Long Beach, California Divorce Lawyers

Alexander R. Ginzburg
PREMIUM

California Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience

Whittier Law School and University of Washington School of LawCalifornia, U.S. District Court Central District of California, District of Columbia and United States Patent and Trademark Office
View Profile
Steven P. Fernandez
PREMIUM

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 »
View Profile
Rozanna Michelle Velen
PREMIUM

California Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience

Rozanna M. Velen is a co-founder of The Law Offices of Korol and Velen. She is an attorney licensed to practice before all of the Courts of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeals for... Read More »
View Profile
Linda Lu McLarnan-Dugan
PREMIUM

California Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience

Linda L. McLarnan-Dugan, Esq. has over 26 years of experience in the legal field following her admission to the California State Bar. She handles all types of cases which deal with the family. Her... Read More »
View Profile
David N Booth
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Long Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(844) 384-3332 4401 Atlantic
2nd Floor
Long Beach, CA 90807
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.
Saman Behnam
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Long Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(562) 436-1500 354 W. Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
The Law Offices of Saman Behnam, is a full services law firm; providing its clientele with high quality, cost effective, and responsive legal services throughout the State of California. Our office provides affordable, cost effective legal services with the care and attention you require. SAMAN BEHNAM, has a practice emphasis in Civil litigation Real Estate Litigation and related Transaction, Bankruptcy litigation, Family Law, CH/DV-TRO, Family Law, Probate and Trust Litigation, Corporations Shareholder Dispute Resolution and litigation, Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning, Asset Protection, Commercial and Residential Evictions, transactions concerning Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Company, Corporations. He is a...
Kyle Puro
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Long Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(562) 653-4583 333 W Broadway #214
Long Beach, CA 90802
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Kyle R. Puro, Esq. is an attorney practicing family and juvenile dependency law in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Prior to starting The Law Offices of Kyle R. Puro, Mr. Puro worked as a court appointed attorney for the Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc. (LADL) representing parents involved in the Los Angeles County Foster Care System. As a court appointed attorney, he has litigated hundreds of cases involving the abuse and neglect of children. Mr. Puro has litigated negligent death of children cases, sexual abuse, serious physical abuse involving broken bones, substance abuse, and domestic violence cases. ...
Cherisse Gay Lanier
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Long Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(310) 941-1460 235 E. BROADWAY SUITE 1140
Long Beach, CA 90802
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business and Estate Planning
Western State Univ COL
Samuel R. Walker
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Long Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(714) 943-2336 444 W Ocean Blvd Ste 800
Long Beach, CA 90802
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Family and Legal Malpractice
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Samuel R. Walker is a trusted attorney with a great reputation in and around Los Angeles County and Orange County. He handles Family Law, Estate Planning, Civil Litigation and Appellate matters. The Law Office of Samuel Walker will handle your legal matter with individualized attention and if a contested trial is necessary vigorously represent your legal interests.

At the Law Office of Sam Walker, we are committed to obtaining the best possible resolution for every client. We will ensure that you legal interests are represented in a compassionate, efficient and effective manner. We will deliver positive results. We have many satisfied...
Svapna Alan Trivedi
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Long Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(562) 458-8458 4401 Atlantic Ave #244
Long Beach, CA 90807
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of La Verne College of Law
Denise Arlene Furubotten
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Long Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(562) 436-4392 3780 Kilroy Airport Way
#200
Long Beach, CA 90806
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Thomas Glenn Martin
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Long Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(562) 219-3290 249 E. Ocean Boulevard
Suite 501
Long Beach, CA 90802
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
UCLA School of Law
B. Stuart Walker
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Long Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(562) 598-7486 115 Pine Ave
Suite 420
Long Beach, CA 90802
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State University College of Law
Matthew Ray Bogosian
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Long Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(818) 319-2339 Long Beach, CA 90804
Divorce
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
PREMIUM

Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients

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.
View Profile
Sandra I. Salinas
PREMIUM

Certified Family Law Specialist | Los Angeles & Ventura County Divorce Lawyers

If you consult with us about your California family law problem, we promise discreet, non-judgmental, and compassionate representation that is based on meeting your needs, not our own.
View Profile
Britney L. Mark
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Carson, CA Divorce Lawyer
(310) 329-5902 17420 S. Avalon Blvd.
Suite 207
Carson, CA 90746
Divorce
Long Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(562) 901-3060 110 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
Divorce, Business and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Long Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(562) 435-3501 110 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Boston Univ School of Law
Long Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 46 years experience
(562) 420-6164 5000 E Spring St
Long Beach, CA 90815
Divorce and Family
Harvard Univ Law School
Long Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 51 years experience
(562) 436-2281 6318 Marina Pacifica Dr N
Long Beach, CA 90803
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Long Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(562) 426-9876 3553 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Long Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(562) 436-0000 333 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Univ of Honolulu School of Law
Long Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(562) 432-6227 249 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
Divorce, Family and Immigration
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Long Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 56 years experience
(562) 595-6511 3929 Myrtle Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807
Divorce and Family
UCLA School of Law
Long Beach, CA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(562) 436-4100 100 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Divorce, Business, Family and Health Care
UC Hastings COL
Yury Galperin
PREMIUM

California Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience

Yury Galperin is a litigator with over 13 years of experience representing clients going through the divorce process. Yury is a partner at Lieber Galperin and draws on his extensive trial experience to... Read More »
View Profile
Mr. Clarke Logan Young
PREMIUM

Helping healthy parents save their children from pathogenic Borderline parents.

I am dedicated to helping nurturing parents secure custody orders that protect their children from alienating, subjugating Borderline ("BPD") parents.
View Profile
Damian M. Nolan
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Lakewood, CA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(562) 634-1115 4909 Lakewood Boulevard
Suite 535
Lakewood, CA 90712
Divorce and Family
Attorney Damian M. Nolan is an experienced and aggressive trial lawyer. Mr. Nolan has litigated more than 1,000 family law matters, giving him a depth of knowledge in the family law arena that his clients appreciate. Mr. Nolan’s experience includes not only drafting divorce agreements and other family law documents, but also personally appearing in court as the client’s advocate and zealously arguing each case. Mr. Nolan is proud to provide clients with the courteous and honest legal guidance they both expect and deserve. Client service is the foundation of his firm, and he works hard to set each...
Sondra Ellyn BenNaEim
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Cypress, CA Divorce Attorney with 11 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.
Mr. Edwin Antigua Barnum
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Torrance, CA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(310) 213-9097 2161 W. 182nd Street
Suite 202
Torrance, CA 90504
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
University of West Los Angeles
A compassionate attorney with real life-experiences (I had successful careers before becoming an attorney) that prepared me to relate with most of my clients. We are not your typical lawyer who has great lawyering skills but unable to relate to average clients. We try to simplify the process so you won't feel left out. We vigorously fight for your right but excellent in negotiating a WIN-WIN result that won't escalate the case or the cost of prosecuting your case. We strive to be part of the solution to your problem:not become part of your problem. Call us and experience the...
Colleen Anne Barberis
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Torrance, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(310) 543-1993 3480 Torrance Blvd
Suite 222
Torrance, CA 90503
Divorce and Family
Univ of West Los Angeles
Torrance divorce, family law, and child custody attorney Colleen Barberis is a senior litigator and managing partner of the law firm her mother founded in 1997. She joined the firm immediately after her admission to the California state bar. Prior to her admission Colleen worked as an appellate clerk for the Los Angeles County Counsel. Colleen is respected as a strong advocate with extensive court experience. Colleen and Patricia have practiced family exclusively and they are a recognized mother/daughter law firm that zealously and honestly represent their clients interests. Colleen and Patricia maintain close communication with their clients...
Julie L. Resner
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Los Alamitos, CA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(562) 449-4665 4132 Katella Ave. Suite 101
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Divorce, Elder and Family
My passion is to provide affordable attorney assistance for those who are dealing with difficult and personal legal issues. Our firm offers limited scope services at flat fee rates enabling self-represented clients to manage their legal matters more effectively.
Nicole Stednitz
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Torrance, CA Divorce Lawyer
(310) 516-8963 2367 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90501
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Oregon School of Law
Patricia Frances Barberis
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Torrance, CA Divorce Lawyer with 41 years experience
(310) 543-1993 3480 Torrance Blvd.
Suite 222
Torrance, CA 90503
Divorce and Family
South Bay University School of Law
Patricia Barberis, A Law Corporation is a South Bay family law firm founded in 1977 by Attorney Patricia F. Barberis. Mrs. Barberis is a founding officer and member of the South Bay Women’s Association, and was one of the first female litigators to begin practicing in South Bay. She is known for strong advocacy and extensive court experience. Attorney Barberis was admitted to the California State Bar and the U.S. Federal Court. At Patricia Barberis, A Law Corporation, the team has over 50 years of combined legal experience, and is dedicated to providing those in need of a family law...
Georgia Kezios
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Cerritos, CA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(562) 865-7700 18000 Studebaker Road
Suite 700
Cerritos, CA 90703
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Landlord Tenant
Western State Univ COL
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ALII GoldSocial Media
Los Angeles, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 555 West Fifth Street
31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Attorney Shahrestani offers intense, intelligent, and attentive legal representation to individual and business clients in high-stakes, high conflict, and time sensitive litigation, negotiation, and transactional matters. Call today to set a Phone Consultation to discuss your concerns: 800-510-3916.

Fluent Spanish, French, Italian, Farsi.

Serving: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles County, New York City Metro Area, Boston & Cambridge Metro Areas, Washington DC, Seattle.

(1) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining Orders, Abduction, Collaborative Divorce, Property Division

(2) EDUCATION LAW: Academic Discipline, Grade Disputes, Fee Disputes, Special Education, Teacher Contracts, Bullying, School Campus Crimes, Academic Freedom, School Misconduct, School Representation

(3)...
Joseph Torri
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Whittier, CA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(866) 630-5757 13215 E. Penn Street
Whittier, CA 90602
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...
Marshall W. Waller
PREMIUM

Certified Family Law Specialist | Los Angeles & Ventura County Divorce Lawyers

If you consult with us about your California family law problem, we promise discreet, non-judgmental, and compassionate representation that is based on meeting your needs, not our own.
View Profile
Frank J. Prainito
PREMIUM

California Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience

MY PROMISE: My consultations are not on a time clock . . . I will personally review your case and any pleadings which you might bring. Having practiced law for more than 19 years in San Bernardino,... Read More »
View Profile
Charles Mark Green
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Los Angeles, CA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(213) 387-4508 3699 Wilshire Blvd #700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Charles M. Green is a State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Family Law Specialist Attorney. Mr. Green has extensive California State Court family law litigation experience. Prior to becoming an Certified Specialist in Family Law, Charles M. Green, obtained tax and financial expertise as a accountant with a New York and California CPA license for 10 years (now Inactive). Mr. Green has had financial work experience at several of the international accounting and tax firms.
Bettina Yanez
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Orange, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 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...
David P. Schwarz
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Santa Ana, CA Divorce Attorney with 20 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 about 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...
Tobie Brina Waxman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Culver City, CA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(310) 410-9902 400 Corporate Pt
Ste 300
Culver City, CA 90230
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Medical Malpractice
Loyola Law School
Providing high quality legal representation to a wide range of clients throughout the greater Los Angeles area since 1993. I offer reasonable and highly competitive hourly rates where applicable. Prenuptial Agreements and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO) are expertly prepared for one flat fee. The best interests of the children are the focus of the courts and of my law practice. Once your family law matter has resolved, you will not be abandoned. If modifications of any support, child custody or visitation orders are needed in the future, contact my office to reopen your file. I was...
Hossein Farzam Berenji
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Los Angeles, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(213) 985-3007 550 S. Hill Street STE 1467
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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.
Wail Sarieh
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Santa Ana, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 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.
Shakeb A. Razai
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Orange, CA Divorce Lawyer
(714) 919-4388 500 N. State College Blvd., Suite 1100
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Chapman University Fowler School of Law and University of California - Irvine
Mr. Razai is the founding and managing partner of Razai Law Firm. Mr. Razai's experience and knowledge of family law allows him to zealously advocate on behalf of his clients, while understanding the importance of providing personal attention to each client and an empathetic, yet practical, approach to litigating cases. Education: Mr. Razai graduated Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine. Mr. Razai then earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Chapman University School of Law. Licensure: Mr. Razai is currently an active member of the State Bar...
Raja S. Gill
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Brea, CA Divorce Attorney
(714) 202-3700 135 S State College Blvd
Suite 200
Brea, CA 92821
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.
Shahnaz Hussain
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Santa Ana, CA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(888) 282-8822 2670 N. Main Street, Suite 270
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
The American College of Law
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 California and Southern District of California.

Ms. Hussain has a general law practice in Santa Ana, California. She is experienced in:

Personal Injury Law
Car Accident Representation
Criminal Defense
DUI Defense
DWI matters
Family Law
Divorce law
Business Law
Bankruptcy
Landlord-Tenant Law
Products Liability Law

She is an experienced and tenacious litigator who has appeared in courts in counties throughout Southern California.
Most importantly she is a trial attorney. She goes to trial and wins...
Winiviere G. Sy
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Santa Ana, CA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(888) 768-6901 3 Hutton Centre Dr
#620A
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Whittier Law School
Yasha Bronshteyn
PREMIUM

California Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesCalifornia, U.S. Federal District Court Central District of California,, U.S. Federal District Court Eastern District of California, U.S. Federal Court Southern District of California and U.S. Federal District Court...
View Profile
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength

Divorce Lawyers in Nearby Cities

Divorce Lawyers in Nearby Counties

Long Beach Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Los Angeles County Family Law Facilitator
(562) 491-6432
Long Beach, CA


Legal Aid Society of Orange County
(310) 638-6194
Compton, CA

Show More

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.