Studio City, California Family Lawyers

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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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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Yury Galperin
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California Family Law Lawyer with 14 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. 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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Tamar Poladian
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Toluca Lake, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(818) 242-8100 4110 Cahuenga
PERRON LAW GROUP
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Immigration
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Opening the LAW OFFICES OF TAMAR POLADIAN in Glendale, California as solo practitioner in 1999, Tamar Poladian Perron Esq. quickly became well renowned for her wisdom plus her passionate and intelligent representation of both plaintiff and defense cases. With a primary emphasis in Family Law/Domestic Violence, and a group of associated attorneys conducting Business and Personal Injury tort litigation plus Real Estate, Immigration and Bankruptcy this is your legal team! LAW OFFICES OF TAMAR POLADIAN accomplishes your goals through an effective team approach with the highest level of integrity and ethics! Presiding as Judge Pro Tempore for...
Devon M Anderson
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North Hollywood, CA Family Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(818) 856-0559 10999 Riverside Dr. Suite 206
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Trinity Law School
As an Attorney, I pride myself on integrity and professionalism. I strive to be a supportive influence throughout the legal process — choosing to resolve disputes rather than fueling the fires of a complex disagreement. It will always be my goal to resolve a matter amicably in the interest of preserving dignity and protecting any child caught up in the chaos of divorce. However, when amicable efforts fail, I zealously represent my clients' best interests while protecting the needs of the family.
Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(818) 760-7334 4400 Coldwater Canyon Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91604
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Mid Valley COL
Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(818) 755-4848 12650 Riverside Dr
Los Angeles, CA 91607
Family, Business and Divorce
UC Hastings COL
Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(818) 763-6741 11054 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91604
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Univ of West Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(323) 877-0683 12650 Riverside Dr
Los Angeles, CA 91607
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
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...
Kevin Joshua Chroman
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Sherman Oaks, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(818) 528-7755 15130 Ventura Blvd Ste 314
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Loyola Law School
Kevin Chroman, Esq. graduated from Loyola Law School graduate (2000), wherein he won the state-wide mediation advocacy award. Presently, Kevin runs a Collaborative Mediation Clinic at Loyola Law School, where he is an adjunct professor. The program was given high honors by the City as the Best New Mediation Program in 2014. Individually, Kevin has been awarded the Eureka Award in recognition of his contributions to the collaborative and peace making community. Kevin is a UC Berkeley graduate with a Masters degree in English Literature from DePaul University. Kevin is a Family Law practitioner, whose practice focuses exclusively on Collaborative...
Jami Kay Fosgate
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Burbank, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(818) 827-7157 3500 West Olive Avenue
Suite 300
Burbank, CA 91505
Family and Divorce
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Jami Fosgate offers NO COURT options to help people save time, money and emotional stress by resolving their problems through Mediation and Collaborative Law without resorting to litigation. Jami Fosgate also provides Limited Scope Legal Document Preparation at a flat fee for parties who want to control the costs of their family law case. A FREE consultation is offered to couples who attend together to learn the benefits of not litigating a family law matter.

Following her own divorce, Ms. Fosgate decided to pursue a new path and enrolled in Loyola Law School where she was on the Dean's List each...
Asmik Jasmine Gevorkyan
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Sherman Oaks, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(818) 497-8565 14156 Magnolia Blvd., Suite 200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Collections and Divorce
Ventura COL
Jasmine Gevorkyan is a litigation attorney who combines her talents and background in service to her clients.She represents wide array of clients, ranging from individuals to corporations, insurance carriers and third party administrators, based in varying parts of the country. She focuses her practice on Personal Injury and Family Law/Divorce cases and handles wide range of complex litigation matters in both the state and federal courts, including car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, elevator accidents wrongful death, brain injury, slip and falls, dog bite injuries, premises liability, medical malpractice, dangerous products/products liability and other general business contract and tort...
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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Kathryn Irene Phillips
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North Hollywood, CA Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(818) 404-1170 5429 Cahuenga Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601-2918
Family
University of San Fernando Valley College of Law
I have practiced law in Los Angeles County for the past 39 years. I have always practiced family law throughout my career, but have limited my practice to exclusively family law cases for the last six years. I adapt to a client's needs in an attorney in that some clients want a collaborative and partnership working relationship with their lawyer throughout their case, while others prefer to entrust their case to me and take a more passive role. I enjoy family law because I love people and because it is a fascinating and demanding discipline that is constantly changing...
Nydia Loya
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(323) 653-1600 6300 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1430
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
UCLA School of Law
Nydia Loya is an Associate in the Law Offices of Korol and Velen. Ms. Loya was admitted to the California State Bar in December, 2004. She is admitted to practice before all of the Courts of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Loya graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology in 2001, and earned her J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2004. Prior to joining Korol and...
David Baum
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(818) 501-8355 16255 Ventura Blvd
Suite 704
Los Angeles, CA 91436
Family and Estate Planning
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
My name is David Baum, and I am the managing attorney with the Law Offices of David H. Baum, APLC. I have managed my Law Firm for more than thirty one years. We offer the finest quality adoption legal services for birth mothers, birth fathers and adoptive parents. Currently in the United States, adoption laws are experiencing substantial revisions. In California especially, legislature and state courts continue to change and ratify child adoption laws. Every decision made by the legislative and judicial party affects everyone involved in the adoption process, including birth parents, adoptive families, adoption agencies, and adoption law firms....
Nazanin Ghazi
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Sherman Oaks, CA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(818) 839-6644 15233 Ventrua Blvd.
Suite 1170
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationFamily, Business and Immigration
University of La Verne
Constance Zec Bessada
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Van Nuys, CA Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(818) 988-9992 14545 Victory Blvd
Suite 402
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Willamette Univ COL
I have a General practice with emphasis on Family Law, including custody, visitation, child and spousal support, property division and domestic violence issues, as well as other aspects of civil law, business and personal injury. By Appointment Only. Note: Any references and endorsements about me do not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
Mr. Graham Thomas MacLean Jr
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Burbank, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(818) 305-6200 800 S. Victory Blvd.
Suite 101
Burbank, CA 91502
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Kathy Gayle Neumann
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Sherman Oaks, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(310) 853-2907 15303 Ventura Blvd
Suite 900
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Univ of LaVerne COL
Mr. Charles Kairys
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(323) 851-3274 3274 Velma Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Family
Southwestern Law School
Shirlee Lyn Bliss
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Burbank, CA Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(818) 842-0997 290 E Verdugo Ave
Burbank, CA 91502
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
People's College of Law
Lori Anna Loo
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(818) 594-0800 15260 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91403
Family and Divorce
USC Law School
Grace E Ayers
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Van Nuys, CA Family Law Attorney
(818) 780-5533 14401 Sylvan Street
Suite 208
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Family, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
Pepperdine University School of Law
Ronald Alan Litz
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 52 years experience
(310) 201-0100 9255 Sunset Blvd
Ste 920
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Family, Business, Divorce and Employment
New York Univ School of Law
Scott Clarke
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Burbank, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(818) 557-7338 150 East Olive Avenue
Suite 216
Burbank, CA 91502
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
I am Scott Clarke from Fusco & Clarke, and I am an experienced Burbank divorce attorney. If you are considering the option of divorce, or if you have been served with divorce papers, then you may look to me for the aggressive representation that you need. For the past two decades, I have been fighting for the rights of those faced with family law cases and related issues. Contact me for the experienced service you need today!
Mei Ambriz
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Sherman Oaks, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(818) 990-6505 15260 Ventura Blvd., Suite 640
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Hugh Alan Lipton
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North Hollywood, CA Family Law Attorney
11320 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Family
Kelly Yi-Yi Chang
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Pasadena, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(626) 765-5767 438 S. Pasadena Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Family and Divorce
Univ of San Diego School of Law
I only practice family law because I love it. I am blessed because I have the distinct privilege of helping people where it matters most - at home. Loving my job gives me purpose, and God gifted me with abilities to achieve my purpose. There is no greater gift! When you hire us, know that we will try to obtain the best results for you and your family. This is our purpose as your lawyers. We are proud of our work, and we strive to never take your trust for granted.
Mary Ellen Waller
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer
(866) 297-0803 433 North Camden Drive
Suite 600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Family and Divorce
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Mary Ellen Waller is a director, shareholder, and general counsel of Feinberg & Waller, APC. Ms. Waller is not available for individual client retention, her focus is on the management of Feinberg & Waller, a law firm practicing exclusively in divorce and family law with offices located in Calabasas and Beverly Hills, California. Ms. Waller has helped lead the firm to become one of Southern California's premier family law firms, serving clients in all aspects of family law, including highly complex family law litigation. Clients receive increased value and benefit from her role, they are not charged for the expertise...
Lani Baron
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Los Angeles , CA Family Law Lawyer with 7 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...
Robert Louis Gigliotti
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ENCINO, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(818) 996-9776 15760 VENTURA BLVD., SUITE 700
ENCINO, CA 91436
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of La Verne College of Law
With over twenty-five years experience, Los Angeles attorney Robert Gigliotti has the knowledge and experience necessary to confidently and effectively represent California Clients in all aspects of family law including, divorce, custody and visitation, move-away disputes, child support, ?spousal support, property rights, premarital, post-nuptial, cohabitation agreements, modifications, domestic violence, and restraining orders. ?Los Angeles lawyer Robert Gigliotti understands the emotional and financial stress experienced by clients going through a divorce. ?Although a "do - it - yourself" plan may sound attractive at first glance a family law courtroom is no place to navigate alone or without an experienced...
Cathleen Elisabeth Norton
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(310) 300-4021 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
UCLA School of Law
We understand that navigating the family court system can be quite overwhelming. The Law Offices of Cathleen E. Norton is experienced in handling any family law matter: Divorce, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property Division, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Modification of Child Support, Modification of Spousal Support,Child Custody Evaluations, Move-Away and Relocation Requests, Paternity Actions, Domestic Partnerships, Uncontested Divorce, Legal Separation, Pre-Divorce Planning, Limited Scope Representation/Consultation. The Law Offices of Cathleen E. Norton is committed to providing you with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about your life. Our goal is to empower...
Anie N. Akbarian
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Encino, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(818) 247-9322 16133 Ventura Blvd.
7th Floor
Encino, CA 91436
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Glendale Univ COL
The Law Offices of Anie N. Akbarian, APC was established in December of 1997 in Glendale, California. We have offices in Glendale and Encino, California.  We represent clients in Personal Injury and Family Law related matters. We understand the dynamics of the emotional hardship in personal injury cases and divorce proceedings and how they can affect our client's quality of life.  It is our job to help our clients to bring balance back to their lives and protect their legal rights and interests.  Anie N. Akbarian is an experienced, capable and dedicated litigation attorney who is committed to providing exceptional legal representation...
Charles Mark Green
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(213) 387-4508 3699 Wilshire Blvd #700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Charles M. Green is a State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Family Law Specialist Attorney. Mr. Green has extensive California State Court family law litigation experience. Prior to becoming an Certified Specialist in Family Law, Charles M. Green, obtained tax and financial expertise as a accountant with a New York and California CPA license for 10 years (now Inactive). Mr. Green has had financial work experience at several of the international accounting and tax firms.
Alphonse Provinziano
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(877) 529-7101 8888 Olympic Blvd
Ste 203
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Alphonse focuses on providing excellent client service and aggressive advocacy to clients in Family Law matters. Alphonse is a Certified Specialist in Family Law (CFLS) by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

Alphonse graduated with a B.A. in Rhetoric with Honors and English Literature from U.C. Berkeley, where he gave the Commencement Address for the Rhetoric Department. He also received the honor of Distinction in General Scholarship. He graduated with a J.D. from U.C. Hastings in San Francisco with a concentration in Civil Litigation and was awarded for the best student in Trial Advocacy II by the CACI Institute.

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Rozanna Michelle Velen
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Encino, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(818) 962-4669 15760 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 1160
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Loyola Law School
Rozanna M. Velen is a co-founder of The Law Offices of Korol and Velen. She is an attorney licensed to practice before all of the Courts of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of California at Los Angeles in 1988 and her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in 1992. Ms. Velen is a member of the California State Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and...
Sandra I. Salinas
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Attorney
(818) 201-2978 433 North Camden Dr.
Suite 600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State University College of Law
Sandra Salinas is certified as a Family Law Specialist through the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California.

She is a partner in the law firm of Feinberg & Waller. Ms. Salinas is admitted to practice before all the courts in the State of California and the United States Federal Court.

Ms. Salinas' practice at Feinberg & Waller is devoted exclusively to family law where she is a highly regarded member of the firm's senior attorney team. You can be secure in the knowledge that she understands your problem, has a solution and is working hard on your...
Marshall W. Waller
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Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer
(310) 803-9472 433 North Camden Drive
Suite 600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and University of San Diego School of Law
Marshall W. Waller is certified as a Family Law Specialist through the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. A Certified Family Law Specialist must pass an extensive written examination in the subject area, be approved by a peer review process and show proficiency in this area by demonstrating experience handling a sufficient number of family law cases with varying degrees of complexity. Continuing education is required to maintain this specialty. Marshall Waller has also been awarded a top AV rating* from Martindale Hubble, the premier attorney rating system in the nation. Super Lawyers magazine has selected...
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.
Donna Ann Laurent
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Encino, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(818) 995-0036 16133 Ventura Blvd
Suite 1140
Encino, CA 91436
Family and Divorce
Southwestern Law School
Bio for Donna A. Laurent, Certified Family Law Specialist Donna graduated from Southwestern University School of Law, Summa Cum Laude, in May 1994. While at Southwestern, she earned American Jurisprudence Awards in Legal Research & Writing, Constitutional Law and Torts. She also received Corpus Juris Secundum Awards in Civil Procedure and Torts and an Outstanding Achievement Award in the International Protection of Human Rights. She was invited to Law Review and Moot Court, but chose, instead, to devote her non-school hours to raising her young son, who started kindergarten when she started law school. Prior to law school, Donna...
Marina Korol
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Los Angeles, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
6400 Wilshire
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Loyola Law School
Marina Korol is a co-founder of The Law Offices of Korol and Velen. She is an attorney licensed to practice before all of the Courts of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge in 1988 and her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in 1992. Ms. Korol regularly sits as a Judge Pro Tem the Family Law Division of the Los Angeles County Superior...
Alec Brian Wisner
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Tarzana, CA Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(818) 776-1813 18375 Ventura Blvd, Suite 275
Tarzana, CA 91356
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Since forming Wisner Dispute Resolution Services in 2003, Alec Wisner has been using his unique and diverse background to assist hundreds of clients successfully resolve their disputes. Thoroughly trained in all aspects of mediation, especially in the areas of divorce and family mediation as well as commercial mediation, Alec provides both an understanding of the underlying issues and an ability to facilitate positive communication. Alec brings a rich and diverse background to his mediation practice. While attending U.C.L.A., he won numerous national debate awards, graduating in 1971. Alec matriculated at the University of Southern California Law Center,...
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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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