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Law Offices of Indu Srivastav, APLC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Costa Mesa, CA

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714-587-3194

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Law Offices of David P. Schwarz

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Costa Mesa, CA

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Se Habla Español

949-478-0610

Dedicated and Fair-Priced Representation. Over 18 Years of Experience. Call for a Free 15-Minute Consultation Today!

A divorce, child custody case or other family law case does not always have to be a combative experience. Even when the issues are complex, your future is at stake and emotions are running high, Orange County, California family law attorney David Schwarz protects your legal rights while avoiding unnecessary conflict and heartache. Attorney Schwarz's years of experience …

Law Offices of Cecil & Cianci PC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Costa Mesa, CA

949-873-0280

Your Future Is Important. We Will Work Closely With You To Secure It.

Law Office of Patrick A. McCall

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Costa Mesa, CA

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714-643-2888

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