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225 South Civic Drive Suite 1-3 Palm Springs, CA 92262

Palm Springs and Desert Cities Family Law and Divorce Lawyer

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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, spousal support, child custody and many others. Even in complex and high-conflict circumstances like family relocation, 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, CFLS?

Lead attorney, Thurman. W. Arnold is a Certified Family Law Specialist, which means that he has 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. T hurman 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, he is rated as "Superb" and as a "10/10" by Avvo, both in terms of professional accomplishments and client satisfaction. He was named a California divorce Superlawyer™ in 2015.

Thurman strives to incorporate mindfulness tactics into family court litigation and divorce mediation, in order to help dial down the emotional reactivity that inevitably challenges anyone caught in family law disputes. 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 in Palm Springs. 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.

For all of these reasons, he is proud to take only family law and divorce cases. He loves his work. We invite you to peruse our "Testimonials" page, and to candidly share all relevant information by email - which we will publish!

Thurman W. Arnold is a native of Palm Springs. 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 past thirty two years. The Arnold divorce team (including Michael C. Peterson, a rising star) enjoys bringing order to complicated property, support and custody disputes.

Our web sites - besides being self-promoting - are 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™, especially, gives insight into Mr. Arnold's divorce and family law philosophies, and offers many useful pointers that may resonate for you.

Honest Divorce Fees and Cutting Edge Expertise

We provide the highest quality legal representation at an ethical price. Please check out our Family Law Statutes, our Family Law Judicial Council Forms, our proprietary Sample Arnold Divorce and Family Law Forms pages, and our Family Law Resources links for a wealth of free information and family law "how-to's" (keeping in mind, no legal advice is one size fits all).

Your initial 30 minute consultation is without obligation for clients who are considering retaining Mr. Arnold's or Mr. Peterson's legal services. We wish we could afford to offer this to everybody, but we cannot. For those who are looking to have a fresh conversaton about their case but who live far, far away, we are available for Second Opinions and consults for California family law litigants on an hourly basis!

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We serve divorce and family law clients particularly within the desert cities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, 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!

Law Firm of Thurman W. Arnold III - Palm Springs Divorce Attorney
Located at 225 South Civic Drive, Suite 1-3 Palm Springs, CA 92262. View Map
Phone: (760) 320-7915

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