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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Southern California Superlawyer||Los Angeles Magazine/ Thompson-Reuters||2015|
|Southern California SuperLawyer||Los Angeles Magazine/Thompson Reuters||2014|
|Southern California SuperLawyers||Los Angeles Magazine/Thompson Reuters||2013|
|Southern California SuperLawyers||Los Angeles Magazine/Thompson-Reuters||2012|
|Southern California Superlawyers||Los Angeles Magazine||2011|
|Southern California Superlawyers||Los Angeles Magazine||2010|
|Southern California Superlawyers||Los Angeles Magazine||2009|
|Southern California Superlawyers||Los Angeles Magazine||2006|
|Partner||Gould-Saltman Law Offices, LLP||1997 - Present|
|Senior associate||Law Offices of Barry R. Binder||1989 - 1997|
|Associate||Mink, Alpert & Barr||1984 - 1989|
|Research Attorney, Family Law Supervising Judge||Los Angeles County Superior Court||1979 - 1981|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Certified Family Law Specialists||Member, Journal Editorial Board||2013 - Present|
|Cal. Assciation of Certified Family Law Specialists||Editor, ACFLS "Specialist" Journal||2012 - 2013|
|Association Of Certified Family Law Specialists||Board Member||2011 - 2013|
|Association of Certified Family Law Specialists||Associate Journal Editor||2011 - 2012|
|LA County Bar||Family Law Executive Committee Member||2010 - 2013|
|Child Custody Litigation and Practice, California C.E.B.||Modification Jurisdiction and Procedure For Interstate/ International Cases||2014|
|ACFLS Family Law Specialist||Abbreviated Parenting Assessments: Risks and Rewards||2014|
|ACFLS Family Law Specialist||Constraints On Abbreviated Parenting Assessments||2013|
|ACFLS Family Law Specialist||Marriage of Ficke: Evidence of Best Interests in Imputation Cases?||2013|
|ABA Family Advocate||"Problems With The Plan"||2010|
|State Bar Family Law News||Burglarizing Your Own Home: People v. Gill||2008|
|Capitol Weekly||Letter to editor re: Elkins Task Force||2008|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||What Every Lawyer Should Know about Family Law: Dissolution Discovery||2005|
|Ohio State Univ||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|USC Law School||N/A||law||N/A|
|BHBA Family Law Symposium||Non-Cash Executive Compensation In Family Law||2014|
|AFCC 50th Anniv. Annual Meeting||"Poor Planning Produces (Predictably) Poor Results:Systematic Intervention Planning"||2013|
|CEB The Basics: Family Law||Child Custody: The Basics||2012|
|APA Annual Meeting/Convention||Psychological Opinions in Parenting Disputes---Ethics, Practicality, Tension Among Systems||2010|
|ABA Family Law Section Meeting (Oct. 2010)||Parenting Plans Zero to 3||2010|
|AFCC Annual Meeting||"You signed WHAT?" Informed Consent in custody evaluations and court-ordered therapy||2009|
|Family Law Pre-Trial Preparation: What to do, and What Not||Family Law Pre-Trial Preparation||2008|
|2007 Law Education Institute/Colorado State Bar||Court-Ordered Therapy for Adults and Children in Child Custody Cases||2007|
|LACBA/LACPA Joint Presentation||Making Court-Ordered Therapy Work in Family Law Cases||2006|
|Tax and Financial Planning Issues of Domestic Partnerships||Tax and Financial Planning Issues of Domestic Partnerships||2005|
Posted by anonymous
Richard was extremely knowledgable thorough and practical. He's also hilarious which goes a long way in writing a prenup!
Posted by Steve
Great attorney who is dedicated to his clients!! My experience has been great, and he has been a great resource and advocate in the courts. I have a particularly challenging case with a problem ex and he has been better than I could have asked for!
Posted by Jason
Richard worked on my divorce for its duration. It was an adversarial situation, in which my ex and I were very far apart on our expectations. Child custody was the primary issue at hand; financials were relatively simple to address. The case took roughly 1.5 years, and was eventually settled before going to trial. The outcome of my case was positive, due in no small part to the efforts of Richard and his associate.
I highly recommend Richard in terms of his approach to my case. I always felt informed and up-to-speed on my case and where it stood. When I had questions, Richard was more than willing to explain at both a high-level and in detail the legal issues at-hand, as well as his strategy for approaching them. Divorce with child custody at stake is a trying event in the best of circumstances. In my situation, that was compounded by an ex who attempted to play on emotion and false accusations in order to sway the judge to her position. Richard's approach to this was to be as factual and accurate as possible, staying above the "he-said/she-said" that, from what I have heard and understood from friends who have gone through similar situations, can alienate judges and lead to bad outcomes.
I highly recommend Richard in terms of his diligence and focus on my case. At no time did I feel like I was just one of his many ongoing cases; he was always informed as to my case's details and progress, and I always felt that he was attentive and willing to spend as much time with me as I needed. That being said, he was always careful to ensure that whatever time I needed was being spent carefully and with proper attention to cost.
I highly recommend Richard's work on the basis of his "nuts and bolts" approach to the procedures of family law. Procedural accuracy and precision is really important in legal situations, and Richard was assiduous in handling this aspect of my case. Richard was up-front and straightforward regarding the costs and issues regarding the process. Richard and his staff promptly emailed all paperwork to me, and proactively informed me of upcoming issues regarding court procedure. He and his staff filed all court paperwork promptly, and at no time was I "hung out to dry" because of a procedural misstep.
Richard and his associate have been my only attorneys, so this review reflects that perspective. In talking with others who have gone through divorce, reading about divorce, etc., I understand that that there are many potential issues that arise when attorneys are less diligent, ethical, and intelligent than Richard Gould-Saltman. Some clients want someone who will simply represent their arguments in court, regardless of how legally groundless or irrelevant those arguments will be. Richard would discuss my arguments with me in order to evaluate which ones were worth making in court, and which ones were not. Some attorneys file motions without looking at the long-term impacts of those motions and their strategic implications; Richard was always careful to think about those, and evaluate how each argument fit into the larger picture. Some attorneys will fail to file paperwork on time, or depend on the client to motivate their actions; in contrast, Richard was a proactive partner in my case, and was always prompt and complete in his dealings with both me and with the court.
Although the basic issues at hand are similar in every divorce (children, financials, property), the specific details are very different in each individual case. My sense in working with Richard was that he provides a balanced, straightforward, and intelligent approach that focuses on protecting and advancing your interests, while at the same time reducing divorce's financial and emotional chaos. Should I need family law counsel again, I will immediately contact Richard for further help.
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