Richmond, California Divorce Lawyers

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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Kevin J. Ramey
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California Divorce Attorney

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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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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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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Karen Alicia Davis
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Richmond, CA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(510) 233-1011 P.O. Box 2203
Richmond, CA 94801
Divorce, Bankruptcy and Immigration
Georgetown University Law Center
Richmond, CA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(510) 237-2618 54 Railroad Ave
Richmond, CA 94801
Divorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Richmond, CA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(510) 237-3700 3700 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94805
Divorce and Family
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Richmond, CA Divorce Attorney with 65 years experience
(510) 237-3700 3700 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94805
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
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
Veronica Natalya Panella
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El Cerrito, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(510) 233-0572 11100 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Divorce, Elder and Family
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Angela N Bryant
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Berkeley, CA Divorce Attorney with 7 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...
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.
(866) 414-4091 540 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
Ariel Winger
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Berkeley, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 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.
Dana Louise Curtis Esq.
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Sausalito, CA Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(415) 331-5158 4000 Bridgeway
Suite 401
Sausalito, CA 94965
Divorce, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
For 22 years, I have devoted my career as a lawyer to helping parties resolve their conflicts efficiently, effectively and respectfully. I believe the quality of a mediated resolution, and of the mediation process, to be as important to the parties as the fact of resolution.
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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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients

Mr. Shahrestani accepts individual, corporate, high-stakes, and high-conflict litigation and transactional matters. He offers clients passionate advocacy, clear and consistent communications, and true professionalism.
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Robert Alan Goodman
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(510) 987-7800 555 12th Street
Suite 1900
Oakland, CA 94607
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Francisco, School of Law
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...
(530) 232-5411 2608 Victor Ave Suite a
Redding, CA 96002
(310) 564-2388 4551 Gencoe Ave Suite 100
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(949) 681-6682 2 Park Plaza Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92614
(619) 821-8846 10085 Carroll Canyon Road Suite 100
San Diego,, CA 92131
(951) 501-3554 41690 Ivy Street
Suite B
Murrieta, CA 92562
(951) 501-3554 27186 Newport Road
Suite 2
Menifee, CA 92584
Joann Uhley Babiak
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Sausalito, CA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(415) 225-8540 Babiak Law Offices
3020 Bridgeway Number 365
Sausalito, CA 94965
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Univ of Tulsa COL
Offering you a client-focused approach to legal problem solving, for divorce, custody, support and for small business contracts, agreements and protections. I help people sort through legal challenges. If you are dealing with debt or facing bankruptcy, going through a divorce or custody battle or wrestling with problems in a small business, I'd be happy to speak with you.
Martin James Elmer
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Berkeley, CA Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(510) 644-2411 1919 Addison St, #105
Berkeley, CA 94704
Divorce, 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,...
(415) 482-7800 2233 Santa Clara Ave.
Suite 7
Alameda, CA 94501
Thomas V. Roland
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BERKELEY, CA Divorce Lawyer with 46 years experience
(510) 841-1500 1830 Berkeley Way
BERKELEY, CA 94703
Divorce, Appeals, Business and Domestic Violence
U of San Francisco School of Law
Karly Roberson
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Tiburon, CA Divorce Attorney with 1 year experience
(415) 789-5881 1606 Juanita Lane
Suite B
Tiburon, CA 94920
Divorce and Family
Erin A. Levine
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Emeryville, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(510) 595-4112 5801 Christie Ave.
Suite 387
Emeryville, CA 94608
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Sharon Alkire
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Berkeley, CA Divorce Lawyer
(510) 761-5792 Law Office of Sharon Alkire
1900 Addison Street, #200
Berkeley, CA 94704
Divorce and Family
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Oakland, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Offering intense, highly intelligent, and very attentive legal representation to individual and business clients throughout California, New York, Washington DC, Massachusetts, and Washington State in the following areas of law:

(1) BUSINESS & CONTRACTS: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Legal Compliance, Partnership Matters, Investments, Intellectual Property, Leases, Foreclosures

(2) CRIMINAL DEFENSE: Felony, Misdemeanors, Juvenile Matters, Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes, White Collar, Criminal Appeals

(3) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining Orders, Kidnapping & Abduction, Collaborative Law and Mediation, Property Division

(4) EDUCATION LAW: Academic Discipline, Grade Disputes, Fee Disputes, Special Education, Teacher Contracts, Bullying, School Campus Crimes, Academic Freedom, School Misconduct,...
(800) 510-3916 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
(800) 510-3916 276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 704
New York, NY 10001
(800) 510-3916 555 West Fifth Street
31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(800) 510-3916 100 Cambridge Street
14th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(800) 510-3916 177 Park Avenue
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
(800) 510-3916 1420 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101
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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Indy G. Colbath
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 4 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...
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...
(510) 388-4866 2016 Lewelling Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94579
(510) 388-4866 1120 E. 14th Street
Ste. F
San Leandro, CA 94577
Ethan M. Weisinger
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 7 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...
Debra Schoenberg
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney
(415) 834-1120 575 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Divorce and Family
University of New Hampshire School of Law
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 lasting impact on individuals, families, finances and futures. To achieve the very best outcomes for our San Francisco family law clients we apply a comprehensive approach to family law cases. By working closely with psychologists, appraisers, accountants, economists and other professionals, we ensure that legal strategies developed for each case reflect our own skills and valuable additional perspectives. Whether a case is best resolved by vigorous negotiation or powerful litigation, we have...
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...
Christine Ann Pham
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 273-9220 388 Market Street, Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
Southwestern University School of Law
Christine Pham is a San Francisco, Bay Area native with over 10 years of litigation experience. She now focuses her practice on helping families and couples in a range of matters, including child custody and support, spousal support (alimony, guardianship, dissolution of marriage (divorce), legal separation, and division of property.

Christine is also dedicated to helping individuals throughout the Bay Area gain their financial freedom through filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. In the past, she was the managing attorney of the San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Fairfield and Stockton offices of the nation’s largest consumer bankruptcy...
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

(510) 292-0193 2425 Webb Avenue, Second Floor
Alameda, CA 94501
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
Sarah Van Voorhis
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(415) 274-2530 601 Montgomery St
#525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Stanford Law School
Esther R. Lerner
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(415) 391-6000 535 Pacific Ave
2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94133
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law
Sarah Arnott
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 274-2530 601 Montgomery St
#525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Ashley Talbot Dean
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San Francsico, CA Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(415) 328-2797 720 Bay St
San Francsico, CA 94109
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
University of San Francisco School of Law
Ashley is founder of Talbot Law Firm. As an attorney in the firm’s emerging business practice, Ashley counsels startups with incorporation, early stage financing, employment issues, intellectual property protection, technology licensing, commercial partnerships and various other corporate transactions. Ashley believes that understanding a company’s vision and priorities is important to devising strategies to solve legal problems so companies can focus on their goals. Ashley has nearly 3 years in-house experience representing entrepreneurs in a wide range of corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters. Ashley received a J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law and a B.A. in...
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...
Inez Kim
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(808) 255-9016 8 10th St 1706
San Francisco, CA 94103
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Elder and Family
American Heritage University School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law
Inez Kim, Attorney at Law specializes in representing individuals in various areas of law. She is known for her mission to take a genuine interest in her clients and bring fast resolutions. Her clients appreciate her immediate feedback and strong communication skills. She understands the uniqueness of each cases and meets the clients' expectations. She also holds an MBA degree and bring to the table real world business experience. She is dedicated to bring commitment, integrity and positive results for all her clients.
Lisa J. Auer
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(415) 772-5686 12 Funston Avenue
Suite B
San Francisco, CA 94129
Divorce and Family
University of California - Berkeley
Attorney and mediator Lisa J. Auer works with clients in the San Francisco Bay Area in a full range of family law matters, including divorce, dissolution of domestic partnership, parenting issues, child and spousal support, and premarital and postmarital agreements. Lisa’s services include traditional family law representation, mediation, consulting for clients who are in mediation or pursuing self-directed settlement, limited scope representation, and collaborative divorce. Lisa is committed to resolving family law issues outside of court whenever possible. However, Lisa understands that litigation is necessary to resolve some cases, and she will represent your interests skillfully and cost-effectively. Regardless of...
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...
(408) 638-7006 800 N. 1st St., Suite 201
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 638-7006 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Kristine Stewart
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 391-6000 535 Pacific Ave
2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94133
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law
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...
H. Nathan James
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 37 years experience
(415) 749-5900 2135 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94123
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Lincoln Univ
Ariel Sosna
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(415) 274-2530 601 Montgomery St
#525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
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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.