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Amanda Beth Naples
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California Family Law Lawyer

Amanda B. Naples is an Attorney at The Law Office of Heather Cullen. Attorney Naples is currently an active member of State Bar of California and practices exclusively Family Law. Attorney Naples is a... Read More »
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Frank J. Prainito
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Attentive, results-oriented representation in divorce and family law cases.

I'm a family lawyer with more than 20 years of experience and I will fight for the best results for you and your children. My practice includes divorce, spousal support, child support, and child custody and visitation.
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Heather Mellyn Cullen
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California Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience

The family law practice at the Law Office of Heather Cullen strives to maintain effective, quality relationships with each of our clients. We treat each client with integrity and respect for his or her... Read More »
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David Blaisdell
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Moreno Valley, CA Family Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(951) 247-1977 23020 Atlantic Circle
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Family
Southwestern Law School
Who is David Blaisdell? Dave was born in Indiana. As a baby he and his parents came out to California pulling a trailer. His parents heated his bottle on the hot radiator when they had to pull over to cool the engine in driving across the desert. Dave attended schools in Southern California. He graduated from Los Altos High School. He attended both San Diego State and San Jose State. In the army he was stationed at Fort Ord, Fort Gordon, Killeen Base (now West Fort Hood) and Presidio of San Francisco. After service in the army Dave graduated from...
Heather Mellyn Cullen
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(951) 715-4632 28465 Old Town Front Street
Suite 321
Temecula, CA 92590
Family and Divorce
University of California - Riverside and University of California, Davis, School of Law
The family law practice at the Law Office of Heather Cullen strives to maintain effective, quality relationships with each of our clients. We treat each client with integrity and respect for his or her individual needs, goals and objectives. We focus on intelligent legal representation. We pledge to listen to and communicate with each of our clients. At our firm, we will give you the personal attention you need as you work through your family law issue. Our practice focuses on all areas of family law, from complicated divorce with complex property division, custody and support to simple preparation...
Joseph Torri
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(866) 630-5757 4255 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
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...
Valerie Lee Murphy
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Riverside, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(951) 715-4632 4094 Chestnut Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Family and Divorce
California Southern, School of Law
Valerie L. Murphy is a native Southern Californian who joined the Law Office of Heather Cullen as an Attorney in early 2008. Attorney Murphy's legal focus is on family law matters including divorce, termination of domestic partnerships, custody and visitation, establishment of parental relationships (paternity), domestic violence, division of community property, child support and spousal support. Attorney Murphy has extensive experience and personal knowledge with issues regarding the United States Military and Family Law. Her experience includes issues relating to divorce, child and spousal support, the Soldier and Sailors Relief act, as well as application of Federal...
Harry Mirchandaney
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(800) 756-1091 7155 Magnolia Ave.
Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92504
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.
Amanda Beth Naples
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Temecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(951) 715-4632 28465 Old Town Front Street
Suite 321
Temecula, CA 92590
Family and Divorce
Gonzaga University School of Law
Amanda B. Naples is an Attorney at The Law Office of Heather Cullen. Attorney Naples is currently an active member of State Bar of California and practices exclusively Family Law. Attorney Naples is a native Southern Californian who graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine. She then earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington. Attorney Naples is an excellent legal writer having sharpened her legal writing skills as an editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. Her endeavors resulted in many published scholarly legal articles....
Frank J. Prainito
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Riverside, CA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(909) 481-3626 4192 Brockton Ave
#103
Riverside, CA 92501
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
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 Angeles County and knowing the majority of the judges, I can give you an honest opinion of the expected results of your particular case. I give intensive attention to crucial details of all legal issues, so you can be sure that we will not miss anything. CONSULTATION: ...
NaKesha S.D. Ruegg
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Riverside, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(951) 784-1900 3941 Brockton Ave., Ste 5
Riverside, CA 92501
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Family Law is an area of law that requires more than just an understanding of the law, it requires an understanding of people. When dealing with something as personal as family, emotions can run high and often impact a person's decision making process. At Swanson and Ruegg, we address your needs by helping you to determine what your best options are so that you can decide on which course of action is right for your family. Our Riverside law firm brings over 30 years of combined experience to every family law case we handle. That experience allows us to...
Sheldon E. Lee
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Riverside, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(888) 749-7428 4255 Main Street
Suite 7
Riverside, CA 92501
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
As an associate of Wallin & Klarich, I know the emotional aspects of going through a difficult dissolution, a family law issue or a criminal matter. I will provide the time and attention into each individual case whether it is a family law or criminal case so that my clients can be assured that their case is being competently handled.
Paul Jeffrey Wallin
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(877) 466-5245 4229 Main Street
Suite A/B
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
Pepperdine University School of Law
For over 35 years, I have been successfully representing clients facing criminal charges or dealing with family law matters. As the Senior Partner of Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation, I work hard to ensure our clients are represented with respect and professionalism. When you hire our firm, you place your trust in a team of attorneys and legal professionals, whose only goal is to obtain the best result possible in your case. You are not alone. We will get through this together.
Matthew James Knez
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Riverside, CA Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(951) 742-7681 6780 Indiana Avenue
Suite 150
Riverside, CA 92506
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of La Verne College of Law
Matthew J. Knez graduated from the University of Redlands in California where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing. He went on to pursue his Law Degree at the University of LaVerne, College of Law in Ontario, California. While pursuing his law degree he earned various awards, including CALI Award in Torts and he was on the Dean’s List. Mr. Knez was also a member of the Justice and Immigration Clinic where he worked with people seeking asylum into the United States from countries where they had experienced persecution or threat of persecution....
Richard Gaines Heston
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Riverside, CA Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(951) 290-2827 4192 Brockton Avenue
Suite 100
Riverside, CA 92501
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Southwestern Law School
Having practiced for 29 years in both bankruptcy and family law, two often related fields of practice effecting consumers, I have gained considerable expertise as well as an understanding that consumers are seeking prompt resolution of such issues with the least conflict and at the lowest cost. Being among a small handful of dual Certified Specialists in both Bankruptcy and Family Law, I am frequently sought out by attorneys and litigants whose cases originating in one field have spilled over into the other, where knowledge and experience in both areas is essential.
Kathleen G. Alvarado
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(951) 682-6630 7177 Brockton Avenue
Suite 335
Riverside, CA 92506
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Kathleen G. Alvarado is an accomplished advocate who is relentless in her goals of obtaining the best settlements and verdicts for her clients. She is not afraid to be firm in her convictions. She leaves no stone unturned, and investigates every option available when working for her clients. Ms. Alvarado is a graduate of Loyola Marymount where she earned her undergraduate degree. She earned her Juris Doctor degree at Loyola Law School. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Alvarado served as a Deputy District Attorney for San Bernardino. While serving as a Deputy District Attorney for...
Laura Chanel Rosauer
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(951) 328-8400 4049 Almond Street
Suite 202
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Michael Roger Schneider
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(951) 686-1010 4121 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
Mr. Schneider has taken a long road to bring him to the practice of law. After High School and having studied in Mexico for a semester, he served in the U.S. Army as a Russian translator. He then studied for a year in Regensburg, Germany. Upon arriving back in the U.S.A., he obtained a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Maryland and did post graduate studies at George Washington University in clinical Microbiology. Only after working for some years as a research assistant and clinical Microbiologist did he then attend law school. Mr. Schneider graduated from Western State University College...
Catherine Ann Schwartz
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(951) 686-8190 6877 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
Riverside, CA 92506
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
With each individual case, Catherine A. Schwartz brings the knowledge of over twenty years of experience practicing family law and criminal defense in California. Ms. Schwartz's undergraduate studies were in sociology at Philadelphia Christian College. She graduated with a B.S degree in law and a JD at Western State University College of Law, San Diego, in 1991. After passing the California State Bar in 1991, Ms. Schwartz practiced family law, juvenile dependency, and juvenile delinquency law in both San Diego and Riverside, CA. She has been involved in the areas of family law and criminal defense for the past 20...
Tashfeen Haq
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(909) 234-9789 4240 Latham St.
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Riverside, CA 92501
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Abel Fernandez
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Riverside, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(951) 779-9609 3403 Tenth Street 
Suite 718
Riverside, CA 92501
Family, Divorce and Employment
Loyola Law School
Diefer Law Group, PC provides legal representation to victims of discrimination, sexual harassment, and employer retaliation in the workplace. As former employment defense lawyers, our Orange County employment law attorneys provide clients with a unique perspective; a perspective that enables them to craft innovative case strategies for each case that they handle. Our firm offers employee-focused representation throughout Southern California, zealously fighting for the rights of our clients. While caring, our lawyers are also aggressive. We are not afraid to go to trial and take pride in our ability to find solutions to complicated employment law problems. When it...
Eric Rice
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Riverside, CA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(866) 571-4529 3800 Orange Street
Suite 280
Riverside, CA 92501
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Before attending Law School, Eric majored in Sociology at California State University, Fullerton. He graduated Cum Laude and was a member of the Sociological Honors Society. During this time, Eric studied the sociological aspects of the family as well as crime and punishment. He attended Chapman University School of Law in Orange, CA.

Eric is a member of the California State Bar Family Law Section and Orange County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice law in California State Court and the United States Central District Court of California. His primary area of practice is Family Law.
Michael Roger Schneider
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer
(951) 686-1010 4121 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Mr. Schneider has taken a long road to bring him to the practice of law. After High School and having studied in Mexico for a semester, he served in the U.S. Army as a Russian translator. He then studied for a year in Regensburg, Germany. Upon arriving back in the U.S.A., he obtained a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Maryland and did post graduate studies at George Washington University in clinical Microbiology. Only after working for some years as a research assistant and clinical Microbiologist did he then attend law school. Mr. Schneider graduated from Western State University College...
Stacy Albelais
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(951) 686-8662 4505 Allstate Dr.
Suite 202
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationFamily
Attorney Stacy Albelais, along with her dedicated staff, is committed to providing quality service to our clients. With 15 years’ experience in the family law arena, Ms. Albelais’ rates are very competitive. Ms. Albelais has been an attorney for eight (8) years with ten years’ prior experience as a family law paralegal. As a result of her extensive family law background, Ms. Albelais knows the ins and outs of the practice of family law and the needs of a family law client.
Ellen Weinfurtner
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(951) 684-2130 3993 Market Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Family and Estate Planning
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Christian Leroy Schank
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(951) 367-3222 4333 Orange St
Riverside, CA 92501
Family
Univ of LaVerne COL
Luis Aguilar
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(951) 369-7805 3540 12th St
Riverside, CA 92501
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Univ of Minnesota L S
Jay Adam Sills Esq.
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(951) 781-3920 3783 Arlington Ave
Riverside, CA 92506
Family, Employment and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
Robert Deller
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Riverside, CA Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(888) 359-4298 6346 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
Family and Divorce
Western State Univ
Donald Bradley Cripe
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(951) 686-5157 3992 Brockton Ave
Riverside, CA 92501
Family, Business, Civil Rights and Divorce
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Robert Harold Brownlee
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RIVERSIDE, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(951) 840-0279 3638 University Avenue Suite 207
RIVERSIDE, CA 92501
Family
Western State Univ COL
Julie Marie Hill
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(888) 860-6519 3865 Jurupa Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Whittier Coll School of Law
Gary Allen Imburg
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(951) 684-8302 4081 Brockton Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
Gina Marie Famularo
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(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
“Integrity Matters”
As a young woman, Gina experienced the pain and uncertainty of a protracted custody battle over her first child. It was this experience that caused her to become a lawyer. Her daughter is now happily married and attending medical school. Gina married her second husband in 1992. They have a teenaged son together, who still lives at home.

Gina was licensed to practice law in the state of California in 1997. Since then, she has amassed vast legal knowledge and courtroom experience. Her practice has always been limited exclusively to family law. Over the years, she has learned to listen....
Andrew Huynh Tran
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Corona, CA Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(855) 939-9111 1897 California Ave, Suite 102
Corona, CA 92881
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Whittier Law School and University of California - Irvine
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law, and Society from the University of California, Irvine. I concurrently worked as a research assistant for both a prominent sociology of law professor and white-collar and corporate crime professor. After receiving my B.A., I worked as a law clerk for a Bankruptcy and Taxation law office in Northern California where I gained extensive experience. I entered Whittier Law School where I was the runner-up in the competitive Susan E. McGuigan Oral Advocacy Competition and became heavily involved in the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. I received one of the highest...
William Stanley Fitch
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Corona , CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(951) 263-7377 Suite A
Corona , CA 92883
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
William Fitch, otherwise known as "Bill" is a senior attorney at Family Law Matters. Having a civil trial background for nearly two decades before joining the firm, Bill brings a unique knowledge of the law with him. He has tried hundreds, if not thousands, of cases over the years; and has conducted many jury trials. He also has extensive experience in discovery and law and motion issues. Bill's easy-going nature makes him easy to talk to, but do not underestimate his trial skills. Bill would always rather settle a case than try one one, because he recognizes the benefits to...
Denise Merle Motroni
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Lake Elsinore, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(951) 900-3342 -
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara University School of Law

Lake Elsinore family law attorney handling cases including adoption, child support, child custody, divorce, separation, annulments, marital agreements, spousal support, and visitation rights.
Drew Hendricks
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(951) 249-7022 27555 Ynez Rd
Suite 214
Temecula, CA 92591
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Drew received his Bachelor of Arts from Queens University of Charlotte, where he majored in Psychology and served as captain of the university tennis team. After college, he attended graduate school at West Virginia University, where he earned master’s degrees in social work and public administration, and participated in many community outreach projects. He also demonstrated exceptional work ethic by completing two master’s programs while simultaneously working as a tennis coach to help pay for his education. He later received his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law, where he was a Dean’s List student and member of...
Justine E. Marren
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Corona, CA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(951) 444-5530 255 E. Rincon St #211a
Corona, CA 92879
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Justine Marren received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from San Diego State University. Ms. Marren graduated from San Diego State University, Magna Cum Laude and was on the University’s Dean’s List every semester in attendance. Ms. Marren received her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude and in the top fifteen percent of her class. Ms. Marren also received an Academic Achievement Award in Family Law which recognized her achieving the highest grade possible in her Family Law Class. During law school, Ms. Marren interned at the Family Law Facilitator’s Office...
Richard Earl Bawden III
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Redlands, CA Family Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(909) 792-0222 300 E. State Street #430
Redlands, CA 92373
Family and Divorce
Univ of Oregon School of Law
Family Law Specialist Richard E. Bawden has been practicing law for over 30 years. He has had many personal accomplishments within the legal field, among which has been to serve as the San Bernardino County Bar Association President. Mr. Bawden's personal attention to clients, his knowledge of the law and trial expertise, along with his personal integrity, have all combined to make his practice well-known in the Inland Empire. He and Robert A. Kochis are dedicated to providing quality family and divorce law consultation services in the Redlands and Inland Empire area.

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James Lawrence Knox
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Redlands, CA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(909) 798-3300 1447 Ford Street
Suite 201
Redlands, CA 92374
Family and Divorce
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
James Lawrence Knox is a partner at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP. For almost two decades, Mr. Knox has been providing aggressive legal representation to clients facing criminal charges, as well as individuals involved in family law issues or facing administrative law proceedings. Mr. Knox, along with the other members of our legal team, is firmly committed to putting the needs of clients first and has a long and distinguished track record to show that he is a skillful litigator and knowledgeable legal professional.

Whether you are getting divorced, have been charged with a crime, received a traffic citation, or...
Ronald Freeman
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer
11801 Pierce St
Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92505
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Southern Law School
At the Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman in San Bernardino, California, my firm focuses on three areas of the law: criminal defense, family law and immigration. I am dedicated and strongly committed to protecting the rights of Southern Californians in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardo and San Diego counties and throughout the Inland Empire.

I firmly believe that each of my clients deserves my respect, understanding, compassion and personal attention. Consequently, starting with each client's free initial consultation, I listen to my clients, give them knowledgeable advice so they can make informed choices about their options, and work with them to...
Crista Marie Haynes
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Redlands, CA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(833) 526-5197 631 West State Street
Suite B
Redlands, CA 92373
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of La Verne College of Law
Crista is the Managing Partner of The Haynes Law Firm, APLC located in Redlands, CA. The Haynes Law Firm, APLC is a boutique law firm offering clients legal assistance in the areas of Family law, Criminal law, and Juvenile law. Crista prides herself on offering empathetic, educated, and experienced legal services at affordable rates. Crista is a proud member of the Board of Advisors for the University of Laverne, College of Law, where she attended law school, she is a proud member of the Board of Directors of the Social Justice Advocacy Project, she volunteers her time...
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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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