Santa Monica, California Family Lawyers

Marshall W. Waller
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Certified Family Law Specialist | Los Angeles & Ventura County Divorce Lawyers

If you consult with us about your California family law problem, we promise discreet, non-judgmental, and compassionate representation that is based on meeting your needs, not our own.
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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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Mr. Clarke Logan Young
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Skilled and Successful Family Attorney! Protecting Your Rights and Interests!

I am an experienced and dedicated family lawyer. I provide effective and efficient representation to pursue the results you need. Visit my website to see client testimonials and call now for a consultation.
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Yury Galperin
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California Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

Yury Galperin is a litigator with over 13 years of experience representing clients going through the divorce process. Yury is a partner at Lieber Galperin and draws on his extensive trial experience to... Read More »
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Mr. David Thomas Pisarra
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Santa Monica, CA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(310) 664-9969 1305 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and International
Univ of West Los Angeles
Our firm is devoted to the fathers and husbands, which is why our website is www.MensFamilyLaw.com. We do handle mothers and wives, particularly in Parental Alienation cases, and Hague Convention Child Custody cases. We practice in the courts of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties, regularly. I have authored 3 books for men, A Man's Guide to Child Custody, A Man's Guide to Divorce Strategy and A Man's Guide to Domestic Violence. They are available both as e-book downloads from my website, www.MensFamilyLaw.com, or on Amazon in hard copy. I have represented fathers in Child Custody Cases where they have been...
Atousa Saei
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Santa Monica, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(310) 855-3386 2530 Wilshire Blvd
Second Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Family
Loyola Law School
The Law Offices of Atousa Saei, APLC--is a boutique family law firm located in West Los Angeles, California that offers a highly personalized approach to handling a variety of family law matters. The firm focuses its attention on the best strategy to resolve and settle family law matters and disputes, including settlement conferences, mediation, arbitration or, if need be, litigation.
Steven P. Fernandez
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Santa Monica, CA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(310) 393-0236 429 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
UCLA School of Law
Attorney Steven Fernandez is a Certified Family Law Specialist with over 27 years of experience. Mr. Fernandez handles every family law case including divorce, child custody, and complex property division.
Eric Jerome Gold
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Santa Monica, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(888) 561-5590 312 Arizona Ave, Floor 2
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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
(888) 561-5590 23901 Calabasas Road Suite 1072
Calabasas, CA 91302
(888) 561-5590 27186 Newport Road, #2
Menifee, CA 92584
(888) 561-5590 1008 W Avenue M14 Suite A - #160
Palmdale, CA 93551
Mr. Clarke Logan Young
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Santa Monica, CA Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(310) 315-9191 1112 Montana Ave
#711
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Vermont Law School and Southwestern Law School
CLARKE LOGAN YOUNG Law Offices, based in Santa Monica, California, is a full service family law firm litigating primarily in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties. Mr. Young also consults nationally and internationally, and is an expert witness on all aspects of litigating Borderline cases. Mr. Young's high net worth ("HNW") clients are often involved in high conflict child custody and visitation proceedings, including UCCJEA (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act), Hague Convention, and parental kidnapping proceedings. Mr. Young and his team of experts specialize in litigating and winning custody cases against parents who suffer from Borderline Personality...
Matthew Louis Rich
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Santa Monica, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(310) 985-5556 100 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 950
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Univ of Oregon School of Law
Donald Woldman
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Santa Monica, CA Family Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(310) 899-2000 100 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2010
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Family and Divorce
Illinois IT Chicago-Kent COL
John Jeremiah Reagan
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Santa Monica, CA Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(310) 968-7626 376 23rd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Family and Appeals
Boston Univ School of Law
Santa Monica, CA Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(310) 829-3221 2730 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Real Estate
University of San Diego School of Law and University of California at Davis School of Law
Santa Monica, CA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(310) 453-6226 2530 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Family and Divorce
UCLA School of Law
Frank J. Prainito
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California Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience

MY PROMISE: My consultations are not on a time clock . . . I will personally review your case and any pleadings which you might bring. Having practiced law for more than 19 years in San Bernardino,... Read More »
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Santa Monica, CA Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(310) 393-8000 233 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Santa Monica, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(424) 252-4252 2425 Olympic Blvd Ste 4000-W
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Family
Loyola Law School
Santa Monica, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(310) 917-1056 233 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Family and Divorce
Western State Univ COL
Santa Monica, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(310) 393-8000 233 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Family and Divorce
Loyola Law School
Santa Monica, CA Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(310) 570-4088 1416 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Family, Business, Divorce and Immigration
Santa Monica, CA Family Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(310) 392-7047 1250 6th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
UCLA School of Law
Santa Monica, CA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(310) 458-0796 1410 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Family and Divorce
UCLA School of Law
Santa Monica, CA Family Law Attorney with 62 years experience
(310) 575-5555 1717 4th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Family and Divorce
USC Law School
Santa Monica, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(310) 828-7882 2001 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Northern Illinois Univ COL
Santa Monica, CA Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(310) 570-4088 1416 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Family, Business, Divorce and Immigration
UCLA School of Law
Jackie A. Abboud
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(310) 407-5310 1875 Century Park East, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Georgetown University Law Center and Southwestern Law School
I am an experienced family law attorney specializing in complex divorce matters, paternity actions, nullity/annulment, separation, child custody and visitation issues/litigation, domestic violence matters, restraining orders, valuation and division of property, child support and spousal support, prenuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements, and post-judgment enforcement and modification proceedings. Before starting my own law firm, I practiced family law for many years at preeminent family law firms. I am fluent in the Arabic language and have expertise in Orthodox Jewish custody disputes. I was selected Southern California "Rising Star" by Los Angeles "Super Lawyers" in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and...
Warren R. Shiell
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Los Angeeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(310) 247-9913 1875 Century Park E Suite 700
Los Angeeles, CA 90067
Family
Foreign Law School
Warren R. Shiell is a LA Divorce Lawyer and mediator dedicated exclusively to the practice of divorce and family law in Los Angeles, CA. He is a member of the California and New York Bar. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist and has been endorsed by other family lawyers and family court judges. Graduating from Oxford University with an M.A in Law in 1985, Warren R. Shiell practiced commercial litigation in the City of London before moving to New York. In New York, Warren R. Shiell handled numerous civil and family law trials and won several appeals at the...
(310) 247-9913 9935 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Lani Baron
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Los Angeles , CA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(424) 220-8412 12100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 886
Los Angeles , CA 90025
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Whittier Law School and Pepperdine University School of Law
Lani Baron, Attorney-Mediator, is the founder of Alternative Divorce Solutions. As a child, Lani witnessed her parents’ highly-litigated and contentious divorce and she knew that there needed to be a change in the system. This life experience inspired Lani to begin her career in alternative dispute resolution early on, and she started her career as a paralegal at a small family mediation firm in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Shortly thereafter, Lani moved to California to study at Pepperdine’s Straus Institute, where she focused on courses relating to dispute resolution and mediation. Her passion for helping others also prompted her desire to...
(949) 200-8412 100 Bayview Circle, Suite 315
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Diana Pamela Zitser
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(818) 763-5274 5200 Lankershim Boulevard
Suite 850, (Academy Tower)
Los Angeles, CA 91601
Family and Divorce
Southwestern Univ School of Law
The Law Firm of Diana P. Zitser is a highly respected and well-known firm in the family law arena. Diana, the founder, is a Certified Family Law Specialist with close to 20 years of experience. She has successfully represented clients with matters ranging from high-net-worth divorces to later-in-life divorces, legal separations, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, determination of spousal support, paternity actions, and domestic partnerships. Prior to practicing law, Diana earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance and was a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, handling complex multimillion-dollar realty valuation projects. Diana credits her unique...
(310) 948-6461 1901 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Galen Gentry
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(310) 282-7521 1875 Century Park East
Suite 1770
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Emory University
Our firm focuses on divorce and business matters. I have 27 years of experience at both the state and federal levels. I have been awarded the highest possible rating for legal skill and ethical conduct by Martindale Hubbell, the oldest attorney rating company in the United States and a 10/10 Superb rating by avvo.com. I am a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Club.Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. The three most important characteristics of our firm are accessibility of the attorney, a unique approach to case preparation, and great...
Jeanann F. Khalife
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(424) 220-8412 12100 Wilshire Boulevard, 8th Floor, Suite 886
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Whittier Law School
Jeanann Khalife, Attorney-Mediator is an associate and case manager at Alternative Divorce Solutions. Ms. Khalife graduated from Whittier Law School in 2008, where she was the recipient of the Grace Gamra Scholarship and Dean’s Merit Scholarship for her outstanding academic standing. While attending Whittier Law School, Jeanann also participated as a member of the Moot Court Honors Board and served as the Vice President of the Public Interest Law Foundation. After graduating from law school, Jeanann pursued a career in business litigation, and she quickly realized that she did not align with the amount of conflict involved. Seeking a better...
(949) 200-8412 100 Bayview Circle
Suite 315
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Lance Raymond Claery
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(310) 362-2273 2121 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 2900
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Family, Administrative, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Lance Claery has been successfully practicing family law for more than seven years. He has worked with a diverse client base ranging from multi-millionaires to low income, modest means clients. He started his career as an attorney working with one of Southern California's most experienced family law attorneys. Thereafter, Mr. Claery began working for one of Southern California's busiest and most prestigious law firms. He was made a partner of that firm very quickly and has since worked on hundreds of divorces and other family law matters. Mr. Claery has handled trials, depositions, arbitrations, mediations,...
(877) 756-4111 8880 Rio San Diego Drive
Suite 370
San Diego, CA 92108
Thomas Alan Widger
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(888) 806-5445 13101 West Washington Blvd.
Suite 405
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Family and Divorce
Loyola Marymount University
Yury Galperin
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(424) 325-6388 1801 Century Park East
24th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Pepperdine University School of Law
Yury Galperin is a litigator with over 13 years of experience representing clients going through the divorce process. Yury is a partner at Lieber Galperin and draws on his extensive trial experience to advocate for his clients with the goal of achieving the best result in each case.

Yury accepts free consultations and can be reached at (424) 325-6388.
Michael L. Whitmarsh
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(310) 552-3505 1900 Avenue of the Stars Suite 1800
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Southwestern University School of Law
Michael L. Whitmarsh completed his undergraduate studies at U.C.L.A. in 2002. He then taught children with autism and trained and competed in triathlons for two years before attending Southwestern University School of Law’s evening program. Michael worked full time at a business litigation law firm while earning his J.D. He graduated in December 2007, passed the February 2008 bar exam and since then he has dedicated his practice to exclusively to family law matters. Michael is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Family Law Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Family Law Section and the Southern California Family...
Matt Cadwell
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(310) 777-0231 2029 Century Park East, #2880
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Family and Divorce
Western State University College of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Matt Cadwell is an experienced and successful family and divorce law attorney based out of the Boyd Law office in Los Angeles, CA. Matt Cadwell is dedicated 100% to the successful legal representation of each and everyone of his clients that he represents. He sees it as a leap of faith by his clients when they choose him to represent them in a court of law, because of this Mr. Cadwell does not take the representation of his clients lightly. Matt Cadwell dedicates the necessary resources, attention, and time into each clients case to ensure that each...
(619) 232-1206 501 W. Broadway, #1760
San Diego, CA 92101
(949) 753-1028 300 Spectrum Center Dr, #1185
Irvine, CA 92618
(916) 840-2050 1415 L Street, #1240
Sacramento, CA 95814
Donald E Glass
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Marina del Rey, CA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(310) 564-2388 4551 Gencoe Ave Suite 100
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
So Calif College of Law
After graduating from High School, Don attended his initial college year at ASU, AR, on a full music scholarship. Thereafter, he transferred to Whittier College, CA, where he received his BA in Business Administration. In subsequent years, he attended Southern California College of Law, CA, where he received his Juris Doctor (JD) and admission to the California State Bar in 1990. Don is also a licensed California real estate broker. He began practicing law as a sole practitioner but soon joined the law firm of Berger Kahn and then Gray & Prouty as an associate attorney...
(530) 232-5411 2608 Victor Ave Suite a
Redding, CA 96002
(415) 223-1230 300 Tamal Plaza Suite 100
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(949) 681-6682 2 Park Plaza Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92614
(619) 821-8846 10085 Carroll Canyon Road Suite 100
San Diego,, CA 92131
(951) 501-3554 41690 Ivy Street
Suite B
Murrieta, CA 92562
(951) 501-3554 27186 Newport Road
Suite 2
Menifee, CA 92584
Stacey Lind Widger
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(310) 306-8000 13101 W Washington Blvd
Suite 405
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Jonathan D. Levin
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(310) 471-2777 1801 Century Park East
Ninth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Family, Business and Entertainment & Sports
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
I am an experienced attorney practicing law for over 17 years in Los Angeles, California in the areas of Family Law and Mediation, Entertainment Law, Contract Drafting and Negotiations, and Business Law. My successful practice is built on my dedication to all of my clients. I treat each client as if their matter is the most important one to me.
Evan Braunstein
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(424) 500-2983 12777 West Jefferson Blvd., Building D, Suite 3001
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
The George Washington University Law School
The Law Offices of Evan Braunstein provides fixed fee services for all of your divorce and family law needs. Our practice areas include divorce, premarital agreements, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, and modification of orders. Unlike most other family law attorneys, we do not bill by the hour but instead charge a fixed fee for our work on your case. This efficient billing approach offers you the predictability of knowing how much our services will cost and the assurance of knowing that everything necessary will be done. You will be able to talk to us and ask...
(310) 310-2236 10100 Santa Monica Blvd.
Ste 300
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Alexander R. Ginzburg
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(310) 914-3222 11111 Santa Monica Blvd
#1840
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Whittier Law School and University of Washington School of Law
Alexandra Rachel Lavinsky
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(310) 274-2717 12121 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 501
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Whittier Coll School of Law
Prior to forming Lavinsky Law, Alexandra Lavinsky was a litigator at the Law Offices of Ronald A. Litz (2007- 2012, 2003-2005) a general civil litigation firm with an emphasis on Family Law. As an associate, she was involved in all aspects of the practice and had the advantage of working directly with Mr. Litz, a pillar in the Southern California family law community. Prior to that, she practiced law as a defense attorney at the law firm of Ford, Walker, Haggerty and Behar (2005-2007) where she handled cases from the pre-litigation stages through trial, arbitration, and mediation and learned how...
Thomas Ray Barnes
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Marina del Rey, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(310) 821-7745 4223 Glencoe Ave
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Estate Planning
Loyola Law School
Darlene Sheryl Wanger
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(310) 954-8471 10940 Wilshire Blvd., 18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
USC Law School
Darlene has exclusively practiced family law for more than 14 years, at boutique family law practices, including the elite firm, Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers LLP.  She received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from University of Southern California and her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of California, Los Angeles.  She started her career representing survivors of domestic violence in restraining order hearings, and divorce and paternity matters.  Darlene specializes in domestic violence and complex child custody matters involving allegations of child abuse, parental alienation, substance abuse, mental illness, and children with special needs, cases involving complex financial assets, and domestic and international jurisdiction...
Miyuki Nishimura
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(213) 278-2780 1875 Century Park East
Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90067
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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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