Los Angeles Family Lawyers

In matters of family law, profoundly important rights are often at stake. If you are going through a divorce or facing a child custody issue, it is crucial to have experienced and competent legal counsel on your side every step of the way.

Our founding attorney Joel S. Seidel is a Certified Family Law Specialist with more than 20 years of experience in a wide variety of litigation matters. He and the firm's other skilled attorneys, Tasneem Campwala and Kristine Bowman, work as a team to safeguard our clients' rights and interests.

With offices in Century City and Northridge, we serve clients throughout Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Ventura. Contact us online or by phone to schedule a consultation with a dedicated family lawyer.

Customized Family Law Solutions

While cooperation and reasonable settlement are generally encouraged in family law, divorce and child custody disputes also are among the most contentious and complex types of litigation.

Additionally, family law is constantly evolving, and to achieve optimal results, you need an attorney who stays abreast of any changes in case law or statute.

Family law is a fascinating area of the law that requires a keen knowledge of family law, nuance in knowing when or if to raise a particular issue, and an understanding of how the various aspects of a family law case interrelate (such as domestic violence allegations, custody and support) and can affect a client's rights.

Successful family law litigation is the result of detailed legal and factual analysis, and a litigation approach appropriately tailored to a particular set of facts and personalities. Every case is different, and every case calls for a specific approach.

At Joel S. Seidel & Associates, we take a team approach in all family law and divorce matters, with at least two attorneys working together on each case. This way of exchanging ideas and managing cases allows us to develop customized strategies for achieving each client's specific goals.

Every family law case is unique, and we tailor a strategy to fit your situation. We understand this is an extremely difficult time for you, and we want to use our knowledge, skills and resources to help you seek a positive outcome.

Helping You Through A Complex Process

Our team has represented a vast array of clients, from those with millions of dollars at stake to those with only child custody and support concerns. We have handled routine uncontested matters to matters involving domestic violence, including allegations of sexual abuse and disputed forensic medical evidence. We have even tried cases before federal courts with regard to bankruptcy and ERISA issues.

We understand the needs and strategies of sophisticated business owners, as well as individuals who have little knowledge of their own financial situation, having trusted and relied upon their spouses to handle such matters.

However simple or complex your family law issue may be, the attorneys of Joel S. Seidel & Associates can help.

In addition to trial work and mediation, we handle family law appeals for clients who previously worked with other attorneys.

Minimizing Conflict Through Alternative Dispute Resolution

Not every family law issue has to be handled in an adversarial manner. Out-of-court dispute resolution can make more sense than litigation, and we want you to evaluate your options. We understand when someone's win essentially means a loss for the other party, and we also recognize when both parties can win or at least not lose.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in mediation, and we know when going to the negotiation table, as opposed to the courtroom, is the best option. We can and do settle cases creatively.

Choosing The Right Lawyer

There is no shortcut to being a qualified specialist in family law, and your choice of a lawyer is a very important one. A specialist must not only appreciate the psychological dynamics underlying various conflicts, but also know how to address community property issues such as valuing a business or uncovering hidden or undervalued assets that would otherwise be divided between the spouses.

Additionally, in a courtroom, things happen very quickly, and for a lawyer, the courtroom is no place to learn at the expense of a client. Trial and hearing work matters complex and require the use of skills that are often learned only after hundreds of real-time experiences. The family law attorneys of Joel S. Seidel & Associates have brought hundreds of matters to trial or a full evidentiary hearing. With each trial or evidentiary hearing, we have honed our skills, so as to build upon our real-time experience in addition to continued study of this field.

Contact Joel S. Seidel & Associates

To arrange a consultation with an experienced Los Angeles family law attorney, contact us online or call 818-488-6423. Our offices locations are in Century City and Northridge, and we look forward to hearing from you.