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Debra Vaniman Crawford

Child custody Attorney at Carmel, CA

4.5   39 reviews

also known as Debra Crawford Annis, Debra D. Vaniman


Licensed for 38 years

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    30%
    Child Custody is often the most difficult part of a family law case. Debra has 34 years of experience handling child custody cases, including mediation of child custody cases. She is able to help you through this part of your case.

    38 years

  2. Mediation
    25%
    Debra is a trained mediator and provides mediation services in the area of family law, including divorce, custody, support, and property division. She also provides mediation services in other areas of law. She works well with high conflict couples and helps them direct their focus on positive growth.

    33 years

  3. Alimony
    15%
    Alimony or Spousal Support is a difficult issue for many people, both the supporting spouse -- and the supported spouse. Debra is well versed in Spousal Support and provides mediation of this difficult issue.

    38 years

  4. Domestic violence
    15%
    Debra is very experienced in Restraining Orders. She has had to obtain one and is a protected party on another She knows what it's like to have your life exposed in Court.

    38 years

  5. Family
    15%
    Debra is a Certified Family Law Specialist (Certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization). She has been practicing family law for 30 years and has vast experience in many situations. She can help you choose what approach to take with your case -- litigation or mediation or a combination -- depending on your circumstances including the conflict level of the parties.

    38 years

EDUCATION, EMPATHY, AFFORDABILITY. FULL SERVICE LAW OFFICE TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.

We believe in helping people help themselves.  Having a legal case is very difficult and we help you make informed decisions about your case by helping you to understand the law and the legal process. We explain your options so that you can decide what is the best way to proceed in your particular situation.   

We provide a free one-half hour consultation to help you make important legal decisions. We provide the full range of  legal services from aggressive litigation, to mediation, to document preparation, and coaching.  Let us help you decide what is best for you!

We are also very well experienced in dealing with difficult people.  We can help you create good boundaries to make dealing with a difficult person easier.  

Debra has undergone a divorce and understands the challenges faced by a person being divorced.  This has helped her gain a deeper understanding of what you are going though.  She has remarried and continues to co-parent and work with her former husband.  

She is also facing the extreme challenge of a difficult person who has been harassing her for over 10 years. Debra obtained a 3-year Civil Harassment Restraining Order against this woman. This Civil Harassment Restraining Order was renewed for an additional 5 years in December 2016.  This person has now launched an online attack against Debra. Debra has had this person held in Contempt of court for 15 restraining order violations. Debra knows first hand what it is like to have your life exposed to the public in a case and she can help you through your case. Debra understands how to create boundaries and deal with difficult people.  Her thirty-four (34) years of legal experience in family law have led her to a great understanding and awareness of what you are facing in your legal issues.  

She can help with your situation!  

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Client's Choice 2015
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Licensed for 38 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1984
Updated 12/05/2022

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

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Law & Mediation Offices
Crawford Law & Mediation Offices
3785 Via Nona Marie
Carmel, CA, 93923
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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  39 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
Debra received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2015
Posted by Carol | April 23, 2014
Debra Crawford is an excellent lawyer!
Debra is representing me in a dissolution of marriage action. I had received an enthusiastic recommendation for her, and during our first meeting it became clear to me that she would be the right attorney for me. Debra is a board certified family law attorney, and she is a mediator. She's smart, and she gets it. She understood my situation perfectly, and I felt safe. Our appearance in court, against an obnoxious, loudmouthed blowhard, was extremely successful. I got what I needed. We aren't finished yet, but I have great confidence that the matter will resolve very satisfactorily.
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Response from Debra Crawford April 6, 2016
Thank you Carol! It was such a joy working with you and I hope things are going well. Let's talk soon!
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2013
A beautiful soul, made an amazing lawyer
Wow! After reading the above message I can see where my lawyer has such passion to her practice. Mrs. Crawford new first hand what I was dealing with when my case came to her (see above for validation) it was hard for me to deal with manipulations and mean spirit of the other party and not want to defend myself against everything. Most lawyers feed off of situations like that and will just bleed you for money. Mrs. Crawford kept calm and kept a path of leaving out the emotions and just sticking to fact. That is a five star lawyer!
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Posted by Paul | July 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Attorney
Ms Crawford is an incredibly intelligent and logistical attorney. Her legal skills allowed me to settle a complicated marriage with several key issues to resolve; two major properties and an intricate portfolio held by my former wife. Debra had incredible insight for anticipating my wife’s financial motives, including moving and withholding information that would later be challenged by mediation. She was patient which she instinctively knew would eventually inhibit my wife’s ability to view things rationally. She’s an incredible person, easy to work with and fair minded. I highly recommend Debra. Her vast years of experience will be your greatest asset whether you’re case is complicated or simple. Give her a call and discover for yourself. I am grateful that I chose her to settle my divorce. And you will be too.
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Posted by Alexis | November 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable!
Debra took on my case for custody over my 3 month old son at the time. Being a first time mom and having never been in this situation I was scared and didn’t know what to expect. Debra walked me through it all and helped give me hope and ease my anxiety of the unknown coming my way. Debra answered important emails very promptly, others that weren’t as important did take a bit longer (a week max) but with a lawyer as great as her you know she’s very busy. Any questions or concerns I had were always answered. I also think it’s wonderful and very kind of Debra to offer a free consult to help you determine if it’s a right fit before committing financially. Court is costly, not only emotionally but financially as well. I paid for other consults but did not feel like I had found the one and I was down 300-400$ every time I had a consult. Once I found Debra and had the initial consult I knew I needed her to represent me.
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Posted by Christine | July 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She knows what she is doing!
We hired Debra after we had enough of someone stocking/harassing us. I don’t think I have ever been this run down and emotionally drained my entire life having to fight this on my own. Debra is AMAZING!! When I felt scared she was right there with me and fought for me. I cannot say enough good about her!! I am forever grateful for the beautiful person inside and out that she is. She was my angel!! i highly highly recommend her to anyone!!
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Posted by Jessica | December 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets the job done!
Debra was an amazing lawyer for me. Through the last year and a half, she showed me support and always listened to my questions to give me a detailed answer. She truly fought for me and my children to get what they deserve in the case. She also was understanding to financial hardships and I was able to pay balances in time.
Posted by Chris | November 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and Compassionate Professional
Divorce is a gut-wrenching experience, even under the best of circumstances. In these situations you need an attorney who understands the law and understands the procedures and can help you manage both the emotional and the legal burdens. Knowing how difficult divorce can be for the individuals involved, Debra is an attorney who looks for solutions and resolution to difficult issues. Just as she did for me, she will stand up and fight hard for you when she needs to. I am a professional working and living in Monterey County and have high expectations. Debra met those expectations, She was always very responsive to my emails and texts and requests for meetings and was able to provide practical solutions. I highly recommend Debra if you are looking for an attorney who is experienced in both the practical and the legal sides of family law and divorce and who understands the emotional toll it will take. Her rates are very reasonable and from my experience if you need a divorce lawyer who will be on your side throughout, then you should definitely hire Debra and her team. Her assistant, Stefanie, is also very responsive and supportive and helped make the process even smoother.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional!
I contacted Debra for a consultation and she was incredibly helpful. She is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and professional. She is quick to respond and provides timely, applicable feedback. I feel highly confident in her abilities and will proceed with hiring her when I need to. She puts you at ease and listens to your concerns and addresses them as necessary. I feel blessed that I found her, you will too!
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Posted by Jeremy | August 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonder Woman
I live in Nashville, TN. My kids live in CA. I called numerous attorneys who wouldn’t even speak with me without a $400 to $500 consultation fee. With very little money and very little hope left, I needed an attorney who would listen, could understand my situation and fight for me and my kids. Well, I am so grateful to have found a super hero in Debra Crawford. She is very busy but I have not once felt that she is too busy for me and my kids. She is not solely about winning for herself or for me. She is child focused. She is smart, tough and experienced. Being a long distant dad is very difficult but Debra has been there, even in crisis, to help give me confidence and hope that the time my kids and I need to be together is available and attainable. If you want what’s best for your kids in an almost always messy divorce situation then call Debra Crawford.
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Posted by Michele | May 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Debra Crawford Attorney at Law
I personally had a great experience with Debra Crawford as my Attorney. I was able to find her easily online, and she is one of the very few Family Law Attornets who provides a free consultation. This was a great way for me to see if I liked her style and if she could help me. Debra Crawford is extremely skilled and knowledgeable in Family Law. Debra dealt with my case with compassion, and I truly felt she cared about me as her client. You can trust her judgement which will steer you in the right direction with ease and comfort. Debra has made going to court less stressful, and is truly there to represent you and your best interests.
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Posted by Michele | April 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
I had the most amazing experience with Debra Crawford and her office staff. I not only found Debra Crawford's Law Office online and free consultation to be extremely helpful but Debra took the time to listen to my concerns. She is highly knowledgable on Family Law is very caring to help you in any way possible. So many emotions and getting through everyday was a struggle. Debra was beside me and guided me through on this very tough road, with so much true compassion and extreme care. Not only through many phone calls of mine but text messages and emails. She was there for me through thick and thin. One thing for sure Debra Crawford has your back and takes very good care of you through this rough period in your life.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
My annulment case was transferred to Ms. Crawford after my initial lawyer had moved. Despite my apprehension over having a new lawyer appointed without my knowledge, I am now so thankful that my case was transferred to Debra. From the first meeting with her, I felt at ease to know that I was in the hands of someone that truly cared and took the time to understand my situation and me, as an individual. It was evident that she put the necessary time and effort into my case to fight for my annulment, which was ultimately granted. I would highly recommend Debra to anyone who is looking for an honest, knowledgeable, hardworking, supportive, and well-respected lawyer in Monterey County.
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Response from Debra Crawford April 6, 2016
It's been a pleasure working with you! I look forward to staying in touch and seeing your success in your career!
Posted by Odessa | October 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Thankful and very satisfied client
Mrs.Crawford is the best compassionate,great and genuine attorney that gets real results and is affordable!! I came to her for her expertise and knew I needed the proper representation since I am currently going through a child custody case that has caused me a lot of stress due to the lack of knowledge that I have in this area. (and she was the one) Mrs.Crawford is very honest and straight forward (which i like) but is very compassionate and understanding at the same time. She is very prompt in answering my questions whenever I had questions regarding my case or concerns, helped me understand what was being stated at the time thoroughly (where most attorneys don't have the patience , Mrs.Crawford DEFINITELY DOES!!!) We had gone to court, I was a nervous wreck but Mrs.Crawford reassured me every step of the way that everything will be fine and IT WAS!! Debra Crawford is a very personable,caring,knowledgeable and unbelievably reasonable in her fees. Where most attorneys will make you bleed money; Mrs. Crawford displays that it is more then that to her. There isn't enough great things that I can express to describe Debra Crawford. I would definitely recommend Mrs.Crawford to anyone who is seeking the best representation in town. Im so very fortunate that she is my attorney that represents me in my present case. I would most definitely use her again!!
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Response from Debra Crawford January 4, 2016
Thank you for working so hard to do what is right for your children!
Posted by Melissa Ashworth | September 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
The best!!
I have been working with Debra for 13 months with my custody dispute, I am in Florida and she is in California. She did a excellent job handling my case with the distance between us. She was very quick to answer any questions I had. She made me feel confident that I hired the right attorney when it came to go to court and present my case (I couldn't be there, and I didn't need to be!) If I ever need an attorney again in California, I would would not hesitate to hire her again. Thank you again Debra!!
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Response from Debra Crawford January 4, 2016
Thank you for being so cooperative and helping to resolve this. I love seeing the pics of you and your daughter looking so happy!
Posted by Wayne Kelly | September 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Respect
Mrs. Crawford and I became friends first. I was looking for an attorney, and I had read to pick an attorney hat you can relate to. Deborah and I had a long conversation, nothing related to my case, and I could tell she was passionate about what she does. After meeting at her office regarding my needs, I knew I had made a good choice. When we got to the court house, I could tell Deborah has many friends and is well respected. When it came to business, Deborah was a shark. I was really impressed with her representation and I would refer Deborah to any one looking for a fantastic attorney. Mrs.Crawford gets work done, and I'll never forget how much she helped me. Family issues are sensitive and affect you and your family for life. Make sure you have the right person to be there for you.
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Response from Debra Crawford January 4, 2016
I'm so glad your son is doing so well. He is maturing with the help of a loving father.
Posted by Dan | June 28, 2015
Debra is compassionate and genuine and instills confidence in her abilities to represent your case
Finding a competent, supportive lawyer at a reasonable price is a daunting task. I painfully learned this lesson several years ago from my experience with my previous lawyer who thoroughly bungled my divorce case yet managed to charge me a fortune. Recently when I began the process of modifying my support payments, I searched numerous review sites for the best divorce lawyer in Monterey and found Debra through this web site. I can honestly say that she is an absolute superstar based on my experience and based on watching numerous other lawyers in court as they (mis)represent their clients. Debra's strengths are: -phenomenal memory for details and facts and will know your case better than you -organized and meticulous with her notes and files -personable and caring and has an innate ability to connect with you and your case on a personal level -thoroughly knowledgeable on divorce law and presents many options for handling your case -during the initial consultation she inspired confidence in her ability to handle my case and delivered on court day -on top of all the above, her costs are unbelievably reasonable and she does not nickle and dime you for every interaction I cannot say enough good things about Debra and consider myself fortunate to have her represent my case.
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Response from Debra Crawford July 6, 2015
Thanks Dan. It has been a pleasure working with you. I appreciate your preparedness and great communication!
Posted by Brian | April 29, 2015
Extremely helpful!
Debra was very quick to respond to my request for a consultation. Despite quickly realizing that I would need to attain legal representation in a different locale, Debra was more than happy to discuss my case and provided me with great information as well as a reference for an excellent attorney in another area. She was extremely professional and helpful.
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Response from Debra Crawford May 4, 2015
Good luck Brian! Let me know how things turn out! I'm hoping for the best! Debra
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2015
Thankful and satisfied clients.
I am currently going through a custody battle which is stressful and time consuming and due to Mrs. Crawfords great help it has made the process a bit easier and more understandable. Her great knowledge and expertise that she has demonstrated to us is a quality that we value. She let's us know what is best for our case and has given us the peace of mind that her priority is the well being and safety of our child.
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Response from Debra Crawford March 12, 2015
I appreciate your willingness to work together to do what is best for your child!
Posted by Alicia | February 6, 2015
GREAT! AWESOME! AMAZING!
I would like to thank Debra for her great, amazing help she has provided me. I've enjoyed every minute of her conversations and/or meetings. I want to make sure and point out that since the very first frustrating, devastating, harsh day I found out about my issue, she was there for me, answered my questions and got on the phone that same day to get information on the other party's lawyer and or paperwork. so far till this point I would sure recommend her 110% to others. Debra listened to me and understood where I was coming from. thanks to her I've been able to continue with my life a bit better than what I expected. thank you for all you have done so far Debra and hope we keep in touch even after this issue settles. Mil Gracias
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Response from Debra Crawford March 12, 2015
I know this process is tough for you and I admire the strength you show!
Posted by Adrianna | January 29, 2015
Understanding, knowledgeable and Affordable Lawyer
Debra is a knowledgeable, understanding and straight forward attorney, which is what I like and need. I came to her after realizing I did not know what I was doing and was terrified of what would happen to me and my children. She is helping me to understand how the divorce process works as well how my understanding of the law is not always accurate/realistic. She is prompt to respond to any of issues I am dealing with during this divorce process. I feel confident with her every time she is representing me in court.
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Response from Debra Crawford March 12, 2015
This process is not easy and I value the thought and time you put into helping with your case!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Debra Vaniman Crawford Law & Mediation Offices
  • 2010 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Crawford & Crawford
  • 1991 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Debra D. Vaniman
  • 1985 - 1991

Education

  • Southwestern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor - Cum Laude
  • 1983
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts - Economics
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Zenide v. Superior Court - Appellate Case
  • Hudis v. Crawford - Appellate Case
  • Dismissal upheld.
  • Pukini v. Superior Court - Appellate Case
  • Upheld on appeal.

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • California Board of Real Estate
  • Real Estate Broker
  • 2019 - Present
  • California Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Monterey County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • UCLA Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Carmel Valley Women's Club Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Monterey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Alumni Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Monterey State Historic Park Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Carmel Valley Ranchers' Days
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Cachagua Community Park
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Cachauga Property Owners Associaton
  • President
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Cachagua Fire Wives
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Cachagua Area Property Owners Association
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Carmel Valley Ranchers' Days
  • Board of Directors
  • 2001 - 2009
  • Women's Legal Clinic
  • President
  • 1991 - 1991
  • Women's Legal Clinic
  • Board Member
  • 1987 - 1991
  • Women's Legal Clinic
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 1985 - 1991
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Justice (President)
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Convention Delegate
  • 1982 - 1982
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • CoParenting Coordinator
  • Monterey Superior Court
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Superb Rating 10/10
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Suberb Rating 10/10
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Suberb Rating 10/10
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Superb Rating 10/10
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Superb Rating 10/10
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Superb Rating 10
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law Twenty Year Award
  • State Bar of California
  • 2013
  • Judge Pro Tem Certificate
  • Monterey Superior Court
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Outstanding Achievement
  • Mayor Tom Bradley, City of Los Angles
  • 1989
  • Cum Laude Honors
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • 1983
  • Book Award - Criminal Procedure
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1981
  • Outstanding Achievement
  • Women's Legal Clinic
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Carmel Valley Country
  • Reflections on Motherhood
  • 2006
  • Carmel Valley Newsletter
  • The Civil Lawyer - Holding Title
  • 2002
  • Carmel Valley Newsletter
  • The Civil Lawyer - Restraining Orders
  • 2002
  • Carmel Valley Newsletter
  • The Civil Lawyer - Advanced Health Care Directive
  • 2001
  • Carmel Valley Newsletter
  • Storytime Extra Ordinaire
  • 2001
  • Carmel Valley Newsletter
  • The Civil Lawyer - Strict Liability
  • 2001
  • Carmel Valley Newsletter
  • The Civil Lawyer - Is Marriage Just a Piece of Paper?
  • 2001
  • Carmel Valley Newsletter
  • The Civil Lawyer - Adult Child Support
  • 2001
  • Carmel Valley Newsletter
  • The Civil Lawyer - Elder Abuse
  • 2001
  • Carmel Valley Newsletter
  • The Civil Lawyer - Living Trusts
  • 2001
  • Client's Guide to the DissoMaster
  • Client's Guide to the DissoMaster
  • 1987
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Speaking Engagements

  • Adoption Alliance
  • Special Needs Adoptions
  • 1999
  • State Bar of California
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • 1999
  • CoParenting Workshop
  • Move Away Cases
  • 1997
  • Family Law Presentation
  • Divorce Trials
  • 1989
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Debra Crawford for more years than is polite to say. She is a 10.0 attorney in my estimation with huge family law experience and knowledge and takes a personal interest in each and every client. She is a must-interview for any prospective client seeking the finest, cost-effective representation in either family law or mediation."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Debra on several cases and she is a knowledgeable, well disciplined and ethical attorney. Often times when my office files paperwork and serves the other side, clients always ask what happens if the other side gets an attorney. My answer is that with an attorney on the other side, it helps the case management flow more efficiently. However, there are some attorneys that if hired actually make the resolution more difficult. Debra is an attorney whom my office is always happy to have representing the other side because we know that she is ethical and honest and will ensure that neither client has to spend any unnecessary fees nor spend any unnecessary time on resolving issues. She is a good attorney a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.I highly recommend M.s Crawford. She is a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney who is ready to defend to her client's best interest."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Family Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Quality representation and exceptional attentiveness to clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I highly recommend Atty. Crawford. She is a fierce and knowledgeable attorney who is dedicated to her client's best interest."
Family Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Other
"This attorney has great determination and drive. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Crawford worked diligently to find a resolution in the best interest of her client and all parties in a high-conflict custody action."
Family Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Crawford has the respect of her colleagues and the admiration of her clients. We should all be so honored in our chosen fields."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer goes to great lengths to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Crawford because of her great reputation in the community."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Top Contributor 2014
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Debra earned significant contribution points in 2014.

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Carmel Child custody Lawyer Debra Vaniman Crawford
Debra Vaniman Crawford
Child custody Attorney
Carmel, CA
Licensed for 38 years
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