California Divorce Lawyers
Sacramento, CA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Lawyer
She is a partner in the law firm of Feinberg & Waller. Ms. Salinas is admitted to practice before all the courts in the State of California and the United States Federal Court.
Ms. Salinas' practice at Feinberg & Waller is devoted exclusively to family law where she is a highly regarded member of the firm's senior attorney team. You can be secure in the knowledge that...
Andy Cook handles family law matters exclusively. He has one associate attorney and has run his own practice in the Bankers Hill area of San Diego, located about a mile from the main San Diego Family Law Court, for over 23 years. Andy has been Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar...
Alphonse graduated with a B.A. in Rhetoric with Honors and English Literature from U.C. Berkeley, where he gave the Commencement Address for the Rhetoric Department. He also received the honor of Distinction in General Scholarship. He graduated with a J.D. from U.C. Hastings in San Francisco with a concentration in Civil Litigation and was awarded for the best student in Trial Advocacy II by the CACI Institute.
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...
Burlingame, CA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
- (650) 343-2611
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Following her own divorce, Ms. Fosgate decided to pursue a new path and enrolled in Loyola Law School where she was on the Dean's List each...
Santa Ana, CA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
- (714) 550-7229
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With over 15 years of legal experience, Attorney Joseph V. Camarata has spent the...
Nicholas is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Thomas Jefferson School of...
San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
- (800) 510-3916
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Santa Monica, CA Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
California Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Mariposa County Self-Help Center
Mariposa County Family Law Facilitator
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.
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