The Law Office of Karen Suri

Certified Family Law Specialist/Family Law Attorney/Divorce Lawyer in Los Angeles
1820 Industrial Street, Los Angeles, CAOpening at 9:00 AMOpen today until 5:00 PMOpening at 9:00 AM tomorrowOpening at 9:00 AM on MondaySorry, we're closed
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Affordable Quality Service is my Goal

The Law Office of Karen Suri is a family law firm that handles issues such as divorce, uncontested and default divorce, child custody, visitation, domestic violence, child support, including LGBTQ issues. I also handle guardianship cases. 

I am a Certified Family Law Specialist with a deep and advanced knowledge of family law. This only increases the deep strategy that needs to take place for your individual case, and the knowledge it takes to resolve the issues in your case. 

The first priority of my law office is to provide excellent service to my clients. I understand how frustrating it can be to wonder what is happening in your case, or feel that you cannot get an answer to your questions. As your attorney, it is most important to me that you understand your case, agree with the strategy, and receive a timely response to your questions. 

My ultimate goal for every client is to provide a transparent and efficient experience, thereby minimizing the litigation in your case. This goes hand-in-hand with following the custom tailored case strategy that works for you.  My concern is to find the best and most efficient strategy for you to approve in order to resolve the issues in your case. 

Family law issues can be emotional, draining, and sometimes you just feel like it will never end. My goal is to provide you with clarity in your case through agreed upon strategy so you know what will be happening in your case, and can easily follow up. 

FAQ 

Do I need to hire an attorney? 

This is a deeply personal question that I am often asked. The truth is, you do not need an attorney in order to finalize your family law action. Anyone can represent themselves throughout their case. However, an attorney can make the difference between many hearings where you do not know how to move your case forward, or ask for what you need, versus finishing your case with a minimum of court hearings and time to resolution. Having an attorney, or access to the advice of one, can save the time and stress that you may incur if you do not have an attorney.   

What services do you provide? 

The Law Office of Karen Suri is a family law firm that handles issues such as divorce, child custody, visitation, domestic violence, child support, including LGBTQ issues. I handle uncontested and default divorce, and I also handle guardianship cases.   

Why Hire Me? 

I know that talking to an attorney can be intimidating. I enjoy making the process accessible and as stress free as possible for my clients in order to encourage them to seek quality legal help. 

I care about your case strategy, and I care about guiding you through your litigation in a way that makes you comfortable, and that you understand. I love creative problem solving and apply that passion to each and every one of my cases. 

I want to make representation work for you, and provide different services and fee structures in order to get you the help you need. If you only need to answer a question, I am happy to do that. If you need full representation in your case, I am happy to do that. If you want me to do a part of your case, we can also do that. I provide flexible options so you can have the help you need in a way that works for you.    

Why hire a Certified Family Law Specialist? 

As a Certified Family Law Specialist, I have been recognized by the State Bar of California as having an expertise in the area of Family Law. In order to become a certified specialist, one must pass an exam in addition to the Bar Exam. Hiring a Certified Family Law Specialist gives you the peace of mind that your attorney is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in family law in the State of California. This will give you peace of mind that your attorney is able to handle your complex issues, assets, and concerns.   

How much does a divorce cost? 

There is no flat fee answer to this question as every divorce, and family law case, is different as are the needs of each individual client.  It is through the consultation that we can both figure out the best strategy for resolving your issues.  For example, if you have an uncontested or default divorce where both parties are in agreement or the respondent is not in the case and there is no need for litigation, I may be able to provide you a flat fee for that service. In a lengthy child custody case, it may be better to explore unbundled representation to make it affordable. 

I offer different fee structures to fit your needs.  Sometimes a one-hour consultation is all you need to get you on the right track in your case. I provide the following options to maximize the flexibility you have in resolving your case. You can choose a combination of services if it the right fit, or just one: 
  • Initial consultation: In the one hour consultation my goal is to answer your questions, provide you with a case strategy, and discuss representation options.
  • Retainer agreement: An hourly agreement where I represent you in your case until the agreed upon services are resolved.
  • Unbundled or Flat Fee Services: A flat fee for an agreed upon portion of that case, with the understanding that you will handle all other portions of the case.  

How do I start a case with you? 

Please contact my office via phone to set up an appointment to meet and do your consultation. At the consultation, I will discuss your case with you and provide you my opinion on what needs to be done. If that is all you need to finish your case, then I am satisfied that my job is done. If you need additional services, we will discuss putting those in place according to what works for you. 

Once your contract for services is signed, and I have received payment according to our agreement, I will begin work on your case. 

Do you accept payment plans? 

I am happy to provide payment plans when I am able to do so.  It is important to me that my clients have access to affordable and excellent representation.   

How do you accept payment? 

I accept cash, credit cards, and checks.   

Do you work by phone or email? 

I prefer to minimize phone tag and my client’s time spent coming to meetings if at all possible. I am happy to do phone meetings to answer questions, and I work through email to communicate more quickly and efficiently in your case. I also accommodate requests to work solely in person and phone if that is more comfortable for you. 

My goal is to provide clear, efficient, excellent and affordable representation in your case. I apply my problem solving skills both to your case and to what structure will best suit you to finish your case with my office in an efficient and transparent manner. 

About Me 

I am a first-generation Indian-American, and the first member of my family born here in the United States. I have practiced family law since passing the Bar in 2011. I find it truly rewarding in that I am able to help people in one of the most difficult and important moments in their life.  I became a Certified Family Law Specialist in 2015 in order to provide even more excellent service to my clients. 

A native to New Jersey, I attended the University of Southern California for my undergraduate studies, and earned a B.A. in Economics. Afterward, I attended the California Western School of Law where I earned my J.D.  This balance of economic and legal study truly gives me a rounded knowledge to assist my clients in their cases. 

In addition to my private office, volunteerism and community assistance has always been a cornerstone of my legal career. I have been a volunteer with the non-profit organization Community Lawyers Inc. in Compton, CA since 2011. I am also a Member of the Board of Directors at Community Lawyers Inc. and the Treasurer.  

My passion is to provide access to justice not only through my own law office, but also through volunteer work and supporting various legal assistance organizations. I am able to help people through Community Lawyers Inc. who may not have had access to quality legal services otherwise. This furthers my goal of helping as many people as possible successfully navigate their legal cases and minimize time and frustration spent on these cases to get people back to their lives. 

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1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
United States

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Mon:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed