Woodside, California Divorce Lawyers

Debra Schoenberg
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Personal Attention | Thoughtful Litigation | Final Resolution

Whether by vigorous negotiation or powerful litigation, we deliver the finest services in all family law matters. Our goal is to preserve your dignity and humanity while achieving a favorable outcome on your behalf. Read More »
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Sarah Arnott
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Dedicated and Experienced California Divorce Lawyer! Call for a Consultation!

I am a determined and skilled divorce attorney. I provide experienced and knowledgeable representation. I will work tirelessly for the results you need and deserve! Visit my website for reviews, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Michael Edwin Marquez
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California Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience

I was born and raised in San Francisco and have been a San Mateo County resident for the past 34 years. I have been practicing law for over 20 years and understand the difficult time one goes through in a break up. No... Read More »
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Ariel Sosna
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Skilled Divorce Lawyer! Exceptional Service & Results! Call for a Consultation!

I have been exclusively practicing family law in California since 2007. I am dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of those going through a divorce! Visit my website for reviews or call for a consultation! Read More »
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Sarah Van Voorhis
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Success & Experience Advocating for Client Rights and Interests! Call for Help!

I am an experienced and determined divorce law attorney. I am dedicated to delivering the best possible results to those going through a divorce! Visit my website to see client testimonials. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Valerie Lynn Patten
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Redwood City, CA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(650) 365-3508 1690 Woodside Road
Suite 114
Redwood City, CA 94061
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
Georgetown University Law Center
Michelle Ane Melen
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Redwood City, CA Divorce Attorney
(650) 208-2420 1690 Woodside Road, Suite 114
Redwood City, CA 94061
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Woodside, CA Divorce Attorney with 48 years experience
(650) 327-2700 111 Otis Ave
Woodside, CA 94062
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Stanford Univ Law School
Redwood City, CA Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(650) 363-8575 315 King St
Redwood City, CA 94062
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Redwood City, CA Divorce Lawyer
919 Chatsworth Ln
Redwood City, CA 94061
Divorce, Education, Estate Planning and Family
Redwood City, CA Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(650) 322-8460 268 Santa Clara Ave
Redwood City, CA 94061
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
San Francisco Law Sch
Dawn Michelle Ward
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Menlo Park, CA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(650) 473-0227 825 Oak Grove Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Divorce, Family and Social Security Disability
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
H. Yvonne Seeley
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San Mateo, CA Divorce Lawyer with 36 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...
Nancy Martinez
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Palo Alto, CA Divorce Lawyer with 10 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...
Kimberly A. Madigan
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Redwood City, CA Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(650) 482-8480 3 Lagoon Drive
Suite 190
Redwood City, CA 94065
Divorce and Family
Univ of Alberta
Kimberly Madigan is a founding partner of Madigan & Lewis, LLP, family law firm representing clients throughout the Bay Area. She is admitted to practice law before all courts in the State of California. Ms. Madigan was named a "Rising Star" in family law by Super Lawyers on the basis of peer recognition and professional achievement for years 2012-2014. In 2014, Ms. Madigan was named as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Northern California by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA). She is serving as the 2015 chair of...
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. Read More »
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Esther R. Lerner
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California Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, U.S. Federal Court, Florida and U.S. Court...
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David Weinberg
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Palo Alto, CA Divorce Lawyer with 53 years experience
(650) 320-1660 2225 E. Bayshore Road
Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of Minnesota Law School
I have been certified as a Specialist in Family by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. My practice is devoted to assisting separated and divorcing couples to respectfully resolve their differences and settle their case without resorting to litigation or other court intervention. I have been practicing Family Law for more than 40 years and work exclusively in the mediation and collaborative law models of dispute resolution.
Kiana Moradi
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San Mateo, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(415) 593-3988 177 Bovet Road
Suite 600
San Mateo, CA 94402
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Cornell University
Ms. Moradi's practice focuses on complex dissolution matters and contested custody issues. She has represented clients in issues involving valuation of businesses, stock options, and division of limited partnerships. She has also represented parents in contested custody cases, including move-aways. She has effectively helped clients at all stages of the process, from mediation to settlement conferences to trial. Ms. Moradi's combination of business acumen, litigation experience, and negotiation skills enable her to generate tailored, effective solutions unique to each client. After graduating from Cornell Law School, Ms. Moradi was a litigator at one of the nation's top law firms, Reed Smith....
William M. Kaufman Esq.
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Mountain View, CA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(650) 691-2888 777 Cuesta Drive
Suite 200
Mountain View, CA 94040
Free ConsultationDivorce, Construction, Family and Insurance Defense
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of Arizona
William Kaufman has been a litigator throughout his career and has extensive experience in multiple practice areas of civil litigation. Mr. Kaufman’s legal career began representing individuals in bankruptcy and family law matters. Over the last several years, his focus has been exclusively on construction litigation. Prior to joining Lockhart Park. LLP, Mr. Kaufman was an associate attorney at Leonidou & Rosin representing large general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in construction litigation matters involving mechanic’s liens, stop payment notice, payment bonds and delay claims. Thereafter, Mr. Kaufman was a senior associate at LaMore, Brazier, Riddle &...
Roy Ching
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Mountain View, CA Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(650) 996-3652 800 W. El Camino Real, Ste. 180
Mountain View, CA 94040
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Roy Ching is an attorney of over 15 years practicing family law in the counties of San Mateo and Santa Clara. He is knowledgeable and highly skilled in all aspects of family law, including custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and the characterization and division of assets and debts. Roy partners with his clients, and provides effective and high caliber representation.
Mu-En Chen Steeg
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San Mateo, CA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(650) 638-2338 177 Bovet Rd, Suite 600
San Mateo, CA 94402
Divorce and Family
UC Hastings COL
Paul Davis
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San Mateo, CA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(650) 345-7700 Post Office Box 5230
San Mateo, CA 94402
Divorce, Family and Municipal
San Francisco Law Sch
Mr. Richard Eric Anthony Dwyer Esq.
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Mountain View, CA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(800) 372-9983 800 W. El Camino Real
Suite 180
Mountain View, CA 94040
Divorce, Business and Real Estate
Stanford University
Mitchell Todd Ehrlich
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 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...
Gina Nicole Policastri
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 16 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 and limits her practice exclusively to family law. Ms. Policastri obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Santa Clara University in 2000 and her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University in 2003, where she earned a place as an editor of the Santa Clara Law Review by writing a legal comment on the Barry Bonds divorce case and the prenuptial agreement legislation it subsequently sparked. During law school, Gina earned both the Emery and Law Faculty Scholarships. She was also awarded a Public Interest Scholarship for her summer clerkship at...
Robert Chang
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San Leandro, CA Divorce Lawyer with 7 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...
Kristine Stewart
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California Divorce Attorney

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Stacey Poole
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California Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience

Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Gretchen Z. Boger
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 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...
David Alan Patton
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 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...
Jeffrey Moore
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Campbell, CA Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(408) 915-8043 155 E. Campbell Avenue
Suite 121
Campbell, CA 95008
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Attorney Jeffrey M. Moore has 20 years experience assisting consumers and small business in Silicon Valley. He was raised in Santa Clara County, graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law (Juris Doctor) and Santa Clara Leavey School of Business (MBA). Mr. Moore is a recognized authority in family, bankruptcy, and landlord/tenant law. Visit our website for information on how we can assist you with your legal issue.
Lorna M. Jaynes
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Palo Alto, CA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(510) 795-6304 Palo Alto, CA 94303
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Julia Lemon
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 12 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...
Daniel Jensen
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Santa Clara, CA Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(408) 296-4100 4675 Stevens Creek Blvd #250
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Lincoln University
Daniel Jensen has truly established himself as a top lawyer in Santa Clara County. In fact, Jensen has been selected five times by the San Jose Magazine as one of Silicon Valley's Best Lawyers in Criminal Law and Family Law. As a former police officer and sergeant, Jensen has great knowledge when it comes to effectively defending his clients in state and federal courts. If you or a loved one are in need of legal guidance, Daniel Jensen may be able help. Learn more by calling the The Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. at (408) 296-4100.
Michael Edwin Marquez
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Burlingame, CA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(650) 343-2611 1500 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I was born and raised in San Francisco and have been a San Mateo County resident for the past 34 years. I have been practicing law for over 20 years and understand the difficult time one goes through in a break up. No one can do better than I in achieving your goals and wishes.
Lisa Robertson Murray
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Burlingame, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(650) 541-1718 1220 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Divorce and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
Lisa R. Murray has practiced law since 1987, and family law since 1989, assisting families through the difficult divorce process. Ms. Murray assists her clients in reaching amicable and equitable settlement by offering services as a mediator, Collaborative Practice lawyer, consulting attorney for clients in mediation, and negotiating settlements. Ms. Murray has served her community as a court-appointed child advocate representing children in divorce cases, and Judge Pro Tempore. Ms. Murray's focus on consensual dispute resolution, such as mediation and Collaborative Practice was borne from her experience of the destructive manner in which litigation separates parents' and...
Elaine Ryzak Fraser
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Burlingame, CA Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(650) 401-8080 1220 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
U of San Francisco School of Law
With more than 25 years experience in family and personal injury law, I bring a seasoned expertise to both the conference room and the courtroom. As an experienced trial lawyer in all phases of litigation, I can successfully navigate diverse disputes across a range of legal areas. My expertise as a collaborative practitioner means that I am equally effective in mediating or negotiating a resolution that, when appropriate, does not involve litigation. I also assist clients as a mediator or a mediation-consulting attorney. I understand that every individual circumstance – every dispute – is unique...
Eric Daniel Despotes
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
Suite 475
San Jose, CA 95126
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Eric Despotes became the newest attorney at Lonich & Patton, LLP in February 2010 and assists in all areas of the firm's practice, Family Law, Estate Planning, and Business Law Eric grew up in the Bay Area and attended college at California State University, Long Beach, earning a degree in Poltical Science with an emphasis in International Relations. He then returned to the Bay Area to attend law school. Eric graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2009. He received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Constitutional Law and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award...
H. Nathan James
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California Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience

Lincoln Univ9th Circuit, Central and Northern District Federal Courts of California, United States Tax Court and California
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Sabi Mand
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California Divorce Attorney

Sabi Mand is a zealous advocate for his clients. He works vigorously to provide effective representation and results for his clients. Sabi has worked for several Bay Area law firms handling all aspects of Family Law... Read More »
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Stuart I. MacKenzie
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Hayward, CA Divorce Lawyer with 39 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
Diego MacWilliam
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(408) 298-6204 1625 The Alameda, Suite 800
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Litigation / Trial practice. Fluent in Spanish. 25 years experience.
Sabi Mand
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(925) 984-3365 5201 Great America Pkwy
Suite 320
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Santa Clara, CA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
Divorce and Family
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Sabi Mand is a zealous advocate for his clients. He works vigorously to provide effective representation and results for his clients. Sabi has worked for several Bay Area law firms handling all aspects of Family Law before starting his own practice. He has also worked as a mediator for over 10 years and helps clients resolve their disputes amicably.
Sabi has volunteered as an attorney for the Alameda County Superior Court, Family Law Division. He has very refined negotiation and interpersonal communication skills. He has been a coach and judge for the UC Hastings negotiation team. In addition, Sabi has had the...
John Henry Perrott
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(408) 294-4600 1625 The Alameda, Suite 208
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Immigration
-- Over 10 years experience in Family Law -- Certified Family Law Specialist -- Good Listener & Idea Generator -- Can Think Outside the Box to Help You Get Great Results -- Friendly Style Facilitates Settlements
Kevin Scott Hutcheson
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(408) 288-5592 1042 WEST HEDDING STREET, SUITE 200
San Jose, CA 95126
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
UC Hastings COL
CERTIFICATIONS:
Certified Family Law Specialist
State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

BAR ADMISSIONS:
California, 1989
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1989
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1989
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1989
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1989
EDUCATION:
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, J.D.
Ekaterina Berman
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 483-3012 3031 Tisch Way 711
San Jose, CA 95128
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Immigration
Whittier Law School
Attorney Ekaterina Berman is a passionate professional who serves individuals and small businesses since 2006. She decided to start her own office seeing how most clients do not get the legal service they deserve, and compromise their rights. Ekaterina always works personally with her clients, and put emphasis on understanding their situation and adjusting the strategy to their needs and capabilities. Being her client you soon discover that she is a fighter, and will never let go on your behalf. She is a meticulous researcher and will make sure everything is done correctly, and nothing slips through the calendar...
Carol Ferreyra
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Santa Clara, CA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(925) 399-6292 2391 The Alameda, Ste. 205
Ste. 300
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law
Hello. My name is Carol Ferreyra and I am the founder and owner of Ferreyra Law Group. I am a California Family Law attorney who has been practicing exclusively Family Law since 2003. I am also a Certified Family Law Specialist, accredited by the State Bar of California Board of Special Legalization.

I am devoted to helping my clients resolve their legal issues in the manner that is best suited for them in the most cost effective manner.
Cecelia Soboleski
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Campbell, CA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(408) 370-6140 51 East Campbell Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Santa Clara University, School of Law
Cecelia became a Certified Family Law Specialist in 2002 and has continued to maintain these credentials. She has been practicing law since 1991. At this time nearly 100% of her business is in Family Law matters, including Divorce, Custody, Support, Guardianship, Parentage, pre and post nuptial agreements, and other related matters. This includes not only negotiated settlements, but trials and appeals. She understands the pressure that is asserted by the system (and the opposing spouse) when going through a court proceeding and is committed to, as much as is possible, reducing the stress experienced...
Ernest A. Cardona
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(408) 279-1100 2055 Junction Avenue
Suite 118
San Jose, CA 95131-2115
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Kevin J. Ramey
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Hayward, CA Divorce Attorney
(510) 537-7200 22320 Foothill Blvd
#460
Hayward, CA 94541
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.