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Anne Claire Adams

Divorce and separation Attorney at Canoga Park, CA

4.4   16 reviews

also known as Anne C. Adams

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About Anne

Learn Anne’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

  2. Child custody
    We can help you with child custody and child support issues when the parents are not married.

  3. Debt settlement
    We can help you eliminate credit card debts and handle lawsuits from credit card companies.

  4. Trusts
    We help you with living trusts, wills, financial power of attorney forms and advance health care directives (health care power of attorney).

We care about our clients.  We educate our clients about their rights.  We educate our clients about the steps in the legal process that affect them.  We show our clients how we can help them obtain results that benefit them.  We help our clients clearly present their side of the issues to the other party and the Judge.  We frequently offer our clients reasonable fixed fees so our clients know how much our legal services will cost, even with some of the divorces.

We work with people that only need limited assistance with their legal issues and we work with clients that want us to handle their entire case and represent them before the Judge.  We guide our clients through the difficult process of resolving legal conflicts through the courts.  Sometimes we only prepare legal documents for our clients, give them legal advice, and help them prepare to represent themselves in court.  Other times, we go to court with the client and help them negotiate a written agreement at court or represent them before the Judge and explain why the Judge should make a decision that benefits our client.

We handle many amicable divorces and help parents resolve their child custody, parenting time, and support issues without needing to go to a Judge for a decision. We believe that many parents are happier with the decisions we help them make together instead of asking the Judge to make a decision.  However, if they cannot reach an agreement, we will work with our clients to help them effectively present their issues and concerns to the Judge.  We have many satisfied clients.  

We help people dealing with financial problems.  We educate them about different options for handling credit card debt and other debt.  

We also help people that want us to help them prepare wills, living trusts and power of attorney forms so their loved ones obtain the money and other assets they want them to have.

Our staff is fluent in Spanish.  We work with clients to help them resolve their legal issues in an amicable way when possible.

I understand financial issues.  I have a MBA in Finance.  I'm able to help many families with their financial issues regarding high levels of debt, divorce, child support, and estate planning. 

I'm a Certified Specialist in Family Law, certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  In order to obtain this certification, I passed a state wide family law exam, completed many hours of continuing education in family law, met the high level of experience requirements and received favorable evaluations from other attorneys.  Only a small percentage of attorneys that practice family law are certified family law specialists. 

When I'm not working with clients, I'm involved with bar association and community activities.  I also enjoy movies, the theatre, reading and sightseeing.



Licensed for 28 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/30/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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4.4 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
Posted by Jessica D | May 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Long Term Debt and Other Debt Issues
Ms. Anne Adams assisted me with long term debt from my school and a few other debt related issues in my life. She helped me pay off and set reasonable amounts to pay from my company pay check. Thank you, Ms. Anne. I appreciate your hard work and professional assistance.
Posted by Sandra | December 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Your The Best Anne!
If you need help with child custody Anne C. Adams is the one to go to. Anne was professional and down to earth. Im so glad i contacted you Anne. You knew what was best for my son and was granted to me with 100% legal sole and physical custody. You handled my case like a Pro couldn't of asked for more. I will most definitely recommend you to family and friends THANK YOU so much!
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Anne Adams assisted with a family law matter. Ms. Adams was professional and straight forward with me through out the whole case. She's a down to earth, honest attorney who genuinely has her clients best interest at heart. Her legal fees are reasonable. I highly recommend her. She did excellent work.
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth the money
I was going through my divorce and as everyone knows it's very expensive finding a good lawyer. Sometimes just because they are expensive does not mean they are good. Anne was the only lawyer that was willing to work with me since I was on a budget. We came up with a payment plan that I could afford and she did everything she promised. She's a strait shooter with NO BS. Thanks to her I'm now able to see my son. I see negative reviews for her and I don't agree at all because she helped me with my case from start to finish. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Wanna | September 6, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
The lawyer who care and honest
I was desperately praying for a lawyer to help me deal with a big financial institution. While I was going through a lengthy home modification with a bank, that financial institution had foreclosed and scheduled my house to be sold eight days later after posting a notice on my front door. I received a formal letter of notice several days later. Luckily, Ms. Adams took my case and help me through a ton of paperwork. We have to spend time in her office till 11:00 pm or midnight on multiple days through out that period to complete and flied an emergency bankruptcy to prevent my house from being sold. She has been to every court hearing and stand by me in every situation even thought her office is 2-3 hours in traffic from the Downtown courts. With her skillful, cleverness, negotiation abilities, my house is out of foreclosure and I am in a much better situation. Despite all her time and efforts delegated to her clients, her legal fees were very reasonable. She is the angel that I was praying for. It is true that her office could be better organized. However, I totally understand because she is more focused on her clients and their problems than on her own office. I feel very lucky to have her as my lawyer!
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Posted by Lee | September 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best and honest lawyer I've seen thus far!
My family has been using her services for a number of years now. She has been completely honest, helpful, and upfront with her services and fees (no hidden charges or misinterpretations of any shorts). Our family has gone through hell with the banks as well as other finical institute, but she has helped us to legal handle their shenanigans. Yes it is true that she can be rather straight forwards and appear rather distant personally and her office can appear rather disorganized. However, in my opinion this is secondary as her skills and abilities are second to none.
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Posted by Paul | May 11, 2015
You can't Find A Better Atterney
I have had my share of dealing with attorneys and legal problems. From my experience I can tell you you can not find any better attorney than Ann. She is experienced and very knowledgeable about law. But the most important thing to me is that she cares and works with you. I could not afford an attorney to represent me when I went to her she did not let me hanging she made shore I have filed the right papers and made shore I am well prepared to represent myself in court. Walking in the court room I was well prepared and everything possible had been taken care of. All the rulings where in my favor in the 1st hearing. I have a good chance of winning against a well experienced attorney thanks to Ann. She is to the point with preparing my legal briefs for the court and very fair with her fees. It just doesn't come better than this. I would recommend her any day with out any hesitation to any one who needs legal help.
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Posted by Jim | December 16, 2014
First Class Attorney
It was with great pleasure that I became acquired with Ms. Anne C. Adams during a time in my life when I was faced with excessive credit card debt; and did not have a clue on want to do. She came to the rescue and arranged a settlement on all of our Credit Cards. I whole heartily recommend Her services and think of Her as a personal friend; I feel I have been so blessed to have met an Attorney who puts the Client's Interest first and foremost.
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Posted by james | December 14, 2014
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Anne Claire Adams is a great attorney. she really works with you and accomdates with your personal situations. I had a pleasurable experience with her when things could of turned financially straining. she's a great person overall. I would recommend her. I would definitely use her again!
Posted by Michele | March 18, 2014
Wonderful Lawyer
I have been using Anne for the last 7 years now with different legal issues and would not go anywhere else. She not only helps with legal issues she is also compasionate to what I am going through and helps me see the light at the end of the tunnel. I would recommend Anne and I have to my co-workers.
Posted by Pilar | February 17, 2014
Child Custody Legal Help
I was in desperate need of an attorney and didn’t have a personal referral. So I had to research online for a good attorney. It isn’t easy finding and filtering through online, especially when there are so many attorneys to choose from. I came across Anne C Adams profile on AVVO and read her reviews and bio on her website. I liked what I read and felt comfortable in contacting her. I then sent Anne C Adams an email asking to meet with her. Anne promptly replied to my message and kindly asked me to contact her Canoga Park office to speak with her staff to set up an appointment. I was able to set up an appointment for a free-consultation to meet with Anne the next day at her West Los Angeles office. As soon as I met with Anne C Adams and had explained my situation, she assured me everything will be alright. I want to let everyone know that Anne is very professional, direct and has many years of experiences with my case type. I hired Anne C Adams as a consulting attorney. She helped prepare my documents and coached me in mediation and court appearances. Because my case was time sensitive, she was able to put in a rush order on my legal documents. Her attorney fees can vary depending on what service you need, but she will work with you financially. They accept credit cards, cash or personal checks. I would definitely recommend Anne C Adams as an attorney for your case. Please contact her to set up an appointment to meet first to discuss your case and to see if she can be of assistance. Please remember there are two office locations; Canoga Park (main office) and West Los Angeles. I will continue to refer Anne Claire Adams to my friends and family for future services. Thank you Anne!!!
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Posted by Sheila | February 13, 2014
Great legal representation for a debt settlement case!
I had entered a period of financial hardship and couldn't keep up with payments on all my debts. One company sued me and I tried to settle the debt myself and could negotiate only a 20% discount. I was referred to Anne Adams and she was very professional in handling my case. She told me how every step of the process would likely work so I would not be surprised along the way. She gave me a briefing on how cases like mine were typically handled. The outcome of the settlement she negotiated was far higher than I was expecting at around 60% which is not common with the credit card company we were dealing with. I was so pleased. She also made sure the payment schedule was in my favor along with other terms, like no balloon payment in the end. Her offices and her assistants were also very pleasant and professional. I am referring Anne to all my friends and family for legal help and would return to her in the future as well.
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Posted by Susanne | April 2, 2013
Excellent Attorney.
I endorse this excellent attorney, who is a Certified Specialist in Family Law. She is highly respected in the legal community for her representation of clients as well as for her speaking engagements and publications.
Posted by Cindy | January 19, 2015
Helpful Consultation
I went in to consult on matters related to division of property. She clearly spelled out the steps that would be necessary, suggested wording on correspondence, and laid out a plan for me to take action to accomplish my goals. It was very helpful. She was reasonable and accommodating with my schedule.
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stay Away!!!!
Ms. Adams made me feel terrible during my divorce proceedings. She actually would say that I had messed things up and would sigh and act like I was an idiot. She requested the same documents from me over and over, which I sent...over and over. When I would arrive at our meetings, she had never even opened them and would waste our time pushing the papers around, demanding to know what I thought I had included--which was everything...precisely...that she had requested. At times she seemed more interested in my spouse's interests than in mine--her own client. There are many good, qualified attorneys out there. Anne C. Adams is NOT one of them. Stay away.
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Response from Anne Adams February 22, 2016
Many people feel poorly during a divorce. It can be a difficult experience. I try to help my clients feel better about the situation. Since I don't know who you are, I don't know if you acted in some way, which made your divorce more difficult. If I think that a client is taking an action that is damaging to their case, I discuss it with the client so we can improve the situation. I also try to give my client the other side's perspective so they understand that there are two sides to a situation, and the client understands the type of issues that will probably be presented to the Judge by the other side. I always represent my client's interests, not their spouse's interests. Sometimes if a client better understands the other party's perspective, it helps us settle the case and save the client money. We typically request that clients bring their documents into the office at the time of their appointment. It seems that there may have been an email problem if we requested the documents more than once. If this person would like to contact me directly by telephone, I will see if there is anything I can do to improve your experience.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2015
Showed up late for her appointment.
I found Anne name on this wed site, I made and appointment for a consultation she was 45 minutes late. Her entire office looked like hoarded live there, stacks of files and papers were everywhere. I have never seen and office so unorganized. I have not confidence in this person, so I did not choose her. It makes me would about the reviews on this wed site.
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Response from Anne Adams June 12, 2015
I understand that you feel your initial consultation with me did not meet your expectations. I don't know the specifics regarding your waiting time for your appointment since you did not provide your name, however, I assure you that we try to start the consultations a few minutes after people complete the initial paperwork at their appointment. Sometimes people are early for their appointment. Sometimes I'm delayed in court or by another appointment that is running later than expected. Unfortunately, the legal field is very paper intensive, and we need paper files for court so we keep a lot of documents in our office. If you would like to contact me to discuss your consultation or your legal matter, please call me.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Anne C. Adams
  • 1999 - Present


  • Southwestern Univ SOL
  • law
  • N/A
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • undergraduate
  • N/A
  • Golden Gate University
  • MBA
  • N/A


  • Valley Community Legal Foundation of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Past President and Board Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Executive Committee of the Solo and Small Firm Section of The State Bar of California
  • Former Chair
  • 2003 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member of Board of Trustees
  • 1996 - 2001

Honors and Awards

  • The Myer J. Sankary Outstanding Leadership and Dedication Award
  • The Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of California
  • 2007
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law
  • 1995


  • Big News for Smaller Firms published by The State Bar of California
  • Father's Custodial Rights
  • 2015
  • GPSolo Magazine (ABA)
  • Tips for Providing Limited-Scope Representation in Family Law Cases
  • 2015
  • Big News for Solo & Small Firms
  • Getting Positive Results Through the Court's Custody Mediation Program
  • 2014
  • Big News for Solo & Small Firms
  • Alternatives to Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy
  • 2014
  • Big News for Smaller Firms published by The State Bar of California
  • Limited Scope Representation in Family Law Matters, Important Concepts for Newer Practitioners
  • 2013
  • The California Guide to Growing and Managing a Law Office
  • Alternative Billing and Payment Strategies
  • 2012
  • The California Guide to Growing and Managing a Law Office
  • Identifying the Best Mix of Practice Areas and Clients for the Law Practice
  • 2012
  • The California Guide to Growing and Managing a Law Office
  • Running a Law Practice Is a Business
  • 2012
  • The California Guide to Opening and Managing a Law Office
  • Personal Considerations in Going Solo - Is It For You?
  • 2008
  • The California Guide to Opening and Managing a Law Office
  • Basic Financial Considerations - Can You Afford This?
  • 2008
  • The California Guide to Opening and Managing a Law Office
  • Initial Funding for Your Solo Practice
  • 2008
  • The California Guide to Opening and Managing a Law Practice
  • Cash Flow
  • 2008
  • Big News for Smaller Firms published by The State Bar of California
  • Five Ways to Leave Your Troubles: When Business Clients Sing the Blues, Here's How Counsel Can Help
  • 2006
  • Big News For Smaller Firms published by The State Bar of California
  • Way Out: Alternatives to Bankruptcy for Personal Debt
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • The State Bar of California Annual Meeting
  • Pros and Cons of Limited Scope Representation in Family Law
  • 2014
  • The State Bar of California Annual Meeting
  • The Ethics of Unbundling Your Legal Services
  • 2014
  • California Solo & Small Firm Summit
  • Making the Right Impression with Proper Courtroom Demeanor and Decorum
  • 2011
  • Inns of Court Meeting
  • When Probate and Bankruptcy Cross Over Into Family Law
  • 2010
  • State Bar of California Annual Meeting
  • Advising Clients in Financial Crisis on Alternatives to Bankruptcy
  • 2009
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Estate planning Attorney | Nov 30
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"I endorse this lawyer. David is a very conscientious and knowledgeable lawyer and I have recommended him to several of my clients on several occasions. All of them have been very pleased."
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Canoga Park Divorce and separation Lawyer Anne Claire Adams
Anne Claire Adams
Divorce and separation Attorney
Canoga Park, CA
Licensed for 28 years
Free Consultation