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, 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.
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,
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 and 2016.
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 Thurman 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, Thurman is proud to take only family law and
divorce cases. The Arnold divorce team includes
Michael C. Peterson, who
also is a Certified Family Law Specialist (rated "Superb" by AVVO).
Together, we enjoy bringing order to complicated property, support and
We invite you to peruse our
"Testimonials" pages to inspect what
hundreds of others have said about our firm. Or check our Yelp reviews. We strive
to be 'the real deal.'
Our web site - besides being self-promoting - is very much intended as
an educational resource for anyone who needs to learn about and understand
the legal aspects and nuances of divorce and related family law matters. Our
Enlightened Divorce Blog™, particularly, gives insights into our divorce and family law philosophies
and is regularly read and relied upon by fellow practitioners (and even
judges), and offers many useful pointers that may resonate for you. In
fact, we are approaching 1,000,000 pages read each year!
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
We wish we could afford to offer this to everybody, but we cannot
. For those who are looking to have a fresh conversation 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!
Palm Springs AV Rated Divorce Attorney
We care about our clients and their families!
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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!