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Jami K Fosgate

Family Attorney at Burbank, CA

4.8   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jami

Learn Jami’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    20%
    A divorce lawyer helps you if you no longer want to be married. Whether you want a legal separation or the marriage ended, divorce lawyers assist you to arrange financial and family matters, typically in a negotiation with your spouse's lawyer. Child custody, child support, and a fair division of community assets (like who keeps the house or how your checking and savings accounts are divided) are matters that a divorce lawyer is trained to help determine.

  2. Family
    20%
    Family law includes laws of marriage, civil unions, same-sex relationships, domestic partnerships, divorce, separation, property settlements and domestic violence. If you need help with a family-related legal issue, a family law attorney can advise in family disputes as well as represent you in lawsuits.

  3. Mediation
    20%
    The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer) meets with you and the person you disagree with. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method.

  4. Uncontested divorce
    20%
    In an uncontested divorce, you both agree to end the marriage and divide your assets without involving a judge. A lawyer with an uncontested divorce practice knows what information is needed and can provide guidance to ensure the divorce is final.

  5. Child custody
    10%
    If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.

  6. Child support
    10%
    If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike spousal support, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court.

Jami Fosgate offers NO COURT options to help people save time, money and stress by resolving their problems through Mediation and Collaborative Law without resorting to litigation. Jami Fosgate also provides Limited Scope Document Preparation services at a flat fee for parties who are in agreement and want to control the costs of their family law case. A couple who schedules a joint meeting together will receive a FREE consultation to learn the benefits of not litigating a family law matter. Appointments are available during regular office hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, but also in the evenings between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday, either online via Zoom, or in person at the Burbank office.

Following her own divorce, Ms. Fosgate decided to pursue a new path and enrolled in Loyola Law School where she was on the Dean's List each semester, was active in the Evening Women's Law Association, was selected for membership in the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society and earned the award for "Best Oral Advocate" in the annual Scott Moot Court Competition. While attending law school, Ms. Fosgate served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Lawrence W. Crispo (Ret.) at Los Angeles Superior Court and she worked for two years as a law clerk at California's premier appellate firm, Horvitz & Levy. Ms. Fosgate graduated in the top 15% of her class and was licensed by the California State Bar in December 2004.  Ms. Fosgate is admitted to practice law before all California courts and the United States District Court, Central District. 

Upon graduation from Loyola Law School, Ms. Fosgate was selected to serve for two years as a Law Clerk for Los Angeles Superior Court in Civil Law and Motion.  Since 2006, Ms. Fosgate has devoted her practice exclusively to Family Law and she is a graduate of Woody Mosten's Divorce Mediation training program. She has completed the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association collaborative training and has completed Basic and Advanced Mediation training through the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Center for Civic Mediation. Ms. Fosgate regularly attends continuing education seminars for statutory and legal case updates and to enhance her mediation skills and collaborative techniques. Ms. Fosgate is a volunteer mediator, settlement officer and temporary judge for Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law Division. She also volunteers as a collaborative attorney for the Loyola Law School-LACFLA Collaborative Law Project.

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Location

Fosgate Family Law and Mediation Center
3500 W Olive Ave
Ste 300
Burbank, CA, 91505-4647
Law Office of Jami K. Fosgate
3500 West Olive Avenue
Suite 300
Burbank, CA, 91505
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
Posted by Shannon | December 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jami removed the stress from a difficult situation.
Jami Fosgate was wonderful during a very difficult time. She offers a flat rate for uncontested divorces that is very reasonable. She and her staff took away all of the stress and worry about the multitude of paperwork that needs to be completed and turned into the courts in varying stages of the process. I am so happy I found her! She brought a positive calm to a strenuous process. I highly recommend her. Plus she offers free consultations.
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Posted by JOY | December 5, 2017
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Lucky to have JAMI!
Jami was a rock in the middle of all the uncertainties and apprehensions that go with divorce, no matter how amicable it may be. She is absolutely trustworthy, reliable, honest, and fair. And yes, affordable. Adjectives that do not usually pertain to lawyers but that's why having Jami on your corner through the whole process is such a comfort. Her guidance and help was invaluable. I tried doing the paperwork on my own but it is really complicated. There were steps and documents I would miss. Jami was there to make sure all the paperwork was completed and submitted. I am so grateful to have found Jami in my time of need
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Posted by Francis | May 10, 2017
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The best in town.
Using Jami Fosgate's Family Law on my amicable divorce saved me time, money and stress. Jami's expertise, diligence, compassion and professionalism helped me through the process with no court appearance. I absolutely recommend Jami Fosgate as she is the best in town.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Took a lot off my plate during a stressful time!
Jami was truly a life-saver in the very challenging and exhausting divorce process. We went through a very amicable divorce but felt it would be best to have someone help us with the paperwork so as not to make any mistakes. We had agreed on all division of assets and support therefore I didn't want to spend an exorbitant amount of money on a lawyer. After our initial meeting we had very little we needed to do in person, we were sent forms via email with detailed instructions on how to fill in what was needed and she did the rest--she even has someone take them to the courthouse for you. It was totally worth the affordable fee (very affordable compared to other document prep service lawyers in the LA area). I hope you don't need her services but if you do, I can't recommend her highly enough!
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Posted by Patti | February 15, 2016
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High recommendation for Jami Fosgate
I needed help with mediation when my husband and I decided to divorce. Jami was recommended through an employee assistance program where I work, and she was also recommended by an acquaintance. After my first meeting with Jami, I felt confident that she was the best person to help me during this process, and I wasn’t disappointed. Jami is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, patient, and she always answered my questions thoroughly and quickly. There is so much paperwork to be filed in a divorce, and Jami’s expertise helped me wade through all of that. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
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Posted by Jerry | February 23, 2015
Highly Recommend Jami Fosgate
I had a post-divorce problem that I needed help with. After 5 years of paying spousal, my ex claimed that I owed additional spousal support. I contacted Jami after reading the reviews on this site and I was not disappointed. She was helpful, knowledgeable, and handled all communications with the opposing attorney on my behalf. In the end a deal was worked out which was the best I was going to get and Jami let me know exactly where I stood. I should add that I was upset by the entire dispute and completely stressed out since I was also in the process of buying a house. Jami ignored my emotional rants and (occasional) expletives, took nothing personally, and brought me back to the matter at hand. I am certain she would handle any family law matter with the same professionalism and integrity. While she did not handle my original divorce, I think she would do an excellent job, and her demeanor is perfect for a mediation. I highly recommend Jami Fosgate.
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Posted by Steve | December 31, 2014
An absolute bargain.
Jami Fosgate was incredibly helpful, compassionate, and diligent handling my divorce. After feeling overwhelmed attempting to file all my own paperwork, I went to Jami. My ex was continually changing the her mind regarding the settlement and things dragged on and on, but Jami remained steadfast, keeping me informed and abreast of every detail. In addition to her thorough work and constant professionalism, Jami always seemed respectful and understanding of the difficult nature of the situation. I always felt like she cared about what was best for me and my ex rather than trying to rush us to finish things so she could get onto other cases. A lawyer not consumed with making more money? It's true. Jami cares and works hard, a dream combination. Couldn't recommend her highly enough.
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2014
For Family Law issues and disputes, Jami Fosgate is the best!
Jami Fosgate was absolutely wonderful; she is generous with her time, no-nonsense, reliable, very responsive and thorough. Her assistance, guidance and knowledge made my very sticky, very ugly child custody battle so much easier to deal with. And I prevailed, getting everything I hoped for. I can not recommend her highly enough.
Posted by Victoria | April 17, 2013
Jami Exceeded My Expectations
I had interviewed a few divorce attorney's before I met Jami. I was hoping to end my marriage in a civil fashion and avoid any nasty court battles. I chose Jami because she was able to present the divorce process in the most clear way. She also had the most straight forward billing process. Other Attorney's seemed a bit nebulous about where the large retainer I paid would be used. Jami was able to walk me through all of the steps of the divorce. She always was sure to offer me the chance to file a document to keep costs in check. She kept me well informed and always responded quickly to my questions. She met with me on Saturdays and early in the morning during the week so that our meetings didn't affect my work schedule. She is an excellent mediator and very willing to help both sides come to an agreement. My Divorce included the custody of my small child and therefore was even more highly emotional. I think that hiring Jami was the smartest move I made in the last year. I would absolutely recommend her as an Attorney.
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Posted by David | March 21, 2013
Look no further because Jami is "Amazing"!
If you are looking for a Family Law Attorney that will treat your case as if it were their own, then look no further!!! Divorce is one of the worst things to go through in life. I had hired another Attorney and soon found out that they really specialized in issues with commercial property and did very little family law. I was soon feeling like I had made a mistake. So now my bad situation was even worse! I was really feeling some stress! So, I set out to find a second opinion. The company I work for has an employee assistance program and Jami Fosgate was recommended. I contacted Jami for a consultation and within 30 minutes I learned I needed her to represent me! Jami proved to be extremely knowledgeable, professional, caring, compassionate, detailed, fair and helped me to make the right decisions for my circumstances. Jami kept me informed by email and phone calls. She did everything in a timely manner! Even after my divorce was final, Jami provided me a list of items that are recommended to follow up on after a divorce. You will not find a better Family Law Attorney to help you with your specific needs!
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Posted by Manuel | February 4, 2013
Jami is Awesome!
Jami helped us in a family law matter last year and she provided outstanding services. She was attentive, responsive and thoroughly professional. I highly recommend Jami she is caring and treats you with respect and makes you feel as though you are her priority.
Posted by Teri | February 2, 2013
Painless
After contemplating filing divorce paperwork ourselves, my husband and I contacted Jami to help us sort through it all as it is a bit overwhelming. She immediately set up an appointment and went over everything with us. It only took one personal meeting and the rest my email and mail. The process was very painless. She stayed in touch often to update us with the process. I would recommend her services to all my friends and family.
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Posted by Catherine | February 1, 2013
Exceptional Service
I am very satisfied with the manner in which Jami handles my divorce case. She was upfront, professional and resourceful. She walked me through every step of the process and was very patient with all my questions. In addition she followed up with the courts each time a paperwork had to be submitted...ensuring that it was recorded timely and accurately. The Judgment was finally recorded a week or so ago and I honestly can say Jami was instrumental in making sure the process was a smooth one.
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Posted by Michelle | November 1, 2012
Excellent Lawyer, Friendly and Easy to Work With
I worked with Jami about a year ago on my prenuptial agreement. I had no previous experience with legal contracts, and Jami was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She explained all the details clearly, and helped me reach a very fair agreement. She was quick and thorough, and I would not hesitate to request her services again if needed! I even asked her for assistance with an employment contract, and while it was not in her field of work, she emailed me back quickly and was able to refer several experienced lawyers. I am thankful to have met Jami Fosgate!
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Posted by Doug | March 4, 2011
Highly recommended
Jami is very professional and treated me with the outmost respect.
Posted by John | January 31, 2011
Very Honest and Knowledgeable Attorney
Jami is an attorney who seems to genuinely care about her clients and has their best interests at heart. I found her to be very helpful and responsive to calls and emails. I recommend her highly, especially in the family law area.
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2010
Jami is an amazing attorney!!
Jami helped me with my move-away child custody case and I must say, she did an amazing job. She is a very bright, organized, thoughtful and hard working attorney. She always stayed in contact with me and answered any questions I had. Her knowledge and experience working on divorce/child custody cases is clearly evident, as the outcome of the case was decided in my favor. I am so thankful for what Jami has done for me and I would definitely recommed her services to others.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2010
Very Professional
Ms. Fosgate really put me at ease, and handled my situation in a very timely manner. I needed a Family lawyer, and her area of expertise is Family Law. I did not want to use a General Practice Lawyer for the issues I was dealing with. Her knowledge and experience really made the difference for me.
Posted by Troy | September 24, 2013
Great mediation!
Jami is a very good attorney and mediator. She made a difficult situation go smooth. She is very organized, knowledgeable and responsive, which is greatly needed when dealing with legal matters.
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2013
review
I did not like that the attorney was dealing with financial matters, and did not understand the potential tax consequences. She was extremely difficult to deal with, and didn't not give me a sense of evenhandness.
Response from Jami Fosgate February 1, 2013
I am truly sorry this person did not have a satisfactory mediation experience. To respond to this person’s comment that I dealt with financial matters and I did not understand the potential tax consequences, I inform all mediation clients that I am not a CPA and I am not a tax attorney and I cannot provide tax advice and before they make any final agreements in the mediation process, I recommend they consult with a CPA or a tax attorney. I am quite surprised this person alleges that I was extremely difficult to deal with since the overwhelming response I receive from my clients is just the opposite - other clients have found me to be respectful, helpful, responsive, thoughtful and caring. This person also feels I did not give them a sense of evenhandness [sic], but I explain to all mediation clients that if one party is taking an unreasonable position, it is my duty as the mediator to point out the unreasonable position and to ensure a balanced dialogue between the parties and to diffuse any manipulative or intimidating tactics employed by one side.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Mitchell A. Jacobs
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Reuben, Raucher & Blum
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Horvitz & Levy LLP
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Southern California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Associations

  • Pasadena Collaborative Divorce
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Pasadena Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Southern California Mediation Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Collaborative Professionals
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Burbank Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Southern California Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Executive Committee
  • 2007 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Southern California Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 2013 Top Attorney
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2013
  • Southern California Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Women Attorneys
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2012
  • 2012 Top Attorney
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2012
  • April Member of the Month
  • Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association
  • 2011
  • Collaborative Training Certificate
  • Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Assn
  • 2011
  • Advanced Mediation Skills Practicum
  • LACBA Center for Civic Mediation
  • 2011
  • Divorce Mediation Certificate
  • Mosten Mediation
  • 2011
  • Basic Mediation Training Certificate
  • LACBA Dispute Resolution Services
  • 2010
  • St. Thomas More Honor Society
  • Loyola Law School
  • 2003
  • Best Oral Advocate, Scott Moot Court Competition
  • Loyola Law School
  • 2003
  • WLALA Tuition Scholarship
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • 2003
  • Florine Carmen Phelps Scholarship
  • Loyola Law School
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Support Payments, It's a Question of Time
  • 2010
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • When Words Collide
  • 2009
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Change of Plans
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Southern California Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Spousal Support - Pendente Lite & Trial
  • 2013
  • LACPA Divorce Special Interest Group
  • Divorce Options
  • 2012
  • Inn of Court
  • Horrifyingly Scary Aspects of Family Law Practice
  • 2010
  • Inn of Court
  • Mock Press Conference in High Profile Cases
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (21)
Endorse Jami
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very professional and knows what she does."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jami is an effective mediator and collaborative lawyer. We have been on cases together and she is a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Fosgate is a seasoned and effective mediator who helps parties going through divorce, support and custody issues reach a settlement outside of court and avoid the expense and emotional toll of litigation. I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Fosgate is a true professional and class act. She offers a wealth of knowledge, experience and civility to those she serves."
Mediation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Fosgate for many years and would highly recommend her to mediate any and all family law matters. If you are looking for a less-confrontational way of resolving your family law dispute out of court, I highly recommend contacting Ms. Fosgate. She takes a common-sense approach to mediating divorce cases, and is effective in providing clients with the information they need in order successfully mediate their dispute. She is well respected in the legal community and is affordable for those seeking an alternative to litigation. Ms. Fosgate practices law with integrity and professionalism and is extremely skilled as a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Fosgate is a very professional and knowledgeable Family Law Attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is professional and collegial and enjoys her practice."
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jami is a resolution-focused attorney who strives to tone down the animosity inherent in family law while striving to find solutions to benefit the client and the family."
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Burbank Family Lawyer Jami K Fosgate
Jami K Fosgate
Family Attorney
Burbank, CA
Licensed for 19 years