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Patrick DeCarolis, Jr

Patrick DeCarolis Jr.Member
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Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Alimony
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Community Property Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gay and Lesbian Family Law
  • Interstate Support
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Name Changes
  • Non-Traditional Family Law
  • Palimony
  • Paternity
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Restraining Orders
  • Separation Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Uncontested Divorce

Admitted: 1978, California

Law School: Whittier College School of Law, J.D.

Member: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Los Angeles County Bar Association (Family Law Section Chair, 1997–1998; Executive Committee Member, Family Law Section; Chair, Annual Family Law Symposium, 1995); State Bar of California

Biography: Listed, Best Lawyers in America, Family Law. Named, Super Lawyer, Los Angeles Magazine/Law and Politics. Speaker: Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Symposia; American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Institute of Trial Advocacy. Mr. DeCarolis, a certified family law specialist, has been practicing for 30 years and has limited his practice to family law matters for the last 20 years. He was associated with Manley Freid and Paul Caruso in the early 1980s, and he opened his own family law practice in 1982. In 1997, he was a founding partner in DeCarolis & Trope, LLP, which joined Trope and Trope in 2001. In 2007, Mr. DeCarolis and Michael Trope founded Trope & DeCarolis, LLP. He is also an editorial consultant for Matthew Bender and has contributed to the Rutter Group in its family law publication. Mr. DeCarolis has served as a Judge pro tem in the Los Angeles Superior Court in Santa Monica and in Van Nuys, and has been a member of the Mediation Panel for the Family Law Departments in the Central and West Districts. Mr. DeCarolis was trial and appellate counsel in the international move-away case, Condon v. Cooper. Mr. DeCarolis’ practice involves all areas of family law, including child custody and paternity matters. Fellow: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Born: Rochester, New York

Cases: Condon v. Cooper 62 CA 4th 533, (1998).