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Evan Scott Braunstein

Divorce and separation Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.8   29 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Evan

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FIXED FEE FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY. CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION (424)500-2983

I am the owner of the Law Offices of Evan Braunstein. My firm provides a unique fixed fee approach to divorce, premarital agreements, child custody, child and spousal support and other areas of family law. You can learn more about me and my firm, and can arrange a free consultation by visiting my website  .

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2016,2012,2010
Client's Choice
2016 2012 2010

Location

Law Offices of Evan Braunstein
13101 W. Washington Blvd.
Suite 141
Los Angeles, CA, 90066
Law Offices of Evan Braunstein
10100 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste 300
Los Angeles, CA, 90067
Law Offices of Evan Braunstein
7 West Figueroa Street
Suite 300
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Law Offices of Evan Braunstein
956 Walnut Street
Suite 200
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
Law Offices of Evan Braunstein
80 Garden Ct.
Suite 107
Monterey, CA, 93940
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Shushan | February 1, 2010
Excellent divorce lawyer
Evan was recommended to me by a very good friend who himself is a lawyer. Before I met him, I was told he was very knowledgeable, responsive, and personable. I had high expectations and Evan exceded them. He handled my divorce case expertly. He communicated with me throughout the process and was able to resolve all the details promptly and with care. I would highly recommend Evan to anyone looking for an effective lawyer who is also very amicable and compassionate.
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Posted by Ron | January 21, 2010
Outstanding Experience
I know that there is a stigma that goes with dealing with an attorney. Evan really made me personally rethink that lawyers conduct their business with their clients. Evan was easily reachable and prompt in returning calls. I never felt cheated, talked down to or improperly billed and when it came to doing what he said he would, Evan overdelievered. Evan dealt with the issues that I did not want to be consumed with. He cared about me and my family. And when the case settled, not only did I feel good about the outcome, I felt even better about the way my case was handled.
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can't recommend Evan enough
Evan is quite possibly the best attorney I have ever met. He was thorough, reliable, honest, and caring. He helped keep me calm and relaxed during what was an extremely stressful time. My divorce was fast and efficient because of Evan's hard work and dedication. I wasn't just a paycheck to Evan, I was a person and no matter what time I called, Evan answered. Evan is a straight shooter and although he may tell you things you don't want to hear, they are things that you NEED to hear and trust me, you will be better off because of it. I can't recommend Evan enough. If all lawyers were like Evan, the world would be a much better place.
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Posted by Alicia Ordonez | April 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Visitation and custody
I am beyond thankful I had Evan on my side during a time of anxiety and uncertainty regarding my infants custody and visitations. I met various attorneys before choosing Evan , once I met him I felt instant relief. Evan never guaranteed an outcome but did assure me he had experience with similar cases. Evan was always honest ,informative and explained possible results . During court appearances Evan was prepared it was evident he spend hours working on my case in contrary to opposing council. Evan was outstanding defending My son's and I's interest in the court room. Evan was always a call away If I had any questions which were many at times his fixed fee approach assured me any call made wasn't added to my bill. After a year of working on my case Evan got me almost exactly what I wanted. I will always be grateful for Evan he is wonderful , humorous and personable. If you are looking for a family attorney He's the MAN, you will not regret it! Thank you Evan for all you have done for my family!!!
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Posted by Tiesha | December 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfessioal, Knowledgeable, & Caring
I am deeply grateful for Evan Braunstein's service, hard work, legal knowledge, preparedness, and passion on my behalf. I hired Mr. Braunstein for a family law case regarding a move away. His personal and approachable demeanor made me feel comfortable and not so overwhelmed. Mr. Braunstein is always reachable, and is VERY patient in regards to questions and concerns. His hard work and dedication towards my case let me know that I was in good hands! The combination of these things and his assistance getting me prepared allowed me to walk into court room extremely confident that we were prepared, and to walk away from the trial knowing that we did our best. Mr. Braunstein was obsessive in his preparation, tireless in his effort, and the communication was outstanding. And all this showed in the court room. I can go on and on about Mr. Braunstein because he is literally that great! Thank you so much Evan you are greatly appreciated and your hard work will never go unnoticed!!
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Posted by Mark | September 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer !!!
I want to thank Evan for helping me at one of the toughest times in my life. What drew me to Evan was a picture he had on his page of his beautiful son, right then, I knew that he would feel my plight. The mother of my child was lying on me to take away my fatherly rights. It was a mind boggling and hurtful situation to go through. I would NOT wish for any loving father to experience what I went through with this woman. With Evan's guidance and expertise, he laid out the plan on how to move forward to present my case. I totally put all my trust in Evan and in the end, I didn't even have to go to court. With the way Evan presented my case, she agreed on 50/50 custody and everything we asked for. I couldn't believe it!!! Court papers are signed and rules are in effect. My life has totally changed for the better, now I can focus on bettering myself, health, career and foremost my 8 year old son! I wanna post this comment on all the Los Angeles Lawyer Review sites, you deserve it. Thank you for all the hard work and your focus! God Bless!!!
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Posted by Mark | May 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Evan Braunstein
Evan surpassed all my expectations. My best attorney experience to date. He was knowledgeable,professional and understanding in his handling of my prenuptial agreement.
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Respected Legal Counsel, positive outcome
Evan made sure the important outcomes of my divorce were kept in perspective. Decency, avoiding a long drawn out trial, and respect. All of these aspects were well taken care of. He even made sure that the divorce proceedings were not unfair while I was deployed for 8 months. I can't thank Evan enough for turning a bad situation into a positive outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pre Marital Agreement
Evan was great, he took the time to meticulously go through the proposal and walk me through everything. He made sure that I understood all the implications and complexities involved.
Posted by Amy | February 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful for Evan
I hired Evan after my divorce had been final but my ex-husband decided to take me back to court and open it all up again. We had done collaborative the first time, so this was our first time in court. Evan did an excellent job preparing me for court - which I was terrified of - and supporting me through the process. He was outstanding in the courtroom - we won everything that day. Due to situations beyond our control - an modified agreement was not reached for another 2 years. Even though the process was long and drawn out, Evan did his job well and kept the eye on the ball. He pushed when appropriate and gave in when appropriate. He is honest, fair and clear to work with - even when things were frustrating. I trusted him. He helped me see the big picture and focus on what was important. I've recommended Evan to two other friends who have used him and loved him. He is a fantastic attorney. Choose him and you WILL be thankful.
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Posted by A recent client | February 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, loyal and fair
As a recent client of Evan Braunstein, I found him to be honest, loyal and fair. Throughout the divorce process, he provided me with hope and relief, creating a sense of calm and order through a confusing, painful time (divorce). He made himself available, especially when it really counted. He provided clarity and recommended alternative options that I had not considered or even thought of – for my benefit and the benefit of my children. Sometimes, as sure as I was “right” about a request that I had, he would show me that it may not be in my best interest. He also stepped outside of his comfort zone a few times, when I needed him to do so. I am much happier now that the divorce is behind me - and I have him to thank for that.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2014
very trustworthy
I just got off the phone with ESB and I can't believe how smart, professional, and honest this attorney is!! My case is a bit different with a lot of non-family law issues in it, and Braunstein was so clear and nice. He even referred me to another legal office that in his opinion will be more capable of handling all the matters related to the divorce. How honest and trustworthy of him! Most attorneys would have milked it, as an opportunity to rip me off, right?! Thank you Braunstein! Very impressive indeed! ~ AnneD.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2014
A trustworthy and professional attorney
I was referred to Evan by a friend during a very difficult time in my life. After the initial consultation when I signed a representation agreement I felt relief for the first time in weeks. The divorce process certainly took much longer than I possibly could have anticipated, in no small part due to lack of cooperation by the other party. Although at times I had wished that the things would move along at a more rapid pace, now that the divorce is final, I realize that I couldn't have been represented by a better attorney than Evan. I really liked the fixed fee structure as well as the online collaboration software which Evan uses to communicate and upload/download documents.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2013
Tenacious, Tireless and Terrific
It is impossible to quantify what Evan has done for me and my family. After years of turmoil, Evan navigated some very sensitive situations, always keeping my family's best interests at heart. Evan delivered great results in an incredibly efficient and reasonable manner. My divorce and child custody case had dragged on for years, and in some ways, will always be contentious. After working with a highly reputable, expensive firm for years, with mediocre results and a lot of drama, I thought the worst was behind us. However, what should have been a simple follow-on matter became a nightmare. I found Evan through this site, and after some brief communications and one face to face meeting, I felt calmer and confident. Even in crisis, I felt confident in my choice. Evan worked with us through one of the most difficult and challenging times in our lives, and I have no doubt we are healing on the other side because of him. Evan was ALWAYS communicative and attentive. He handled matters personally, and personably. He was up front about his services, his fees, and always gave me options to aid in my own case. Evan uses technology securely to benefit the client and efficiently manage communications. I had all my documents and communications at my fingertips, which was handy on more than one emergency occasion. I never had anything like that with my previous high co$t firm. He doesn't sugar coat things, and explained possible scenarios and options which made me feel prepared. Above it all, he kept, not only my best interests but my children's, at heart, because he knows their best interests are in my heart. Evan fought for my children and their well being. I have no doubt should we ever need his services again that he would do so tirelessly again. I trust Evan implicitly in family law matters, now and always.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2013
Excellent Attorney - above and beyond
My experience with Mr. Braunstein was wonderful given the circumstances (divorce/complex custody issues). Mr. Braunstein provided thoughtful and out-of-the-box suggestions to help resolve some of our most complex issues. His suggestions confirmed that he wasn’t just giving “legal advice” but advice that was in the best interest of our children from the standpoint of the present and THEIR future – which is what will be remnant in the years to come when the divorce has long been settled. Mr. Braunstein was very fair, practical and went above and beyond to follow-up to ensure that all bases were covered. He always made me feel as if he genuinely cared and had our best interest at heart. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Braunstein.
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Posted by Jeff | January 24, 2013
Great Pre-Nup Attorney
I called Evan at 7 am, he picked up. I called him THAT SAME day at 11pm, he picked up. Case close.
Posted by Becca | November 3, 2012
Genuine and Attentive
Divorce is really hard. I had expected the legal part to be a nightmare. And it simply wasn't. And I fully credit Evan for this. From our first meeting he addressed all my concerns with precise information. He explained everything upfront. And although little about a divorce is easy to swallow... at least there were zero surprises. And I was prepared for the realities of the process and its potential outcomes. He was the anti-stereotype. He was attentive, genuine, and worked very hard for my interests. He was fair, honest, and reliable at every step of my divorce. He was kind and compassionate in a hard time - and took the stress out of what could have been a terribly confusing and anxiety ridden legal battle. Documents and communications were clear, regular, and user friendly. Calls and questions were attended to personally within a day, by him, not an assistant. He was flexible with my complicated parenting and work schedule. And far from drag his feet he pushed my case through much quicker than I had expected. His fee structure removed and enormous amount of anxiety. It was so straightforward and so fair. And I suspect it was far less than most would pay for the top notch service he provides. In addition to the legal support, I felt like Evan really cared about me and about my children and our future. At the risk of sounding cheesy, I was really comforted by this, in a time when comfort was crucial. He was not old and callous and jaded, and that mattered to me. Also, he is quite funny and personable, so if you want a cold, businesslike, stereotypical lawyer he is not your guy. I always joke that I will use him for my next divorce. My boyfriend does not think it is funny... but that is how much I appreciated his experienced support. God willing there will never be one... but if there is... Id definitely know where to go.
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Posted by Victoria | September 10, 2012
Amazing Level of Service
I was aware that the circumstances surrounding my divorce were kind of particular, but after meeting with three different family attorneys from prominent firms in Los Angeles, I was left feeling discouraged and unsure of what to do. It wasn’t until my sister found Evan on Avvo that I decided to contact another family law attorney. Upon my initial conversation with Evan, I had more understanding of the divorce and custody process than I had in my three previous consultations. Evan not only informed me of the various, possible outcomes of my somewhat unusual case, but he thoroughly explained what each phase of the divorce would entail. Not only was I continuously updated with the status of my case, but Evan provided me with sound council and was always available to address my concerns. Although, I wasn’t sure of what the outcome of my case would be, Evan’s thorough knowledge of family law, kept me feeling confident throughout the entire duration of my divorce. He genuinely cared about my case and dedicated a lot of attention to the various details. My divorce process was smoother than I could ever have imagined and Evan’s level of service was outstanding, to say the least. His level of expertise, along with his amazing work ethic, efficient methods of communication and his conveniently fixed rate, all surpassed my highest expectations. I am very fortunate to have found him. I would not recommend anyone other than Evan Braunstein to handle a family law case.
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Posted by Robert | August 24, 2010
Fantastic upstanding lawyer
If you want a divorce process as painless as possible, hire Evan. He's smart, hard working, responsive (I was able to call him off hours), honest, and extremely knowledgeable. Fixed rate fees are also a plus. You will be well taken care of by Evan.
Posted by Art | August 20, 2010
EXCELLENT LAWYER
I endorse this lawyer's work. Evan is the guy that I will recommend to everybody. He treats clients the way that makes us all proud.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Evan Braunstein
  • 2008 - Present

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Monterey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Los Angeles Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Three Best Divorce Lawyers in Los Angeles, CA
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (24)
Endorse Evan
Family Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He's an outstanding and honest practitioner dedicated to bringing quality work to his clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Evan is a very competent, effective, efficient, and ethical family lawyer. I observed this first hand when I used to supervise his work, and now, I send all family law referalls to him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have dealt with Mr. Braunstein on a divorce case. He always conducts himself with the highest professional ethics and integrity and dedicates himself to his client's best interest."
Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Evan, because he has extensive knowledge in family law and knows how to protect his clients' best interest and pursues his cases with utmost diligence. I have heard many success stories about his cases and know that he is a great attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Evan is a fantastic attorney with an innovative approach to providing legal services. Evan's fixed-fee divorces provide great value to family law clients in an efficient and meaningful way. Evan knows the law, and he cares about his clients. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Other
"I abosolutely endorse Evan's work. He's intelligent, passionate, and effective."
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Evan is an excellent, thorough attorney. In addition, he is consistently ahead of the curve in areas of law practice technology, which means that he can offer his clients a better divorce process. We're lucky to have lawyers of Evan's caliber in the family law bar."
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Evan cares very much about his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Evan was recently opposing counsel on a family law matter. I found Evan to be extremely thorough and knowledgeable on the law. Evan was a strong advocate for his client's position, and made for a formidable opponent. However, even during times of litigation, Evan always remained solution focused and fair. I have had cases against many opposing counsels during my time as an attorney, and rarely have I come across someone as professional, energetic, and knowledgeable as Evan."
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have both worked together with Evan on joint matters and referred clients to him in need of family law counseling. Evan's knowledge of family law, attention to detail, client advocacy skills and work ethic are to be commended!"
Family Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Evan is a responsible and reliable professional."
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer."
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Los Angeles Divorce and separation Lawyer Evan Scott Braunstein
Evan Scott Braunstein
Divorce and separation Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 22 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available