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"I hired Delman for my divorce last year. He and his staff helped me through this process and kept me focused and not giving up, or giving in, when your emotions are so raw. His advice was straight forward, no nonsense, and kept me focused on the issues, rather the back and forth that starts during a divorce proceeding. I was awarded a very good settlement, but also, it was fair and took into consideration all the factors, length of my marriage, and the circumstances. I would of never been able to move on so quickly and well, if it hadn't been for him being there for me and his staff's help with all the paperwork. Divorce is a tough time.. seriously, hire a good lawyer who helps you know what not only is important for the moment, but also for the future. I would hire Delman again, without hesitation."


—  Stephanie H., Past Client 

At the Law Office of Delman W. Smith, we firmly believe that your divorce and family law attorney should be thoroughly familiar with the California legal system and the key individuals involved in handling divorce, child custody, and division of property cases.

One of the keys to our success is the personal relationships we have built over the past 40 years with the professionals involved in the divorce and family law process.

We limit our practice to Humboldt County specifically so that we can maintain familiarity and solid relationships with the bailiffs, clerks, judges, psychologists, social workers and custody assessors who can play a vital role in the outcome of your case.

Our firm is proud to provide sound legal advice and high-quality representation to clients facing divorce, alimony, child custody, visitation and marital property division disputes. Whether through negotiation, mediation or litigation, we always look for the best, most cost-effective solutions while working to limit pointless arguments that can be potentially damaging to any children involved.

If you are inclined to select your legal counsel based upon superficial considerations, such as hardwood floors, oriental carpets, view, etc., we may not be for you. This office is committed to results; not appearances, although our location in one of the three oldest buildings in Eureka is a source of some pride. We are at ease and able to focus upon YOUR issues and our commitment to resolving them. We are better able to do that in a comfortable atmosphere, and it is our sincere wish that you are similarly inclined. Function triumphs over form. Our office triumphs over pretense, and at a more manageable cost that is passed on to you, our client. We sincerely hope you share our comfort in our work environment.

Accessibility and convenience should be considerations to you as they are to us. Similarly, superficiality and special effects should not.

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