Campbell, California Family Lawyers

Jessica A. Pellerin
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Free Consultation! Dedicated and Skilled California Family Attorney! Call Now!

I offer experienced and passionate representation for those with family law issues. My goal is always to make my clients feel safe and well represented. Visit my website for reviews or call for a free consultation.
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Patrick T. Bell
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Determined Family Attorney! Exceptional Service & Results! Know Your Rights!

I am a skilled and knowledgeable attorney representing those with family law matters. I will work tirelessly to protect your rights and interests! Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation.
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Andrea Mah
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California Family Law Attorney

Andrea represents clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, legal separation, annulment, custody and visitation, support, and complex property division. Andrea understands the impact a divorce... Read More »
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Victoria R.D. Campbell
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California Family Law Attorney

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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Kevin C Boileau
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Campbell, CA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(408) 442-2983 1999 S Bascom
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce 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,...
(949) 444-6964 17901 Von Karman Ave Suite 600
Irvine, CA 92614
(415) 830-0065 2401 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80301
Jeffrey Moore
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Campbell, CA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 915-8043 155 E. Campbell Avenue
Suite 121
Campbell, CA 95008
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
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.
Joe Angelo
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Campbell, CA Family Law Lawyer
(866) 447-8460 1999 S. Bascom Ave.
Suite 700
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Willamette University College of Law
Kathy M. Campbell
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Campbell, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(408) 732-5400 1901 S. Bascom Avenue
Suite 1550
Campbell, CA 95008
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
The break-down and end of a marriage is stressful and difficult enough that lawyers should not do further harm to the family by adding hostility, increasing costs, and encouraging endless litigation. While I will fight to protect my clients rights, I am skilled enough to protect my clients rights and minimize the financial and emotional costs a heavily contested proceeding can bring. I frequently help families pursue paths with alternative dispute resolution methods to achieve these goals. Many clients report that they are more empowered and stronger after this process than they were starting the process especially when pursuing the...
Suzanne Mulkern
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Campbell, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(408) 866-8704 51 E. Campbell Ave, Suite 400-U
Campbell, CA 95008
Family and Arbitration & Mediation
UC Hastings COL
Scott J. Sagaria
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Campbell, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(866) 447-8460 1999 S. Bascom Ave.
Suite 700
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
St. John's University and Santa Clara University School of Law
Chelan A. Vukas
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Campbell, CA Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(866) 447-8460 1999 S. Bascom Ave.
Suite 700
Campbell, CA 95008
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and University of Washington
Karen Drury Russell
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Campbell, CA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(408) 971-7172 51 E. Campbell Ave.
Suite 106G
Campbell, CA 95008
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Santa Clara University School Of Law
Samira Amato
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Campbell, CA Family Law Attorney
(844) 515-2868 1999 S. Bascom Ave.
Suite 700
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara University School of Law
Joshua Stutz
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Campbell, CA Family Law Attorney
(866) 447-8460 1999 S. Bascom Ave.
Suite 700
Campbell, CA 95008
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
J. Winston Duggan
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Dedication and Skill Advocating for Family Rights and Interests! Call Now!

I am a determined and knowledgeable California family law attorney. I will work tirelessly for the best possible results for you and your family! Visit my website for more information or call for a consultation.
Scott J. Sagaria
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Free Consultation! California Family Law Attorney! Fighting for Your Rights!

For over 15 years I have provided successful representation for those with family law matters. I am dedicated to exceptional service and results. Visit my website for client testimonials or call for a free consultation.
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Natalya Kalinovskiy
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Campbell, CA Family Law Lawyer
(866) 447-8460 1999 S. Bascom Ave.
Suite 700
Campbell, CA 95008
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Cecelia Soboleski
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Campbell, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(408) 370-6140 51 East Campbell Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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...
Cheryl L Weiss
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Campbell, CA Family Law Attorney
(408) 376-4100 51 E. Campbell Ave.
Suite 126
Campbell, CA 95008
Family
Mr. Andrew L Westover LL.M.
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Campbell, CA Family Law Lawyer
(408) 370-6160 51 East Campbell Avenue
Suite 128
Campbell, CA 95008
Family
Mr. Christopher W Dull
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Campbell, CA Family Law Attorney
(408) 879-2625 1999 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 700
Campbell, CA 95008
Family
Campbell, CA Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(408) 377-9101 2155 S. Bascom Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Campbell, CA Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(408) 371-5980 1901 S Bascom Ave
Campbell, CA 95008
Family and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Campbell, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(408) 871-2696 2105 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 360
Campbell, CA 95008
Family, Business and Estate Planning
Lincoln Univ
Campbell, CA Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(408) 377-2486 1999 S Bascom Ave
Campbell, CA 95008
Family and Divorce
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Campbell, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(408) 377-9101 900 E Campbell Ave
Campbell, CA 95008
Family and Divorce
U of San Francisco School of Law
Joe Angelo
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Free Consultation! Dedicated Family Law Attorney! Protect What Matters Most!

I am an experienced and skilled family law attorney. I am dedicated to resolving your case in a timely and efficient manner. Visit my website to see client reviews and testimonials, or call for a free consultation.
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Samira Amato
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Free Consultation! Experienced California Family Lawyer! Skilled Advocacy!

I am a dedicated and passionate family law attorney. I strive to provide exceptional representation to get the results you need and deserve. Visit my website to see client testimonials, or call for a free consultation.
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Andrew George Marcellino
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San Jose, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(408) 266-5291 255 W Julian St, Suite 501
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Gretchen Z. Boger
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San Jose, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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 Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Gina Nicole Policastri
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San Jose, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Susan F. Dent
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San Jose, CA Family Law Attorney
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
Suite 475
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationFamily
Santa Clara University School of Law
Susan Dent is a recently admitted member of the California Bar, joining Lonich and Patton from a C.F.L.S. litigation firm in Newport Beach, CA. Ms. Dent was an active member of the law school community at Santa Clara University, serving as both an associate and editor for the Santa Clara Law Review, an Executive Board member for Honors Moot Court Internal, and as the president of Santa Clara Law's Criminal Law Society. Ms. Dent also served as a research assistant for SCU's Center for Global Law and Policy. Thoughout law school, Ms. Dent clerked for Hon. Jerome...
Andrea Mah
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San Jose, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(408) 564-5674 1530 Meridian Ave
#120
San Jose, CA 95125
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of San Francisco School of Law
Andrea represents clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, legal separation, annulment, custody and visitation, support, and complex property division.

Andrea understands the impact a divorce and other family law issues can have on people’s lives and is committed to provide support to litigants with family law issues, while explaining the law to them and advocating for the best results possible.

Julia Lemon
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San Jose, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Mitchell Todd Ehrlich
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San Jose, CA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Michael Edward Lonich
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San Jose, CA Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationFamily, Estate Planning and Probate
Pepperdine University School of Law
Michael E. Lonich is the managing partner of Lonich & Patton and has nearly 30 years of experience representing a wide range of businesses and individuals. His practice concentrates on Estate Planning, Business Law and divorce mediation. Mike draws upon his expertise and the firm's resources to partner with individuals and families to develop comprehensive estate plans and successfully represent clients in trust administration and probate litigation. From the creation of a simple will to a complex trust, family limited liability partnership or business succession plan, maximizing financial benefits as well as ensuring the peace of mind that an estate...
Elainie Honjas
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San Jose, CA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(408) 292-4849 111 W St John St #700
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
New College of California
Elainie Honjas
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Free Consultation! Experienced Family Lawyer! Skilled Representation! Call Now!

I have provided dedicated and compassionate advocacy to families for 24 years. I possess the skills and knowledge to handle any kind of family law case! Visit my website for information or call for a free consultation.
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Traci Pickering
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Free Consultation! Dedicated and Experienced Family Attorney! Focused on You!

I am committed to providing exceptional legal representation. I will do fight to get the results that you need and deserve! Visit my website to see client reviews and testimonials. Call for a free consultation.
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Steven Edward Springer
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Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(888) 490-9852 16360 Monterey St. Ste. 180
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Employment and Estate Planning
Santa Clara University
Help small to medium size companies navigate through a wide variety of legal challenges: formation, funding, governmental impediments, operational legal planning, merger and acquisition, employee relations, and labor compliance. All with the goal of litigation avoidance. Litigation in all California state courts and the Northern and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California.
(888) 490-9852 39275 State Street
Fremont, CA 94538
(888) 490-9852 95 South Market Street, Ste. 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Daniel Jensen
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Santa Clara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(408) 296-4100 4675 Stevens Creek Blvd #250
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
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.
(408) 648-2399 2007 W Hedding St #104
San Jose, CA 95128
Jennifer Mello
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San Jose, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(408) 288-7800 1055 Minnesota Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of California - Santa Barbara and Santa Clara University School of Law
James Chau
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San Jose, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 913-5626 181 Devine St
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Welcome to the Law Office of James Chau. You deserve the highest quality legal representation on your San Jose / Santa Clara County Divorce and Family Law at affordable prices. Please call the office today to speak with the attorney.
Kevin Scott Hutcheson
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San Jose, CA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(408) 288-5592 1042 WEST HEDDING STREET, SUITE 200
San Jose, CA 95126
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Eric Daniel Despotes
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San Jose, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
Suite 475
San Jose, CA 95126
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Ekaterina Berman
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San Jose, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 483-3012 3031 Tisch Way 711
San Jose, CA 95128
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence 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...
Lucy Stearns McAllister
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San Jose, CA Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(877) 280-9944 255 N Market St
San Jose, CA 95110
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara University
The Law Offices of Lucy S. McAllister is a California-based criminal, family and administrative law (licensing law) practice providing legal services for clients in California. McAllister has successfully won over 250 Superior Court trials as a Defense Attorney.With over 25+ years experience as a civil and criminal attorney I specialize in the following areas of Law: Licensing Law • Pre-hearing resolution of licensing issues • Administrative Hearings • Administrative Appeals • License Application Legal Advice • Handling License Disclosures (Applications, Renewals, Reinstatements) Family Law • Pre/Post Nuptial Agreements • Negotiation/Mediation/Litigation • Divorce/Separation • Custody • Domestic Violence • Restraining Orders • Paternity • Visitation Rights Criminal Law: • DUI • Domestic...
(877) 280-9944 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Merrisa L. Coleman-Bishop
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San Jose, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(408) 217-8506 1035 Minnesota Ave
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San Jose, CA 95125
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Madan Ahluwalia
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San Jose, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
255 N. Market Street
#248
San Jose, CA 95110
Family, Divorce and Immigration
University of San Francisco School of Law
Ahluwalia Law Professional Corporation is a general practice law firm located in San Jose, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Striving to achieve meaningful, long-lasting relationships with our clients, we offer affordable, efficient and personalized service. Attorney Madan Ahluwalia, Managing Attorney, has been providing his clients with legal representation since 1995.
Arlette Argyris
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University of Oklahoma College of LawOklahoma and California
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Chelan A. Vukas
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Campbell, CA Family Law Attorney

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and University of WashingtonCalifornia
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.