Tracy Divorce Lawyers

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Michael Scott Martin
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Tracy, CA Divorce Attorney
(209) 565-4050 324 E 11th Street
Suite H-1
Tracy, CA 95376
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Contact my office for a consultation at (888) 200-6526. As a former prosecutor, I have handled an extensive and heavy caseload and spent countless hours negotiating with other attorneys and preparing for and taking cases to trial. As a prosecutor I handled over 500 arraignments, 40 cases to resolution, and five jury trials, including a six week special circumstance homicide trial, as a second chair attorney. It is this experience that I will bring to your case. You can be assured, my office will communicate with you as your case develops and zealously represent...
Tracy, CA Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(209) 835-9590 1030 Central Avenue
PO Box 1171
Tracy, CA 95376
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Humphrey's Coll School of Law
Tracy, CA Divorce Attorney with 46 years experience
(209) 835-1566 PO Box 930
Tracy, CA 95376
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of California, Davis, School of Law and UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Amy L. Alvis
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Brentwood, CA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(925) 516-1617 613 First Street, Suite 202
Brentwood, CA 94513
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
CAL Northern School of Law and California State University - Chico
Amy's approach to estate planning is to focus on each client's unique needs and objectives. She strives to design a comprehensive plan for her clients that provides the maximum protection without compromise. Her broad experience enables her to provide keen insight for her clients. She is deeply commitment to her clients and the ethical standards of her profession. Amy has lived in Brentwood since 2001 with her husband and two daughters. She is a Director for the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce and in her free time, enjoys yoga, reading and golf.
John Edward Harding
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Pleasanton, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(925) 417-2202 78 Mission Dr
Suite B
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Jennifer Anne Coenenberg
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Manteca, CA Divorce Lawyer
(209) 645-2842 965 E. Yosemite Avenue, Suite 19
Manteca, CA 95336
Divorce
Livermore, CA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(925) 447-3322 1840 4th St #200
Livermore, CA 94550
Divorce and Family
Regent Univ School of Law
Livermore, CA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(925) 895-2789 1171 Murrieta Blvd Ste 100
Livermore, CA 94550
Divorce and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Livermore, CA Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(925) 447-1222 2109 4th St
Livermore, CA 94550
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
San Francisco Law Sch
Brentwood, CA Divorce Lawyer with 45 years experience
(925) 634-8642 PO Box.1746
Brentwood, CA 94513
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
UC Davis School of Law King Hall and University of California, Davis, School of Law
Livermore, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(925) 449-8778 365 N. Canyons Pkwy Suite 209
Livermore, CA 94551
Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Livermore, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
4435 1st St # 423
Livermore, CA 94551
Divorce and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law and UC Hastings COL
Manteca, CA Divorce Lawyer with 43 years experience
(209) 823-1112 165 Saint Dominics Dr Ste 202
Manteca, CA 95337
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Municipal
Humphrey's Coll School of Law
Livermore, CA Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(925) 447-3322 1840 4th St #200
Livermore, CA 94550
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Livermore, CA Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(925) 344-4166 365 North Canyons Parkway Ste. 209
Livermore, CA 94551
Divorce and Family
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 177 Park Avenue
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Offers Video ChatDivorce, Business, Education and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
COVID19 Notice: Open for Business. Phone Consults available daily.

With a green and sustainable law practice since 2007, Mr. Ali Shahrestani is a bi-coastal litigation attorney who has been featured in print and TV news for his legal expertise, is a recipient of multiple professional awards and a graduate of top rated universities with various honors, and has donated much effort and time to public education,

Serving CA, NY, MA, DC & WA:

1) Education Law - K-12, College, Graduate, Students, Teachers, Schools
2) Divorce & Child Custody - High Conflict, LGBTQ, Father's Rights
3) Business, Contracts, & Real Estate Law - Litigation, Transactions, ADR
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Debra Schoenberg
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(415) 834-1120 575 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Divorce and Family
University of New Hampshire School of Law
DEBRA R. SCHOENBERG, ESQ., HAS A LONG AND DISTINGUISHED CAREER.
More than thirty years ago, she established her own firm, which has vast experience and expertise in the highly sensitive and complex practice of family law. Ms. Schoenberg has established a professional reputation for thoroughness, strategic thinking, keen attention to detail, loyalty, and dedication to client service.

Today Ms. Schoenberg handles cases that range from complex financial issues and extensive marital estates, to high-conflict custody matters. Adept at negotiating resolutions as well as aggressively pursuing litigated outcomes, she also handles straightforward family law cases, pre- and post-marital agreements, and marital settlements. Ms....
Lorna M. Jaynes
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Pleasanton, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(510) 795-6304 6200 Stoneridge Mall Rd
#300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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...
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...
Mitchell Todd Ehrlich
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 22 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...
David Alan Patton
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 32 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...
Magdalena Chattopadhya
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 7 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...
Jennifer Louise Mispagel
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 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...
Gina Nicole Policastri
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 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. Call for a free 1/2 hour consultation.

Gina Policastri is a Family Law Specialist as certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, and partner at Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri, where she has worked since graduating from Santa Clara University School of Law. Gina was one of the firm’s first associates and, during her 15 year tenure, has been instrumental in growing the firm into one of the largest family law firms in California.

Gina obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Santa Clara University in 2000...
Indy G. Colbath
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(925) 289-8574 1299 Newell Hill Pl.
Ste 303
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...
Linda Calderon Garrett
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Fairfield, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(800) 273-6350 1261 Travis Blvd
#330-C
Fairfield, CA 94533
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
New College of California School of Law
I provide consultations and legal coaching (limited-scope services) to individuals throughout all counties of California in the areas of consumer law, family law, distressed mortgages and Chapter 7 bankruptcy. My legal fees are fixed so there are no surprises. My fees are simply based on the time needed by my clients--no more, no less. I also assist California-based clients with document-preparation primarily in the areas of family law and estate planning. The difference between my document preparation services and the services provided on the internet--is that the documents are personally reviewed and approved by me, a California licensed attorney. ...
Kevin C Boileau
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Campbell, CA Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(408) 442-2983 1999 S Bascom
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Personal Injury
University of San Diego School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
For your mediation or negotiation needs, contact Kevin Boileau at
408.442.2983, 949.444.6964, or 415.830.0065.

Scientist, lawyer, and psychoanalyst specializing in complex negotiation, mediation, and law that utilizes game theory and psychoanalysis.

Substantively, we operate in:
DIVORCE LAW - - we handle complex financials, estates, and discreet matters
PERSONAL INJURY MEDIATION & NEGOTIATION - - we can help you avoid litigation and get your settlement
ANIMAL RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we protect animals
WATER & LAND MEDIATION - - we offer creative solutions
BUSINESS MEDIATION - - we can help with business conflicts
HUMAN RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we broker peace

We have offices in Silicon Valley/San Jose,...
Traci Pickering
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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
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...
Stephen W. Penn
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Morgan Hill, CA Divorce Attorney with 33 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...
Angela N Bryant
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Berkeley, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 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...
Ethan M. Weisinger
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer with 9 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...
Gretchen Z. Boger
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 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...
Stuart I. MacKenzie
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Hayward, CA Divorce Lawyer with 40 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
Stuart MacKenzie has been practicing Family Law for over 30 years. He is dedicated to providing aggressive yet compassionate representation to clients throughout Alameda County.

Stuart is ready to fight for your rights and interests, and lead you towards a bright future. Visit his website, or contact him for an initial phone conversation.

Lauren Pruett
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Concord, CA Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(916) 290-7778 1320 Willow Pass Rd Suite 600
Concord, CA 94520
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Lauren Pruett is a Partner and shareholder of Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Pruett P.C.. Laurennoversees our Family Law Department. She focuses exclusively on family law issues including: divorce, custody, spousal support, child support, domestic violence, guardianships, adoptions, grandparent visitation.

Lauren dedicated her focus to family law from the start of her legal studies, taking courses dedicated to the field such as family law, community property, family law trial skills and juvenile law. Additionally, she clerked for the Honorable Thadd Blizzard for one year at the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse and worked as a certified law student for a local...
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...
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...
Julia Lemon
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 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...
Nancy Martinez
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Palo Alto, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 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...
Jennifer Mello
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 21 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,...
Michelle Weber Tidalgo
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 22 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...
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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.