Debra S. Frank, Certified Family Law Specialist
Debra S. Frank, a Certified Family Law Specialist in Century City, California, was again named by Southern California Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in Southern California for 2010. She was previously named by Southern California Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in 2009. Only five percent of the lawyers in Southern California are named by Super Lawyers.
Debra S. Frank (dsfranklawoffice.com) has been named by Southern California Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Southern California for 2010. Only five percent of the lawyers in Southern California are named by Super Lawyers. Attorney Frank was previously named by Southern California Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Southern California for 2009. For the 2009 edition of Super Lawyers, Attorney Frank was asked to write for one of the "ask Super Lawyers" columns. Her article, "What are my options if my fiancé refuses to sign a prenuptial agreement?," appeared in the special advertising section of the February 2009 issue of Los Angeles Magazine. The article is available at Ms. Frank's website.
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Debra S. Frank is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section Executive Committee and its Chair-Elect, editor of its annual Family Law Symposium book, and a mediator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law section. She regularly serves as a moderator and presenter for family law programs. She just completed three-year terms as a Commissioner for the Family Law Advisory Commission, Board of Legal Specialization, and as the Chair of the Financial Issues - L.A. Standing Committee, State Bar Family Law Executive Committee, and currently serves as its Vice Chair. She is a Board Member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS) and its current Newsletter Editor. She is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Board of Governors, on its Family Law Executive Committee, and serves on the Board of Governors of the Century City Bar Association, and is the Chair of its Family Law Section. Debra S. Frank was admitted to the California Bar in 1977 and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar. She graduated from Boston University in 1970 with honors, Carnegie Mellon University (M.A., with honors, 1972), and Southwestern Law School (J.D., 1977).
With over twenty years experience in family law, her practice includes divorce and dissolution of marriage; California community property; spousal support/alimony; child support; child custody and child visitation; breach of fiduciary duty; domestic partnerships; prenuptial & postnuptial agreements; litigation; modifications of custody and support agreements; domestic violence; interstate custody; international custody; paternity and paternity tests; and debt division.
Debra S. Frank, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Debra S. Frank, APLC
Los Angeles, CA