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The "MacGyver Family Lawyer", applying uncommon ingenuity and gumption to bring our clients to a point of making peace and getting on with their lives.


Your go-to "Family Law Guy",  a certified family law specialist with more than 35 years of practice, and one of the premier family law specialists in downtown Los Angeles.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
    34 years
  2. Child Custody: 25%
    34 years
  3. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    34 years
  4. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%
    27 years



Hourly ($300-550/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Webb Millsaps

    Mr. Gould-Saltman consistently gives thoughtful and practical responses in this forum. His writing is cogent and his legal analysis demonstrates his considerable knowledge and skill. I endorse this lawyer.


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    Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Gould-Saltman Law Offices, PC

444 South Flower Street
Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA, 90071


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Southern California SuperlawyerLos Angeles Magazine/ Thompson-Reuters2015
Southern California SuperLawyerLos Angeles Magazine/Thompson Reuters2014
Southern California SuperLawyersLos Angeles Magazine/Thompson Reuters2013
Southern California SuperLawyersLos Angeles Magazine/Thompson-Reuters2012
Southern California SuperlawyersLos Angeles Magazine2011
Southern California SuperlawyersLos Angeles Magazine2010
Southern California SuperlawyersLos Angeles Magazine2009
Southern California SuperlawyersLos Angeles Magazine2006
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGould-Saltman Law Offices, LLP1997 - Present
Senior associateLaw Offices of Barry R. Binder1989 - 1997
AssociateMink, Alpert & Barr1984 - 1989
Research Attorney, Family Law Supervising JudgeLos Angeles County Superior Court1979 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMember, Journal Editorial Board2013 - Present
Cal. Assciation of Certified Family Law SpecialistsEditor, ACFLS "Specialist" Journal2012 - 2013
Association Of Certified Family Law SpecialistsBoard Member2011 - 2013
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsAssociate Journal Editor2011 - 2012
LA County BarFamily Law Executive Committee Member2010 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
Child Custody Litigation and Practice, California C.E.B.Modification Jurisdiction and Procedure For Interstate/ International Cases2014
ACFLS Family Law SpecialistAbbreviated Parenting Assessments: Risks and Rewards2014
ACFLS Family Law SpecialistConstraints On Abbreviated Parenting Assessments2013
ACFLS Family Law SpecialistMarriage of Ficke: Evidence of Best Interests in Imputation Cases?2013
ABA Family Advocate"Problems With The Plan"2010
State Bar Family Law NewsBurglarizing Your Own Home: People v. Gill2008
Capitol WeeklyLetter to editor re: Elkins Task Force2008
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationWhat Every Lawyer Should Know about Family Law: Dissolution Discovery2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State UnivN/AundergraduateN/A
USC Law SchoolN/AlawN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
BHBA Family Law SymposiumNon-Cash Executive Compensation In Family Law2014
AFCC 50th Anniv. Annual Meeting"Poor Planning Produces (Predictably) Poor Results:Systematic Intervention Planning"2013
CEB The Basics: Family LawChild Custody: The Basics2012
APA Annual Meeting/ConventionPsychological Opinions in Parenting Disputes---Ethics, Practicality, Tension Among Systems2010
ABA Family Law Section Meeting (Oct. 2010)Parenting Plans Zero to 32010
AFCC Annual Meeting"You signed WHAT?" Informed Consent in custody evaluations and court-ordered therapy2009
Family Law Pre-Trial Preparation: What to do, and What NotFamily Law Pre-Trial Preparation2008
2007 Law Education Institute/Colorado State BarCourt-Ordered Therapy for Adults and Children in Child Custody Cases2007
LACBA/LACPA Joint PresentationMaking Court-Ordered Therapy Work in Family Law Cases2006
Tax and Financial Planning Issues of Domestic PartnershipsTax and Financial Planning Issues of Domestic Partnerships2005