Watsonville Family Lawyers

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Timothy Joseph Walsh
Watsonville, CA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years of experience
(831) 728-3500 734 E Lake Ave Ste 17
Watsonville, CA 95076
Family and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Heidi Simonson
Watsonville, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years of experience
(831) 763-0988 1050 S Green Valley Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076
Family and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Liliana Sanchez Diaz
Watsonville, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years of experience
(831) 722-2444 240 Westgate Dr
Watsonville, CA 95076
Family
Santa Clara University School of Law and Santa Clara Univ School of Law
John Edwin Ueberrhein
Watsonville, CA Family Law Attorney with 41 years of experience
(831) 728-1777 1050 S Green Valley Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076
Family
Lincoln Univ
Dana Lynn Santos
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Dana Lynn Santos
Aptos, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years of experience
(831) 207-6850 P.O. Box 2182
Aptos, CA 95001
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I am a Family Law Specialist, certified with the California State Board of Legal Specialization. I enjoy assisting clients with all their family law needs including custody, support, division of property and paternity. I have acted as minor's counsel for several years, both private and appointed by the court, and have provided mediation services for 15 years.
Sara Sturtevant
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Sara Sturtevant
Marina, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 years of experience
(831) 287-9781 PO Box 236
Marina, CA 93933
Family, Collections, Divorce and Estate Planning
New College of California
Sara Sturtevant is a licensed California attorney specializing in mediation and family law. She was the Associate Dean at Monterey College of Law and ran the school’s Practical Lawyering Program. Before joining Monterey College of Law, Sara worked at the court’s Self Help Center in Monterey. As an attorney and mediator, Sara believes that people have their own best solutions to any problem they face. This is as led her to help create programs in community mediation and self-help legal education to provide resources for people to access when facing legal problems. Sara believes that mediation should be...
Stephen W. Penn
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Stephen W. Penn
Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Attorney with 33 years of experience
(408) 776-1525 16360 Monterey St
#120
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Glendale College of Law
Stephen W. Penn is a Certified Family Law Specialist who has been in private practice since 1991. He received a Bachelor of Science from California State University, Los Angeles and his law degree from Glendale College of Law. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University, Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University and Master of Arts from John F. Kennedy University in Counseling Psychology.

Prior to commencing his legal career, Mr. Penn served as Vice Chancellor of the West Valley-Mission Community College District and Director of Finance and Chief Business Officer of California State University...
Steven Edward Springer
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Steven Edward Springer
Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years of experience
(888) 490-9852 16360 Monterey St. Ste. 180
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Employment and Estate Planning
Santa Clara University
Help small to medium size companies navigate through a wide variety of legal challenges: formation, funding, governmental impediments, operational legal planning, merger and acquisition, employee relations, and labor compliance. All with the goal of litigation avoidance. Litigation in all California state courts and the Northern and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California.
Mr. Aaron Judson Lodge Esq.
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Mr. Aaron Judson Lodge Esq.
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(831) 426-3030 1414 Soquel Avenue, Suite 222
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Family, Civil Rights and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
Aaron J. Lodge received his BA degree and first graduate work in math. He taught math at both the high school and college level for nearly 10 years, before changing careers and going to law school. Mr. Lodge now has a general practice law firm, where he focuses on family law, mediation, civil rights, and is now affiliated with other larger firms for personal injury and other areas of law. Mr. Lodge is highly dedicated to his clients, is very personable, and excellent in both litigation (in court), and in mediation.
Thomas S. Stinson
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Thomas S. Stinson
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(831) 425-8999 1101 Pacific Avenue, Suite 309
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mr. Stinson represents clients in divorce and family law matters, provides estate planning and wealth preservation services through drafting documents such as wills and trusts, and handles general civil litigation matters. He has an undergraduate degree in Business Management Economics from University of California, Santa Cruz where he graduate with honors in the major and overall within the college. While there he also earned perfect scores in his economics calculus classes. Mr. Stinson then worked in corporate finance with a national publicly held company before attending law school. While in law school Mr. Stinson clerked with...
Joshua R. Jachimowicz
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Joshua R. Jachimowicz
Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(800) 576-4210 17485 Monterey Road
Suite 204
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Santa Clara University School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
Joshua Robinett Jachimowicz was admitted to the State Bar in 2011. Mr. Jachimowicz began working with his father's firm as a law clerk while attending law school. He graduated the University of California at Santa Barbara with a bachelor's degree in Physics. Like his father, he received his law degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law. While at Santa Clara, he received honors for his academic efforts in Wills and Trusts, Employment Discrimination and Trial Techniques classes. As a young attorney, he has handled numerous criminal matters, including petty thefts, drug offenses, and DUIs. Mr. Jachimowicz recently married...
Nat E. Hales Jr.
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Nat E. Hales Jr.
Hollister, CA Family Law Attorney with 54 years of experience
(831) 638-1082 719 San Benito St
Suite D
Hollister, CA 95023
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of California Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall)
Nat E. (Ned) Hales, Jr. is a family law attorney of extraordinary experience. For more than 40 years, he has been a leader and respected member of the Santa Clara Bar Family Law Division. Ned is a graduate of Occidental College and the University of California Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall). Ned has worked diligently to improve family law litigation and practice in California. As a two term Family Law Chairman of the Santa Clara County Family Law Section, Ned initiated the Santa Clara County Family Law Judge Pro Tem Program, the use of form Family Court Orders, Santa Clara...
Michele Elizabeth Hales
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Michele Elizabeth Hales
Hollister, CA Family Law Attorney with 28 years of experience
(831) 638-1082 719 San Benito St
Suite D
Hollister, CA 95023
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Santa Clara University School of Law
Michelle Elizabeth Hale has been representing clients with Divorce and Family Law matters since her admittance to the California Bar in 1992. In addition to a successful litigation practice, she also offers Alternative Dispute Resolution services, such as Mediation, Collaboration and Unbundled Family Law Assistance. She is dedicated to providing experienced, skilled and knowledgeable representation, and pursuing the best possible outcomes for your family law needs.

Michelle received her B.A. from the University of California Davis in 1989. She earned her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1992. Michelle is a member of the State Bar of California,...
Warren S. Forest
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Warren S. Forest
Scotts Valley, CA Family Law Attorney with 34 years of experience
(831) 440-9909 5521 Scotts Valley Dr Ste 270
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Univ of Utah COL
Bruce Julian Kitchin
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Bruce Julian Kitchin
Salinas, CA Family Law Lawyer with 44 years of experience
(831) 424-0777 44 W Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93901
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
John Thornton Kontz
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John Thornton Kontz
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 35 years of experience
(831) 427-2727 133 Mission Street, Suite 290
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Family
Mercer Univ Walter F George School of Law
Sue Saign
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Sue Saign
Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Attorney
(408) 842-8363 60 W. Main Ave., Suite 23
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Family
Lincoln University
Philip John Crawford
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Philip John Crawford
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years of experience
(408) 313-3212 986 W Cliff Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family, Divorce, Education and Estate Planning
Santa Clara University School of Law
Philip Crawford graduated Magna Cum Laude from Santa Clara University School of law. Philip has practiced in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties for the past 33 years. His practice includes Family law, Juvenile law, Education Law, and Labor law.
Philip is a former Police Officer, Police Sergeant at San Jose Police Department. He is the founding attorney and former chief counsel for the Santa Clara County Correctional Officers Union. He has served as Chief Negotiator for public employee unions in negotiations and has handled hundreds of internal affairs investigations...
Brian Kipling Myers
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Brian Kipling Myers
Scotts Valley, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years of experience
(831) 438-2318 5321 Scotts Valley Drive, Suite 205
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
U of San Francisco School of Law
Victoria Elizabeth Canter
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Victoria Elizabeth Canter
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(831) 471-7812 200 Washington Street, Suite 210
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Robert Barrie Mitchell
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Robert Barrie Mitchell
Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Attorney with 44 years of experience
(408) 779-7879 45 East 1st Street
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Sheila Jean Peterson
Gilroy, CA Family Law Attorney with 30 years of experience
(408) 846-1100 8080 Santa Teresa Blvd Ste 230
Gilroy, CA 95020
Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
Brunhilda Diel
Aptos, CA Family Law Attorney with 42 years of experience
(831) 662-8536 221 Via Lantana
Aptos, CA 95003
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
Darlene Renee Kemp
Aptos, CA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(831) 688-0700 8070 Soquel Dr #120
Aptos, CA 95003
Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Robin Marisa Towse
Aromas, CA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years of experience
(831) 786-7334 PO Box 221
Aromas, CA 95004
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Stanford Univ Law School and Stanford Law School
Emily Jeanne Trexel
Aptos, CA Family Law Attorney
PO Box 204
Aptos, CA 95001
Family
J. Winston Duggan
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J. Winston Duggan
Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years of experience
(408) 776-1525 16360 Monterey St
#120
Morgan Hill, CA 95037-5454
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara University School of Law and Marquette University
Winston Duggan graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a B.S. in Political Science, with an emphasis in Law, and a Minor in Philosophy. He received his J.D. from Santa Clara Law in 2014. Winston was awarded a CALI Award for Excellence in Juvenile Court Law Seminar, was a member of the Criminal Law Society and worked as an associate on the Journal of International Law.

While attending Santa Clara Law, Winston interned with the Alternate Defender’s Office of Santa Clara County, working specifically with juvenile justice cases and assisted a diverse group of attorneys and investigators in ensuring fair...
Patrick T. Bell
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Patrick T. Bell
Morgan Hill, CA Family Law Attorney with 6 years of experience
(408) 776-1525 16360 Monterey St
#120
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara University School of Law
Robert Frazier Frandeen
Soquel, CA Family Law Attorney with 46 years of experience
(831) 459-6718 4630 Soquel Dr Ste 5
Soquel, CA 95073
Family
University of San Francisco
Sheri Lynn Perlman
Salinas, CA Family Law Lawyer with 43 years of experience
(831) 754-6669 6 W Gabilan St Ste 5
Salinas, CA 93901
Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Billie Chrystine French
Salinas, CA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(831) 757-6844 337 Cayuga St
Salinas, CA 93901
Family, Civil Rights, Criminal and Divorce
Monterey College of Law
Ronald Scott Granberg
Salinas, CA Family Law Attorney with 42 years of experience
(831) 422-6565 134 Central Ave
Salinas, CA 93901
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Monterey COL
Allison Marie Hardin
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years of experience
(831) 459-6000 406 Mission St Ste D
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Monterey COL
Pascha Rose Moller
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years of experience
(831) 460-9588 915 Cedar St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
William West Clark Jr
Salinas, CA Family Law Lawyer with 43 years of experience
(831) 757-2644 1188 Padre Dr
Ste 117
Salinas, CA 93901
Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
Martin Roy Nichols
Soquel, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years of experience
(831) 426-7051 4630 Soquel Dr Ste 9
Soquel, CA 95073
Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Jesse Daniel Ruben
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(831) 429-9966 605 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Santa Clara Univ School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
John Michelet McCrary
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Lawyer with 43 years of experience
(650) 213-9950 127 4th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Family and Divorce
San Francisco Law Sch
Chip Rose
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Attorney with 49 years of experience
(831) 429-9721 550 Water St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Donna Lynn Becker
Santa Cruz, CA Family Law Attorney with 37 years of experience
(831) 459-7400 550 Water St #J-3
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family and Divorce
University of California, Berkeley School of Law and UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall

Watsonville Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Santa Cruz County Family Law Facilitator
(831) 786-7200
Watsonville, CA


Santa Clara County Self-Service Centers/Family Law Facilitator's Office
Morgan Hill, 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.

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