Northridge, California Divorce Lawyers

Yury Galperin
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California Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience

Yury Galperin is a litigator with over 14 years of experience representing clients. Yury is a partner at Lieber Galperin and draws on his extensive trial experience to advocate for his clients with the goal of achieving... Read More »
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Mr. Clarke Logan Young
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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. Read More »
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Sandra I. Salinas
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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. Read More »
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Marshall W. Waller
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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. Read More »
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Elizabeth Chabelski Kaufman
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(818) 993-4330 9045 Corbin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91324
Divorce and Family
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Porter Ranch, CA Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(818) 347-9900 11260 Wilbur Ave Ste 102
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Porter Ranch, CA Divorce Lawyer with 55 years experience
(818) 990-0111 11427 Porter Ranch Dr
Apt 214
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
Divorce, Business and Family
Wayne State Univ Law School
Northridge, CA Divorce Lawyer with 43 years experience
(818) 488-9320 PO Box 8299
Northridge, CA 91324
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Divorce Lawyer with 54 years experience
(818) 366-2335 11260 Wilbur Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91326
Divorce and Family
Loyola Law School
North Hills, CA Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(818) 267-0100 8774 Sepulveda Blvd Ste 2
North Hills, CA 91343
Divorce, Civil Rights, Family and Personal Injury
U of San Francisco School of Law
Northridge, CA Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(818) 788-1008 9018 Balboa Blvd # 564
Northridge, CA 91325
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Northridge, CA Divorce Lawyer with 44 years experience
(818) 401-5496 9036 Reseda Blvd
Ste 108
Northridge, CA 91324
Divorce, Bankruptcy and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
William E. Woodcock
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Woodland Hills, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(800) 689-0774 6320 Canoga Ave.
Suite 1620
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Entertainment & Sports and Family
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Alec Brian Wisner
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Tarzana, CA Divorce Attorney with 45 years experience
(818) 776-1813 18375 Ventura Blvd, Suite 275
Tarzana, CA 91356
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Since forming Wisner Dispute Resolution Services in 2003, Alec Wisner has been using his unique and diverse background to assist hundreds of clients successfully resolve their disputes. Thoroughly trained in all aspects of mediation, especially in the areas of divorce and family mediation as well as commercial mediation, Alec provides both an understanding of the underlying issues and an ability to facilitate positive communication. Alec brings a rich and diverse background to his mediation practice. While attending U.C.L.A., he won numerous national debate awards, graduating in 1971. Alec matriculated at the University of Southern California Law Center,...
Alexander R. Ginzburg
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California Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience

Alexander R. Ginzburg is an attorney admitted to practice law in all Courts of the State of California, the Federal Court for the Central District of California, the District of Columbia Courts, and before the United... Read More »
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Steven P. Fernandez
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California Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience

Attorney Steven Fernandez is a Certified Family Law Specialist with over 27 years of experience. Mr. Fernandez handles every family law case including divorce, child custody, and complex property division. Read More »
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Hamid Naraghi
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Woodland Hills, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(800) 689-0774 6320 Canoga Ave.
Suite 1620
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Hamid has practiced law, specifically litigation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, since 1997. Currently the managing attorney at Nader, Naraghi & Woodcock, APLC,
Leon Fromkess Bennett
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(818) 888-7731 6320 Canoga Ave
Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 91367
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Paul D. Spear
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Chatsworth, CA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(818) 787-7678 20943 Devonshire St Ste 206
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of West Los Angeles
The Law Offices of Paul D. Spear is an experienced, personal service law firm dedicated to taking on your difficult and stressful legal issues, enabling you to focus on the more meaningful things in your life. We understand your needs and will work hard to resolve your situation through the most effective means available. Paul will meet with you personally and will work side by side with you throughout your representation. We maintain a close relationship with you on every case and provide compassionate guidance and advice with legal experience.

Paul D. Spear is a Certified Family Law Specialist....
Donald Frederick Conviser
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Woodland Hills, CA Divorce Attorney with 47 years experience
(888) 632-4447 21016 Victory Blvd., Suite D
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Divorce and Family
Southwestern Law School
Christine A. McClane Esq.
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Chatsworth, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(818) 885-6074 21021 Devonshire Street
Suite 202
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Albany Law School
Mr. Norman Gregory Gregory Esq.
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Chatsworth, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(800) 816-1529 9909 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Suite 188
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Anne Claire Adams
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Canoga Park, CA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(818) 715-0015 7041 Owensmouth Ave
Ste 103
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Divorce
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Teresa A. Beyers
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Chatsworth, CA Divorce Lawyer
(213) 236-4400 PO Box 3301
Chatsworth, CA 91313
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Family
Northwestern California University School of Law
Margaret D Wilson Esq.
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Granada Hills, CA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(818) 435-4149 18017 Chatsworth St., Ste. 697
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Free ConsultationDivorce, Entertainment & Sports, Estate Planning and Family
Sandra I. Salinas
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Beverly Hills, CA Divorce Attorney
(818) 201-2978 433 N Camden Dr #600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State University College of Law
Sandra Salinas is certified as a Family Law Specialist through the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. She is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.

She is a partner in the law firm of Feinberg & Waller. Ms. Salinas is admitted to practice before all the courts in the State of California and the United States Federal Court.

Ms. Salinas' practice at Feinberg & Waller is devoted exclusively to family law where she is a highly regarded member of the firm's senior attorney team. You can be secure in the knowledge that...
Linda Lu McLarnan-Dugan
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California Divorce Lawyer with 25 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 practice include... Read More »
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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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. Read More »
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Kevin Joshua Chroman
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Sherman Oaks, CA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(818) 528-7755 15130 Ventura Blvd Ste 314
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Loyola Law School
Kevin Chroman, Esq. graduated from Loyola Law School graduate (2000), wherein he won the state-wide mediation advocacy award. Presently, Kevin runs a Collaborative Mediation Clinic at Loyola Law School, where he is an adjunct professor. The program was given high honors by the City as the Best New Mediation Program in 2014. Individually, Kevin has been awarded the Eureka Award in recognition of his contributions to the collaborative and peace making community. Kevin is a UC Berkeley graduate with a Masters degree in English Literature from DePaul University. Kevin is a Family Law practitioner, whose practice focuses exclusively on Collaborative...
Cathleen Elisabeth Norton
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Beverly Hills, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(310) 300-4021 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
UCLA School of Law
We understand that navigating the family court system can be quite overwhelming. The Law Offices of Cathleen E. Norton is experienced in handling any family law matter: Divorce, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property Division, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Modification of Child Support, Modification of Spousal Support,Child Custody Evaluations, Move-Away and Relocation Requests, Paternity Actions, Domestic Partnerships, Uncontested Divorce, Legal Separation, Pre-Divorce Planning, Limited Scope Representation/Consultation. The Law Offices of Cathleen E. Norton is committed to providing you with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about your life. Our goal is to empower...
Robert Louis Gigliotti
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ENCINO, CA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(818) 996-9776 15760 VENTURA BLVD., SUITE 700
ENCINO, CA 91436
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Personal Injury
University of La Verne College of Law
With over twenty-five years experience, Los Angeles attorney Robert Gigliotti has the knowledge and experience necessary to confidently and effectively represent California Clients in all aspects of family law including, divorce, custody and visitation, move-away disputes, child support, ?spousal support, property rights, premarital, post-nuptial, cohabitation agreements, modifications, domestic violence, and restraining orders. ?Los Angeles lawyer Robert Gigliotti understands the emotional and financial stress experienced by clients going through a divorce. ?Although a "do - it - yourself" plan may sound attractive at first glance a family law courtroom is no place to navigate alone or without an experienced...
Marshall W. Waller
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Beverly Hills, CA Divorce Lawyer
(310) 803-9472 433 N Camden Dr #600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and University of San Diego School of Law
Marshall W. Waller is certified as a Family Law Specialist through the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. He is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. A Certified Family Law Specialist must pass an extensive written examination in the subject area, be approved by a peer review process and show proficiency in this area by demonstrating experience handling a sufficient number of family law cases with varying degrees of complexity. Continuing education is required to maintain this specialty. Marshall Waller has also been awarded...
Anie N. Akbarian
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Encino, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(818) 247-9322 16133 Ventura Blvd.
7th Floor
Encino, CA 91436
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Glendale Univ COL
The Law Offices of Anie N. Akbarian, APC was established in December of 1997 in Glendale, California. We have offices in Glendale and Encino, California.  We represent clients in Personal Injury and Family Law related matters. We understand the dynamics of the emotional hardship in personal injury cases and divorce proceedings and how they can affect our client's quality of life.  It is our job to help our clients to bring balance back to their lives and protect their legal rights and interests.  Anie N. Akbarian is an experienced, capable and dedicated litigation attorney who is committed to providing exceptional legal representation...
Rozanna Michelle Velen
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Encino, CA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(818) 962-4669 15760 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 1160
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Loyola Law School
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 the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of California at Los Angeles in 1988 and her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in 1992. Ms. Velen is a member of the California State Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and...
Mary Ellen Waller
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Beverly Hills, CA Divorce Lawyer
(800) 655-4766 433 N Camden Dr #600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Divorce and Family
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Mary Ellen Waller is a director, shareholder, and general counsel of Feinberg & Waller, APC. Ms. Waller is not available for individual client retention, her focus is on the management of Feinberg & Waller, a law firm practicing exclusively in divorce and family law with offices located in Calabasas and Beverly Hills, California. Ms. Waller has helped lead the firm to become one of Southern California's premier family law firms, serving clients in all aspects of family law, including highly complex family law litigation. Clients receive increased value and benefit from her role, they are not charged for the expertise...
Donna Ann Laurent
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Encino, CA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(818) 946-3100 16133 Ventura Blvd
Suite 855
Encino, CA 91436
Divorce and Family
Southwestern Law School
Bio for Donna A. Laurent, Certified Family Law Specialist Donna graduated from Southwestern University School of Law, Summa Cum Laude, in May 1994. While at Southwestern, she earned American Jurisprudence Awards in Legal Research & Writing, Constitutional Law and Torts. She also received Corpus Juris Secundum Awards in Civil Procedure and Torts and an Outstanding Achievement Award in the International Protection of Human Rights. She was invited to Law Review and Moot Court, but chose, instead, to devote her non-school hours to raising her young son, who started kindergarten when she started law school. Prior to law school, Donna...
Nydia Loya
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(323) 653-1600 6300 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1430
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
UCLA School of Law
Nydia Loya is an Associate in the Law Offices of Korol and Velen. Ms. Loya was admitted to the California State Bar in December, 2004. She is admitted to practice before all of the Courts of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Loya graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology in 2001, and earned her J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2004. Prior to joining Korol and...
Farzad Nezam
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Encino, CA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(310) 994-9923 16633 Ventura Blvd, Suite 555
Encino, CA 91436
Divorce and Family
Univ of LaVerne COL
Farzad Nezam is the principle at the boutique divorce and family law firm of Nezam & Associates serving Los Angeles and orange County. He handle only a handful of cases so he can give his clients the attention to detail and support that family law cases needs. Nezam & Associates serves, Los Angeles, Orange County, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas and many other cities in the Southern California Area
Yasha Bronshteyn
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California Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience

Yasha Bronshteyn is an attorney licensed to practice law in all Courts of the State of California, the Federal Court for the Central District of California, the Federal Court Eastern District of California, the Federal... Read More »
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John Francis Nicholson
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Woodland Hills, CA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(818) 348-3806 21243 Ventura Blvd., Suite 116
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Divorce, Business, Family and Real Estate
Univ of LaVerne COL
My education is rooted in the University of Southern California and culminated with a Bachelor of Science and MBA at Valley Christian University. I graduated from the University of La Verne School of Law in Woodland Hills, California. I am a hands-on, solo, general practitioner and I have been practicing law in the San Fernando Valley serving Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Since 2009 I have actively been a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles County Superior Courts. This is a volunteer, non-paid public service.
Lee Zavatsky
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Encino, CA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(818) 528-3471 15821 Ventura Blvd #690
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Mr. Lee Zavatsky practices divorce and family law in Los Angeles California. Mr. Zavatsky has worked on hundreds of divorce and child custody matters. He is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, and the California DUI Lawyers Association.
Mariya Furman
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Encino, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(818) 528-3471 15821 Ventura Blvd #690
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Ms. Mariya Furman is a Los Angeles family and divorce attorney. She co-founded Furman & Zavatsky in Encino, California, with a focus on representing clients in all types of Family Law matters in the Southern California area at their office in Encino,

Focusing her practice in family law, Ms. Furman represents clients in matters such as divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, spousal support and visitation. She also handles cases involving post-judgment modifications of custody and support, as well preparation of prenuptial agreements. Ms. Furman is also very experienced in cases involving domestic violence and she helped many...
Constance Zec Bessada
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Van Nuys, CA Divorce Attorney with 42 years experience
(818) 988-9992 14545 Victory Blvd
Suite 402
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Willamette Univ COL
I have a General practice with emphasis on Family Law, including custody, visitation, child and spousal support, property division and domestic violence issues, as well as other aspects of civil law, business and personal injury. By Appointment Only. Note: Any references and endorsements about me do not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
Michelle Suzan Robins
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(818) 990-2120 16633 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91436
Divorce and Family
UC Hastings COL
Michelle S. Robins is an experienced divorce and divorce mediation attorney, who also negotiates cohabitation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as modifications to custody, spousal and child support agreements.
Dena R. Taub
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Woodland Hills, CA Divorce Attorney
(818) 646-5300 21650 Oxnard St.
Suite 2040
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Divorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
When you come to the law office of Taub & Taub, you can have confidence in the representation you can receive from a divorce lawyer in Sherman Oaks. The team at this firm has dealt with all kinds of family law issues, and they are well equipped to take on your case and support you at this time. Attorney Dena R. Taub has experience with litigation, having served in federal, appellate, and state courts. She focuses her attention on family law matters and is committed to helping her clients pursue the outcome that is in their best interests. She is...
Richard F. Taub
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Woodland Hills, CA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(818) 646-5300 21650 Oxnard St.
Suite 2040
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Divorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
Nova Southeastern University
Richard F. Taub is the managing partner and President of the Sherman Oaks legal office, Taub & Taub, P.C. Attorney Taub began his legal career in 1993 as a state prosecutor, and three years later switched his focus to the practice of criminal defense. With experience from both sides of the courtroom and an extensive understanding of the criminal justice system, Attorney Taub is prepared to take on even the most complicated cases. To find out more about working with Mr. Taub, do not hesitate to give the firm a call today!
Adina Helena Rosenfeld
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Calabasas, CA Divorce Attorney
(818) 224-7900 23501 Park Sorrento #103
Calabasas, CA 91302
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Adina Helena Rosenfeld is an attorney admitted to practice in California, she has wide-ranging experience in the area of family law. Her practice focuses on complex child custody disputes, including move-away cases, domestic violence, parental alienation, child visitation and divorce matters. Ms. Rosenfeld works to keep the best interest of the children in mind and ensures that her clients are informed at every stage of the process. She is dedicated to professional excellence reassuring her clients by developing a comprehensive plan of action. She is settlement oriented; however, she is equally adept at litigation. Clients appreciate her attention to detail,...
Maya Shulman
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Calabasas, CA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(800) 230-1770 24025 Park Sorrento
Suite 310
Calabasas, CA 91302
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Univ of West Los Angeles
The founder of Shulman Family Law Group, Maya Shulman offers legal representation to those in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties who are dealing with issues of family law, including divorce and custody. Her years of working with complex, difficult family law matters prepared her to handle complicated matters of move away cases, interstate and international family law. With a deep commitment to confidentiality and discretion, Ms. Shulman often handles complex matters of custody, surrogacy and entangled divorce for residents of California.

Maya moved to the United States from her native Latvia 28 years ago, after attending University of...
Elizabeth Guerin Dickinson
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Beverly Hills, CA Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(310) 859-7122 433 N Camden Dr #600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Elizabeth Guerin Dickinson received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Stanford University, and, her Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law. In addition to membership with the State Bar of California, she is also licensed to practice before the United States District Court, Central District of California. Ms. Dickinson brings extensive experience as a skilled litigator to Feinberg & Waller.

Ms. Dickinson strives to be successful for her clients and to achieve satisfying resolutions during a difficult process. Her educational background in psychology has also enabled her to sensitively and successfully resolve family issues without the need of the...
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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.