California Divorce and Child Custody Law

Expert Family Law Attorney in Los Angeles

Having an experienced attorney on your side helps to navigate legal issues of divorce, domestic violence, and prenuptial agreements.

Why People Choose This Family Law Attorney

In addition to being an experienced family law litigator, Nathan Gabbard has received acknowledgments and certifications and is actively involved in the legal community.

Top Rated

Designated as a “Super Lawyer Rising Star” in 2017 through 2023, a designation awarded to only 2.5% of the lawyers in the state.


Several articles published in scholarly law journal distributed to family law attorneys and judicial officers across the State.

Certified Specialist

Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. 


Officer and voting member of statewide committees that comment on proposed family law legislation.

Editorial Accumen

Past editor of 2 professional law journals with distribution to 4,000 and 700 family law attorneys and judicial officers respectively.


Top 10 under 40 by National Academy of Family Law Attorneys and 10 Best Attorneys California for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

An Expert In California Family Law

Certified Family Law Specialist

Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, the attorney at this law office strives to meet the highest standard in Family Law. Obtaining this certification involved rigorous, voluntary examination and post-examination credentialing. 

After successfully passing the examination, to become certified as a specialist in family law, the following needs to be shown:

  • Demonstrating a high level of experience in family law by meeting specific task and experience requirements. (Requirements are specified in the Legal Specialization Rules and Standards.)
  • Completing at least 45 hours of continuing education in family law or a closely related field.
  • Receiving favorable evaluations from other attorneys and judicial officers.

Putting the Client First

This Los Angeles law office takes the time to get to know its clients. This family law attorney listens to your concerns, educates you on the process, and comes up with a resolution that will set you up for success.

Competent Legal Help for Divorce & Family Law Matters

Los Angeles family law attorney provides comprehensive legal services to all of LA County, including:


Experienced attorney handling various divorce issues, ranging from high-asset divorces to uncontested divorces. This divorce attorney can also represent you during divorce mediation proceedings and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Child custody

Legal issues regarding the care and custody of a minor child can be difficult to handle. Thankfully, this law office has much practical experience dealing with custody issues.

Family law appeals

Your fight for justice does not have to end after you receive an erroneous judgment at the end of your trial. This law office has experience appealing family law cases to the Court of Appeals.

Abduction or removal

Interstate custody and international jurisdictional issues involving minor children involve technical nuances of the law. This office handles Hague wrongful removal and retention of minor children, interstate custody disputes, and international jurisdiction issues.

Restraining orders

The scourge of domestic violence is a serious issue. If you need help escaping an abusive relationship, or defending against false allegations of abuse, you should consult this family law attorney in Los Angeles right away.

We serve clients throughout California. If you need help for your family law matter anywhere in the state, give us a call!

Reasons You Need a Lawyer for Divorce

Couples in California who are considering divorce may be convinced that a DIY (do-it-yourself) divorce is their best option to save money. While this may apply to some situations, most people realize that the law is complex and can be tough to navigate for issues about child custody, asset division, etc.

There are four key contributions that this Los Angeles family law attorney can make if retained:

  • You will be given expert advice from the lens of an experienced professional. Laws may vary by state and it’s easy to get confused.
  • Divorce can be extremely stressful. This law office can take a load off your shoulders by doing the heavy lifting.
  • Human error is often more common when flying solo. An attorney can limit those errors significantly and reduce the chances that your best interests are overlooked.
  • This law office can help you avoid delays within the court system. Often, documents are left incomplete or the guidance you need is pushed to the side. An attorney can prevent this and finalize your divorce faster.
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Nathan is the kind of attorney you can only hope is on your side of a child custody case. He walked me through every step of the process. He is a great lawyer, he cares, and he will argue your case until he is blue in the face. I would give him ten stars if I could.”

Child Custody Client

Hired Attorney

Nathan Gabbard is Brilliant. I am still speechless for what he has done for me. I have been in and out of court with my ex for 19 years. The back and forth battle between child support and spousal support was incredibly difficult. Retaining Mr. Gabbard was the best investment I have ever made.”

Post-Judgment Client

Hired Attorney

I’m so pleased with Attorney Gabbard’s handling of my divorce and financial settlement case. He gave me great counsel, dug really deep in researching similar cases, discussed the possible outcomes, and also kept me in the loop. I felt very comfortable with him. I highly recommend Attorney Gabbard.

Divorce Client

Hired Attorney

Honestly Nathan I feel like you are the Ninja of interstate custody cases or the interstate jurisdiction whisperer. I am very grateful for all you have done for me and Jacob. Nathan’s brilliant expertise and steadfastness guided us through some very tough stuff. A million thanks to him and to his firm.

Interstate Custody Jurisdiction Client

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