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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Specialist - Family Law||State Bar of California||2014|
|The Top Attorneys in Southern California||Super Lawyers||2010|
|The Top Attorneys in Southern California||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Attorney / Owner||Korol and Velen||2014 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|See all legal cases|
|Korol and Velen||Clifford Hall Sentenced to Jail Due to Child Support Clerical Error||2014|
|Korol & Velen||Spitzer Divorce Settlement||2014|
|Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|California State University, Northridge, Los Angeles||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1988|
|Korol and Velen||Family Law & Divorce||2014|
Posted by Rachel
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.
Posted by Rodney
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!
Posted by SP
LA Bar Association's referral service recommended Korol and Velen Office I was looking for a Russian speaking attorney who could represent me in both legal and Jewish courts. She/ he was supposed to deal with a bunch of documents that my ex-husband forged in Russia to avoid paying spousal support. Marina Korol seemed like a right match. Little did I know that she neither speaks Russian fluently, nor reads (was particularly important) or understands the language.
Long story short, Marina Korol completely ruined my case. Not only did I lost everything due to poorly composed Settlement Agreement which she made me sign hastily. I also became а target for legal attacks on the part of my wicked ex-husband and his attorney. Тhat said, initially undeniable advantage had been entirely on my side.
I would NOT recommend Marina Korol. She is unreliable and not diligent; with no proper sophistication, foresight and aggressiveness necessary to handle difficult cases. Korol doesn't have professional integrity; her only concern is to get you involved into pricey and lengthy procedures which turn out to be unnecessary and also detrimental to case. If you've already hired her, read carefully all documents and seek for a second opinion before signing anything important. Don't agree to reconciliation unless all your conditions are entirely met.
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