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& Karney is a prominent Los Angeles family law firm with over 100 years of combined experience. Our founding partner, Steven Fernandez, is a Certified Family Law Specialists (CFLS).

In order to become a CFLS, an attorney must demonstrate a high level of experience in family law, pass additional testing, and receive favorable reviews from judges and other attorneys.

This certification, given by the California State Bar, ensures that you will have highly qualified attorneys working on every aspect of your family law matter. The reason behind certifying legal specialists by the State Bar is to help the public identify lawyers who have demonstrated proficiency in certain law fields and to encourage the improvement and maintenance of attorney competence.

Additionally, Fernandez & Karney has an experienced team of associate attorneys and paralegals committed to protecting your rights and improving your legal position. We understand the stress involved when dealing with a divorce or family legal related matter. You can rest assured that you will have a highly qualified Los Angeles family law attorney handling your case and communicating with you in a timely manner throughout the entire process.

A Los Angeles Family Lawyer you can trust

There are three ways to end marriages as well as domestic partnerships: annulment, legal separation, and dissolution of marriage or divorce. When you are going through the process of divorce or dissolution of marriage, it is necessary that you and your spouse agree on the terms of your split. Los Angeles divorce is a practice area of family law that includes several family-related legal matters such as contested and uncontested divorce, complex property division, child support, custody, and other aspects.

In case you can’t agree on these legal matters, that becomes a contested divorce. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to go straight to court. There are several processes like mediation and arbitration that can help you find mutually-agreeable solutions to your family law disputes.

Our Los Angeles family law lawyers are aware that each family is unique, and we are committed to giving each case the attention it needs and that our clients deserve. We are skilled negotiators with years of experience in navigating these emotionally-tense matters. If you do end up in court, bear in mind that our lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience.

While family law court orders are often modifiable, the courts tend to give deference to the past order. Therefore, getting it right the first time is important.

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“I cannot say enough great things about Fernandez and Karney. When I was being bullied, in a low and difficult position, Fernandez and Karney provided the legal and emotional support I needed. They got me what I deserved, stood up for my rights, and guided me through the arduous and complex process of divorce…”


“Divorce attorney Mark Karney took over my case with a high level of professionalism and integrity. He explained all the legal aspects in detail and he was up front with me from the beginning about my chances, legal options, time expected, possible outcomes, and legal fees. Mr. Karney was a true professional every step of the way…”


““Ms. Boultinghouse came with me for a day of settlement conferencing downtown last summer, protecting me from an extremely aggressive lawyer with logic and buffering as well as an acute knowledge of what was and wasn’t possible to accomplish. She was logical effective, ethical, and even warm…”

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“One word describes this team: PASSION. I recently worked with Steve, Mark, and their team and was blown away by their sincerity and character. My past experience with attorneys was very stuffy, buttoned-up, and business oriented. At Fernandez & Karney they really talk to you as if you were family – on a first name basis…”

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Let Fernandez & Karney Handle Your Family Law Matter

Steven Fernandez and Mark Karney are Certified Family Law Specialists who are supported by a team of experienced associate attorneys and paralegals. When you choose Fernandez & Karney to handle your family law matter, you get a team with over 100 years of combined experience on your side, fighting to protect your rights.

We understand that you have a lot at stake in your family law matter and want to make sure you never have to guess where you stand. We will maintain open and thorough communication throughout the entire process of handling your case. Our goal when working with you is to resolve your family law issues as efficiently as possible by utilizing creative tactics to ethically resolve disputes as they arise. We prepare each case for settlement negotiations, mediation, and if necessary, litigation so that we are always properly prepared to defend you.

Fernandez & Karney will handle your family law matter with efficiency and care. Give us a call today at (310)-564-9163 to get started with a free consultation.

PROVEN TRACK RECORD When dealing with family law matters such as divorce, property division, or child support and custody, you need a Los Angeles family law attorney on your side with a proven track record. Contact us today
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