Divorce Lawyer Profile

Our family law section specializes in all aspects of divorce and family law including marital/cohabitation matters and domestic partnerships. Drawing from insight and vast experience we are able to achieve the highest standards in the legal representation of our clients and their interests. We regularly negotiate, structure, draft, and implement marital property settlement and cohabitation agreements, as well as prenuptial and postnuptial contract agreements. Our clients are afforded the dedication, commitment, and expertise that only the best law firms can provide. We keep our clients well informed and up to date about their cases.

Family Law Services

  • Dissolution
  • Marital property division
  • Contested litigation over child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal support

We can also facilitate with a modification or termination of court orders, prosecution and contempt of court proceedings, paternity actions, as well as simple uncontested divorce or domestic partnership dissolution.

Our Family Law Attorney is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California. She has extensive courtroom experience, superior negotiating skills, dedication to the advocacy of clients interests, and has successfully represented many clients in an extensive array of family legal matters, ranging from intricate marital dissolution proceedings involving complex division of marital estate, financial support, and child custody, to simple uncontested divorces. In addition, she has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles County Superior Court Family Law Department.

Divorce Lawyer Values and Commitment

Divorce attorneys know first-hand that the decisions made regarding family law matters before and after a marriage can affect family members, especially children. Our focus is on our clients’ best interests and we are committed to making a positive difference in our clients’ lives. Filing for divorce or seeking enforcement of child support orders is always challenging. The conflict between spouses and the procedures of the courts can be a long, emotionally draining experience. You need a divorce lawyer who will look out for your legal rights and provide an honest assessment of your situation without making promises that may not be fulfilled.

Please contact us by email for more information or call (818) 763-8831 to set up an appointment.

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Additional Divorce and Family Law Information and Articles

Divorce Lawyers Aren't A Dime a Dozen by Mike Selvon

Respectable divorce lawyers will know every infinitesimal detail about the divorce laws in your state. It is extremely important to find an attorney who possesses this knowledge because it will ultimately determine the outcome of your case.

Divorces involve a slew of issues, ranging from who will get the house to who gains custody of any children from the marriage. In a world where finding a suitable lawyer can consist of looking in the yellow pages or reading a billboard, it is no wonder why case after case is drawn out over months at a time... [read more]

How To Choose The Best Divorce Lawyer by Jeff Schuman

I'm sure you understand that divorce is a legal conclusion of marriage according to the law. So finding a divorce lawyer to help you normally is the way to go. Finding the best divorce lawyer can be helpful in getting through this tough time.

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The Importance of Choosing the Right Divorce Lawyer by Nathan Dawson

Choosing the right divorce attorney may have a huge long-term impact when it comes to coping with divorce, as financial stress may be lessened if you receive sound divorce advice. Therefore, hiring a competent professional attorney can mean the difference between a low-cost divorce and drawn-out divorce proceedings that seem to have no end in sight.

In fact, throughout the process toward a divorce settlement, your lawyer should be your best source of divorce information. He or she will consult with you about the rights of your child, whether or not you will be entitled to receive alimony, division of assets and liabilities, and so much more. Your attorney will explain everything you need to know about how to get a divorce... [read more]

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Alimony is handled differently in the court than child support. Child support is determined by a mathematical formula used by the state for that purpose. This is a subjective process. It is a matter of determining the difference between what the custodial parent earns in relation to the income of the non-custodial parent and the needs of the child. Alimony is awarded at the discretion of the judge or by an agreement between the two parties to the divorce... [read more]

Divorce and Family Law by Arthur R. Carmano Jr.

Divorce and Family Law  Divorce and family law issues are difficult to deal with for any family. Property must be divided, custody must be discussed, and the issues must be worked through so that both sides can have closure. Representing yourself in a divorce or family law case is not recommended because you may miss out on opportunities to strengthen your case or miss important information that can cause a negative outcome. Divorce and family law attorneys are the ideal professionals to work with if you want to file for divorce or work through a family issue using the court system. Knowing what kinds of cases a divorce and family lawyer can handle will help you choose the best attorney for your specific situation.

Alimony  If you want your spouse to pay alimony or you want the amount of alimony you are receiving to be increased, an experienced divorce lawyer can see to it that the courts hear your side of the story so that you get the best outcome. If your spouse is seeking alimony from you, or requests that the amount of alimony you are paying is increased, a qualified attorney can work with you to minimize the amount of alimony you need to pay, especially if it presents a financial hardship... [read more]


Divorce and Custody Information State Bar of California

Family Law Definition

Divorce Definition

Child Support and Spousal Support Information California Court

Family Attorney in Los Angeles handling Divorce

This Los Angeles family law attorney law firm represents clients in North Hollywood, Van Nuys, and Burbank in the following matters or for the hereinafter services as a divorce lawyer in LA, divorce attorney handling child custody matters, divorce in The San Fernando Valley inlcuding Sherman Oaks.