Los Angeles Family Law Lawyer

Lisa Helfend Meyer

Los Angeles Family Law Attorney

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Los Angeles Family Law Local Legal Authority.

Lisa Helfend Meyer

Los Angeles Family Law Attorney

Los Angeles Family Law Lawyer

Lisa Helfend Meyer

Family law attorney, Lisa Helfend Meyer is recognized as a strong litigator and trial attorney who achieves favorable outcomes for her clients in high stakes divorce and custody disputes. Lisa has successfully tried complex family law matters in multiple states.

Lisa’s abilities in the court room support her clients’ emergence as stronger and confident individuals who are preparing for the next chapter of their lives. Lisa is a certified Family Law Specialist, an elite designation conferred by the State Bar of California. Lisa has built a reputation for taking on the toughest cases — matters other attorneys reject — and prevailing in high-asset and high-conflict family law matters. Lisa is A founder and THE SENIOR partner of Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP.

Lisa represents both men and women, as well as their spouses IN HIGH-STAKE DIVORCE, CUSTODY AND PATERNITY CASES, WHO WORK IN many industries including entertainment, finance, professional sports, professionals such as lawyers, doctors and accountants, and TECHNOLOGY. These include complex financial marital dissolutions, relocation and high-conflict child custody litigation, grey divorce and sophisticated prenuptial AND POSTNUPTIAL agreements.

Sensitive to her many prominent clients’ concerns for confidentiality, Lisa works discreetly to achieve favorable outcomes and promote her clients’ rights. Her more than 35 years of practice include family law cases within California, across the United States and international jurisdictions.

Known for her exceptional trial and courtroom skills and impassioned advocacy, Lisa gained national prominence during her successful representation of a mother for whom she secured visitation when the mother became comatose while giving birth to triplets. Lisa’s experience raising a daughter with special needs has made her a champion of special needs children and adults. Lisa founded the female-owned Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers in 2000 to bring a strong female presence to family law. She has led its growth into one of the country’s most respected family law firms and “a force to be reckoned with” according to Best Lawyers.

A familiar media commentator, Lisa has expressed her expert opinion IN the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, TODAY show, CNN, Court TV and Fox News and other MEDIA outlets. She also has been a regular contributor to HuffPost’s blog on marriage and divorce.

Lisa earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School and began her legal career focused on domestic-violence CASES, including INTRA-partner domestic violence. Her many philanthropic interests center around cancer research through Tower Cancer, special needs communities, including such organizations as Glennwood Housing Foundation, female mentoring through Motivating Our Students Through Experience (MOSTe), Levitt & Quinn, and the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law. Lisa has been recognized by Super Lawyers for the past 15 years and has been consistently named among its list of “Top 50: 2019 Women Southern California Super Lawyers.”

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About Los Angeles Family Law

Divorce is never easy but sometimes it’s the only solution. Whether you chose to end your marriage or you’re struggling with your spouse’s decision, the process is often complicated. Divorce is an emotional restructuring of your family’s life but it’s also a financial and legal process. If you’ve already made the critical divorce decision, it’s important to work with an attorney who understands that everything you do can affect your future.

Whether you choose to contest your divorce or work out a mutual agreement, you must still comply with state and local statutes and legal and financial responsibilities. When you have children, you must resolve custody issues. If you have a home, a car, and other financial assets, you must establish a method for equitable distribution. If only one spouse works outside of the home, spousal support is also a consideration.

An Los Angeles attorney who specializes in Family Law can help you take the proper steps to resolve your divorce-related issues. A Los Angeles family lawyer provides services that protect your legal, financial, and familial rights while resolving your legal complications.

Experienced Legal Advocacy

Los Angeles Family lawyers specialize in divorce cases and other issues involving children and families. Their focus on family law gives them a comprehensive understanding of Family Law statutes, divorce procedures, and regional courtroom traditions. A family lawyer in Los Angeles has the experience to work through anticipated and unexpected issues.

  • Child custody arrangements
  • Child visitation
  • Child support agreements
  • Spousal support
  • Hidden financial assets
  • Distribution of assets

Fact-Based Evaluations

Los Angeles Family attorneys represent your legal interests and help you achieve the best possible outcome for your family. To accomplish this, they look at the evidence and issues and make objective assessments. They get to know you, your family and every detail about you and your spouse’s circumstances. Only then can they provide honest feedback about your most favorable legal and financial alternatives.

Comprehensive Case Preparation

A divorce is a legal process. Just like other legal issues, preparation makes a big difference in the ultimate outcome. As a Los Angeles family lawyer reviews your case, they consider what they need to succeed on your behalf:

  • Court Requirements: Filings, pleadings, agreements, statements, depositions
  • Expert consultants: Specialists in family, financial, and social issues
  • Witnesses: Personal and professional support for your financial, family, and legal positions
  • Hearings: Compliance with a court-ordered discovery and negotiation schedules
  • Communication: Interaction with court officials, judges, and opposing counsel

Divorce Resolution in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Family Law attorneys understand that to resolve your pending divorce case, you and your spouse must address the key issues. This is usually difficult for divorcing couples to accomplish without a family law attorney’s communication and negotiation skills.

  • Negotiated settlements: Attorneys resolve cases by negotiating your position with the spouse’s attorney.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: Divorcing parties and their attorneys participate in a facilitated negotiation process such as mediation. Parties present their evidence in a neutral setting, discuss their positions, and sometimes resolve difficult issues.
  • Court Hearings: Attorneys and the divorcing spouses eventually appear before an arbitrator, magistrate, judge or another court official. During a hearing, court officials encourage settlement negotiations. During a trial, parties present their evidence and a judge issues a decision on the divorce and all unresolved issues.

Contact a Los Angeles Family Law Attorney

Divorce is hard. The certainty that you’re making the right decision doesn’t prevent the roller coaster highs and emotional lows. Family lawyers can’t take away the anxiety or eliminate a lifetime of memories, but through their efforts, they can help you gain peace of mind.

While you’re taking care of your family and adjusting to your new reality, Los Angeles family attorneys handle the difficult interactions and issues. They protect your rights and help you work through the legal, financial, and family complications.

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