Santa Ana, California Family Lawyers

Patricia Ann Hendrickson
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California Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Dedicated Legal Counsel in Southern California Family law issues must be given careful thought and professional attention because the absence of these two elements could result in negative consequences for... Read More »
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Winiviere G. Sy
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Determined and Experienced Family Law Attorney! Focused on You! Call for Help!

For over 10 years I have successfully helped clients achieve favorable outcomes in family law matters. I am dedicated to effective advocacy! Visit my website to see reviews and case results, or call for a consultation.
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Gerald A. Maggio
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California Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience

Orange County divorce attorney Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced family law and divorce attorney dedicated to providing a personalized approach to each client's legal representation based on their needs.... Read More »
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Bettina Yanez
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Domestic Violence, Child Custody, Divorce & Family Law Attorneys Orange County

Yanez & Associates Divorce & Family Law Attorneys Orange County law firm helps families with cases dealing with domestic violence, restraining orders, child custody, divorce; more. With Child's best interest in mind.
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B. Robert Farzad
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(877) 857-6500 1851 E. 1st Street, #1150
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
B. Robert Farzad is the president of Farzad Family Law, APC, a premiere divorce and family law firm with offices in Santa Ana and Mission Viejo. His divorce practice includes the representation of husbands, wives, fathers and mothers in all aspects of dissolution cases including child custody, visitation, child support, alimony, property division, complex asset and business matters, and domestic violence matters. Mr. Farzad offers a one hour, low cost, initial strategy session and reasonable fees. Farzad Family Law's website displays pages of divorce and family law testimonials from past clients who rave about Mr. Farzad and the...
Douglas Sean Pinkham
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(714) 730-0111 540 N Golden Circle Dr, Suite 214
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
I am Douglas Pinkham, Orange County Divorce Attorney, as well as Family Law. I have practiced California family law dedicatedly for over 16 years. Beyond the technical, legal, aspect of the law, I understand first-hand the raw emotions, the complexities, and even the financial costs that come with a divorce, having gone through one myself. More than a lawyer who has thorough knowledge, and the required experience, you will be working with someone who has been where you are. Our entire team is here for you.
David P. Schwarz
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(888) 768-6901 3 Hutton Centre Dr
#620A
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
I have been practicing lawyer in family law and criminal for about 20 years. Primarily my practice concentrates on family law. My major focus is divorce and child custody. Over the years I have successfully litigated many child custody disputes. I have dealt even further with international child custody disputes and interstate child custody disputes. I went to UCLA for my undergraduate studies where I majored in English Literature and minored in Spanish. I took many classes that focused on film directing and producing as I was very interested into going into film...
Douglas Borthwick
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(714) 654-6742 1800 N. Broadway, Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Family, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
Capital University Law School
Douglas Borthwick Esq. was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1965. He graduated with high honors (Magna Cum Laude) from Muskingum University in 1988 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business, Economics, and Religion. At Muskingum University he was the recipient of the prestigious Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award, and the Financial Executive Institute Award. Attorney Douglas Borthwick received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1991 from Capital University Law School where he was the recipient of an academic scholarship and was on the Dean's List. Throughout his time in Law School, he worked as an Intern at the...
Wail Sarieh
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(714) 542-6200 2107 N Broadway #308
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
California board of Legal Specialization and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
I started my legal career in 2001 by providing consultation to lawyers handling medical malpractice cases. In an attempt to enhance the quality of the consulting business, I attended Quinnipiac law school in 2002. After my first class in tort law, I knew that this what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I transferred to Loyola Law L.A. as a full-time student. In 2005 I began practicing family law and I became Certified Family Law Sepcialist dedicating my entire practice to family law.
Stefanie M. Hilliard
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(714) 550-7229 1651 E 4th St
#136
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Whittier Law School
Ms. Hilliard is a highly respected and accomplished lawyer, having been awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Family Law and White Collar Crime.
Albert A. Friske
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(714) 550-7229 1651 E 4th St
#136
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Albert Friske has practiced law since earning his J.D. degree from California Western School of Law in 1995.
Winiviere G. Sy
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(888) 768-6901 3 Hutton Centre Dr
#620A
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Whittier Law School
Walter Douglas McKeague Jr
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(714) 543-3356 2009 North Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Family and Divorce
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Attorney McKeague is the founder of the Orange County family law firm, The Law Offices of W. Douglas McKeague. For more than 30 years, Mr. McKeague has been dedicated to helping individuals as they go through divorce and other family law proceedings. He is committed to helping his clients obtain favorable solutions both in and out of the courtroom. If you are interested in retaining the representation of Attorney McKeague, be sure to contact the firm today.
James Philip Cronn
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santa ana, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(714) 973-8633 505 north tustin ave.
105
santa ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Military
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Over 15 years as a Judge Advocate with the U.S. Army. Graduate of Army's advanced trial skills which gives me a great advantage over many attorneys if a case goes to trial. Unique experience in protecting military pensions or finding ways for spouses of service members to get their rights to military pensions. Few attorneys know the tricks and secrets of protecting or receiving military pensions in family law cases. I have taken numerous cases to trial as well as 100's of hearings in family law matters. I only take cases to trial if we are going to...
David P. Schwarz
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Dedicated California Family Lawyer with Experience and Compassion! Call Now!

I am committed to providing skilled and aggressive legal representation. I will fight to get the results that you need and deserve! Visit my website to see client testimonials and case results. Call for a consultation.
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Sharman L. Brooks
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California Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

Thomas Jefferson School of Law and University of California - Santa BarbaraCalifornia
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Mathew Higbee
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
1504 Brookhollow
Suite 112
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Family, Business and Criminal
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
David Gonzalez
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(714) 953-5217 2112 N. Main Street #285
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Nursing Home
Simon Greenleaf School of Law
Jonathan Kaiho
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Fountain Valley, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(949) 891-0581 10507 Slater Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Family, Business, Domestic Violence and Insurance Claims
Arizona State University
Mr. Kaiho is the primary attorney at Dragan & Kaiho. Born in Yokohama, Japan, Mr. Kaiho is fluent in Japanese and intimately familiar with the Japanese culture. With respect to his undergraduate education, Mr. Kaiho attended Boston University, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. After graduation, Mr. Kaiho moved to Tokyo, Japan, where he worked for a multi-national chemical manufacturing company and was a law clerk in a Japanese law firm. For his legal education, Mr. Kaiho graduated from Arizona State University with his JD/MBA, specializing in business law. During law school, Mr. Kaiho was a judicial law...
Rhonda Ellifritz
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(949) 517-8638 http://www.ellifritzlaw.com
1600 N. Broadway, Ste 830
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Yolanda Victoria Torres
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(714) 541-5400 601 N. Park Center Drive
Suite 109
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Family
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Lila Kinder Allen
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(714) 972-8540 1605 East 4th Street
Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Family and Divorce
Western State Univ COL
Thomas James Stolp
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Fountain Valley, CA Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(714) 847-6041 10061 Talbert Ave
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Family, Collections, Divorce and Estate Planning
Western State Univ
Donald Wayne Werno
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(714) 542-4466 540 N. Golden Circle Dr.
Suite 115
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
Thomas Luebke
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(714) 648-0555 900 N Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Zari Hadjian
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(714) 973-7800 433 Civic Center Dr W
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Family, Immigration and Personal Injury
Whittier Coll School of Law
Comm. David S. Weinberg (Ret.)
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California Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience

Western State College of Law at Argosy UniversityCalifornia
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Albert A. Friske
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

Albert Friske has practiced law since earning his J.D. degree from California Western School of Law in 1995. Read More »
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Marsha Baucom
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney
(714) 953-0686 940 W. 17th St Suite C
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Family
Bettina Yanez
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Orange, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(714) 971-8000 625 The City Dr S
#490
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
Bettina Yanez is a CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST, Certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. The Orange County Divorce attorney firm represents and handles family law cases in both Orange County and Los Angeles. The Orange County family lawyer is located near the Orange County Family Law Court. She is a highly respected and knowledgeable OC attorney and Orange County domestic violence attorney. Attorney Yanez is a member of the California State Bar, Orange County Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association; Orange County Women Lawyers Association. Yanez is also "un abogado de divorcio y abogada de...
Paul Jeffrey Wallin
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Tustin, CA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(877) 466-5245 17592 Irvine Blvd
Tustin, CA 92780
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.
Star Q Lopez
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Fullerton, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(714) 409-3522 1370 N. Brea Blvd.
Ste. 140
Fullerton, CA 92835
Family, Business and Estate Planning
New York University School of Law and University of California - Los Angeles
Star Q. Lopez focuses her practice in estate planning, business formations, and general tax law services. Having practiced law for over a decade, Star has extensive experience in a variety of matters from estate planning, tax law, international law, and business planning to federal labor law, government contracting, criminal law, and general counsel to federal entities. In addition to her transactional and business experience, Star is a former federal prosecutor. In her role as a Judge Advocate, Star handled several criminal trials, administrative board hearings, and Federal labor law cases on behalf of the United States Air Force....
Sheldon E. Lee
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Tustin, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(888) 749-7428 17592 Irvine Blvd
Tustin, CA 92780
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.
Joseph Patrick Downs
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Orange, CA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(714) 538-3730 170 S Main St
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Western State Univ
Joseph P. Downs was born and raised in Michigan. Mr. Downs graduated from Eastern Michigan University with an Economics degree and received his Juris Doctrate degree at Western State University School of Law in Fullerton, California. For the past two decades, Mr. Downs has successfully assisted thousands of clients in the resolution and settlement of their family law matters. Mr. Downs is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section and has been appointed by the Orange County Superior Court as Orange County Alternate public defender in the defense of family law contempt cases before the Orange...
Judith A Williams
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(714) 706-3992 20 Corporate Park
Suite 110
Irvine, CA 92606
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Whittier Law School
As the managing attorney at the Center for Mediated Divorce, Irvine lawyer Judy Williams compassionately helps people resolve their issues in a divorce without having to go to court. Since 1996, she has been practicing as an attorney. Ms. Williams previously served as president and board member of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association. For a number of years, she was a Panel Attorney for the Orange County Juvenile Dependency Court. Attorney Williams presently maintains a 9.4 Superb Avvo Rating. Contact her firm today to arrange for a consultation.
Kevin C Boileau
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(949) 444-6964 17901 Von Karman Ave Suite 600
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Personal Injury
Harvard Law School, University of San Diego School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
For your mediation or negotiation needs, contact Kevin Boileau at
408.442.2983, 949.444.6964, or 415.830.0065.

Scientist, lawyer, and psychoanalyst specializing in complex negotiation, mediation, and law that utilizes game theory and psychoanalysis.

Substantively, we operate in:
DIVORCE LAW - - we handle complex financials, estates, and discreet matters
PERSONAL INJURY MEDIATION & NEGOTIATION - - we can help you avoid litigation and get your settlement
ANIMAL RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we protect animals
WATER & LAND MEDIATION - - we offer creative solutions
BUSINESS MEDIATION - - we can help with business conflicts
HUMAN RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we broker peace

We have offices in Silicon Valley/San Jose,...
Carrie Solny Block
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(855) 939-9111 2 Park Plaza Suite 380
Irvine, CA 92614
Family and Divorce
Loyola Law School
Carrie S. Block joined Dishon & Block as an associate in 1998. She became partner in the firm in 2005. Ms. Block's expertise is in family law, including divorce, adoption and pre-marital agreements. Many of her cases involve complicated property divisions or contested custody disputes. Ms. Block is a Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Block has extensive experience in all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, paternity, adoption and premarital rights. She also represents clients in agreed-upon divorces, post-divorce modifications, enforcement of existing orders, paternity cases and...
Nancy W. Dahan
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(949) 724-8857 19100 Von Karman Ave
#380
Irvine, CA 92612
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Stefanie M. Hilliard
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Ms. Hilliard is a highly respected and accomplished lawyer, having been awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Family Law and White Collar Crime. Read More »
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Sabrina C. Fernandez
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California Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience

Western State University College of LawCalifornia
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Shakeb A. Razai
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Orange, CA Family Law Lawyer
(714) 919-4388 500 N. State College Blvd., Suite 1100
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Chapman University Fowler School of Law and University of California - Irvine
Mr. Razai is the founding and managing partner of Razai Law Firm. Mr. Razai's experience and knowledge of family law allows him to zealously advocate on behalf of his clients, while understanding the importance of providing personal attention to each client and an empathetic, yet practical, approach to litigating cases. Education: Mr. Razai graduated Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine. Mr. Razai then earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Chapman University School of Law. Licensure: Mr. Razai is currently an active member of the State Bar...
Sharman L. Brooks
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Newport Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(949) 769-7040 4000 MacArthur Boulevard
East Tower, Suite 600
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Michele Marie Charbonneau
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(714) 505-3000 420 Exchange
Irvine, CA 92602
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Western State Univ COL
Ms. Charbonneau is a highly regarded Orange County family law practitioner and was a founding partner in one of Orange County’s premier law firms. Ms. Charbonneau is well known for her uncanny ability to get to the heart of a case and get it resolved. While compassionate and understanding, she is tenacious in her resolve to get divorcing couples to focus on common ground to reach a fair and responsible resolution. She is very skilled in dealing with the range of emotions that go with a divorce and is able to relate to the parties like few...
Deloise Elizabeth Tritt
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Garden Grove, CA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(714) 939-6999 12361 Lewis Street
Suite 101
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
San Joaquin College of Law
Kyle Joseph Siems
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(949) 955-9155 18952 MacArthur Blvd. #305
Irvine, CA 92612
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Voted a Semi-Finalist for San Diego’s Top Family Law Attorneys according to the San Diego Daily Transcript. Kyle J. Siems received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Loyola University of New Orleans, where he graduated Cum Laude and was chosen to study at the John Felice Rome Center of Liberal Arts during his junior year. Mr. Siems received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. After graduating law school, Mr. Siems worked as a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii. As Legal Aid, Mr. Siems primarily handled family...
Jeffrey Lalloway
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(949) 622-5445 19200 Von Karman Ave
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612
Family and Divorce
Villanova University School of Law
http://www.oc-divorce.com/jeffrey-lalloway/ Many years ago, the divorce process intrigued Jeffrey Lalloway when a close friend was going through a very painful divorce. He tried to help his friend get through this very difficult and emotional period by giving his friend all of the support possible. He saw his friend lose everything that he had worked so hard to build, including his business. At that time, Jeff decided to devote himself to helping others going through difficult divorces. Jeff was honored to have been selected by the Orange County Register as one of the 100 Most Influential in Orange County.In his spare...
Comm. David S. Weinberg (Ret.)
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Costa Mesa, CA Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(949) 376-9933 611 Anton Blvd
#500
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Abel Fernandez
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(949) 260-9131 2030 Main Street
Suite 1356
Irvine, CA 92614
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...
Julie Ho
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Orange, CA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(949) 505-2479 1 City Blvd West
Suite 1130
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Southwestern University School of Law
An eye for detail. Ms. Ho is a Partner at Core Law Group. She is that rare breed of individual that has the analytical skills and patience to find the most intricate details about her cases. Whether it’s an opposing party’s retirement plan or a motion the opposing attorney filed with the court, Ms. Ho is known for being able to spot the weakness in the other side’s case and taking the tactical steps necessary to take advantage of that weakness. Ms. Ho has extensive experience clients in both Federal and State courts. Her...
Oksana Van Rooy
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Newport Beach , CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(818) 744-4955 1101 Dove St Ste 245
Newport Beach , CA 92660
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Immigration
University of San Diego School of Law
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Stephanie B. Saunders
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California Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience

Santa Barbara College of LawCalifornia
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Santa Ana Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Aid Society of Orange County
(714) 571-5245
Santa Ana, CA


Orange County Family Law Facilitator
Orange, 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.