Compton, California Family Lawyers

Yury Galperin
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California Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

Yury Galperin is a litigator with over 13 years of experience representing clients going through the divorce process. Yury is a partner at Lieber Galperin and draws on his extensive trial experience to... Read More »
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Winiviere G. Sy
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Determined and Experienced Family Law Attorney! Focused on You! Call for Help!

For over 10 years I have successfully helped clients achieve favorable outcomes in family law matters. I am dedicated to effective advocacy! Visit my website to see reviews and case results, or call for a consultation.
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Marshall W. Waller
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Certified Family Law Specialist | Los Angeles & Ventura County Divorce Lawyers

If you consult with us about your California family law problem, we promise discreet, non-judgmental, and compassionate representation that is based on meeting your needs, not our own.
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Mr. Clarke Logan Young
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Skilled and Successful Family Attorney! Protecting Your Rights and Interests!

I am an experienced and dedicated family lawyer. I provide effective and efficient representation to pursue the results you need. Visit my website to see client testimonials and call now for a consultation.
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Compton, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(310) 635-8181 1216 E Compton Blvd
Compton, CA 90221
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Harvard Univ Law School
David N Booth
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(844) 384-3332 4401 Atlantic
2nd Floor
Long Beach, CA 90807
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
David Booth is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Chapman University School of Law and began practicing law in 2008. Immediately following law school, David took a position with the Orange County Department of Child Support Services as a staff attorney. David later went on to a position as an deputy district attorney, where he honed his trial skills. David is now the lead attorney at the Law Office of Cameron M. Fernandez where David practices divorce and family law in Irvine and throughout Orange County.
(844) 384-3332 4 Venture #255
Irvine, CA 92618
(844) 384-3332 8600 Utica Ave. #200
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Svapna Alan Trivedi
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(562) 458-8458 4401 Atlantic Ave #244
Long Beach, CA 90807
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of La Verne College of Law
Ju-In Daniel Jung
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(310) 755-6513 21151 Western Ave Suite 116
Los Angeles, CA 90501
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Personal Injury
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Daniel has had substantial court experience in trying a variety of cases in civil and family law. Before bringing his expertise to the South Bay, he was an associate at a Century City civil law firm and handled high profile family law clients in Beverly Hills. His experience also includes exclusive work with Forensic Child Custody Evaluators (730 Evaluations) enabling him the unique opportunity to provide clients with the knowledge for a successful child custody evaluation. He received his Juris Doctorate from Western State University in 2006, graduating with a Witkins recognition for factual investigation, an award given to individuals...
Kevin John Kensik
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El Segundo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(310) 891-2300 400 Continental Blvd.
S. 600
El Segundo, CA 90245
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Southwestern University School of Law
I have been a practicing attorney for over 20 years, and my practice for the last 15 years has been focused on Family Law in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas of California.
(310) 704-0879 609 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 200
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Marc Aaron Goldbach
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(562) 216-8296 111 West Ocean Boulevard, Ste 400
Long Beach, CA 90802
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Employment and Personal Injury
Southwestern University School of Law
For more then 2 decades, Mr. Marc Aaron Goldbach has worked tirelessly to develop a successful bankruptcy and civil law practice for clients located throughout Los Angeles County. Whether his clients are facing insurmountable debt, foreclosure, serious felony charges, immigration or other legal issues such as personal injuries, workplace harassment, family and medical leave act violations, whistle blowing and retaliation, consumer law, criminal defense they can be rest assured that Marc Aaron Goldbach will take all steps necessary to fight for their legal rights to protect their interests. Marc Goldbach has represented many legal cases with 100% success...
(562) 696-0582 6528 Greenleaf Ave Ste 210
Whittier, CA 90601
Janice Ellen Munoz
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Redondo Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(310) 802-6400 707 Torrance Blvd Suite 220
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Free ConsultationFamily
Loyola Law School
I have been practicing law for over 14 years and have had my own practice for the last 10 years.

My philosophy is to work towards settlement but simultaneously prepare for trial. Most family law matters never go to court. If your case is one of the few that does, we will be ready.

I help my clients understand their rights and their obligations in their case. I provide options based upon your particular goals.

Call me for a brief telephone consulation at no charge.

Colleen Anne Barberis
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Torrance, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(310) 543-1993 3480 Torrance Blvd
Suite 222
Torrance, CA 90503
Family and Divorce
Univ of West Los Angeles
Torrance divorce, family law, and child custody attorney Colleen Barberis is a senior litigator and managing partner of the law firm her mother founded in 1997. She joined the firm immediately after her admission to the California state bar. Prior to her admission Colleen worked as an appellate clerk for the Los Angeles County Counsel. Colleen is respected as a strong advocate with extensive court experience. Colleen and Patricia have practiced family exclusively and they are a recognized mother/daughter law firm that zealously and honestly represent their clients interests. Colleen and Patricia maintain close communication with their clients...
Mr. Edwin Antigua Barnum
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Torrance, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(310) 213-9097 2161 W. 182nd Street
Suite 202
Torrance, CA 90504
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of West Los Angeles
A compassionate attorney with real life-experiences (I had successful careers before becoming an attorney) that prepared me to relate with most of my clients. We are not your typical lawyer who has great lawyering skills but unable to relate to average clients. We try to simplify the process so you won't feel left out. We vigorously fight for your right but excellent in negotiating a WIN-WIN result that won't escalate the case or the cost of prosecuting your case. We strive to be part of the solution to your problem:not become part of your problem. Call us and experience the...
Mike Singh Sethi
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Norwalk, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(562) 864-1909 16204 Pioneer Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Personal Injury
American COL
The U.S. Law Center is a nationwide, full-service immigration law firm that provides large corporations, small businesses and individuals with a full range of immigration processing and placement services. Attorney Mike Sethi earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from California State University Dominguez Hills in 1995. He received his law degree from the American College of Law, where he graduated in the top three percent of his class and was awarded seven AM-JUR Bancroft-Whitney Awards. These awards are presented to those students attaining the highest grades in particular subjects. He is a member of the Bar for the state of...
(714) 921-5226 625 N Main Street
Orange, CA 92868
Frank J. Prainito
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California Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience

MY PROMISE: My consultations are not on a time clock . . . I will personally review your case and any pleadings which you might bring. Having practiced law for more than 19 years in San Bernardino,... Read More »
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Richard Joseph Rosiak
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Downey, CA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(562) 622-6000 8137 3rd Street
2nd Floor
Downey, CA 90241
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Western State University College of Law
Mr. Rosiak will work with you to get the best result possible. The staff speaks Spanish and Polish. Night and weekend appointments are available. He is truly your "24 Hour-7 Days A Week" attorney. Our offices are centrally located in Downey near all major freeways 5, 710, 605, 105, 91. You are just minutes away, and we are very flexible with the dates and times to accommodate you.
Madhu Kalra
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Torrance, CA Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(310) 325-9012 23720 Arlington Avenue Ste 5
Torrance, CA 90501
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Immigration
University of Delhi, Campus Law Center
Admitted 1988, practice focused on Bankruptcy, Chapter 7, 11, 13, Immigration, Employment and Family based , Business Law, incorporation, Probate
Samuel R. Walker
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(714) 943-2336 444 W Ocean Blvd Ste 800
Long Beach, CA 90802
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Samuel R. Walker is a trusted attorney with a great reputation in and around Los Angeles County and Orange County. He handles Family Law, Estate Planning, Civil Litigation and Appellate matters. The Law Office of Samuel Walker will handle your legal matter with individualized attention and if a contested trial is necessary vigorously represent your legal interests.

At the Law Office of Sam Walker, we are committed to obtaining the best possible resolution for every client. We will ensure that you legal interests are represented in a compassionate, efficient and effective manner. We will deliver positive results. We have many satisfied...
Adam Noel Schanz
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Mahattan Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(310) 706-4140 1500 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 500
Mahattan Beach, CA 90266
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Attorney Adam N. Schanz earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, with Honors, from University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine School of Law in 2006. During law school, Mr. Schanz clerked for the Honorable Robert P. Applegate in the Los Angeles Superior Court, Family Law Division.

Since admission to the California bar in 2006, Mr. Schanz has worked solely in the private practice of Family Law where he has built an exemplary reputation for integrity, professionalism, and dedication to his work. He has represented hundreds of clients including many professionals, celebrities, and high...
(310) 706-4140 9701 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1000
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Patricia Frances Barberis
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Torrance, CA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(310) 543-1993 3480 Torrance Blvd.
Suite 222
Torrance, CA 90503
Family and Divorce
South Bay University School of Law
Patricia Barberis, A Law Corporation is a South Bay family law firm founded in 1977 by Attorney Patricia F. Barberis. Mrs. Barberis is a founding officer and member of the South Bay Women’s Association, and was one of the first female litigators to begin practicing in South Bay. She is known for strong advocacy and extensive court experience. Attorney Barberis was admitted to the California State Bar and the U.S. Federal Court. At Patricia Barberis, A Law Corporation, the team has over 50 years of combined legal experience, and is dedicated to providing those in need of a family law...
Kyle Puro
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(562) 653-4583 333 W Broadway #214
Long Beach, CA 90802
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Kyle R. Puro, Esq. is an attorney practicing family and juvenile dependency law in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Prior to starting The Law Offices of Kyle R. Puro, Mr. Puro worked as a court appointed attorney for the Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc. (LADL) representing parents involved in the Los Angeles County Foster Care System. As a court appointed attorney, he has litigated hundreds of cases involving the abuse and neglect of children. Mr. Puro has litigated negligent death of children cases, sexual abuse, serious physical abuse involving broken bones, substance abuse, and domestic violence cases. ...
Miyuki Nishimura
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(213) 278-2780 1875 Century Park East
Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Family
Nicole Stednitz
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Torrance, CA Family Law Lawyer
(310) 516-8963 2367 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90501
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Oregon School of Law
Denise Arlene Furubotten
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(562) 436-4392 3780 Kilroy Airport Way
#200
Long Beach, CA 90806
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
B. Stuart Walker
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(562) 598-7486 115 Pine Ave
Suite 420
Long Beach, CA 90802
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State University College of Law
Miyuki Nishimura
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(310) 276-8998 1875 Century Park East
Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Family
Krystle Clervaud
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Carson, CA Family Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(323) 673-4838 552 E. Carson Street
Suite 104 PMB 320
Carson, CA 90745
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI and Estate Planning
Whittier Law School
Ghada Helena Philips
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Montebello, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(323) 727-6718 477 Washington Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640
Family
Western State Univ COL
Thomas Glenn Martin
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(562) 219-3290 249 E. Ocean Boulevard
Suite 501
Long Beach, CA 90802
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
UCLA School of Law
Eugene Michael Siegel
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Downey, CA Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(562) 862-7541 8301 East Florence Ave. #200
Downey, CA 90240
Family, Business, Collections and Divorce
Western State University College of Law
Damian M. Nolan
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Lakewood, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(562) 634-1115 4909 Lakewood Boulevard
Suite 535
Lakewood, CA 90712
Family and Divorce
Attorney Damian M. Nolan is an experienced and aggressive trial lawyer. Mr. Nolan has litigated more than 1,000 family law matters, giving him a depth of knowledge in the family law arena that his clients appreciate. Mr. Nolan’s experience includes not only drafting divorce agreements and other family law documents, but also personally appearing in court as the client’s advocate and zealously arguing each case. Mr. Nolan is proud to provide clients with the courteous and honest legal guidance they both expect and deserve. Client service is the foundation of his firm, and he works hard to set each...
Georgia Kezios
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Cerritos, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(562) 865-7700 18000 Studebaker Road
Suite 700
Cerritos, CA 90703
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Western State Univ COL
William Glavin IV
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El Segundo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(310) 882-0000 841 Apollo St., Suite 450
El Segundo, CA 90245
Family and Divorce
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Agata Ewa Zwierzchowski
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(562) 432-6522 3450 E. Spring Street
Suite 106
Long Beach, CA 90806
Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Bradley Drew Hochberg
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(323) 722-8007 6418 1/2 Whittier Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Whittier Coll School of Law
Rodney William Wickers
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Torrance, CA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(310) 540-2520 2790 Skypark Drive
Suite 209
Torrance, CA 90505
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
UC Hastings COL
Ralph Mansyn Tsong
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(562) 247-4678 444 W. Ocean Blvd. Suite 800
Long Beach, CA 90802
Family
Univ of Chicago Law School
Anh Ngoc Nguyen
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Torrance, CA Family Law Lawyer
(866) 644-8011 21151 S. Western Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501
Family, Appeals and Business
I received my J.D. cum laude from Southwestern Law School, having earned my Bachelor of Science in International Business cum laude from the University of Southern California. Prior to opening my practice in the South Bay areas, I externed with the United States District Court Judge Dean D. Pregerson, interned with the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, Career Criminal Division, and practiced at Lawrence, Beach, Allen & Choi PC (Santa Ana, California) and Escandari & Michon APC (Beverly Hills, California). I am admitted to practice before the state bar of California, the United States District Court for the Central District of...
Kelley C Finan
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Torrance, CA Family Law Attorney
(424) 212-6120 3828 W. Carson Street
Suite 102
Torrance, CA 90503
Family
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 555 West Fifth Street
31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Offering intense, highly intelligent, and very attentive legal representation to individual and business clients throughout California, New York, Washington DC, Massachusetts, and Washington State in the following areas of law:

(1) BUSINESS & CONTRACTS: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Legal Compliance, Partnership Matters, Investments, Intellectual Property, Leases, Foreclosures

(2) CRIMINAL DEFENSE: Felony, Misdemeanors, Juvenile Matters, Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes, White Collar, Criminal Appeals

(3) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining Orders, Kidnapping & Abduction, Collaborative Law and Mediation, Property Division

(4) EDUCATION LAW: Academic Discipline, Grade Disputes, Fee Disputes, Special Education, Teacher Contracts, Bullying, School Campus Crimes, Academic Freedom, School Misconduct,...
(800) 510-3916 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
(800) 510-3916 276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 704
New York, NY 10001
(800) 510-3916 100 Cambridge Street
14th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(800) 510-3916 177 Park Avenue
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
(800) 510-3916 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
(800) 510-3916 1420 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101
Kelly Yi-Yi Chang
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Pasadena, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(626) 765-5767 438 S. Pasadena Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Family and Divorce
Univ of San Diego School of Law
I only practice family law because I love it. I am blessed because I have the distinct privilege of helping people where it matters most - at home. Loving my job gives me purpose, and God gifted me with abilities to achieve my purpose. There is no greater gift! When you hire us, know that we will try to obtain the best results for you and your family. This is our purpose as your lawyers. We are proud of our work, and we strive to never take your trust for granted.
(323) 393-5669 5455 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 2100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Elizabeth Yang
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Monterey Park, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(877) 492-6452 199 W. Garvey Ave.
Suite #201
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, IP and Traffic Tickets
University of La Verne College of Law
Founder Elizabeth Yang has been practicing law since 2007 and is admitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She assists inventors in protecting their inventions, entrepreneurs and business owners in protecting their intellectual property as well as preparing and enforcing their contracts, and families in going through the divorce and child custody process.
(877) 492-6452 199 W. Garvey Ave.
2102 Business Center Dr., Suite 130
Irvine, CA 92612
(877) 492-6452 55 S Flower St, 51st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Lani Baron
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Los Angeles , CA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(424) 220-8412 12100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 886
Los Angeles , CA 90025
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Whittier Law School and Pepperdine University School of Law
Lani Baron, Attorney-Mediator, is the founder of Alternative Divorce Solutions. As a child, Lani witnessed her parents’ highly-litigated and contentious divorce and she knew that there needed to be a change in the system. This life experience inspired Lani to begin her career in alternative dispute resolution early on, and she started her career as a paralegal at a small family mediation firm in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Shortly thereafter, Lani moved to California to study at Pepperdine’s Straus Institute, where she focused on courses relating to dispute resolution and mediation. Her passion for helping others also prompted her desire to...
(949) 200-8412 100 Bayview Circle, Suite 315
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Marshall W. Waller
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer
(310) 803-9472 433 North Camden Drive
Suite 600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and University of San Diego School of Law
Marshall W. Waller is certified as a Family Law Specialist through the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. A Certified Family Law Specialist must pass an extensive written examination in the subject area, be approved by a peer review process and show proficiency in this area by demonstrating experience handling a sufficient number of family law cases with varying degrees of complexity. Continuing education is required to maintain this specialty. Marshall Waller has also been awarded a top AV rating* from Martindale Hubble, the premier attorney rating system in the nation. Super Lawyers magazine has selected...
(310) 803-9472 23501 Park Sorrento
Suite 103
Calabasas, CA 91302
Cathleen Elisabeth Norton
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(310) 300-4021 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
UCLA School of Law
We understand that navigating the family court system can be quite overwhelming. The Law Offices of Cathleen E. Norton is experienced in handling any family law matter: Divorce, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property Division, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Modification of Child Support, Modification of Spousal Support,Child Custody Evaluations, Move-Away and Relocation Requests, Paternity Actions, Domestic Partnerships, Uncontested Divorce, Legal Separation, Pre-Divorce Planning, Limited Scope Representation/Consultation. The Law Offices of Cathleen E. Norton is committed to providing you with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about your life. Our goal is to empower...
(310) 300-4021 20720 Ventura Blvd., Suite 280
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(310) 300-4021 31225 La Baya Drive, Suite 113
Westlake Village, CA 91362
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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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