Hollywood, 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. Read More »
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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 14 years of experience representing clients. Yury is a partner at Lieber Galperin and draws on his extensive trial experience to advocate for his clients with the goal of achieving... 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. Read More »
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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. Read More »
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Mr. Charles Kairys
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(323) 851-3274 3274 Velma Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Family
Southwestern Law School
Vanessa Gonzalez
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(323) 423-3070 925 N La Brea Ave, Suite 4035
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Family and Immigration
University of Miami School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(323) 785-2131 1149 N Gower St Ste 254
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(310) 910-3321 848 N Mansfield Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Family
UCLA School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(415) 606-1836 1943 Rodney Dr Apt 108
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Family, Business and Divorce
UCLA School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney
(323) 284-8986 3301 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Family
Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(855) 405-7500 1480 Vine St Apt 1402
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Family
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(323) 663-1000 1670 Hillhurst Ave Ste 204
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Family and Divorce
Southwestern Univ School of Law
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...
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...
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...
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...
Hossein Farzam Berenji
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(213) 985-3007 550 S. Hill Street STE 1467
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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.
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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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.
Marina Korol
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
6400 Wilshire
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Loyola Law School
Marina Korol is a co-founder of The Law Offices of Korol and Velen. She is an attorney licensed to practice before all of the Courts of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge in 1988 and her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in 1992. Ms. Korol regularly sits as a Judge Pro Tem the Family Law Division of the Los Angeles County Superior...
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.

Alphonse...
Ted Khalaf
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(213) 550-4600 5455 Wilshire Blvd
21st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
Ted Khalaf is highly skilled in all legal matters pertaining to Divorce and Family Law within the state of California. Our team of skilled lawyers will represent you throughout the process of understanding your rights around a divorce, custody battle or marital and child support situation. Besides being emotionally devastating, a divorce can be financially crippling, and it is essential that you align yourself with a Divorce and Family Law attorney who will represent you to the fullest extent. A Proven Track Record of Success Whether you are dealing with the difficult task of marital property...
Edwin Castellanos
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(323) 655-2105 6300 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Free ConsultationFamily
Boston Univ School of Law
Edwin J. Castellanos is the managing partner at Castellanos & Associates, APLC. He has significant experience in matters pertaining to family law, divorce, custody, child support, paternity, guardianship, and adoption. Mr. Castellanos was raised in Brooklyn, New York and received his Bachelor of Science degree from New York University's prominent Stern School of Business. In 1995, Edwin earned his J.D. Degree from Boston University School of Law where he graduated with distinction. After admission to the California Bar, Mr. Castellanos began his career as a solo...
Raymond Hovsepian
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(323) 953-9494 3171 Los Feliz Blvd, Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Family, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Raymond Hovsepian earned his B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Southern California in 1991. After USC he attended Southwestern Law School where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree in 1994. After Law School, Raymond started a boutique law firm specializing in family law, landlord law, and tenant law with special emphasis on personally attending to all his clients' needs. He has gained a reputation as an honest, affordable, and successful Los Angeles attorney respected by his colleagues and judges. Raymond founded his law practice in 1995 with the goal of representing both landlords and tenants in commercial...
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...
Mike Montes Jr.
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(213) 353-9416 1930 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Free ConsultationFamily, Energy, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Glendale University-College of Law
Ani A. Avetisyan
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Glendale , CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(818) 731-1295 3900 San Fernando Rd.
Unit 1015
Glendale , CA 91204
Family, Divorce, Employment and Estate Planning
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Ani A. Avetisyan, a graduate of Berkeley Law School, established her law office after working four years as a commercial litigation associate at two Am Law 100 firms. Her quality education and experience make her a skilled and effective advocate for her clients.

Previous Experience:

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Associate, Commercial Litigation (Feb. 2012 - Dec. 2013)

Sidley Austin LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Associate, Complex Commercial Litigation (Nov. 2009 - Feb. 2012)
Sidley Austin Fellow, American Civil Liberties Union (Winter 2009)
Summer Associate (2008)

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Legal Clerk, Consumer Unit

Education:

Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall),...
Ardy Pirnia
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(844) 747-5294 8549 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1193
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Pepperdine University School of Law
Being a graduate of both the University of California Los Angeles and Pepperdine University School of Law, Ardy Pirnia comes with a solid educational background as an attorney. He began his practice in 2013 after graduating from Pepperdine, and he carried the distinguishment of being the Best Oral Advocate in his class. Mr. Pirnia cut his teeth in practice starting as a new attorney at both Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP and the One Law Group, where he worked as a clerk before becoming a licensed lawyer. Since 2014, The Pirnia Law Group has been responsible for over $1,000.000.00...
Adina Helena Rosenfeld
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Calabasas, CA Family Law Attorney
(818) 224-7900 23501 Park Sorrento #103
Calabasas, CA 91302
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Adina Helena Rosenfeld is an attorney admitted to practice in California, she has wide-ranging experience in the area of family law. Her practice focuses on complex child custody disputes, including move-away cases, domestic violence, parental alienation, child visitation and divorce matters. Ms. Rosenfeld works to keep the best interest of the children in mind and ensures that her clients are informed at every stage of the process. She is dedicated to professional excellence reassuring her clients by developing a comprehensive plan of action. She is settlement oriented; however, she is equally adept at litigation. Clients appreciate her attention to detail,...
Darrick Vallar Tan
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(323) 639-0277 3580 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Family, Business, Immigration and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Bradley Stephen Sandler
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(310) 246-3900 433 North Camden Drive
Suite 400
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Modern times deserve modern lawyers. I am Bradley S. Sandler, a modern Family law attorney located in Beverly Hills and serving the Los Angeles area. I consistently apply up-to-date practices and approaches to the pursuit of the best outcome attainable in every case. For our client's accused of a crime, we have a long track record for success with negotiated pleas and Not Guilty Verdicts after a Jury Trial.

An effective litigator must be tough and willing to stand up to legal opponents and decision-makers, including lawyers on the other side of a petition for divorce or any family law...
Hayk Grigoryan
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(323) 350-0942 3435 Wilshire Blvd 27th Floor
Suite 2706
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Family, Bankruptcy, Employment and Foreclosure Defense
Washington School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Prior to founding Grigoryan Law Firm, attorney Hayk Grigoryan gained extensive experience at two reputable Los Angeles law firms, specializing in commercial litigation, foreclosure defense and real estate litigation.

Mr. Grigoryan earned his LL.M. Degree (Master’s Degree) in Tax Law from University of Washington School of Law.

Hayk is an active member of the California Bar Association and admitted to practice law before all Courts in California. He is also fluent in Armenian and Russian.
Our paralegals speak Spanish, Mandarin, and Farsi.
Steven R. Stolar
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(310) 984-1411 433 N Camden Dr
Suite 600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Miami School of Law and Whittier College School of Law
Stolar & Associates, a Professional Law Corporation located in Beverly Hills, California, serves clients throughout Southern California. Our practice areas include divorce and separation, child support and custody, adoption, LGBT marriage and domestic partnerships, family law appeals, and more.
Nydia Loya
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(323) 653-1600 6300 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1430
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
UCLA School of Law
Nydia Loya is an Associate in the Law Offices of Korol and Velen. Ms. Loya was admitted to the California State Bar in December, 2004. She is admitted to practice before all of the Courts of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Loya graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology in 2001, and earned her J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2004. Prior to joining Korol and...
Devon M Anderson
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North Hollywood, CA Family Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(818) 856-0559 10999 Riverside Dr. Suite 206
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Trinity Law School
As an Attorney, I pride myself on integrity and professionalism. I strive to be a supportive influence throughout the legal process — choosing to resolve disputes rather than fueling the fires of a complex disagreement. It will always be my goal to resolve a matter amicably in the interest of preserving dignity and protecting any child caught up in the chaos of divorce. However, when amicable efforts fail, I zealously represent my clients' best interests while protecting the needs of the family.
David Baum
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(818) 501-8355 16255 Ventura Blvd
Suite 704
Los Angeles, CA 91436
Family and Estate Planning
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
My name is David Baum, and I am the managing attorney with the Law Offices of David H. Baum, APLC. I have managed my Law Firm for more than thirty one years. We offer the finest quality adoption legal services for birth mothers, birth fathers and adoptive parents. Currently in the United States, adoption laws are experiencing substantial revisions. In California especially, legislature and state courts continue to change and ratify child adoption laws. Every decision made by the legislative and judicial party affects everyone involved in the adoption process, including birth parents, adoptive families, adoption agencies, and adoption law firms....
Amy Maitrayee Ghosh
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(213) 365-2370 3435 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 2270
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of La Verne College of Law
Shakeal Masoud
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(844) 475-9529 433 N Camden Dr
6th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Family and Personal Injury
I am the managing partner and principle at Sky Law Group, APC. I have written, lectured and served as a guest speaker on various legal topics, including consumer protection laws, personal and business bankruptcy and personal injury law. With over a decade of legal experience and having represented thousands of clients, my approach remains rather old fashioned; it’s the human approach. To my clients, I am a combination of things — a coach, mentor, advisor, litigator and negotiator. I listen carefully to each client and guides them to a successful resolution of their legal problems during what is often...
Alfred Freitas
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(323) 660-0000 3171 Los Feliz Blvd.
Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Family, Bankruptcy and Landlord Tenant
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Oscar Ernesto Toscano
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Glendale, CA Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(818) 241-0806 625 W. Broadway
Suite B
Glendale, CA 91204
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
I have been practicing law in the Los Angeles area and surrounding Southern California counties for over 33 years. I am highly awarded and have the highest rating in legal abilities and ethical standards. I am fluent in English and Spanish. My rates are extremely reasonable. My business hours are extremely flexible. My practice areas are criminal defense, family law, personal injury, civil litigation, real estate, and trials. I am a people's lawyer. I have represented national celebrities, actors, directors, singers, musicians, moms, dads, and individuals in trouble. I have also represented a number of businesses with their litigation issues....
Richard Evanns
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(213) 984-2224 3731 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 514
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Family, Collections and Tax
In the Founders own words: ”I was a small business owner prior to being an attorney, and understand that when you have already been stiffed out of money, and already paid your lawyers to get a judgment, you should not have pay yet more lawyers just to collect. All too often, the amount of justice one gets is a function of the amount of money one puts out to get it.” Recent Wins – Case Studies Judgment for fraud – $377,000 Judgment against Used Car Dealer – $32,000 Judgment against employer for unpaid wages – $60,000...
Jon O. Markarian
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Attorney
(310) 928-9991 9025 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 500
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Elder and Employment
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Tamar Poladian
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Toluca Lake, CA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(818) 242-8100 4110 Cahuenga
PERRON LAW GROUP
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Immigration
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Opening the LAW OFFICES OF TAMAR POLADIAN in Glendale, California as solo practitioner in 1999, Tamar Poladian Perron Esq. quickly became well renowned for her wisdom plus her passionate and intelligent representation of both plaintiff and defense cases. With a primary emphasis in Family Law/Domestic Violence, and a group of associated attorneys conducting Business and Personal Injury tort litigation plus Real Estate, Immigration and Bankruptcy this is your legal team! LAW OFFICES OF TAMAR POLADIAN accomplishes your goals through an effective team approach with the highest level of integrity and ethics! Presiding as Judge Pro Tempore for...
Cary Goldstein
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(310) 273-7777 8840 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
LaVerne College of Law
While my practice is fundamentally a Family Law practice, my reputation is in "Palimony", the rights of unmarried people living together. I believe I handle more Palimony cases than any attorney. I have been practicing for 38 years and was trained for eight years by Marvin Mitchelson, the attorney attributed with having created that body of law and known as "The Father of Palimony". I assist those "kicked to the curb" by persons of wealth and power. Many Family Law matters often accompany a Palimony case, such as Divorce, Child Custody, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Spousal...
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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.