Westminster, California Family Lawyers

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. Read More »
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Patricia Ann Hendrickson
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California Family Law Lawyer with 22 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 your family's... 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. Mr. Maggio is... Read More »
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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. Read More »
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Westminster, CA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(714) 514-5336 14801 Brownstone Ln
Westminster, CA 92683
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
National Univ School of Law
Westminster, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(760) 533-2466 9741 Bolsa Ave Ste 203
Westminster, CA 92683
Family
Western State Univ COL
Westminster, CA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(714) 899-2309 8251 Westminster Blvd
Ste 207
Westminster, CA 92683
Family
Tulane Univ Law School
Westminster, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(714) 925-2388 9353 Bolsa Ave
Westminster, CA 92683
Family
Loyola Law School
Westminster, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(714) 775-0301 14541 Brookhurst St
Westminster, CA 92683
Family, Civil Rights, Divorce and Personal Injury
Lincoln Law Sch of San Jose
Jeffrey Stearman
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Huntington Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(714) 871-7778 7755 Center Ave #1100
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Western State University College of Law
Graduated Cal State University Fullerton with degree in Criminal Justice in 1978. Attended and graduated Western State University School of Law in Fullerton in 1981 and passed and admitted to the CA. State Bar in 1982 (on the first try). Have been in practice since 1982 and private practice since 1992. I am also licensed in Calif. as a Private Investigator and owner of Stearman Investigative Services.
James Rudolph Jones Jr
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Huntington Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(714) 372-2205 7755 Center Ave
Suite 1100
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Probate
Seattle University School of Law
Born in Virginia. Traveled extensively and worked abroad. Attended Nurnberg American High School in Nurnberg, Germany and George C. Marshall Regional High School In Ankara, Turkey. B.A. in International Relations from University of Arizona, 1975. J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, 1979. Phi Alpha Delta legal Fraternity. Rule 9 Limited Admission to Practice in Washington State, 1979. Admitted to California Bar, 1980. Admitted to U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit, 1981. Parliamentarian, NASBA. Past delegate ABA. Arbitrator for the Orange County Superior Court. Member Family Law section...
Mr Norman Gregory Fernandez Esq.
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Huntington Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(800) 816-1529 18685 Main Street
Suite 101-193
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of La Verne College of Law
Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq., is a top rated, Nationally Recognized.Attorney at Law, and founder of The Law Offices of Norman Gregory Fernandez & Associates, a California personal injury law firm.

Mr. Fernandez has been made a member of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He was also named one of the 10 Best by the American Insitute of Personal Injury Attorneys for the year 2016-2017.

Mr. Fernandez is an aggressive trial lawyer who has extensive experience handling Personal Injury, Family Law, and other types of legal matters, throughout the State of California.

He handles cases which...
Sondra Ellyn BenNaEim
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Cypress, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
10073 Valley View
St # 139
Cypress, CA 90630
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Pacific Coast Univ
I was a family law paralegal for many years prior to my attending law school. During that time I received my 25-Hour Basic Mediation Certificate (1995) and in 2009 I received my 40-Hour Basic Divorce Mediation certificate. In 2009 I also received training in Foreclosure mediation as well as a 10 hour "brush up" course in community mediation and 3 hours of Advanced Mediation training in "Mediating Civil Harassment Cases." I presently limit my practice to Divorce Mediation, Premarital and Postmarital agreements, Prenuptials and Postnuptials, All types of mediation, and Stepparent Adoptions Guardianships.
Patricia Ann Hendrickson
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Huntington Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(714) 969-9910 18377 Beach Blvd
Suite 100
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Family and Divorce
Western State College School of Law
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 your family's future. Terms of a divorce and other issues that arise within this area of law are determinations that can affect your life in the long term. If you are facing divorce in Orange County, California, your case requires the unmatched legal representation of Hendrickson & Associates. At our firm, we have the ability to handle the legal situation you are facing and approach your case in...
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. Read More »
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Stefanie M. Hilliard
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California Family Law Lawyer with 22 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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Julie L. Resner
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Los Alamitos, CA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(562) 449-4665 4132 Katella Ave. Suite 101
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Family, Divorce and Elder
My passion is to provide affordable attorney assistance for those who are dealing with difficult and personal legal issues. Our firm offers limited scope services at flat fee rates enabling self-represented clients to manage their legal matters more effectively.
Samuel S. Hu
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Huntington Beach, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(714) 878-9312 17011 Beach Blvd., Suite 900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Family and Business
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Samuel Hu is a former Deputy District Counsel for Orange County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS). In 2009, Samuel Hu opened his own practice, focusing on small business and family law. His mission is to provide high quality, yet affordable legal services to small business owners and families that are facing the most difficult time in their lives. He is focused on educating the legal consumer through his blog, as a legal consultant for Korea Daily, and as a legal consultant for Kimchi Brothers. Before starting his own practice, Samuel handled over 500 cases with Orange County...
Pete Nguyenton Nguyen
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Garden Grove, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(714) 638-4675 12411 Euclid Street
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Western State Univ COL
Tax Attorney Estate Planner
William Marshall Strachan
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Huntington Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(714) 841-1931 17011 Beach Boulevard
#900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Family
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Denise Arlene Furubotten
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Huntington Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(714) 960-6200 17011 Beach Blvd
#900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Joy Statler
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Los Alamitos, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(562) 449-4665 4132 Katella Ave
Suite 101E
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Free ConsultationFamily and Landlord Tenant
Thomas James Stolp
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Fountain Valley, CA Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(714) 847-6041 10061 Talbert Ave
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Family, Collections, Divorce and Estate Planning
Western State Univ
Debra Anne Cotton
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Huntington Beach, CA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(714) 375-6417 5267 Warner Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Western State Univ COL
Jonathan Kaiho
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Fountain Valley, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(949) 891-0581 10507 Slater Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Family, Business, Domestic Violence and Insurance Claims
Arizona State University
Mr. Kaiho is the primary attorney at Dragan & Kaiho. Born in Yokohama, Japan, Mr. Kaiho is fluent in Japanese and intimately familiar with the Japanese culture. With respect to his undergraduate education, Mr. Kaiho attended Boston University, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. After graduation, Mr. Kaiho moved to Tokyo, Japan, where he worked for a multi-national chemical manufacturing company and was a law clerk in a Japanese law firm. For his legal education, Mr. Kaiho graduated from Arizona State University with his JD/MBA, specializing in business law. During law school, Mr. Kaiho was a judicial law...
Bettina Yanez
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Orange, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(714) 971-8000 625 The City Dr S
#490
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
Bettina Yanez is a CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST, Certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. The Orange County Divorce attorney firm represents and handles family law cases in both Orange County and Los Angeles. The Orange County family lawyer is located near the Orange County Family Law Court. She is a highly respected and knowledgeable OC attorney and Orange County domestic violence attorney. Attorney Yanez is a member of the California State Bar, Orange County Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association; Orange County Women Lawyers Association. Yanez is also "un abogado de divorcio y abogada de...
Albert A. Friske
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California Family Law Lawyer with 24 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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Stephanie B. Saunders
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California Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience

Santa Barbara College of LawCalifornia
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Jewels Juhee Jin
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Fullerton, CA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(714) 264-5413 440 E. Commonwealth Avenue
Suite 200
Fullerton, CA 92832
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Named top 10% of Lawyers in California - Lawyers of Distinction 2017
Client's Choice Award - Avvo.com 2014
Wail Sarieh
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(714) 542-6200 2107 N Broadway #308
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
California board of Legal Specialization and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
I started my legal career in 2001 by providing consultation to lawyers handling medical malpractice cases. In an attempt to enhance the quality of the consulting business, I attended Quinnipiac law school in 2002. After my first class in tort law, I knew that this what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I transferred to Loyola Law L.A. as a full-time student. In 2005 I began practicing family law and I became Certified Family Law Sepcialist dedicating my entire practice to family law.
David P. Schwarz
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(888) 768-6901 3 Hutton Centre Dr
#620A
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
I have been practicing lawyer in family law and criminal for about 20 years. Primarily my practice concentrates on family law. My major focus is divorce and child custody. Over the years I have successfully litigated many child custody disputes. I have dealt even further with international child custody disputes and interstate child custody disputes. I went to UCLA for my undergraduate studies where I majored in English Literature and minored in Spanish. I took many classes that focused on film directing and producing as I was very interested into going into film...
Sheldon E. Lee
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Tustin, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(888) 749-7428 17592 Irvine Blvd
Tustin, CA 92780
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
As an associate of Wallin & Klarich, I know the emotional aspects of going through a difficult dissolution, a family law issue or a criminal matter. I will provide the time and attention into each individual case whether it is a family law or criminal case so that my clients can be assured that their case is being competently handled.
Albert A. Friske
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(714) 550-7229 1651 E 4th St
#136
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Albert Friske has practiced law since earning his J.D. degree from California Western School of Law in 1995.
Douglas Borthwick
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(714) 654-6742 1800 N. Broadway, Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Family, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
Capital University Law School
Douglas Borthwick Esq. was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1965. He graduated with high honors (Magna Cum Laude) from Muskingum University in 1988 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business, Economics, and Religion. At Muskingum University he was the recipient of the prestigious Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award, and the Financial Executive Institute Award. Attorney Douglas Borthwick received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1991 from Capital University Law School where he was the recipient of an academic scholarship and was on the Dean's List. Throughout his time in Law School, he worked as an Intern at the...
B. Robert Farzad
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Santa Ana, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(877) 857-6500 1851 E. 1st Street, #1150
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
B. Robert Farzad is the president of Farzad Family Law, APC, a premiere divorce and family law firm with offices in Santa Ana and Mission Viejo. His divorce practice includes the representation of husbands, wives, fathers and mothers in all aspects of dissolution cases including child custody, visitation, child support, alimony, property division, complex asset and business matters, and domestic violence matters. Mr. Farzad offers a one hour, low cost, initial strategy session and reasonable fees. Farzad Family Law's website displays pages of divorce and family law testimonials from past clients who rave about Mr. Farzad and the...
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.
Star Q Lopez
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Fullerton, CA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(714) 409-3522 1370 N. Brea Blvd.
Ste. 140
Fullerton, CA 92835
Family, Business and Estate Planning
New York University School of Law and University of California - Los Angeles
Star Q. Lopez focuses her practice in estate planning, business formations, and general tax law services. Having practiced law for over a decade, Star has extensive experience in a variety of matters from estate planning, tax law, international law, and business planning to federal labor law, government contracting, criminal law, and general counsel to federal entities. In addition to her transactional and business experience, Star is a former federal prosecutor. In her role as a Judge Advocate, Star handled several criminal trials, administrative board hearings, and Federal labor law cases on behalf of the United States Air Force....
Joseph Patrick Downs
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Orange, CA Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(714) 538-3730 170 S Main St
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Western State Univ
Joseph P. Downs was born and raised in Michigan. Mr. Downs graduated from Eastern Michigan University with an Economics degree and received his Juris Doctrate degree at Western State University School of Law in Fullerton, California. For the past two decades, Mr. Downs has successfully assisted thousands of clients in the resolution and settlement of their family law matters. Mr. Downs is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section and has been appointed by the Orange County Superior Court as Orange County Alternate public defender in the defense of family law contempt cases before the Orange...
Comm. David S. Weinberg (Ret.)
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California Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

Western State College of Law at Argosy UniversityCalifornia
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Sabrina C. Fernandez
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California Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience

Western State University College of LawCalifornia
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Julie Ho
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Orange, CA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(949) 505-2479 1 City Blvd West
Suite 1130
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Southwestern University School of Law
An eye for detail. Ms. Ho is a Partner at Core Law Group. She is that rare breed of individual that has the analytical skills and patience to find the most intricate details about her cases. Whether it’s an opposing party’s retirement plan or a motion the opposing attorney filed with the court, Ms. Ho is known for being able to spot the weakness in the other side’s case and taking the tactical steps necessary to take advantage of that weakness. Ms. Ho has extensive experience clients in both Federal and State courts. Her...
Kevin C Boileau
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Irvine, CA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(949) 444-6964 17901 Von Karman Ave Suite 600
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Personal Injury
Harvard Law School, University of San Diego School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
For your mediation or negotiation needs, contact Kevin Boileau at
408.442.2983, 949.444.6964, or 415.830.0065.

Scientist, lawyer, and psychoanalyst specializing in complex negotiation, mediation, and law that utilizes game theory and psychoanalysis.

Substantively, we operate in:
DIVORCE LAW - - we handle complex financials, estates, and discreet matters
PERSONAL INJURY MEDIATION & NEGOTIATION - - we can help you avoid litigation and get your settlement
ANIMAL RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we protect animals
WATER & LAND MEDIATION - - we offer creative solutions
BUSINESS MEDIATION - - we can help with business conflicts
HUMAN RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we broker peace

We have offices in Silicon Valley/San Jose,...
Melissa Roudabush
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Orange, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(949) 825-5245 265 S. Anita Drive
Suite 260
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
UCLA School of Law
Mrs. Roudabush is a Senior Partner at R & S Law Group, LLP. Mrs. Roudabush is passionate about helping her clients find long-term solutions as peacefully as possible. Throughout her legal career, Mrs. Roudabush has worked in private practice, devoting her time to helping families. Mrs. Roudabush has spent time as a Managing Attorney in a busy family law practice and has also served clients in the areas of probate law, civil litigation, intellectual property, tax, and international criminal law. Melissa Roudabush earned her J.D. from UCLA in 2004 and her B.A. in Sociology and Women's...
Mike Singh Sethi
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Orange, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(714) 921-5226 625 N Main Street
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Personal Injury
American COL
The U.S. Law Center is a nationwide, full-service immigration law firm that provides large corporations, small businesses and individuals with a full range of immigration processing and placement services. Attorney Mike Sethi earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from California State University Dominguez Hills in 1995. He received his law degree from the American College of Law, where he graduated in the top three percent of his class and was awarded seven AM-JUR Bancroft-Whitney Awards. These awards are presented to those students attaining the highest grades in particular subjects. He is a member of the Bar for the state of...
Shakeb A. Razai
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Orange, CA Family Law Lawyer
(714) 919-4388 500 N. State College Blvd., Suite 1100
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Chapman University Fowler School of Law and University of California - Irvine
Mr. Razai is the founding and managing partner of Razai Law Firm. Mr. Razai's experience and knowledge of family law allows him to zealously advocate on behalf of his clients, while understanding the importance of providing personal attention to each client and an empathetic, yet practical, approach to litigating cases. Education: Mr. Razai graduated Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine. Mr. Razai then earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Chapman University School of Law. Licensure: Mr. Razai is currently an active member of the State Bar...
Nancy W. Dahan
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Irvine, CA Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(949) 724-8857 19100 Von Karman Ave
#380
Irvine, CA 92612
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Winiviere G Sy
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Costa Mesa, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(888) 768-6901 PO Box 3578
Costa Mesa, CA 92628
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Whittier Law School
Navid Moshtael
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Orange, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(714) 937-3911 1100 W. Town and Country Road
Suite 1000
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Your divorce attorney: optimal results through strategic, efficient & aggressive representation.
David Leonard Price
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Orange, CA Family Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(714) 703-8840 625 The City Drive South, Suite 260
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Mr. Price is a family law attorney and divorce mediator in California who provides experienced, intelligent and responsive representation for mediation clients in communities throughout Orange County from his firm, the Law & Mediation Offices of David L. Price.

For more than 45 years, Mr. Price has been counseling individuals as they pursue divorce or other family law litigation matters. For the past 30 years, however, more of his practice has been devoted to family law mediation, through which he provides couples with a cost-effective alternative to expensive litigation for resolving disputes over often complex matters such as parenting...
Hong K. Lyu
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Tustin, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
17592 Irvine Blvd.
Tustin, CA 92780
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and DUI
University of La Verne College of Law
As an associate attorney at Wallin & Klarich, I constantly use my knowledge of the law and rigorous approach to help our clients in their time of legal need. Clients know their case is in good hands with me because I constantly communicate with them throughout the legal process to create a strategy that is in their best interest. I have represented our clients in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child visitation, child and spousal support, division of property and child custody. He has also successfully defended our clients against both misdemeanor and felony charges.
Sharman L. Brooks
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California Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

Thomas Jefferson School of Law and University of California - Santa BarbaraCalifornia
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Westminster Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Whittier Law School Center for Children's Rights
(714) 444-4141
Costa Mesa, CA


Orange County Family Law Facilitator
Orange, 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.