West Covina, California Divorce Lawyers

Rozanna Michelle Velen
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California Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience

Rozanna M. Velen is a co-founder of The Law Offices of Korol and Velen. She is an attorney licensed to practice before all of the Courts of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeals for... Read More »
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Sandra I. Salinas
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Certified Family Law Specialist | Los Angeles & Ventura County Divorce Lawyers

If you consult with us about your California family law problem, we promise discreet, non-judgmental, and compassionate representation that is based on meeting your needs, not our own.
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Marshall W. Waller
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Certified Family Law Specialist | Los Angeles & Ventura County Divorce Lawyers

If you consult with us about your California family law problem, we promise discreet, non-judgmental, and compassionate representation that is based on meeting your needs, not our own.
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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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Eugene Mayonte Palacios
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West Covina, CA Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(626) 331-8188 1050 Lakes Drive, Suite 231
West Covina, CA 91790
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Immigration
Attorney Eugene M. Palacios is an immigrant from the Philippines and the founder and principal attorney of the Law Offices of Eugene M. Palacios. He is licensed as an attorney in California since 2001 and in the Philippines since 1997. He is admitted to practice before U.S. Immigration Courts, the U.S. Central District Court, and California State Courts.
Blair C Greene
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West Covina, CA Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(626) 332-5000 100 N. Barranca Avenue
7th Floor
West Covina, CA 91791
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Blair C. Greene, Attorney Graduated the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana in May of 1980, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law in January of 1983. Born in Chicago, Illinois. Graduated from the University of Illinois and Chicago-Kent College of Law, and began practicing law in Chicago, Illinois in 1983. In 1996, Blair C. Greene moved to Los Angeles, California, and began practicing law at a boutique firm in Beverly Hills, California. In 1998, Blair C. Greene opened his own firm, located in West Covina, California, with a satellite office...
Ilene Aguilar Ruiz
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West Covina, CA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(951) 640-1185 1050 Lakes Drive
Suite 225
West Covina, CA 91790
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Attorney Ruiz started college at age 17 and graduated from CSU, Los Angeles with honors and Dean's List recognition in 2000. She graduated from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in May of 2004 and passed the Bar exam in July of 2004. During the last 13 years, she has gained experience with family law cases such as domestic violence, divorce, legal separation, paternity, government child support, step-parent adoption, guardianship and grandparent visitation.

She assists the families of the Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Current hourly rate in 2018 is $250.00. Limited scope legal...
Daniel Sheridan Standifer
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West Covina, CA Divorce Attorney with 45 years experience
(626) 966-2400 1609 West Garvey Ave North
West Covina, CA 91790
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Edgar Beltran Diaz
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West Covina, CA Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(626) 926-1616 2341 S. Azusa Avenue
West Covina, CA 91792
Divorce, Criminal, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
Southwestern Univ School of Law
West Covina, CA Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(626) 960-3686 1520 W Cameron Ave
West Covina, CA 91790
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
American COL
West Covina, CA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(626) 919-0100 1000 Lakes Dr
West Covina, CA 91790
Divorce and Family
Western State Univ COL
West Covina, CA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(626) 918-9000 100 N Citrus Ave
West Covina, CA 91791
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Univ of LaVerne COL
West Covina, CA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(626) 858-2400 100 N Barranca St
West Covina, CA 91791
Divorce, Bankruptcy and Family
UCLA School of Law
West Covina, CA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(626) 967-0140 3150 E Garvey Ave S
West Covina, CA 91791
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Yury Galperin
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California Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience

Yury Galperin is a litigator with over 13 years of experience representing clients going through the divorce process. Yury is a partner at Lieber Galperin and draws on his extensive trial experience to... Read More »
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Alexander R. Ginzburg
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California Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience

Whittier Law School and University of Washington School of LawCalifornia, U.S. District Court Central District of California, District of Columbia and United States Patent and Trademark Office
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Eugene Cristiano
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Covina, CA Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(626) 859-1011 750 Terrado Plaza, Suite 241
Covina, CA 91723
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Southwestern University School of Law
Steven Brajkovich
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Covina, CA Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
(626) 967-2443 636 S. Second Avenue
Suite A
Covina, CA 91723
Divorce and Family
Univ of LaVerne COL and University of La Verne College of Law
Joseph Torri
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Whittier, CA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(866) 630-5757 13215 E. Penn Street
Whittier, CA 90602
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...
Linda Lu McLarnan-Dugan
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Arcadia, CA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(626) 296-8670 150 N. Santa Anita Ave., Suite 300
Arcadia, CA 91006
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
University of West Los Angeles College of Law
Linda L. McLarnan-Dugan, Esq. has over 26 years of experience in the legal field following her admission to the California State Bar. She handles all types of cases which deal with the family. Her practice include all areas of Family Law; Probate; Conservatorships; Guardianships; and Estate Planning. She regularly is appointed a Minor’s Counsel in Family Court and PVP Attorney in Probate Court. She is a member of the State Bar of California; Pasadena Bar Association, 2018 President-Elect of the PBA, Chair 2011-2014 Pasadena Family Law Bar; Pasadena Tournament of Roses; and Recording Secretary of...
Omar Alfredo Zambrano
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Baldwin Park , CA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(800) 562-0004 12738 East Ramona Blvd.
Baldwin Park , CA 91706
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, DUI and Family
USC Law School
About Law Offices Of Omar Zambrano I have practiced law in the State of California since 2003. Over the course of my career, I have represented thousands of clients in a variety of areas of law such as immigration, bankruptcy, real estate, civil litigation of many kinds, estate planning, probate, business law, contracts, personal injury, and guardianship. Competence: I graduated from one of the top law schools in the country, the University of Southern California (USC). I graduated with high honors from USC and I excel in all social and political debates. Friendly, relaxed office atmosphere: I...
Raja S. Gill
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Brea, CA Divorce Attorney
(714) 202-3700 135 S State College Blvd
Suite 200
Brea, CA 92821
Divorce and Personal Injury
University of La Verne College of Law
Raja Gill is a natural-born problem solver. Even during his early days as a law student, he earned the prestigious CALI Award in Torts. He has received a Superb Avvo Rating for his legal excellence and was awarded membership into the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 for his impressive trial advocacy. As the founder of Gill Law Group, PC, he is focused on providing high-quality legal representation centered around his clients’ needs. For all of your personal injury or family law matters, turn to Raja Gill for proven results. Call him for a FREE consultation.
John S. Morris
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Arcadia, CA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(626) 294-0880 150 N Santa Anita Ave
Suite 750
Arcadia, CA 91001
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
The lawyers and staff who make up Morris & Morris are not that different from the people we represent. We encounter the same highs and lows and we share the same desire for happy and healthy families. Since the founding of our San Gabriel Valley law firm in 1997, those common interests have only served to reinforce our belief in what we do. We have children of our own and we can identify with both the difficulties and the benefits of raising a family in Southern California. We can help you ensure that your children are provided for whether...
Sandra L. Turner
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Pomona, CA Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(909) 629-1060 1574 Valencia Pl
Pomona, CA 91768
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Western State University College of Law
Practicing Family Law and Probate w/ emphasis on Trusts and Estate Planning for over thirty years. Two offices in the Inland Empire. Ms. Turner has been featured in several newspaper articles as an expert in her field, and aggressive and successful in trial work in particular. Ms. Turner is also exceptional in peaceful, mediated solutions if avoiding trial is possible.
Charles Joseph Morris Jr
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Glendora, CA Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(626) 914-2791 160 N Glendora Ave
Glendora, CA 91741
Divorce and Family
USC Law School
The Law Office of Charles J. Morris, Jr. offers legal assistance in an assortment of family law concerns including divorce. With over 20 years of legal experience, their professionals have an in-depth and complex understanding of the legal system in California. Both attorneys at the firm have been Board Certified as Specialists in Family Law. Additionally, Attorney Morris has been selected for inclusion in the list of Super Lawyers® from 2012 to 2014. Receive a no-charge consultation by calling the firm today at (626) 914-2791.
Diana Kaye Zilko
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Brea, CA Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(714) 256-1200 110 W. Fir Street
Brea, CA 92821
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients

A recipient of multiple awards, seen on Fox and ABC News, and honored by dozens of client testimonials, Ali Shahrestani offers intense and affordable representation, consistent communications & professional advocacy.
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Linda Lu McLarnan-Dugan
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California Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience

Linda L. McLarnan-Dugan, Esq. has over 26 years of experience in the legal field following her admission to the California State Bar. She handles all types of cases which deal with the family. Her... Read More »
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Devon M Anderson
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North Hollywood, CA Divorce Lawyer with 1 year experience
(818) 856-0559 10999 Riverside Dr. Suite 206
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Trinity Law School
As an Attorney, I pride myself on integrity and professionalism. I strive to be a supportive influence throughout the legal process — choosing to resolve disputes rather than fueling the fires of a complex disagreement. It will always be my goal to resolve a matter amicably in the interest of preserving dignity and protecting any child caught up in the chaos of divorce. However, when amicable efforts fail, I zealously represent my clients' best interests while protecting the needs of the family.
Pamela Panasiti Stettner
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Glendora, CA Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(626) 914-2791 160 N Glendora Ave
Glendora, CA 91741
Divorce and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Deborah Jean Manning
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Glendora, CA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(626) 335-5135 2605 E. Foothill Blvd., Suite A
Glendora, CA 91740
Divorce and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Jamison Knight Shedwill
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Brea, CA Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(714) 529-6300 242 S Orange Ave
Suite 107
Brea, CA 92821
Divorce and Family
California Western School of Law
The Law Office of Jamison K. Shedwill is a Brea law firm led by Attorney Shedwill, a sole practitioner of family law. Mr. Shedwill earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1990. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego, where he graduated with honors in 1993. While in law school, Attorney Shedwill was the Editor of the International Law Journal. Mr. Shedwill was admitted to practice before all of the courts in the State of California in December of 1993....
Eddie Lee Abner
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San Dimas, CA Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(909) 599-2101 163 W Bonita Ave, Suite B
San Dimas, CA 91773
Divorce, Bankruptcy, DUI and Family
Whittier Coll School of Law
Attorney Eddie L. Abner has been successfully representing his clients in bankruptcy and family law cases since 1982. He takes pride in providing aggressive & effective legal representation, and helping his clients resolve their legal problems.
Stephen Marlin Shirley
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Pomona, CA Divorce Lawyer with 49 years experience
(909) 623-3511 435 W Mission Blvd
Pomona, CA 91766
Divorce and Family
USC Law School
Michael Louis Oddenino
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Arcadia, CA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(800) 607-7556 444 E Huntington Dr
Arcadia, CA 91006
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
As the founding partner of the firm Oddenino & Gaule, Arcadia lawyer Michael L. Oddenino offers vigorous legal guidance to people going through divorce and other family law issues. For almost three decades, Attorney Oddenino has been licensed to practice law in California. Mr. Oddenino obtained his undergraduate degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia. For a case evaluation, get in touch with his firm today.
Sandra Dee Munoz-Harlow
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San Dimas, CA Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(909) 599-9711 138 W Bonita Ave Ste 205
San Dimas, CA 91773
Divorce and Family
Trinity Law School
Gregory Paul Benton
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Glendora, CA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(626) 963-2474 220 S. Glendora Ave, Suite H
Glendora, CA 91741
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Bettina Yanez
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Orange, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(714) 971-8000 625 The City Dr S
#490
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State Univ COL
Bettina Yanez is a CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST, Certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. The Orange County Divorce attorney firm represents and handles family law cases in both Orange County and Los Angeles. The Orange County family lawyer is located near the Orange County Family Law Court. She is a highly respected and knowledgeable OC attorney and Orange County domestic violence attorney. Attorney Yanez is a member of the California State Bar, Orange County Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association; Orange County Women Lawyers Association. Yanez is also "un abogado de divorcio y abogada de...
Mr. Clarke Logan Young
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Helping healthy parents save their children from pathogenic Borderline parents.

I am dedicated to helping nurturing parents secure custody orders that protect their children from alienating, subjugating Borderline ("BPD") parents.
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Yasha Bronshteyn
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California Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesCalifornia, U.S. Federal District Court Central District of California,, U.S. Federal District Court Eastern District of California, U.S. Federal Court Southern District of California and U.S. Federal District Court...
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 555 West Fifth Street
31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Attorney Shahrestani offers intense, intelligent, and attentive legal representation to individual and business clients in high-stakes, high conflict, and time sensitive litigation, negotiation, and transactional matters. Call today to set a Phone Consultation to discuss your concerns: 800-510-3916.

Fluent Spanish, French, Italian, Farsi.

Serving: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles County, New York City Metro Area, Boston & Cambridge Metro Areas, Washington DC, Seattle.

(1) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining Orders, Abduction, Collaborative Divorce, Property Division

(2) EDUCATION LAW: Academic Discipline, Grade Disputes, Fee Disputes, Special Education, Teacher Contracts, Bullying, School Campus Crimes, Academic Freedom, School Misconduct, School Representation

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Kelly Yi-Yi Chang
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Pasadena, CA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(626) 765-5767 438 S. Pasadena Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Divorce and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
I only practice family law because I love it. I am blessed because I have the distinct privilege of helping people where it matters most - at home. Loving my job gives me purpose, and God gifted me with abilities to achieve my purpose. There is no greater gift! When you hire us, know that we will try to obtain the best results for you and your family. This is our purpose as your lawyers. We are proud of our work, and we strive to never take your trust for granted.
Wail Sarieh
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Santa Ana, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(714) 542-6200 2107 N Broadway #308
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
California board of Legal Specialization and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
I started my legal career in 2001 by providing consultation to lawyers handling medical malpractice cases. In an attempt to enhance the quality of the consulting business, I attended Quinnipiac law school in 2002. After my first class in tort law, I knew that this what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I transferred to Loyola Law L.A. as a full-time student. In 2005 I began practicing family law and I became Certified Family Law Sepcialist dedicating my entire practice to family law.
Shahnaz Hussain
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Santa Ana, CA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(888) 282-8822 2670 N. Main Street, Suite 270
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
The American College of Law
Attorney Shahnaz Hussain has been in practice for over 19 years, and she has handled over 5,000 cases. Shahnaz Hussain is a member of the California Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court: Central District of California and Southern District of California.

Ms. Hussain has a general law practice in Santa Ana, California. She is experienced in:

Personal Injury Law
Car Accident Representation
Criminal Defense
DUI Defense
DWI matters
Family Law
Divorce law
Business Law
Bankruptcy
Landlord-Tenant Law
Products Liability Law

She is an experienced and tenacious litigator who has appeared in courts in counties throughout Southern California.
Most importantly she is a trial attorney. She goes to trial and wins...
Demetria L Graves
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Pasadena, CA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(866) 774-0344 1055 East Colorado Boulevard
Suite 500A
Pasadena, CA 91106
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Entertainment & Sports and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
I focus on the area of family law, including divorce and related matters such as child custody, child support, paternity, spousal support and property division. I also represent clients in matters involving guardianship and dissolution of domestic partnerships. I will take time to learn about you, your family, and your goals. When taking your case, I want to learn what you hope to accomplish and what your family needs in order to get back on track. I will then develop a detailed case management plan designed to achieve realistic goals for you and your family. Throughout the legal process, I will keep...
Donald S Dench
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(909) 481-0779 9650 Business Center Drive
Suite 102
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
California Southern Law School
Quality & Experienced Defense You Can Trust Donald S. Dench, a well-known attorney in Rancho Cucamonga, serves all southern California court jurisdictions. Mr. Dench provides quality and experienced legal defense as a family lawyer, family law attorney, criminal lawyer, criminal law attorney, and a mediation attorney. • High Quality, Experienced, Legal Representation • Your Trusted Counsel, Every Step of the Way • Local, Home Court Advantage • On Your Side, Always Here For You “I value and respect the relationships...
Hossein Farzam Berenji
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(213) 985-3007 550 S. Hill Street STE 1467
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Probate
Loyola Law School
Hossein Berenji, owner and found of Berenji & Associates, provides exceptional representation to anyone in need of family law attorney. Mr. Berenji's practice handles all family law matters including divorce, child support and custody, spousal support, and can assist in preparation of your pre or post nuptials.
Randy Wong Medina
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Pasadena, CA Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(626) 432-1975 301 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of California - Los Angeles
Stacey Lind Widger
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(310) 306-8000 13101 W Washington Blvd
Suite 405
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Mark B. Baer
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Pasadena, CA Divorce Attorney
(888) 844-9530 301 E Colorado Blvd
Suite 514
Pasadena, CA 91101
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
If you are going through divorce or another family law related matter in the Pasadena area, then you need a divorce attorney who can properly review your case and find solutions for you specific family law issues, such as visitation, property disputes, child support, asset divisions and much more. At Mark B. Baer, Inc., A Professional Law Corporation, one of our highly skilled lawyers can persistently work on your case and make this stressful time in your life a little easier. At the law office of Mark B. Baer, Inc., a Pasadena divorce lawyer has experience with a variety of...
Frank J. Prainito
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California Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience

MY PROMISE: My consultations are not on a time clock . . . I will personally review your case and any pleadings which you might bring. Having practiced law for more than 19 years in San Bernardino,... Read More »
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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.