Redefining Family Law One Case at a Time

At Shulman Family Law Group, we support family law matters with a client-focused approach that puts your family first.

Our Focus is Your Family

Whether you need assistance with a highly contested divorce, a difficult child custody decision or division of substantial assets, or another phase of your life such as adoption or  surrogacy arrangements, you can rely on our knowledge, experience, compassion and professionalism to guide you through the process.

Our legal strategies are tailored to each client’s unique needs. We will take the time to discuss your concerns, provide you with a candid assessment of your situation, help you set priorities and realistic objectives then work with you to create a plan to achieve those goals.

Mediation or Litigation?

You’ve decided to end your marriage but not quite sure which option is the best for you. Not to worry, that’s what we’re here for!

Not all situations are alike that’s why part of our initial process is to better understand your specific circumstance to take the course of action that is best fit for your family.

Mediated Divorce

Out of Court Resolutions

& Private Judging

Courts are not the place to be! Taking a case to court means leaving critical, life-impacting decisions to the whim of a judge, and losing control over the outcome. There are other alternatives. We’ll work to find the  option that serves you and your family the best!

Resolving Divorce Out Of Court

Dissolving a marriage is naturally a stressful process. Many people find the adversarial experience of going to court to get divorced exacerbates bad feelings in an already-difficult time and can result in ongoing tension in their post-divorce life.

Mediation is good for many divorcing couples

Mediation is an alternative for divorce proceedings if couples do not want to go through traditional litigation. Mediation has many benefits, which is why it is a popular choice.

THE PROCESS FOR USING A PRIVATE JUDGE – It’s more “attainable/within reach” than you think.

I think it’s reasonable to say that getting a divorce can be quite emotionally taxing and test anyone’s patience.

Litigated Divorce

In certain circumstances, Mediation is not the right fit for a family. Even so, our goal is still the same… to put your family first.

Going to court for divorce can be a perilous undertaking. It can cause emotional and financial strain and we understand that fully.  It is reasonable to feel anxious.

Our team is ready with all the best resources to get you a favorable resolution and allow your family to move on.

Adoption

A Caring Approach To Surrogacy and Adoption

The attorneys at Shulman Family Law Group assist clients with legal issues related to the full spectrum of alternative family formation. Founding attorney Maya Shulman is one of Southern California’s most knowledgeable attorneys dealing with surrogacy and other assisted reproductive technologies.

Is Adopting An American Child Easier Than International Adoption?

When a family becomes curious about adopting, they can easily find themselves overwhelmed with information and questions. Many struggle with the question of whether they should adopt internationally or domestically.

Want to do an Independent Adoption? Important Pros and Cons to Know

In a previous post I talked about the pros and cons of using an adoption agency for your beautiful journey. But is this the only way to adopt a child? Actually, no it isn’t. If using an adoption agency has given you some concerns… 

Are You Using an Adoption Agency?

Thinking about adopting in California? Not sure what your options might be? Should you use a Public or Private Adoption Agency or maybe something else? These are all valid questions as adopting a child is one of the most loving and rewarding things you can do…

Adoption Process

Adoption is an incredibly rewarding and important undertaking. From a personal and family standpoint – the adoption process

covers an entire spectrum of emotion. 

Resolve.org

The National Infertility Association is a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all people challenged in their family building

journey reach resolution through being empowered by knowledge, supported by community, united by advocacy, and inspired

to act. 

Tips For Adoption Outreach

Adoption outreach refers to all of the actions that prospective adoptive families can take to find and be found by expectant parents considering adoption.

Adoption Myths and Facts

There are many misconceptions and myths about all of the many options for adoption. If you are in the fact finding stage, read on as we debunk common adoption myths and break down the facts.

Choosing an Adoption Agency

The decision to place a child or adopt one is a hugely important decision. Prospective adoptive parents need to be able to trust and rely upon their adoption services providers.

RESOLVE’s Professional Services Directory

Among the preferred providers on the professional directory is Maya Shulman and the Shulman Family Law Group

“The attorneys at Shulman Family Law Group assist clients with legal issues related to the full spectrum of alternative family formation. Founding attorney Maya Shulman is one of Southern California’s most knowledgeable attorneys dealing with surrogacy and other assisted reproductive technologies.”

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Adoption and Surrogacy

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Meet the Team

SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF LIFE

Whether you need assistance with a highly contested divorce, a difficult  child custody decision or division of substantial assets, you can rely on Shulman Family Law Group’s superior legal skills, trustworthiness and professionalism to guide you through the process.

Our legal strategies are tailored to each client’s unique needs. We will take the time to discuss your concerns and help you set priorities before creating a plan to achieve those goals.

Many individuals go into divorce nervous and uncertain about what to expect. We provide our clients a candid assessment of their situation and help them set realistic objectives. We address concerns ranging from the division of marital assets and the creation of a parenting plan to through adoption or  surrogacy arrangements.

CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY GUARANTEED

Our list of past clients includes familiar names from show business, sports and the business world. As a result, we understand the importance of reaching a fair resolution as efficiently as possible while maintaining the highest level of confidentiality.

Founding attorney Maya Shulman emphasizes clear communication and accessibility from start to finish. We keep our clients informed at every step. Our goal is to put you in the best position possible to begin the next phase of your life while minimizing the stress and cost that many associate with divorce and other family law matters.

Couples that live together face legal issues too. We provide knowledgeable legal counsel regarding domestic partnerships and cohabitation agreements in California.

GUIDANCE FOR UNMARRIED COUPLES

TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO RESOLVING YOUR SITUATION

We welcome the opportunity to guide you through your divorce or other family law matter with great care. Call 818-212-0010 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation. We represent clients throughout California from our offices in Calabasas and Santa Barbara.
Strategies for Family Law California

We Helped Write The Book On
California Family Law

Attorney Maya Shulman contributed to “Strategies for Family Law In California, 2015 edition,” an in-depth guide for legal professionals regarding recent changes in California family law.