Certified Family Law Specialist

The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization Since 1985


Legal Services in San Gabriel Valley, CA

When you need the services of a lawyer in Claremont, CA, to help you navigate the legal implications of divorce, shared custody or mediation, consider working with Karen v. Anderson, CFLS. Our goal is to offer comprehensive legal services in the field of family law so that you can resolve your situation as soon as possible and move on with life.

Our Services

We've been working in family law since 1985, and we use our high level of knowledge to provide sound advice. We'll work with your interests in mind and present you with different legal options. We help our clients with:

Divorce by agreement

Uncontested Marital Settlements and Dissolution of Marriages are an affordable way to resolve parenting and/or financial issues. We can help you make informed decisions about your family's future.

  • Define your changing relationships and ways to increase cooperation and decrease friction.
  • Identify the custody share schedule that will serve your children's best interests.
  • Define assets fairly.
  • Provide for fair support.
  • Draft and file with the court all the complex documents necessary to dissolve the marriage (or establish a legal separation) with a minimum of delay.
  • Eliminate costly court appearances.

Collaborative Divorce

There is an alternative to traditional divorce even if there is no agreement at the beginning. Collaborative divorce is based on the principals:

  • Avoiding court
  • Having an honest exchange of information
  • Finding a solution that takes into account the highest priorities of both spouses and the children

While this approach may not work in every situation, it is worth investigating


We help the parental come to an agreement and making sure that it is in their best interest for both them and/or for their child/children. Compromise is key and what we strive for in for people who need a solution.

Child custody share times

We give you all the tools to turn a difficult divorce or custody/support battle into a uncontested one, but if problems can't be resolved in negotiation, full-service litigation is available. We accept monthly payments after the initial deposit (retainer) and also accept all major credit cards for any payment.

Child and spousal support payments

We provide all the information you need to do your own simple agreement in one consultation. When a formal attorney-prepared document is necessary, the agreement can be prepared within a week to 10 days.

Aspects of Family Law

  • Premarital & Marital Agreements
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Divorce by Agreement (No Court Appearance)
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Settlements
  • Restraining Orders
  • Grandparents Rights
  • Guardianship
  • Name Changes
We strive to offer appointments in a caring and comfortable setting where you can ask questions about our work and your situation. Karen v. Anderson, CFLS, is a Certified Family Law Specialist and a member of the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Our goal is to guide our clients through each step of the legal process by answering questions clearly and thoroughly. We'll help you file all the necessary paperwork in a timely manner. Regardless of the details of your situation, we'll do everything we can to resolve all aspects of your case.

We strive to work efficiently in order to save our clients money. Our rates are kept competitive, and we're up-front with our fees. Going through a divorce is hard on everyone, so our goal is to create a collaborative effort to make the legal aspect as easy as possible. To find out more about our work in family law, give our office a call today and set up your first appointment.