Laguna Hills, California Divorce Lawyers

Steven P. Fernandez
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California Divorce Lawyer with 29 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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Roger E. 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.
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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.... Read More »
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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... Read More »
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Lawrence H. Geller J.D.
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Laguna Hills, CA Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(888) 982-2323 24422 Avenida De La Carlota
#310
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Landlord Tenant
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Well known by his peers and the courts for his high integrity, strong negotiation skills and trial competence. Clients know him for positive results, sound advice and fair dealing. He is an excellent and experienced lawyer whose practice specializes in family and divorce litigation. His firm is respected and known as tough negotiators and competent trial attorneys. The firm is dedicated and committed to the strong representation of their clients’ rights with high integrity, in depth knowledge and years of experience in FAMILY LAW. Staff members are professional, experienced, responsive and understanding of your needs....
John David Ireland
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Laguna Hills, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(949) 457-1500 23046 Avenida de la Carlota
Suite 600
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Sahar Mahrukh Douraghy
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Laguna Hills, CA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(949) 581-2443 23441 South Pointe Drive, Suite 270
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Sahar Douraghy is a licensed attorney in California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine with majors in Criminology, Law and Society and Political Science. During law school, she studied abroad in the London Program where she served as a Law Clerk for a prominent Family Law Solicitor. After earning her Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law, she began practicing at a family law firm. After 12 years of exclusive family law practice, Sahar became a founding partner of OC Child and Family Formation Law Group, LLP.

Throughout...
Kristen Joy Przeklasa
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Laguna Hills, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(949) 581-2443 23441 South Pointe Drive, Suite 270
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Loyola Law School
Kristen Przeklasa is a licensed attorney in California. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, San Diego with majors in both Political Science and Communications. She was awarded a full academic Dean's Scholarship to attend Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where she received her Juris Doctorate.


While attending Loyola Law School, Kristen interned for a Family Law Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court where she observed court proceedings and reviewed case files. She also interned for the Public Counsel Adoptions Project, assisting foster parents with the adoption of their foster children.


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Sabrina C. Fernandez
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Laguna Hills, CA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(714) 543-0451 25283 Cabot Rd
#225
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Probate
Western State University College of Law
Gary Jay Beeler
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Laguna Hills, CA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(949) 600-7571 23461 South Pointe Dr.
Ste. 155
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Divorce and Family
Loyola Law School
Typically, divorce proceedings are tense and difficult. To get the settlement you want and deserve, it is imperative that you select a qualified, experienced, and aggressive attorney to fight for the rights of you and your family. When you choose The Law Offices of Gary J. Beeler as your represention, you are choosing an extremely skilled and knowledgeable Orange County divorce attorney. This firm’s founding attorney, Gary J. Beeler, CFLS. has over 25 years of law experience, 24 of which he has dedicated solely to the practice of family law. With experience in cases regarding separation, divorce, child and spousal...
John Anderson Bledsoe
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Laguna Hills, CA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(949) 363-5551 24411 Ridge Rte Dr, Suite 115
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Divorce and Family
Western State Univ COL
Jon Conrad
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Laguna Hills, CA Divorce Attorney
(949) 855-0600 24422 Avenida De La Carlota Ste 310
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Divorce and Family
Aliso Viejo, CA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(949) 305-9900 20 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Divorce and Family
Western State Univ COL
Aliso Viejo, CA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(949) 305-9900 20 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Divorce
Trinity Law School
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.
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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... Read More »
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Laguna Hills, CA Divorce Attorney
(949) 340-6800 25251 Paseo de Alicia
Suite 200
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Divorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Laguna Hills, CA Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(949) 362-3300 27212 Sundowner Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Divorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
Laguna Hills, CA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(714) 469-6864 25602 Alicia Pkwy
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Laguna Hills, CA Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(949) 457-9800 23046 Avenida de la Carlota
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Immigration
UC Hastings COL
Laguna Hills, CA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(949) 282-5055 23046 Avenida de la Carlota
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Chapman Univ School of Law
Aliso Viejo, CA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(949) 305-9900 20 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Divorce
Trinity Law School
Laguna Hills, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(949) 461-0700 23547 Moulton Pkwy
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Western State Univ COL
Laguna Hills, CA Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(949) 380-3030 23151 Moulton Pkwy
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Divorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
Laguna Hills, CA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(949) 660-0119 24012 Calle de la Plata
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Divorce, Consumer, Criminal and Family
Western State Univ COL
Laguna Hills, CA Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
26166 Bridlewood Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Divorce, Business, Family and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
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.
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Patricia Ann Hendrickson
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California Divorce Lawyer with 21 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... Read More »
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Joseph Torri
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Laguna Niguel, CA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(866) 630-5757 28202 Cabot Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State Univ COL
Joseph Torri is on the Riverside Superior Court's - Family Law Minor's Counsel List of Approved Attorneys. Judges sitting in California family law courtrooms may appoint private counsel to represent children in high-conflict child custody cases. Also, Mr. Torri is a volunteer mediator at the Los Angeles Superior Court Southeast Judicial District in Norwalk, California. Joseph Torri received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Fullerton, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Speech Communication. While at undergraduate college, Mr. Torri was on the speech and debate team, as well as, President...
Hossein Farzam Berenji
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Laguna Niguel , CA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
24742 Kings Road
Laguna Niguel , CA 92677
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Probate
Loyola Law School
Hossein Berenji, owner and found of Berenji & Associates, provides exceptional representation to anyone in need of family law attorney. Mr. Berenji's practice handles all family law matters including divorce, child support and custody, spousal support, and can assist in preparation of your pre or post nuptials.
Emanuel Hudson
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Irvine, CA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(949) 753-9053 9871 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
American COL
Emanuel Hudson has been practicing law representing Plaintiffs and Defendants in civil matters since 1986. Mr. Hudson’s early concentration has been in personal injury, trial practice, insurance law, family law and business transactions. Additionally, Mr. Hudson represents a broad base of interests, including world class athletes, as well as coaches involved in professional football, baseball, basketball and track & field. Other clients include members of the Saudi Arabian royal family and a former space shuttle astronaut. In managing and negotiating business ventures, Mr. Hudson strives to maximize each client’s profitability, exposure, and success through hands-on management....
Jennifer Renee Posey
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Mission Viejo, CA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(949) 582-5115 26451 Crown Valley Parkway
Suite 260
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
American University Washington College of Law
Jennifer R. Posey was admitted to the California Bar in 1991 graduating Magna Cum Laude and Salutorian from American College of Law with her Juris Doctorate in Law. Ms. Posey was also admitted to U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Previously a professor of Appellate Advocacy and Evidence, Ms. Posey has been practicing in Family Law litigation, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Dissolution, Property Divisions and related family law matters for over 20 years. As a member of her legal community, Ms. Posey has served on the Orange County Superior Court Panel for Minor's Counsel....
Richard Erroll Young
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Lake Forest, CA Divorce Lawyer with 44 years experience
(949) 951-9529 23731 El Toro Road
Ste. B
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Pepperdine Univ School of Law and Pepperdine University School of Law
Richard Young is a Master lawyer with the Orange County Bar Association practicing in Family Law, Divorce Law, Custody, Support, Domestic Violence, Asset Division, Pre Nuptials, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Trusts, Wills, Bankruptcy. He graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1994 and immediately formed his firm. He has won awards from the Orange County Bar Association from the Judiciary and Pro Bono Publico as well as Graduating from the Pepperdine College of Advocacy. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem, Senior Mandatory Fee Arbitrator and has successfully handled thousands of Family law matters.
J. Christian Conrad
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Lake Forest, CA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 855-0600 23161 Lake Center Drive, Ste. 115
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Diego, San Diego, California
Ashley Chavez Sedaghat
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Laguna Niguel, CA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(949) 365-5684 28202 Cabot Road
Suite 300
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
June Lee
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Laguna Niguel, CA Divorce Attorney
(949) 365-5685 28202 Cabot Road
Suite 300
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Kerry L. Sorensen
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Lake Forest, CA Divorce Attorney
(949) 702-2545 23591 El Toro Rd Ste 211
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Divorce
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...
Michele Marie Charbonneau
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California Divorce Lawyer with 27 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... Read More »
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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.
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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...
Aaron Dishon
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Irvine, CA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(949) 231-1300 10 Truman St
Irvine, CA 92620
Divorce and Family
UC Hastings COL
Aaron Dishon is Managing Partner at Dishon & Block. He has significant experience in matters pertaining to divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, paternity, business valuation, complex property division and high net worth cases. Mr. Dishon is a Certified Family Law Specialist, Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. As a child of divorced parents Mr. Dishon has a unique ability to relate to those going through the divorce process. This experience has shaped the way that Mr. Dishon approaches the practice of family law. He understands the impact divorce has on clients and their children, and works...
David N Booth
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Irvine, CA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(844) 384-3332 4 Venture #255
Irvine, CA 92618
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
David Booth is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Chapman University School of Law and began practicing law in 2008. Immediately following law school, David took a position with the Orange County Department of Child Support Services as a staff attorney. David later went on to a position as an deputy district attorney, where he honed his trial skills. David is now the lead attorney at the Law Office of Cameron M. Fernandez where David practices divorce and family law in Irvine and throughout Orange County.
Judith A Williams
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Irvine, CA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(714) 706-3992 20 Corporate Park
Suite 110
Irvine, CA 92606
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Whittier Law School
As the managing attorney at the Center for Mediated Divorce, Irvine lawyer Judy Williams compassionately helps people resolve their issues in a divorce without having to go to court. Since 1996, she has been practicing as an attorney. Ms. Williams previously served as president and board member of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association. For a number of years, she was a Panel Attorney for the Orange County Juvenile Dependency Court. Attorney Williams presently maintains a 9.4 Superb Avvo Rating. Contact her firm today to arrange for a consultation.
Carrie Solny Block
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Irvine, CA Divorce Attorney with 25 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...
Chandra Lynn Moss
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Irvine, CA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(877) 615-6620 10 Truman St., Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92620
Divorce and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Chandra L. Moss joined Dishon & Block as an Associate Attorney in 2009. She has solely practiced family law for the last nine years focusing on matters that include divorce, domestic violence, paternity, child custody, support and adoption. Ms. Moss is a Certified Family Law Specialist as designated by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Prior to joining Dishon & Block, Ms. Moss was a Senior Family Law Associate with Violet P. Woodhouse, APC in Newport Beach and was a private practitioner in the Inland Empire, focusing on family law, civil litigation and criminal defense. Ms. Moss brings...
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,...
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...
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...
Raja S. Gill
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Irvine, CA Divorce Attorney
(949) 681-9952 2201 Dupont Drive, Suite 460
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.
Albert A. Friske
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California Divorce Lawyer with 23 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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Stefanie M. Hilliard
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California Divorce Lawyer with 21 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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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.