Pajaro, California Family Lawyers

Watsonville, CA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(831) 728-0474 45 Brennan St
Watsonville, CA 95076
Family and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Watsonville, CA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(831) 728-7077 116 Martinelli St
Watsonville, CA 95076
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Watsonville, CA Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(831) 688-7062 1003 Freedom Blvd
Watsonville, CA 95076
Family and Divorce
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Dana Lynn Santos
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Aptos, CA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(831) 207-6850 P.O. Box 2182
Aptos, CA 95001
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I am a Family Law Specialist, certified with the California State Board of Legal Specialization. I enjoy assisting clients with all their family law needs including custody, support, division of property and paternity. I have acted as minor's counsel for several years, both private and appointed by the court, and have provided mediation services for 15 years.
Steven Edward Springer
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Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(888) 490-9852 16360 Monterey St. Ste. 180
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Employment and Estate Planning
Santa Clara University
Help small to medium size companies navigate through a wide variety of legal challenges: formation, funding, governmental impediments, operational legal planning, merger and acquisition, employee relations, and labor compliance. All with the goal of litigation avoidance. Litigation in all California state courts and the Northern and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California.
Stephen W. Penn
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Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(408) 776-1525 16360 Monterey St
#120
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Glendale Univ COL
Sara Sturtevant
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Marina, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 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...
Mr. Aaron Judson Lodge Esq.
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Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(831) 426-3030 1414 Soquel Avenue, Suite 222
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Family, Civil Rights and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
Aaron J. Lodge received his BA degree and first graduate work in math. He taught math at both the high school and college level for nearly 10 years, before changing careers and going to law school. Mr. Lodge now has a general practice law firm, where he focuses on family law, mediation, civil rights, and is now affiliated with other larger firms for personal injury and other areas of law. Mr. Lodge is highly dedicated to his clients, is very personable, and excellent in both litigation (in court), and in mediation.
Nat E. Hales Jr.
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Hollister, CA Family Law Attorney with 52 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)
Joshua R. Jachimowicz
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Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(800) 576-4210 17485 Monterey Road
Suite 204
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara University School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
Joshua Robinett Jachimowicz was admitted to the State Bar in 2011. Mr. Jachimowicz began working with his father's firm as a law clerk while attending law school. He graduated the University of California at Santa Barbara with a bachelor's degree in Physics. Like his father, he received his law degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law. While at Santa Clara, he received honors for his academic efforts in Wills and Trusts, Employment Discrimination and Trial Techniques classes. As a young attorney, he has handled numerous criminal matters, including petty thefts, drug offenses, and DUIs. Mr. Jachimowicz recently married...
Warren S. Forest
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Scotts Valley, CA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(831) 440-9909 5521 Scotts Valley Dr Ste 270
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Univ of Utah COL
Christina M. Adames
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Hollister, CA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(831) 638-1082 719 San Benito St
Suite D
Hollister, CA 95023
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Lincoln Law School
Thomas S. Stinson
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Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(831) 425-8999 1101 Pacific Avenue, Suite 309
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family and Divorce
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mr. Stinson represents clients in divorce and family law matters, provides estate planning and wealth preservation services through drafting documents such as wills and trusts, and handles general civil litigation matters. He has an undergraduate degree in Business Management Economics from University of California, Santa Cruz where he graduate with honors in the major and overall within the college. While there he also earned perfect scores in his economics calculus classes. Mr. Stinson then worked in corporate finance with a national publicly held company before attending law school. While in law school Mr. Stinson clerked with...
Sue Saign
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Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Attorney
(408) 842-8363 60 W. Main Ave., Suite 23
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Family
Lincoln University
Brian Kipling Myers
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Scotts Valley, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(831) 438-2318 5321 Scotts Valley Drive, Suite 205
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
U of San Francisco School of Law
Michele Elizabeth Hales
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Hollister, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(831) 638-1082 719 San Benito St
Suite D
Hollister, CA 95023
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Patrick T. Bell
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Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Attorney
(408) 776-1525 16360 Monterey St
#120
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara University School of Law
J. Winston Duggan
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Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Lawyer
16360 Monterey St
#120
Morgan Hill, CA 95037-5454
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Marquette University and Santa Clara University School of Law
John Thornton Kontz
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Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(831) 427-2727 133 Mission Street, Suite 290
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Family
Mercer Univ Walter F George School of Law
Bruce Julian Kitchin
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Salinas, CA Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(831) 424-0777 44 W Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93901
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Robert Barrie Mitchell
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Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(408) 779-7879 45 East 1st Street
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Aptos, CA Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(831) 662-8536 221 Via Lantana
Aptos, CA 95003
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Salinas, CA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(831) 757-6844 337 Cayuga St
Salinas, CA 93901
Family, Civil Rights, Criminal and Divorce
Monterey College of Law
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(831) 459-7400 550 Water St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family and Divorce
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(916) 320-7939 615 Mission St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family, Divorce and Social Security Disability
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Salinas, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(831) 754-2444 318 Cayuga Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(831) 429-9721 550 Water St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Salinas, CA Family Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(831) 754-1431 217 W Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93901
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Harvard Univ Law School
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(831) 458-9200 411 Cedar St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Divorce
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(831) 429-1587 1134 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Family and Divorce
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(831) 425-8676 2035 N Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Scotts Valley, CA Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(831) 430-9429 4113 Scotts Valley Dr
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Family and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(831) 426-0237 905 Cedar St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(408) 779-0007 25 W 1st St
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(831) 460-9588 915 Cedar St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Soquel, CA Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(831) 475-3561 2820 Porter St
Soquel, CA 95073
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(831) 426-9232 303 Water St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family and Divorce
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(831) 458-9846 555 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Monterey COL
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(831) 429-9966 605 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Loyola Law School
Scotts Valley, CA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(831) 440-9860 125 Bethany Dr
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Monterey COL
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Pajaro Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Santa Cruz County Family Law Facilitator
(831) 786-7200
Watsonville, CA


Santa Clara County Self-Service Centers/Family Law Facilitator's Office
Morgan Hill, 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.