I am Joanne Ratinoff, an experienced family law attorney and former partner at the Century City law firm of Freid and Goldsman. I went into private practice in October, 2014 and my clients now have the advantage of my "big firm" experience and expertise combined with my very personal attention to their cases. I have practiced family law exclusively since 1989. I offer mediation, collaborative law and litigation services. I also prepare prenuptial, post-nuptial agreements and transmuation agreements. I am "AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell, the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. I have been rated as a "Southern California Super Lawyer" (Family Law) for the years 2009 through 2016 by Los Angeles magazine. I was also selected for inclusion as one of the "Ten Most Dependable" Family Law attorneys for 2008 by Forbes magazine.
I am Committed to Providing Quality Legal Services
I practice family law exclusively focusing on divorce, child custody, spousal support (alimony), child support, and other issues that commonly occur during divorce. My extensive experience within this specialized area of law has given me in-depth knowledge of the California laws and court procedures applicable to divorce cases.
I have the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to create a personalized strategy to help you with your family law mediation or through your divorce or legal separation litigation that is based on your needs, goals and concerns.
Hourly ($450/hour), Retainer (always)
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Joanne's knowledge and experience of family law is unmatched. She aggressive, energetic and empathetic and will make sure you understand every step of the process. I fully endorse her for all of your family law needs.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Los Angeles Magazine||2016|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Los Angeles Magazine||2015|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Los Angeles Magazine||2014|
|Southen California Super Lawyers||Los Angeles Magazine||2013|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Los Angeles magazine||2012|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Los Angeles Magazine||2011|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Los Angeles Magazine||2010|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Los Angeles Magazine||2009|
|The Ten Most Dependable Family Law Attorneys||Goldline Research||2008|
|Founder||The Ratinoff Law Group||2014 - Present|
|Partner||Freid and Goldsman, APLC||1989 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|ProVisors||Member||2011 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Univ of California Berkeley||N/A||undergraduate||1978|
|Loyola Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|MCLE program||Three's A Crowd: Love, Marriage and Taxes||2015|