Rio del Mar, California Family Lawyers

Aptos, CA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(831) 688-0700 8070 Soquel Dr #120
Aptos, CA 95003
Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Aptos, CA Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(831) 662-8536 221 Via Lantana
Aptos, CA 95003
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Dana Lynn Santos
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Aptos, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 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.
Thomas S. Stinson
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Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 7 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...
Mr. Aaron Judson Lodge Esq.
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Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 17 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.
Brian Kipling Myers
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Scotts Valley, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 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
John Thornton Kontz
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Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(831) 427-2727 133 Mission Street, Suite 290
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Family
Mercer Univ Walter F George School of Law
Warren S. Forest
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Scotts Valley, CA Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(831) 440-9909 5521 Scotts Valley Dr Ste 270
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Univ of Utah COL
Victoria Elizabeth Canter
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Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(831) 471-7812 200 Washington Street, Suite 210
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Stephen W. Penn
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Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(408) 776-1525 16360 Monterey St
#120
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Glendale College of Law
Stephen W. Penn is a Certified Family Law Specialist who has been in private practice since 1991. He received a Bachelor of Science from California State University, Los Angeles and his law degree from Glendale College of Law. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University, Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University and Master of Arts from John F. Kennedy University in Counseling Psychology.

Prior to commencing his legal career, Mr. Penn served as Vice Chancellor of the West Valley-Mission Community College District and Director of Finance and Chief Business Officer of California State University...
Joshua R. Jachimowicz
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Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(800) 576-4210 17485 Monterey Road
Suite 204
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
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...
Benita Ventresca
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LOS GATOS, CA Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(408) 395-8822 20 S. SANTA CRUZ AVE.
SUITE 212
LOS GATOS, CA 95030
Family and Divorce
Golden Gate University School of Law
Benita Ventresca has been practicing family law in Santa Clara County, California, since 1978. She helps her clients throughout San Jose and the Bay Area deal with some of lifes most difficult issues while minimizing conflict and reaching the fastest possible resolution whenever possible. At Law Offices of Benita Ventresca, Attorney Ventresca provides representation in family law areas that include divorce, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, restraining orders, and paternity actions. Attorney Ventresca emphasizes communication with her clients, persistent advocacy, and attention to all aspects of their case. Regardless of the size of the case, her...
Steven Edward Springer
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Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 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.
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
Robert Barrie Mitchell
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Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Attorney with 44 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
Robin Yeamans
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Los Gatos, CA Family Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(408) 867-8137 1484 Pollard Rd. #191
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Family and Divorce
Stanford Univ Law School
Thomas Michael Bloom
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Los Gatos, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(408) 358-4923 401 Alberto Way
Suite 1, #7
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Environmental
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Soquel, CA Family Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(831) 459-6718 4630 Soquel Dr Ste 5
Soquel, CA 95073
Family
University of San Francisco
Soquel, CA Family Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(831) 475-3561 6354 Glen Haven Rd
Soquel, CA 95073
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Capitola, CA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(831) 462-8212 1715 42nd Ave Ste A
Capitola, CA 95010
Family and Divorce
Northeastern Univ School of Law
Soquel, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(831) 426-7051 4630 Soquel Dr Ste 9
Soquel, CA 95073
Family
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Aptos, CA Family Law Attorney
PO Box 204
Aptos, CA 95001
Family
Soquel, CA Family Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(831) 479-8911 4630 Soquel Dr Ste 12
Soquel, CA 95073
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Soquel, CA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(831) 475-4679 2425 Porter St Ste 14
Soquel, CA 95073
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Soquel, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(831) 588-9802 1221B Old San Jose Rd
Soquel, CA 95073
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Capitola, CA Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(831) 460-2614 PO Box 1506
Capitola, CA 95010
Family, Divorce and Immigration
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Soquel, CA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
2841 Porter St Ste C
Soquel, CA 95073-2466
Family
Capitola, CA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(831) 466-6766 1500 41st Avenue, Suite 246
Capitola, CA 95010-2900
Family and Divorce
Capitola, CA Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(831) 515-7613 820 Bay Ave.
Ste 230J
Capitola, CA 95001
Family
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(831) 459-6000 406 Mission St Ste D
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Monterey COL
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(831) 427-2114 555 Soquel Ave Ste 230
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(831) 425-8999 1101 Pacific Ave Ste 309
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Whittier Coll School of Law
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(831) 429-1587 1010 Happy Valley Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Family and Divorce
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Scotts Valley, CA Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(831) 438-2604 PO Box 66915
Scotts Valley, CA
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Monterey COL
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(831) 426-8484 133 Mission St Ste 280
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Scotts Valley, CA Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(831) 430-9429 4113 Scotts Valley Dr
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Family and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Watsonville, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(831) 722-2444 240 Westgate Dr
Watsonville, CA 95076
Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(831) 459-7400 550 Water St #J-3
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family and Divorce
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(831) 425-8676 PO Box 2435
Santa Cruz, CA 95063
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(831) 429-9966 605 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Loyola Law School
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Rio del Mar Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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


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(831) 425-4755
Santa Cruz, 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.