La Mirada, California Family Lawyers

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 advocate for his... 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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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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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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La Mirada, CA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(562) 293-4078 14241 Firestone Blvd
La Mirada, CA 90638
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Loyola Law School
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...
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...
Annaluisa Padilla
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La Habra, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 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...
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
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
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...
Sondra Ellyn BenNaEim
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Cypress, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 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.
Jamison Knight Shedwill
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Brea, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(714) 529-6300 242 S Orange Ave
Suite 107
Brea, CA 92821
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
The Law Office of Jamison K. Shedwill is a Brea law firm led by Attorney Shedwill, a sole practitioner of family law. Mr. Shedwill earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1990. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego, where he graduated with honors in 1993. While in law school, Attorney Shedwill was the Editor of the International Law Journal. Mr. Shedwill was admitted to practice before all of the courts in the State of California in December of 1993....
David Carroll Stone
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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...
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, Riverside, and Los... Read More »
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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.
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.
Barry Joseph Wishart
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Brea, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(714) 584-3444 324 South Brea Boulevard
Brea, CA 92821
Family
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Star Q Lopez
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Fullerton, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(714) 409-3522 1370 N. Brea Blvd.
Ste. 140
Fullerton, CA 92835
Family, Business and Estate Planning
New York University School of Law and University of California - Los Angeles
Star Q. Lopez focuses her practice in estate planning, business formations, and general tax law services. Having practiced law for over a decade, Star has extensive experience in a variety of matters from estate planning, tax law, international law, and business planning to federal labor law, government contracting, criminal law, and general counsel to federal entities. In addition to her transactional and business experience, Star is a former federal prosecutor. In her role as a Judge Advocate, Star handled several criminal trials, administrative board hearings, and Federal labor law cases on behalf of the United States Air Force....
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
Pete Nguyenton Nguyen
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Garden Grove, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 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
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...
Diana Kaye Zilko
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Brea, CA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(714) 256-1200 110 W. Fir Street
Brea, CA 92821
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
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
Evelina Anna Miller
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Fullerton, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 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
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
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
Benjamin Wishart
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Brea, CA Family Law Attorney
(714) 584-3444 324 South Brea Boulevard
Brea, CA 92821
Family
Chapman University
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
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
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
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.
Kelly Yi-Yi Chang
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Pasadena, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(626) 765-5767 438 S. Pasadena Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Family and Divorce
Univ of San Diego School of Law
I only practice family law because I love it. I am blessed because I have the distinct privilege of helping people where it matters most - at home. Loving my job gives me purpose, and God gifted me with abilities to achieve my purpose. There is no greater gift! When you hire us, know that we will try to obtain the best results for you and your family. This is our purpose as your lawyers. We are proud of our work, and we strive to never take your trust for granted.
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.
Lani Baron
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Los Angeles , CA Family Law Lawyer with 7 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 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...
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.
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...
Douglas Sean Pinkham
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(714) 730-0111 540 N Golden Circle Dr, Suite 214
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
I am Douglas Pinkham, Orange County Divorce Attorney, as well as Family Law. I have practiced California family law dedicatedly for over 16 years. Beyond the technical, legal, aspect of the law, I understand first-hand the raw emotions, the complexities, and even the financial costs that come with a divorce, having gone through one myself. More than a lawyer who has thorough knowledge, and the required experience, you will be working with someone who has been where you are. Our entire team is here for you.
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...
Kevin C Boileau
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(949) 444-6964 17901 Von Karman Ave Suite 600
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Personal Injury
Harvard Law School, University of San Diego School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
For your mediation or negotiation needs, contact Kevin Boileau at
408.442.2983, 949.444.6964, or 415.830.0065.

Scientist, lawyer, and psychoanalyst specializing in complex negotiation, mediation, and law that utilizes game theory and psychoanalysis.

Substantively, we operate in:
DIVORCE LAW - - we handle complex financials, estates, and discreet matters
PERSONAL INJURY MEDIATION & NEGOTIATION - - we can help you avoid litigation and get your settlement
ANIMAL RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we protect animals
WATER & LAND MEDIATION - - we offer creative solutions
BUSINESS MEDIATION - - we can help with business conflicts
HUMAN RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we broker peace

We have offices in Silicon Valley/San Jose,...
Mr Norman Gregory Fernandez Esq.
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Huntington Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(800) 816-1529 18685 Main Street
Suite 101-193
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of La Verne College of Law
Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq., is a top rated, Nationally Recognized.Attorney at Law, and founder of The Law Offices of Norman Gregory Fernandez & Associates, a California personal injury law firm.

Mr. Fernandez has been made a member of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He was also named one of the 10 Best by the American Insitute of Personal Injury Attorneys for the year 2016-2017.

Mr. Fernandez is an aggressive trial lawyer who has extensive experience handling Personal Injury, Family Law, and other types of legal matters, throughout the State of California.

He handles cases which...
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...
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.
Douglas Hatherley
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(949) 337-4050 19762 MacArthur Blvd
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92612
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Douglas A. Hatherley is a family law and divorce attorney with Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente, LLP. Mr. Hatherley's practice is focused on the issues of family law litigation, including child custody and visitation, spousal support, child support, domestic violence, paternity, and division of assets. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School.

Mr. Hatherley has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars list four years in a row, named one of the Top 40...
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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.