Twentynine Palms, California Divorce Lawyers

Domingo Castillo Jr
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California Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience

I am the principal partner of Castillo & Associates handling workers compensation, personal injury, criminal defense and family law matters throughout our Southern California offices in Riverside, San... Read More »
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Amanda Beth Naples
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California Divorce Lawyer

Amanda B. Naples is an Attorney at The Law Office of Heather Cullen. Attorney Naples is currently an active member of State Bar of California and practices exclusively Family Law. Attorney Naples is a... Read More »
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Frank J. Prainito
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Attentive, results-oriented representation in divorce and child custody cases.

I'm an experienced divorce lawyer and represent clients in simple and complex cases. My practice includes property division, spousal support, child support, child custody and visitation, and post-judgement modifications.
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Brad Faber
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California Divorce Lawyer

Experienced Family Law Attorney serving Indio, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and the entire Coachella Valley. I am a husband and father. The preservation of the family unit can be achieved, even after a... Read More »
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Twentynine Palms, CA Divorce Attorney
3421 Daly St
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Domingo Castillo Jr
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Indio, CA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(800) 497-9774 81715 Hwy 111 Ste. C
Indio, CA 92201
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Univ of West Los Angeles
I am the principal partner of Castillo & Associates handling workers compensation, personal injury, criminal defense and family law matters throughout our Southern California offices in Riverside, San Diego, Indio/Coachella Valley and Imperial-Calexico. I'm married and blessed with children. I enjoy spending time with my family and love to fish, travel and enjoy watching Sports, Nature & Forsenic TV channels. I began my carrier working with the Allstate Insurance Claims Auto, Property & Liability Dept in 1987 while studying at UCLA. I then began working as a workers comp adjuster for Cigna Property & Casualty. While in Law School, I...
Mr.  Amir H. Afsar
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Palm Desert, CA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(760) 345-3110 78000 Fred Waring
Suite 203
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Welcome, my name is Amir Afsar and I have been a California Bar Certified attorney since 2004. My practice, Afsar Law Group, A.P.C., is located in Palm Desert, California and provides legal services to clients throughout the Coachella Valley. For legal assistance in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Palm Springs, Indio, and throughout the Coachella Valley, contact Amir Afsar with Afsar Law Group, A.P.C. at 760-345-3110 or visit us on the web at www.AfsarLaw.com.
Yucca Valley, CA Divorce Lawyer with 44 years experience
(760) 365-8888 7355 Church St
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Western State Univ
Cathedral City, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(858) 324-6450 68828 Ramon Rd
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Divorce and Family
Univ of LaVerne COL
Indio, CA Divorce Lawyer with 44 years experience
(760) 360-7780 80436 Inverness Ct
Indio, CA 92201
Divorce, Business and Family
Lincoln Univ
Indio, CA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(858) 775-6696 45915 Oasis St
Indio, CA 92201
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Western State Univ COL
Indio, CA Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(858) 347-0855 45915 Oasis St
Indio, CA 92201
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
San Fernando Valley College of Law
La Quinta, CA Divorce Lawyer
(760) 360-4957 78865 Meridian Way
La Quinta, CA 92253
Divorce and Family
Palm Springs, CA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(760) 322-2505 870 Research Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Divorce and Family
Univ of Tennessee COL
Steven P. Fernandez
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California Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience

Attorney Steven Fernandez is a Certified Family Law Specialist with over 27 years of experience. Mr. Fernandez handles every family law case including divorce, child custody, and complex property division. Read More »
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Heather Mellyn Cullen
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California Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience

The family law practice at the Law Office of Heather Cullen strives to maintain effective, quality relationships with each of our clients. We treat each client with integrity and respect for his or her... Read More »
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Palm Desert, CA Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
(760) 772-4297 77564 Country Club Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Palm Desert, CA Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(760) 772-4288 77564 Country Club Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Divorce, Business and Family
Lewis & Clark Coll Northwestern School of Law
Andrew Huynh Tran
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Corona, CA Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(855) 939-9111 1897 California Ave, Suite 102
Corona, CA 92881
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Whittier Law School and University of California - Irvine
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law, and Society from the University of California, Irvine. I concurrently worked as a research assistant for both a prominent sociology of law professor and white-collar and corporate crime professor. After receiving my B.A., I worked as a law clerk for a Bankruptcy and Taxation law office in Northern California where I gained extensive experience. I entered Whittier Law School where I was the runner-up in the competitive Susan E. McGuigan Oral Advocacy Competition and became heavily involved in the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. I received one of the highest...
Kristie Lee Bergamo
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(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Avenue
320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Willamette University College of Law
Kristie Lee Bergamo has presided as a temporary judge in both Orange and Los Angeles Counties. She also has an extensive history serving as minor's counsel, and has taught classes to help other attorneys become certified as minor's counsel. Kristie joined Family Law Matters in August of 2018. She attended Willamette University Law School in Salem, Oregon, and was licensed to practice law in 2002. Since then, she has focused on the practice of family law. Prior to joining Family Law Matters, Kristie was a sole practitioner and earned a reputation as a fierce advocate of her clients. Kristie has...
Beshoy F. Shehata
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(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Divorce Lawyer with 1 year experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Beshoy F. Shehata is the managing partner. He goes by “B.” B graduated from California Western School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in 2017. B is passionate about his career choice and loves helping his clients.

B was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. He migrated to the United States with his family in 2000. He has six siblings. He always wanted to become an attorney to help those going through tough times. He understands how difficult it is to go through a divorce or a custody battle. He understands the stress and uncertainty that accompanies...
William Stanley Fitch
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Temecula, CA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Avenue
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State Univ COL
William Fitch, otherwise known as "Bill" is a senior attorney at Family Law Matters. Having a civil trial background for nearly two decades before joining the firm, Bill brings a unique knowledge of the law with him. He has tried hundreds, if not thousands, of cases over the years; and has conducted many jury trials. He also has extensive experience in discovery and law and motion issues. Bill's easy-going nature makes him easy to talk to, but do not underestimate his trial skills. Bill would always rather settle a case than try one one, because he recognizes the benefits to...
Valerie Lee Murphy
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Riverside, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(951) 715-4632 4094 Chestnut Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Divorce and Family
California Southern, School of Law
Valerie L. Murphy is a native Southern Californian who joined the Law Office of Heather Cullen as an Attorney in early 2008. Attorney Murphy's legal focus is on family law matters including divorce, termination of domestic partnerships, custody and visitation, establishment of parental relationships (paternity), domestic violence, division of community property, child support and spousal support. Attorney Murphy has extensive experience and personal knowledge with issues regarding the United States Military and Family Law. Her experience includes issues relating to divorce, child and spousal support, the Soldier and Sailors Relief act, as well as application of Federal...
Gina Marie Famularo
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(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State Univ COL
“Integrity Matters”
As a young woman, Gina experienced the pain and uncertainty of a protracted custody battle over her first child. It was this experience that caused her to become a lawyer. Her daughter is now happily married and attending medical school. Gina married her second husband in 1992. They have a teenaged son together, who still lives at home.

Gina was licensed to practice law in the state of California in 1997. Since then, she has amassed vast legal knowledge and courtroom experience. Her practice has always been limited exclusively to family law. Over the years, she has learned to listen....
Scottie Lynn Leming
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(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Ave.,
Suite 320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Scottie Leming is one of our senior attorneys. She graduated from Western State University College of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1995. Scottie is an extremely experienced family law attorney and represented victims of domestic violence for twelve years before joining our firm.

Since 1995, Scottie has helped thousands of clients with great success. She understands the legal issues and uncertainties surrounding divorce, child custody and support are personal issues. She knows how to provide emotional support and clearly communicate with her clients. Scottie is well known and greatly respected within our legal community. She is...
Heather Mellyn Cullen
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Riverside, CA Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(951) 715-4632 4094 Chestnut St
Riverside, CA 92501
Divorce and Family
University of California - Riverside and University of California, Davis, School of Law
The family law practice at the Law Office of Heather Cullen strives to maintain effective, quality relationships with each of our clients. We treat each client with integrity and respect for his or her individual needs, goals and objectives. We focus on intelligent legal representation. We pledge to listen to and communicate with each of our clients. At our firm, we will give you the personal attention you need as you work through your family law issue. Our practice focuses on all areas of family law, from complicated divorce with complex property division, custody and support to simple preparation...
Jonathon Zitney
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(909) 681-1000 8291 Utica Ave Suite 201A
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Divorce, Appeals and Family
Western State University College of Law
Harry Mirchandaney
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Riverside, CA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(800) 756-1091 7155 Magnolia Ave.
Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92504
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Harvard Law School and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Harry Mirchandaney counsels clients throughout California on trusts and wills, probate and trust administration, Personal Injury, Divorce and related issues such as Child Custody, Child and Spousal Support, and pre-nuptial and post-marital property agreements, through HMA Law Group's offices in Newport Beach, Riverside, and satellite locations.
Richard Lutringer
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Palm Springs, CA Divorce Attorney
(760) 459-4123 777 East Tahquitz Canyon Wy.
Suite 200
Palm Springs, CA 92260
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Real Estate
Cornell University
Full time mediator with offices in New York City and Southern California.
Palm Springs Office concentrates primarily on divorce, custodial arrangements and disputes related to real estate and probate, as well as family-owned business and vacation homes. New York City Office concentrates on corporate, commercial and finance matters

Extensive training in alternative dispute resolution techniques, including at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution in London (CEDR), the American Arbitration Association.
(AAA),and the International Mediation Institute (IMI)., Among other panels, he mediates disputes as a member of the mediation panels of CPR,...
Denise Merle Motroni
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Lake Elsinore, CA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(951) 900-3342 -
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law

Lake Elsinore family law attorney handling cases including adoption, child support, child custody, divorce, separation, annulments, marital agreements, spousal support, and visitation rights.
Stephen Paul Levine
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Redlands, CA Divorce Lawyer with 41 years experience
(909) 798-3300 1447 Ford Street
Suite #201
Redlands, CA 92374
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State University College of Law
I am a Certified Specialist in criminal law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and a Member of the American Legal Specialists as well. I have been practicing in the Inland Empire for 40 years in Criminal Defense, Family Law and Personal Injury matters. I've spent many years in Private Practice and joined Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, one of the most well known firms in the Inland Empire, in 2007.
Joseph Vincent Camarata
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Temecula, CA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(951) 225-1540 41951 Remington Ave.
Suite 210
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Joseph V. Camarata prides himself on providing more personalized, experienced representation to clients facing criminal charges and family law matters. Mr. Camarata is a former prosecutor with substantial trial experience. When you discuss your case with him, he provides only his honest assessments and carefully explores your options in detail with you. He is aggressive in seeking the best possible outcome yet compassionate when guiding you through the legal system. Mr. Camarata is highly respected by the legal community for his ethics and for his impressive results.
With over 15 years of legal experience, Attorney Joseph V. Camarata has spent the...
Joseph Torri
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Palm Desert, CA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(866) 630-5757 74710 Highway 111
Suite 102
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State Univ COL
Joseph Torri is on the Riverside Superior Court's - Family Law Minor's Counsel List of Approved Attorneys. Judges sitting in California family law courtrooms may appoint private counsel to represent children in high-conflict child custody cases. Also, Mr. Torri is a volunteer mediator at the Los Angeles Superior Court Southeast Judicial District in Norwalk, California. Joseph Torri received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Fullerton, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Speech Communication. While at undergraduate college, Mr. Torri was on the speech and debate team, as well as, President...
Amanda Beth Naples
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Riverside, CA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(951) 715-4632 4094 Chestnut Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Divorce and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law
Amanda B. Naples is an Attorney at The Law Office of Heather Cullen. Attorney Naples is currently an active member of State Bar of California and practices exclusively Family Law. Attorney Naples is a native Southern Californian who graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine. She then earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington. Attorney Naples is an excellent legal writer having sharpened her legal writing skills as an editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. Her endeavors resulted in many published scholarly legal articles....
Athina Karamanlis Powers
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Palm Desert, CA Divorce Attorney
(760) 346-4601 44650 Village Court
Suite 200
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Workers' Comp
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Harvard Law School
Athina Powers is a California attorney and fraud examiner, and a former lawyer of the Supreme Court of Greece and the Court of Justice in Brussels. For over 30 years, she successfully represented clients in cases ranging from finances and economics to white-collar crime and fraud investigations, thanks to her expertise as a(n): Economist Former attorney of the Supreme Court of Greece and the European Court of Justice (member of the Athenian Bar Association 1987-2000) Former foreign legal consultant of New York** California attorney and member of the California State Bar ...
Colleen Robinson
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(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Colleen Dillon Robinson has been licensed to practice law since 2009. Collen attended college at the University of Madison, Wisconsin. She graduated from California Western School of Law in 2009. Thereafter, she spent the first nine years of her legal career practicing in San Diego County before jointing Family Law Matters in 2018. Colleen is empathetic and a go-getter. She loves working at Family Law Matters because everyone is so positive and it allows her to help people through the most difficult times of their lives.

Colleen grew up as the third youngest of four children. Even so, her...
Richard Earl Bawden III
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Redlands, CA Divorce Attorney with 46 years experience
(909) 792-0222 300 E. State Street #430
Redlands, CA 92373
Divorce and Family
Univ of Oregon School of Law
Family Law Specialist Richard E. Bawden has been practicing law for over 30 years. He has had many personal accomplishments within the legal field, among which has been to serve as the San Bernardino County Bar Association President. Mr. Bawden's personal attention to clients, his knowledge of the law and trial expertise, along with his personal integrity, have all combined to make his practice well-known in the Inland Empire. He and Robert A. Kochis are dedicated to providing quality family and divorce law consultation services in the Redlands and Inland Empire area.

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NaKesha S.D. Ruegg
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Riverside, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(951) 784-1900 3941 Brockton Ave., Ste 5
Riverside, CA 92501
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Family Law is an area of law that requires more than just an understanding of the law, it requires an understanding of people. When dealing with something as personal as family, emotions can run high and often impact a person's decision making process. At Swanson and Ruegg, we address your needs by helping you to determine what your best options are so that you can decide on which course of action is right for your family. Our Riverside law firm brings over 30 years of combined experience to every family law case we handle. That experience allows us to...
David Kiley Wilkinson
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Temecula, CA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(951) 249-7022 27555 Ynez Rd., #214
Temecula, CA 92591
Divorce and Family
California Western School of Law
David K.Wilkinson is a Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), and started his education when he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington, one of the highest ranked undergraduate business schools in the United States. He was awarded membership to the National Dean’s List. David received his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law School and graduated in the top one-third of his class. Co-founder of Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, David practices family law for the firm, handling all facets of the practice area, from straightforward negotiation...
Richard Gaines Heston
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Riverside, CA Divorce Attorney with 39 years experience
(951) 290-2827 4192 Brockton Avenue
Suite 100
Riverside, CA 92501
Divorce, Bankruptcy and Family
Southwestern Law School
Having practiced for 29 years in both bankruptcy and family law, two often related fields of practice effecting consumers, I have gained considerable expertise as well as an understanding that consumers are seeking prompt resolution of such issues with the least conflict and at the lowest cost. Being among a small handful of dual Certified Specialists in both Bankruptcy and Family Law, I am frequently sought out by attorneys and litigants whose cases originating in one field have spilled over into the other, where knowledge and experience in both areas is essential.
Michael Dennis Iverson
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Murrieta, CA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(951) 418-2770 38975 Sky Canyon Drive
Suite 207
Murrieta, CA 92563
Divorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
California Southern Law School
As the founder of the Law Offices of Michael D. Iverson, APC, Attorney Michael D. Iverson provides knowledgeable and compassionate representation to his clients in family law, estate planning, and business and civil litigation matters. He has been named a 10 Best Attorney: Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys™ in 2017 and 2018. Before entering law school, Mr. Iverson amassed extensive experience in varied fields. He worked as a dental technician, earned a paralegal certificate, climbed the ladder as a paralegal at a large personal injury firm in Salt Lake City, and obtained a real estate...
Justine E. Marren
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Temecula, CA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(951) 249-7022 27555 Ynez Rd. Ste. 214
Temecula, CA 92591
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Justine Marren received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from San Diego State University. Ms. Marren graduated from San Diego State University, Magna Cum Laude and was on the University’s Dean’s List every semester in attendance. Ms. Marren received her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude and in the top fifteen percent of her class. Ms. Marren also received an Academic Achievement Award in Family Law which recognized her achieving the highest grade possible in her Family Law Class. During law school, Ms. Marren interned at the Family Law Facilitator’s Office...
Michael Young
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Redlands, CA Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(866) 902-5290 1980 Orange Tree Lane
Suite 260
Redlands, CA 92374
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Southwestern Law School
Michael R. Young is a skilled divorce attorney from San Bernardino, CA.
Scott Howard Finkbeiner
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Temecula, CA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(951) 249-7022 27555 Ynez Rd., #214
Temecula, CA 92591
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Scott H. Finkbeiner is a co-founder of Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP and is an expert in Family Law as he is California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist. Scott is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Scott has dual degrees in accounting and finance from the University of Arizona. Scott serves as a volunteer for the Superior Court as a judge pro tem, Family Law settlement judge and mediator. Scott specializes in all aspects of complex family law cases from mediations to trials. Scott has litigated all issues involved in divorce and paternity cases...
Beverly Wilson Quinn
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA Divorce Lawyer with 51 years experience
(909) 922-2028 10565 Civic Center Dr
Suite 128
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
As the founding attorney at The Law Office of Beverly W. Quinn, Rancho Cucamonga attorney Beverly W. Quinn provides legal representation in a variety of family law matters including divorce. She has over 45 years of experience serving Californians. Attorney Quinn is a Certified Family Law Specialist. She is a graduate of the University Of Southern California Gould School Of Law and served as president of the East-West Family Law Counsel. Receive a free consultation by contacting her firm today.
Crista Marie Haynes
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Redlands, CA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(833) 526-5197 631 West State Street
Suite B
Redlands, CA 92373
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of La Verne College of Law
Crista is the Managing Partner of The Haynes Law Firm, APLC located in Redlands, CA. The Haynes Law Firm, APLC is a boutique law firm offering clients legal assistance in the areas of Family law, Criminal law, and Juvenile law. Crista prides herself on offering empathetic, educated, and experienced legal services at affordable rates. Crista is a proud member of the Board of Advisors for the University of Laverne, College of Law, where she attended law school, she is a proud member of the Board of Directors of the Social Justice Advocacy Project, she volunteers her time...
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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.