La Palma, California Family Lawyers

Patricia Ann Hendrickson
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California Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Dedicated Legal Counsel in Southern California Family law issues must be given careful thought and professional attention because the absence of these two elements could result in negative consequences for... Read More »
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Gerald A. Maggio
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California Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience

Orange County divorce attorney Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced family law and divorce attorney dedicated to providing a personalized approach to each client's legal representation based on their needs.... 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.
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David P. Schwarz
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Dedicated California Family Lawyer with Experience and Compassion! Call Now!

I am committed to providing skilled and aggressive legal representation. I will fight to get the results that you need and deserve! Visit my website to see client testimonials and case results. Call for a consultation.
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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.
Mike Singh Sethi
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Orange, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(714) 921-5226 625 N Main Street
Orange, CA 92868
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...
(562) 864-1909 16204 Pioneer Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650
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
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
Joseph Torri
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La Palma, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(866) 630-5757 6 Centerpointe Drive
La Palma, CA 90623
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...
(866) 630-5757 4255 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
(866) 630-5757 28202 Cabot Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(866) 630-5757 13215 E. Penn Street
Whittier, CA 90602
(866) 630-5757 74710 Highway 111
Suite 102
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(866) 630-5757 625 N. Main Street
Orange, CA 92868
Jewels Juhee Jin
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Fullerton, CA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(714) 264-5413 440 E. Commonwealth Avenue
Suite 200
Fullerton, CA 92832
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
(714) 264-5413 Gardena, CA 90247
David N Booth
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(844) 384-3332 4 Venture #255
Irvine, CA 92618
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
David Booth is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Chapman University School of Law and began practicing law in 2008. Immediately following law school, David took a position with the Orange County Department of Child Support Services as a staff attorney. David later went on to a position as an deputy district attorney, where he honed his trial skills. David is now the lead attorney at the Law Office of Cameron M. Fernandez where David practices divorce and family law in Irvine and throughout Orange County.
(844) 384-3332 4401 Atlantic
2nd Floor
Long Beach, CA 90807
(844) 384-3332 8600 Utica Ave. #200
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
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...
Bettina Yanez
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Domestic Violence, Child Custody, Divorce & Family Law Attorneys Orange County

Yanez & Associates Divorce & Family Law Attorneys Orange County law firm helps families with cases dealing with domestic violence, restraining orders, child custody, divorce; more. With Child's best interest in mind.
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Comm. David S. Weinberg (Ret.)
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California Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience

Western State College of Law at Argosy UniversityCalifornia
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Julie Ho
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Orange, CA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(949) 505-2479 1 City Blvd West
Suite 1130
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Southwestern University School of Law
An eye for detail. Ms. Ho is a Partner at Core Law Group. She is that rare breed of individual that has the analytical skills and patience to find the most intricate details about her cases. Whether it’s an opposing party’s retirement plan or a motion the opposing attorney filed with the court, Ms. Ho is known for being able to spot the weakness in the other side’s case and taking the tactical steps necessary to take advantage of that weakness. Ms. Ho has extensive experience clients in both Federal and State courts. Her...
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.
Marc Aaron Goldbach
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Whittier, CA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(562) 696-0582 6528 Greenleaf Ave Ste 210
Whittier, CA 90601
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...
(562) 216-8296 111 West Ocean Boulevard, Ste 400
Long Beach, CA 90802
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.
David Carroll Stone
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Anaheim, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 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...
(866) 774-3237 2424 S.E. Bristol, Suite 300
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Deloise Elizabeth Tritt
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Garden Grove, CA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(714) 939-6999 12361 Lewis Street
Suite 101
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
San Joaquin College of Law
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...
Bahram Madaen
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Anaheim, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(888) 266-1138 2400 E Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Southwestern University School of Law
Attorney Madaen has been active in litigation whether in Bankruptcy, real estate, or contract litigation since becoming attorney in February of 2004. He attended California State University Los Angeles for his undergrad school in international business and economy. He have been constantly in trade and business and he was the owner of several businesses. He speaks Spanish and Farsi. He strive to give the best services to clients.
Jamison Knight Shedwill
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Brea, CA Family Law Attorney with 25 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....
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...
Sharman L. Brooks
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California Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

Thomas Jefferson School of Law and University of California - Santa BarbaraCalifornia
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Sabrina C. Fernandez
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California Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience

Western State University College of LawCalifornia
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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
Diana Kaye Zilko
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Brea, CA Family Law Attorney with 21 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
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...
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
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
Barry Joseph Wishart
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Brea, CA Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(714) 584-3444 324 South Brea Boulevard
Brea, CA 92821
Family
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Jeffrey Warren Doeringer
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Huntington Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(714) 627-9454 16835 Algonquin St. #118
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Family, Appeals and Divorce
Western State Univ
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
Denise Arlene Furubotten
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Huntington Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(714) 960-6200 17011 Beach Blvd
#900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
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
Albert A. Friske
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California Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

Albert Friske has practiced law since earning his J.D. degree from California Western School of Law in 1995. Read More »
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Stefanie M. Hilliard
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California Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Ms. Hilliard is a highly respected and accomplished lawyer, having been awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Family Law and White Collar Crime. Read More »
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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
Katherine Marie Schreurs
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Garden Grove, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(714) 621-0628 12395 Lewis St
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Family, Business and Divorce
Western State Univ COL
Colleen Elizabeth Hemingway
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Orange, CA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(714) 939-1420 Suite 1420
Orange, CA 92868
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Colleen has been licensed to practice as an attorney in California more than 20 years. She is also licensed to practice in Nevada. In addition to earning a Juris Doctor, she has earned a Masters in Law in Taxation. She is also a trained mediator from Pepperdine University.
Benjamin Wishart
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Brea, CA Family Law Attorney
(714) 584-3444 324 South Brea Boulevard
Brea, CA 92821
Family
Chapman University
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
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
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
Maxwell A. Hills
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(949) 288-6775 30211 Avenida de las Banderas
Suite 200
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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...
(949) 288-6775 620 Newport Center Drive
Suite 1100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 555 West Fifth Street
31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Offering intense, highly intelligent, and very attentive legal representation to individual and business clients throughout California, New York, Washington DC, Massachusetts, and Washington State in the following areas of law:

(1) BUSINESS & CONTRACTS: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Legal Compliance, Partnership Matters, Investments, Intellectual Property, Leases, Foreclosures

(2) CRIMINAL DEFENSE: Felony, Misdemeanors, Juvenile Matters, Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes, White Collar, Criminal Appeals

(3) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining Orders, Kidnapping & Abduction, Collaborative Law and Mediation, Property Division

(4) EDUCATION LAW: Academic Discipline, Grade Disputes, Fee Disputes, Special Education, Teacher Contracts, Bullying, School Campus Crimes, Academic Freedom, School Misconduct,...
(800) 510-3916 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
(800) 510-3916 276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 704
New York, NY 10001
(800) 510-3916 100 Cambridge Street
14th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(800) 510-3916 177 Park Avenue
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
(800) 510-3916 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
(800) 510-3916 1420 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101
Christopher Ingold
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Walnut, CA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(720) 226-6026 Mail Scanning:
340 S. Lemon Ave #7213
Walnut, CA 91789
Family, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Regent University
I'm a Colorado attorney. My law practice is focused on trial-oriented conflict resolution. I regularly practice law in both federal and Colorado state courts, and before the Colorado Office of Administrative Courts and the Social Security Administration's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. With broad legal experience and a background in human services and education, I enjoy problem-solving and function well in high-pressure environments and situations requiring skilled interpersonal communication.
(720) 226-6026 7887 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80111
Stephanie B. Saunders
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California Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience

Santa Barbara College of LawCalifornia
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Santa Ana, CA

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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.