Romoland, California Family Lawyers

Frank J. Prainito
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Attentive, results-oriented representation in divorce and family law cases.

I'm a family lawyer with more than 20 years of experience and I will fight for the best results for you and your children. My practice includes divorce, spousal support, child support, and child custody and visitation. Read More »
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Heather Mellyn Cullen
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California Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience

The family law practice at the Law Office of Heather Cullen strives to maintain effective, quality relationships with each of our clients. We treat each client with integrity and respect for his or her individual needs,... Read More »
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Amanda Beth Naples
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California Family Law Lawyer

Amanda B. Naples is an Attorney at The Law Office of Heather Cullen. Attorney Naples is currently an active member of State Bar of California and practices exclusively Family Law. Attorney Naples is a native Southern... Read More »
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Eric Jerome Gold
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Menifee, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(888) 561-5590 27186 Newport Road, #2
Menifee, CA 92584
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Collections and Estate Planning
University of La Verne College of Law
California Attorney Eric J. Gold has practiced law in California since 1999. As a solo practitioner at the Law Offices of Eric J. Gold, APC, he personally handles each matter and uses current technology to provide value and comprehensive services to his clients. In addition to his specialized knowledge in commercial transportation, Mr. Gold has also worked for a not-for-profit outdoor advocacy organization that promotes mountain bicycling and he remains an avid cyclist today
Heather Mellyn Cullen
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(951) 715-4632 28465 Old Town Front Street
Suite 321
Temecula, CA 92590
Family and Divorce
University of California - Riverside and University of California, Davis, School of Law
The family law practice at the Law Office of Heather Cullen strives to maintain effective, quality relationships with each of our clients. We treat each client with integrity and respect for his or her individual needs, goals and objectives. We focus on intelligent legal representation. We pledge to listen to and communicate with each of our clients. At our firm, we will give you the personal attention you need as you work through your family law issue. Our practice focuses on all areas of family law, from complicated divorce with complex property division, custody and support to simple preparation...
William Stanley Fitch
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Corona , CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(951) 263-7377 Suite A
Corona , CA 92883
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
William Fitch, otherwise known as "Bill" is a senior attorney at Family Law Matters. Having a civil trial background for nearly two decades before joining the firm, Bill brings a unique knowledge of the law with him. He has tried hundreds, if not thousands, of cases over the years; and has conducted many jury trials. He also has extensive experience in discovery and law and motion issues. Bill's easy-going nature makes him easy to talk to, but do not underestimate his trial skills. Bill would always rather settle a case than try one one, because he recognizes the benefits to...
Gina Marie Famularo
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(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
“Integrity Matters”
As a young woman, Gina experienced the pain and uncertainty of a protracted custody battle over her first child. It was this experience that caused her to become a lawyer. Her daughter is now happily married and attending medical school. Gina married her second husband in 1992. They have a teenaged son together, who still lives at home.

Gina was licensed to practice law in the state of California in 1997. Since then, she has amassed vast legal knowledge and courtroom experience. Her practice has always been limited exclusively to family law. Over the years, she has learned to listen....
Joseph Torri
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(866) 630-5757 4255 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
Joseph Torri is on the Riverside Superior Court's - Family Law Minor's Counsel List of Approved Attorneys. Judges sitting in California family law courtrooms may appoint private counsel to represent children in high-conflict child custody cases. Also, Mr. Torri is a volunteer mediator at the Los Angeles Superior Court Southeast Judicial District in Norwalk, California. Joseph Torri received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Fullerton, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Speech Communication. While at undergraduate college, Mr. Torri was on the speech and debate team, as well as, President...
Denise Merle Motroni
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Lake Elsinore, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(951) 900-3342 -
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara University School of Law

Lake Elsinore family law attorney handling cases including adoption, child support, child custody, divorce, separation, annulments, marital agreements, spousal support, and visitation rights.
Amanda Beth Naples
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Temecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(951) 715-4632 28465 Old Town Front Street
Suite 321
Temecula, CA 92590
Family and Divorce
Gonzaga University School of Law
Amanda B. Naples is an Attorney at The Law Office of Heather Cullen. Attorney Naples is currently an active member of State Bar of California and practices exclusively Family Law. Attorney Naples is a native Southern Californian who graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine. She then earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington. Attorney Naples is an excellent legal writer having sharpened her legal writing skills as an editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. Her endeavors resulted in many published scholarly legal articles....
Paul Jeffrey Wallin
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(877) 466-5245 4229 Main Street
Suite A/B
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
Pepperdine University School of Law
For over 35 years, I have been successfully representing clients facing criminal charges or dealing with family law matters. As the Senior Partner of Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation, I work hard to ensure our clients are represented with respect and professionalism. When you hire our firm, you place your trust in a team of attorneys and legal professionals, whose only goal is to obtain the best result possible in your case. You are not alone. We will get through this together.
Justine E. Marren
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Corona, CA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(951) 444-5530 255 E. Rincon St #211a
Corona, CA 92879
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Justine Marren received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from San Diego State University. Ms. Marren graduated from San Diego State University, Magna Cum Laude and was on the University’s Dean’s List every semester in attendance. Ms. Marren received her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude and in the top fifteen percent of her class. Ms. Marren also received an Academic Achievement Award in Family Law which recognized her achieving the highest grade possible in her Family Law Class. During law school, Ms. Marren interned at the Family Law Facilitator’s Office...
Valerie Lee Murphy
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Riverside, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(951) 715-4632 4094 Chestnut Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Family and Divorce
California Southern, School of Law
Valerie L. Murphy is a native Southern Californian who joined the Law Office of Heather Cullen as an Attorney in early 2008. Attorney Murphy's legal focus is on family law matters including divorce, termination of domestic partnerships, custody and visitation, establishment of parental relationships (paternity), domestic violence, division of community property, child support and spousal support. Attorney Murphy has extensive experience and personal knowledge with issues regarding the United States Military and Family Law. Her experience includes issues relating to divorce, child and spousal support, the Soldier and Sailors Relief act, as well as application of Federal...
Harry Mirchandaney
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(800) 756-1091 7155 Magnolia Ave.
Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92504
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Harvard Law School and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Harry Mirchandaney counsels clients throughout California on trusts and wills, probate and trust administration, Personal Injury, Divorce and related issues such as Child Custody, Child and Spousal Support, and pre-nuptial and post-marital property agreements, through HMA Law Group's offices in Newport Beach, Riverside, and satellite locations.
Colleen Robinson
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(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Colleen Dillon Robinson has been licensed to practice law since 2009. Collen attended college at the University of Madison, Wisconsin. She graduated from California Western School of Law in 2009. Thereafter, she spent the first nine years of her legal career practicing in San Diego County before jointing Family Law Matters in 2018. Colleen is empathetic and a go-getter. She loves working at Family Law Matters because everyone is so positive and it allows her to help people through the most difficult times of their lives.

Colleen grew up as the third youngest of four children. Even so, her...
Michael Dennis Iverson
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Murrieta, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(951) 418-2770 38975 Sky Canyon Drive
Suite 207
Murrieta, CA 92563
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
California Southern Law School
As the founder of the Law Offices of Michael D. Iverson, APC, Attorney Michael D. Iverson provides knowledgeable and compassionate representation to his clients in family law, estate planning, and business and civil litigation matters. He has been named a 10 Best Attorney: Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys™ in 2017 and 2018. Before entering law school, Mr. Iverson amassed extensive experience in varied fields. He worked as a dental technician, earned a paralegal certificate, climbed the ladder as a paralegal at a large personal injury firm in Salt Lake City, and obtained a real estate...
Joseph Vincent Camarata
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(951) 225-1540 41951 Remington Ave.
Suite 210
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Joseph V. Camarata prides himself on providing more personalized, experienced representation to clients facing criminal charges and family law matters. Mr. Camarata is a former prosecutor with substantial trial experience. When you discuss your case with him, he provides only his honest assessments and carefully explores your options in detail with you. He is aggressive in seeking the best possible outcome yet compassionate when guiding you through the legal system. Mr. Camarata is highly respected by the legal community for his ethics and for his impressive results.
With over 15 years of legal experience, Attorney Joseph V. Camarata has spent the...
Scott Howard Finkbeiner
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(951) 249-7022 27555 Ynez Rd., #214
Temecula, CA 92591
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Scott H. Finkbeiner is a co-founder of Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP and is an expert in Family Law as he is California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist. Scott is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Scott has dual degrees in accounting and finance from the University of Arizona. Scott serves as a volunteer for the Superior Court as a judge pro tem, Family Law settlement judge and mediator. Scott specializes in all aspects of complex family law cases from mediations to trials. Scott has litigated all issues involved in divorce and paternity cases...
Sheldon E. Lee
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Riverside, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(888) 749-7428 4255 Main Street
Suite 7
Riverside, CA 92501
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
As an associate of Wallin & Klarich, I know the emotional aspects of going through a difficult dissolution, a family law issue or a criminal matter. I will provide the time and attention into each individual case whether it is a family law or criminal case so that my clients can be assured that their case is being competently handled.
Drew Hendricks
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(951) 249-7022 27555 Ynez Rd
Suite 214
Temecula, CA 92591
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Drew received his Bachelor of Arts from Queens University of Charlotte, where he majored in Psychology and served as captain of the university tennis team. After college, he attended graduate school at West Virginia University, where he earned master’s degrees in social work and public administration, and participated in many community outreach projects. He also demonstrated exceptional work ethic by completing two master’s programs while simultaneously working as a tennis coach to help pay for his education. He later received his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law, where he was a Dean’s List student and member of...
Kathlyn Julia Bloom
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Murrieta, CA Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(951) 260-0343 29970 Technology Dr. Ste. 121
Murrieta, CA 92563
Family and Divorce
Western State Univ
Experienced Attorney Kathy Bloom has helped family law and divorce clients for 36 years. Practice areas include annulment, divorce, child custody, child support, child visitation, domestic violence, military divorce, paternity, prenuptial agreements and spousal support.
Matthew James Knez
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Riverside, CA Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(951) 742-7681 6780 Indiana Avenue
Suite 150
Riverside, CA 92506
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of La Verne College of Law
Matthew J. Knez graduated from the University of Redlands in California where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing. He went on to pursue his Law Degree at the University of LaVerne, College of Law in Ontario, California. While pursuing his law degree he earned various awards, including CALI Award in Torts and he was on the Dean’s List. Mr. Knez was also a member of the Justice and Immigration Clinic where he worked with people seeking asylum into the United States from countries where they had experienced persecution or threat of persecution....
David Kiley Wilkinson
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(951) 249-7022 27555 Ynez Rd., #214
Temecula, CA 92591
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
David K.Wilkinson is a Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), and started his education when he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington, one of the highest ranked undergraduate business schools in the United States. He was awarded membership to the National Dean’s List. David received his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law School and graduated in the top one-third of his class. Co-founder of Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, David practices family law for the firm, handling all facets of the practice area, from straightforward negotiation...
Abel Fernandez
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Riverside, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(951) 779-9609 3403 Tenth Street 
Suite 718
Riverside, CA 92501
Family, Divorce and Employment
Loyola Law School
Diefer Law Group, PC provides legal representation to victims of discrimination, sexual harassment, and employer retaliation in the workplace. As former employment defense lawyers, our Orange County employment law attorneys provide clients with a unique perspective; a perspective that enables them to craft innovative case strategies for each case that they handle. Our firm offers employee-focused representation throughout Southern California, zealously fighting for the rights of our clients. While caring, our lawyers are also aggressive. We are not afraid to go to trial and take pride in our ability to find solutions to complicated employment law problems. When it...
Margie Brakhage
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Murrieta, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(951) 837-4706 29995 Technology Drive, Suite 204
Murrieta, CA 92563
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State University College of Law
Criminal and Famly Law cross over more often than one would expect. I believe that by practicing in both of these areas of law gives me an edge on the representation I can provide because I not only recognize the effects of how one case may have on the other but I can plan your case accordingly in order to give you the best possible outcome.
Kathleen G. Alvarado
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(951) 682-6630 7177 Brockton Avenue
Suite 335
Riverside, CA 92506
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Kathleen G. Alvarado is an accomplished advocate who is relentless in her goals of obtaining the best settlements and verdicts for her clients. She is not afraid to be firm in her convictions. She leaves no stone unturned, and investigates every option available when working for her clients. Ms. Alvarado is a graduate of Loyola Marymount where she earned her undergraduate degree. She earned her Juris Doctor degree at Loyola Law School. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Alvarado served as a Deputy District Attorney for San Bernardino. While serving as a Deputy District Attorney for...
Carlos A. Batara
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Hemet, CA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(951) 929-0782 640 N. San Jacinto Street, Ste. J
Hemet, CA 92543
Family, Divorce and Immigration
Harvard Law School
Charles Scott Rudibaugh
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Hemet, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(951) 652-1400 901 S State St
Ste. 100
Hemet, CA 92543
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Locally owned and operated, the attorneys at Bloom & Rudibaugh Law Firm proudly serve the Hemet, Temecula, Murrieta, and Riverside County areas. We are our clients’ best advocates, offering legal advice and counsel as we help you through your time of need.
Hannah J. Engholm
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Temecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(951) 249-7022 27555 Ynez Rd
Suite 214
Temecula, CA 92591
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Hannah J. Engholm received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, as a University of California Regent’s Scholar. Hannah simultaneously earned her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law and her Master in Social Work degree from San Diego State University. She served as Senior Editor for the California Western International Law Journal. Hannah is involved in several volunteer opportunities, including San Diego’s Voices of Children where she has been a Court Appointed Advocate since 2010. Ms. Engholm has experience with all family law issues.
Edward Gerard Topolski
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Hemet, CA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(877) 765-2889 158 South Harvard Street
Hemet, CA 92543
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy and Divorce
I’m Attorney Ed Topolski. My firm was established in 1993 to provide quality and affordable legal services in the areas of bankruptcy and family law for individuals throughout the Inland Empire.

If you are considering filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy or involved in a family law case, call me - I WILL HELP YOU! The legal system can be really frustrating when you are trying to learn about your rights and work your way through the system. Call me today and schedule an appointment for a FREE initial consultation. We will...
David Blaisdell
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Moreno Valley, CA Family Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(951) 247-1977 23020 Atlantic Circle
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Family
Southwestern Law School
Who is David Blaisdell? Dave was born in Indiana. As a baby he and his parents came out to California pulling a trailer. His parents heated his bottle on the hot radiator when they had to pull over to cool the engine in driving across the desert. Dave attended schools in Southern California. He graduated from Los Altos High School. He attended both San Diego State and San Jose State. In the army he was stationed at Fort Ord, Fort Gordon, Killeen Base (now West Fort Hood) and Presidio of San Francisco. After service in the army Dave graduated from...
Julie Suzanne Page
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Temecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(951) 699-8899 43460 Ridge Park Drive, Suite 200-N
Temecula, CA 92590
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
California Southern LS
Eric Rice
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Riverside, CA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(866) 571-4529 3800 Orange Street
Suite 280
Riverside, CA 92501
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Before attending Law School, Eric majored in Sociology at California State University, Fullerton. He graduated Cum Laude and was a member of the Sociological Honors Society. During this time, Eric studied the sociological aspects of the family as well as crime and punishment. He attended Chapman University School of Law in Orange, CA.

Eric is a member of the California State Bar Family Law Section and Orange County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice law in California State Court and the United States Central District Court of California. His primary area of practice is Family Law.
Catherine Ann Schwartz
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(951) 686-8190 6877 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
Riverside, CA 92506
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
With each individual case, Catherine A. Schwartz brings the knowledge of over twenty years of experience practicing family law and criminal defense in California. Ms. Schwartz's undergraduate studies were in sociology at Philadelphia Christian College. She graduated with a B.S degree in law and a JD at Western State University College of Law, San Diego, in 1991. After passing the California State Bar in 1991, Ms. Schwartz practiced family law, juvenile dependency, and juvenile delinquency law in both San Diego and Riverside, CA. She has been involved in the areas of family law and criminal defense for the past 20...
James Thomas Lillard
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(951) 296-0053 41707 Winchester Road
Suite 205
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Probate
Southwestern University School of Law and University of Las Vegas
Jay Adam Sills Esq.
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(951) 781-3920 3783 Arlington Ave
Riverside, CA 92506
Family, Employment and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
Christian Leroy Schank
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(951) 367-3222 4333 Orange St
Riverside, CA 92501
Family
Univ of LaVerne COL
Shaun Hanson
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(951) 687-6003 10370 Hemet Street
Suite 360
Riverside, CA 92503
Family and Divorce
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Since 1997, Riverside County Attorney Shaun Hanson has handled more than 5,000 cases in the family law courts of his community. The complexities of family law that can make cases of this nature particularly difficult are ones for which Attorney Hanson has a deep understanding, and he has made it his mission to achieve amicable resolutions / settlements for the clients he represents both in and out of the courtroom. Dedicated to ensuring that the rights and best interests of his clients are protected throughout the legal process, Attorney Hanson is a clear choice for representation. As an active...
Julie Marie Clark
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Hemet, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(951) 658-0025 236 N. State Street
Suite B
Hemet, CA 92543
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Robert Deller
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Riverside, CA Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(888) 359-4298 6346 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
Family and Divorce
Western State Univ
Robert Harold Brownlee
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RIVERSIDE, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(951) 840-0279 3638 University Avenue Suite 207
RIVERSIDE, CA 92501
Family
Western State Univ COL
Edgar Diaz
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Temecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(951) 776-6659 27780 Jefferson Avenue
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
Luis Aguilar
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(951) 369-7805 3540 12th St
Riverside, CA 92501
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Univ of Minnesota L S
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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.


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