Santa Ynez, California Divorce Lawyers

Goleta, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(805) 964-8750 6283 Marlborough Dr
Goleta, CA 93117
Divorce and Family
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Charles Michael Oxton
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Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Lawyer with 46 years experience
(805) 963-2011 1220 State Street, 2nd Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Divorce, Family, Landlord Tenant and Probate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Charles "Chip" Oxton is a Santa Barbara attorney representing clients in all aspects of family law and civil litigation. Chip is a highly-skilled and respected legal advisor and litigator with nearly 40 years' experience practicing law in Santa Barbara. He has represented clients in a broad range of legal matters, including divorce and custody cases, personal injury and civil disputes, conservatorships and guardianships, wills and probate administration, real estate law, and landlord-tenant law. Legal disputes are often intense, emotionally-charged experiences for the parties involved. Chip's approach to practicing law involves providing clients with calm, reasoned advice in an environment devoted...
Roy Morgan Holland
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Santa Maria, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(805) 762-4465 323 Vine Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy and Family
Univ of Akron School of Law and University of Akron
As the managing attorney of the Law Offices of R Morgan Holland, L.C., Santa Maria lawyer R. Morgan Holland represents Californians in family law and bankruptcy matters. Since 1988, Attorney Holland has been practicing as a lawyer in California, and he has managed his own firm for more than two decades. He is a graduate of Ohio State University and the University of Akron School of Law. Get in touch with his firm for a no-charge case evaluation.
Maureen Ann Grattan
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Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Divorce and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Ms. Grattan has been a lawyer for over 30 years. She is both a trained mediator and an experienced trial lawyer. She also has experience and training in Collaborative Law. Her practice areas include family law and civil litigation.

In Family Law, Ms. Grattan believes that intelligent and creative solutions should be employed to minimize the financial and emotional toll of divorce and divorce-related issues on her clients and their children. She would prefer to brainstorm to find a win-win solution to court, and putting the children first is a focal point of her mediation efforts. Ms. Grattan is a strong...
Larry Ray Laborde
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Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(805) 963-4567 21 E Canon Perdido St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationDivorce, Collections, Estate Planning and Family
University of Iowa
I graduated from the University of Iowa in 1972. My first year out of law school, two friends from Perry and I opened a bar and music center in Iowa City called the C.O.D. Steam Laundry. After a year I moved to California where I traveled the West Coast as a craft vendor and follower of the Grateful Dead band. In 1990, I decided to settle down in Santa Barbara and joined the California State Bar, practicing family law. My interest in family law grew to the point where I wanted to become a specialist in family...
Maya Shulman
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Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(818) 222-0010 7 W. Figueroa Street
Suite 300
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Univ of West Los Angeles
The founder of Shulman Family Law Group, Maya Shulman offers legal representation to those in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties who are dealing with issues of family law, including divorce and custody. Her years of working with complex, difficult family law matters prepared her to handle complicated matters of move away cases, interstate and international family law. With a deep commitment to confidentiality and discretion, Ms. Shulman often handles complex matters of custody, surrogacy and entangled divorce for residents of California.

Maya moved to the United States from her native Latvia 28 years ago, after attending University of...
Dennis Gene Merenbach
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Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Lawyer with 53 years experience
(805) 963-4484 225 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Personal Injury and Securities
Loyola Law School
The Law Firm of Dennis G. Merenbach is a full service law firm representing and advising clients in the many different areas of law. Mr. Merenbach's academic credential and professional experience are of the highest caliber. Mr. Merenbach is committed to the pursuit of excellence, communicate effectively, and demonstrate personal and professional ethics, as well as the utmost concern for my clients.
Christopher St. Clair Biely
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Santa Maria, CA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(805) 928-3641 705 E Main St Ste 202
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Santa Barbara College of Law
Susanna Vivian Pullen
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Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(805) 879-7523 148 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Divorce and Family
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Georgia Staab
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Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(805) 963-2011 1220 State Street, 2nd Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Barbara College of Law
Georgia L. Staab has been practicing law in Santa Barbara for over 17 years. Her practice is devoted to representing clients in all aspects family law, including divorce, child support, child custody and visitation, spousal support, guardianships, pre and post nuptial agreements, post-judgment modifications, post-divorce issues, domestic violence, paternity and move-aways. As a seasoned family law attorney, Georgia can explain your rights, responsibilities and the alternatives available for resolving the issues of your case. She will listen to your unique situation, and work to find solutions that are in the best interests of you and your family....
Kenneth R McDaniel
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Grover Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(805) 270-4399 170 W. Grand Avenue
Suite 206
Grover Beach, CA 93433
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Barbara College of Law
My legal practice is premised on integrity and honesty. When you retain an attorney, you place a tremendous amount of trust in their performance. Each client deserves individualized attention, as each case is unique and different. I will listen to your concerns and respond to your questions in a diligent manner. You can depend upon me to provide you with the personalized representation required under your specific circumstances. You will be treated with the respect you deserve in this difficult time.
William K. Gamble
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Santa Maria, CA Divorce Lawyer with 50 years experience
(805) 922-8308 301 E Cook St Suite e
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
San Francisco Law Sch and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
I have represented more than 35,000 clients in criminal and personal injury cases. My clients have included Judges, Lawyers, Doctors, Olympic Champions, World Ranked Professional Boxers, the rich and poor. I have been admitted to numerous Federal Courts, Military Court, Bankruptcy Court and some State Courts by special permission. I appear daily in Court. I have obtained not guilty verdicts in most major felony cases. I have tried numerous Personal Injury cases, including brain damage, wrongful death, medical malpractice, biking and motorcycle accidents and product liability. I have tried Bankruptcy cases and Military General Court Martial Cases. I am...
Stephen Peter Anderson
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Santa Maria, CA Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(805) 349-2699 900 E Main St
Suite 101
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
I have been Trial Attorney for 39 years, serving Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County clients with family law, criminal and personal injury cases. Our goal is to provide you excellent legal advice at a fair and reasonable rate.

We offer a free initial consultation on all legal matters in the following areas of practice:

Family law-- These cases can create a great deal of emotion when children are involved. We can help reduce that stress, while helping everyone work through a difficult time. In addition, financial complications arise in most breakups, forcing immediate attention in the court. Our practice...
McCleary Hobbs Sanborn III
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Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Lawyer with 42 years experience
(805) 898-2501 23 Hitchcock Way, Suite 106
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Justin Daniel Arnold
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Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(805) 346-8536 351 Paseo Nuevo
Second Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of San Diego School of Law
John J. Negley Jr.
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Ventura, CA Divorce Lawyer
(805) 644-4222 200 East Santa Clara Street #200
Ventura, CA 93001
Divorce and Family
Southern California Institute of Law
Ventura divorce lawyer John Negley will be able to provide the representation you need no matter what type of family law related case you may be facing. We understand how important your families future is to you and will be able to assist if you are dealing with a child custody battle, child support case, divorce or any other related case. Call today for more information.
Tammi Faulks
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Santa Maria, CA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(805) 928-0903 937 E Main St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Western State Univ COL
Marcus W. Morales
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Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(805) 845-5405 115 W. Mission Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Morales Law. Serving Family Law and Divorce Law Clients Since 2011 in Santa Barbara. Our results speak for themselves. We are ready and willing to fight for you and your family. We focus on practice on divorce and family law cases with people who own homes, have small businesses and work in the tech industry. We are in the forefront of the intersection of cryptocurrency and divorce. Call us today at (805) 845-5405 or visit our website at www.mysantabarbaralawyer.com
Vanessa Kirker-Wright
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Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(805) 964-5105 350 Chapala St.
Suite 207
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Divorce and Family
Rob Sullivan
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Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(805) 719-7841 827 State Street Suite 1
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Ventura, CA Divorce Lawyer with 47 years experience
(805) 650-8188 PO Box 6876
Ventura, CA 93006
Divorce, Family and Immigration
UC Hastings COL
Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Lawyer with 45 years experience
(805) 965-1329 1224 Coast Village Cir Ste 32
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Loyola Law School
Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(805) 254-4878 1114 State Street
Ste 222
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Family
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(805) 879-7518 15 W Carrillo St Ste 101
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Divorce, Business, Civil Rights and Family
Loyola Law School
Santa Maria, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(805) 264-3002 301 S Miller St Ste 116
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
(805) 568-0446 926 Garden St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Divorce and Family
UCLA School of Law
Ventura, CA Divorce Lawyer with 47 years experience
(805) 643-8658 200 E Santa Clara St #200
Ventura, CA 93001
Divorce and Family
UC Hastings COL
Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(805) 983-6452 559 San Ysidro Rd
Ste G
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Divorce and Family
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Lawyer with 45 years experience
(805) 963-7400 125 E Victoria St #F
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Divorce, Civil Rights, Estate Planning and Family
California Western School of Law
Santa Maria, CA Divorce Attorney with 56 years experience
(805) 922-6155 301 E Cook St
Ste K2
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
St John's Univ School of Law
Arroyo Grande, CA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(805) 473-6520 1277 E Grand Ave Ste A
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Divorce and Family
Ojai, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(805) 272-4001 407 Bryant Cir
Ste F
Ojai, CA 93023
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Loyola Law School
Arroyo Grande, CA Divorce Attorney with 39 years experience
(909) 913-7009 1150 Button Sage Way
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Attorney
(805) 705-9779 21 E Canon Perdido St
Ste 211
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Divorce and Family
Santa Barbara College of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(805) 564-2191 1006 Santa Barbara St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Lompoc, CA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(805) 735-3000 621 E Ocean Ave Ste A
Lompoc, CA 93436
Divorce and Family
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(805) 564-8055 15 W Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Divorce, Family and Medical Malpractice
Santa Barbara COL
Ventura, CA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(805) 765-2026 PO Box 6283
Ventura, CA 93006
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Ventura COL
Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(805) 403-9900 315 Bath St Ste 11
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Santa Barbara COL
Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Lawyer with 50 years experience
(805) 963-0755 222 E Carrillo St Ste 400
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Divorce, Business, Family and Real Estate
UCLA School of 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.