Downey, California Family Lawyers

Marshall W. Waller
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Certified Family Law Specialist | Los Angeles & Ventura County Divorce Lawyers

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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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Jason A. Lieber
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California Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience

Jason Andrew Lieber has been practicing law since 2004. Jason attended UCLA where he received a B.A. degree in sociology in 2001, and attended Pepperdine University Law School, where he received a J.D. degree in 2004.... Read More »
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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. Read More »
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Richard Joseph Rosiak
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Downey, CA Family Law Lawyer with 30 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.
Eugene Michael Siegel
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Downey, CA Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(562) 862-7541 8301 East Florence Ave. #200
Downey, CA 90240
Family, Business, Collections and Divorce
Western State University College of Law
Downey, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(877) 923-0971 8141 East 2nd Street, Suite 500
Downey, CA 90241
Family
Loyola Law School
Downey, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(562) 469-5555 10802 Downey Ave Ste B
Downey, CA 90241
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School
Downey, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(562) 861-2500 11015 Paramount Blvd Ste 8
Downey, CA 90241
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Downey, CA Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(562) 806-9400 7847 Florence Ave Ste 111
Downey, CA 90240
Family
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Downey, CA Family Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(562) 869-6992 8301 E Florence Ave Ste 200
Downey, CA 90240
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Downey, CA Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(562) 622-0288 8526 Florence Ave
Downey, CA 90240
Family and Divorce
Western State Univ
Mike Singh Sethi
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Norwalk, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 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...
Ghada Helena Philips
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Montebello, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(323) 727-6718 477 Washington Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640
Family
Western State Univ COL
Elizabeth Yang
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Monterey Park, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 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.
Joseph Torri
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Whittier, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(866) 630-5757 13215 E. Penn Street
Whittier, CA 90602
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...
David N Booth
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 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.
Marc Aaron Goldbach
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 30 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...
Beatriz A. Pelayo-Garcia
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Monterey Park, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(888) 481-9347 125 E. Pomona Blvd.
Monterey Park, CA 91755
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Are you considering the option of divorce? It is crucial for you to understand the various issues that will arise in this process, and it is vital that you have an experienced representative on your side who can help you fight for your rights. I am Beatriz Pelayo-Garcia from The Law Offices of Beatriz Pelayo-Garcia, and I am a Montebello divorce attorney. I have been serving the residents of California who face divorce and family law matters for a number of years, and you can look to me for the assistance that you need. Contact my firm today for a...
Katie Richey
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Buena Park, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(714) 741-1148 7931 Whitaker Street
Buena Park, CA 90621
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Business and Criminal
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Denise Arlene Furubotten
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 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
Damian M. Nolan
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Lakewood, CA Family Law Attorney with 20 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 20 years experience
(562) 865-7700 18000 Studebaker Road
Suite 700
Cerritos, CA 90703
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Western State Univ COL
Svapna Alan Trivedi
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(562) 458-8458 4401 Atlantic Ave #244
Long Beach, CA 90807
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of La Verne College of Law
Bradley Drew Hochberg
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(323) 722-8007 6418 1/2 Whittier Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Whittier Coll School of Law
Mr. Mark J. Hirabayashi
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(323) 724-8279 5410 E Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022-2208
Family
UC Hastings COL
Kelly Yi-Yi Chang
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Pasadena, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 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.
Jewels Juhee Jin
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Gardena, CA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(714) 264-5413 Gardena, CA 90247
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Named top 10% of Lawyers in California - Lawyers of Distinction 2017
Client's Choice Award - Avvo.com 2014
Marshall W. Waller
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer
(310) 803-9472 433 N Camden Dr #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. He is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. 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...
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 11400 West Olympic Boulevard
Ste 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Family, Business, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
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Bettina Yanez
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Orange, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(714) 971-8000 625 The City Dr S
#490
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
Bettina Yanez is a CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST, Certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. The Orange County Divorce attorney firm represents and handles family law cases in both Orange County and Los Angeles. The Orange County family lawyer is located near the Orange County Family Law Court. She is a highly respected and knowledgeable OC attorney and Orange County domestic violence attorney. Attorney Yanez is a member of the California State Bar, Orange County Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association; Orange County Women Lawyers Association. Yanez is also "un abogado de divorcio y abogada de...
Diana Pamela Zitser
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(310) 948-6461 1901 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Family and Divorce
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Zitser Family Law Group, APC is a highly respected and well-known firm in the family law arena. Diana, the founder, is a Certified Family Law Specialist with over 20 years of experience. She has successfully represented clients with matters ranging from high-net-worth divorces to later-in-life divorces, legal separations, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, determination of spousal support, paternity actions, and domestic partnerships. Prior to practicing law, Diana earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance and was a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, handling complex multimillion-dollar realty valuation projects. Diana credits her unique finance and real...
Alphonse Provinziano
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(877) 529-7101 8888 Olympic Blvd
Ste 203
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Alphonse focuses on providing excellent client service and aggressive advocacy to clients in Family Law matters. Alphonse is a Certified Specialist in Family Law (CFLS) by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

Alphonse graduated with a B.A. in Rhetoric with Honors and English Literature from U.C. Berkeley, where he gave the Commencement Address for the Rhetoric Department. He also received the honor of Distinction in General Scholarship. He graduated with a J.D. from U.C. Hastings in San Francisco with a concentration in Civil Litigation and was awarded for the best student in Trial Advocacy II by the CACI Institute.

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Cathleen Elisabeth Norton
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 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...
Wail Sarieh
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(714) 542-6200 2107 N Broadway #308
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
California board of Legal Specialization and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
I started my legal career in 2001 by providing consultation to lawyers handling medical malpractice cases. In an attempt to enhance the quality of the consulting business, I attended Quinnipiac law school in 2002. After my first class in tort law, I knew that this what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I transferred to Loyola Law L.A. as a full-time student. In 2005 I began practicing family law and I became Certified Family Law Sepcialist dedicating my entire practice to family law.
Sandra I. Salinas
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Attorney
(818) 201-2978 433 N Camden Dr #600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State University College of Law
Sandra Salinas is certified as a Family Law Specialist through the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. She is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.

She is a partner in the law firm of Feinberg & Waller. Ms. Salinas is admitted to practice before all the courts in the State of California and the United States Federal Court.

Ms. Salinas' practice at Feinberg & Waller is devoted exclusively to family law where she is a highly regarded member of the firm's senior attorney team. You can be secure in the knowledge that...
Colin Thomas Greene
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Pasadena, CA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(626) 559-0808 301 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 520
Pasadena, CA 91101
Free ConsultationFamily and Immigration
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Colin T. Greene is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization with 25+ years of experience, and has significant experience is other areas of law, including immigration and estate planning, as well as civil ligation in the California state courts and the federal courts.
Shakeb A. Razai
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Orange, CA Family Law Lawyer
(714) 919-4388 500 N. State College Blvd., Suite 1100
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Chapman University Fowler School of Law and University of California - Irvine
Mr. Razai is the founding and managing partner of Razai Law Firm. Mr. Razai's experience and knowledge of family law allows him to zealously advocate on behalf of his clients, while understanding the importance of providing personal attention to each client and an empathetic, yet practical, approach to litigating cases. Education: Mr. Razai graduated Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine. Mr. Razai then earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Chapman University School of Law. Licensure: Mr. Razai is currently an active member of the State Bar...
Charles Mark Green
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(213) 387-4508 3699 Wilshire Blvd #700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Charles M. Green is a State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Family Law Specialist Attorney. Mr. Green has extensive California State Court family law litigation experience. Prior to becoming an Certified Specialist in Family Law, Charles M. Green, obtained tax and financial expertise as a accountant with a New York and California CPA license for 10 years (now Inactive). Mr. Green has had financial work experience at several of the international accounting and tax firms.
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Joseph Albert Yanny
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(310) 551-2966 1801 Century Park E 24th Fl
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Family, Business, IP and Real Estate
Univ of Dayton School of Law
Joseph A. Yanny was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, and attended college and law school at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Yanny obtained a B.E. in Engineering in 1975 and his J.D. in 1978. Mr. Yanny began practicing as a patent attorney in Chicago, Illinois where he obtained his first million dollar judgment before moving to California in 1980. Prior to founding his own law firm in 1983, Mr. Yanny worked in the aerospace industry in California.

Mr. Yanny is a member of the Chicago, Beverly Hills, South Bay, Los Angeles County, Illinois State and American Bar Associations;...
Douglas Borthwick
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(714) 654-6742 1800 N. Broadway, Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Family, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
Capital University Law School
Douglas Borthwick Esq. was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1965. He graduated with high honors (Magna Cum Laude) from Muskingum University in 1988 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business, Economics, and Religion. At Muskingum University he was the recipient of the prestigious Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award, and the Financial Executive Institute Award. Attorney Douglas Borthwick received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1991 from Capital University Law School where he was the recipient of an academic scholarship and was on the Dean's List. Throughout his time in Law School, he worked as an Intern at the...
Mary Ellen Waller
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer
(800) 655-4766 433 N Camden Dr #600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Family and Divorce
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Mary Ellen Waller is a director, shareholder, and general counsel of Feinberg & Waller, APC. Ms. Waller is not available for individual client retention, her focus is on the management of Feinberg & Waller, a law firm practicing exclusively in divorce and family law with offices located in Calabasas and Beverly Hills, California. Ms. Waller has helped lead the firm to become one of Southern California's premier family law firms, serving clients in all aspects of family law, including highly complex family law litigation. Clients receive increased value and benefit from her role, they are not charged for the expertise...
Jami Kay Fosgate
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Burbank, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(818) 827-7157 3500 West Olive Avenue
Suite 300
Burbank, CA 91505
Family and Divorce
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Jami Fosgate offers NO COURT options to help people save time, money and emotional stress by resolving their problems through Mediation and Collaborative Law without resorting to litigation. Jami Fosgate also provides Limited Scope Legal Document Preparation at a flat fee for parties who want to control the costs of their family law case. A FREE consultation is offered to couples who attend together to learn the benefits of not litigating a family law matter.

Following her own divorce, Ms. Fosgate decided to pursue a new path and enrolled in Loyola Law School where she was on the Dean's List each...
Ju-In Daniel Jung
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 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...
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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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