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Donna Laurent invites you to explore the free California Family Law Resources and information gathered on this page.  This information is both informative and important.

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Click on the links Laurent Legal offers Los Angeles County family law clients the resources they need to be prepared and informedbelow to learn the steps you can take to provide the best experience and outcomes for yourself and your loved ones during any family law matter: Laurent Legal family law offices in Encino, CAseparation, divorce, child custody and child custody evaluations, child support, special needs children, parenting plans for children from toddlers to teens, parents who wish to relocate, division of assets, domestic violence, and also explore the crucial overall resource of the California Family Code.

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Client Resources

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California Family Code

How To Write a Declaration for Court in a Family Law Matter

California Court Forms

Overview of the Court Process for Divorce or Legal Separation Cases

Can the Law Help Protect Me from Domestic Violence?

Co-Parenting Communication Guide

Split—A Film about Children and Divorce

What Is a Child Custody Evaluation?

What Happens During a One-Day Parenting Plan Assessment?  What to Expect During a Two-Day Parenting Plan Assessment

Do’s & Dont’s For Separating Parents/ Creating a Parenting Plan

What Happens When One Parent Wants to Move Away with the Children?

Kids & Law: An A to Z Guide for Parents

When You Turn 18: A Legal Survival Guide for Teenagers

Special Needs Kids: UCLA’s Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)

Special Needs Kids: Boone Fetter Clinic at Children’s Hospital LA

Autism Speaks   Center for Autism and Related Disorders | Woodland Hills

Education Advocate for Kids with Special Needs

California Guideline Child Support Calculator

Dividing Property & Debts During a Divorce

Kelley Blue Book

Deciding who to trust with your family’s future can be difficult. There are many factors to consider: experience, integrity, personal service, and creativity. You need to feel comfortable confiding in your family lawyer and trusting her to help you make the right choices for your family. Donna Laurent has helped families through the painful process of divorce or paternity, support battles, domestic violence, etc. for over 20 years.  She knows exactly what you are going through. Laurent Legal is dedicated to assisting you in finding solutions that are right for you and the people you care about. Call 818-995-0036 or contact Donna online to schedule an appointment at her Encino office.