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WELCOME!

Thanks for visiting. Since you’re here, you are probably looking for information about California Child Custody, Visitation, Child Support, or Divorce. You probably have tons of questions and at some point, you will need answers.  I’m a California Child Custody & Divorce Attorney, Mediator, and Co-Parent Coach. If you’re looking for answers, you are in the right place!

Irrational decisions made without understanding how California Family Laws and the court process works can very quickly result in costly consequences. This is a very complex area of law that must be navigated carefully.  The more you know, the better things will go.

Here you will find an abundance of information that will give you a basic understanding of Family law, including:

& other resources that will be useful during this process.

So, feel free to take a look around and indulge.  Most information is organized by category.  However, if you’re looking for something specific, use the search functions on this site to locate content that might be of interest.

We can help you. The Grayson law team understands the sensitive nature of family law issues and we take pride in helping families like yours through the process as painlessly and productively as possible so you can move forward and start fresh.

We have very diverse clientele, including successful professionals, business owners, celebrities, and those in the entertainment industry and handle their cases with the utmost discretion.

WE HANDLE THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF CASES:

We personally represent clients in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside counties, and in select cases, San Diego and Northern California counties.

If you’re ready to take the next step, we would love to help. Click HERE to take the next step OR give us a call at (310)321-4617.

In addition to Legal Representation, Consulting, and Advice, I also offer:

Merissa Grayson’s passion is unmatched. I’ve personally witnessed her transform families in the throws of conflict to a harmonious team. She is a Family Law attorney, but she is also very transparent about her own personal experiences as a Wife, Mother and Stepmom. Not only does she talk the talk, she WALKS the walk. Merissa is meticulous about finding the best solutions for families in turmoil, she is fair and extremely pleasant to work with. I refer all of my colleagues to her because I know she genuinely cares about her clients and the family unit. With Merissa on your case, you can rest assured that your family is about to change for the best!

Naja H.

Merissa is EVERYTHING a family lawyer should be! She’s not focused on sticking it to the other parent but is really concerned about what’s best for the child. As a member of a blended family she is able to offer real life solutions to not just her legal clients to biological mom, dads and even step-parents.

I have personally been a witness to Merissa take a one-sided legal battle to an equal parenting situation that mostly benefited the children involved.

Jennifer P.

Merissa has been an asset to my life both personally and professionally. Not only has she helped my blended-family with her family law practice, but she’s also been the secret sauce behind my business’ legal affairs for two years and accounting.

Patrice W.

Merissa gets it done!

When most people think of lawyers they think of stuffy, non-responsive, impersonal people. Merissa is the exact opposite! What I love about working with her is that I can see she REALLY cares about her clients and she goes the extra mile to handle your needs in a timely manner. Key word… Timely! Her professionalism is second to none.

I have hired her several times for my business (copyright, contracts etc.) and she now is my family lawyer as well. I can’t imagine working with anyone else at this point.

Natalie G.

Amazing! Very innovative and cutting edge in her approach to solutions for domestic relations crisis! Worth every time of her retainer!

Deborah P.

What can I say about The Business of Co-Parenting but it is Awesome! This has truly been my Bible with it comes to handling my own co-parenting situation. Just when I thought there was no hope for me and the father of my daughter Merissa created the best book I could have ever asked for. I still refer to it when I feel lost in any situation with my Daughter’s Father. Merissa is never to busy to Talk me off a ledge when I feel our situation is hopeless. She is truly an expert in what she does. Thanks to her we are true working blended family. It’s never hopeless.

Shameka K.

The Business of Co-Parenting for Moms is amazing! I’ve purchased it for a few of my friends, some in very difficult situations. Every woman I’ve given it to has been so grateful after reading it. But please note, if you’re looking for a bunch of fluff so you can be coddled and told that you’re doing everything right and everyone else is wrong, this is NOT the read for you. This book encourages you to be honest about your situation and how your own actions may be affecting your family harmony (or lack thereof) but it does so in an extremely insightful and thoughtful way. Reading it feels like you’re talking to a friend who cares about you but is not afraid to tell you hard truths. Every mom I have given this book to has thanked me for it. Thanks Mrs. Grayson for using your expertise as an attorney and your experience as a parent in a blended family to put out a great book with real tips that can help real moms in real situations! Bravo!

Nicole U.

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When I opened my family law practice, I began to notice a recurring trend in the families I worked with. It seemed that even after my clients’ legal issues were resolved, the struggle to co-parent cooperatively remained. Getting a legal “order” did nothing to change the day-to-day conflict or drama that their families faced. Their lives seemed to mirror the life I had prior to figuring out how to resolve my own co-parenting issues. So, I started working with my clients, sharing some of the strategies my family implemented and encouraging them to make a positive shift in the way they think and co-parent. As a result, many have achieved a level of peace that custody orders alone do not afford. You can get that peace for your family too>> bit.ly/coparentbusiness ... See MoreSee Less

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