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Ana Barsegian
Business Name: Ana Barsegian
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The Law Office of Ana Barsegian was established in 2006 on a foundation of commitment, advocacy, and a determination to help our clients achieve clarity and resolution in their family law case. We understand that each family law matter is unique and requires a specific case plan and strategy.

We work closely with our clients to craft their specific needs, and take pride in being more than just a business. We respect our clients by understanding their emotional well being, as well as preserving their financial welfare, with their family law case. The goal of our representation is to provide you with realistic expectations, and work closely with you to preserve your family’s assets, rather than wasting them on unnecessary legal expenses. We accomplish your specific legal action by being honest, performing with integrity, being compassionate, and always providing you with the cost v. benefit analysis.

It’s our belief that a client and attorney need to work together in devising and reaching their specific goals. You will receive a custom-tailored approach to your case. Whether you need an attorney to start a divorce, need help with child support and child custody, or need a divorce attorney to help you navigate the uncontested divorce process, you will know the options available to you. The practice of family law is all encompassing, including uncontested divorce, paternity, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, and problems arising after a divorce has been finalized, such as child support arrears, modifications, and enforcement of judgment terms. We work with you to identify issues, and the best way of reaching your goals.

Since we live in a world where individuals have different tolerances and perspectives different from our own, we recognize that not every client enjoys the legal ride, a court battle, and the costs involved. As lawyers, we love to go to court and fight for you. But reality is that going to court costs money. Most of our clients simply want the most cost effective path to resolving their case. While our office is equipped to aggressively litigate, it is always our goal to settle cases. In divorce and whenever family disputes arise, we encourage clients to consider mediation and settlement.

Our office represents its clients through skilled negotiation, whether the settlement is negotiated directly with the opposing counsel, or in the context of a complex settlement mediation.

Conveniently located in Glendale, Ms. Barsegian routinely appears in courts throughout the greater Los Angeles area, the San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys, Pasadena, Torrance, Norwalk, and other family law courts of Los Angeles.

Business Website Address: Law Office Of Ana Barsegian
Business Phone Number: 818.484.5405
Business Fax: 818.484.5406
Charles D. Stark
Business Name: Charles D. Stark
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Over 30 years experience helping clients make the best of their legal situations. Attorney Stark provides effective, professional representation sensitive to personal issues. Attorney Stark is also responsive and accessible to his clients. He keeps clients informed of their case’s progress and strives to return all inquiries promptly, if not immediately.
Bar Admissions

California, 1976
New Jersey, 1972
U.S. Federal Courts, 1972

Professional Associations and Memberships

Sonoma County Superior Courts, 1986-1995 (Judge Pro Tempore, Discovery Referee/Arbitrator)
Sonoma County Superior Courts:  Settlement Panelist –  Civil Litigation and Family Law Panels
Sonoma County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Attorney Fee Client Dispute Arbitrator, Family Law, and Probate Sections (Member)
American Bar Association, Family Law and ADR Sections (Member)
Active 20-30, 1985 – 1987 (International President)
World Council of Young Men’s Service Clubs, 1986 – 1988 (Director) Fountaingrove Ranch Master Association, 1998 – 2001 (President)
Santa Rosa West Rotary Club, 2000 – 2001 (President)
Sonoma County Shriners, 1993 – 2002 (Director)
Youth Advisory Council, Santa Rosa DeMolay, 1978 – 2001 (Chairman)
Redwood Empire Estate Planning Council (Member)
Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire, 2011-2016 (Director)
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, (Member)
Consultant, NJ Civil Service Commission, 1974 (Law Enforcement)

Honors and Awards

Rated “Very High” in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by Martindale-Hubbell
Special Recognition from two Presiding Judges for Outstanding Efforts and Results in Civil Litigation, Volunteer Settlement Judge Program, 1995 and 1998
Legion of Honor, Order of DeMolay
Knight Commander Court of Honor, Scottish Rite Freemasonry
Phi Delta Phi (Legal Fraternity)

Past Employment Positions

Assistant Prosecutor/Special Deputy Attorney General, Trenton, New Jersey, 1973 – 1975
Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry USA, (Ret.),

Education

The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1972

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Pennsylvania State University, 1969

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Phi Delta Phi

Areas of Practice:

Alimony & Spousal Support
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Arbitration
Business & Commercial Law
Business Organizations
Business Successions
Child and Spousal Support
Civil Litigation
Closely Held Businesses
Collaborative Law
Commercial Leases
Commercial Real Estate
Community Property Division
Contracts
Conveyancing
Corporate Governance
Custody & Visitation
Co-Tenancy Agreements
Dissolution
Divorce

Easement Agreements
Elder Law
Joint Ventures
Jury and Court Trials
Land Use & Zoning
Limited Liability Companies
Litigation
Long-Term Leases
Mediation
Negotiation
Prenuptial Agreements
Probate & Estate Administration
Real Estate Law
Residential Real Estate
Title Insurance
Transactional and Civil Trial Practice
Transactions
Trusts
Wills

Business Website Address: Law Office of Charles D. Stark
Business Phone Number: 707-527-9900
Business Fax: (707) 527-7490
Chiao & Wu
Business Name: Chiao & Wu
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Short Business Description: At Chiao & Wu, LLP, our philosophy is simple: YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR SUCCESS!!!
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We have counseled numerous families through divorces, dissolution of marriages, spousal support, alimony, child custody, visitation, domestic partnerships, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, modification of custody and support agreements, domestic violence issues, in addition to resolving disputes related to interstate and international child custody.

At Chiao & Wu, LLP, our philosophy is simple: YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR SUCCESS!!!

Our attorneys provide its clients with the help and respect they deserve. We do so by protecting our individual clients’ rights and values, leading them through difficult situations, and always keeping their goals foremost in our minds.

Business Website Address: Chiao & Wu
Business Phone Number: (626) 698-0088
Craig A. Candelore
Business Name: Craig A. Candelore
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Mr. Candelore is the founding attorney at the Men’s Legal Center, and he has been providing legal help to clients who have needed assistance in the area of family law for close to 30 years. Mr. Candelore earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree from West Point before earning a Master’s degree in System Management from the University of Southern California. Mr. Candelore earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude.

Mr. Candelore is a Certified Family Law Specialist and a professional mediator trained by National Conflict Resolution Center, San Diego.

Mr. Candelore served in the military, both active and reserves, ultimately earning the rank of Colonel from the United States Army. Mr. Candelore deployed on active duty overseas during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Some of his duty assignments included working as a Regional Senior Law Enforcement and Anti-Terrorist Officer, stateside during and after 9-11; and Iraqi Police Development Project Officer, in Iraq. Mr. Candelore also has served as a translator at the United Nations and enjoys writing books in his spare time.

Business Phone Number: (619) 234-3838
Francisco Batara
Business Name: Francisco Batara
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Mr. Batara is a native San Diegan. He was raised in Chula Vista and La Mesa and has a passion to help serve his local community. Mr. Batara graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he interned with the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office and volunteered with the Legal Aid of San Diego’s Unlawful Detainer clinic.

Mr. Batara believes that everyone should have access to the justice system and that all voices should be heard. Mr. Batara’s upbringing and background have given him the desire to help those in need of family law help. He understands firsthand the problems and the toll divorce and custody issues can have on children, for this reason, has dedicated his career to helping families find solutions.

Mr. Batara has a young daughter and is engaged to be married. He is fluent in Spanish, is an avid sports fan, loves the San Diego Padres and Chargers, and enjoys spending quality time with his family.

Business Phone Number: 619-234-3838
Gerald Hockstad, Certified Family Law Specialist
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Mr. Hokstad has extensive family law and civil practice experience. He believes that his practice of law should be in pursuit of the truth for his clients in the California legal system. When possible Mr. Hokstad advocates mediation. People do have legitimate disagreements and both parties can have very valid reasons for their contentions and claims. The goal of mediation is to facilitate a meeting of the minds resulting in an agreement.

Mr. Hokstad has been married to his wife for 38 years and they have two adult sons. He likes to relax on the weekends by going fishing. He is an avid world-class fisherman. Mr. Hokstad attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA for his BS, Bethel Theological Seminary for his MA and he received his Juris Doctorate from Western State University.

Business Website Address: www.menslegal.com
Business Phone Number: 619-234-3838
Business Fax: 619-234-7430
Hosford & Hosford
Business Name: Hosford & Hosford
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Johnathan William Hosford started his post collegiate career in service of the United States Coast Guard, serving honorably on board the US Coast Guard Cutter Storis, WMEC 38, out of Kodiak, Alaska. John later served at the Command Area Master Station Pacific, a communication base in Pt. Reyes Station, California. He used the G.I. Bill to finance law school, graduating Magna Cum Laude, while raising three young children and working for Union Pacific Railroad in the Information Technology Division.

Business Website Address: Hosford & Hosford
Business Phone Number: 805-439-1906
John F. Lenderman
Business Name: John F. Lenderman
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Former Chief Trial Counsel County of Imperial. Attorney for over 40 years with practice in State & Federal Court, Bankruptcy Chapter 7, Divorce, Estate and Immigration appearances. Retired Judge Advocate.

Business Website Address: John F. Lenderman Attorney at Law
Business Phone Number: (760) 960-0177
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Joseph Arnold
Business Name: Joseph Arnold
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We offer a free case evaluation, so call today.
Contact us at once if you need legal counsel regarding a legal matter involving your family.

At Arnold Law Group, APC, we operate based on a philosophy of client-centered service. We understand that when it comes to family law, the outcome not only affects general issues like money or property but even the most personal aspects of your life. That is why we tailor our experienced legal service to give you the best and most uniquely designed representation on your family law case.

When you choose the legal team at Arnold Law Group, APC, you work with professionals who will:

Listen to your concerns
Establish your goals
Develop a strategy
Act on your behalf

Serving the Central Valley with Quality Legal Representation for +30 Years
Our Fresno family law attorneys provide representation, counsel and legal guidance to clients in the Central Valley who are facing family law matters including:

Divorce
Child Support
Child Custody
Modifications
Property Division
Domestic Violence
Fathers' Rights
Spousal Support

We can fight for your rights during your family law case!
At Arnold Law Group, our divorce lawyers in Fresno have more than 30 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of our clients. We can use our proven experience to represent your case and pursue an appropriate legal solution.

Every person's case is unique, which is why we are devoted to carefully assessing every aspect of the situation. Do not hesitate to obtain the strong legal guidance that we offer for your unique family law case.

Business Website Address: Arnold Law Group
Business Phone Number: 559.900.1263
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Michael R. Young Divorce Law Firm
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Awards and Accolades

AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®

Highest possible rating from one of the nation’s top peer review rating group
Leading indicator of attorney prowess based on skill and moral standards.

He believes in the importance of client satisfaction above any other measure in the legal field—but he has been honored with a number of industry awards and achievements as well.

One-on-One Service & High Standards of Excellence

Attorney Young has focused his career on the areas of family law and divorce in the state of California. He works closely with his clients, personally managing every aspect of their cases from marriage annulments to legal separations to divorces to custody cases to spousal support cases and more.

He also manages cases involving challenging areas such as:

Paternity establishment
Post-judgment modifications
Parent relocation
Domestic violence restraining orders
Stepparent adoptions

​A friendly attorney with an outgoing personality, Attorney Young is known for his understanding, care-driven approach to family law. Our San Bernardino Family Law Attorney has built relationships with judges and other courtroom staff in San Bernardino courts and surrounding areas. His understanding of the sensitive nature of many of these cases makes a difference when handling complex family law issues. He strives to provide one-on-one advocacy and works hard to stay continually accessible to his clients whenever they need him.

Contact the Law Office of Michael R. Young for a Consultation

Expect nothing less than detailed attention and caring counsel when you retain Attorney Young. He emphasizes amicable resolution, but when this is not possible, he is prepared to advocate for you in court aggressively in order to reach your desired outcome. Contact his office to schedule your consultation!

Business Website Address: Michael R. Young Divorce Law Firm
Business Phone Number: 909-315-4588