Vista, California Divorce Lawyers

Stephen Smith
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California Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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Ashley Negrette
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California Divorce Attorney

Ashley Negrette is licensed to practice law in the State of California, and is in good standing with the State Bar of California. Ashley earned her bachelor's degree from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and... Read More »
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Jenna A. Hoefler
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Dedicated California Divorce & Family Law Attorney! Call Now!

I provide exceptional legal representation for those going through a divorce. I will work tirelessly for the best possible results in your case! Visit my website for information and reviews. Read More »
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Matthew S. Blado
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Experienced & Dedicated Divorce & Family Law Lawyer! Exceptional Representation!

I practice exclusively in the areas of Divorce and Family Law. I work tirelessly to deliver the best possible results for those going through a divorce! Visit my website for client reviews and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Andrew Patrick Johnson
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Vista, CA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(760) 639-0187 440 S. Melrose Drive
Suite 260
Vista, CA 92081
Divorce and Family
California Western School of Law
Andrew Johnson, CFLS is a licensed Attorney in California who is also a Certified Family Law Specialist. Mr. Johnsons’ law practice is entirely devoted to the practice of Divorce & Family Law located in Vista and North San Diego County, California. Mr. Johnson is also a certified divorce mediator. Mr. Johnson became a member of the Bar in 2000, and over the past 18 years, has worked for himself, Basie and Fritz Attorney’s at Law and at the Law Offices of James A. Hennenhoefer A.P.C where he was a partner before opening his own practice in 2011. ...
Richard A.  Thomas
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Vista, CA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(760) 643-4040 380 S. Melrose Dr
Ste.405
Vista, CA 92081
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Robert Bennett
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Vista, CA Divorce Lawyer
(760) 631-2082 640 Escondito Ave.
Suite 113
Vista, CA 92084
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Family
Linda Joyce Alexander
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Vista, CA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(760) 806-4377 380 S Melrose Dr
Suite 302
Vista, CA 92081
Divorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Linda J Alexander is a licensed California Attorney who has been practicing Family Law in San Diego County since 1995. Ms Alexander dedicates her practice of law to Family Law Matters. Focusing on: Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Legal Separation, Paternity, Pre and Post Marital Agreements, Guardianships, Adoptions, Post Judgment Modifications, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Community and Separate Property matters, Division of Assets and Debts, Co-Habitation Agreements and Grandparent Visitation. Ms. Alexander understands that dealing with family law issues can be extremely painful and...
Vista, CA Divorce Lawyer with 48 years experience
(760) 941-2260 316 S Melrose Dr
Vista, CA 92081
Divorce and Family
Western State Univ
Vista, CA Divorce Lawyer with 48 years experience
(760) 726-3540 114 Michigan Ave
Vista, CA 92084
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Family
Vista, CA Divorce Lawyer with 65 years experience
(760) 726-3780 114 Michigan Ave
Vista, CA 92084
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
USC Law School
Vista, CA Divorce Attorney with 42 years experience
(760) 931-1984 2029 Sonora Ct
Vista, CA 92081
Divorce and Family
Western State Univ
Vista, CA Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(760) 806-4030 325 S Melrose Dr Ste 5000
Vista, CA 92081
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Vista, CA Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
(760) 643-4030 380 S Melrose Dr Ste 207
Vista, CA 92081
Divorce and Family
Univ of Pittsburgh School of Law
Damon Brandon Forney
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Full time experienced family law attorneys represent clients in divorce cases including custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, division of assets, division of debts and other related issues Read More »
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Nancy J. Bickford
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Successful Divorce Lawyer! Certified Family Law Specialist & Public Accountant!

I am a dedicated attorney practicing exclusively in the area of family law. I provide skilled representation to pursue the results you need. Visit my website to see client testimonials and call now for a consultation. Read More »
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Vista, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(760) 630-2200 314 S Melrose Dr
Vista, CA 92081
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Vista, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(855) 939-9111 380 S. Melrose Dr.
Suite 347
Vista, CA 92083
Divorce
Vista, CA Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(760) 726-2746 110 Civic Center Dr Ste 201
Vista, CA 92084
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Univ of New Mexico School of Law
Michael Allen Fischer
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(858) 935-6211 Fischer & Van Thiel LLP
10620 Treena St #230
San Diego, CA 92131
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Michael Fischer is a licensed California attorney licensed to practice in both state and federal court. Mr. Fischer has handled hundreds of contested and uncontested family law matters. He is known for his ability to guide his clients through the tumultuous processes of family court in an aggressive yet compassionate manner. Mr. Fischer graduated Cum Laude from Saint Joseph’s College in Rensellaer Indiana with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing and a minor in Political Science. For twenty-two years he oversaw the growth of his photography studio and photo processing laboratory in Soldotna, Alaska as well as owning and...
Matthew Kaemerle
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Attorney
(760) 931-1981 5962 La Place Court
Ste. 165
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Craig Richard VanThiel
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(760) 722-7669 701 Palomar Airport Rd., Ste. 300
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Thomas D'Arcy Ferreira
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(760) 990-4752 2244 Faraday Avenue, No. 115
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Diego School of Law
California family lawyer and credentialed mediator . Practiced personal injury and workers' compensation litigation 1988-2007. Joined Kegel, Tobin & Truce in 1990, managing shareholder in 2002. January 2008, transitioned to family law and mediation after divorcing. Current practice emphasizes resolution of conflict for the sake of children, and cost-effective methods to get through divorce. AAA neutral in insurance litigation. 3 published Ct. of Appeal Cases and 1 before the Cal. Sup. Ct.
Anne Barbara Howard
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Oceanside, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(619) 272-9131 4225 Oceanside Blvd
Suite H349
Oceanside, CA 92056
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Specialized in family law and drafting wills and trusts, Anne B. Howard is licensed to practice in the State of California and in the U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California. With over 20 years experience, Ms. Howard is devoted to helping families with their legal issues through both litigation and mediation.

Anne is able to economically work with families due to working mainly online and by phone. She has legal staff assisting clients, in person, in San Diego county.

She is adept at strategizing cases and helping clients with issues including, but not limited to: divorce, child...
Julia Kaemerle
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(760) 931-1981 5962 La Place Court
Ste. 165
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Peter Mueller
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San Marcos, CA Divorce Attorney with 47 years experience
(760) 752-4600 950 Boardwalk #305
San Marcos, CA 92078
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Mr. Mueller has been practicing law for thirty-five years and is licensed in California and Illinois. Graduating with honors from Loyola Law School in 1972, he was selected to associate with Chicago’s leading corporate firm and was also invited to become a Visiting Professor of Corporate Law at Loyola, where he had held the position as Assistant Dean of the Business School during his law studies. In his position as director of Father’s Rights Law Center®, Mr. Mueller, a Certified Family Law Specialist, benefits from his early litigation training and experience and will involve when needed, qualified and respected...
Andy Cook
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California Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience

Andy Cook is here to help you! With a great courtroom presence (he used to be a professional announcer) and strong writing skills, Andy is able to get your message across to the many family law judges in San Diego... Read More »
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Andrew J. Botros
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Knowledgeable & Determined Divorce & Family Law Attorney! Focused on You!

I am a skilled and dedicated divorce lawyer. I am committed to resolving all sorts of family law matters. I work for the best possible results! Visit my website to see client testimonials and call now for a consultation. Read More »
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Thomas Daniel Nares
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(760) 434-5710 2794 Gateway Rd.
Suite 106
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
My practice is devoted to the areas of Family Law, Divorce, Custody and Visitation, Domestic Violence and Support, as well as to all Criminal Law cases from misdemeanors to the most serious felonies.
Samin Vali
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(760) 579-7375 2173 Salk Avenue, Ste. 250
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Samin Vali Beringer is a licensed California attorney authorized to practice in both state and federal court. Her unique experiences in Family Law and Civil Litigation enable her to handle a wide spectrum of cases. Ms. Beringer is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where she was recognized on the Dean's List and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a specialization in Public Law. Thereafter, Ms. Beringer continued her education at the University of San Diego School of Law. While at the University of San Diego, Ms. Beringer developed her knowledge of Family Law...
Elizabeth N. Fox Esq.
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney
(858) 935-6211 10620 Treena St #230,
San Diego, CA 92131
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Carrie E Nolan
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Encinitas, CA Divorce Attorney
(760) 479-1900 662 Encinitas Blvd
#260
Encinitas, CA 92024
Divorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Carrie began her career in family law in 2006 as a legal assistant. She became a paralegal in 2007. She began working for the Law Office of Annette Hall Neville in 2008 as a paralegal while she attended law school. She became an associate attorney in 2012. Carrie’s diligence and attention to detail are second-to-none. She is a vital part of our practice. Clients and colleagues alike respect her work ethic and easy demeanor.
Rickard Lee Borg
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Lawyer with 44 years experience
(760) 729-2313 2558 Roosevelt Street
Suite 300
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Life Long California resident serving the Carlsbad area for 40 years Graduate of Lynwood SDA Academy Vietnam Veteran -- Gasoline Truck Driver Former Realtor in California Business owner and General Counsel to the Health Care Industry including hospitals.... Currently General Counsel to Spinergy Professional Affiliations with Brig. Gen. David M. Brahms USMC Ret and Vanessa Duisters. A significant percentage of clients are professionals including Lawyers. We are Lawyers for Lawyers Quite often Our wide experience in trial matters is useful in settling difficult cases in Mediation. We have youth in Vanessa Duisters. Brilliance in General Brahms supplemented with Business...
Robin Ann DeVito Esq.
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(760) 720-9890 1015 Chestnut Ave
#C-2
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
California Western School of Law
Michelle Louise Blair
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Escondido, CA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(760) 871-2531 210 S Juniper Street, Ste. 200
Escondido, CA 92025
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Ms. Blair graduated from the Menlo College, Atherton, California where she was a magna cum laude graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. Ms. Blair then received her juris doctor degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California and was admitted to the California and Federal bars in 2002.

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Family Law Section, California Bar Association
San Diego North County Bar Association
Sandy Lynne Meade
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Escondido, CA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(619) 503-3050 500 La Terraza Blvd.,
Suite 150
Escondido, CA 92025
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Western Sierra Law School
(619) DIVORCE and attorney Sandy L. Meade have over 54 years of combined experience practicing law in California. Through open communication and a commitment toward the empowerment of her clients, Sandy has earned an outstanding reputation among both colleagues and clients for her professional and compassionate approach to family law.
Stephen J. Moore Esq.
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(760) 720-9890 1015 Chestnut Ave
#C-2
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Family and Probate
California Western School of Law
Ms. Anne M Curtolo
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(760) 795-9123 701 Palomar Airport Rd, Suite 300
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Roy M. Doppelt Esq.
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Full time experienced family law attorneys represent clients in divorce cases including custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, division of assets, division of debts and other related issues Read More »
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Steven Lucas Aicher
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California Divorce Attorney

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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Hannah J. Engholm
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(619) 284-4113 7676 Hazard Center Drive
Suite 625
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Hannah J. Engholm received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, as a University of California Regent’s Scholar. Hannah simultaneously earned her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law and her Master in Social Work degree from San Diego State University. She served as Senior Editor for the California Western International Law Journal. Hannah is involved in several volunteer opportunities, including San Diego’s Voices of Children where she has been a Court Appointed Advocate since 2010. Ms. Engholm has experience with all family law issues.
Nicole M. Nore Esq.
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(760) 720-9890 1015 Chestnut Ave
#C-2
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Richard LeRoy Manwaring
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Oceanside, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(760) 754-1099 323 N Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Stephanie Mendez
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Escondido, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(760) 213-2395 127 E. 3rd Ave.,
Suite 202
Escondido, CA 92025
Divorce and Family
Stephanie Mendez attended law school in Orange County, CA, and passed the California State Bar on the first attempt. She first became interested in Family Law while interning at The Legal Clinic, in Fullerton, CA. After graduating law school, Stephanie began working at a local law firm in San Diego, CA, where she handled all aspects of family law, including child custody and visitation, child support, paternity actions, divorce actions, domestic violence issues, and spousal support. She is well versed in the complexities of family law, and the emotions that are involved. Her goal is to guide the client and...
Ms. Elizabeth N Molea
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney
10620 Treena St #230,
San Diego, CA 92131
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Joseph Battle Carnohan
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Oceanside, CA Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(760) 722-8200 1930 South Coast Hwy. Suite 100
Oceanside, CA 92054
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Kandy Odetta Koliwer
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Encinitas, CA Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
315 S Coast Highway 101
Suite 194
Encinitas, CA 92024
Divorce and Family
Western State Univ
Kandy received a BA in Sociology and and California Teaching Credential from San Diego State University. She received a Masters degree in Counseling from Chapman College. Prior to becoming an attorney she worked as a Probation Officer and Social Worker with children involved in the Juvenile Court related to child abuse and neglect. Kandy's primary area of practice is Juvenile Dependency, representing all parties including parents, relatives and foster parents. Additonally she works in the areas of Family Law, Guardianships, Adoptions, Restraining Orders and Paternity Actions.
Steven Lee Fritsch
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Oceanside, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(760) 683-2071 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 216
Oceanside, CA 92054
Divorce and Family
California Western School of Law
We understand that our clients are experiencing a difficult time in their lives and need an attorney that will guide and help them through this stressful period and aggressively and competently represent and protect their interests.  At the Law Office of Steven L. Fritsch you will have representation from an attorney that is experienced, aggressive when needed and has an outstanding reputation in the legal community.  Our law office strives to provide professional and superior service.
William Carley Halsey
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Oceanside, CA Divorce Attorney with 42 years experience
(760) 721-3839 2424 Vista Way
Suite 320
Oceanside, CA 92054
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Vanessa G. McKinnon
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Attorney with 4 years experience
(760) 707-3373 1265 Carlsbad Village Drive Suite 100
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce
Julia Kaemerle
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Free consultation, aggressive representation in divorce and custody cases.

I'm an experienced family law and divorce lawyer and will fight for the best results for you and your children. My practice includes complex divorce cases, spousal support, child support, and child custody & visitation. Read More »
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Denise E. Oxley Esq.
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California Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience

Inns of Court School of Law, Grays Inn, LondonUnited Kingdom and California
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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.