Family Formation and Relationship Law


Shulman Family Law Group provides representation to families, unmarried partners and individuals in the process of becoming parents through assisted reproduction technologies and adoptions.

Problematic and high net worth divorces require greater experience and expertise than typical cases because of the financial and emotional complications. If that describes the problem that lies before you, work with lawyers who are accustomed to complexity and have the technical skills and the assertive temperament to bring you to a successful conclusion.

Family Formation Issues

We assist families from start to successful conclusion of surrogacy, with both traditional and gestational surrogacies.

Other assisted reproduction technologies (ARTS):

ARTS are in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), cryopreservation, egg donation, sperm donation and intrauterine insemination (IUI).


Infant adoption, stepparent adoption, foster parent adoption, relative adoption, agency adoption and private adoption.

Egg and sperm donation:

Infant adoption, stepparent adoption, foster parent adoption, relative adoption, agency adoption and private adoption.

Relationship Law Issues
Premarital and postmarital agreements.

These agreements resolve questions of finances, inheritance and responsibility before they grow to become major problems.

Cohabitation agreements.

These agreements effectively establish property rights for couples who are living together but not married.

Registered domestic partnerships.

Many couples will continue to belong to registered domestic partnerships, and we are here to meet legal needs that arise.

Same-sex family law.

We assist with the full array of LGBT family law issues in the post-DOMA, post-Prop 8 era.

The Calabasas family formation lawyers at Shulman Family Law Group, provide superior communications, unsurpassed expertise and professionalism in all that we do. Our reputation for respectful and effective work in the areas of family formation and relationship rights sets us apart from other firms.

Statutes vary from state to state to a surprising degree. In California, it is legal to adopt an embryo. In some other states, such as Alabama, you may be committing a felony. Our firm prides itself on staying up to date with the changes in California law, but also those in interstate and international jurisdictions.

If your family issue is important to you, work with one of the most admired family formation law firms in Southern California. You are invited to call us to discuss your legal problem toll free at 800-230-1770 — or contact us using this online form.