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Debra Crawford

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380 Alvarado Street
Second Floor
Monterey, CA 93940
Fax: 8313724900

Description of Practice

Debra Vaniman Crawford is a Certified Family Law Specialist (certified by the Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California). Debra is also a trained and experienced family law mediator. Debra’s practice consists primarily of family law matters. She also practices in the areas of estate planning and probate. Debra has been practicing law for 33 years.

Debra attended Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles where she graduated cum laude. Debra’s family law experience has been enriched by her service to the Women's Legal Clinic where she served as a volunteer attorney and as the President of the Board of Directors. Debra received an Outstanding Achievement Award from Mayor Bradley for her valuable service to the community with the Women's Legal Clinic. Debra has lectured on the subject of 'move away' custody cases and independent adoptions. Debra has received the Super Lawyer's Award. She has been rated as a Top Contributor by Avvo for 2014, 2015, and 2016 for her on-line contributions and is rated 10 out 10 by Avvo.

Debra is a family law mediator. She has been on the mediator panel of the innovative Mosten Mediation Centers. Debra enjoys mediation and helping families structure their new lives apart instead of tearing each other apart in litigation and protracted court battles.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Trust Management

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional