Established in the mid-90s, the family law firm of Phillips Lerner, A Law Corporation goes to great lengths to offer clients highly personalized attention and a customized approach to each case entrusted to its care. Easily accessible and intent on a high standard of client advocacy, each attorney attempts to resolve family law disputes with the least amount of trauma and discord throughout the process of helping their clients through such difficult life transitions. Though the focus is typically on helping their clients find reasonable, practical, equitable and non-litigious solutions, members of the firm are also fully adept at taking a case to the courtroom, if need be.
Areas of expertise are comprehensive with regard to family law disputes. Phillips Lerner, A Law Corporation handles all matters affected by personal relationship breakups and the battles that often accompany them. Such matters may include disputes over spousal support, child custody and visitation, conflicts over community property, assets, liabilities: differences with regard to breach of fiduciary duty, paternity and domestic partnership
Skillful in all matters as they relate to child support, child custody and visitation, the firm is equipped to deal with cases where both parents are California residents and also those more complex custody and visitation cases that affect California parents, but involve interstate and international matters and “move-away” issues. The firm is also well versed in taking appropriate measures with regard to threats and acts of domestic violence.
Although the area of family law is always evolving, each of the firm’s attorneys are up-to-date as changes occur. Those familiar with the firm—such as peers, legal experts, and those within the judicial community—hold Phillips Lerner, A Law Corporation in the highest regard. Phillips Lerner, A Law Corporation is continually recognized for their fine work in family law and their success rate in satisfactorily resolving complex issues. Similarly, the same individuals also view the firm’s legal team as formidable opponents in the courtroom.
The firm calls upon a highly respected team of experts such as forensic accountants, appraisers, marriage and family counselors and therapists, psychiatrists and psychologists, other types of expert witnesses, retired judges and others, when the need arises to assist them in various capacities. The firm is known for having one of the most prestigious and extensive networks of specialists and experts affiliated with any family law firm in the country.
Not only known for their fine legal representation in all family law matters, those who work at the firm are also cited for their charitable and philanthropic works throughout the community. For the past seven years, the firm has offered financial and emotional support to the recipient of its yearly “Adopt-A-Center ” program by offering worthy organizations financial resources and hands-on involvement for various events and projects.
All personnel at the law firm of Phillips Lerner, A Law Corporation take great pride in providing quality legal assistance, individualized care and a work discipline that embodies an emphasis on ethics.
Because the principals are keenly adept in all facets of family law and well known for their successes, many national media—print, broadcast and Internet—call upon them frequently (as members of their elite core of family law expert sources) to offer commentary on the family law cases of the day.
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Achieving Practical and Fair Solutions in Family Law
Family Law Attorneys You Can Trust
California family law is complex and evolving, often leading the nation in its consideration of property matters, family configurations and the impact of cutting edge technologies.
The seasoned attorneys at Phillips Lerner, A Law Corporation, have made their mark on California family law through skillful representation in negotiations and trials resulting in sometimes ground-breaking outcomes and landmark cases. Phillips Lerner, A Law Corporation is continually recognized among its peers for its remarkable success rate in resolving complex family law and child custody matters.
Our attorneys and the highly skilled team of associates, paralegals and administrative staff work together as a team to handle the legal needs of a sophisticated clientele in Southern California. Our clients include business executives, entrepreneurs, celebrities and individuals from some of California's most prominent families.
When you retain Phillips Lerner, A Law Corporation, your legal matter will be handled with the highest degree of confidentiality and care. To schedule a consultation regarding any family law issue, contact our Los Angeles law office.
In the Vanguard of Family Law
Phillips Lerner, A Law Corporation is a full-service family law firm, providing legal counsel and representation in negotiations, mediation, hearings and trials in family law cases. From divorce and property division for families with substantial personal and business holdings to complex international child custody cases, the resources and skills of the region's leading attorneys are at your disposal. We can assist you with these and other issues in family law:
- Dissolution of domestic partnerships / civil unions
- Division of marital assets and liabilities and the determination of community and separate property under California divorce law
- High net worth divorce
- Breach of fiduciary duty in the disclosure of financial assets
- Spousal support, including support for couples ending a domestic partnership or civil union and for unmarried couples (palimony)
- Child custody and visitation, including interstate and international custody cases, move-away situations and guardianship
- International and interstate child custody issues
- Child support and modification of support orders
- Post-judgment modifications
- Paternity and parentage issues, including issues that arise from the use of reproductive technologies
- Domestic violence and restraining orders
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Learn more about how our experienced legal team can assist you in protecting your family and your finances. Contact our Los Angeles law office to schedule a consultation.
Each of Phillips Lerner, A Law Corporation’s attorneys has extensive experience in the field of family law and has handled the most complex of disputes either through some type of mediation or settlement process, court proceedings, or, in most cases, a combination of both. In addition to having an excellent reputation for resolving matters through settlement negotiation and mediation and as successful mediators, they are just as well reputed for being tough litigators. Contact the firm’s Century City office for assistance with any divorce or family law issue anywhere in Southern California.
Stacy D. Phillips—Certified Family Law Specialist at Phillips Lerner, A Law Corporation, is also the author of Divorce: It's All About Control—How to Win the Emotional, Psychological and Legal Wars. Listed among Lawdragon's "500 Leading Lawyers in America," she also has been listed as one of the "Top 75 Female Litigators" in California" by the Daily Journal since '05 and given that same honor in 03 and 04 when that publication honored the top 50 female attorneys. Since 2004, she also has ranked as a "Superlawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine and is on its list of top 100 vote-getters. With the highest "AV" rating by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Registry, her name also appears among Los Angeles Business Journal's top 81 "Best of the Bar," and she is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. She also was named in Los Angeles Times' West Magazine as one of the city's "Best Lawyers." Her clients include high net worth business professionals and homemakers, as well as celebrities in sports, politics, music, film, and television (e.g., Darryl Strawberry, the estranged wife of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and the ex's of Whitney Houston and Tori Spelling. She also represented the conservators regarding all family law matters related to the Britney Spears case). Having co-authored California Senate Bill 924, she is a regular columnist for various publications and web sites including the Daily Journal and Yahoo! Personals. She also serves as a source expert commenting on headline news items for such major network divisions as Fox News Network and ABC's legal and justice unit.
Ms. Phillips, the recipient of many “women of accomplishment” awards and a philanthropist and community activist, is a graduate of Dartmouth, cum laude and Columbia University School of Law. » Read her full biography
Marc Lerner, who has handled a variety of areas of law before choosing family law exclusively, is best known for his representation of a husband whose wife had won a lottery, divorced him, and then hid the winnings from him. Lerner was instrumental in winning the case for the husband and, as a result, the court awarded the entire lottery jackpot of $1.6 million to Lerner’s client.
Azita Avedissian, with more than a decade of diverse experience in civil litigation, specializes in complex family law matters having represented a multitude of high net worth individuals, including prominent clients in the business sector and entertainment industry. Not only does Ms. Avedissian bring to the firm her international experience, but she is also fluent in French, Farsi (Persian) and Armenian and was a board member of the Armenian National Committee of America.
Ram Cogan has enjoyed over twenty years of practice as a litigator. Before joining Phillips Lerner, A Law Corporation, he was the managing principal of a mid-size litigation firm. Mr. Cogan integrates his extensive business litigation experience into the often complex intricacies of the various issues that present themselves in the process of resolving family law disputes.
Gerald F. PhillipsOf Counsel at Phillips Lerner, A Law Corporation is Gerald F. Phillips, a veteran attorney with a long list of successes who is highly regarded as one of the country's most knowledgeable and effective lawyers in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). An adjunct professor at Pepperdine University and lauded for his work in settling complex legal battles mostly in the entertainment industry, Phillips is also an author. One of his books includes a foreword by famed attorney Louis Nizer.