Montecito, California Family Lawyers

Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(805) 965-1329 1224 Coast Village Cir
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Loyola Law School
Georgia Staab
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Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(805) 963-2011 1220 State Street, 2nd Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Santa Barbara College of Law
Georgia L. Staab has been practicing law in Santa Barbara for over 17 years. Her practice is devoted to representing clients in all aspects family law, including divorce, child support, child custody and visitation, spousal support, guardianships, pre and post nuptial agreements, post-judgment modifications, post-divorce issues, domestic violence, paternity and move-aways. As a seasoned family law attorney, Georgia can explain your rights, responsibilities and the alternatives available for resolving the issues of your case. She will listen to your unique situation, and work to find solutions that are in the best interests of you and your family....
Daniella T. Felix
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Carpinteria , CA Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(805) 845-9091 1056 Eugenia Place, Suite B
Carpinteria , CA 93013
Free ConsultationFamily, Business and Personal Injury
My approach is simple – to provide value to your case. I am committed to providing client-centered representation and finding ways to benefit the client. I strive to return phone calls and emails within 24 hours. I am committed to keeping clients informed every step of the way. I work hard to bring your case to a timely and cost-effective resolution.
Charles Michael Oxton
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Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(805) 963-2011 1220 State Street, 2nd Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Charles "Chip" Oxton is a Santa Barbara attorney representing clients in all aspects of family law and civil litigation. Chip is a highly-skilled and respected legal advisor and litigator with nearly 40 years' experience practicing law in Santa Barbara. He has represented clients in a broad range of legal matters, including divorce and custody cases, personal injury and civil disputes, conservatorships and guardianships, wills and probate administration, real estate law, and landlord-tenant law. Legal disputes are often intense, emotionally-charged experiences for the parties involved. Chip's approach to practicing law involves providing clients with calm, reasoned advice in an environment devoted...
Maureen Ann Grattan
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Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family and Divorce
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Ms. Grattan has been a lawyer for over 30 years. She is both a trained mediator and an experienced trial lawyer. She also has experience and training in Collaborative Law. Her practice areas include family law and civil litigation.

In Family Law, Ms. Grattan believes that intelligent and creative solutions should be employed to minimize the financial and emotional toll of divorce and divorce-related issues on her clients and their children. She would prefer to brainstorm to find a win-win solution to court, and putting the children first is a focal point of her mediation efforts. Ms. Grattan is a strong...
Channe Gallagher Coles
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Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
19 E. Mission Street
Suite B
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationFamily
University of West Los Angeles College of Law and California State University - Northridge
Channe Gallagher Coles is the founder and primary attorney of the Law Office of Channe G. Coles. Born in Newport Beach, California in 1978, Ms. Coles lived briefly in Mississippi and Arizona before returning to Southern California (Orange County) as a young child. Becuase her parents divorced when she was 3-years old, Ms. Coles spent her early years growing up in a single-family home with her mother and four sisters. Following the lead of strong female role models in her family, Ms. Coles has strived to embody the American ethic that through hard work, determination and initiative you can accomplish...
Maya Shulman
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Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(818) 222-0010 7 W. Figueroa Street
Suite 300
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Univ of West Los Angeles
The founder of Shulman Family Law Group, Maya Shulman offers legal representation to those in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties who are dealing with issues of family law, including divorce and custody. Her years of working with complex, difficult family law matters prepared her to handle complicated matters of move away cases, interstate and international family law. With a deep commitment to confidentiality and discretion, Ms. Shulman often handles complex matters of custody, surrogacy and entangled divorce for residents of California.

Maya moved to the United States from her native Latvia 28 years ago, after attending University of...
Larry Ray Laborde
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Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(805) 963-4567 21 E Canon Perdido St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationFamily, Collections, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Iowa
I graduated from the University of Iowa in 1972. My first year out of law school, two friends from Perry and I opened a bar and music center in Iowa City called the C.O.D. Steam Laundry. After a year I moved to California where I traveled the West Coast as a craft vendor and follower of the Grateful Dead band. In 1990, I decided to settle down in Santa Barbara and joined the California State Bar, practicing family law. My interest in family law grew to the point where I wanted to become a specialist in family...
Susanna Vivian Pullen
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Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(805) 879-7523 148 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family and Divorce
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
John K Rounds
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Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
827 State St. Suite 4
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Ventura College of Law
John Rounds is a founding partner in our firm. He has focused on the following practice areas: Bankruptcy and Consumer Advocacy Law: John has helped thousands of personal and business Bankruptcy Clients. Mr. Rounds has a 20+ year reputation for helping working people and small companies through the most difficult times to get a financial "fresh start". Options include the complete discharge, structured payments or other negotiated settlement of the most problematic claims. Business Law: John's years as a transactional attorney and personal history in buying and selling businesses, results in a prospective...
Marcus W. Morales
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Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(805) 845-5405 115 W. Mission Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family and Personal Injury
Morales Law. Serving Family Law and Personal Injury Clients Since 2011.
Justin Daniel Arnold
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Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(805) 346-8536 351 Paseo Nuevo
Second Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of San Diego School of Law
Vanessa Kirker-Wright
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Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(805) 964-5105 350 Chapala St.
Suite 207
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family and Divorce
Rob Sullivan
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Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(805) 719-7841 827 State Street Suite 1
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
McCleary Hobbs Sanborn III
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Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(805) 898-2501 23 Hitchcock Way, Suite 106
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Gregory R Lowe
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Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(805) 687-3434 3463 State Street #507
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Family, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
I am a California native originally from the San Joaquin Valley. I graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1970 where I studied Political Science. In 1975, after 3 years of world travel I formed an import clothing business. It included a Santa Barbara retail store and for 25 years operated as a national wholesale outlet. I took part in the management of the business and the design and distribution of the products. My duties included national and international travel, meeting with customers and vendors, as well as dealing with international banking and import/export requirements. The company...
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(805) 963-1994 100 E De la Guerra St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(805) 963-0759 222 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family and Divorce
Santa Barbara COL
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(805) 963-0755 222 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Santa Barbara COL
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(805) 965-5131 8 E Figueroa St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family
Loyola Law School
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(805) 685-3111 101 E Victoria St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Santa Barbara COL
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(805) 564-4481 800 Garden St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
UCLA School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(805) 963-8758 144 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family and Divorce
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(805) 564-2191 1006 Santa Barbara St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family and Divorce
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(805) 965-0752 1035 Santa Barbara St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
UCLA School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(805) 966-4171 125 E Victoria St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Univ of Oregon School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(805) 564-8055 15 W Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family, Divorce and Medical Malpractice
Santa Barbara COL
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(805) 963-3535 1114 State Street, Suite 200
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(805) 963-0755 222 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family and Divorce
UC Hastings COL
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(805) 564-1230 1006 Santa Barbara St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(805) 965-5131 8 E Figueroa St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family
UCLA School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(805) 966-9780 1114 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Southern Illinois Univ School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(805) 963-7400 125 E Victoria St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family, Civil Rights, Divorce and Estate Planning
California Western School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(805) 962-0988 427 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family and Divorce
Loyola Law School
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(805) 963-0755 222 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family and Divorce
U of San Francisco School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(805) 965-5131 8 East Figueroa Street, Suite 300
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family
Ventura COL
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Attorney
(805) 965-5131 8 East Figueroa Street, Suite 300
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(805) 963-4567 21 E Canon Perdido St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Santa Barbara COL
Santa Barbara, CA Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(805) 569-2223 1514 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family and Divorce
Santa Barbara COL
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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.