The Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

The Southern California Chapter of the AAML

Founded in 1985, the Southern California Chapter of the AAML includes 89 fellows. We serve residents of southern California up to Arroyo Grande. Judges and attorneys recognize our fellows as legal professionals with a high degree of legal acumen and integrity. When you use the Southern California Chapter of the AAML to find an attorney for your case, you know you're connecting with a reputable lawyer who will do everything in their power to help you find the best path forward in your case.

AAML National Mission

In 1962, a group of highly-regarded domestic relations attorneys founded the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) with the intent of creating a society of highly-skilled, capable negotiators and litigators. The mission of the AAML was simple: Connect individuals with peer-reviewed, trustworthy attorneys near them. Today, the AAML has more than 1,650 fellows across 50 states. At the Southern California Chapter of the AAML, we're proud to help Californians find qualified, accomplished attorneys who will provide them with the counsel they deserve.

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AAML Membership Criteria

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has a strict set of standards for admission. To learn more about the qualifications necessary to become a Fellow and instructions on how to apply, please visit the national AAML website via the button below.

Qualifications for Membership

  • 10 Year Practice Requirement as an Attorney
  • Substantial Involvement in the Area of Matrimonial & Family Law
  • Competence to Litigate Complex Matrimonial & Family Matters
  • Competence to Settle Complex Matrimonial & Family Law Matters
  • Applicant Must Be a Practicing Attorney and Not a Sitting Judge unless the Applicant Meets the Other Standards
  • Applicant Must Be a California Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California
  • Extensive Interview Process with Chapter Leadership
  • Professional Reputation Must Be in Good Standing
  • Demonstrate Leadership in the Family Law Community
  • Must Adhere to AAML Bounds of Advocacy
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