Palm Springs and Desert Cities Family Law and Divorce Lawyer
Expertise, Energy and Determination Make All the Difference
The experience of physical separation and
divorce is one of the most financially complicated and emotionally traumatic crises that a person may encounter. With the U.S. Census Bureau estimating that half of first marriages end in divorce, it is also one of the most common. Feelings of fear, helplessness and exhaustion are normal. Surviving the break-up of intimate relationship and understanding how to apply a solution's based approach to family law disputes is daunting, and may seem impossible.
The team of divorce professionals at the Law Offices of Thurman W. Arnold wants to guide you through your relationship conflicts in a sensitive and holistic fashion, without sacrificing your needs and safety. To be effective, resolution strategies must be honest, cost-effective and tailored to your circumstance. We offer you an exceptional ally to aid you through this transition. Whether while negotiating a settlement, or conducting litigation, we make sure to explain the terrain to you, inform your choices, and so ground the process.
If you have separated from your spouse or domestic partner, and need assistance with family law issues, then we can guide you. We handle cases involving division of marital property,
child custody and many others. Even in complex and high-conflict circumstances like family
non-parent custody rights, or valuing and
dividing professional practices and
family businesses, we have solutions that can bring relief and assure that each party receives their just share of the community estate.
Why Hire The Law Offices of Thurman W. Arnold?
Lead attorney, Thurman. W. Arnold is a Certified Family Law Specialist, which means that he earned the right from the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, to hold himself out as a family law expert. Not only do such specialists take a second Bar Examination that tests their comprehension of complex family law matters, they must pass an exhaustive review of their courtroom trial experience and professional ethics.
Only 6 of every 1,000 California divorce lawyers have achieved this coveted accreditation.
Thurman has received an "AV" rating from the Martindale-Hubbell® Registry of Preeminent Lawyers™; the "AV" rating signifies that he is recognized by judges and his peers as having achieved the highest level of professional excellence as a family law attorney. Similarly,
Thurman is rated as "Superb" and as a "10/10" by Avvo, both in terms of professional accomplishments and client satisfaction. We invite you to peruse our
For all of these reasons, he is proud to take only family law and divorce cases. He loves his work.
Thurman incorporates mindfulness tactics into family court litigation and
divorce mediation, in order to help his clients dial down the emotional reactivity that inevitably challenges anyone caught in a
marital dissolution or
dissolution of domestic partnership, or any other species of family law dispute including those involving custody, support, and paternity. In this sense he endeavors to add a "spiritual" dimension in helping his clients to overcome their seemingly horrific circumstances.
For this reason he has accumulated over 300 hours of training as a mediator and
collaborative lawyer. In 2010 he founded Desert Family Mediation Services together with Retired Indio Family Court Commissioner Gretchen W. Taylor. He was instrumental in establishing the court approved
Riverside County Family Law Private Mediation Panel in 2012. Even when cases are not appropriate for mediation, these skills help to reduce the conflict common to the litigated case, and to generate options that make both emotional and economic sense.
He regularly serves as a Judge Pro Tem in the Indio family law department, sitting as a "temporary judge" for the court's morning calendar. He has been the
Chair of the Family Law Section of the Desert Bar Association since January 1, 2012. He is also a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS).
Thurman W. Arnold is a native of Palm Springs, California. Law has been the Arnold family tradition for five generations. He has been serving Riverside County family law clients since 1982. He has represented hundreds of men and women in family law proceedings in and out of court over the pasty thirty years. The Arnold divorce team (including Michael C. Peterson, a rising young star) enjoys bringing order to complicated property, support and custody disputes.
You may find this dedication to be evident as you explore our web sites, which are also very much intended as educational resources for anyone who needs to learn about and understand the legal aspects of divorce and related family law matters.The Enlightened Divorce Blog™ will especially give insight into Mr. Arnold's divorce and family law philosophy.
Honest Divorce Fees and Cutting Edge Expertise
We provide the highest quality legal representation at an ethical price. Please visit our Family Law Statutes, our
Family Law Forms, and our
Family Law Resources links for a wealth of free information.
Your initial 30 minute consultation is without obligation for clients who are considering retaining Mr. Arnold's legal services. We wish we could afford to give this to everybody, but we unfortunately cannot. For those who are really just looking to find an expert family law attorney to discuss their cases and issues with, he is available for
second opinions and consults for California litigants on an hourly basis!
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We serve divorce and family law clients particularly within the desert cities of Palm Springs, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, Joshua Tree, Blythe, Hemet, Twenty-Nine Palms, Cathedral City, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Yucca Valley, Riverside, and Rancho Cucamonga!