Practice Areas

Michele Cobin Friedlander graduated from the University of California
Berkeley, and Loyola Law School.


Divorce is a legal process that officially ends a marriage. It involves the dissolution of the marital contract, addressing issues like property division, child custody, and financial matters.

Legal Separation

Legal separation is a legal status that allows couples to live apart while remaining legally married. It often involves court-approved agreements regarding property division, spousal support, child custody, and visitation.


Paternity law deals with legal issues surrounding the determination of a child's biological father and the rights and responsibilities that come with it.

Child Custody

Child custody laws can vary significantly from one jurisdiction to another, so it's crucial to consult with an attorney who specializes in family law in your specific area.

Spousal Support

Spousal support, also known as alimony or maintenance, is a legal obligation in which one spouse provides financial support to the other spouse following a divorce or separation.

Child Support

Child support laws vary by country and even within different regions of a country, so it's important to consult the specific laws and regulations relevant to your jurisdiction.

Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements, often referred to as prenups, are legal contracts entered into by individuals before they get married. These agreements outline the financial and property rights of each spouse in the event of divorce, separation, or the death of one of the spouses.

Post-marital Agreements

Post-marital agreements, also known as postnuptial agreements, are legal documents that couples create after they are married to outline how they will handle various aspects of their finances and assets in the event of divorce or separation

Enforcement of Court Orders and Judgments

Enforcement of court orders and judgments is a critical aspect of the legal system, ensuring that the decisions made by the courts are carried out effectively.

Custody Modification

Custody modification refers to the legal process of changing the existing child custody arrangements and parenting plans after a divorce or separation. This can occur when circumstances change significantly and one or both parents believe that a modification is necessary for the best interests of the child

Separate Property Valuation

Separate property valuation is an important aspect of divorce proceedings, particularly when one or both spouses have assets that are considered separate from marital property.

Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders

Domestic violence is a serious issue, and understanding the legal aspects, including restraining orders, is crucial for those who are victims or at risk.

Child Visitation

Child visitation laws vary by jurisdiction, and it's crucial to consult with an attorney or legal professional who specializes in family law in your specific area to understand how these laws apply to your situation.

Business Valuation

Business valuation in the context of law often involves determining the financial worth of a company or its assets for various legal purposes.


Mediation is a form of dispute resolution that involves a neutral third party, known as a mediator, helping two or more parties in conflict reach a mutually acceptable agreement.

Modification of Support Orders

Modification of support orders is a legal process that allows individuals to request changes to court-ordered financial support arrangements, such as child support or spousal support (alimony)

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is a relatively new approach to ending a marriage that focuses on cooperation, open communication, and problem-solving rather than adversarial litigation.

Summary Dissolution

Summary dissolution is a legal process that allows couples to end their marriage in a simpler and faster way compared to traditional divorce proceedings.

Name Change

Changing your name is a legal process that varies by jurisdiction, and the specific requirements can differ from place to place.

Change of Gender Identity

Gender identity and related legal issues can be complex and vary significantly by country and jurisdiction.

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