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Lindsey Anne Bannerman

Family Attorney at Modesto, CA

4.7   54 reviews

About Lindsey

Learn Lindsey’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    20%
    Child custody and visitation rights are established through a court family law proceedings. I represent dads and moms in establishing a child sharing schedule that is in the best interests of the children.

    19 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%
    I represent individuals in both both simple and complex divorces and separations. I participate in litigation on a daily basis but am also able to work with a client to reach an amicable resolution outside of court.

    19 years

  3. Family
    20%
    Family law is a broad area of the law that includes issues of visitation, support and property rights. I am a Certified Family Law Specialist as Certified by the State Bar of California. Family law requires an understanding of all areas of the law.

    19 years

  4. Child support
    15%
    Child support in California is established by a guideline calculator but the numbers that go into the calculator can greatly change the outcome. I understand the numbers and the potential outcomes. I also handle DCSS cases and negotiate arrears.

    19 years

  5. Alimony
    8%
    Spousal support in California falls into two categories: temporary and permanent. I represent clients at all stages of litigation, including requests to terminate spousal support because of a change in circumstances and/or cohabitation.

    19 years

  6. Domestic violence
    5%
    I represent parties in obtaining Domestic Violence Restraining Order and defending against unwarranted Restraining Orders. I know what allegations of Domestic Violence can do to someone's relationship with their children and their employment.

    19 years

  7. Adoption
    3%
    I represent families, including same sex families, in step-parent and adult adoptions. I also represent biological parents who oppose adoptions of their children.

    19 years

  8. Guardianship
    3%
    Relative Guardianships and Non-Relative Guardianships involve placing a child or children outside of the biological family when there are issues of detriment to the child that do not rise to the level of removal of the child or children by CPS.

    19 years

  9. Marriage and prenuptials
    3%
    I assist parties in entering into agreements that protect assets, income and preserve interests in assets and obligations. I work with CPAs and Estate Planners in drafting an Agreement that meets goals and objectives.

    19 years

  10. Uncontested divorce
    3%
    I assist clients in drafting all the documentation necessary to finalize an Uncontested Divorce with complex and simple issues.

    19 years

Our office remains open and accepting new clients.  We offer consultations via Zoom, FaceTime or telephone calls. 

I am one of a handful of Certified Family Law Specialists in the Stanislaus and San Joaquin area.  Family law is my favorite area of the law as I greatly enjoy the ability to help people navigate through the court process.  I know that I go to court every day but that my clients don't.  I understand that this process can be overwhelming and often, emotionally driven.  My job is to be certain that my clients understand best case scenarios and worst case scenarios so that they can make smart decisions that will positively benefit them in the long-run.  I am naturally honest, sometimes brutally honest.  I am a small-business owner, a wife, a mom and part of a blended family.  I love technology and I use it to maintain the best level of communication with my clients possible.  My clients are almost entirely referral based due to my reputation in this area as a strong advocate with a very specialized knowledge of family law and our local judges.

 

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Licensed for 19 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 08/08/2022

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

Contact Lindsey

Law Offices of Lindsey A. Bannerman
810 Fourteenth Street
Modesto, CA, 95354

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  54 customer reviews
Posted by Lauren | October 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lindsey and Team are the best!
I contacted Lindsey’s office for a consultation and hired her right off the bat. Walking into a custody situation is not easy and very scary. Her and her team kept me informed every step of the way. Lindsey is straight up and tells you how things are, which is really appreciated especially when it comes to your child. She is extremely knowledgeable and was respected from all in the courts and peers every time we had to go court. If you are researching and trying to decide on who to represent you, Lindsey is the one. Thank you Lindsey and team!
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Posted by Rory | September 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Superb team
Before my case, I had no prior interaction with the legal system in such subject manners, specifically the US one, as I live in Ireland. It was hard to find good legal representation remotely. I was lied to and had issues with my previous representation. However, Lyndsey and the team were brilliant, and very accommodating to the circumstances. The main issue was my not being able to be there in person. They helped end a marriage with a person I had not seen or talked to in years. They took on my case, set out a timeline and plan, and executed it professionally. Lyndsey and the team had the solutions me and my ex-partner needed. The case was treated with the utmost respect, understanding, and diligence. Superb people.
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Posted by Lauren | September 9, 2022
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The BEST Family Law Attorney!
Lindsey is the absolute best attorney in our area, and arguably in Northern California as a whole. She is tough, extremely organized and detailed, knows the law inside & out, and will always have her client's best interest in mind. Our step parent adoption came with a lot of twists and turns, but we couldn't have imagined having any other attorney representing us for the benefit of our son. Thank you so much Lindsey! We couldn't have asked for a better representative!
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Posted by ADRIAN | August 17, 2022
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SERVICE WITH RESULTS
FAMILY HIRED LIDSEY FOR AN UGLY CUSTODY BATTLE AND LINDSEY WAS VERY ATTENTIVE, CARING AND LISTENED TO OUR NEEDS AND PROVIDED EXCELLENT SERVICE AND AMAZING RESULTS. SHE IS SO FREINDLY AND ON BOARD DURING CONSULTAION AND SHE IS FIERCE AND STRONG IN THE COURTROOM. LINDSEY FIGHTS FOR HER CLIENTS AND ALWAYS HAS THEIR BEST INTEREST IN MIND. WE HAD A VERY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE WITH LINDSEY AND HER PROFESSIONAL STAFF AND WOULD RECOMMEND ANYONE NEED HER FIRMS SERVICES NOT TO WAIT TO CALL AND HIRE HER!! THANK YOU SO MUCH LINDSEY AND STAFF.
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Posted by Michael | March 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lindsey Bannerman-attorney at law
Just want to say that Lindsey was there for me every step of the way through a GRUELING and Very difficult process that took a few years. I had lost my children due to very poor choices and it took some serious intestinal fortitude to get my act together to get back on track. With that said, Lindsey and her team made this process as easy as possible, helped facilitate ongoing proceedings, and simply made it a much more positive process. In my honest opinion, there ISNT any other attorneys out there that will go to bat for you like Lindsey will. An amazing attorney who knows the ins and outs of everything having to do with family law. She is the attorney any man or woman needs when dealing with family law!!!
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Posted by Steve | February 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Caring, effective and just plain awesome!!!
My daughter decided that she wanted to be adopted by my wife her Bonus Mom which I of course was all for. However she started the process without notifying wither of us until she had everything lined up.....How did she do this you may ask? Well she contacted the Lindsey Bannerman for advice and help. Lindsey walked my daughter through each step and helped her with filing everything she could while still maintaining the surprise for my wife until the absolute last minute. I do not have much experience with attorneys at all but I have to say that the level of care that was shown to my daughter and our "case" was exceptional, not many people in any profession would have taken the time and the risk in helping a young adult with something this important with skill and care that Lindsey did. The entire process was simple and smooth as silk. I would strongly recommend her for any legal needs you have.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Lindsey and her team are the best!
Lindsey handled multiple matters for me and each one was taken care of with promptness and professionalism. I would not hesitate to use her again for any legal issues and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for exceptional legal help. Thanks Lindsey!
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
*** LINDSEY WILL FIGHT FOR YOU ***
You need a great family law attorney? You need an attorney to fight for you? Lindsey Bannerman is your go to!!! I found myself at the lowest place of my life, going through an addiction to alcohol and I lost my time with my child. I felt like the biggest loser and the most horrible father!! Lindsey was honest and up front with me, from the start. I had A LOT of trash on my street that I had to clean up. Lindsey guided me along my journey, was extremely patient and very understanding as well. When she was called upon all she did was hit grand slams!! I was hoping she would hit homeruns, but never expected her to hit grand slams. She fought for me through my child custody battles and aloud me to get more and more time with each and every court date. All she and we did was WIN!!!! I couldn't be any more happier and pleased with Lindsey and her team. Extremely professional, always polite and on top of my case every time I had an issue or question. I highly recommend calling Lindsey for your family law needs and/or questions. Guaranteed you will see how much of a sharp shooter and sniper she is.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
The best, attorney you can get! She fights for you and for the best interest of your kid’s like none other. I will repeatedly choose her to fight for us! Choose her you will not be dissatisfied!
Posted by Susanne | August 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Family Law Attorney
I had a consultation with Lindsey and found her to be both friendly and professional. Lindsey was able to answer all of my questions while giving me valuable insight into the divorce/child custody process. I appreciate all of her help!
Posted by Terri | August 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
My review of working with Lindsey Bannerman and her office
Lindsey and her staff are wonderful. Whether communicating via email, phone or in person, everyone was professional, courteous and extremely helpful. Lindsey and her office staff were sensitive to my needs and handled my case to my specifications. My questions were answered thoroughly and I was provided timely status updates in regards to my divorce. My overall experience was pleasant and I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Jaime | March 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alimony
I would like to thank Lindsey and her team for the great work they have done for me. I had found Lindsey on this website. I read the reviews and decided to try the Bannerman office. I initially went in for a consultation. After meeting and speaking to Lindsey I was encouraged by her confident and positive approach to my case. I decided to hire her as my attorney, a decision I am happy that I made. I had been paying spousal support for 10 years. Lindsey listened to my concerns, which means a lot when you’re seeking help. She took on the case and did more than I had thought was possible. She presented my case very professionally and was able to remove my payments completely. I am grateful for what her and the Bannerman team have done for me. They continue to follow up and keep me informed of any changes and information. I am not kept out of the loop. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by John | March 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
I would like to thank Lindsey, Kevin and the Team at Law Offices of Lindsey A. Bannerman! Prior to connection with Lindsey's team, I had gone through 3 other attorneys that all told me the same thing: "I don't have much hope in the system or my case" and that going in front of a judge would deem fruitless. As a last ditch effort I hired the services of Lindsey and her team. She was very confident that She would be able to help and get me some sore of a better deal. I was looking at close to $200k in child support & arrears with no relief in sight. This was going on for over 8 years. After looking over all the court paperwork and past judgements, Kevin Massoni (an attorney on the team) found that DCSS had made a huge mistake in their accounting and I was now looking at a substantially less figure in child support & arrears. Coupled with Lindseys' unparalleled ability to negotiate with opposing counsel not only did I not have to pay the $200k but was able to walk away with a settlement of close to 10% of that figure. I am forever in their debt (Not Monetarily - LOL) and would highly recommend their services. Best investment I've made EVER!!!
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Posted by Diane | February 20, 2019
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Brilliant!
Lindsey Bannerman is amazing. She helped our family through the most emotional and difficult time of our lives. She is honest and works so hard for her clients. I am so grateful to her for all that she has done for us.
Posted by Dustin | December 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Godsend...
I cannot speak highly enough of Lindsey Bannerman, or her staff. Family court is a place no one wants to find themselves in. If you do, however, she is exactly the person you want on your team. From day one, honesty was something that she assured us we would be given - regardless of whether it may be what we want to hear - and that is what we received throughout. From the beginning, she was there. When there were questions, she was there. Through the tears of uncertainty and worry, she was there. During the heat of each battle, she was there. Through the feelings of helplessness, she was there. If there was a moment of doubt, or a need to talk, I could always pick up the phone or send an email, and she was there. She made it known on the day of our consultation that she would be there throughout. The day of the final hearing? She was there fighting valiantly, and afterwards so were her shoulders that I probably cried a gallon of tears on over our success. There are not enough positive words in existence that adequately describe who she is, and will always be to both myself and my family, but “angel” and “hero” are the first two that will always immediately come to mind.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
I had a phone consultation and Lindsey was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and candid with me. I was able to get a solid idea of my situation and options going forward.
Posted by Victor | May 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ms. Bannerman is Insightful and Direct ... a Great Help!
I was hesitant to hire an attorney; yes, I hold negative feelings about the legal system. Still, I was in over my head and needed advice from someone who understood the process. Lindsey Bannerman was extremely helpful to me and willing to work behind the scenes on a consulting basis. Her initial review of my case was direct; she answered my specific questions and then explored issues I had not yet considered. When I wanted further counsel, her office worked quickly and made it easy to establish the attorney client relationship. In fact, I received a response from Ms. Bannerman the very same day. Since there are often conflicting realities, she encouraged me to consider all of them in light of positives and negatives to me. Her counsel prepared me well and I was able to conclude my divorce without the ugliness and cost of court proceedings. Thank you to Ms. Bannerman!
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Posted by Annie M. | May 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
After 2 Attorneys... Im so happy we found Lindsey!
At an extremely emotional and scary time in our lives Im so thankful another Attorney pointed us in Lindsey Bannerman's direction. My husband was trying to adopt my son but with the biological father was fighting us (while in prison) every step of the way, it was not allowing us to move forward with the adoption. With a biological parent whom NEVER had any involvement but was Still the biological parent I knew we were in for a long fight... Lindsey gathered all info from us, listened very carefully to every detail, and was straight up with the different outcome possibilities. She was always very responsive to calls , emails and messages. Even offered after wk hrs calls because of our work schedules. If your looking for a very professional, affordable, no nonsense attorney, MRS. BANNERMAN is your attorney! She knows the law and the best way Ive decribed her to others is she is a very professional "pit bull" fighting for you in the court room! Her office staff was also always right on point whenever I had a question, which was often.
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Posted by Diana | March 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Lindsey was our 3rd attorney in our case, and we are so grateful to have found her. She really listens and explains all possible outcomes and steps during the case, and really put us at ease. She's very compassionate but tenacious in seeing that her clients are well represented. If we are ever in need again, Lindsey will be the first attorney we turn to.
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Posted by Tim C | January 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Modesto
I hired Lindsey Bannerman on a recommendation from another attorney. I feel like she fought in court for the things I needed. She always gave honest counsel about what to expect and the reality of the process. She cared about the outcome of my case and about fighting for the right things for my daughter. Over nearly two years and multiple court appearances, she never stopped fighting for my daughter and I. One of the things that impressed me most was her ability to diagnosed arguments as they were presented in court and instantly see the flaws in them and then be able to communicate that to the judge. A lot of attorneys know the law. Few have the ability to reason "on the fly" in court when the pressure is on. When I first hired her, my ex had sole custody and I was forced to accept whatever she allowed me to see our daughter. Today I have 50/50 joint physical and joint legal. We were able to get my daughter in school and make my ex start accepting some of her financial responsibilities to our daughter. We didn't prevail every time but I'm in a much better place now than when we started.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-425 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Law Offices of Lindsey A. Bannerman
  • 2012 - Present
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Law Offices of Lindsey A. Robbins
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Lindsey A. Robbins
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Dixon & Robbins, Law & Mediation Services
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • University of Wyoming
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Wyoming
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999
  • University of Wyoming
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Associations

  • Stanislaus County Bar Association - Family Law Section
  • President
  • 2009 - Present
  • Stanislaus County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whenever a client (from my criminal defense practice) or a friend is in need of assistance with a family law matter, i never hesitate to refer them to Ms. Bannerman's office. This is because I know Ms. Bannerman to be not just a highly skilled and effective attorney in her field but also a very approachable and understanding person."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Lindsey for years. I have only recently had an opportunity to work with her regarding a matter in her jurisdiction. She was exceedingly knowledgeable, helpful and professional. I highly recommend Lindsey."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an excellent attorney who is extremely proficient in her practice areas. She also cares about her clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and highly recommend this attorney. Her extensive experience and dedication to staying current on the ever changing practice of family law make her an invaluable asset to her clients. As a certified specialist she is generous in sharing her expertise with others, which shows she is not only caring but the kind of professional who is truly dedicated to raising the bar for family lawyers in the community."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a top notch local attorney well qualified in the field of family law. She has good communication skills and is an effective litigator. She is the head of the local family law bar with good court connections. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lindsey Robbins is an excellent attorney. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist. I have had multiple cases with her as opposing counsel and she always represents her clients to the fullest extent. Lindsey has also been a great help to me when I have asked for her legal opinion on some of my other family law cases. Lindsey is a great attorney and I would recommend her services to anyone seeking family law counsel."
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have appeared on numerous cases in which Ms. Robbins was the opposing lawyer, and watched her handle many more cases. She is knowledgeable, professional and highly effective at getting results. I recommend Lindsey Robbins for a client who needs an excellent family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Lindsey Robbins' work. She has been opposing counsel on a number of cases and I have asked her to appear on some of my cases. I have learned from her. She is tough yet willing to negotiate. She knows the law. She is passionate about her professionalism."
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