Los Angeles Attorney, Certified Family Law Specialist, Debra S. Frank provides comprehensive family law and divorce counsel, including advice and representation in matters involving Divorce / Dissolution, Separation, Division of Property, Division of Debt, Spousal Support / Alimony, Child Support, Child Custody and Visitation, International Custody and Interstate Custody, Modifications of Custody and Support Agreements, Prenuptial Agreements and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Domestic Relationships, Paternity, Domestic Violence and more.
Debra S. Frank utilizes traditional litigation, mediation, and collaborative family law to help clients successfully resolve family law problems.
Attorney Debra S. Frank is passionate about her clients and the practice of family law. She is a speaker and author on family law topics, and is a resource to whom other attorneys turn for a better understanding of some of family law's most complex issues. She has been an effective litigator and negotiator for a wide range of clients, including business and entertainment professionals and executives.
HONORS AND APPOINTMENTS:
Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
Named by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Southern California for 2009-2014
Certified Specialist, Family Law, California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California, 1993-present
Spirit of CEB Award, October 2012 for generous contributions to the Continuing Education of the Bar California and service to the profession
Commissioner, Vice-Chairperson, California Law Revision, 1982-1983, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown
Public Member, Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Home Furnishings, 1980-1981, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown
Debra S. Frank is actively involved with a wide variety of organizations in the California legal community, including:
Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS)
Newsletter Editor, 2000-2001, 20098-200109, 2014
Board Member, 2000-2002, 2007-2012, June 2013-present
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Board of Governors, 2009-2013
Family Law Section, Executive Committee Chair, 2011-2012
Family Law Section, Executive Committee Member, 2008-present
Century City Bar Association
Board of Governors, 1998-2004, 2007-2012
Family Law Section, Chair, 1997-2012
Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Family Law Section Executive Committee:
Member, 1998-2004, 2005-present
Family Law Reference Book Editor, 1998-2000, 2002, 2004-present
Family Law Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Settlement Officer, 1986-present
Southern California Business Litigation Inn of Court Member, 2007-2012
Southern California Family Law American Inn of Court
Founding Member, 2007-present
State Bar of California
Family Law Advisory Commission, Board of Legal Specialization Commissioner, 2005-2008
Family Law Executive Committee , 1995-1999
State Bar Family Law News Contributing Editor, 2008-present
Attorney Debra S. Frank is also a respected author and speaker:
Speaker and Moderator for Los Angeles County Bar, State Bar and other local and statewide Family Law and Continuing Education Programs, including programs for the Beverly Hills Bar Association Family Law section, Provisors, and the Southern California Family Law American Inn of Court. She was Moderator and panelist for the CEB 2013 Family Law Conference .
Author of chapter "Marital Agreements" for CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar-California) book California Marital Settlement & Other Family Law Agreements, Third Edition, updated April 2014
Author of chapter "Stock Options and Benefits Under Executive Business Plans" for CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar-California) book Dividing Pensions and Other Employee Benefits in California Divorces updated June 2011.
Author, "What are my options if my fiance refuses to sign a prenuptial agreement?" Super Lawyers Supplement to Los Angeles Magazine, February 2009, page S-34
Contact Certified Family Law Specialist Debra S. Frank today to discuss your situation with an attorney with over 25 years of experience and extensive knowledge of California divorce and family law.