Sara Sturtevant, J.D., is a licensed California attorney specializing in mediation and family law. She was Associate Dean at the Monterey College of Law, and ran the Mandell Gisnet Center for Conflict Management. Before joining the Monterey Coll...
Practice areas & skills: Divorce & Separation, Mediation, Family
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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. Alimony, 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.