Trabuco Canyon, 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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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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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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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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Maxwell A. Hills
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(949) 288-6775 30211 Avenida de las Banderas
Suite 200
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola University New Orleans
Hills Law Group assists clients in identifying and maximizing assets in a divorce. If you are engaged in a divorce and wish to: * Create an accurate picture of your assets and debts * Understand what you are entitled to * Ensure that you pursue all possible assets and other claims * Achieve a beneficial division of your assets * Receive counseling as to what is in your best interest each step of the way * Work with an attorney who focuses on family law in your area I can help you. My practice is focused...
Thomas John O'Connor
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(949) 455-9577 30021 Tomas
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Western State University College of Law
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(949) 264-4544 30021 Tomas
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Family, Divorce, Immigration and Personal Injury
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Robert Beauchamp
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Mission Viejo, CA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(949) 370-8000 23120 Alicia Pkwy
Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Real Estate
University of Southern California
Jennifer Renee Posey
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Mission Viejo, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(949) 582-5115 26451 Crown Valley Parkway
Suite 260
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
American University Washington College of Law
Jennifer R. Posey was admitted to the California Bar in 1991 graduating Magna Cum Laude and Salutorian from American College of Law with her Juris Doctorate in Law. Ms. Posey was also admitted to U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Previously a professor of Appellate Advocacy and Evidence, Ms. Posey has been practicing in Family Law litigation, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Dissolution, Property Divisions and related family law matters for over 20 years. As a member of her legal community, Ms. Posey has served on the Orange County Superior Court Panel for Minor's Counsel....
Emanuel Hudson
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(949) 753-9053 9871 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
American COL
Emanuel Hudson has been practicing law representing Plaintiffs and Defendants in civil matters since 1986. Mr. Hudson’s early concentration has been in personal injury, trial practice, insurance law, family law and business transactions. Additionally, Mr. Hudson represents a broad base of interests, including world class athletes, as well as coaches involved in professional football, baseball, basketball and track & field. Other clients include members of the Saudi Arabian royal family and a former space shuttle astronaut. In managing and negotiating business ventures, Mr. Hudson strives to maximize each client’s profitability, exposure, and success through hands-on management....
Joseph Torri
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Laguna Niguel, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(866) 630-5757 28202 Cabot Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
Joseph Torri is on the Riverside Superior Court's - Family Law Minor's Counsel List of Approved Attorneys. Judges sitting in California family law courtrooms may appoint private counsel to represent children in high-conflict child custody cases. Also, Mr. Torri is a volunteer mediator at the Los Angeles Superior Court Southeast Judicial District in Norwalk, California. Joseph Torri received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Fullerton, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Speech Communication. While at undergraduate college, Mr. Torri was on the speech and debate team, as well as, President...
Majid Foroozandeh Shahraki
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(949) 336-8505 9891 Irvine Center Drive
Ste 130
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Immigration and Personal Injury
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Court Admissions:

United States District Court, Central District of California, May 30, 2007
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, October 26, 2009
United States District Court, Southern District of California, November 16, 2009
United States Tax Court, November 19, 2009
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, January 10, 2010
United States District Court, Eastern District of California, June 3, 2010
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, July 13, 2010
United States Court of International Trade, January 2, 2014
United States Court of Appeals For The Federal Circuit, June 30, 2015
United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, May 3, 2017
United States...
Sabrina C. Fernandez
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(714) 543-0451 25283 Cabot Rd
#225
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
Western State University College of Law
Daniel Hunter
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Ladera Ranch, CA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(888) 844-9281 111 Corporate Dr, Ste 130
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of San Diego School of Law
Attorney Bio: If you are searching for an Orange County divorce lawyer you can count on, you should take action and seek out the help of Attorney Daniel C. Hunter IV. Come to The Hunter Law Group, where you can have confidence in the representation you can receive from a tried and true lawyer who has your best interests in mind. If children are involved in the picture, it is of the utmost importance that you take the...
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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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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J. Christian Conrad
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Lake Forest, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 855-0600 23161 Lake Center Drive, Ste. 115
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of San Diego, San Diego, California
Richard Erroll Young
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Lake Forest, CA Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(949) 951-9529 23731 El Toro Road
Ste. B
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Pepperdine Univ School of Law and Pepperdine University School of Law
Richard Young is a Master lawyer with the Orange County Bar Association practicing in Family Law, Divorce Law, Custody, Support, Domestic Violence, Asset Division, Pre Nuptials, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Trusts, Wills, Bankruptcy. He graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1994 and immediately formed his firm. He has won awards from the Orange County Bar Association from the Judiciary and Pro Bono Publico as well as Graduating from the Pepperdine College of Advocacy. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem, Senior Mandatory Fee Arbitrator and has successfully handled thousands of Family law matters.
Ronald Michael Cordova
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(949) 769-2175 16520 Bake Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and White Collar Crime
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Ron Cordova has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer nine times since 2007 and has been selected by OC Metro Magazine as one of Orange County's top five criminal defense lawyers every year since 2009. He has also been recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the best criminal defense attorneys nationwide in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Ron's representation in high-profile cases has given him national prominence, but he prides himself most on the skill and personal attention that he devotes to every client's matter.
Lawrence H. Geller J.D.
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(888) 982-2323 24422 Avenida De La Carlota
#310
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Well known by his peers and the courts for his high integrity, strong negotiation skills and trial competence. Clients know him for positive results, sound advice and fair dealing. He is an excellent and experienced lawyer whose practice specializes in family and divorce litigation. His firm is respected and known as tough negotiators and competent trial attorneys. The firm is dedicated and committed to the strong representation of their clients’ rights with high integrity, in depth knowledge and years of experience in FAMILY LAW. Staff members are professional, experienced, responsive and understanding of your needs....
Gary Jay Beeler
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(949) 600-7571 23461 South Pointe Dr.
Ste. 155
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Family and Divorce
Loyola Law School
Typically, divorce proceedings are tense and difficult. To get the settlement you want and deserve, it is imperative that you select a qualified, experienced, and aggressive attorney to fight for the rights of you and your family. When you choose The Law Offices of Gary J. Beeler as your represention, you are choosing an extremely skilled and knowledgeable Orange County divorce attorney. This firm’s founding attorney, Gary J. Beeler, CFLS. has over 25 years of law experience, 24 of which he has dedicated solely to the practice of family law. With experience in cases regarding separation, divorce, child and spousal...
John David Ireland
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(949) 457-1500 23046 Avenida de la Carlota
Suite 600
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Zach N. Wallin
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Ladera Ranch, CA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(949) 294-9475 555 Corporate Drive
Suite 150
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Zach Wallin is an attorney who is passionate about helping men and women as they face one of the most difficult times of their lives. Mr. Wallin understands that divorce and custody issues are issues which cause extreme stress and anguish in one’s life. His passion is helping his clients understand that they are not alone during this trying time. Mr. Wallin feels that, as difficult as it is to see at the time, the divorce process is an opportunity for you to evaluate all aspects of your life, make intelligent decisions on areas where...
Kristen Joy Przeklasa
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(949) 581-2443 23441 South Pointe Drive, Suite 270
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School
Kristen Przeklasa is a licensed attorney in California. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, San Diego with majors in both Political Science and Communications. She was awarded a full academic Dean's Scholarship to attend Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where she received her Juris Doctorate.


While attending Loyola Law School, Kristen interned for a Family Law Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court where she observed court proceedings and reviewed case files. She also interned for the Public Counsel Adoptions Project, assisting foster parents with the adoption of their foster children.


Upon her graduation...
Donald Patrick Bebereia
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(949) 951-8822 15707 Rockfield Blvd., Suite 205
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationFamily
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Donald Bebereia is a Certified Family Law Practitioner with some 39 years experience in every aspect of family law.
Sahar Mahrukh Douraghy
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(949) 581-2443 23441 South Pointe Drive, Suite 270
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Sahar Douraghy is a licensed attorney in California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine with majors in Criminology, Law and Society and Political Science. During law school, she studied abroad in the London Program where she served as a Law Clerk for a prominent Family Law Solicitor. After earning her Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law, she began practicing at a family law firm. After 12 years of exclusive family law practice, Sahar became a founding partner of OC Child and Family Formation Law Group, LLP.

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Stefanie M. Hilliard
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California 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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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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Ashley Chavez Sedaghat
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Laguna Niguel, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(949) 365-5684 28202 Cabot Road
Suite 300
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Wayne Philips
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Mission Viejo, CA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(800) 850-6560 26060 Acero
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Elder
When you need an expert trial lawyer, look on the top shelf! That's where you will find Wayne Philips Law. Even if trial is not in your future, you have great comfort knowing a first rate trial attorney is in your corner. We practice law like you always wished someone would. Smart. Aggressive. Cost-effective. Wayne Philips personally tried hundreds of cases--as one client succinctly put it, "he doesn't like to lose!" Quality lawyering from a firm that knows how to win cases--that's what we offer. Our priority is to fix your problem as quickly, painlessly, and cost-effectively as...
Douglas G McClintock
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
25411 Cabot Road
Suite 102
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationFamily
University of Texas - Austin
I practiced for over 20 years as a pension attorney, over 7 years as a divorce attorney and I now specialize in Qualified Domestic Relations Orders. View my website at OCQDRO.COM
Maggie Simoneaux-Cuaso
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney
9891 Irvine Center Drive, Ste. 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Family
Maggie Simoneaux earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with minors in Economics and Spanish from the University of New Orleans in 2003. She was awarded her Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Western State College of Law in 2008. During law school, she served as the Year in Review Editor for the Western State College of Law Law Review and graduated in the top five percent of her class. She was admitted to the California State Bar in 2008 and the Louisiana State Bar in 2009. Maggie is admitted to practice in all state courts of California and...
Monica Lynn Spohn Esq
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Mission Viejo, CA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(949) 951-1961 26681 Carlota Dr
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Family, Asbestos, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
John Anderson Bledsoe
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(949) 363-5551 24411 Ridge Rte Dr, Suite 115
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Family and Divorce
Western State Univ COL
Michael L. Kennedy
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Mission Viejo, CA Family Law Lawyer
(800) 265-4280 Suite 285
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
June Lee
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Laguna Niguel, CA Family Law Attorney
(949) 365-5685 28202 Cabot Road
Suite 300
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Cindy Lee Cannon
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(949) 623-8460 7545 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Family, Business and Domestic Violence
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Trace DeWayne Alexander
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(949) 218-4551 7700 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92618
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
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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Stephanie B. Saunders
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California Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience

Santa Barbara College of LawCalifornia
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Jon Conrad
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Laguna Hills, CA Family Law Attorney
(949) 855-0600 24422 Avenida De La Carlota Ste 310
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Family and Divorce
William Stanley Fitch
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Corona , CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(951) 263-7377 Suite A
Corona , CA 92883
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
William Fitch, otherwise known as "Bill" is a senior attorney at Family Law Matters. Having a civil trial background for nearly two decades before joining the firm, Bill brings a unique knowledge of the law with him. He has tried hundreds, if not thousands, of cases over the years; and has conducted many jury trials. He also has extensive experience in discovery and law and motion issues. Bill's easy-going nature makes him easy to talk to, but do not underestimate his trial skills. Bill would always rather settle a case than try one one, because he recognizes the benefits to...
Gina Marie Famularo
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(951) 263-7377 9036 Pulsar Ct.
Suite A
Corona, CA 92883
Free ConsultationCorona, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
“Integrity Matters”
As a young woman, Gina experienced the pain and uncertainty of a protracted custody battle over her first child. It was this experience that caused her to become a lawyer. Her daughter is now happily married and attending medical school. Gina married her second husband in 1992. They have a teenaged son together, who still lives at home.

Gina was licensed to practice law in the state of California in 1997. Since then, she has amassed vast legal knowledge and courtroom experience. Her practice has always been limited exclusively to family law. Over the years, she has learned to listen....
Andrew Huynh Tran
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Corona, CA Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(855) 939-9111 1897 California Ave, Suite 102
Corona, CA 92881
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Whittier Law School and University of California - Irvine
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law, and Society from the University of California, Irvine. I concurrently worked as a research assistant for both a prominent sociology of law professor and white-collar and corporate crime professor. After receiving my B.A., I worked as a law clerk for a Bankruptcy and Taxation law office in Northern California where I gained extensive experience. I entered Whittier Law School where I was the runner-up in the competitive Susan E. McGuigan Oral Advocacy Competition and became heavily involved in the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. I received one of the highest...
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.
Aaron Dishon
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(949) 231-1300 10 Truman St
Irvine, CA 92620
Family and Divorce
UC Hastings COL
Aaron Dishon is Managing Partner at Dishon & Block. He has significant experience in matters pertaining to divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, paternity, business valuation, complex property division and high net worth cases. Mr. Dishon is a Certified Family Law Specialist, Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. As a child of divorced parents Mr. Dishon has a unique ability to relate to those going through the divorce process. This experience has shaped the way that Mr. Dishon approaches the practice of family law. He understands the impact divorce has on clients and their children, and works...
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.
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...
Sven David Buncher
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(949) 536-7500 101 Pacifica
Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of San Diego School of Law and California State University - San Diego State University
Since 1996, Attorney Sven Buncher has helped families seamlessly move through complex family matters. He is committed to helping his clients achieve happiness by providing only top-tier legal services. Whether you are faced with complex divorce issues, have questions regarding palimony, or would like to discuss grandparent custody, Attorney Buncher can supply insightful guidance. Backed by years of experience, you can rest easily knowing that when you work with Attorney Buncher, he will be sure to cover every intricacy of your case to make the process as smooth as possible. Prior to founding The Buncher Law Corporation, Attorney Buncher...
Brian D. Mullen
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(949) 955-9155 19700 Fairchild Rd #170
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
California Western School of Law
I am a graduate of the University of California, San Diego and California Western School of Law. After law school, I served as a law clerk to a veteran San Diego attorney whose family law practice deals with primarily heavily contested custody matters before family law and juvenile courts, domestic violence restraining orders, guardianships, complex dissolution of marriage cases involving division of assets and debts, and criminal defense. After passing the Bar Exam, I joined another law group in San Diego for several years. At that firm, I handled straightforward and complex divorce matters from inception to judgment, including motions...
Albert A. Friske
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California 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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Trabuco Canyon Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Seaside Legal Services
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Laguna Beach, CA


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