Hawaiian Gardens, California Family Lawyers

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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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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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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Yury Galperin
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California Family Law Lawyer with 14 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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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...
Sondra Ellyn BenNaEim
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Cypress, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
10073 Valley View
St # 139
Cypress, CA 90630
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Pacific Coast Univ
I was a family law paralegal for many years prior to my attending law school. During that time I received my 25-Hour Basic Mediation Certificate (1995) and in 2009 I received my 40-Hour Basic Divorce Mediation certificate. In 2009 I also received training in Foreclosure mediation as well as a 10 hour "brush up" course in community mediation and 3 hours of Advanced Mediation training in "Mediating Civil Harassment Cases." I presently limit my practice to Divorce Mediation, Premarital and Postmarital agreements, Prenuptials and Postnuptials, All types of mediation, and Stepparent Adoptions Guardianships.
Julie L. Resner
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Los Alamitos, CA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(562) 449-4665 4132 Katella Ave. Suite 101
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Family, Divorce and Elder
My passion is to provide affordable attorney assistance for those who are dealing with difficult and personal legal issues. Our firm offers limited scope services at flat fee rates enabling self-represented clients to manage their legal matters more effectively.
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
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
Joy Statler
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Los Alamitos, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(562) 449-4665 4132 Katella Ave
Suite 101E
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Free ConsultationFamily and Landlord Tenant
Jewels Juhee Jin
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Gardena, CA Family Law Lawyer with 6 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
Annaluisa Padilla
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La Habra, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(562) 691-6000 481 E. Whittier Blvd. Suite E
La Habra, CA 90631
Family and Immigration
Whittier Coll School of Law
We are a "Boutique Law Firm" dedicated to providing our clients with personalized, affordable quality legal representation to meet their expectations and legal needs. Our Principal attorney brings valuable experience representing clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, formerly (INS), the Executive Office of Immigration Review, as well as appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Our clients come from a variety of backgrounds who need to understand the immigration system and their options. We assess our clients' situation and provide legal representation focused in obtaining...
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...
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.
James Rudolph Jones Jr
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Huntington Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(714) 372-2205 7755 Center Ave
Suite 1100
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Probate
Seattle University School of Law
Born in Virginia. Traveled extensively and worked abroad. Attended Nurnberg American High School in Nurnberg, Germany and George C. Marshall Regional High School In Ankara, Turkey. B.A. in International Relations from University of Arizona, 1975. J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, 1979. Phi Alpha Delta legal Fraternity. Rule 9 Limited Admission to Practice in Washington State, 1979. Admitted to California Bar, 1980. Admitted to U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit, 1981. Parliamentarian, NASBA. Past delegate ABA. Arbitrator for the Orange County Superior Court. Member Family Law section...
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.
David Carroll Stone
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Anaheim, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(866) 774-3237 300 S. Harbor Boulevard, Suite 900
Anaheim, CA 92805
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Western State Univ. COL
Southern California Family Law Attorney focused on Father's Rights! David C. Stone, Esq. a Vietnam veteran and former owner of an aerospace manufacturing business, David completed his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and then attended Western State University College of Law, graduating with honors in 1998. After being admitted to the California State Bar in 1999, David has been a Family Law practitioner ever since. Today, David remains focused on the practice of Family Law, including Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, and Domestic Violence. David has made over 1,000 appearances on behalf of his clients throughout...
Jeffrey Stearman
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Huntington Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(714) 871-7778 7755 Center Ave #1100
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Western State University College of Law
Graduated Cal State University Fullerton with degree in Criminal Justice in 1978. Attended and graduated Western State University School of Law in Fullerton in 1981 and passed and admitted to the CA. State Bar in 1982 (on the first try). Have been in practice since 1982 and private practice since 1992. I am also licensed in Calif. as a Private Investigator and owner of Stearman Investigative Services.
Evelina Anna Miller
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Fullerton, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(714) 388-3656 801 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Probate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
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, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Pete Nguyenton Nguyen
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Garden Grove, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(714) 638-4675 12411 Euclid Street
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Western State Univ COL
Tax Attorney Estate Planner
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
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. ...
Samuel S. Hu
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Huntington Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(714) 878-9312 17011 Beach Blvd., Suite 900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Family and Business
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Samuel Hu is a former Deputy District Counsel for Orange County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS). In 2009, Samuel Hu opened his own practice, focusing on small business and family law. His mission is to provide high quality, yet affordable legal services to small business owners and families that are facing the most difficult time in their lives. He is focused on educating the legal consumer through his blog, as a legal consultant for Korea Daily, and as a legal consultant for Kimchi Brothers. Before starting his own practice, Samuel handled over 500 cases with Orange County...
Katie Richey
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Buena Park, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 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
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
Hugh Douglas Whittemore
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Fullerton, CA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(714) 870-9167 246 W Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
Family, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Western State Univ: Fullerton CA and Western State University College of Law
Mark A. Irwin Esq.
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Fullerton, CA Family Law Attorney
(714) 222-3992 1370 Brea Blvd
Suite 232
Fullerton, CA 92835
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
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
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
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
Judith A. Kaluzny
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Fullerton, CA Family Law Attorney
(714) 441-2355 149 West Whiting Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Family and Divorce
Pepperdine University Law School and Western State University College of Law
Debra Anne Cotton
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Huntington Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(714) 375-6417 5267 Warner Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Western State Univ COL
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 11400 West Olympic Boulevard
Ste 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Attorney Shahrestani offers intense, intelligent, and attentive legal representation to individual and business clients in high-stakes, high conflict, and time sensitive litigation, negotiation, and transactional matters. Call today to set a Phone Consultation to discuss your concerns: 800-510-3916.

Fluent Spanish, French, Italian, Farsi. Offering legal representation throughout New York, California, Massachusetts, DC, and Washington State.

(1) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining Orders, Abduction, Collaborative Divorce, Property Division

(2) EDUCATION LAW: Academic Discipline, Grade Disputes, Fee Disputes, Special Education, Teacher Contracts, Bullying, School Campus Crimes, Academic Freedom, School Misconduct, School Representation

(3) BUSINESS & CONTRACTS: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Legal...
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.
Maxwell A. Hills
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Newport Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(949) 288-6775 620 Newport Center Drive
Suite 1100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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...
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...
Bettina Yanez
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Orange, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 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...
Judith A Williams
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 22 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.
Douglas Borthwick
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 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...
B. Robert Farzad
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(877) 857-6500 1851 E. 1st Street, #1150
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
B. Robert Farzad is the president of Farzad Family Law, APC, a premiere divorce and family law firm with offices in Santa Ana and Mission Viejo. His divorce practice includes the representation of husbands, wives, fathers and mothers in all aspects of dissolution cases including child custody, visitation, child support, alimony, property division, complex asset and business matters, and domestic violence matters. Mr. Farzad offers a one hour, low cost, initial strategy session and reasonable fees. Farzad Family Law's website displays pages of divorce and family law testimonials from past clients who rave about Mr. Farzad and the...
Wail Sarieh
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 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.
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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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