Los Altos, California Divorce Lawyers

Stephen W. Penn
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Dedicated & Effective Divorce Attorney! Certified Family Law Specialist!

I provide exceptional divorce law representation. I am dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of my clients in all areas of family law! Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation!
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Traci Pickering
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Free Consultation! Dedicated and Experienced Divorce Attorney! Focused on You!

I am committed to providing exceptional legal representation. I will do fight to get the results that you need and deserve! Visit my website to see client reviews and testimonials. Call for a free consultation.
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Chelan A. Vukas
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California Divorce Attorney

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and University of WashingtonCalifornia
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Elainie Honjas
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Free Consultation! Experienced Divorce Lawyer! Skilled Representation! Call Now!

I have provided dedicated and compassionate advocacy to clients for 24 years. I possess the skills and knowledge to handle any divorce or family case! Visit my website for information or call for a free consultation.
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Los Altos, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(650) 917-9244 300 3rd St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and International
Univ of New Mexico School of Law
Los Altos, CA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(650) 331-3888 4410 El Camino Real., Suite 108
Los Altos, CA 94022
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
Los Altos, CA Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
180 2nd St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Western State Univ
Los Altos, CA Divorce Lawyer with 45 years experience
(650) 948-1096 342 State St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Divorce, Employment, Family and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Los Altos, CA Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
(650) 321-4460 4410 El Camino Real, Suite 108
Los Altos, CA 94022
Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Los Altos, CA Divorce Lawyer with 46 years experience
(650) 967-1001 4962 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022
Divorce, Bankruptcy and Family
UC Hastings COL
Los Altos, CA Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(650) 941-9973 166 Main St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
San Francisco Law Sch
Nancy Martinez
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Palo Alto, CA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(650) 242-5280 2211 Park Blvd, Suite 9
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Francisco School of Law
Nancy M. Martinez is a California native. She grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend college. Nancy is a native Spanish speaker. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys photography, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Ms. Martinez attended the University of California-Berkeley where she earned a bachelor’s degree in U.S. History. After Cal, Ms. Martinez worked as a paralegal for several years in the areas of business litigation, antitrust, class-actions, and intellectual property.

Ms. Martinez attended the University of San Francisco, School of Law where she earned a Certificate of Concentration...
William M. Kaufman Esq.
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Mountain View, CA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(650) 691-2888 777 Cuesta Drive
Suite 200
Mountain View, CA 94040
Free ConsultationDivorce, Construction, Family and Insurance Defense
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of Arizona
William Kaufman has been a litigator throughout his career and has extensive experience in multiple practice areas of civil litigation. Mr. Kaufman’s legal career began representing individuals in bankruptcy and family law matters. Over the last several years, his focus has been exclusively on construction litigation. Prior to joining Lockhart Park. LLP, Mr. Kaufman was an associate attorney at Leonidou & Rosin representing large general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in construction litigation matters involving mechanic’s liens, stop payment notice, payment bonds and delay claims. Thereafter, Mr. Kaufman was a senior associate at LaMore, Brazier, Riddle &...
Roy Ching
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Mountain View, CA Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(650) 996-3652 800 W. El Camino Real, Ste. 180
Mountain View, CA 94040
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Roy Ching is an attorney of over 15 years practicing family law in the counties of San Mateo and Santa Clara. He is knowledgeable and highly skilled in all aspects of family law, including custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and the characterization and division of assets and debts. Roy partners with his clients, and provides effective and high caliber representation.
J. Winston Duggan
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Dedication and Skill Advocating for Family Rights and Interests! Call Now!

I am a determined and knowledgeable California divorce law attorney. I will work tirelessly for the best possible results for you and your family! Visit my website for more information or call for a consultation.
Joshua Stutz
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California Divorce Attorney

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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Mr. Richard Eric Anthony Dwyer Esq.
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Mountain View, CA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(800) 372-9983 800 W. El Camino Real
Suite 180
Mountain View, CA 94040
Divorce, Business and Real Estate
Stanford University
Daniel Jensen
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Santa Clara, CA Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(408) 296-4100 4675 Stevens Creek Blvd #250
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Lincoln University
Daniel Jensen has truly established himself as a top lawyer in Santa Clara County. In fact, Jensen has been selected five times by the San Jose Magazine as one of Silicon Valley's Best Lawyers in Criminal Law and Family Law. As a former police officer and sergeant, Jensen has great knowledge when it comes to effectively defending his clients in state and federal courts. If you or a loved one are in need of legal guidance, Daniel Jensen may be able help. Learn more by calling the The Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. at (408) 296-4100.
David Weinberg
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Palo Alto, CA Divorce Lawyer with 53 years experience
(650) 320-1660 2225 E. Bayshore Road
Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of Minnesota Law School
I have been certified as a Specialist in Family by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. My practice is devoted to assisting separated and divorcing couples to respectfully resolve their differences and settle their case without resorting to litigation or other court intervention. I have been practicing Family Law for more than 40 years and work exclusively in the mediation and collaborative law models of dispute resolution.
Matthew James Jensen
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Sunnyvale, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 982-6288 830 Stewart Drive, Suite 207
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Family law attorney specializing in divorce, legal separation, property division, spousal support, child custody and visitation, child support, domestic violence, annulment, and modification.
Matthew Jon Miller
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Sunnyvale, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 746-5470 1111 W. El Camino Real
Suite 109-371
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
University of California - Los Angeles
It can be a very trying and stressful time when you find yourself in need of an attorney. Not only are you concerned about your particular legal issue, but like most people, you are concerned about the relationship you will have with your attorney and the fees that will be charged. Let's face it, lawyers, like politicians, have a bad reputation. People worry their attorney will not take their case seriously, or will try to squeeze every dime they can out of the case. I understand these feelings and concerns. Unfortunately, they are far too often justified. Before I became a...
Valerie Lynn Patten
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Redwood City, CA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(650) 365-3508 1690 Woodside Road
Suite 114
Redwood City, CA 94061
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
Georgetown University Law Center
Dawn Michelle Ward
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Menlo Park, CA Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(650) 473-0227 825 Oak Grove Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Divorce, Family and Social Security Disability
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Michelle Ane Melen
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Redwood City, CA Divorce Attorney
(650) 208-2420 1690 Woodside Road, Suite 114
Redwood City, CA 94061
Divorce
Gretchen Z. Boger
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Gretchen Z. Boger began her law career as a Deputy District Attorney in San Joaquin County from 2007 – 2010. During her tenure with the D.A.’s office, she prosecuted 17 jury trials. Ms. Boger has been practicing family law exclusively since January 2010. Ms. Boger joined Lonich & Patton in 2013. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. During her time at McGeorge, she received a concentration in trial advocacy. Ms. Boger demonstrates great care and compassion in handling the complex emotional and legal issues which are unique to...
Mitchell Todd Ehrlich
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Mitchell T. Ehrlich is a partner with Lonich and Patton and along with David Patton, he leads the Family Law practice. His practice focuses on all areas of Family Law including Dissolutions, Child Custody, Support Matters, Property and Business Division, Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Paternity, Registered Domestic Partnerships, Guardianship and Adoptions. In 2009, he became a California Certified Family law Specialist. Mitchell has over 10 years of experience as a civil litigator and trial attorney. Mitchell began focusing his practice exclusively on Family Law matters shortly after Lonich & Patton's Family Law practice was developed. Prior to that, he amassed significant...
Merrisa L. Coleman-Bishop
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Free Consultation! Experienced Divorce Lawyer! Know Your Rights in California!

For over 20 years I have provided aggressive advocacy to those going through a divorce. I will provide you with practical options to obtain your goals. Visit my website for more information. Call for a free consultation.
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Jennifer Mello
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Free Consultation! Passionate Divorce Lawyer! Exceptional Legal Advocacy!

I am a skilled divorce and family attorney. I will fight passionately to protect your rights and interests! I am dedicated to obtaining the results you need. Visit my website for reviews, call for a free consultation.
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H. Yvonne Seeley
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San Mateo, CA Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(650) 347-9111 411 Borel Avenue
Suite 603
San Mateo, CA 94002
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
San Francisco Law Sch
Ms. Seeley is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Seeley’s practice focuses on dissolution cases involving high asset and complex financial issues such as the division of interests in closely-held businesses, real estate, and equity compensation, including stock options and RSU’s. Ms. Seeley also has extensive experience with high-conflict custody matters and relocation/ move-away cases. Ms. Seeley brings over 30 years of civil litigation experience to the firm and represents clients through all phases of family law litigation before private judges and in public...
Julia Lemon
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Julia Lemon became an associate at Lonich and Patton, LLP in November 2007. Julia is well versed in Estate Planning and Business Law, however she has a a special interest in Family Law matters. Julia began her relationship with the firm as a second year law clerk in 2005. Julia was raised in San Jose and attended Presentation High School. Thereafter, she attended the University of California at Davis where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. In 2004, Julia graduated with honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, earning a Bachelor's Degree with a major in...
Elaine Ryzak Fraser
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Burlingame, CA Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(650) 401-8080 1220 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
U of San Francisco School of Law
With more than 25 years experience in family and personal injury law, I bring a seasoned expertise to both the conference room and the courtroom. As an experienced trial lawyer in all phases of litigation, I can successfully navigate diverse disputes across a range of legal areas. My expertise as a collaborative practitioner means that I am equally effective in mediating or negotiating a resolution that, when appropriate, does not involve litigation. I also assist clients as a mediator or a mediation-consulting attorney. I understand that every individual circumstance – every dispute – is unique...
David Alan Patton
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
David Patton is a Family Law Specialist as certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, limiting his practice to family law exclusively. He heads the firm's family law practice.

Mr. Patton has 22 years experience as a trial lawyer, spending his early years focusing on insurance defense and plaintiff's personal injury cases. After co-founding Lonich & Patton in 1994, Mr. Patton developed the firm's family law practice. Since then, he has become one of Silicon Valley's top family law attorneys. Mr. Patton is a certified family law specialist. Only attorneys certified by the State Bar of California...
Lorna M. Jaynes
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Palo Alto, CA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(510) 795-6304 Palo Alto, CA 94303
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Kevin C Boileau
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Campbell, CA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(408) 442-2983 1999 S Bascom
Campbell, CA 95008
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,...
Andrew George Marcellino
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(408) 266-5291 255 W Julian St, Suite 501
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Lincoln Law Sch of San Jose
Andrew Marcellino is a seasoned lawyer who has represented many clients throughout Santa Clara County in the trial and mediation process. He fights for his clients in the courtroom, but emphasizes negotiation and mediation as alternatives whenever possible. He does this to save his clients time, money and emotional stress, and to help them retain control over their legal results.

We assist family law clients in matters of domestic violence, divorce, custody and visitation, child support, restraining orders, property division, modifications of court orders, paternity matters, and other issues related to family law. We also provide experienced representation in criminal...
Jennifer Louise Mispagel
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(408) 286-9800 70 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Jennifer Mispagel focuses her practice on Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate. Jennifer received her Juris Doctorate and her Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University in 2008. After completing her first year at Santa Clara University School of Law, Jennifer spent a summer in Tokyo studying the Japanese legal system and interning for a local law firm. When she returned to school, she enrolled in Santa Clara’s MBA program to complement her legal education. Jennifer received both the Witkin and CALI Awards in Community Property as well as the American Bankruptcy...
Gina Nicole Policastri
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Gina Policastri is a Certified Family Law Specialist and limits her practice exclusively to family law. Ms. Policastri obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Santa Clara University in 2000 and her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University in 2003, where she earned a place as an editor of the Santa Clara Law Review by writing a legal comment on the Barry Bonds divorce case and the prenuptial agreement legislation it subsequently sparked. During law school, Gina earned both the Emery and Law Faculty Scholarships. She was also awarded a Public Interest Scholarship for her summer clerkship at...
Jeffrey Moore
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Campbell, CA Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 915-8043 155 E. Campbell Avenue
Suite 121
Campbell, CA 95008
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Attorney Jeffrey M. Moore has 20 years experience assisting consumers and small business in Silicon Valley. He was raised in Santa Clara County, graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law (Juris Doctor) and Santa Clara Leavey School of Business (MBA). Mr. Moore is a recognized authority in family, bankruptcy, and landlord/tenant law. Visit our website for information on how we can assist you with your legal issue.
Jessica A. Pellerin
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Free Consultation! Dedicated and Skilled California Divorce Attorney! Call Now!

I offer experienced and passionate legal representation for those going through a divorce. My goal is always to make my clients feel safe and well represented. Visit my website for reviews, call for a free consultation.
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Patrick T. Bell
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Determined Divorce Attorney! Exceptional Service & Results! Know Your Rights!

I am a skilled and knowledgeable attorney representing those going through a divorce. I will work tirelessly to protect your rights and interests! Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation.
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Lucy Stearns McAllister
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(877) 280-9944 255 N Market St
San Jose, CA 95110
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University
The Law Offices of Lucy S. McAllister is a California-based criminal, family and administrative law (licensing law) practice providing legal services for clients in California. McAllister has successfully won over 250 Superior Court trials as a Defense Attorney.With over 25+ years experience as a civil and criminal attorney I specialize in the following areas of Law: Licensing Law • Pre-hearing resolution of licensing issues • Administrative Hearings • Administrative Appeals • License Application Legal Advice • Handling License Disclosures (Applications, Renewals, Reinstatements) Family Law • Pre/Post Nuptial Agreements • Negotiation/Mediation/Litigation • Divorce/Separation • Custody • Domestic Violence • Restraining Orders • Paternity • Visitation Rights Criminal Law: • DUI • Domestic...
James Chau
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 913-5626 181 Devine St
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Welcome to the Law Office of James Chau. You deserve the highest quality legal representation on your San Jose / Santa Clara County Divorce and Family Law at affordable prices. Please call the office today to speak with the attorney.
Jessica A. Pellerin
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(408) 288-7800 1055 Minnesota Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 625-1130 111 N. Market Street
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mr. Cvietkovich is very well-connected in the Bay Area being a 6th generation resident of San Jose. He currently works in the same building where his great-uncle had a law practice from the 1960s to the 1980s. Mr. Cvietkovich has handled over 3000 cases in his career and he uses his vast experience to aggressively defend his clients. Mr. Cvietkovich is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the California Public Defender’s Association. To find out about our flexible and affordable payment options or to receive a free consultation, please contact us today at 408-625-1130.
Sabi Mand
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(925) 984-3365 5201 Great America Pkwy
Suite 320
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Santa Clara, CA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
Divorce and Family
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Sabi Mand is a zealous advocate for his clients. He works vigorously to provide effective representation and results for his clients. Sabi has worked for several Bay Area law firms handling all aspects of Family Law before starting his own practice. He has also worked as a mediator for over 10 years and helps clients resolve their disputes amicably.
Sabi has volunteered as an attorney for the Alameda County Superior Court, Family Law Division. He has very refined negotiation and interpersonal communication skills. He has been a coach and judge for the UC Hastings negotiation team. In addition, Sabi has had the...
Lisa Robertson Murray
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Burlingame, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(650) 541-1718 1220 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Divorce and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
Lisa R. Murray has practiced law since 1987, and family law since 1989, assisting families through the difficult divorce process. Ms. Murray assists her clients in reaching amicable and equitable settlement by offering services as a mediator, Collaborative Practice lawyer, consulting attorney for clients in mediation, and negotiating settlements. Ms. Murray has served her community as a court-appointed child advocate representing children in divorce cases, and Judge Pro Tempore. Ms. Murray's focus on consensual dispute resolution, such as mediation and Collaborative Practice was borne from her experience of the destructive manner in which litigation separates parents' and...
Ms. Lucy Zheng
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(408) 638-7006 800 N. 1st St., Suite 201
San Jose, CA 95112
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, DUI and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Lucy Zheng is a California licensed attorney, experienced in individual tax debt relief, DUI law, family law, personal bankruptcy filings, and tenant evictions. Prior to forming her own practice, Lucy worked at a law firm handling multiple client cases all throughout Northern California. She witnessed the strengths and weaknesses of a larger law firm, and thus determined she could best provide her clients with the personalized attention and service that they deserve by starting her own practice. Lucy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Public Law in only 3 years, from the University of...
Jennifer Mello
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(408) 288-7800 1055 Minnesota Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
University of California - Santa Barbara and Santa Clara University School of Law
Christopher Duane Hirz
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(408) 294-4525 75 E Santa Clara St
San Jose, CA 95113
Divorce
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
I focus my practice primarily on Family Law matters in Santa Clara, San Benito, and Santa Cruz county. My goal is to give my clients the best legal advice, try to resolve their case by reaching a fair settlement with the opposing side, and being prepared to aggressively advocate for their interests if the matter proceeds to Court to be litigated. My firm also offers Estate Planning and Probate services.
Debra Schoenberg
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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... Read More »
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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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.
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Support Network for Battered Women Legal Program
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Santa Clara County Self-Service Centers/Family Law Facilitator's Office
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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.