Firm Overview

Main Office

380 Alvarado Street
Suite 202
Monterey CA 93940


(831) 372-3900

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I began volunteering at a legal clinic and the vast majority of clients had family law questions. I saw the need for understanding and informative counsel to guide people through the legal system and help them achieve the outcome they desire through education about the legal system. Also, I was touched by the dedication of parents trying to do what was best for their children in trying situations.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I believe that people should become educated about the legal process so that they can make informed legal decisions. When people understand the legal process and procedures they can determine the course of action appropriate for their circumstances -- legal, emotional and financial.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

This is one of the services we provide and encourage in appropriate situations.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

This is one of the services we provide and encourage in appropriate situations.

Debra Vaniman Crawford

Law Offices of Crawford & Crawford

Debra Crawford is a certified family law specialist (certified by the Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California) and a family law mediator. Debra has been practicing law for over 30 years and focuses on Family Law matters and Estate Planning and Probate.

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