The Dadvocates California's Men's Rights Lawyers

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The Dadvocates are always available, even at night and on weekends. We also offer virtual consultations and remote representation. You can get in touch with our attorneys right now by phone or through our online contact form. The Dadvocates serve clients throughout the state, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and all municipalities in between.

Who Are the Dadvocates?

The Dadvocates are family law attorneys and criminal defense lawyers who understand that men face unique challenges in legal proceedings. Even though the law is written in gender-neutral terms, the reality is that sexist stereotypes and outdated cultural expectations often place men at a disadvantage in court, especially in matters of child custody and child support. Our lawyers have dedicated their careers to counteracting these gender biases and defending men's rights.

Our attorneys operate throughout the state of California, representing fathers and men without children in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and everywhere in between. If you have a case you'd like to discuss with our legal team, please contact us today to set up a consultation.

"Great Divorce Attorneys."


Roshanda Gavin


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After years of fighting for visitation rights, my brother was not only awarded those rights but joint legal custody as well. If you need legal representation that will fight for you and get the job done this team is who I recommend. 

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Chantelle Garcia


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Great divorce attorneys. Highly recommend.

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What Do the Dadvocates Do?

Family Law

We started our California law firm because we believe that children live their best lives when they have relationships with their fathers. We also realized that men often face an uphill battle in divorce court. Our attorneys can work with you to:

  • Achieve a custody arrangement that gives you as much time with your children as possible
  • Negotiate fair child support and/or spousal support arrangements
  • Fight false accusations of domestic violence or child abuse
  • Protect your assets during property division negotiations
  • Modify existing court orders when circumstances change
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Criminal Defense Law

Have you been charged with a crime in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, or some other area of California? The attorneys at the Dadvocates can provide aggressive defense to protect your rights and fight for reduced or dropped charges. Our lawyers defend men who are accused of:

  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Child Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Charges
  • DUI
  • Sex Crimes
  • Weapons Charges
  • White Collar Crime
  • More
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A Trial-Ready Approach

Other California lawyers may be afraid of court, but not the Dadvocates. We take on every case with a willingness to go as far as necessary to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. If that means appearing in court before a judge and jury, then that's what our lawyers will do.

We will never tell you to settle for an unfair custody/support arrangement or to take a plea deal because we don't want to go through litigation. Our attorneys have the confidence and the knowledge of California law to appear before a judge and persuasively present your side of the case. When you work with our legal practice, you will be able to trust that your lawyer did everything possible to protect your rights, your family, and your freedom.

Schedule a Consultation

The Dadvocates are standing by and ready to take on new clients in California. We represent men from areas all over the state, including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Bakersfield, San Jose, and Orange County.

If you are looking to hire a lawyer, or if you just have questions about the law, we encourage you to schedule a virtual consultation with our practice today. You can arrange a consultation by phone or by email.

Call the Dadvocates: 818-824-5800

Featured Practice Areas

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Child Custody

California law directs judges in family court to approve custody plans that serve the best interest of the child. Our attorneys believe, and we're sure you agree, that it is in the best interest of the child to spend a significant amount of time with Dad. Whether you're negotiating a custody arrangement with a co-parent or petitioning a judge for more custody, our lawyers can help you with all legal matters related to custody and visitation.

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Child Support

Are you struggling to make ends meet because of child support payments? Or are you unable to provide for your child because you're not receiving the support you are due from your co-parent? Whatever the case may be, our attorneys can help. We understand child support law in California, and we help dads negotiate and modify support agreements.

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Spousal Support

When it comes to alimony or spousal support in California, men often end up with bad deals. Although the law allows for a spouse of any gender to receive alimony, men can face discrimination by judges, even if their soon-to-be-ex-spouses earn significantly more income. Our attorneys can help you receive the support you need and help you avoid paying support you can't afford.

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Military Divorce

Divorce is always a complex process, but divorces involving members of the military can be especially complicated. If you're stationed in California and thinking about ending your marriage, consult with our lawyers. We can help you sort through the legal complexities, including matters related to military pensions and Survivor Benefit Plans.

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Domestic Violence Defense

Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for disgruntled partners to make false accusations of domestic violence during a divorce or a custody dispute. Of course, men are particularly vulnerable to these bad-faith accusations. The Dadvocates know how to defend men who have been accused of domestic violence. 

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DUI Defense

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the state of California carries heavy consequences, including large fines, license suspension, and potential jail time. However, DUI charges are not unbeatable. Our attorneys can investigate the traffic stop that led to your arrest to determine if the stop was legal and whether any sobriety test was administered properly. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a lawyer?

The law never requires you to work with an attorney. However, if you are facing criminal charges or any kind of family law dispute, we highly recommend that you at least consult with a legal professional. With an attorney on your side who understands the intricacies of California law, your chances of success greatly increase.

When can I call?

The Dadvocates are always ready to receive calls from new clients. You can call our legal practice right now to schedule a time for your virtual consultation.

What will we cover in a consultation?

During your initial consultation with one of our lawyers, we will listen to your story and ask questions about your case. Then, we will help you understand the law and recommend the best course of action. We will honestly recommend whether we are the right firm for you, and then you can decide whether or not to hire the Dadvocates.

Dads Have Rights The Dadvocates Protect Them

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We make the law work for fathers in Los Angeles and throughout California. We can help you stay a part of your child's life. Contact us today to get started.

"Ethical, Honest, and Hard-Working."


Johanna Obermeyer


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Very professional law firm that advocates for father's rights. I would recommend anyone here. Attorneys are very professional with valuable experience and amazing educational histories.

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Samira Moughrabi


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Ethical, honest, and hardworking.

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The Dadvocates

The Dadvocates are the only lawyers in California exclusively focused on protecting the rights of fathers. Our attorneys have received awards and prestigious recognitions from Super Lawyers, Avvo, and the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. We assist dads in a variety of legal matters, including:

You can request a consultation with our firm by filling out our online form or calling (818) 824-5800.

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