3 employees
38 years in business

About this pro

Santa Monica family law attorney Clarke L. Young offers full representation for family law cases filed in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, California. We represent you in every aspect of your divorce proceeding from initial filing through judgment on all issues as well as in post-judgment proceedings, including hearings and trials, obtaining judgments of dissolution (decrees of divorce), child custody and visitation orders, child and spousal support (also known as maintenance and alimony) modifications, domestic violence restraining orders, and property division.

We specialize in representing people whose spouses suffer from Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Because Borderline divorces are by far the most difficult of all divorces to litigate and resolve, “garden-variety” divorces are, in comparison, walks in the park for us.

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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Initial telephone call with you helps us decide: (a) if we can help you, and (b) if it is a good fit for both of us.  If so, a Legal Services Agreement is prepared and emailed to the you. No attorney/client relationship is established until the Legal Services Agreement is properly executed and the initial retainer is paid.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

            South Royalton, VT
Description: Masters of Studies in Environmental Law degree, Cum Laude

            Los Angeles, California
Description: Juris Doctor degree

            Santa Barbara, California

Description: Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in urban and regional planning and design with philosophy minor; Rhodes Scholarship nominee (first UCSB student ever nominated)

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Hourly rates vary depending upon the skill level of each person who is assigned to your case.

How did you get started in this business?

Mr. Clarke L. Young successfully practiced land use law in Alaska for 15 years and was elected to public office for three years before marrying a woman who suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder. Their divorce gave Mr. Young a new career.

What types of customers have you worked with?

All types, but because Borderline divorces are expensive our typical clients have a net worth over $2M.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

In January 2019, after a ten-day international child abduction hearing (each day was a half day on different dates), Mr. Clarke L. Young's client was awarded custody of his son and the abducting parent was ordered to pay $47,000 in attorney's fees to Mr. Young's client.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

We do not do any pro bono work.

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Can you afford to litigate a Borderline child custody proceeding through completion?  Do you have the emotional and psychological stamina and fortitude to litigate a Borderline child custody proceeding through completion?  Do you have the admissible evidence needed to win a Borderline child custody proceeding? Do you have a "team" of people who can litigate your Borderline child custody proceeding?

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