representing clients throughout Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.
Justin Kirk Tabayoyon
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(925) 609-4003 1990 North California Blvd
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
John F. Kennedy University
Mr. Tabayoyon is a United States Army veteran that holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis in Managerial Economics and a Juris Doctor degree from John F. Kennedy University School of Law. He decided to practice in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and personal injury because of his own personal experiences in those areas of law. He is a zealous and aggressive advocate for his clients. He strongly believes in limited government, freedom, civil liberty, parental rights, and gender neutral application of the law. Mr. Tabayoyon is a highly experienced trial attorney....
Dominic Hutchinson Porrino
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 448-2439 2065 N Broadway Ste 203
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Porrino Law PC operates under the guidance of principal Dominic H. Porrino, who entered law practice with the intention of protecting the assets and safety of citizens by helping them negotiate the complexities of the California legal system. The competitive spirit that prompted him to play lacrosse and rugby in his youth now drives development of strategies to protect the best interests of his clients.

Mr. Porrino, an attorney whose practice encompasses legal separation, divorce, child custody and support, estate planning and other civil matters, obtained his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law and was admitted to the...
Karen Shore Fenchel
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(925) 280-1108 1440 Maria Lane #100
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
UC Hastings COL
Karen S. Fenchel

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Karen Fenchel is a sole practitioner in Walnut Creek, CA. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist and has focused on all areas of family law. Her practice is settlement oriented and includes both family law mediation and collaborative law. Karen has a strong commitment to helping clients resolve issues without going to court. She utilizes her training in both mediation and collaborative practice to assist families in crisis and help them gain control of their lives. Through mediation, collaborative process and negotiated settlements, she works toward equitable solutions that consider the...
Mr. Harry L. Styron
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney
(925) 932-4300 1615 Bonanza Street
Suite 407
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4532
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Elder
University of California - Hastings College of Law
John R. Larson
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(925) 389-3198 1211 Newell Avenue
Suite 210
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationDivorce, Consumer, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Miami
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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Giselle F. Guro
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California Divorce Lawyer

Giselle F. Guro is an associate attorney at The Law Offices of Ethan M. Weisinger, Inc. Her previous family law experience includes clerking for a family law firm in Walnut Creek and participating in her law school’s... Read More »
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Richard Lewis Howard
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 50 years experience
(925) 939-8722 1806 Bonanza St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
San Francisco Law Sch
Uma Subramanian
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(925) 935-1976 1855 Olympic Blvd., Suite 210
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Univ of Miami School of Law
Vanessa Candelaria
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(925) 233-6222 1981 North Broadway
Suite 440
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Throughout her legal career, Vanessa has practiced exclusively in the area of family law. With her legal training and knowledge, she provides compassion and advocacy for her clients. Vanessa’s experience working on a broad spectrum of family law matters include divorce, pre-divorce counseling and planning, premarital agreements, complex marital property issues, high conflict child custody disputes, child and spousal support issues and domestic violence prevention and defense. Vanessa protects her clients’ assets and the best interests of her clients and their children. She represents clients in public court and before private judicial officers. In addition, she serves as a consulting...
Lisa Mendes
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(925) 390-3222 1990 N. California Blvd.
Suite 1020
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 42 years experience
(925) 952-4360 1990 N California Blvd Ste 600
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Collections and Family
John F. Kennedy University
Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(925) 938-6100 1470 Maria Ln Ste 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Family
University of Oregon School of Law
Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(925) 296-6000 101 Ygnacio Valley Rd #250
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce and Family
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 53 years experience
(925) 296-6000 101 Ygnacio Valley Rd #250
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce and Family
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 41 years experience
(925) 296-6000 101 Ygnacio Valley Rd #250
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce and Family
Brooklyn Law School
Lafayette, CA Divorce Lawyer with 53 years experience
(925) 942-5106 1079 Via Media
Lafayette, CA 94549
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Univ of Pennsylvania LS
John Edward Harding
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(925) 417-2202 1255 Treat Boulevard
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Gary D. Sparks
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(925) 465-2500 2890 North Main Street
Suite 205
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Jaime Kissinger
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Pleasant Hill, CA Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(925) 240-6161 3478 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
James Joseph Fishel
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Martinez, CA Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(925) 935-2021 110 Blue Ridge Dr
Martinez, CA 94553
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
The University of Florida of College of Law
Suzyn Card
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(925) 472-6631 1255 Treat Blvd #300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Divorce and Family
Attorney Suzyn Card is a respected member of the Contra Costa County legal community. During more than a decade in practice, she has served notably as a court-appointed representative of parents and children in cases involving allegations of child abuse or neglect, a juvenile defense attorney for young adults accused of crimes, and a family law advocate for individuals mired in the conflict of separation or divorce. Her practice serves clients throughout California. She stands prepared to take on cases involving family law, divorce, custody and support modifications.
M. Colby Freeman
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Danville, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(925) 314-2320 571 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Divorce and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Colby combines aggressive advocacy and compassion to assist clients through difficult times. Dedicated to helping clients navigate through complex legal matters with integrity, Colby has a tough yet sensitive approach to divorce and family law. Common sense and tenacity are hallmarks of his advocacy. Colby is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned a B.A. in Rhetoric, with a minor in Celtic Studies, and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law, where he was the Student Commencement Speaker at his law school graduation, the Co-Chair of the USF Public...
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...
Mr Terence Daniel Doyle
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Danville, CA Divorce Attorney with 35 years experience
(925) 314-2320 571 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
Golden Gate University
Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS), State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization; LLM Taxation; Member California State Bar; Hawaii State Bar; Arizona State Bar; Contra Costa County Bar Association; Family Law Section Hawaii State Bar; Family Law Section Arizona State Bar, Trust and Estates Section Arizona State Bar. The law offices of Doyle Golde Grossman Family Law Group provides family law, divorce, estate planning and trust administration services in the Contra Costa County providing the community with deep legal talent and a professional result based representation.
Anne Whatley
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Martinez, CA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(925) 228-0800 821 Main St
Martinez, CA 94553
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College
Anne M. Whatley has been practicing family law for over 20 years, and has experience in all aspects, including divorce, custody, support, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, domestic violence, and any other family law issue.
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.
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
David Jay Golde
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Danville, CA Divorce Attorney with 54 years experience
(925) 320-7700 PO Box 1926
Danville, CA 94526
Divorce and Family
UCLA School of Law
Brittany Hendrix-Smith
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Martinez, CA Divorce Lawyer
(925) 293-2013 535 Main Street
Suite 201
Martinez, CA 94553
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Daphne DeMorris Yeldell
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Oakland, CA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(510) 655-8013 PO Box 3011
Oakland, CA 94609
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
San Francisco Law Sch
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
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
Daniel T. Pocklington
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(925) 295-0705 3021 Citrus Circle Suite 250
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Divorce and Personal Injury
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...
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
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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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.