San Jose, California Divorce Lawyers

Elainie Honjas
PREMIUM

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.
View Profile
Michele Elizabeth Hales
PREMIUM

San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience

Santa Clara Univ School of LawCalifornia
View Profile
Jessica A. Pellerin
PREMIUM

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.
View Profile
Arlette Argyris
PREMIUM

San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney

University of Oklahoma College of LawOklahoma and California
View Profile
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ALII GoldSocial Media
San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 177 Park Avenue
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Attorney Shahrestani offers intense, intelligent, and attentive legal representation to individual and business clients in high-stakes, high conflict, and time sensitive litigation, negotiation, and transactional matters. Call today to set a Phone Consultation to discuss your concerns: 800-510-3916.

Fluent Spanish, French, Italian, Farsi.

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

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

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

(3)...
David Alan Patton
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Mitchell Todd Ehrlich
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Andrew George Marcellino
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
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...
Lorna M. Jaynes
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ABlawgsearchSocial Media
San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(510) 795-6304 2570 N 1st St
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95131
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Gretchen Z. Boger
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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.
Julia Lemon
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Gina Nicole Policastri
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Jennifer Louise Mispagel
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Andrea Mah
PREMIUM

San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney

Andrea represents clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, legal separation, annulment, custody and visitation, support, and complex property division. Andrea understands the impact a divorce... Read More »
View Profile
Nat E. Hales Jr.
PREMIUM

San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 52 years experience

University of California Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall)California
View Profile
Kevin Scott Hutcheson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(408) 288-5592 1042 WEST HEDDING STREET, SUITE 200
San Jose, CA 95126
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
UC Hastings COL
CERTIFICATIONS:
Certified Family Law Specialist
State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

BAR ADMISSIONS:
California, 1989
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1989
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1989
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1989
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1989
EDUCATION:
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, J.D.
Daniel Jensen
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(408) 648-2399 2007 W Hedding St #104
San Jose, CA 95128
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.
John Henry Perrott
Claimed Lawyer Profile
San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(408) 294-4600 1625 The Alameda, Suite 208
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Immigration
-- Over 10 years experience in Family Law -- Certified Family Law Specialist -- Good Listener & Idea Generator -- Can Think Outside the Box to Help You Get Great Results -- Friendly Style Facilitates Settlements
Magdalena Chattopadhya
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(408) 201-4468 300 South First Street
Suite 228
San Jose, CA 95113
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Magdalena Chattopadhya practices all areas of family law, providing comprehensive legal representation for matters related to divorce, separation, child custody/support, paternity, retraining orders, and more. As a Certified Family Law Specialist, she is hands-on with her clients from the initial consultation all the way to negotiations, trials, and even appeals when necessary. Ms. Chattopadhya focuses on the big picture – the long-term impact of a case on her clients’ lives. As a certified mediator, she strives to help parties move forward from a conflict in an amicable and dignified manner. She is dedicated to pursuing the best possible result, no...
Ms. Lucy Zheng
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Andrea Mah
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(408) 564-5674 1530 Meridian Ave
#120
San Jose, CA 95125
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of San Francisco School of Law
Andrea represents clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, legal separation, annulment, custody and visitation, support, and complex property division.

Andrea understands the impact a divorce and other family law issues can have on people’s lives and is committed to provide support to litigants with family law issues, while explaining the law to them and advocating for the best results possible.

Eric Daniel Despotes
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
Suite 475
San Jose, CA 95126
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Eric Despotes became the newest attorney at Lonich & Patton, LLP in February 2010 and assists in all areas of the firm's practice, Family Law, Estate Planning, and Business Law Eric grew up in the Bay Area and attended college at California State University, Long Beach, earning a degree in Poltical Science with an emphasis in International Relations. He then returned to the Bay Area to attend law school. Eric graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2009. He received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Constitutional Law and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award...
Arlette Argyris
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(408) 564-5674 1530 Meridian Ave
#120
San Jose, CA 95125
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Merrisa L. Coleman-Bishop
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(408) 217-8506 1035 Minnesota Ave
#H
San Jose, CA 95125
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Victoria R.D. Campbell
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 2 years experience
(408) 564-5674 1530 Meridian Ave
#120
San Jose, CA 95125
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Traci Pickering
PREMIUM

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.
View Profile
Merrisa L. Coleman-Bishop
PREMIUM

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.
View Profile
Danella Rugile
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney
(408) 940-0770 1042 W. Hedding Street
Suite 260
San Jose, CA 95126
Divorce and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Danella Rugile is a skilled family law attorney in San Jose and one of the founding partners at Foreman & Rugile. She dedicates her career to ensure that families in the community receive the representation they need during a divorce. Prior to starting work as a lawyer, she served as a Parent Facilitator at the Redwood City Child Development Centers. This experience gave her insight and a connection to the people she would serve as an attorney and pushed her to pursue her law degree in divorce law. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law....
Yanna Sukhodrev
Claimed Lawyer Profile
San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(408) 244-4570 160 W. Santa Clara Street Suite 1500
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Ms. Sukhodrev is a partner at Morgan, Tidalgo, Sukhodrev & Azzolino. As a ceritified CA Board of Legal Specialization Certified Family Law Specialist, she focuses her practice exclusively on family law and has successfully handled a variety of matters - including high-earner child support issues, date of separation disputes, restraining orders, breach of fiduciary duty claims, reimbursement claims, valuation of stock options, valuation of businesses and complex challenges to the validity of pre-nuptial agreements and marital settlement agreements.
Elainie Honjas
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII Gold
San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(408) 292-4849 111 W St John St #700
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
New College of California
Traci Pickering
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(408) 288-7800 1055 Minnesota Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University
Lucy Stearns McAllister
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Madan Ahluwalia
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
255 N. Market Street
#248
San Jose, CA 95110
Divorce, Family and Immigration
University of San Francisco School of Law
Ahluwalia Law Professional Corporation is a general practice law firm located in San Jose, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Striving to achieve meaningful, long-lasting relationships with our clients, we offer affordable, efficient and personalized service. Attorney Madan Ahluwalia, Managing Attorney, has been providing his clients with legal representation since 1995.
Nicole Leigh Aeschleman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(408) 724-8930 1520 The Alameda, #210
San Jose, CA 95126
Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Nicole Aeschleman is a San Jose-based family law attorney and founder of Aeschleman law, a full service firm focusing on family law cases including divorce, legal separation, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support/alimony, and more. Attorney Nicole Aeschleman is dedicated to providing quality legal representation to clients by understanding them and tailoring to each individual needs.
Christina M. Adames
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII Gold
San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(408) 287-2030 1520 The Alameda
Suite 210
San Jose, CA 95126
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Lincoln Law School
Jessica A. Pellerin
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
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
Kathleen Dong
Claimed Lawyer Profile
San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 3 years experience
(408) 844-3989 1100 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 388
San Jose, CA 95125
Divorce
Lincoln University
Natalya Kalinovskiy
PREMIUM

California Divorce Lawyer

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia
View Profile
Chelan A. Vukas
PREMIUM

California Divorce Attorney

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and University of WashingtonCalifornia
View Profile
Tracy Duell-Cazes
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(408) 267-8484 2125 Canoas Garden Ave #120
San Jose, CA 95125
Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Joshua R. Jachimowicz
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(408) 246-5500 1530 The Alameda
Suite 115
San Jose, CA 95126
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
Joshua Robinett Jachimowicz was admitted to the State Bar in 2011. Mr. Jachimowicz began working with his father's firm as a law clerk while attending law school. He graduated the University of California at Santa Barbara with a bachelor's degree in Physics. Like his father, he received his law degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law. While at Santa Clara, he received honors for his academic efforts in Wills and Trusts, Employment Discrimination and Trial Techniques classes. As a young attorney, he has handled numerous criminal matters, including petty thefts, drug offenses, and DUIs. Mr. Jachimowicz recently married...
Jennifer Mello
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
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
Diego MacWilliam
Claimed Lawyer Profile
San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(408) 298-6204 1625 The Alameda, Suite 800
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Litigation / Trial practice. Fluent in Spanish. 25 years experience.
Ekaterina Berman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 483-3012 3031 Tisch Way 711
San Jose, CA 95128
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Immigration
Whittier Law School
Attorney Ekaterina Berman is a passionate professional who serves individuals and small businesses since 2006. She decided to start her own office seeing how most clients do not get the legal service they deserve, and compromise their rights. Ekaterina always works personally with her clients, and put emphasis on understanding their situation and adjusting the strategy to their needs and capabilities. Being her client you soon discover that she is a fighter, and will never let go on your behalf. She is a meticulous researcher and will make sure everything is done correctly, and nothing slips through the calendar...
Sally Roselle Cooperrider
Claimed Lawyer Profile
San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
142 George St
San Jose, CA 95110
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University and San Jose State University
I practice family law, with an emphasis on collaborative divorces and mediation. I also prepare QDROs (Qualified Domestic Relations Orders) for the division of pensions in a divorce. In addition I practice estate plannning, including preparing revocable living trusts, special needs trusts, and wills. My practice is near downtown San Jose, California. I have been an attorney for 25 years.
James Chau
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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.
Ernest A. Cardona
Claimed Lawyer Profile
San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(408) 279-1100 2055 Junction Avenue
Suite 118
San Jose, CA 95131-2115
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Christopher Duane Hirz
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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.
Loren B. Vaccarezza
Claimed Lawyer Profile
San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(408) 432-6000 1590 Berryessa Road
San Jose, CA 95133
Divorce, Education, Elder and Family
Humphreys College of Law
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
PREMIUM

Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients

Rated a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, interviewed by Fox and ABC News, and seen in the SF Chronicle, Attorney Ali Shahrestani offers passionate advocacy and true professionalism. Fluent Spanish, French, Italian, and Farsi.
View Profile
Stephen W. Penn
PREMIUM

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!
View Profile
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength

San Jose Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Santa Clara County Self-Service Centers/Family Law Facilitator's Office
San Jose, CA


AIDS Legal Services
(408) 293-3135
San Jose, CA

Show More

Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.