California Divorce Lawyers

Mr. Clarke Logan Young
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Santa Monica, CA Divorce Attorney with 39 years experience

CLARKE LOGAN YOUNG Law Offices, based in Santa Monica, California, is a full service family law firm litigating primarily in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties. Mr. Young also consults nationally... Read More »
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Amanda Beth Naples
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Temecula, CA 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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Merrisa L. Coleman-Bishop
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience

Western State College of Law at Argosy UniversityCalifornia and U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
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Matthew D. Roy
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Sacramento, CA Divorce Lawyer

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia, Central District of California, Eastern District of California and Northern District of California
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Debra Schoenberg
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney
(415) 834-1120 575 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Divorce and Family
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Skilled Legal Representation for All California Families At the Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., we recognize that divorce and other family law matters are complex, sensitive issues that can have a lasting impact on individuals, families, finances and futures. To achieve the very best outcomes for our San Francisco family law clients we apply a comprehensive approach to family law cases. By working closely with psychologists, appraisers, accountants, economists and other professionals, we ensure that legal strategies developed for each case reflect our own skills and valuable additional perspectives. Whether a case is best resolved by vigorous negotiation or powerful litigation, we have...
Cristin Michelle Lowe
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San Ramon, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 215-1388 4000 Executive Parkway
Suite 220
San Ramon, CA 94583
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Our practice covers all aspects of family and matrimonial law in all of the Bay Area counties, primarily focusing on Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, and San Francisco counties. We will expertly navigate you through your family law matter, whether it involves termination of a domestic partnership, paternity, custody, visitation, domestic violence, adoption, guardianship, support, an annulment, legal separation, or post-judgment issues. Regardless which of these processes you are dealing with, we understand the strain and pressure that these matters inevitably put on clients and the necessity of providing strong representation. Therefore, we strive to make the entire process as easy...
Jeffrey Moore
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Campbell, CA Divorce Attorney with 27 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.
Jeffrey Castleton
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Merced, CA Divorce Attorney
(209) 580-4685 3174 Collins Drive
Suite B
Merced, CA 95348
Divorce, Business, Family and Probate
San Joaquin College of Law
Jeff earned his Juris Doctor Degree from San Joaquin College of Law where he graduated with Distinction. During his time there, he was published in the school’s San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review and later served as its Executive Editor. He also received awards for Best Brief Finalist and Best Oral Advocate Finalist in the George A. Hopper Moot Court Competition. He received multiple Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Moot Court, Professional Responsibility, and Legal Analysis.

While in law school, Jeff gained extensive experience clerking for distinguished lawyers and judges in the Central Valley. He served as a clerk for the...
William E. Woodcock
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Woodland Hills, CA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(800) 689-0774 6320 Canoga Ave.
Suite 1620
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Entertainment & Sports and Family
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Paul Jeffrey Wallin
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Tustin, CA Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
(877) 466-5245 17592 Irvine Blvd
Tustin, CA 92780
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Pepperdine University School of Law
For over 35 years, I have been successfully representing clients facing criminal charges or dealing with family law matters. As the Senior Partner of Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation, I work hard to ensure our clients are represented with respect and professionalism. When you hire our firm, you place your trust in a team of attorneys and legal professionals, whose only goal is to obtain the best result possible in your case. You are not alone. We will get through this together.
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 ...
Joseph Vincent Camarata
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Temecula, CA Divorce Attorney with 15 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...
Dennis Geis Temko
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(858) 274-3538 12636 High Bluff Dr. Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92130
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Dennis Temko provides exceptional representation in appellate matters in California State Courts in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and elsewhere. His appellate practice is focused on family law matters including custody, property division, child and spousal support, stock options, high income earners, Ostler Smith (bonus support orders), domestic violence restraining orders, and imputation, among other issues. Most of his practice has been devoted to family law appeals and writs since his 2013 admission to the California State Bar. Super Lawyers Magazine recognized Mr. Temko as a rising star in 2017, and again in 2018.

Mr. Temko has...
Howard Elliot Kane
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Alameda, CA Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 292-0193 2425 Webb Avenue, Second Floor
Alameda, CA 94501
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
UC Hastings COL
1983-1987 UCLA, B.A. History
1987-1990 UC Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctor

Law Offices of Howard E. Kane 1990-present
Offices in Alameda & Walnut Creek

Andy Cook
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San Diego, CA 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... Read More »
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Patricia Ann Hendrickson
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Huntington Beach, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience

Dedicated Legal Counsel in Southern California Family law issues must be given careful thought and professional attention because the absence of these two elements could result in negative consequences for... Read More »
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Brian Scott Winkler
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Shafter, CA Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(661) 746-0235 400 Central Valley Hwy
Shafter, CA 93263
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
California Pacific University
For all your criminal, DUI and white collar crime needs, call B. Scott Winkler, The Shafter Lawyer!
661-746-0235

Born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. I studied Finance and Political Science @ CSUF & CSUB, receiving a degree in both fields. I attended law school at California Pacific School of Law. I have been practicing Criminal Law for 17 years, with offices in Bakersfield & Shafter CA. Specializing in Criminal Law, DUI trials, Family Law and Personal Injury. I am blessed to call Bakersfield my home, and coming from a hard working family where money was only necessary to pay bills, I...
Michael John Harrington
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Palm Springs, CA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(760) 347-4445 125 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Suite 203
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
Univ of LaVerne COL
An understanding lawyer with compassion. Listens to his clients concerns and develops a plan to best meet them. Early in my career I practiced criminal, juvenile delinquency and juvenile dependency law. This background still helps today. My practice focuses on typical family needs. Family law, child custody, consumer bankruptcy, and elder care. More recently, I have expanded to offer services to small and family businesses.
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...
Joseph Torri
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Riverside, CA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(866) 630-5757 4255 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
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...
Andrew George Marcellino
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(408) 266-5291 255 W Julian St, Suite 501
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Lincoln Law Sch of San Jose
Andrew Marcellino is a seasoned lawyer who has represented many clients throughout Santa Clara County in the trial and mediation process. He fights for his clients in the courtroom, but emphasizes negotiation and mediation as alternatives whenever possible. He does this to save his clients time, money and emotional stress, and to help them retain control over their legal results.

We assist family law clients in matters of domestic violence, divorce, custody and visitation, child support, restraining orders, property division, modifications of court orders, paternity matters, and other issues related to family law. We also provide experienced representation in criminal...
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...
Gregory G. Brown
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Irvine, CA Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(800) 237-8129 420 Exchange
Suite 270
Irvine, CA 92602
Divorce, Business, Employment and Personal Injury
University of San Diego School of Law
A native of Southern California and a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, Gregory G. Brown is one of less than 140 lawyers in California to be certified as a Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy. He has devoted his practice to civil and jury trial litigation, taking on cases involving business, commercial or corporate litigation as well as those involving contract actions, fraud, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition and false advertising, and corporate litigation. He also serves clients in divorce and personal injury cases. After his graduation from law school in 1987, Mr. Brown practiced Kring...
Roy M. Doppelt Esq.
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(800) 769-4748 16466 Bernardo Center Dr
#260
San Diego, CA 92128
Free ConsultationSan Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
Divorce and Family
California Western School of Law
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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Quynh Chen
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Oakland, CA Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(510) 764-8880 101 Broadway
Suite 306
Oakland, CA 94067
Divorce, Family, IP and Trademarks
Quynh (“Quinn”) Chen is a bilingual solo attorney located in Jack Oakland Square Oakland. She has been admitted to practice in the Ninth Circuit of the United States Appellate Court. Her practice areas primarily focus on family law, entity formations, and intellectual property. Her interest is in software patents and helping underrepresented clients in her community.

As part of her interest in software patents, Ms. Chen is proficient in programming in Ruby on Rails, MEAN stack Javascript, and working with various databases. While at Golden Gate University, School of Law, she served as Vice President of Asian Pacific American Law Student...
J. Winston Duggan
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Morgan Hill, CA Divorce Lawyer

Marquette University and Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
Elainie Honjas
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience

New College of CaliforniaCalifornia and U.S. Tax Court
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Richard Erroll Young
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Lake Forest, CA Divorce Lawyer with 43 years experience
(949) 951-9529 23731 El Toro Road
Ste. B
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Pepperdine Univ School of Law and Pepperdine University School of Law
Richard Young is a Master lawyer with the Orange County Bar Association practicing in Family Law, Divorce Law, Custody, Support, Domestic Violence, Asset Division, Pre Nuptials, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Trusts, Wills, Bankruptcy. He graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1994 and immediately formed his firm. He has won awards from the Orange County Bar Association from the Judiciary and Pro Bono Publico as well as Graduating from the Pepperdine College of Advocacy. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem, Senior Mandatory Fee Arbitrator and has successfully handled thousands of Family law matters.
Paul Edward Lerandeau
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Fresno, CA Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(559) 230-2600 265 E. River Park Circle
Suite 490
Fresno, CA 93720
Divorce and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Mr. Lerandeau has almost three decades of family law experience working with business owners, farmers, and professionals. Over this time, he has developed an in-depth knowledge of the complexities of family law and the legal system. This expertise allows Mr. Lerandeau to clearly evaluate the significant facts and nuances of each case in light of current law. He believes the key to success in any divorce is helping clients to gain a realistic understanding of the value of their case in the eyes of the Family Court. Mr. Lerandeau also understands that while a divorce is a very emotional time...
Scott Dale Mitchell
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Modesto, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(209) 529-7406 1231 8th Street
Suite 650
Modesto, CA 95354
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Humphrey's Coll School of Law
Scott Mitchell is highly experienced in a wide range of legal matters, including bankruptcy, personal injury, criminal defense, and divorce. He has handled thousands of cases, developing an in-depth knowledge and a nuanced understanding of many areas of the law. Nothing substitutes real-world experience and proven knowledge, and with Attorney Mitchell, you have access to a seasoned attorney who knows the ins and outs of many state and federal courts. He works hard for his clients in order to get the right results. If you would like to see how Attorney Mitchell can help you, call for a FREE consultation.
Kevin Andrew Polis
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(858) 755-3300 12636 High Bluff Dr, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92130
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130
Divorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Attorney Kevin A. Polis is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Diego Family Law Bar Association, North County Bar Association, and is Certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Kevin Polis has dedicated his career exclusively to the practice of divorce & family law. Because of this, he is certified by the State Bar of California as a Divorce & Family Law Specialist, a title that few attorneys in our area have, and one that shows a commitment to the practice of the law and delivering...
B. Robert Farzad
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Santa Ana, CA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(877) 857-6500 1851 E. 1st Street, #1150
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State Univ COL
B. Robert Farzad is the president of Farzad Family Law, APC, a premiere divorce and family law firm with offices in Santa Ana and Mission Viejo. His divorce practice includes the representation of husbands, wives, fathers and mothers in all aspects of dissolution cases including child custody, visitation, child support, alimony, property division, complex asset and business matters, and domestic violence matters. Mr. Farzad offers a one hour, low cost, initial strategy session and reasonable fees. Farzad Family Law's website displays pages of divorce and family law testimonials from past clients who rave about Mr. Farzad and the...
Steven Robert Kampf
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(858) 886-7591 4766 Noyes Street
San Diego, CA 92109
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of San Diego School of Law
Steven R. Kampf is the founder of the Kampf Law Firm and has dedicated his career exclusively to the practice of family law. As a family law attorney who has been practicing for over 4 years, Mr. Kampf has handled hundreds of dissolution and paternity cases from inception to resolution with exceptional results. He has served as lead counsel on countless dissolutions and cases involving paternity disputes, child custody and visitation conflicts, child support, spousal support, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, and many other family law issues. Mr. Kampf has proven success both in and out of the...
Jennifer Louise Mispagel
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San Jose, CA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(408) 286-9800 70 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Jennifer Mispagel focuses her practice on Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate. Jennifer received her Juris Doctorate and her Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University in 2008. After completing her first year at Santa Clara University School of Law, Jennifer spent a summer in Tokyo studying the Japanese legal system and interning for a local law firm. When she returned to school, she enrolled in Santa Clara’s MBA program to complement her legal education. Jennifer received both the Witkin and CALI Awards in Community Property as well as the American Bankruptcy...
Angelina Bradley
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(800) 769-4748 16466 Bernardo Center Dr
#260
San Diego, CA 92128
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Military
University of Colorado Law School
I am a retired Navy Judge Advocate helping families, working professionals, parentrepreneurs, and creatives attain work-life balance. I am a licensed attorney in California, Colorado, and the District of Columbia. I am also a certified as a mediator and peer specialist. I help my clients find a work-life balance goal, then craft solutions to empower them to attain those goals. For most of my clients, that means providing compassionate family law services to restructure a family: from marriage to divorce; reworking custody and visitation; adding a new member to the family through adoption; or restoring safety. I will guide you...
Gary D. Sparks
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Walnut Creek, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 465-2500 2890 North Main Street
Suite 205
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Stephen Marc Drucker
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Glendale, CA Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
(800) 435-7444 417 North Glendale Avenue #A
Glendale, CA 91206
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
Attorney Drucker has been practicing law for over 35 years! He has developed a unique and revolutionary Flat Fee model for Divorce and Family Law. Clients can purchase services on his website www.LegalActionWorkshopLAW.com or can speak with him by phone or in our Glendale office. Attorney Drucker also handles Probate and Estate Planning documents such as Wills, Trusts & Powers of Attorney.
Stephen Smith
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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Heather Mellyn Cullen
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Temecula, CA 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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Lee Zavatsky
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Encino, CA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(818) 528-3471 15821 Ventura Blvd #690
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Mr. Lee Zavatsky practices divorce and family law in Los Angeles California. Mr. Zavatsky has worked on hundreds of divorce and child custody matters. He is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, and the California DUI Lawyers Association.
Michele Bernadette Brown
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(619) 298-1900 525 "B" Street
#2200
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce and Family
University of San Diego School of Law
Michele B. Brown is an attorney licensed in the State of California and the United States District Court for the Southern District. She is a Certified Specialist in Family Law and she handles complex family law matters, including dissolution of marriage actions with business valuations, income analysis and financial litigation, custody, move-away and psychological evaluations, as well as pre-marital agreements, post-marital agreements, post judgment matters and enforcement actions. Ms. Brown cares deeply about the law and her clients. It is for this reason Ms. Brown is actively involved in family law legislation and politics. Michele Brown...
Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.
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Albany, CA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(510) 860-5919 1050 Kains Ave. #A1
Albany, CA 94706
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Elder and Entertainment & Sports
Marquette University Law School and Marquette University Law School
Kevin Joshua Chroman
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Sherman Oaks, CA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(818) 528-7755 15130 Ventura Blvd Ste 314
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Loyola Law School
Kevin Chroman, Esq. graduated from Loyola Law School graduate (2000), wherein he won the state-wide mediation advocacy award. Presently, Kevin runs a Collaborative Mediation Clinic at Loyola Law School, where he is an adjunct professor. The program was given high honors by the City as the Best New Mediation Program in 2014. Individually, Kevin has been awarded the Eureka Award in recognition of his contributions to the collaborative and peace making community. Kevin is a UC Berkeley graduate with a Masters degree in English Literature from DePaul University. Kevin is a Family Law practitioner, whose practice focuses exclusively on Collaborative...
Nancy Martinez
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Palo Alto, CA Divorce Lawyer with 9 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...
Paul Henry Nathan
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(866) 414-4091 540 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Paul Nathan has built a practice based on giving women the representation they deserve in matters of divorce and custody cases and representing the injured. After graduating cum laude from the University of San Francisco then attended and graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law. Paul honed his skills a a trial lawyer at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College. A fifth generation San Franciscan, Paul was named "Top Attorneys in California by San Francisco magazine and also named "Rising Star" by SuperLawyers in 2013-2017.
Georgia Staab
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Santa Barbara, CA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(805) 963-2011 1220 State Street, 2nd Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Barbara College of Law
Georgia L. Staab has been practicing law in Santa Barbara for over 17 years. Her practice is devoted to representing clients in all aspects family law, including divorce, child support, child custody and visitation, spousal support, guardianships, pre and post nuptial agreements, post-judgment modifications, post-divorce issues, domestic violence, paternity and move-aways. As a seasoned family law attorney, Georgia can explain your rights, responsibilities and the alternatives available for resolving the issues of your case. She will listen to your unique situation, and work to find solutions that are in the best interests of you and your family....
David Alan Patton
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San Jose, CA Divorce Attorney with 30 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...
Kevin C Boileau
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Campbell, CA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(408) 442-2983 1999 S Bascom
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Personal Injury
Harvard Law School, University of San Diego School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
For your mediation or negotiation needs, contact Kevin Boileau at
408.442.2983, 949.444.6964, or 415.830.0065.

Scientist, lawyer, and psychoanalyst specializing in complex negotiation, mediation, and law that utilizes game theory and psychoanalysis.

Substantively, we operate in:
DIVORCE LAW - - we handle complex financials, estates, and discreet matters
PERSONAL INJURY MEDIATION & NEGOTIATION - - we can help you avoid litigation and get your settlement
ANIMAL RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we protect animals
WATER & LAND MEDIATION - - we offer creative solutions
BUSINESS MEDIATION - - we can help with business conflicts
HUMAN RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we broker peace

We have offices in Silicon Valley/San Jose,...
Esther R. Lerner
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San Francisco, CA Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(415) 391-6000 535 Pacific Ave
2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94133
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience

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... Read More »
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Samira Amato
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Campbell, CA Divorce Attorney

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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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.