Placer County, California Family Lawyers

Kim Tuyet Ma
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Placer County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(916) 288-9099 3017 Douglas Blvd #300
Roseville, CA 95661
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Kim Ma graduated with High Honors from UC Davis with a degree in Managerial Economics. She went on to attend the Santa Clara University School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctorate. After graduating from Law School and passing the bar exam, Kim was hired by the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office. Kim worked as a Deputy District Attorney where she developed impressive trial skills. Kim went on the work for one of best criminal defense firms in California before eventually joining making the shift to family law. Kim is now a practicing family law attorney who can be...
Christopher Dietrich
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Placer County, CA Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(916) 504-2610 915 Highland Pointe Drive, Suite 250
Roseville, CA 95678
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of California - Davis
Christopher W. Dietrich is the principal attorney of Dietrich Family Law practicing in the areas of Family Law (including Divorce, Legal Separation, Annulments, Child Custody and Domestic Violence Proceedings), Estate Planning, Probate, and Estate Administration. Prior to establishing Dietrich Family Law Mr. Dietrich directed the Sacramento operations of the Modesto based firm the Law Office of Thomas P. Hogan practicing in the same areas of law. He is an active member of the Sacramento County Bar Association where he has served on several committees. He also volunteers his time for Empower Yolo in Woodland to assist low...
Richard E. Quiles
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Placer County, CA Family Law Lawyer
(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.

Michelle Trigger
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Placer County, CA Family Law Attorney with 6 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.
Kulvinder Singh
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Placer County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(916) 939-5151 970 Reserve Drive
Roseville, CA 95678
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.
Natalya Kalinovskiy
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Placer County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(916) 290-7778 1430 Blue Oaks Blvd
Suite 250
Roseville, CA 95747
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Hi! I am Natalya, and I began my career after receiving my Juris Doctor from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific with concentrations in trial advocacy and criminal litigation. Since joining Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Pruett P.C. I have practiced exclusively in family law including divorce, domestic violence restraining orders, child custody, child support, spousal support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. My focus is on bringing compassionate and results to each client I represent.

Fun Fact: I am fluent in Russian
Lauren Pruett
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Placer County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(916) 273-7777 1430 Blue Oaks Blvd STE 250
Roseville, CA 95747
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Lauren Pruett is a Partner and shareholder of Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Pruett P.C.. Laurennoversees our Family Law Department. She focuses exclusively on family law issues including: divorce, custody, spousal support, child support, domestic violence, guardianships, adoptions, grandparent visitation.

Lauren dedicated her focus to family law from the start of her legal studies, taking courses dedicated to the field such as family law, community property, family law trial skills and juvenile law. Additionally, she clerked for the Honorable Thadd Blizzard for one year at the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse and worked as a certified law student for a local...
Daniel Michael Karalash
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Placer County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 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.
Matthew Scott Crider
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Placer County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 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. ...
Miss Brooke Katrina Bryant
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Placer County, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 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.
Matthew D. Roy
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California Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

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... Read More »
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Kimberly Cole
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Placer County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 32 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.
Kristen Goodwin Alexander
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Placer County, CA Family Law Attorney with 20 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.
Sean M. Patrick
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Placer County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(916) 226-6062 5 Sierra Gate Plaza
Ste. 360
Roseville, CA 95678
Free ConsultationFamily, 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...
Michael Hulshof
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Placer County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(916) 288-9099 Law Office of Cameron M. Fernandez - Roseville Office
3017 Douglas Blvd. #300
Roseville, CA 95661
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Laverne - School of Law
Michael Hulshof graduated Cum Laude from California State University of Fresno with degree’s in History, and Sociology. He went on to attend the University of La Verne College of Law. During his time at La Verne College of law Michael made the Dean’s List on multiple occasions and became an editor for the school’s Business Law Journal. As a student, Michael worked in NBC-Universal’s legal department in Universal City. After graduating from Law School and passing the California bar exam, Michael was hired by The Law Office of Christian Schank as a family law attorney. Michael handled over 200...
Maida Virginia Farrar
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Placer County, 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...
Trevor L. Hensley
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Placer County, CA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(916) 960-1000 4210 Douglas Blvd. Suite 100
Granite Bay, CA 95746
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Willamette University College of Law
Ms. Erika Anne Englund
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Placer County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(916) 357-6777 915 Highland Pointe Drive
Roseville , CA 95678
Free ConsultationFamily
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Frank Francis Ali
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Placer County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 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...
Evan Leonard Samuelson
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Placer County, CA Family Law Attorney with 27 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...
Drummond Fisher McCunn
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Placer County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(916) 773-6100 8780 Auburn-Folsom Rd.
Granite Bay, CA 95746
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
San Francisco Law Sch
Drummond F. McCunn Drummond F. McCunn received his Juris Doctor from San Francisco Law School in 1974. His undergraduate degree is a Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics from Stanford University in 1969. He has been an estate planning attorney for over 33 years in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Laura Strasser
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Placer County, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(530) 885-8750 1517 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Laura Strasser has worked in the legal field for over 30 years starting her career as a paralegal, which gave her the foundation and motivation to become a well-rounded attorney. After graduating top of her class at Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, she founded a business, Legal Concepts, which provided legal research and writing on complex legal issues for many law firms practicing in the Sacramento region. She also used her skills to teach legal courses to paralegals at MTI College, including Advanced Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Personal Injury, Family Law and other general litigation matters. In...
Olga A. Koplik
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Placer County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(916) 745-4378 5905 Granite Lake Drive, Suite 110
Granite Bay, CA 95746
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Kevin N. Wooden
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Placer County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(916) 846-9391 2390 PROFESSIONAL DR
ROSEVILLE, CA 95661
Family, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Denver
Jeffrey Ochrach
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Placer County, CA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(916) 626-6880 5701 Lonetree Blvd. #213
Rocklin, CA 95765
Family, Business and Real Estate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
After getting his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and working as an auditor for Ernst & Whinney (now known as Ernst & Young), Jeffrey H. Ochrach began his practice of law at a large firm in San Francisco. He is a trial attorney who focuses his practice on the areas of business law, real estate law, business and financial aspects of family law, and lawyer malpractice law. In 1993, Mr. Ochrach formed his own law firm in Placer County. Mr. Ochrach has extensive trial experience and an unparalleled record of victories. He has tried 39 cases and won 36, or 92%....
Brooke Nicole Stephens
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Placer County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(916) 742-7747 925 Highland Pointe, Suite 120
Roseville, CA 95678
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
H. Gary Smathers
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Placer County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(530) 888-3825 130 Maple Street, Suite 300
Auburn, CA 95603
Family and Divorce
Christy M. Carlisle
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Placer County, CA Family Law Lawyer
(916) 782-2737 901 Sunrise Avenue
Suite B9
Roseville, CA 95661
Family
Nareshwar Singh Virdi
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Sacramento County, CA Family Law Lawyer
(916) 378-0259 3814 Auburn Blvd
#70
Sacramento, CA 95821
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Immigration
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Nareshwar Virdi at Acquest Law, Inc. offers an innovative approach to legal services. As one of three attorneys who was raised in India and now living in Sacramento, he provides sound legal options to clients in need and a voice to tell their story. Practicing in Sacramento, he prides himself on a higher level of legal representation for his fellow immigrants, former residents, U.S. citizens and those from other countries.
Daniel Alan Near
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Sacramento County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 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
Guido E Gaiteri
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Sacramento County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(866) 863-3834 3830 Watt Avenue
Suite 11
Sacramento, CA 95821
Family, Business, Divorce and Immigration
University of California - San Francisco
Mr. Gaiteri is a multi-cultural, experienced, bi-lingual attorney with over 16 years of law practice. During his legal tenure, Mr. Gaiteri has worked for major international corporations, Fortune 500 companies, and well-respected, well-known, US law firms. He has volunteered at Bay Area non-profit associations, such as the Eviction Defense Collaborative of San Francisco, the Concord Domestic Violence Law Clinic, and the San Francisco Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Program. Mr. Gaiteri is fluent in Spanish and a dedicated family-man. He resides in West Roseville, CA, with his wife and daughter,
Diane Anderson
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Sacramento County, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(916) 502-8411 6060 Sunrise Vista Drive
Suite 1450
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
McGeorge Law School
Tiffany Lynn Andrews
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Sacramento County, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(916) 790-8440 6611 Folsom Auburn Rd., Suite H
Folsom, CA 95630
Family
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Hal David Bartholomew
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Sacramento County, CA Family Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(916) 455-5200 4740 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95819
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Tax
Mr. Bartholomew, a native of Elk Grove, California, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of California, Davis, in 1968 and his Juris Doctor in 1971 from the same institution. Formerly a partner for 15 years with the law firm of Desmond, Miller, Desmond & Bartholomew, he co-founded the firm of Bartholomew & Wasznicky in 1989. He is a retired captain in the United States Army Reserve and is a licensed real estate broker. In addition to membership in the California Bar, he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United...
Derek J. King
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Sacramento County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(916) 749-6445 2100 21st Street, Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95818
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Mr. King began his legal career with the Sacramento County Public Defender's Office as a California State Bar Certified Law Student. He has defended juveniles during Sacramento County Juvenile Court detention hearings, assisted psychiatric patients placed on Conservatorship holds, and represented in-custody and out-of-custody clients during Sacramento Superior Court misdemeanor arraignments. Mr. King twice earned academic honors for his internship work at the Sacramento County Public Defender's Office. After graduation, Mr. King served as a Law Clerk and Deputy District Attorney in Del Norte County where he prosecuted felony and misdemeanor juvenile cases. As a prosecutor, Mr. King...
Matthew D. Roy
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Sacramento County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(916) 361-6028 770 L St
#950
Sacramento, CA 95814
Family, 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...
David Alan Martin
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Sacramento County, CA Family Law Attorney with 24 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...
Heather S. Mayer
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Sacramento County, CA Family Law Lawyer
(916) 631-1996 2377 Gold Meadow Way
Suite 100
Gold River, CA 95670
Free ConsultationFamily, Estate Planning and Probate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Education Ms. Mayer graduated from the University of California, Davis with degrees in Political Science and Communications. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law with a Certificate in Public Interest and Social Justice. Awards and Honors During law school, Heather Mayer was recognized with the Award for Best Oral Advocate and the Pro Bono Award. Ms. Mayer is the recipient of the prestigious Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Wills & Trusts, Advanced Legal Writing, Interviewing & Counseling, and for the Advanced Practice Clinic of the Northern California Innocence Project....
Abigail T. Anderson
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Sacramento County, CA Family Law Attorney with 6 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...
Susan G. Cohen
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Sacramento County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(916) 925-1249 500 Capitol Mall, Suite 2350
Sacramento, CA 95814
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,...
Michael Benavides
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(916) 250-1610 4050 Truxel Road
Suite C
Sacramento, CA 95834
Free ConsultationSacramento County, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
Family and Divorce
Florida Coastal School of Law
I practice bankruptcy and family law in Sacramento. Specifically, I represent clients in chapter 7 bankruptcy, chapter 13 bankruptcy, divorce, and various areas of family law such as custody, child support, property division, and spousal support.
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Placer County Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Placer County Legal Help Center, Auburn
(916) 408-6446
Roseville, CA


Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern California, Inc.
(916) 551-2102
Sacramento, 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.