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Marina Korol

Divorce and separation Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.3   27 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Marina

Learn Marina’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child support
    20%

    32 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Experienced in mediation and litigation of cases

    32 years

  3. Marriage and prenuptials
    20%

    32 years

  4. Mediation
    20%

    32 years

  5. Alimony
    10%

    32 years

  6. Child custody
    10%

    32 years

Marina Korol is a co-founder of The Law Offices of Korol and Velen. She is an attorney licensed to practice before all of the Courts of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge in 1988 and her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in 1992.

Ms. Korol is a member of the California State Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and Beverly Hills Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service.

Ms. Korol speaks Hebrew and Russian fluently. She is married and has two children.

Bar Admissions: California, 1993 U.S. District Court Central District of California U.S. Court of Appeals 9th CircuitEducation: Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, State University, Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, USA, :  Political Science Professional Associations and Memberships: California State Bar Association MemberLos Angeles County Bar Association MemberBeverly Hills Bar Association Member

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Location

Divorce Lawyers Los Angeles
5455 Wilshire Blvd
21st Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90036
Korol and Velen
15303 Ventura Boulevard
9th Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403
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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
Posted by Rachel | March 22, 2015
If every attorney was like Marina-- divorce would be quick, easy, and inexpensive.
Marina is an excellent Family Law attorney. I highly recommend her. She is down to earth and can communicate with you in an honest and no nonsense manner. Divorce is very emotional, and her approach is very kind; yet firm and professional. Marina is very ethical in every manner. For example, I was required to disclose every detail of my financials; because it was the law. The opposing party – did not disclose much, if anything at all. At the time it felt unfair. Why was I doing the right thing and the opposing counsel was not enforcing this law to her client? Well – it turns out, I’m very glad I was guided to follow the law. If every attorney was like Marina, divorce would be quick, easy, and inexpensive. But they are not. Marina is highly knowledgably about Family Law, and does extensive research independently. I have seen her sit in court, just for fun/educational purposes. She loves Family Law, and you can tell. She is well-spoken and passionate about the field. Her instincts are accurate. Not because of luck, but because of experience. Unfortunately, there are many poorly educated and/or non-caring Family Law attorneys practicing in this field; who will take advantage of you and your emotions. Marina will not. You can trust her, as a person and as an attorney.
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Posted by Rodney | May 14, 2014
Family law specialist! Knowledgeable, aggressive, and well respected by court officials! Helping Dad's protect your rights!
Ms. Korol has represented me from April 2013 to present. One year ago, I found myself in emergent need of quality family law representation. I had a surprise "Order to Show Cause" filed upon me and unbeknownst to me, my previously retained attorney was "semi-retired" and in Asia until a month past my hearing date. My wife and I researched dozens of top Los Angeles family law attorneys here on AVVO, as well as several other internet sites. Ms. Korol and Ms. Velen continued to stand out as two of Los Angeles' premier family law specialists. My case is very important to me, as it affects the physical custody time I have with my two minor children. With that being said, I wanted the best possible representation. After reviewing and consulting with other top Los Angeles attorneys, I knew the best decision was to hire Ms. Korol and the Law Offices of Korol and Velen. I am a Los Angeles County employee and I have several friends who work at the Stanley Mosk Family Court. It was comforting to hear them praise and commend Ms. Korol and Ms. Velen on their knowledge, professionalism, and courtroom demeanor. From the moment I reached out to Ms. Korol for representation until today, Ms. Korol has been available and very responsive, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. Ms. Korol, her associate attorney Ms. Nydia Loya, and all the professional staff at the Law Offices of Korol and Velen have all worked very diligently on my case. The opposing counsel and the petitioner made every attempt to make my life miserable by delaying my case, attempting to minimize my physical custody time, and attempted to force me to pay unreasonable amounts of child support and care. Thanks to the great family law knowledge and experience of Ms. Korol and Ms. Loya, coupled with their long hours of dedication to my case, we were able to defeat the opposition on nearly all issues in court, and I received a favorable decision. I would definitely recommend Ms. Korol and the Law Offices of Korol and Velen. They are truly top Los Angeles family law specialists!
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Posted by John | December 16, 2009
Marina's Representation for my divorce
My only regret is that there is no 6th star....Marina not only handled my case well...her compassion and care helped me through my lifes most difficult phase....I highly recommend her as a professional and a confidant.
Posted by Andrew | December 8, 2009
won a critical ruling for me
Marina is an excellent attorney. She won a very important financial decision that saved me a lot of money.
Posted by Tamera | November 15, 2009
Peace of mind while going through a divorce is difficult. Finding the right attorney Finding the right attorney is essential.
I went through a bad divorce because my spouse was being very difficult. It was helpful having Marina because she is knowledgeable and very confident in her work. She took care of everything and kept me well informed. I would recommend her by all means.
Posted by Mikela | November 9, 2009
Exceptional Family Law Attorney
I highly recommend Marina to anyone in need of an honest and extremely knowledgeable family law lawyer. Marina helped through a very difficult family law matter and she not only kept me very well-informed but she made it much more bearable. She made herself available to me on the weekends and she really made me feel like she actually cared about my situation. She was very good about listening to what I wanted and respecting my wishes as opposed to pushing her ideas on me. She was far more knowledgeable than the opposing counsel and Marina was very good at keeping me in the loop as to her conversations with opposing counsel and any new developments in the matter. I would absolutely recommend Marina to my family and friends.
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Posted by Craig | November 5, 2009
Will Be There For You
Attorney Korol has always been responsive, professional and caring in my family law case. I have trusted her judgement and appriate her candor. Over the last five years attorney Korol has continued to be an advocate for me, so I therefore would highly recommend her to anyone with a family law issue.
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2009
Community Property in Divorce
She kept me up to date on case at all times and sought to our interest at all times. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Vittorio | November 4, 2009
Great Lawyer!!
Marina Korol has and continues to be great! A few years ago, I was searching for a new lawyer and within 5 minutes of speaking to Marina about my specific case, I knew she was the one. Marina made me very comfortable in describing how she would approach my specific issues with my ex-spouse. Family law has a lot of uncertainty associated with it and Marina has been very skillful in maneuvering me through it all. Marina was especially adept at dealing with the LADCSS. Also I need mention that Marina also has very good associates and support staff in her office. Over the years Marina Korol has proven herself and I am very content with our relationship. I have recommended Marina Korol and her firm and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Kim | November 3, 2009
My Fix-it Lawyer!
For anyone looking for a smart, professional, straight forward, no nonsense attorney...Marina is the one for you! She cleaned up the mess my first divorce attorney made and I couldn't have been happier with the results. When it comes to attorneys you really do get what you pay for. What I appreciated most about her is that she kept me informed. She explained the process, layed out the strategy and executed. There is so much information that needs to be pulled together for a divorce and for the most part you are an emotional wreck. Marina is able to pull it together and get you focused on "the battle". She left no rock unturned. I really had a "pitbull" on my team and I mean that with the utmost respect. I would highly recommend Marina for your family law needs.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2009
I highly recommend Marina!
I highly recommend Marina for her knowledge and professionalism. I didn’t realize going into a divorce how complex the legal and financial issues can get. She helped guide me and understand what needed to be done at each step, at a time when I really didn’t want to be dealing with all of this, but had to. She was always very courteous and patient, and got back to me promptly whenever I had any questions or concerns. I often emailed her with questions or issues, and found that that worked very well, and this was also certainly more cost efficient. A good deal of the document preparation was handled by her associate, Nydia Loya, who I also found to be highly knowledgeable, friendly and easy to work with. Nydia billed out a lower hourly rate, which helped a lot. I also felt Marina had a very good court presence and was excellent at responding appropriately to the tactics used by the attorneys for the opposing side. Most importantly, though, I always felt Marina put my interests ahead of everything else, so I could put my full faith and trust in her advice.
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2009
i am a former client
Marina was very helpful in my divorce. I did not spend any time in court which was important. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Mike | November 1, 2009
Professional Representation Through Responsive Communication And Diligent Attention To Detail
After wading my way through three "radio advertised professionals" who took my money and ignored me and my case, I was fortunate to find Ms. Korol. Unwinding a 22 year marriage and business relationship was difficult and complicated, but due to Marina's commitment to professionalism and and a dedication to follow through on her promises, we were able to fairly settle all affairs. Most impressive in dealing with Ms. Korol was her, and her staff's, consistent and reliable communication concerning the progress on my case. From the very first meeting until the final resolution, I always felt fortunate that I had such a qualified professional representing me and my future.
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Posted by Mary | October 31, 2009
Marina Korol -- The very best at Family Law and Custody!
Marina, successfully handled a difficult out-of-state child custody case for our family. The California standards for change of custody and moving a child out of California are very high. Many criteria must be met in order to do this. . Marina, worked tirelessly making sure everything was done properly. She was brilliant in court. There were times in this case where the court moved slowly, and we felt the system might fail us. Marina and her team were excellent at keeping us focused and on track to obtain the needed outcome. Our family trusts Marina and her team with the most precious people in our lives. Marina is straight-forward and honest. Custody changes are emotionally difficult for both sides. Marina kept us informed and let us know what to expect. And then there are the unexpected issues that can occur during a case like this--Marina stayed on top of it all. We appreciate Marina so much
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2009
Marina Korol, Highly recommend for Family Law, very capable at complex cases
Marina Korol demonstrated a strong knowledge California Family Law and was very informed about the developments in this ever changing arena. In our initial consult I explained the case and she was able to quickly and clearly define the steps that would be required in order to obtain the outcome I desired. I had interviewed with several attorneys prior to my selection of Marina. Marina provided the most concise and clear strategy in the initial consult. Throughout the case she demonstrated a remarkable ability to see through to the essential matters and remain laser focused on the core legal issues of the case. I appreciated her straight forward and professional manner. She will let you know when you are losing sight of the whole picture. She has a calm, strong presence in the court room while at the same time pulling no punches with opposing counsel. I have had the opportunity to work with other attorneys throughout my professional life; yet, this was my first time going through anything that dealt with child custody and divorce. The case was complex and involved, requiring a diligent attention to detail. She was on task and responsive to my needs. She returned phone calls and emails in a timely manner. She met and conferred with me prior to hearings and trial. She was open to my concerns and suggestions and was able to provide me with sound counsel during this highly emotional and difficult time. I cannot emphasize that it is essential to match the attorney for the case. Marina’s personality, strategic mind and insight, legal knowledge and years of experience practicing in Family Law were essential to accomplishing what I needed in this case.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2009
A great advocate
Marina was excellent with my divorce and custody case. I had a couple of lawyers before her that were aweful so I certainly did my due diligence with Marina. I was clear about the sort of attorney that I wanted - agreessive, smart and an excellent advocate for my needs. I had a very successful result. She listens to exactly what you want and need and delivers.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2009
Very happy with Marina
Marina was great. She handled my divorce in 2001. She effectively counseled me to focus on the technical portion of the divorce versus the emotion. She probably saved me another $10,000 that many attorneys would have gladly allowed me to spend by responding to bs from my ex-wife's attorney. She was very accessible then (including her staff) and even now she is easily able to be reached when I have questions on some of the particulars of my divorce. I have recommended her services to others and they have all been very happy with her professionalism and knowledge of subject matter.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2009
Client Review
I am very satisfied with the manner she represented me.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2009
Marina Korol is a true pro.
Marina keeps things real, and is good at handling the emotionally charged issues; keeping things in perspective and applying logical strategy based on law and experience, measured against financial investment of court time. Marina's support staff is also very good, informed, engaged and efficient. Marina understands family law thoroughly, and knows how to deal with opposing attorneys from either end of the strategy spectrum. She came highly recommended to me, and I in turn highly recommend her -- based on her handling of my case.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2009
Honest, aggressive and dependable
Marina represented me through my divorce & child custody that lasted nearly two years. She is very professional, honest, to the point, dependable and aggressive. I know she is very busy but she promptly returned all my emails and when I had a problem, she made sure it was taken care of asap. She settled the case aggressively in the best interest of my children and respected the demands I had as their mother. That meant so much to me. I can't thank her enough. Natasha, her assistant/admin is the sweetest person ever. I must have called the office hundreds of times but she was always courteous and professional.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Owner
  • Korol and Velen
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • California State University, Northridge, Los Angeles
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Divorce
  • Won

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • The Top Attorneys in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • The Top Attorneys in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (17)
Endorse Marina
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marina is a highly effective and talented attorney and an exceptional human being. She is particularly adept at maximizing her clients' benefits through negotiation due to her prolific skills of persuasion."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred many client's to Marina and her firm. She is thorough, an excellent litigator and dedicated to her clients needs and well being. I highly endorse her work."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hiring an experienced family law attorney is the best way you get peace of mind when dealing with custody , visitation, spousal support, etc. Having a family law attorney's services helps ensure that nothing is left out of your case/claim or matter, which means that costly mistakes won't come back to bite you later. I endorse this lawyer . -Anthony Munoz, Esq."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very knowledgeable and is a strong advocate for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Marina is a fantastic Divorce Attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a strong advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Marina combines the necessary intelligence with compassion to provide excellent representation in difficult family law matters."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Marina is bright, knowledgeable, practical, professional, responsive and a strong advocate."
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Los Angeles Divorce and separation Lawyer Marina Korol
Marina Korol
Divorce and separation Attorney
Los Angeles, CA