Penn Valley Family Lawyers

Compare 24 top rated California attorneys serving Penn Valley.
Matthew D. Roy
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Sacramento, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(916) 361-6028 770 L St
#950
Sacramento, CA 95814
Offers Video ChatFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Probate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Matthew Roy graduated with a degree in Government from CSU, Sacramento and his J.D. from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. While living in Sacramento, Matthew has participated in various community groups and organizations. He has served on the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges after his appointment by Governor Gray Davis as well as the Board of Directors for the Camellia Symphony Association of Sacramento. Mr. Roy volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, Women Escaping a Violent Environment (W.E.A.V.E.), the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Domestic Violence Project, as well as oversees domestic violence prevention workshops...
Ali R Yousefi
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Sacramento, CA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(650) 409-9701 180 Promenade Circle Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95834
Offers Video ChatFamily, Employment and Personal Injury
John F. Kennedy University
Law Offices of Ali Yousefi was established with the vision to provide outstanding and effective service to litigants in the family law, employment law, and personal injury realms. What clients need the most during litigation are passion, professionalism and expediency. These values are the pillars of our office. At the Law Offices of Ali Yousefi, P.C., we care for peoples rights and our utmost duty is to find legal solutions that will remedy challenges you are facing with the law.
Richard E. Quiles
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Roseville, CA Family Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(916) 290-7778 1430 Blue Oaks Blvd
Suite 250
Roseville, CA 95747
Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Hi! I'm Rich, I joined Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Pruett Law, P.C. in 2018. I attended Notre Dame de Namur University for my undergrad, then went on to obtain my Juris Doctorate, with a concentration in business, from McGeorge School of Law. While there, I served as the treasurer for the Latino Law Students Association and Team Lead for the Bankruptcy Clinic.

My primary practice area is now Family Law, focusing on divorce, custody, and support.

Outside of work, I like to travel the world in search of new foods to try.

Ami Elizabeth Scarfe
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Yuba City, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(530) 208-1417 855 Harter Parkway Suite 260
Yuba City, CA 95993
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
CAL Northern School of Law
Kelly Lynch
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Folsom, CA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(916) 790-2309 1024 Iron Point Road #100-1388
Folsom, CA 95630
Family and Divorce
Lincoln Law School
At the Family Law Office of Kelly L. Lynch in Folsom, California, I offer a client-centered, compassionate approach to solving your Divorce and Family Law related legal problems. As a licensed California lawyer for over 20 years and a divorced mother, I understand how to be the strongest advocate for your legal needs on both a personal and professional level. My goal is to achieve the best result for you and your children. If your divorce is not amicable and you are dealing with an uncooperative spouse, my experience as a senior trial attorney for a Fortune 500 company will...
Ms. Erika Anne Englund
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Auburn , CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(916) 357-6777 200 Auburn-Folsom Rd.
Auburn , CA 95603
Free ConsultationFamily
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Susan G. Cohen
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Sacramento, CA Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(916) 925-1249 2430 Fair Oaks Blvd.
No. 105
Sacramento, CA 95825
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Employment
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Susan Cohen graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Law and she holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Martin Luther King, Jr. School of Law at the University of California at Davis.. She is located in Sacramento County. She also accepts cases in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her practice experience includes Family Law, including Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support and Property Division. She accepts Domestic Violence, and Civil Harassment cases. She also practices in the area of Employment Law, including Discrimination on account of race, sex, sexual harassment, racial harassment,...
Matthew Scott Crider
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Roseville, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(916) 229-8844 3017 Douglas Blvd Ste 300
Roseville, CA 95661
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
South Texas College of Law
Matthew Crider formed Crider Law Group so he could help individuals and business owners by providing creative solutions and be their trusted advisor and legal counselor. Matthew provides services in the areas of estate planning, family law, and business advisory services. Matthew’s estate planning practice focuses on personalized estate planning and administration for individuals, couples and families, and includes wills, revocable living trusts, family business entity planning, and co-tenancy arrangements. His family law practice focuses on assisting families in a dissolution matters, including divorce, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and parental rights. ...
Michelle Trigger
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Roseville, CA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(916) 787-0260 2007 Opportunity Drive
Suite 12
Roseville, CA 95678
Free ConsultationFamily and Criminal
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Michelle Trigger is the owner/attorney of Trigger Law Office, located in Roseville, CA. Ms. Trigger's practice focuses on criminal defense and family law matters, including representation on all misdemeanor and felony offenses, divorce, child custody and visitation, and restraining orders. Ms. Trigger primarily serves Placer and Sacramento counties, but will accept matters in El Dorado, Yolo, Sutter, Yuba, Butte, Lake, and most bay area counties on a case-by-case basis.

Ms. Trigger's primary talent is in the court room, as she is a zealous advocate in all motions and hearings, and never afraid to take a matter to trial.
Jared Hastey
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Marysville, CA Family Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(530) 742-7371 1129 D Street
Marysville, CA 95901
Family, Domestic Violence, Employment and Real Estate
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
I joined the Rich, Fuidge, Bordsen & Galyean, Inc. in 2017 as an associate attorney. Prior to joining the firm, I started a property management and real estate sales business with my wife. I am also a California Real Estate Broker.
Evan Leonard Samuelson
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Roseville, CA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(916) 517-1691 970 Reserve Drive
Suite 137
Roseville, CA 95678
Family and Divorce
Univ of Miami School of Law
If you are on the verge of filing for a divorce—or if you are already in the middle of the process—you need to know that a dedicated attorney is on your side supporting you. When you need a Roseville divorce lawyer you can count on, you should come to the Law Offices of Evan Samuelson. This law office exists to support individuals just like you—people who have found themselves facing divorce and who are in need of professional assistance. Attorney Samuelson obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Upon graduating, he went on to pursue his law...
Sean Anthony Musgrove
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RESCUE, CA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(916) 965-4577 RESCUE, CA 95672
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Sean Musgrove and his team of attorneys provide aggressive representation in a cost effective manner. A former Fortune 500 company employee, attorney Sean Musgrove founded his own law office to provide efficient legal services with exceptional representation. Using his experience, he has grown his office into a mid-size firm, while providing stellar customer service at an affordable price. He guarantees quality and efficiency with every client, tailoring his services individually and accordingly to ensure you receive the best representation at all times. We have experience in all matters related to divorce, child custody,...
David Alan Martin
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Sacramento, CA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(916) 381-4040 8795 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95826
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
The Law Office of David A. Martin & Associates is a full service law firm specializing in family law disputes. This firm has been serving the greater Sacramento Valley and surrounding communities since 1995. Attorney David A. Martin has built a reputation on personally and successfully representing individual clients on thousands of divorce and child custody matters. Mr. Martin and his professional staff of paralegals and attorneys are here to help you with your legal needs. From the very beginning, the goal of the firm has been to provide conscientious, aggressive, and diligent legal representation to our clients on all...
Dena M. Bez
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Roseville, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(916) 512-8944 8150 Sierra College Blvd
Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95661
Family and Divorce
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Dena Bez is a leading divorce attorney in Sacramento. As the founding partner of Bez Law Firm, P.C., she brings extensive knowledge, insight, and experience to each case she takes on. She started her legal career at the University of California – Santa Cruz, where she earned her B.A. in Philosophy. Attorney Bez moved on to McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific for her Juris Doctor. She is an active member of the legal community and is a part of organizations such as the American Bar Association, Women Lawyers of Sacramento, and more. Learn how she can help...
Kulvinder Singh
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Roseville, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(916) 939-5151 2998 Douglas Blvd #130
Roseville, CA 95661
Family, Criminal, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Univ of N. Calif/Lorenzo Patino School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Attorney Kulvinder Singh's law practice advocates for personal injury plaintiffs, business clients and people with family, criminal and immigration cases in the greater Sacramento area.
Katherine Codekas
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Sacramento, CA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(916) 662-4527 1425 River Park Drive, Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95815
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Kimberly Cole
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Loomis, CA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(916) 652-6506 3030 Taylor Road
Loomis, CA 95650
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
A Placer County Attorney since 1986. Services Provided: Divorce Mediation, Family Law Consulting, Dissolution assistance, Custody, Child Support and Spousal Support modification, serving Placer County, Sacramento County, Nevada County, El Dorado County, and all other California counties. Loomis, Roseville, Auburn, Rocklin. STAY OUT OF COURT, STAY CIVIL.
Michael Warren Crosson
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Carmichael, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(916) 973-8288 5650 Marconi Avenue
Suite 20
Carmichael, CA 95608
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
I am a solo practitioner representing clients in the greater Sacramento area in family law, small business (including copyright & trademark) and bankruptcy matters. I have over 20 years experience and offer honest representation with fair fees. I am very comfortable with technology and happy to assist long distance clients over the Internet. Unbundled legal services available in some situations. Contact me to make an appointment for a initial consultation and strategy session.
Thu-Thanh Truong Foxx
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Sacramento, CA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(916) 922-2255 2151 River Plaza Dr Ste 250
Sacramento, CA 95833
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Saint Louis University School of Law
Maida Virginia Farrar
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Roseville, CA Family Law Attorney
(916) 724-1686 919 Reserve Drive
Suite 116
Roseville, CA 95678
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
The Law Office of Maida V. Farrar tailors a plan specific to your needs and goals. We work with you to secure and protect your interests; guide you through the often complex, intimidating, and emotionally taxing arena of family law matters. Our representation is strong and effective, yet compassionate and understanding. Our goal is your goal: to find a solution which achieves the best possible result for your case and enables you and your family to move forward and to the future. The Law Office of Maida V. Farrar is located in Roseville, CA. However we serve clients throughout...
Carolyn J. Chan
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Sacramento, CA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(916) 877-5297 Sierra Oaks Professional
Sacramento, CA 95825
Free ConsultationFamily, Animal, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Ms.Chan excels at working on challenging cases. Over 20+ years in Family law courts with a very high win rate (Sacto, San Diego, Butte,etc.) In news media for prevailing in horrific Family law case Sacto, in early 1990's; Former Volunteer at Facilitator's Office and Volunteer Legal Services. Statewide legal representation in animal law cases since 2003; Admitted to Federal District Courts CA+Bankruptcy Courts. http://www.criminaldefenseattorneychico.com/ CRIMINAL LAW CASES website * * *Attorney's Cases in the Media* * * ---> http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/11/27/63266.htm ...
Daniel Michael Karalash
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Sacramento, CA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(916) 787-1234 3017 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95661
Family, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
I am a former USAF Officer, this is where I honed my skills in hard work and determination. I was a B-52 crew member; that was where I learned the necessity of teamwork. For over 20 years I have done trials, in State Criminal Courts, Federal Civil Rights trials, Family Law Courts as well as many administrative hearings; this is where I learned how to win trials. In my office, my clients, my staff and I form a team that is ready to take on all adversaries.
Deborah F. Brown
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Placerville, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(520) 363-7477 3987 Missouri Flat Road #340-307
Placerville, CA 95667
Offers Video ChatFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
Deborah Brown enjoys helping clients through a difficult period in their lives She strives to minimize the disruption and strife associated with family law issues, but can also be tough when necessary. Her approach is tailored to each client’s unique situation and the client’s goals. She believes in custom, not cookie cutter solutions.
Deborah offers a variety of limited-scope options as well as full representation to address family issues including divorce, spousal support, child custody and child support, parentage, adoptions and guardianships. She has handled domestic violence issues, in criminal as well as family court, and DUIs and other misdemeanors....
Kristen Goodwin Alexander
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Auburn, CA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(530) 888-3848 1519 Lincoln Way
Suite A
Auburn, CA 95603
Family and Divorce
University of California - Davis and University of California - Davis
Practice limited exclusively to family law, specializing in complex financial cases. Certified Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
Abigail T. Anderson
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Rancho Cordova, CA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(916) 858-1212 3100 Gold Canal Drive, Suite A
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Free ConsultationFamily
Southwestern Law School
Abigail is an associate attorney in the Sacramento office of Borton Petrini, LLP. She received her bachelor’s degree in art history and studio art from University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009 and her Juris Doctor from Southwestern School of Law in 2012. As an attorney at Borton Petrini, Abigail specializes in family law. She began her law career in Los Angeles, where she worked closely with clients through all phases of general civil litigation. Later, she relocated to Sacramento and developed a passion for family law. Assisting clients to reach satisfactory conclusions to their...
Sean M. Patrick
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(916) 226-6062 5 Sierra Gate Plaza
Ste. 360
Roseville, CA 95678
Free ConsultationRoseville, CA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and University of California, Davis, School of Law
Sean M. Patrick is an attorney who represents clients in a broad range of legal matters including personal injury, family law matters, business litigation, employment and general litigation matters in counties through out California including Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, and Yuba. Sean has a passion for helping people. Before becoming an attorney, he worked in the medical field providing care to sick and injured patients. Now, as an attorney he continues to help others by providing the highest quality legal representation for his client's various situations. In addition to his work as an attorney, Sean...
Daniel Alan Near
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Folsom, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(916) 987-0808 6611 Folsom-Auburn Road, Suite B
Folsom, CA 95630
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Frank Francis Ali
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Roseville, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(916) 745-8444 8203 Sierra College Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95661
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
If you are going through a divorce and wondering where you can even begin to look for the right attorney, come to the Law Offices of Frank F. Ali. At this firm, you can receive the help you need from a divorce lawyer in Roseville. Attorney Ali has dealt with all different kinds of divorce, including high net-worth divorce, contested divorce, and uncontested divorce. He has dealt with cases of legal separation, and if you are interested in learning more about divorce mediation, he can inform you. He has been admitted to the California State Bar and is well equipped...
Richard Abdallah
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Sacramento, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(916) 226-4480 455 University Avenue, Suite 360
Sacramento, CA 95825
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Lincoln University
Richard Abdallah started the Law Office of Richard M. Abdallah after spending two years practicing law with his brother. Prior to practicing law, Richard spent 13 years working in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Richard received his Jurisdoctor degree from Lincoln Law School of Sacramento and his Bachelor degree from Sacramento State University, Sacramento, where he graduated Cum Laude. Richard focuses his practice on Family Law.
Norma Samra
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Sacramento, CA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
555 University Ave.
Suite 290
Sacramento, CA 95825
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Norma Samra has been providing clients with professional, dedicated, personalized, and aggressive legal representation for thirty years. She specializes in Family, Probate, Guardianship, Personal Injury, and Workers' Compensation Law. Each client is given specialized representation and advice based on the intricacies of their case. Clients can expect thorough explaination and communication of each applicable law and status change during their case's progression. The Law Offices of Norma Samra resolves problems as quickly and efficiently as possible. Norma is a compassionate and steadfast legal advocate that strives to secure outcomes in line with her client's best...
Catherine Closson Vance
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Oroville, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(530) 413-3345 1440 Lincoln Street
Oroville, CA 95965
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
For 26 years, I have chosen to focus on family law and only family law. This means I have depth--there is nothing in family law I have not seen, done, researched, figured out and accomplished.

I am now at the fortunate time in my career where I choose to maintain a relatively small caseload. What does this mean for you? It means your calls, texts and e-mails are answered within minutes or hours--not days. When you call, you will talk to me, not a staff member who will take a message, and no--you will not be charged...
Daniel Martin Davis
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Carmichael, CA Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(916) 837-1933 P.O. Box 2189
davisamayad@netscape.net
Carmichael, CA 95609
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
I have been a Sacramento criminal defense attorney and family law practitioner for over 40 years. I am very well versed in the procedures employed in charging and defending felonies and misdemeanors and have stayed current with all recent propositions that have enabled people to take advantage of recent modifications of the criminal justice system.

Likewise, I have always taken great satisfaction in helping families in times of domestic turmoil by plain-speaking the issues associated with divorce, custody, support, and property division. I believe it is easier to handle stressful situations in a relaxed manner, but with firm resolve when...
Morgan L. Montoya
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Sacramento, CA Family Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(916) 927-8112 555 University Ave. #140
Sacramento, CA 95825
Family
Golden Gate University School of Law
Morgan Montoya graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in psychology with an emphasis in early childhood development. While an undergraduate, Ms. Montoya volunteered with several different volunteer programs centered around youth. She was also an active member in the Prytanean Women’s Honor Society, the oldest collegiate women's honor society in the United States.
Ms. Montoya went on to attended Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California where she graduated with a certification in family law and a member of the Pro Bono Honor Society. During law school, Ms. Montoya had the opportunity...
Miss Brooke Katrina Bryant
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Roseville, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(916) 782-4529 108 Main Street
Roseville, CA 95678
Free ConsultationFamily and Bankruptcy
University of California - Davis
I specialize in family and bankruptcies. I have handled all aspects of family law cases from initial consultation, up through trial, and final judgment. I am also available to assist you with your bankruptcy needs, and figure out which chapter is right for you.
Barbara Peyton
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Sacramento, CA Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(619) 488-2701 2701 Cottage Way
Suite 11
Sacramento, CA 95825
Free ConsultationFamily
Lincoln Univ
Fredrick S. Cohen
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Sacramento, CA Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(916) 925-7177 2020 Hurley Way
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95825
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Daryl John Lander
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Cameron Park, CA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(530) 409-4045 4120 Cameron Park Drive
Suite 102
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
Daryl J. Lander has worked for over 25 years helping people to obtain the justice they deserve. His primary areas of practice are: Family, Criminal and Civil Law.
Wazhma Aziza Mojaddidi
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Sacramento, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(916) 436-3007 3400 Cottage Way, Suite E
Sacramento, CA 95825
Family, Divorce and Immigration
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Elaine Viola VanBeveren
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(916) 920-1487 2281 Lava Ridge Ct., Suite 300
Roseville, CA 95661
Roseville, CA Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
Family
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Elaine Van Beveren has been practicing family law since 1988. She is a Certified Specialist in Family Law as determined by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Her practice is 100% dedicated and exclusive in the area of family law. This includes all aspects of family law such as divorce, annulment, child custody, alimony, separation, marital settlement agreements, and related matters.
Yana Uspleneva Berrier
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Yuba City, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(530) 674-2258 1510 Poole Blvd, Suite 103
Yuba City, CA 95993
Free ConsultationFamily and Social Security Disability
Lincoln Law School
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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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