Los Angeles and Orange County family lawyers that solve your problems, not add to them.

Our Attorneys outperform on all family law matters including; divorce, property, child custody and support issues.

Experienced, effective and ready to help We know that if you need consult a family law attorney it means that something has gone wrong in your life.

  • You may have been served with divorce papers.
  • Your former spouse may not be complying with a visitation order.
  • You may have lost your job, making support payments impossible to meet.

These challenges, and others are stressful enough. Hammers Baltazar will provide legal counsel that will help you solve problems, not add to your difficulties.

From a simple mediation to a complex, high net worth trial– we will work with you in the most effective way possible.

Our Lawyers are committed to solving family problems. We know that divorce is often too expensive, too lengthy and too limited by the constraints of a traditional family law practice. We help you select the most effective solution; a collaborative settlement, a negotiated mediation, or an assertive trial strategy that protects you and your children.

Barbara-Hammers-Business-Portrait-sq-200x“We mark our success in many ways, one of the most gratifying is that we settle 85% of our cases without  going to trial. Another is that over 75% of our new business is referred to us by satisfied clients and former opposing counsel.” -Barbara Hammers, Senior Litigation Partner

Feeling under represented? Get the attention you deserve.

  1. A unique service guarantee, we return your phone call within 24 hours or we pay you.
  2. Ongoing case analysis, seeks efficient, cost-effective ways to resolve your problems.
  3. Alternatives to litigation, mediation or collaborative law can save you time and money.
  4. Personalized service, will shape the legal process around your goals, not ours.
  5. Limiting our caseload, so that we can give your matter the full attention it deserves.

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  • Call our West Los Angeles office at (310) 458-0796. Located at 12121 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 740, Los Angeles, CA 90025.
  • Call our Costa Mesa office at (949) 631-2805. Located on 276 Victoria Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92660.
  • We accept most major credit cards.


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