Family Law Specialists

Steve Fernandez and Mark Karney are both Certified Family Law Specialists* with over 50 years of combined experience.

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Family Law

Based in Los Angeles, CA, Fernandez & Karney has the expertise and resolve to handle your family law issues, from divorce and child custody to property division and spousal support. No matter how complex your case may be, we have the know-how to help you find the solutions you’re looking for. Read more about our dedicated team of lawyers to find out how we can help you.


family-law-attorney-steven-fernandez-2-200x300Steven P. Fernandez | CFLS

Steven Fernandez is a managing senior attorney at Fernandez & Karney in Los Angeles, CA, where he manages the financial litigation, law and motion, discovery, and data management departments of the firm. Mr. Fernandez was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1989 and in 2012, he became certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a family law legal specialist.

Mr. Fernandez has practiced family law with Fernandez & Karney since 2002, with an emphasis in representing clients in high-asset divorce cases with complex property and support issues.

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mark1Mark Karney | CFLS

Mark Karney is a managing senior attorney at Fernandez & Karney and a Certified Family Law Specialist. Mr. Karney joined Fernandez & Karney in 2004, and specializes in jurisdictional disputes and domestic and international custody move-away cases.

He is known and respected by his clients and colleagues for his straightforward and knowledgeable yet compassionate approach to issues across the family law spectrum, from prenuptial agreements to divorce and custody settlements.

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crystalCrystal Boultinghouse

Ms. Boultinghouse has been with Fernandez & Karney since 2004, and specializes in litigation of high-conflict family law issues such as domestic violence restraining orders, child custody and visitation arrangements, and move-away cases.

Crystal Boultinghouse has been practicing law since 2005, when she was admitted to the California State Bar. She is also a member of the Massachusetts and New York State Bars. Ms. Boultinghouse received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Louisiana State University. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law.

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craigCraig Nadai

Mr. Nadai has worked with Fernandez & Karney since 1998, and his area of expertise includes the preparation of Judgments, Stipulations, and Marital Settlement Agreements.

Craig Nadai attended the University of Utah, earning his Bachelor of Sciences in Political Science in 1986. He sought his law degree at the University of West Los Angeles School of Law and while there he became a contributing author and Associate Editor of the Law Review Volume 26 and was named on the dean’s list. In 1995, Mr. Nadai earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law and in 2000, he graduated from the American Bar Association Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute.

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