Dana Point, California Family Lawyers

Bettina Yanez
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Domestic Violence, Child Custody, Divorce & Family Law Attorneys Orange County

Yanez & Associates Divorce & Family Law Attorneys Orange County law firm helps families with cases dealing with domestic violence, restraining orders, child custody, divorce; more. With Child's best interest in mind. Read More »
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David P. Schwarz
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Dedicated California Family Lawyer with Experience and Compassion! Call Now!

I am committed to providing skilled and aggressive legal representation. I will fight to get the results that you need and deserve! Visit my website to see client testimonials and case results. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Sabrina C. Fernandez
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California Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience

Western State University College of LawCalifornia
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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. Read More »
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Ronn Bisbee
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Dana Point, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(949) 481-9664 Dana Point, CA 92629
Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Ronn Bisbee has firmly established himself as a prominent child support attorney who is not afraid to aggressively litigate child support matters in court, and his track record shows it. He’s collected millions in support for custodial parents across the country. Here are some of his success stories http://www.enforcemyorder.com/testimonials. As a former Deputy District Attorney for Child Support Division, and now in the private sector, Ronn Bisbee been enforcing child and spousal support orders, exclusively, for 15 years. If We Don't Collect, You Don't Pay!
Bruce O. Mann
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Dana Point, CA Family Law Attorney
(949) 661-0992 26875 Calle Hermosa
Suite 1
Dana Point, CA 92629
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Dana Point, CA Family Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(714) 668-6267 27 Cassis
Dana Point, CA 92629
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Virginia School of Law
Dana Point, CA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(949) 842-4641 25251 Swanway Ct
Dana Point, CA 92629
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Western State Univ COL
Dana Point, CA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(949) 240-4709 34184 Pacific Coast Hwy #B
Dana Point, CA 92629
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
Dana Point, CA Family Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(949) 248-8894 32241 Crown Valley Pkwy
Ste 260
Dana Point, CA 92629
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
Capistrano Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(949) 547-3776 PO Box 7676
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Univ of Oklahoma COL
Dana Point, CA Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(714) 272-3200 32450 Crown Valley Pkwy
Dana Point, CA 92629
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Dana Point, CA Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(949) 462-9490 34062 Blue Lantern St
Dana Point, CA 92629
Family and Divorce
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Hossein Farzam Berenji
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Laguna Niguel , CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
24742 Kings Road
Laguna Niguel , CA 92677
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Loyola Law School
Hossein Berenji, owner and found of Berenji & Associates, provides exceptional representation to anyone in need of family law attorney. Mr. Berenji's practice handles all family law matters including divorce, child support and custody, spousal support, and can assist in preparation of your pre or post nuptials.
Patricia Ann Hendrickson
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California Family Law Lawyer with 22 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 your family's... Read More »
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Gerald A. Maggio
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California Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience

Orange County divorce attorney Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced family law and divorce attorney dedicated to providing a personalized approach to each client's legal representation based on their needs. Mr. Maggio is... Read More »
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Jennifer Renee Posey
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Mission Viejo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(949) 582-5115 26451 Crown Valley Parkway
Suite 260
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
American University Washington College of Law
Jennifer R. Posey was admitted to the California Bar in 1991 graduating Magna Cum Laude and Salutorian from American College of Law with her Juris Doctorate in Law. Ms. Posey was also admitted to U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Previously a professor of Appellate Advocacy and Evidence, Ms. Posey has been practicing in Family Law litigation, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Dissolution, Property Divisions and related family law matters for over 20 years. As a member of her legal community, Ms. Posey has served on the Orange County Superior Court Panel for Minor's Counsel....
Joseph Torri
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Laguna Niguel, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(866) 630-5757 28202 Cabot Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Daniel Hunter
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Ladera Ranch, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(888) 844-9281 111 Corporate Dr, Ste 130
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of San Diego School of Law
Attorney Bio: If you are searching for an Orange County divorce lawyer you can count on, you should take action and seek out the help of Attorney Daniel C. Hunter IV. Come to The Hunter Law Group, where you can have confidence in the representation you can receive from a tried and true lawyer who has your best interests in mind. If children are involved in the picture, it is of the utmost importance that you take the...
Sabrina C. Fernandez
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(714) 543-0451 25283 Cabot Rd
#225
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
Western State University College of Law
Vincent S. Ammirato
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Aliso Viejo, CA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(949) 861-8381 26895 Aliso Creek Road, Ste. B-235
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Personal Injury and Probate
Vince's experience spans over a decade working in several areas of the legal profession ranging from both the plaintiff's and defense's side of personal injury and insurance litigation, to residential and commercial real estate, and business litigation. Vince earned his Bachelor's degree from Long Beach State in 2001 and his Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law in 2005.
Richard Erroll Young
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Lake Forest, CA Family Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(949) 951-9529 23731 El Toro Road
Ste. B
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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.
Navid Moshtael
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Laguna Nigel, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(949) 449-2790 28202 Cabot Road
Suite 245
Laguna Nigel, CA 92677
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Chapman University
Orange County divorce attorneys Navid Moshtael concentrates his practice on handling divorce and family law issues for clients throughout Orange County, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and the surrounding areas of Southern California. Mr. Moshtael has substantial knowledge, insights, and experience handling all levels, complexities, and types of family legal matters, particularly in complex high-net-worth marital estates. Mr. Moshtael has a great reputation in local court and will aggressively represent the best interests of all of his clients by using his knowledge and experience to skillfully handle their cases. His goal is to carefully identify all client objectives and help every...
Douglas G McClintock
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
25411 Cabot Road
Suite 102
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationFamily
University of Texas - Austin
I practiced for over 20 years as a pension attorney, over 7 years as a divorce attorney and I now specialize in Qualified Domestic Relations Orders. View my website at OCQDRO.COM
Lawrence H. Geller J.D.
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(888) 982-2323 24422 Avenida De La Carlota
#310
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Well known by his peers and the courts for his high integrity, strong negotiation skills and trial competence. Clients know him for positive results, sound advice and fair dealing. He is an excellent and experienced lawyer whose practice specializes in family and divorce litigation. His firm is respected and known as tough negotiators and competent trial attorneys. The firm is dedicated and committed to the strong representation of their clients’ rights with high integrity, in depth knowledge and years of experience in FAMILY LAW. Staff members are professional, experienced, responsive and understanding of your needs....
Wayne Philips
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Mission Viejo, CA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(800) 850-6560 26060 Acero
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Elder
When you need an expert trial lawyer, look on the top shelf! That's where you will find Wayne Philips Law. Even if trial is not in your future, you have great comfort knowing a first rate trial attorney is in your corner. We practice law like you always wished someone would. Smart. Aggressive. Cost-effective. Wayne Philips personally tried hundreds of cases--as one client succinctly put it, "he doesn't like to lose!" Quality lawyering from a firm that knows how to win cases--that's what we offer. Our priority is to fix your problem as quickly, painlessly, and cost-effectively as...
Albert A. Friske
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California Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience

Albert Friske has practiced law since earning his J.D. degree from California Western School of Law in 1995. Read More »
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Sharman L. Brooks
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California Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

Thomas Jefferson School of Law and University of California - Santa BarbaraCalifornia
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Ashley Chavez Sedaghat
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Laguna Niguel, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(949) 365-5684 28202 Cabot Road
Suite 300
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Zach N. Wallin
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Ladera Ranch, CA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(949) 294-9475 555 Corporate Drive
Suite 150
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Zach Wallin is an attorney who is passionate about helping men and women as they face one of the most difficult times of their lives. Mr. Wallin understands that divorce and custody issues are issues which cause extreme stress and anguish in one’s life. His passion is helping his clients understand that they are not alone during this trying time. Mr. Wallin feels that, as difficult as it is to see at the time, the divorce process is an opportunity for you to evaluate all aspects of your life, make intelligent decisions on areas where...
Charles Elmquist McClung Jr
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Laguna Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(949) 497-3388 580 Broadway # 215
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Michael L. Kennedy
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Mission Viejo, CA Family Law Lawyer
(800) 265-4280 Suite 285
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Monica Lynn Spohn Esq
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Mission Viejo, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(949) 951-1961 26681 Carlota Dr
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Family, Asbestos, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
June Lee
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Laguna Niguel, CA Family Law Attorney
(949) 365-5685 28202 Cabot Road
Suite 300
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Jon Conrad
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Attorney
(949) 855-0600 24422 Avenida De La Carlota Ste 310
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Family and Divorce
Maxwell A. Hills
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(949) 288-6775 530 Technology Drive
Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola University New Orleans
Hills Law Group assists clients in identifying and maximizing assets in a divorce. If you are engaged in a divorce and wish to: * Create an accurate picture of your assets and debts * Understand what you are entitled to * Ensure that you pursue all possible assets and other claims * Achieve a beneficial division of your assets * Receive counseling as to what is in your best interest each step of the way * Work with an attorney who focuses on family law in your area I can help you. My practice is focused...
Elizabeth Yang
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(877) 492-6452 2102 Business Center Dr.
Suite 130
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and IP
University of La Verne College of Law
Elizabeth Yang has been practicing law since 2007 and specializes in Intellectual Property Law, including Patent, Copyright and Trademark Prosecution and Litigation; Business Law, including corporate entity formation, contract drafting, contract disputes, litigation; and Family Law, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, and asset division. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Elizabeth was admitted to the United States Patent & Trademark office in 2007. At the age of 19, she earned her Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley in two and a half years. In 2011, Elizabeth founded Yang & Wang, P.C., a boutique...
Michele Marie Charbonneau
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(714) 505-3000 420 Exchange
Irvine, CA 92602
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Western State Univ COL
Ms. Charbonneau is a highly regarded Orange County family law practitioner and was a founding partner in one of Orange County’s premier law firms. Ms. Charbonneau is well known for her uncanny ability to get to the heart of a case and get it resolved. While compassionate and understanding, she is tenacious in her resolve to get divorcing couples to focus on common ground to reach a fair and responsible resolution. She is very skilled in dealing with the range of emotions that go with a divorce and is able to relate to the parties like few...
Comm. David S. Weinberg (Ret.)
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California Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

Western State College of Law at Argosy UniversityCalifornia
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Stefanie M. Hilliard
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California Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

Ms. Hilliard is a highly respected and accomplished lawyer, having been awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Family Law and White Collar Crime. Read More »
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Judith A Williams
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(714) 706-3992 20 Corporate Park
Suite 110
Irvine, CA 92606
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Whittier Law School
As the managing attorney at the Center for Mediated Divorce, Irvine lawyer Judy Williams compassionately helps people resolve their issues in a divorce without having to go to court. Since 1996, she has been practicing as an attorney. Ms. Williams previously served as president and board member of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association. For a number of years, she was a Panel Attorney for the Orange County Juvenile Dependency Court. Attorney Williams presently maintains a 9.4 Superb Avvo Rating. Contact her firm today to arrange for a consultation.
Majid Foroozandeh Shahraki
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(949) 336-8505 9891 Irvine Center Drive
Ste 130
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Immigration and Personal Injury
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Court Admissions:

United States District Court, Central District of California, May 30, 2007
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, October 26, 2009
United States District Court, Southern District of California, November 16, 2009
United States Tax Court, November 19, 2009
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, January 10, 2010
United States District Court, Eastern District of California, June 3, 2010
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, July 13, 2010
United States Court of International Trade, January 2, 2014
United States Court of Appeals For The Federal Circuit, June 30, 2015
United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, May 3, 2017
United States...
Chandra Lynn Moss
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(877) 615-6620 10 Truman St., Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92620
Family and Divorce
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Chandra L. Moss joined Dishon & Block as an Associate Attorney in 2009. She has solely practiced family law for the last nine years focusing on matters that include divorce, domestic violence, paternity, child custody, support and adoption. Ms. Moss is a Certified Family Law Specialist as designated by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Prior to joining Dishon & Block, Ms. Moss was a Senior Family Law Associate with Violet P. Woodhouse, APC in Newport Beach and was a private practitioner in the Inland Empire, focusing on family law, civil litigation and criminal defense. Ms. Moss brings...
David N Booth
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(844) 384-3332 4 Venture #255
Irvine, CA 92618
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.
Paul Jeffrey Wallin
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Tustin, CA Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(877) 466-5245 17592 Irvine Blvd
Tustin, CA 92780
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
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.
Emanuel Hudson
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(949) 753-9053 9871 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
American COL
Emanuel Hudson has been practicing law representing Plaintiffs and Defendants in civil matters since 1986. Mr. Hudson’s early concentration has been in personal injury, trial practice, insurance law, family law and business transactions. Additionally, Mr. Hudson represents a broad base of interests, including world class athletes, as well as coaches involved in professional football, baseball, basketball and track & field. Other clients include members of the Saudi Arabian royal family and a former space shuttle astronaut. In managing and negotiating business ventures, Mr. Hudson strives to maximize each client’s profitability, exposure, and success through hands-on management....
Aaron Dishon
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(949) 231-1300 10 Truman St
Irvine, CA 92620
Family and Divorce
UC Hastings COL
Aaron Dishon is Managing Partner at Dishon & Block. He has significant experience in matters pertaining to divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, paternity, business valuation, complex property division and high net worth cases. Mr. Dishon is a Certified Family Law Specialist, Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. As a child of divorced parents Mr. Dishon has a unique ability to relate to those going through the divorce process. This experience has shaped the way that Mr. Dishon approaches the practice of family law. He understands the impact divorce has on clients and their children, and works...
Thomas David Georgianna
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(714) 937-1193 300 Spectrum Center Drive
Suite 1185
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Brooklyn Law School
Thomas Georgianna is an associate attorney at the Boyd Law firm office located in Orange County, CA. Mr. Georgianna focuses his legal practice on a variety of different types of legal issues and cases, including family law. Some of the family law practice areas that Thomas Georgianna handles regularly, include but are not limited to: Child support, child custody, spousal support, alimony, annulments, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, military divorce, high profile divorce, complex property division, property settlement, step parent adoption, same sex marriage, domestic partnership, legal separation, child visitation, relocation, paternity, asset protection strategy, modification of support, high...
Lani Baron
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Newport Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(949) 200-8412 100 Bayview Circle, Suite 315
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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...
Carrie Solny Block
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(855) 939-9111 2 Park Plaza Suite 380
Irvine, CA 92614
Family and Divorce
Loyola Law School
Carrie S. Block joined Dishon & Block as an associate in 1998. She became partner in the firm in 2005. Ms. Block's expertise is in family law, including divorce, adoption and pre-marital agreements. Many of her cases involve complicated property divisions or contested custody disputes. Ms. Block is a Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Block has extensive experience in all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, paternity, adoption and premarital rights. She also represents clients in agreed-upon divorces, post-divorce modifications, enforcement of existing orders, paternity cases and...
Stephanie B. Saunders
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California Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience

Santa Barbara College of LawCalifornia
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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.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

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