Port Costa, California Divorce Lawyers

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

For over 20 years I have provided exceptional legal representation focused on the unique needs of those going through a divorce. Visit my website for reviews and information about your rights. Call for a consultation.
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Ethan M. Weisinger
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Dedicated Divorce Lawyer! Striving to Do What is Best for You & Your Family!

I am a skilled and experienced family law attorney. I am committed to protecting the rights and interests of my clients! You and your family come first! Visit my website for client reviews and call for a consultation.
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Lorna M. Jaynes
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Experienced & Compassionate California Divorce Lawyer! Call for a Consultation!

I am a dedicated and skilled divorce law attorney. I limit my practice to settlement, specializing in collaborative law and mediation. Visit my website to see client testimonials and reviews, or call for a consultation.
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Kevin J. Ramey
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California Divorce Attorney

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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Anne Whatley
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Martinez, CA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(925) 228-0800 821 Main St
Martinez, CA 94553
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College
Anne M. Whatley has been practicing family law for over 20 years, and has experience in all aspects, including divorce, custody, support, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, domestic violence, and any other family law issue.
Brittany Hendrix-Smith
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Martinez, CA Divorce Lawyer
(925) 293-2013 535 Main Street
Suite 201
Martinez, CA 94553
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Teresa Anne Ray
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Vallejo, CA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(707) 646-1778 1930 Sonoma Blvd.
Vallejo, CA 94590
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Employment and Family
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Ethan M. Weisinger
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(925) 258-2020 1600 S Main St
#185
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Ethan M. Weisinger is a California State Certified Family Law Specialist.

From 2010 through 2016, Ethan was a partner at Walnut Creek Family Law Center, Inc., working as a family law specialist. Ethan attended California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo where he graduated with a degree of co-majors in English and Political Science. He then attended law school at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with an emphasis in Trial Litigation and graduated with honors. He represents clients in all aspects of conventional family law matters, as well as dissolution of same sex marriages and...
Linda Calderon Garrett
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Fairfield, CA Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(800) 273-6350 1261 Travis Blvd
#330-C
Fairfield, CA 94533
Free ConsultationDivorce, Consumer, Domestic Violence and Family
New College of California School of Law
I provide consultations and legal coaching (limited-scope services) to individuals throughout all counties of California in the areas of consumer law, family law, distressed mortgages and Chapter 7 bankruptcy. My legal fees are fixed so there are no surprises. My fees are simply based on the time needed by my clients--no more, no less. I also assist California-based clients with document-preparation primarily in the areas of family law and estate planning. The difference between my document preparation services and the services provided on the internet--is that the documents are personally reviewed and approved by me, a California licensed attorney. ...
Robert Chang
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(510) 388-4866 1300 Clay Street, Ste. 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Traffic Tickets
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
I started my practice with the premise I would always attempt to facilitate a collaborative divorce. Before going to law school, I worked for several years at a family law firm, and saw firsthand the potential of increasing acrimony between spouses when the court system is used haphazardly. Growing up with separated parents, I think I understand the stress and frustration of a long drawn out family divorce. The courts should be a place of last resort - who wants a Judge who barely knows you to make decisions for you? That being...
Lindsay R. Torgerson
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Napa, CA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(707) 669-0841 2045 Jefferson St, Ste E
Napa, CA 94559
Divorce, Bankruptcy and Family
William Howard Taft University
Family Law services including divorce, child custody, visitation, and support matters in Sonoma, Marin, Lake, Mendocino, and Napa Counties. Experienced bankruptcy lawyer filing chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy for individuals and small businesses in Santa Rosa, Ukiah, Napa and the surrounding areas. Check out client testimonials on our website www.winecountryfamilylaw.com
Gary D. Sparks
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 465-2500 2890 North Main Street
Suite 205
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Indy G. Colbath
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(925) 289-8574 1801 Oakland Blvd.
Suite 225
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law and University of California - Davis
Indy Colbath is a licensed California attorney who has focused the entirety of her legal career on family law issues, including: divorce, annulment, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, and domestic violence restraining orders. Indy has a breadth of courtroom experience she relies upon when assessing her clients’ family law matters, as well as strong relationships with the local legal community and bench. Indy has effectively represented her clients in an array of complex family law litigation, many of which involving high net worth individuals. Even though Indy has a passion for courtroom advocacy, she understands that every...
Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.
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Albany, CA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(510) 860-5919 1050 Kains Ave. #A1
Albany, CA 94706
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Elder and Entertainment & Sports
Marquette University Law School and Marquette University Law School
Sarah Van Voorhis
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Success & Experience Advocating for Client Rights and Interests! Call for Help!

I am an experienced and determined divorce law attorney. I am dedicated to delivering the best possible results to those going through a divorce! Visit my website to see client testimonials. Call for a consultation.
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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.
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M. Colby Freeman
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Danville, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(925) 314-2320 571 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Divorce and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Colby combines aggressive advocacy and compassion to assist clients through difficult times. Dedicated to helping clients navigate through complex legal matters with integrity, Colby has a tough yet sensitive approach to divorce and family law. Common sense and tenacity are hallmarks of his advocacy. Colby is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned a B.A. in Rhetoric, with a minor in Celtic Studies, and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law, where he was the Student Commencement Speaker at his law school graduation, the Co-Chair of the USF Public...
Paul Henry Nathan
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San Rafael, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
1000 Fourth Street
Suite 800
San Rafael, CA 94901
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Paul Nathan has built a practice based on giving women the representation they deserve in matters of divorce and custody cases and representing the injured. After graduating cum laude from the University of San Francisco then attended and graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law. Paul honed his skills a a trial lawyer at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College. A fifth generation San Franciscan, Paul was named "Top Attorneys in California by San Francisco magazine and also named "Rising Star" by SuperLawyers in 2013-2017.
Wayne Kenneth David McIntosh
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(415) 454-2361 4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
San Rafael, CA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Foreign Law School
Business and International Experience
Wayne started in Auckland New Zealand, graduating after completing a challenging combined Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws in just 4 years, achieving top marks at his law school at Auckland University made up of 11,000 students where he was elected Student President in a landslide victory in his last year. Then recruited by a leading Merchant Bank, MARAC Corporation, Wayne moved to Citibank before becoming the founding Company Secretary for New Zealand's first publicly listed Investment Bank, founding Company Secretary for NZ’s first publicly listed Venture Capital company and a Director of a...
Quynh Chen
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Oakland, CA Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(510) 764-8880 101 Broadway
Suite 306
Oakland, CA 94067
Divorce, Family, IP and Trademarks
Quynh (“Quinn”) Chen is a bilingual solo attorney located in Jack Oakland Square Oakland. She has been admitted to practice in the Ninth Circuit of the United States Appellate Court. Her practice areas primarily focus on family law, entity formations, and intellectual property. Her interest is in software patents and helping underrepresented clients in her community.

As part of her interest in software patents, Ms. Chen is proficient in programming in Ruby on Rails, MEAN stack Javascript, and working with various databases. While at Golden Gate University, School of Law, she served as Vice President of Asian Pacific American Law Student...
Ms. Lucy Zheng
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Oakland, CA Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(408) 638-7006 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
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...
Anthony Regner
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Fairfield, CA Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(707) 450-5609 724 Texas Street
Fairfield, CA 94533
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Anthony Regner is an attorney located in Fairfield California. His practice areas are criminal defense and family law matters, including divorce, custody, visitation, and restraining orders. He has experience in debt collections and judgment enforcement as well. As a paralegal in the early 2000's, Anthony worked in a law firm located in Napa California that specialized in three strike laws and family matters. As a paralegal he opened his own business while working for the law firm and started assisting clients with affordable document preparation and filing for their legal matters. The attorney he worked for eventually became a judge...
Mr Terence Daniel Doyle
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Danville, CA Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(925) 314-2320 571 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
Golden Gate University
Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS), State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization; LLM Taxation; Member California State Bar; Hawaii State Bar; Arizona State Bar; Contra Costa County Bar Association; Family Law Section Hawaii State Bar; Family Law Section Arizona State Bar, Trust and Estates Section Arizona State Bar. The law offices of Doyle Golde Grossman Family Law Group provides family law, divorce, estate planning and trust administration services in the Contra Costa County providing the community with deep legal talent and a professional result based representation.
Yelda Mesbah Bartlett
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(510) 318-6313 1939 Harrison Street
9th Floor, Suite 921
Oakland, CA 94612
Divorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Brenda Russo
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Suisun City, CA Divorce Attorney
(707) 427-6777 One Harbor Center
Suite 230
Suisun City, CA 94585
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Brenda Russo has been in private practice in California since 1986. She spent the first several years of practice working in civil litigation, including personal injury and product liability cases. The majority of Ms. Russo's career has been devoted to working with families and children. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist, having received her certification from the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization in 2001. Ms. Russo's professional experience also includes serving as judge pro tem on numerous occasions for the Solano County Superior Court; volunteering for the Solano County Bar Association's domestic violence response program; serving as a...
Angela N Bryant
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Berkeley, CA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(510) 922-0904 2222 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of California - Davis
My approach to each family law case is specifically tailored to the needs of each client. Some cases require aggressive litigation, while other times, settlement is the best (and cheapest) choice for all involved. As your attorney, you can expect me to give you guidance based on the law, and to be transparent with you about your options. My role is to advise you, but not to make decisions for you. I enjoy partnering with my clients to get them their desired outcome. I am also very responsive to client communication. I pride myself on keeping you...
Sabi Mand
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California Divorce Attorney

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... Read More »
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Howard Elliot Kane
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 292-0193 2950 Buskirk Avenue, Ste. 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
UC Hastings COL
1983-1987 UCLA, B.A. History
1987-1990 UC Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctor

Law Offices of Howard E. Kane 1990-present
Offices in Alameda & Walnut Creek

Deborah Lynne Dubroff
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(510) 452-5050 1939 Harrison Street Suite 750
Oakland, CA 94612
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
We practice family law exclusively because we like helping people with legal issues that affect them personally. We handle our cases collaboratively, so you always benefit from the best of our expertise, skills, and experience. We're settlement oriented but trial ready.
Amanda J. List
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(510) 302-6600 2101 Webster Street
Suite 1835
Oakland, CA 94612
Divorce, Appeals and Family
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Amanda J. List is an associate at the Wald Law Group. She specializes in divorces of all kinds with an emphasis on gay divorce. The Wald Law Group practice areas include: Divorce, Dissolution & Contested Parentage Actions for all families; Custody Disputes. Legal services provided at both the TRIAL and APPELLATE level. Assisted Reproduction; Adoptions of All Kinds; Family Contracts; Parenting Law including Surrogacy; Donor Contracts for Egg and/or Sperm Donations; Pre-Nupital Agreements; Co-Parenting Agreements; Domestic Partnership Agreements; Name Changes.
Hannah Elizabeth Sims
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Oakland, CA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(510) 628-0250 1939 Harrison Street
Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94612
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Col William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Hannah E. Sims is a Certified Family Law Specialist with 22 years of experience in the field of divorce and family law. Her boutique law firm includes two associate attorneys and two paralegals who work collaboratively on cases in order to ensure the best results in the most cost-effective manner. While the Law Offices of Hannah E. Sims prides itself in its superb reputation as skilled litigators and trial attorneys, the first approach is always to attempt settlement.
Donald E Glass
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Corte Madera, CA Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(415) 223-1230 300 Tamal Plaza Suite 100
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
So Calif College of Law
After graduating from High School, Don attended his initial college year at ASU, AR, on a full music scholarship. Thereafter, he transferred to Whittier College, CA, where he received his BA in Business Administration. In subsequent years, he attended Southern California College of Law, CA, where he received his Juris Doctor (JD) and admission to the California State Bar in 1990. Don is also a licensed California real estate broker. He began practicing law as a sole practitioner but soon joined the law firm of Berger Kahn and then Gray & Prouty as an associate attorney...
Ariel Winger
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Berkeley, CA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(510) 564-0585 2832 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
New College of California
I began practicing family law in 1999 and worked for a non-profit for 5 years where I successfully represented survivors of domestic violence and their children in court. In 2007 started my own family law practice to offer services for those who want to divorce using a non-adversarial model. I offer Mediation, Collaborative Practice, and other forms of settlement oriented methods of divorce that seek to find a mutually agreeable resolution for both parties.
Maria Elena Crabtree
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer
(925) 262-4271 1801 Oakland Blvd.
Suite 225
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of California, Davis, School of Law
The Law Offices of Maria E. Crabtree is a full service, bi-lingual (SPANISH), family law firm dedicated to delivering personal, practical, and effective representation at an affordable cost. We are conveniently located in Walnut Creek, California, across the street from the BART station. Attorney Maria Crabtree received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Communications from the University of California at Davis. She later returned to the University of California, Davis and earned her J.D. degree. As a sole practitioner, Ms. Crabtree is dedicated to helping families navigate through the complexities of the laws and policies...
Daniel Portillo
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(925) 876-0641 1630 N Main Street, #188
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce and Family
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Attorney with over 25 years of experience representing clients in Divorce and Family Law matters. Certified Specialist in Family Law, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. My practice includes representation in all areas of divorce and family law, including child custody; child visitation; child support; spousal support ; division of community property (including high value assets); annulment; paternity; and drafting marital settlement agreements. I am also available to provide limited scope representation or consultation for self-represent parties. Representing clients throughout Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.
Karen Shore Fenchel
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(925) 280-1108 1440 Maria Lane #100
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
UC Hastings COL
Karen S. Fenchel

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Karen Fenchel is a sole practitioner in Walnut Creek, CA. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist and has focused on all areas of family law. Her practice is settlement oriented and includes both family law mediation and collaborative law. Karen has a strong commitment to helping clients resolve issues without going to court. She utilizes her training in both mediation and collaborative practice to assist families in crisis and help them gain control of their lives. Through mediation, collaborative process and negotiated settlements, she works toward equitable solutions that consider the...
John Daniel Hodson
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Fairfield, CA Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(707) 421-7800 727 Texas Street
Fairfield, CA 94533
Divorce and Family
George Washington Univ LS
John Hodson is managing and founding partner of Hodson & Mullin, Attorneys at Law, a six lawyer firm with offices in Vacaville and Fairfield, California. He is AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a board-Certified Family Law Specialist (California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization) and a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). His practice is entirely devoted to family law as litigant's counsel, arbitrator, mediator, private judge, judge pro tem, special master, and collaborative counsel spanning over 30 years.
A graduate of The George Washington University National Law Center in Washington,...
Justin Kirk Tabayoyon
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer
(925) 609-4003 1990 North California Blvd
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
John F. Kennedy University
Mr. Tabayoyon is a United States Army veteran that holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis in Managerial Economics and a Juris Doctor degree from John F. Kennedy University School of Law. He decided to practice in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and personal injury because of his own personal experiences in those areas of law. He is a zealous and aggressive advocate for his clients. He strongly believes in limited government, freedom, civil liberty, parental rights, and gender neutral application of the law. Mr. Tabayoyon is a highly experienced trial attorney....
John Francis Carella
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Suisun City, CA Divorce Lawyer with 53 years experience
(707) 427-6777 One Harbor Center, Suite 230
Suisun City, CA 94585
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
I joined the Law Offices of Russo & Prince in January of 2006. Throughout his time at Russo & Prince, I have focused my practice entirely on family law, including family law litigation. I obtained my undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame, and my Juris Doctorate at the University of San Francisco, School of Law. I am happy to say that I practice exclusively in the area of family law. My practice includes dissolution of marriage (divorce), annulment, and legal separation, as well as spousal support (alimony), child custody, visitation, child support, division of assets and debts...
Sydney Elise Fairbairn
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Novato, CA Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(415) 883-2199 269 Posada del Sol
Novato, CA 94949
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I am a Marin County raised person having attended Terra Linda High School, UC Berkeley and Golden Gate University Law school. I love working with the people of Marin County and am very acquainted with the court system here. Please call for a free consultation. If I cannot help you I will try to find another attorney to help you. Thank you, Sydney.
Vincent Erik Nelson
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Napa, CA Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(707) 259-0228 1001 Second Street, Suite 311
Napa, CA 94559
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
New Coll of CA School of Law
Vincent E. Nelson has been advising and representing the people of Napa and other Northern California Counties since 1989. He is committed to the representation of his client’s interests as they face the complex challenges related to divorce, personal injury or other family legal proceedings.
John Edward Harding
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(925) 417-2202 1255 Treat Boulevard
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Evelyn Herrera
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Oakland, CA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(510) 893-3711 1970 Broadway
Suite 625
Oakland, CA 94612
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Immigration
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Shannon Richards
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Napa, CA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(707) 226-5150 1219 Coombs St
Suite A
Napa, CA 94559
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Empire College School of Law
Kelly Y. Reiter
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San Rafael, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(415) 457-0700 1401 Los Gamos Drive, Ste 210
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Holly Johnson Mattice
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Fairfield, CA Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(707) 429-2222 547 Jefferson St
Fairfield, CA 94533
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Gerard Alan Falzone
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San Rafael, CA Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(415) 482-7800 747 B Street
Suite 7
San Rafael, CA 94901
Divorce and Family
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
I will do my best to resolve your case as quickly, easily, inexpensively, and amicably as possible. Through competent, caring and empathetic representation, as aggressive as necessary, I will keep you fully informed and in control of every step of the process. I invite you to read the many excellent reviews contained on the Client Testimonials page of my website. I treat my clients the way I would want to be treated if I needed a family law attorney. My service to you includes providing the most cost effective alternatives to resolving your case or situation. I provide full legal representation,...
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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.