Do you need help with a Divorce, Probate, Conservatorship, Estate Plan? Linda is here to help YOU.
Ms. McLarnan-Dugan understands what happens when you file for a divorce – the pain, suffering, and uncertainty of not knowing what is going to happen. She will work with you to handle your case with the personalized care and attention you deserve. She is there to answer your questions and provide you with the best information available to assist you in making correct decisions. She will be proactive in ensuring that your life and the lives of your children are taken care of so that you are able to go on with your lives with as little emotional upheaval as possible. She will not engage in needless litigation for the sake of litigation, and will encourage settlement where appropriate.
As an attorney for over 25 years Ms. McLarnan-Dugan has developed a law practice handling all aspects of family law matters. Since starting in practice in 1993 she has handled over 800 family law cases, both as contested trials and uncontested matters. While she has found that the best and least costly results for her clients come from a negotiated settlement that all parties are agreeable to live with, there are other matters that simply cannot be settled and require the Court to make a determination. An experienced family law litigator, Ms. McLarnan-Dugan is well versed in the procedures in the courtroom needed to get a case through trial.
No one knows what the future holds. How many days do you have left? Ms. McLarnan-Dugan understands that life is uncertain. You and your estate are unique. She will work with you to create an individualized Estate Plan that meets your needs. She will also help you plan for the unexpected should something happen to you and you are unable to handle your own affairs. She will help you plan for the care of your youngest family members should something happen to you.
Ms. McLarnan-Dugan works with families with special needs children in helping them locate much needed services and protect the child's government benefits. As the child approaches 18 years of age she assists parents in obtaining a limited conservatorship so that parents can continue to help their special needs child make decisions as to medical treatment, educational decisions, and living arrangements. Ms. McLarnan-Dugan will also assist parents in establishing Special Needs Trusts to protect the child's government benefits, making sure they continue to receive them.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2018 Top Attorneys||Pasadena Magazine||2018|
|2017 Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2017|
|2016 Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2016|
|2014 Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2014|
|2013 Top Pasadena Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2013|
|2012 Top Pasadena Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2012|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Linda McLarnan-Dugan||1993 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pasadena Bar Association||President||2019 - Present|
|Pasadena Bar Association||President Elect||2018 - Present|
|Pasadena Bar Association||Vice President||2017 - Present|
|Pasadena Bar Association||Treasurer||2016 - Present|
|Pasadena Bar Association||Trustee||2015 - Present|
|Daughters of the American Revolution||Member||2013 - Present|
|Pasadena Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Tournament of Roses||Member||1997 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|Pasadena Bar Association||Family Law Section Chair||2011 - 2014|
|Univ of Southern Calif||undergraduate||N/A|
|Univ of West Los Angeles||Law||N/A|
|2018 California Collaborative Conference||Beyond Divorce - Assisting the Family in Other Areas||2018|
|2018 Family Law Seminar||PreNuptial Agreements||2018|
|2017 Family Law Seminar||Complex Issues in Dividing Property in a Divorce||2017|
|12th Annual Conference for Collaborative Professionals||Special Needs Children & Divorce||2017|
|Elder Law & Medicaid Planning||Ethics||2015|
|White Zuckerman Meeting||Special Needs Children & Divorce||2015|
|mylawCLE||Divorce with Special Needs Child; Limited Conservatorships, Affordable Healthcare Act and Special Needs child||2014|
|Advanced Elder Law||The Ethical Law Practice||2014|
|The ABC's & XYZ's of Special Needs 2nd Annual Conference||Special Needs Children in Divorce & Limited Conservatorships||2014|
|Pasadena Child Development Association||Special Needs Children in Divorce & Limited Conservatorships||2013|
|White Zuckerman Meeting||Affordable Health Care Act||2013|
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