Laguna Beach, California Family Lawyers

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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Patricia Ann Hendrickson
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California Family Law Lawyer with 22 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 your family's... Read More »
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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. 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. Mr. Maggio is... Read More »
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Joseph Torri
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Laguna Niguel, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(866) 630-5757 28202 Cabot Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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...
Hossein Farzam Berenji
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Laguna Niguel , CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
24742 Kings Road
Laguna Niguel , CA 92677
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.
Sabrina C. Fernandez
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(714) 543-0451 25283 Cabot Rd
#225
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
Western State University College of Law
Gary Jay Beeler
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(949) 600-7571 23461 South Pointe Dr.
Ste. 155
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Family and Divorce
Loyola Law School
Typically, divorce proceedings are tense and difficult. To get the settlement you want and deserve, it is imperative that you select a qualified, experienced, and aggressive attorney to fight for the rights of you and your family. When you choose The Law Offices of Gary J. Beeler as your represention, you are choosing an extremely skilled and knowledgeable Orange County divorce attorney. This firm’s founding attorney, Gary J. Beeler, CFLS. has over 25 years of law experience, 24 of which he has dedicated solely to the practice of family law. With experience in cases regarding separation, divorce, child and spousal...
Lawrence H. Geller J.D.
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(888) 982-2323 24422 Avenida De La Carlota
#310
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Well known by his peers and the courts for his high integrity, strong negotiation skills and trial competence. Clients know him for positive results, sound advice and fair dealing. He is an excellent and experienced lawyer whose practice specializes in family and divorce litigation. His firm is respected and known as tough negotiators and competent trial attorneys. The firm is dedicated and committed to the strong representation of their clients’ rights with high integrity, in depth knowledge and years of experience in FAMILY LAW. Staff members are professional, experienced, responsive and understanding of your needs....
Douglas G McClintock
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
25411 Cabot Road
Suite 102
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationFamily
University of Texas - Austin
I practiced for over 20 years as a pension attorney, over 7 years as a divorce attorney and I now specialize in Qualified Domestic Relations Orders. View my website at OCQDRO.COM
John David Ireland
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(949) 457-1500 23046 Avenida de la Carlota
Suite 600
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Univ of San Diego School of Law
John Anderson Bledsoe
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(949) 363-5551 24411 Ridge Rte Dr, Suite 115
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Family and Divorce
Western State Univ COL
Ashley Chavez Sedaghat
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Laguna Niguel, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(949) 365-5684 28202 Cabot Road
Suite 300
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Kristen Joy Przeklasa
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(949) 581-2443 23441 South Pointe Drive, Suite 270
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School
Kristen Przeklasa is a licensed attorney in California. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, San Diego with majors in both Political Science and Communications. She was awarded a full academic Dean's Scholarship to attend Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where she received her Juris Doctorate.


While attending Loyola Law School, Kristen interned for a Family Law Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court where she observed court proceedings and reviewed case files. She also interned for the Public Counsel Adoptions Project, assisting foster parents with the adoption of their foster children.


Upon her graduation...
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. Read More »
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Albert A. Friske
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California Family Law Lawyer with 24 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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Sahar Mahrukh Douraghy
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(949) 581-2443 23441 South Pointe Drive, Suite 270
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Sahar Douraghy is a licensed attorney in California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine with majors in Criminology, Law and Society and Political Science. During law school, she studied abroad in the London Program where she served as a Law Clerk for a prominent Family Law Solicitor. After earning her Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law, she began practicing at a family law firm. After 12 years of exclusive family law practice, Sahar became a founding partner of OC Child and Family Formation Law Group, LLP.

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June Lee
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Laguna Niguel, CA Family Law Attorney
(949) 365-5685 28202 Cabot Road
Suite 300
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Jon Conrad
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Attorney
(949) 855-0600 24422 Avenida De La Carlota Ste 310
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Family and Divorce
Laguna Niguel, CA Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(949) 249-9295 30011 Ivy Glenn Dr
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Laguna Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(949) 497-3388 215 Broadway St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(949) 855-8751 23161 Mill Creek Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence
Western State School of Law
Laguna Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(949) 497-0651 361 Forest Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Family and Divorce
Washington Univ School of Law
Aliso Viejo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(949) 305-9900 20 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Family and Divorce
Western State Univ COL
Laguna Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(949) 494-7785 352 3rd St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Family and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Laguna Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(949) 497-8285 303 Broadway St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Family and Divorce
Western State Univ COL
Sharman L. Brooks
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California Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

Thomas Jefferson School of Law and University of California - Santa BarbaraCalifornia
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Comm. David S. Weinberg (Ret.)
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California Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

Western State College of Law at Argosy UniversityCalifornia
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Maxwell A. Hills
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Family Law Lawyer with 5 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...
Majid Foroozandeh Shahraki
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(949) 336-8505 9891 Irvine Center Drive
Ste 130
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Immigration and Personal Injury
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Court Admissions:

United States District Court, Central District of California, May 30, 2007
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, October 26, 2009
United States District Court, Southern District of California, November 16, 2009
United States Tax Court, November 19, 2009
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, January 10, 2010
United States District Court, Eastern District of California, June 3, 2010
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, July 13, 2010
United States Court of International Trade, January 2, 2014
United States Court of Appeals For The Federal Circuit, June 30, 2015
United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, May 3, 2017
United States...
Jennifer Renee Posey
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Mission Viejo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(949) 582-5115 26451 Crown Valley Parkway
Suite 260
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
American University Washington College of Law
Jennifer R. Posey was admitted to the California Bar in 1991 graduating Magna Cum Laude and Salutorian from American College of Law with her Juris Doctorate in Law. Ms. Posey was also admitted to U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Previously a professor of Appellate Advocacy and Evidence, Ms. Posey has been practicing in Family Law litigation, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Dissolution, Property Divisions and related family law matters for over 20 years. As a member of her legal community, Ms. Posey has served on the Orange County Superior Court Panel for Minor's Counsel....
Lani Baron
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Newport Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(949) 200-8412 100 Bayview Circle, Suite 315
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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...
Sven David Buncher
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 536-7500 101 Pacifica
Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of San Diego School of Law and California State University - San Diego State University
Since 1996, Attorney Sven Buncher has helped families seamlessly move through complex family matters. He is committed to helping his clients achieve happiness by providing only top-tier legal services. Whether you are faced with complex divorce issues, have questions regarding palimony, or would like to discuss grandparent custody, Attorney Buncher can supply insightful guidance. Backed by years of experience, you can rest easily knowing that when you work with Attorney Buncher, he will be sure to cover every intricacy of your case to make the process as smooth as possible. Prior to founding The Buncher Law Corporation, Attorney Buncher...
Harry Mirchandaney
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Newport Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(800) 756-1091 620 Newport Center Drive
Suite 1100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Harvard Law School and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Harry Mirchandaney counsels clients throughout California on trusts and wills, probate and trust administration, Personal Injury, Divorce and related issues such as Child Custody, Child and Spousal Support, and pre-nuptial and post-marital property agreements, through HMA Law Group's offices in Newport Beach, Riverside, and satellite locations.
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....
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...
Cameron Michael Fernandez
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(844) 384-3332 4 Venture #255
Irvine, CA 92618
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Santa Barbara College of Law
Cameron Fernandez graduated with high honors from Santa Barbara College of Law in 2005, having attended law school while working full-time at the family law office of the Law Offices of Shannon L. Fernandez, and raising his family of four young children. During law school, Cameron completed internships with Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Rogelio Flores, as well as the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office. Cameron began practicing law in 2006 and became a full partner of FERNANDEZ and FERNANDEZ in 2007. In 2014 Cameron founded the Law Office of Cameron Fernandez which is the preeminent family...
Emanuel Hudson
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(949) 753-9053 9871 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
American COL
Emanuel Hudson has been practicing law representing Plaintiffs and Defendants in civil matters since 1986. Mr. Hudson’s early concentration has been in personal injury, trial practice, insurance law, family law and business transactions. Additionally, Mr. Hudson represents a broad base of interests, including world class athletes, as well as coaches involved in professional football, baseball, basketball and track & field. Other clients include members of the Saudi Arabian royal family and a former space shuttle astronaut. In managing and negotiating business ventures, Mr. Hudson strives to maximize each client’s profitability, exposure, and success through hands-on management....
Stefanie M. Hilliard
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California Family Law Lawyer with 22 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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Sabrina C. Fernandez
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California Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience

Western State University College of LawCalifornia
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Stephanie B. Saunders
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Newport Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(949) 769-7040 4000 MacArthur Boulevard
East Tower, Suite 600
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Santa Barbara College of Law
David N Booth
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 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.
Brian D. Mullen
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(949) 955-9155 19700 Fairchild Rd #170
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
California Western School of Law
I am a graduate of the University of California, San Diego and California Western School of Law. After law school, I served as a law clerk to a veteran San Diego attorney whose family law practice deals with primarily heavily contested custody matters before family law and juvenile courts, domestic violence restraining orders, guardianships, complex dissolution of marriage cases involving division of assets and debts, and criminal defense. After passing the Bar Exam, I joined another law group in San Diego for several years. At that firm, I handled straightforward and complex divorce matters from inception to judgment, including motions...
Thomas David Georgianna
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(714) 937-1193 300 Spectrum Center Drive
Suite 1185
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Brooklyn Law School
Thomas Georgianna is an associate attorney at the Boyd Law firm office located in Orange County, CA. Mr. Georgianna focuses his legal practice on a variety of different types of legal issues and cases, including family law. Some of the family law practice areas that Thomas Georgianna handles regularly, include but are not limited to: Child support, child custody, spousal support, alimony, annulments, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, military divorce, high profile divorce, complex property division, property settlement, step parent adoption, same sex marriage, domestic partnership, legal separation, child visitation, relocation, paternity, asset protection strategy, modification of support, high...
Violet Priscilla Woodhouse
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Newport Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(949) 640-8861 2 Corporate Plaza Dr
Suite 250
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Family and Divorce
Western State College of Law at Argosy University and Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Established in 1996, Violet P. Woodhouse, APC is a specialty family law practice offering superior legal representation. With an unparalleled background in both law and finance, the firm has handled and unraveled the most complicated, sophisticated and challenging family law matters. The firm is also recognized for its skillful approach in representing clients in the most traditional family law matters such as support and custody issues. Violet P. Woodhouse, one of the leading authorities on divorce is an author, educator, speaker and attorney. Her book, "Divorce and Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions...
Kathleen A. Brown
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(949) 724-8857 19100 Von Karman Ave
#380
Irvine, CA 92612
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Marietta E. Raqueno
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Newport Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(949) 502-4400 20281 SW Birch Street, First Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
ORANGE COUNTY DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY Ms. Raqueno is an Orange County divorce and family law attorney with an office conveniently located in Newport Beach, California. She has extensive experience in all aspects of family law including dissolution, legal separation, paternity, child custody, visitation, support, property division, restraining orders and modifications. With this experience, Ms. Raqueno is committed to helping her clients create positive solutions that best fit their particular needs. Ms. Raqueno provides individualized, compassionate and professional legal representation to her clients. She believes in establishing an open-line of communication from the onset of each...
Samuel R. Walker
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Newport Beach , CA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(714) 943-2336 120 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach , CA 92660
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...
Mr. Athar A. Khan
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(949) 892-3602 15615 Alton Parkway, Suite 450
Irvine, CA 92618
Family
Whittier Law School
J. Christian Conrad
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Lake Forest, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 855-0600 23161 Lake Center Drive, Ste. 115
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of San Diego, San Diego, California
Stephanie B. Saunders
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California Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience

Santa Barbara College of LawCalifornia
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Laguna Beach Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Seaside Legal Services
(949) 494-9411
Laguna Beach, CA


Whittier Law School Center for Children's Rights
(714) 444-4141
Costa Mesa, 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.