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3699 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 700, Los Angeles, CA 90010 Mon-Fri 9am-6pm +1-213-387-4508

Los Angeles Divorce Lawyers

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You deserve the  top legal representation of  Charles M. Green, APLC. Led by the highly skilled courtroom lawyer and Certified California Family Law Specialist, Charles M. Green, our firm brings a rare blend of  talented legal expertise and deep financial insight to your Los Angeles divorce or family law case. With over 25 years of dedicated family law practice in Los Angeles and a significant background as a CPA in prominent New York accounting firms, Charles M. Green stands out as an attorney of exceptional caliber and compassionate character.

Our divorce team at Charles M. Green, APLC, brings together a seamless blend of keen financial insight and formidable legal expertise, uniquely equipping us to guide you through the complexities of divorce and family law. We are dedicated to helping clients who are ready to move forward in life with the strongest footing possible. Our focused approach ensures that every aspect of your case is handled with precision, paving the way for a future built on solid ground.

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Your California Divorce Options

Uncontested Divorce:

An uncontested divorce is the most straightforward and amicable option. Both spouses agree on all key issues, including property division, child custody, and support, without the need for court intervention.

Criteria: This option is suitable when both parties are willing to cooperate, communicate openly, and reach a mutual agreement on all divorce-related matters.

Contested Divorce:

In a contested divorce, spouses cannot agree on one or more aspects of their divorce, such as property division, child custody, or support. These disputes often require court intervention and legal proceedings.

Criteria: When spouses are unable to reach a consensus on crucial issues, a contested divorce is necessary. It typically involves negotiation, mediation, or litigation to resolve disagreements.

Default Divorce:

Description: A default divorce occurs when one spouse files for divorce, and the other party does not respond within the specified time frame. The court may proceed with the divorce based on the filing spouse’s terms.

Criteria: Default divorce is an option when one party is unresponsive or uncooperative but can also result from genuine unawareness of the divorce proceedings.

Summary Dissolution:

Summary dissolution is a simplified divorce process available to couples with very few assets, no children, and a short marriage. It streamlines the divorce process and involves fewer paperwork requirements.

Criteria: Couples seeking a summary dissolution must meet specific criteria, including a marriage duration of five years or less, limited joint assets and debts, and no children from the marriage.

Legal Separation:

Legal separation allows spouses to live separately and formalize their separation agreement legally. It addresses issues like spousal support and property division without ending the marriage.

Criteria: Legal separation is an option when couples want to remain married for personal, religious, or insurance reasons but no longer wish to live together.

Choosing the right type of divorce in California depends on your unique circumstances and willingness to cooperate with your spouse. Call us today to get your case evaluation and ensure that your divorce and family process aligns with your specific needs and goals.

Our Divorce Firm’s Values

Our Commitment to You

Charles M. Green, APLC, our Los Angeles divorce firm is built on values that guide every aspect of our practice. We believe in the power of empathy, understanding, and recognize that our clients are often facing some of the most challenging and emotionally charged situations in their lives. Our commitment to you goes beyond just providing expert California divorce and family law representation; we strive to become your trusted ally, walking beside you every step of the way as we help you navigate the ups & downs of divorce and family law. Our team is dedicated to treating each case with the sensitivity, respect, and care it deserves, ensuring that your best interests are always our top priority.

We recognize that the outcome of your case shapes the course of your life and the lives of your loved ones. That’s why we’re dedicated to putting forth our best efforts, leveraging our extensive legal and financial expertise to develop well-rounded strategies that safeguard your rights and advance your goals. At Charles M. Green, APLC, we value our clients as unique individuals, and we tailor our approach to meet your specific needs and circumstances.

Our passion for helping you extends beyond legal representation; we are committed to providing genuine support and guidance throughout your Los Angeles divorce journey, empowering you to make well-informed decisions in the face of uncertainty. By choosing our firm, you can trust that we will be there for you every step of the way, working diligently to secure a favorable outcome that paves the way for a stable and prosperous future.

Our Law Firm's Approach to Divorce

Not all lawyers have the same philosophy when it comes to your dissolution of marriage. For some attorneys, your case is a legal proving ground, an opportunity for them to do battle with another party and to deliver as much as possible in a “victory.” For others, it’s a chance to take a case before a judge and to litigate the best possible outcome for your future.

There are clients for whom each of these approaches makes sense. However, it’s important you are clear about what you want from your case before you choose an attorney. Los Angeles divorce cases that are conducted in a combative manner can cost you a lot of money in legal fees, and they can be particularly destructive to your relationship with your spouse or children. More fighting = more money.

Also, cases that go before a judge present much more risk than cases that are managed through negotiation and settlement. In a courtroom, the judge hears the evidence and arguments and makes a decision based on external criteria. Alternatively, at the negotiating table, both parties work together to find common ground, which ultimately can give you more of what you want.

Our approach is to protect the rights and general wellbeing of our clients while avoiding unnecessary legal battles. Clients trust us to do this on their behalf because we take the time and care to explain their options, talk through their questions, and make a recommendation that best suits their situation.

Typically, we prefer to settle cases. Our clients and legal team enter these conversations well prepared with the legal and financial information to achieve our goals for you. In cases where the opposing party is inflexible on our most important issues of the case, we prepare a formidable litigation strategy, and will successfully represent you in court to achieve the best possible resolution.

The Benefits of Working with Us

At the Los Angeles divorce lawyer offices of Charles M. Green, APLC, we pride ourselves on delivering personalized, boutique service that sets us apart from the larger, impersonal law firms. Our focused approach allows us to build strong, meaningful relationships with each divorce client, ensuring that we truly understand your unique needs, concerns, and goals. By keeping our caseload manageable, we  devote the necessary time and attention to each case, providing sincere solutions and unparalleled support. Our boutique divorce services not only foster a sense of trust and partnership but also enables us to consistently achieve successful outcomes that reflect the best interests of our clients and their families. Experience the benefits of a dedicated, client-centered approach to divorce and family law representation.



Multilingual Support for Diverse Clientele

At our family law offices we understand the importance of clear communication and cultural sensitivity in addressing the unique needs of our diverse clientele. That’s why we are proud to offer dedicated language services, including Spanish and Korean paralegals and translators. Our skilled team members not only facilitate natural communication but also provide valuable insights into cultural nuances and warmness that may impact your case. By offering multilingual support, we ensure that every client feels understood and confident in our representation, regardless of their language background.


Divorce & Family Law Cases We Handle

Your Los Angeles Divorce Team

Highly experienced legal professionals to help you.
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Charles M. Green , APLC

Founder, Principal Attorney

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Diana O. Olanipekun

Experienced Associate Attorney

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Fabiana Piroyansky


What Our Family Law Clients Are Saying

  • Charles and his firm might be small but they get the job done! As a small business owner, I was worried about what my financial footing would be and how it would affect my livelihood moving forward. Charles was always available and assured me through each step of the divorce process, ensuring that my business and personal assets were being protected. Charles’ consistent communication and attention to financial detail made me feel confident and well-represented. I highly recommend their services.

    Juanita R.
    Small Business Owner
  • This firm went above and beyond to make sure my property division case was handled efficiently and fairly. As someone in the entertainment industry, I had a mix of assets and income sources that I was worried about. Charles is sharp!  What was complex for me to grasp, he understood and explained with ease. He made the process much smoother than I anticipated. I highly recommend his services to anyone going through a divorce that may have complex asset division issues.




    David K.
    Entertainment Professional
  • Charles’ office provided me with the guidance and support I needed during my divorce. As a single mother, I was concerned about how my case would impact my children’s future. The Charles and Diana took the time to understand my situation and worked hard to achieve the outcome I was looking for.. I feel Charles’ sincerity and dedication to detail made a huge difference in the outcome, and I am incredibly grateful for their help.

    Samantha T.
    Mother and Business Owner
  • When I decided to divorce, I knew my case would involve a substantial amount of assets and a variety of financial issues. Charles’ team was thorough and professional. Charles has a natural attention to detail that made me feel confident about situation. I’m extremely happy with the results. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of divorce help,  but even more specifically, anyone who has particular assets that need special attention.

    Michael L.
    Tech Industry Startup
  • “Everyone in the office was extremely friendly. They helped me get through a difficult period in my life quickly, easily, and without a ton of financial strain. I can honestly say that I would recommend Mr. Green to anyone in need of a divorce lawyer.”

    Kat C.
  • Mr. Green’s team was outstanding to say the least. Not only are they professional but they are also genuinely caring people. I consider myself very blessed to have scored such a great attorney. Thanks Charles!

    Andrew W.
  • “I highly recommend Mr. Green and his office. They were a pleasure to work with. Made a difficult divorce situation a breeze! Fabiana (the legal assistant) is great! She’s always on top of everything! Thanks again for everything!”

    Laurie E.
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