Manhattan Beach Divorce Lawyer Ann Grant
  • Divorce / Dissolution
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Visitation Rights
  • Property Division
  • Spousal Support & Partner Support
  • Determining Income Available for Support
  • Modification of Support
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Requests for Attorney’s Fees and Costs


Our Approach

A divorce can be one of life’s greatest challenges. It isn’t the end of your life. We are committed to assisting you as you write your new story. To that end, we have a network of qualified professionals that will address each area of your life that requires attention: legal, financial, and emotional support. We work with you to create a strategy that will enable you to meet your objectives and successfully get your life on track. This plan is tailored to your specific needs, and often includes assistance with financial issues and maintaining stability for your children throughout the process. Our goal is to help you work through the process with ease and to minimize your stress as we help you accomplish your goals. We strive to cooperatively resolve your matter, and have the skills and experience to obtain positive results in the courtroom, if necessary.

Traditional Litigation

Litigation is the traditional divorce process where both parties hire divorce attorneys who provide legal advice and represent their client in negotiations and court hearings. Each divorce attorney advocates positions based on the personal wants, needs and viewpoints of their client. The process may involve the use of formal legal procedures, known as “discovery,” to obtain financial and other relevant information. My extensive litigation background allows me to aggressively pursue your rights if we go this route.


Divorce Mediation is a voluntary process through which you make decisions together with your spouse based on an understanding of your views, your spouse’s views, and the reality you face. A divorce mediator facilitates your discussions but does not give advice or make decisions. The mediator may, however, make suggestions as to how the various disputed issues can be resolved and what the process would be if the matter were litigated. If both parties are willing to compromise, this approach may work for you.


Much like Mediation, this is a non-adversarial method of resolving a divorce without going to court. In this process, each party has their own “collaboratively trained” attorney to assist and advise them. Often a team approach is used in this process, utilizing financial professionals and/or mental health professionals. A
Collaborative Divorce is far less costly than a traditional divorce and affords each party their own attorney who guides them through the process.

Feel free to contact us today regarding your family law case. We are looking forward to working with you.