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Comprehensive Representation In All Family Law Matters

Throughout a divorce, issues may arise that you and your spouse will not agree on. Whenever possible, we encourage using mediation to resolve these issues. Founding attorney Karen Donahoe has more than 30 years of experience and has been an appointed alternative dispute resolution mediator for the Los Angeles courts for more than 20 years. Karen Donahoe has helped thousands of couples work through their problems amicably. Her decades of experience will save you time, money and stress. Where compromise cannot be reached, she is willing and able to aggressively litigate to resolve these problems.
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Why Choose Us?

  • More Than 30 Years Of Experience
  • Focused Solely On Family Law Issues
  • Cost-effective, Efficient Representation
  • Confident Guidance In Mediation
  • Use Of Other Types Of Alternative l Dispute Resolution
  • Savvy In-Court Litigation

Working With Individuals And Families In Los Angeles And Surrounding Areas

Divorce, child custody, child support and spousal support are all hot button issues. During divorce proceedings, emotions run high and it may feel like reasoning with your spouse or partner is an impossible task. You need a lawyer who understands the process of family law, the impact a divorce will have on you and how to apply the law to your case.

At the Law Offices Of Karen P. Donahoe, the philosophy of our family law firm is that in order to represent clients effectively, we have to be able to represent all of our clients’ needs. We view your whole situation and educate you on the process of divorce and how it applies to your life. We will show you how different decisions may impact your future and lay out a roadmap for you to follow as we work together to bring your case to what we hope will be a swift and amicable conclusion.

Family Law Mediation

An individual going through a mediation process should consult with an experienced family law attorney. The mediator should be a neutral individual. Before you go into a mediation setting, you should have an understanding of your rights and a reasonable outcome. A family law attorney can consult with you outside of the mediation process and educate you, or alternatively the attorney can attend the mediation with you as part of the mediation process. Either way, mediation can provide you and your spouse with a more comfortable and nonadversarial setting for resolution of your issues, all of which can be addressed during a mediation session. If the mediation process is not an option, perhaps due to your spouse’s unwillingness to pursue a reasonable outcome, litigation remains an option.

Many couples find they can work portions of their divorce settlement out in mediation; other issues need to go to court. We will work tenaciously to resolve your case to your advantage, however your case proceeds.

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