Monterey County, California Family Lawyers

Sara Sturtevant
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Monterey County, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(831) 287-9781 PO Box 236
Marina, CA 93933
Family, Collections, Divorce and Estate Planning
New College of California
Sara Sturtevant is a licensed California attorney specializing in mediation and family law. She was the Associate Dean at Monterey College of Law and ran the school’s Practical Lawyering Program. Before joining Monterey College of Law, Sara worked at the court’s Self Help Center in Monterey. As an attorney and mediator, Sara believes that people have their own best solutions to any problem they face. This is as led her to help create programs in community mediation and self-help legal education to provide resources for people to access when facing legal problems. Sara believes that mediation should be...
Debra Vaniman Crawford
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Monterey County, CA Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(831) 372-3900 380 Alvarado Street
Suite 202
Monterey, CA 93940
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Southwestern University School of Law
Geoffrey Allen Norris
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Monterey County, CA Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(831) 649-3600 5 Harris Court, Building N, Suite 2
Monterey, CA 93940
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Southwestern University School of Law
Raised on the Monterey Peninsula, Geoffrey A. Norris started his practice in 1990. Mr. Norris has been helping people through the court system for years. The firm prides itself on personal service and client satisfaction. If you have a legal need do not hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation.
Rory S. Coetzee
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Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(831) 275-1191 587 Hartnell Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Trinity International University
Rory S. Coetzee graduated from Trinity Law School in 2008 and was licensed to practice law in California in December of that same year. While at Trinity Law School, he participated in the school’s Moot Court program, was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship, and was awarded the prestigious Amjur Award for academic excellence in the area of Criminal Procedure. He was also elected to serve as a representative on the student body counsel.

A native of South Africa, Mr. Coetzee immigrated to the United States in 1998 and attended Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas where he graduated with...
Bruce Julian Kitchin
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Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(831) 424-0777 44 W Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93901
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Breanna Cornwall
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Monterey County, CA Family Law Attorney
(831) 515-6577 2511 Garden Rd Ste B200
Monterey, CA 93940
Family, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Breanna Cornwall is the firm’s founder and managing attorney. Since going into private practice, she has focused on representing clients involved in family law matters including divorce, military divorce, child custody, and spousal support. She also represents clients in obtaining (and defending against) domestic violence restraining orders and civil restraining orders such as civil harassment restraining orders, workplace violence restraining orders, and private postsecondary school violence restraining orders.

Prior to starting her own firm, she had an extensive background as a business owner and entrepreneur. She started and managed a staffing agency and a real estate brokerage. Her business and...
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(831) 754-6669 6 W Gabilan St Ste 5
Salinas, CA 93901
Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(650) 740-0315 PO Box 1986
Carmel, CA 93921
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
J.F.K. University School of Law
Monterey County, CA Family Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(831) 320-9785 PO Box 8160
Salinas, CA 93912
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Harvard Univ Law School
Monterey County, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(831) 754-2444 318 Cayuga St
Ste 101
Salinas, CA 93901
Family and Divorce
UC Hastings COL
Monterey County, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(831) 754-6669 6 W Gabilan St #5
Salinas, CA 93901
Family
Monterey COL
Monterey County, CA Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(831) 422-6565 134 Central Ave
Salinas, CA 93901
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Monterey COL
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(831) 655-1661 80 Garden Ct #250
Monterey, CA 93940
Family and Divorce
U of San Francisco School of Law
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(831) 757-6844 337 Cayuga St
Salinas, CA 93901
Family, Civil Rights, Criminal and Divorce
Monterey College of Law
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(831) 331-3583 PO Box 5021
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93921
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(866) 901-3212 752 La Guardia St
Salinas, CA 93905
Family and Divorce
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(831) 975-5448 19000 Portola Dr Ste 102
Salinas, CA 93908
Family and Divorce
Monterey COL
Monterey County, CA Family Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(831) 422-9606 21 W Alisal St Ste 100
Salinas, CA 93901
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(831) 757-6844 337 Cayuga St
Salinas, CA 93901
Family and Divorce
Monterey COL
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(831) 757-2644 1188 Padre Dr
Ste 117
Salinas, CA 93901
Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Nat E. Hales Jr.
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San Benito County, CA Family Law Attorney with 54 years experience
(831) 638-1082 719 San Benito St
Suite D
Hollister, CA 95023
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of California Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall)
Nat E. (Ned) Hales, Jr. is a family law attorney of extraordinary experience. For more than 40 years, he has been a leader and respected member of the Santa Clara Bar Family Law Division. Ned is a graduate of Occidental College and the University of California Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall). Ned has worked diligently to improve family law litigation and practice in California. As a two term Family Law Chairman of the Santa Clara County Family Law Section, Ned initiated the Santa Clara County Family Law Judge Pro Tem Program, the use of form Family Court Orders, Santa Clara...
Michele Elizabeth Hales
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San Benito County, CA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(831) 638-1082 719 San Benito St
Suite D
Hollister, CA 95023
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Santa Clara University School of Law
Michelle Elizabeth Hale has been representing clients with Divorce and Family Law matters since her admittance to the California Bar in 1992. In addition to a successful litigation practice, she also offers Alternative Dispute Resolution services, such as Mediation, Collaboration and Unbundled Family Law Assistance. She is dedicated to providing experienced, skilled and knowledgeable representation, and pursuing the best possible outcomes for your family law needs.

Michelle received her B.A. from the University of California Davis in 1989. She earned her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1992. Michelle is a member of the State Bar of California,...
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(831) 375-0100 5 Via Joaquin
Monterey, CA 93940
Family and Divorce
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(831) 657-9030 444 Pearl St Ste E4
Monterey, CA 93940
Family, Divorce, Immigration and Workers' Comp
Monterey College of Law
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(831) 373-8680 2801 Mntry-Salinas Hwy #C
Monterey, CA 93940
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Monterey COL
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(831) 373-1993 PO Box 352
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Monterey COL
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(831) 373-1181 177 Webster St # 210
Monterey, CA 93940
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Univ of Houston Law Center
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(831) 373-2610 470 Tyler St 2nd Fl
Monterey, CA 93940
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Monterey COL
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(831) 655-1661 80 Garden Ct #250
Monterey, CA 93940
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(831) 647-5800 1200 Aguajito Rd
Monterey, CA 93940
Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(925) 683-0827 148 14th St
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Monterey County, CA Family Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(831) 757-5103 215 W Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93901
Family, Divorce, Immigration and Juvenile
Stanford Univ Law School
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(831) 786-7334 PO Box 221
Aromas, CA 95004
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Stanford Univ Law School
Monterey County, CA Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(831) 647-5849 1200 Aguajito Rd Rm 303
Monterey, CA 93940
Family
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Monterey County, CA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(831) 372-9511 2100 Garden Rd Ste H8
Monterey, CA 93940
Family
Oakland College of Law
Monterey County, CA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(831) 646-9293 PO Box 115
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Family and Divorce
Monterey COL
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(831) 646-2004 149 Bonifacio Pl
Monterey, CA 93940
Family
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Monterey County, CA Family Law Attorney
(831) 655-6868 30 Ragsdale Dr Ste 200
Monterey, CA 93940
Family
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(831) 275-0840 215 W Franklin St Ste 315
Monterey, CA 93940
Family, Business and Divorce
Loyola Law School
Monterey County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(831) 884-9389 1616 Hodges Ct
Marina, CA 93933
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
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Monterey County Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Services for Seniors
(831) 899-0492
Seaside, CA


San Benito County Family Law Facilitator
(831) 636-4057
Hollister, CA

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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

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