Sun City, 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 21 years experience

Attorney Heather Cullen is a Certified Family Law Specialist with the Law Firm of Cullen, Murphy & Naples. The family law firm of Cullen, Murphy & Naples strives to maintain effective, quality relationships with... Read More »
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Amanda Beth Naples
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California Family Law Lawyer

Attorney Naples is a Senior Attorney at the family law firm of Cullen, Murphy & Naples. The family law firm of Cullen, Murphy & Naples strives to maintain effective, quality relationships with each of our... Read More »
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Eric Jerome Gold
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Menifee, CA Family Law Lawyer with 20 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
Menifee, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(951) 445-6308 26100 Newport Rd Ste A12-76
Menifee, CA 92584
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Canyon Lake, CA Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(951) 674-2188 31566 Railroad Canyon Rd #683
Canyon Lake, CA 92587
Family
Whittier Coll School of Law
Sun City, CA Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(951) 301-6320 25650 Hartwick Rd
Sun City, CA 92586
Family, Civil Rights and Divorce
Western State Univ
Denise Merle Motroni
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Lake Elsinore, CA Family Law Lawyer with 25 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.
William Stanley Fitch
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Corona , CA Family Law Attorney with 21 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...
Heather Mellyn Cullen
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(951) 715-4632 28465 Old Town Front Street
Suite 321
Temecula, CA 92590
Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
Family and Divorce
University of California - Riverside and University of California, Davis, School of Law
Attorney Heather Cullen is a Certified Family Law Specialist with the Law Firm of Cullen, Murphy & Naples. The family law firm of Cullen, Murphy & Naples 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...
Scottie Lynn Leming
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(951) 263-7377 9036 Pulsar Ct.
Suite A
Corona, CA 92883
Free ConsultationCorona, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Scottie Leming is one of our senior attorneys. She graduated from Western State University College of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1995. Scottie is an extremely experienced family law attorney and represented victims of domestic violence for twelve years before joining our firm.

Since 1995, Scottie has helped thousands of clients with great success. She understands the legal issues and uncertainties surrounding divorce, child custody and support are personal issues. She knows how to provide emotional support and clearly communicate with her clients. Scottie is well known and greatly respected within our legal community. She is...
Amanda Beth Naples
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(951) 715-4632 28465 Old Town Front Street
Suite 321
Temecula, CA 92590
Temecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
Family and Divorce
Gonzaga University School of Law
Attorney Naples is a Senior Attorney at the family law firm of Cullen, Murphy & Naples. The family law firm of Cullen, Murphy & Naples 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...
Kristie Lee Bergamo
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(951) 309-0910 9036 Pulsar Court
Suite A
Corona, CA 92883
Free ConsultationCorona, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Willamette University College of Law
Kristie Lee Bergamo has presided as a temporary judge in both Orange and Los Angeles Counties. She also has an extensive history serving as minor's counsel, and has taught classes to help other attorneys become certified as minor's counsel. Kristie joined Family Law Matters in August of 2018. She attended Willamette University Law School in Salem, Oregon, and was licensed to practice law in 2002. Since then, she has focused on the practice of family law. Prior to joining Family Law Matters, Kristie was a sole practitioner and earned a reputation as a fierce advocate of her clients. Kristie has...
Mariana A Hevia-Cockrell
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(951) 715-4632 28465 Old Town Front Street, Suite 321
Temecula, CA 92590
Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
Mariana Hevia-Cockrell is an Attorney at the law firm of Cullen, Murphy & Naples. Attorney Hevia-Cockrell is currently an active member of State Bar of California and practices exclusively Family Law.

Attorney Hevia-Cockrell graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She then earned her Juris Doctor Degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California in 1988.

Attorney Hevia-Cockrell has been practicing family law for over 30 years which has resulted in the representation of over thousands of individuals in various family law matters ranging from a simple separation resolution to a...
Valerie Lee Murphy
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(951) 715-4632 4094 Chestnut Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Riverside, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Family and Divorce
California Southern, School of Law
Attorney Valerie Murphy is a Certified Family Law Specialist with the Law Firm of Cullen, Murphy & Naples. The family law firm of Cullen, Murphy & Naples 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...
Gina Marie Famularo
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(951) 309-0910 9036 Pulsar Ct.
Suite A
Corona, CA 92883
Free ConsultationCorona, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 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....
Holly J. Moore
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Corona , CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(951) 534-5440 4160 Temescal Canyon Rd.
Suite 302
Corona , CA 92883
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
WE PROTECT PROFESSIONALS AND BUSINESS OWNERS FROM UNFAIR DIVORCE.
Our Law firm is focused exclusively on divorce, child custody, paternity actions, modifications of child support, spousal support, property division, domestic violence and all other issues that fall under the "umbrella" of Family Law. Our passion is our clients. We recognize that while people are going through situations dealing with the breakdown of a marriage or how best to share their children, it is an incredibly challenging and heartbreaking time. It is also very nerve-wracking to have the future of your children, and/or security (financial or otherwise) be unknown or be...
Beshoy F. Shehata
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(951) 309-0910 27720 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Beshoy F. Shehata is the managing partner. He goes by “B.” B graduated from California Western School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in 2017. B is passionate about his career choice and loves helping his clients.

B was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. He migrated to the United States with his family in 2000. He has six siblings. He always wanted to become an attorney to help those going through tough times. He understands how difficult it is to go through a divorce or a custody battle. He understands the stress and uncertainty that accompanies...
Rebecca A Rainwater
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(951) 383-6942 9036 Pulsar Court
Suite A
Corona, CA 92883
Free ConsultationCorona, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Pepperdine University School of Law and Trinity School of Law
I have been practicing family law exclusively since June 2011. I graduated law school from Trinity Law School in Santa Ana. I also attended Straus Institute at Pepperdine and received a certificate in mediation and have over 100 hours of training in alternative dispute resolution. I have handled cases ranging from uncontested to high conflict, and high net worth utializing forensic accountants and other experts. I was also Supervising Attorney for the Department of Child Support Services in San Bernardino for 2 years. I atteneded the University of Oklahoma as a Political Science Major with a minor...
Justine E. Marren
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(951) 405-5000 41951 Remington Ave Suite 210
Temecula, CA 92590
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...
Michael Dennis Iverson
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Murrieta, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 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...
Matthew James Knez
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Riverside, CA Family Law Attorney with 4 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....
Colleen Robinson
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(951) 309-0910 27720 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 10 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...
Scott Howard Finkbeiner
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 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...
Margie Brakhage
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Murrieta, CA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(951) 837-4706 41700 Ivy Street, Suite A
Murrieta, CA 92562
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.
David Blaisdell
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Moreno Valley, CA Family Law Attorney with 44 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...
Harry Mirchandaney
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 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.
Joseph Vincent Camarata
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 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...
Hannah J. Engholm
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Temecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 7 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.
Drew Hendricks
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 3 years 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...
David Kiley Wilkinson
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 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...
Kathleen G. Alvarado
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 34 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...
Kathlyn Julia Bloom
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Murrieta, CA Family Law Lawyer with 41 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.
Charles Scott Rudibaugh
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Hemet, CA Family Law Lawyer with 39 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.
Julie Marie Clark
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Hemet, CA Family Law Attorney with 28 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
James Thomas Lillard
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 36 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
Sharon L. Tate
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Murrieta, CA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(951) 696-4554 41856 Ivy Street
#106
Murrieta, CA 92562
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Melody Ann Trujillo
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Temecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(951) 296-9529 41593 Winchester Rd #201
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Melody Trujillo is a graduate of McGeorge School of Law who brings to her clients 28 years of legal practice. She and her partner have successfully litigated thousands of cases in Southern California. Ms. Trujillo practices primarily in Family Law representing clients in Hemet, Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville and all of the San Diego Courts. She is dedicated to her clients. The attorneys and paralegals at Trujillo & Trujillo, APLC are all caring individuals who put their client's needs as paramount. Each paralegal has at minimum a paralegal certificate and an Associate Degree. The...
Julie Suzanne Page
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Temecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(951) 699-8899 43460 Ridge Park Drive, Suite 200-N
Temecula, CA 92590
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
California Southern LS
Shaun Hanson
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 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...
Carlos A. Batara
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Hemet, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(951) 929-0782 640 N. San Jacinto Street, Ste. J
Hemet, CA 92543
Family, Divorce and Immigration
Harvard Law School
Catherine Ann Schwartz
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Riverside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 28 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...
Edgar Diaz
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Temecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(951) 776-6659 27780 Jefferson Avenue
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
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Sun City Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Riverside County Family Law Assistance Center, Hemet branch
Murrieta, CA


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(951) 369-3009
Riverside, 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.