Santa Cruz, California Divorce Lawyers

David Alan Patton
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 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...
Gina Nicole Policastri
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 16 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...
Stephen W. Penn
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Morgan Hill, CA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(408) 776-1525 16360 Monterey St
#120
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Glendale College of Law
Stephen W. Penn is a Certified Family Law Specialist who has been in private practice since 1991. He received a Bachelor of Science from California State University, Los Angeles and his law degree from Glendale College of Law. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University, Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University and Master of Arts from John F. Kennedy University in Counseling Psychology.

Prior to commencing his legal career, Mr. Penn served as Vice Chancellor of the West Valley-Mission Community College District and Director of Finance and Chief Business Officer of California State University...
Magdalena Chattopadhya
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 6 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...
Sara Sturtevant
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Marina, CA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(831) 287-9781 PO Box 236
Marina, CA 93933
Divorce, Collections, Estate Planning and Family
New College of California
Sara Sturtevant is a licensed California attorney specializing in mediation and family law. She was the Associate Dean at Monterey College of Law and ran the school’s Practical Lawyering Program. Before joining Monterey College of Law, Sara worked at the court’s Self Help Center in Monterey. As an attorney and mediator, Sara believes that people have their own best solutions to any problem they face. This is as led her to help create programs in community mediation and self-help legal education to provide resources for people to access when facing legal problems. Sara believes that mediation should be...
Jennifer Mello
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 20 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
Jennifer is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She earned a B.A. in Law and Society from the University of California at Santa Barbara and her law degree from Santa Clara University. Jennifer is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, and member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and is a member of the Family Law Executive Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association. Jennifer has lectured at multiple seminars for the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and Santa Clara University School of Law,...
Lorna M. Jaynes
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 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
Because divorce is a problem to be solved, not a battle to be won, I focus on alternatives to the court system, through Collaborative Law and Mediation. I believe that most families and children are best served by being supported to work together in resolving their family matters. The fundamental goal in both Collaborative Divorce and Mediation is client empowerment.

With either mediation or the Collaborative process you will have control of the decisions that are made and will be firmly supported, legally and emotionally, in achieving a successful dissolution of your relationship. This not only allows but also encourages you...
Gina Azzolino
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(408) 244-4570 160 W. Santa Clara St.
STE 1500
San Jose, CA 95113
Divorce and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Gina Azzolino is a Partner at MTSA and a Certified Family Law Specialist with the State Bar of California. She has practiced family law exclusively since 2005.

Ms. Azzolino has significant experience in all areas of family law, including child custody and visitation, child support (including high-earner disputes), spousal support, domestic violence and restraining orders, date of separation disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, set-aside of premarital agreements, property division, reimbursement claims, business valuations and other complex financial issues. Ms. Azzolino works closely and regularly with forensic accountants on complicated financial issues as well as with mental health professionals...
Traci Pickering
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(408) 288-7800 1055 Minnesota Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University
Traci is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She graduated from Santa Clara University in 2000 and was admitted to the bar in December of that year. During her tenure at Santa Clara, she was the Sr. Technical Editor of the Computer Technology Law Journal and received a Certificate of Excellence in Legal Research and Writing. After graduation, Traci was recruited by a top corporate law firm. She worked at Gray Cary (now DLA Piper) from 2000 - 2002 as a securities and corporate transactional attorney. She was involved in...
Mitchell Todd Ehrlich
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 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...
Nancy Martinez
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Palo Alto, CA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(650) 242-5280 2211 Park Blvd, Suite 9
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Francisco School of Law
Nancy M. Martinez is a California native. She grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend college. Nancy is a native Spanish speaker. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys photography, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.

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

Ms. Martinez attended the University of San Francisco, School of Law where she earned a Certificate of Concentration...
Michelle Weber Tidalgo
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(408) 244-4570 160 W. Santa Clara St.
STE 1500
San Jose, CA 95113
Divorce and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Michelle Tidalgo, a founding partner of Morgan Tidalgo Sukhodrev & Azzolino LLP and a Certified Family Law Specialist, is an experienced trial lawyer who practices family law exclusively, focusing on diverse financial issues including business valuation, property division and child and spousal support. Ms. Tidalgo also represents clients in difficult custody disputes. Before the founding of Morgan Duffy-Smith & Tidalgo LLP in 2008, she spent part of her career practicing civil litigation and handling cases involving claims of unfair competition, breach of contract, fraud, trade secret misappropriation and employment law with a management orientation. Ms. Tidalgo began to practice family...
Sabi Mand
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(925) 984-3365 5201 Great America Pkwy
Suite 320
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Santa Clara, CA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
Divorce and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Sabi Mand is a zealous advocate for his clients. He works vigorously to provide effective representation and results for his clients. Sabi has worked for several Bay Area law firms handling all aspects of Family Law before starting his own practice. He has also worked as a mediator for over 10 years and helps clients resolve their disputes amicably.
Sabi has volunteered as an attorney for the Alameda County Superior Court, Family Law Division. He has very refined negotiation and interpersonal communication skills. He has been a coach and judge for the UC Hastings negotiation team. In addition, Sabi has had the...
Arlette Argyris
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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 Oklahoma College of Law
Arlette completed her law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2010. Prior to earning her J.D., she received a B.A. in History and a B.A. in International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. She is admitted to practice law in the State of California and the State of Oklahoma.

Arlette has solely practiced family law since 2010. Her family law experience began prior to graduating from law school when she worked as a law clerk at the family law firm of Cindy Allen and Associates, PLLC. After graduating from law school, Arlette worked as an...
Stuart I. MacKenzie
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Hayward, CA Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(510) 537-7200 22320 Foothill Blvd
#460
Hayward, CA 94541
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Gretchen Z. Boger
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Gretchen Z. Boger began her law career as a Deputy District Attorney in San Joaquin County from 2007 – 2010. During her tenure with the D.A.’s office, she prosecuted 17 jury trials. Ms. Boger has been practicing family law exclusively since January 2010. Ms. Boger joined Lonich & Patton in 2013. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. During her time at McGeorge, she received a concentration in trial advocacy. Ms. Boger demonstrates great care and compassion in handling the complex emotional and legal issues which are unique to...
H. Yvonne Seeley
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San Mateo, CA Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(650) 347-9111 411 Borel Avenue
Suite 603
San Mateo, CA 94002
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
San Francisco Law Sch
Ms. Seeley is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Seeley’s practice focuses on dissolution cases involving high asset and complex financial issues such as the division of interests in closely-held businesses, real estate, and equity compensation, including stock options and RSU’s. Ms. Seeley also has extensive experience with high-conflict custody matters and relocation/ move-away cases. Ms. Seeley brings over 30 years of civil litigation experience to the firm and represents clients through all phases of family law litigation before private judges and in public...
Renee Rose Ross
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Pleasanton, CA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(925) 308-9920 30 W. Neal St., Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Divorce and Family
Golden Gate University
Renee Ross is certified in Family Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and is a highly skilled and insightful attorney. She represents family law clients throughout Pleasanton and the surrounding areas. She has more than a decade of experience and handles a broad range of cases including divorce, child custody and support, high net worth divorce, and same-sex family law issues. Attorney Ross can also provide counsel for adoptions, domestic partnership issues, complex property divisions, and other family law cases. She is passionate about providing personalized legal solutions for her clients, guiding them with skill...
Andrea Mah
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 10 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.

Yanna Sukhodrev
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(408) 244-4570 160 W. Santa Clara St
STE 1500
San Jose, CA 95113
Divorce and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Yanna Sukhodrev is a partner at Morgan Tidalgo Sukhodrev & Azzolino LLP and a Certified Family Law Specialist. She focuses her practice exclusively on family law and has successfully handled a variety of matters, both before private judges and in the public courthouse, 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. She regularly handles challenging custody disputes, and has experience litigating international move away cases. She works closely with...
Robert Chang
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San Leandro, CA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(510) 388-4866 2016 Lewelling Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94579
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...
Myriam Sabry
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 2 years experience
(408) 288-7800 1055 Minnesota Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Pepperdine University School of Law
Myriam received her Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from U.C. Riverside in 2014 and completed her law school education to obtain her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine School of Law in 2017. She passed the CA Bar Exam on her first attempt and has been exclusively practicing Family Law in Santa Clara County ever since.

During law school, Myriam was hand chosen by the Dean of Students at Pepperdine School of Law to lead The Diversity and Inclusion Council. Myriam worked with the Pepperdine staff to create a platform where law students could feel safe to speak about the current social and...
Kevin Scott Hutcheson
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 30 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.
David Magnuson
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Burlingame, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(650) 714-9439 345 Lorton Ave.
Suite 201
Burlingame, CA 94010
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
My family law practice is entirely limited to mediation and coaching. After witnessing the financial destruction and emotional distress that accompanies a litigated divorce, I decided to devote my career to helping couples separate constructively, peacefully and with dignity. Not only does a mediated divorce typically cost tens of thousands less than a drawn-out courtroom battle, but it also maximizes the likelihood that the parties will enjoy a civil relationship after the legal work is done. This is critically important when children are involved. I handle the entire divorce process for my clients, from our initial meeting to drafting...
Andrew George Marcellino
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 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...
Lisa Robertson Murray
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Burlingame, CA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(650) 541-1718 1220 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Divorce and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
Lisa R. Murray has practiced law since 1987, and family law since 1989, assisting families through the difficult divorce process. Ms. Murray assists her clients in reaching amicable and equitable settlement by offering services as a mediator, Collaborative Practice lawyer, consulting attorney for clients in mediation, and negotiating settlements. Ms. Murray has served her community as a court-appointed child advocate representing children in divorce cases, and Judge Pro Tempore. Ms. Murray's focus on consensual dispute resolution, such as mediation and Collaborative Practice was borne from her experience of the destructive manner in which litigation separates parents' and...
Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 13 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.
Robert Samuel Cashen
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
160 W. Santa Clara St.
STE 1500
San Jose, CA 95113
Divorce and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Robert (“Bobby”) Cashen is a partner at Morgan Tidalgo Sukhodrev & Azzolino LLP. Mr. Cashen has been named a Super Lawyer’s Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in both 2018 and 2019, an award conferred upon the top 2.5% up and rising attorneys in California. He currently serves as the co-chair of the Family Law Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association and will serve as its chair in 2020.

Mr. Cashen assists clients with all aspects of family law matters. He is experienced with complex financial issues, such as business valuation and characterization, private equity,...
Victoria R.D. Campbell
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 3 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
Victoria R. D. Campbell received her Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Political Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2013. While in undergrad, she interned at a small family law office in Southern California, where she confirmed her interest in a legal career and discovered her interest in Family Law.

Victoria began law school at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, CA, and transferred to Santa Clara University, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 2016. During her law school career, she received a CALI award in Criminal Law and in Gender and Law.

While at Santa Clara...
Jennifer Louise Mispagel
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 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...
John Edward Harding
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Pleasanton, CA Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(925) 417-2202 78 Mission Dr
Suite B
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Julia Lemon
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 12 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...
Christopher Duane Hirz
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 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.
Michael Edwin Marquez
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Burlingame, CA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(650) 343-2611 1500 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I was born and raised in San Francisco and have been a San Mateo County resident for the past 34 years. I have been practicing law for over 20 years and understand the difficult time one goes through in a break up. No one can do better than I in achieving your goals and wishes.
Joshua R. Jachimowicz
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(408) 246-5500 1530 The Alameda
Suite 115
San Jose, CA 95126
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
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...
Elaine Ryzak Fraser
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Burlingame, CA Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(650) 401-8080 1220 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
U of San Francisco School of Law
With more than 25 years experience in family and personal injury law, I bring a seasoned expertise to both the conference room and the courtroom. As an experienced trial lawyer in all phases of litigation, I can successfully navigate diverse disputes across a range of legal areas. My expertise as a collaborative practitioner means that I am equally effective in mediating or negotiating a resolution that, when appropriate, does not involve litigation. I also assist clients as a mediator or a mediation-consulting attorney. I understand that every individual circumstance – every dispute – is unique...
Merrisa L. Coleman-Bishop
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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
Kimberly A. Madigan
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Redwood City, CA Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(650) 482-8480 3 Lagoon Drive
Suite 190
Redwood City, CA 94065
Divorce and Family
Univ of Alberta
Kimberly Madigan is a founding partner of Madigan & Lewis, LLP, family law firm representing clients throughout the Bay Area. She is admitted to practice law before all courts in the State of California. Ms. Madigan was named a "Rising Star" in family law by Super Lawyers on the basis of peer recognition and professional achievement for years 2012-2014. In 2014, Ms. Madigan was named as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Northern California by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA). She is serving as the 2015 chair of...
James Chau
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 13 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.
Kiana Moradi
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San Mateo, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(650) 988-5050 951 Mariners Island Blvd, Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94402
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Cornell University
Ms. Moradi's practice focuses on complex dissolution matters and contested custody issues. She has represented clients in issues involving valuation of businesses, stock options, and division of limited partnerships. She has also represented parents in contested custody cases, including move-aways. She has effectively helped clients at all stages of the process, from mediation to settlement conferences to trial. Ms. Moradi's combination of business acumen, litigation experience, and negotiation skills enable her to generate tailored, effective solutions unique to each client. After graduating from Cornell Law School, Ms. Moradi was a litigator at one of the nation's top law firms, Reed Smith....
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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.

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