Lakewood, 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 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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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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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...
Lakewood, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(661) 949-7774 4067 Hardwick St
Lakewood, CA 90712
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
George Washington Univ LS
David N Booth
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(844) 384-3332 4401 Atlantic
2nd Floor
Long Beach, CA 90807
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
David Booth is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Chapman University School of Law and began practicing law in 2008. Immediately following law school, David took a position with the Orange County Department of Child Support Services as a staff attorney. David later went on to a position as an deputy district attorney, where he honed his trial skills. David is now the lead attorney at the Law Office of Cameron M. Fernandez where David practices divorce and family law in Irvine and throughout Orange County.
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...
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.
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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Long Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(562) 436-4392 3780 Kilroy Airport Way
#200
Long Beach, CA 90806
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
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
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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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...
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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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...
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.
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.
Kyle Puro
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(562) 653-4583 333 W Broadway #214
Long Beach, CA 90802
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Kyle R. Puro, Esq. is an attorney practicing family and juvenile dependency law in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Prior to starting The Law Offices of Kyle R. Puro, Mr. Puro worked as a court appointed attorney for the Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc. (LADL) representing parents involved in the Los Angeles County Foster Care System. As a court appointed attorney, he has litigated hundreds of cases involving the abuse and neglect of children. Mr. Puro has litigated negligent death of children cases, sexual abuse, serious physical abuse involving broken bones, substance abuse, and domestic violence cases. ...
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
Samuel R. Walker
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(714) 943-2336 444 W Ocean Blvd Ste 800
Long Beach, CA 90802
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Estate Planning
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Samuel R. Walker is a trusted attorney with a great reputation in and around Los Angeles County and Orange County. He handles Family Law, Estate Planning, Civil Litigation and Appellate matters. The Law Office of Samuel Walker will handle your legal matter with individualized attention and if a contested trial is necessary vigorously represent your legal interests.

At the Law Office of Sam Walker, we are committed to obtaining the best possible resolution for every client. We will ensure that you legal interests are represented in a compassionate, efficient and effective manner. We will deliver positive results. We have many satisfied...
Thomas Glenn Martin
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(562) 219-3290 249 E. Ocean Boulevard
Suite 501
Long Beach, CA 90802
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
UCLA School of Law
Eugene Michael Siegel
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Downey, CA Family Law Attorney with 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
Krystle Clervaud
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Carson, CA Family Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(323) 673-4838 552 E. Carson Street
Suite 104 PMB 320
Carson, CA 90745
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI and Estate Planning
Whittier Law School
B. Stuart Walker
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(562) 598-7486 115 Pine Ave
Suite 420
Long Beach, CA 90802
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State University College of Law
Ralph Mansyn Tsong
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(562) 247-4678 444 W. Ocean Blvd. Suite 800
Long Beach, CA 90802
Family
Univ of Chicago Law School
Agata Ewa Zwierzchowski
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Long Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(562) 432-6522 3450 E. Spring Street
Suite 106
Long Beach, CA 90806
Family
Golden Gate Univ 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
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
David P. Schwarz
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(888) 768-6901 3 Hutton Centre Dr
#620A
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
I have been practicing lawyer in family law and criminal for about 20 years. Primarily my practice concentrates on family law. My major focus is divorce and child custody. Over the years I have successfully litigated many child custody disputes. I have dealt even further with international child custody disputes and interstate child custody disputes. I went to UCLA for my undergraduate studies where I majored in English Literature and minored in Spanish. I took many classes that focused on film directing and producing as I was very interested into going into film...
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...
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....
Kevin John Kensik
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El Segundo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(310) 891-2300 400 Continental Blvd.
S. 600
El Segundo, CA 90245
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Southwestern University School of Law
I have been a practicing attorney for over 20 years, and my practice for the last 15 years has been focused on Family Law in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas of California.
Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(213) 489-3900 444 S. Flower
Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Family
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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.
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...
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.
Shakeb A. Razai
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Orange, CA Family Law Lawyer
(714) 919-4388 500 N. State College Blvd., Suite 1100
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Chapman University Fowler School of Law and University of California - Irvine
Mr. Razai is the founding and managing partner of Razai Law Firm. Mr. Razai's experience and knowledge of family law allows him to zealously advocate on behalf of his clients, while understanding the importance of providing personal attention to each client and an empathetic, yet practical, approach to litigating cases. Education: Mr. Razai graduated Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine. Mr. Razai then earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Chapman University School of Law. Licensure: Mr. Razai is currently an active member of the State Bar...
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,...
Jeffery Linehan Heath
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Costa Mesa, CA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(800) 784-6670 1901 Newport Blvd.
Suite 284
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
William Mitchell COL and William Mitchell College of Law
Attorney Jeffery L. Heath has been practicing law in Orange County California for over 25 years. Jeffery's law practice emphasizes in Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation, DUI Defense, and Criminal Defense. Over the years Jeffery has established him self as a strong advocate who is willing to do anything for his clients.
Hong K. Lyu
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Tustin, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
17592 Irvine Blvd.
Tustin, CA 92780
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and DUI
University of La Verne College of Law
As an associate attorney at Wallin & Klarich, I constantly use my knowledge of the law and rigorous approach to help our clients in their time of legal need. Clients know their case is in good hands with me because I constantly communicate with them throughout the legal process to create a strategy that is in their best interest. I have represented our clients in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child visitation, child and spousal support, division of property and child custody. He has also successfully defended our clients against both misdemeanor and felony charges.
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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.