Pine Mountain Club, California Family Lawyers
Michael's practice areas include: business organizations, corporations, land-use regulation, real estate transactions, estate planning, government regulation, family law, and civil litigation. He has major law firm and in-house counsel experience. He is also a real estate broker...
My methods of recovery include securing Orders To Appear For Examinations, serving debtors and/or third parties with Subpoenas; tracing financial transactions through various accounts where debtors may be concealing assets in their name(s), the names of third parties, and/or various business entities. I utilize various tools including Bank Levies/Brokerage Accounts, Wage Garnishments; execution of liens, levies, and forced sale of secured and unsecured property, i.e. Real Estate and Personal Property...
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...
I have been practicing exclusively Family Law since 1994, and have been a Certified Specialist in Family Law, Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 2008. I have handled hundreds of family law matters throughout the years, and bring this solid background of experience to every case I handle. Each client and each client's...
Born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. I studied Finance and Political Science @ CSUF & CSUB, receiving a degree in both fields. I attended law school at California Pacific School of Law. I have been practicing Criminal Law for 17 years, with offices in Bakersfield & Shafter CA. Specializing in Criminal Law, DUI trials, Family Law and Personal Injury. I am blessed to call Bakersfield my home, and coming from a hard working family where money was only necessary to pay bills, I...
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
University of West Los Angeles College of Law and California State University - Northridge
Maya moved to the United States from her native Latvia 28 years ago, after attending University of...
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Ventura College of Law
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.
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