Lancaster, 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... 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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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.
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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.
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Robert Johnson
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Palmdale, CA Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(661) 575-9811 1125 W Avenue M-14
Suite B
Palmdale, CA 93551
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ
With over 30 years experience as a Certified Family Law Specialist, Robert K Johnson and his staff have the knowledge and tools you need to achieve your desired results. From simple divorce agreements to complex child custody matters, our office is equipped to handle all of your Family Law issues. This firm has effectively provided legal advocacy to its thousands of clients in virtually all types of family law matters including: Contested divorce, uncontested divorce, legal separation, paternity, spousal support, child support, child custody, child visitation, annulment, restraining orders, mediation, arbitration and others.
John Carl Bigler
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Palmdale, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(661) 947-8499 1037 West Avenue N #201
Palmdale, CA 93551
Family and Divorce
Southwestern Univ School of Law
John C. Bigler is the founding attorney at the Palmdale law firm, the Law Offices of John C. Bigler. Throughout his 20 years of practicing law, Attorney Bigler has handled thousands of family law and divorce cases, hearings, and trials. He also served as a judge pro tem for over 100 days, in order to develop an understanding of what a case looks like through a judge’s perspective. Mr. Bigler has represented clients in almost every courthouse throughout the Los Angeles County, as well as many courts throughout various California counties. Attorney Bigler is a member of the State Bar...
Andrew Michael Ward
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Lancaster, CA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(661) 584-4282 767 W Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
Family, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Since 1952, Michelizzi, Schwabacher, Ward & Collins has been providing trusted legal counsel and effective services to the residents throughout Lancaster and Antelope Valley. As a full-service law firm, the team offers trusted counsel for matters involving personal injury, criminal defense, family law, real estate, estate planning, civil litigation, and business law. To find out more about the services offered, do not hesitate to contact the firm today.
David Terry Collins
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Lancaster, CA Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(661) 584-4282 767 West Lancaster Boulevard
Lancaster, CA 93534
Family, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
Univ of Idaho COL
As a partner of the Law Offices of Michelizzi, Schwabacher, Ward & Collins, David works in the fields of personal injury, probate and estate planning. David received his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University at Northridge in 1979 and went on to obtain his law degree from the University of Idaho. He was admitted to practice in 1983 and is a member of the California State Bar, the Antelope Valley Bar Association, and the California Applicant’s Attorneys Association. As a community leader, Davis is committed to representing those who have been injured in an accident...
Jim Schaefer
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Lancaster, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(661) 722-7700 43364 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and California State University - Northridge
The Law Firm of Schaefer and Associates is located in Lancaster, CA within the Antelope Valley and serves the entire Lancaster and Palmdale areas including all of the Los Angeles County and Kern County areas within Southern California. We are a full service civil law firm with an emphasis in Business Law, Contract Law, Construction Law, Divorce and Family Law, Estate Planning, Landlord & Tenant Law, Probate and Real Estate Law. Schaefer and Associates mission is to provide the highest quality legal representation for individuals, businesses, contractors, builders, institutions, material suppliers, subcontractors and others at reasonable rates...
Thomas John Ward
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Lancaster, CA Family Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(661) 584-4282 767 West Lancaster Boulevard
Lancaster, CA 93534
Family, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
UCLA School of Law
As a partner of the Law Offices of Michelizzi, Schwabacher, Ward & Collins, Thomas works in the fields of civil litigation, business litigation, and real estate. Thomas received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco in 1964 and went on to obtain his law degree from UCLA in 1967. He is currently a member of the California State Bar, the Antelope Valley Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. If you or your business need the help of an experienced litigation attorney, contact the firm today for a consultation!
Daniel Hernandez
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Lancaster, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
42156 10th Street West
Suite 203
Lancaster, CA 93534
Family and Divorce
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Lancaster, CA Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(661) 942-8247 42544 10th St W
Lancaster, CA 93534
Family and Divorce
Univ of West Los Angeles
Lancaster, CA Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(661) 729-1879 42257 6th St W
Lancaster, CA 93534
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Lancaster, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(661) 723-5530 1110 W Avenue L
Lancaster, CA 93534
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
American U Washington COL
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,... Read More »
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Lancaster, CA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(661) 726-1306 663 W Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Lancaster, CA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(661) 622-3000 43807 10th Street West
Suite F
Lancaster, CA 93534
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Lancaster, CA Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(661) 974-7303 42011 4th St W
Lancaster, CA 93534
Family, Criminal and Divorce
Lancaster, CA Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(661) 949-6631 1110 W Avenue L
Lancaster, CA 93534
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Rutgers Univ School of Law
Lancaster, CA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(661) 726-5151 1672 W Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Lancaster, CA Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(661) 949-6727 44540 10th St W
Lancaster, CA 93534
Family and Divorce
Western State Univ
Lancaster, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(661) 949-6727 44540 10th St W
Lancaster, CA 93534
Family and Divorce
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Palmdale, CA Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(661) 575-9811 1125 W Avenue M14
Suite B
Palmdale, CA 93551-1404
Family
Lancaster, CA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(661) 940-1792 857 W Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
Family and Divorce
Univ of South Carolina School of Law
Lancaster, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(661) 942-2590 809 W Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
Family and Divorce
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 11400 West Olympic Boulevard
Ste 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Attorney Shahrestani offers intense, intelligent, and attentive legal representation to individual and business clients in high-stakes, high conflict, and time sensitive litigation, negotiation, and transactional matters. Call today to set a Phone Consultation to discuss your concerns: 800-510-3916.

Fluent Spanish, French, Italian, Farsi. Offering legal representation throughout New York, California, Massachusetts, DC, and Washington State.

(1) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining Orders, Abduction, Collaborative Divorce, Property Division

(2) EDUCATION LAW: Academic Discipline, Grade Disputes, Fee Disputes, Special Education, Teacher Contracts, Bullying, School Campus Crimes, Academic Freedom, School Misconduct, School Representation

(3) BUSINESS & CONTRACTS: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Legal...
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.
Marshall W. Waller
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer
(310) 803-9472 433 North Camden Drive
Suite 600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and University of San Diego School of Law
Marshall W. Waller is certified as a Family Law Specialist through the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. A Certified Family Law Specialist must pass an extensive written examination in the subject area, be approved by a peer review process and show proficiency in this area by demonstrating experience handling a sufficient number of family law cases with varying degrees of complexity. Continuing education is required to maintain this specialty. Marshall Waller has also been awarded a top AV rating* from Martindale Hubble, the premier attorney rating system in the nation. Super Lawyers magazine has selected...
Mary Ellen Waller
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer
(866) 297-0803 433 North Camden Drive
Suite 600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Family and Divorce
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Mary Ellen Waller is a director, shareholder, and general counsel of Feinberg & Waller, APC. Ms. Waller is not available for individual client retention, her focus is on the management of Feinberg & Waller, a law firm practicing exclusively in divorce and family law with offices located in Calabasas and Beverly Hills, California. Ms. Waller has helped lead the firm to become one of Southern California's premier family law firms, serving clients in all aspects of family law, including highly complex family law litigation. Clients receive increased value and benefit from her role, they are not charged for the expertise...
Diana Pamela Zitser
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(818) 763-5274 5200 Lankershim Boulevard
Suite 850, (Academy Tower)
Los Angeles, CA 91601
Family and Divorce
Southwestern Univ School of Law
The Law Firm of Diana P. Zitser is a highly respected and well-known firm in the family law arena. Diana, the founder, is a Certified Family Law Specialist with close to 20 years of experience. She has successfully represented clients with matters ranging from high-net-worth divorces to later-in-life divorces, legal separations, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, determination of spousal support, paternity actions, and domestic partnerships. Prior to practicing law, Diana earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance and was a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, handling complex multimillion-dollar realty valuation projects. Diana credits her unique...
Sandra I. Salinas
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Attorney
(818) 201-2978 433 North Camden Dr.
Suite 600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State University College of Law
Sandra Salinas is certified as a Family Law Specialist through the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California.

She is a partner in the law firm of Feinberg & Waller. Ms. Salinas is admitted to practice before all the courts in the State of California and the United States Federal Court.

Ms. Salinas' practice at Feinberg & Waller is devoted exclusively to family law where she is a highly regarded member of the firm's senior attorney team. You can be secure in the knowledge that she understands your problem, has a solution and is working hard on your...
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.
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...
Linda Lu McLarnan-Dugan
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Arcadia, CA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(626) 296-8670 150 N. Santa Anita Ave., Suite 300
Arcadia, CA 91006
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of West Los Angeles College of Law
Linda L. McLarnan-Dugan, Esq. has over 26 years of experience in the legal field following her admission to the California State Bar. She handles all types of cases which deal with the family. Her practice include all areas of Family Law; Probate; Conservatorships; Guardianships; and Estate Planning. She regularly is appointed a Minor’s Counsel in Family Court and PVP Attorney in Probate Court. She is a member of the State Bar of California; Pasadena Bar Association, 2018 President-Elect of the PBA, Chair 2011-2014 Pasadena Family Law Bar; Pasadena Tournament of Roses; and Recording Secretary of...
Alphonse Provinziano
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(877) 529-7101 8888 Olympic Blvd
Ste 203
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Alphonse focuses on providing excellent client service and aggressive advocacy to clients in Family Law matters. Alphonse is a Certified Specialist in Family Law (CFLS) by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

Alphonse graduated with a B.A. in Rhetoric with Honors and English Literature from U.C. Berkeley, where he gave the Commencement Address for the Rhetoric Department. He also received the honor of Distinction in General Scholarship. He graduated with a J.D. from U.C. Hastings in San Francisco with a concentration in Civil Litigation and was awarded for the best student in Trial Advocacy II by the CACI Institute.

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Hossein Farzam Berenji
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 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.
Rozanna Michelle Velen
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Encino, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(818) 962-4669 15760 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 1160
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Loyola Law School
Rozanna M. Velen is a co-founder of The Law Offices of Korol and Velen. She is an attorney licensed to practice before all of the Courts of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of California at Los Angeles in 1988 and her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in 1992. Ms. Velen is a member of the California State Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and...
Robert Louis Gigliotti
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ENCINO, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(818) 996-9776 15760 VENTURA BLVD., SUITE 700
ENCINO, CA 91436
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
University of La Verne College of Law
With over twenty-five years experience, Los Angeles attorney Robert Gigliotti has the knowledge and experience necessary to confidently and effectively represent California Clients in all aspects of family law including, divorce, custody and visitation, move-away disputes, child support, ?spousal support, property rights, premarital, post-nuptial, cohabitation agreements, modifications, domestic violence, and restraining orders. ?Los Angeles lawyer Robert Gigliotti understands the emotional and financial stress experienced by clients going through a divorce. ?Although a "do - it - yourself" plan may sound attractive at first glance a family law courtroom is no place to navigate alone or without an experienced...
Donna Ann Laurent
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Encino, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(818) 995-0036 16133 Ventura Blvd
Suite 1140
Encino, CA 91436
Family and Divorce
Southwestern Law School
Bio for Donna A. Laurent, Certified Family Law Specialist Donna graduated from Southwestern University School of Law, Summa Cum Laude, in May 1994. While at Southwestern, she earned American Jurisprudence Awards in Legal Research & Writing, Constitutional Law and Torts. She also received Corpus Juris Secundum Awards in Civil Procedure and Torts and an Outstanding Achievement Award in the International Protection of Human Rights. She was invited to Law Review and Moot Court, but chose, instead, to devote her non-school hours to raising her young son, who started kindergarten when she started law school. Prior to law school, Donna...
Omar Alfredo Zambrano
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Baldwin Park , CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(800) 562-0004 12738 East Ramona Blvd.
Baldwin Park , CA 91706
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
USC Law School
About Law Offices Of Omar Zambrano I have practiced law in the State of California since 2003. Over the course of my career, I have represented thousands of clients in a variety of areas of law such as immigration, bankruptcy, real estate, civil litigation of many kinds, estate planning, probate, business law, contracts, personal injury, and guardianship. Competence: I graduated from one of the top law schools in the country, the University of Southern California (USC). I graduated with high honors from USC and I excel in all social and political debates. Friendly, relaxed office atmosphere: I...
Francisco Miguel Zavala
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Valencia, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(661) 753-3534 28494 Westinghouse Place Suite 206
Suite 206
Valencia, CA 91355
Family, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
UCLA School of Law
Attorney Francisco Zavala is an experienced, respected, and knowledgeable Divorce and Child Custody lawyer. For more than 20 years, Divorce Attorney Francisco Zavala has dedicated his practice to serving clients faced with a divorce, child support or child custody dispute. He has helped hundreds of people get better divorces and child custody arrangements. Divorce lawyer Francisco Zavala knows how to make any divorce or child custody dispute less adversarial. He has an uncanny ability to make divorces and child custody disputes resolve smoothly and with much less emotional turmoil and financial cost. Divorce lawyer Francisco Zavala will guide your case...
Stephen Marc Drucker
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Glendale, CA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(800) 435-7444 417 North Glendale Avenue #A
Glendale, CA 91206
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
Attorney Drucker has been practicing law for over 35 years! He has developed a unique and revolutionary Flat Fee model for Divorce and Family Law. Clients can purchase services on his website www.LegalActionWorkshopLAW.com or can speak with him by phone or in our Glendale office. Attorney Drucker also handles Probate and Estate Planning documents such as Wills, Trusts & Powers of Attorney.
Leslie Kyle Howell
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Pasadena, CA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(626) 351-1200 3820 E. Colorado Blvd
Suite A
Pasadena, CA 91107
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
USC Law School
Attorney/mediator, Leslie Howell, comes from a bi-racial, musical family and is an adoptive parent as well. She was a jazz singer for several years before (and after) attending law school. She has also worked for years in a corporate setting. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, but has lived in New York City, Japan and Hawaii. Her background makes her approachable and she has insight that most other mediators and lawyers may not have. This insight allows Leslie to understand, as well as creatively think, about the concerns and issues at hand.

Leslie is a collaborative divorce lawyer and...
Cathleen Elisabeth Norton
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(310) 300-4021 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
UCLA School of Law
We understand that navigating the family court system can be quite overwhelming. The Law Offices of Cathleen E. Norton is experienced in handling any family law matter: Divorce, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property Division, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Modification of Child Support, Modification of Spousal Support,Child Custody Evaluations, Move-Away and Relocation Requests, Paternity Actions, Domestic Partnerships, Uncontested Divorce, Legal Separation, Pre-Divorce Planning, Limited Scope Representation/Consultation. The Law Offices of Cathleen E. Norton is committed to providing you with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about your life. Our goal is to empower...
Kevin Joshua Chroman
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Sherman Oaks, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(818) 528-7755 15130 Ventura Blvd Ste 314
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Loyola Law School
Kevin Chroman, Esq. graduated from Loyola Law School graduate (2000), wherein he won the state-wide mediation advocacy award. Presently, Kevin runs a Collaborative Mediation Clinic at Loyola Law School, where he is an adjunct professor. The program was given high honors by the City as the Best New Mediation Program in 2014. Individually, Kevin has been awarded the Eureka Award in recognition of his contributions to the collaborative and peace making community. Kevin is a UC Berkeley graduate with a Masters degree in English Literature from DePaul University. Kevin is a Family Law practitioner, whose practice focuses exclusively on Collaborative...
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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.


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Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.