My practice includes such areas as divorce (including division of assets,... more
My practice includes such areas as divorce (including division of assets, childcustody, child support and spousal support), domestic violence matters, cohabitation agreements,paternity, and prenuptial and post nuptial agreements. A Cum Laude graduate of UCLA, I receivedmy bachelors degree in psychology in 2000, andmy law degree from USC Law Schoolin 2003.
Mitchell T. Ehrlich is a California Certified Family Law Specialist and is a partner... more
Mitchell T. Ehrlich is a California Certified Family Law Specialist and is a partner with Lonich and Patton. Along with David Patton, he leads the Family Law practice. His practice focuses on all areas of Family Law including Dissolutions, Child Custody, Support Matters, Property and Business Division, Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Paternity, Registered Domestic Partnerships, Guardianship an... view profile
I am a former Reserve Deputy City Attorney with the Los Angeles City Attorney's... more
I am a former Reserve Deputy City Attorney with the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office. There I conducted several jury trials on DUI, criminal threats, domestic violence, and hit and runs. I have a winning trial record and I use that experience to fight for my clients everyday in court. My trial experience makes me a unique attorney in Family Law. Family law requires extensive courtroom ad... view profile
Judith Nesburn is an experienced family law attorney mediator and Collaborative Law... more
Judith Nesburn is an experienced family law attorney mediator and Collaborative Law practitioner who combines her family law knowledge and skills with her background as a Licensed Clincile Social Worker to guide families through the dissolution process with the sensitivity and respect which are the hallmarks of Collaborative Practice. Judith's goal is to help parties avoid the costly and destru... view profile
I have been honored to receive recognition for 30 consecutive years of certification... more
I have been honored to receive recognition for 30 consecutive years of certification as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California. Steady and persistent devotion to the protection of my clients' interestshas been my hallmark during my extensive career as a family law attorney.
John J. Gilligan, founding partner of Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP, has... more
John J. Gilligan, founding partner of Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP, has extensive experience specializing in family law, probate litigation, and estate planning since 1981. Mr. Gilligan graduated cum laude and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from State University of New York at Brockport, and obtained his Juris Doctorate from Western State University. He i... view profile
Our firm is a full-service family law firm handling litigation, collaborative... more
Our firm is a full-service family law firm handling litigation, collaborative divorce, mediation and consulting. I am designated a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. As an attorney with nearly nineteen (19) years experience, I tailor my approach to resolution of family law matters as needed to get the best results possible for our cli... view profile
Douglas A. Hatherley is a family law and divorce attorney serving Southern... more
Douglas A. Hatherley is a family law and divorce attorney serving Southern California. Mr. Hatherley's practice is focused on the issues of family law litigation, including child custody and visitation, spousal support, child support, domestic violence, paternity, division of assets, and prenuptial agreements. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from ... view profile
I practice law because I want your legal experience to be better than mine was. When... more
I practice law because I want your legal experience to be better than mine was. When I was a child, I was the victim of sexual violence. As a teen, I was a plaintiff in a civil action and a witness in a criminal case. It was scary, disempowering, lengthy and confusing. I don’t want you to feel that way, ever. It’s stressful and unproductive. It leaves you exhausted instead of ready to embar... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.