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Angelina Bradley

Angelina Bradley

Domestic Violence, Military Divorce and Custody, and Victim Rights Attorney
  • Domestic Violence, Military Law, Family Law...
  • California, Colorado, DC
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I am a retired Navy Judge Advocate helping families, working professionals, parentrepreneurs, and creatives attain work-life balance. I am a licensed attorney in California, Colorado, and the District of Columbia. I am also a certified as a mediator and peer specialist. I help my clients find a work-life balance goal, then craft solutions to empower them to attain those goals. For most of my clients, that means providing compassionate family law services to restructure a family: from marriage to divorce; reworking custody and visitation; adding a new member to the family through adoption; or restoring safety. I will guide you through this life transition by providing objectivity in an emotionally-charged while advocating for your interests. For clients not experiencing a family restructuring, it means using my lawyer's eagle-eye to ensure their Woman Owned Small Business application is complete. Still others rely on my legal advocacy skills craft persuasive letters of exemption to meet Small Business Association contracting requirements. Most of my clients need assistance making sure their online businesses are legally compliant so they can stay up, running, and bringing in money. Others need contracts for nannies and maintenance contractors that enable them to work more effectively outside the home. And some need a consultation with a certified peer specialist to help them define and focus on a work-life balance goal. I am here to help you live more effectively and leverage the law to bring you success. Let's grow together.

Practice Areas
  • Domestic Violence
  • Military Law
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
Additional Practice Areas
  • Victims Rights
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Free Consultation
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
10th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Family Law Attorney
- Current
Managing Partner
In Balance Legal
- Current
Managing Attorney
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
Supervised a comprehensive legal services program of six attorneys and two interns across two distinct practice groups that served the unique needs of persons trafficked for the purpose of modern-day slavery. Collaborated with, trained, and provided technical assistance to law enforcement, justice partners, community-based organizations, and private enterprise. Managed a team of staff attorneys, interns, and volunteer counsel. Oversaw programmatic budget, evaluated programs, and secured grant-based funding.
Family Law Attorney
Marjaree Mason Center
Provided holistic legal representation and services for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault in Fresno County. Prepared legal documents; represented clients in contested bench trials. Assisted with volunteer training and management; advocated for clients with law enforcement and other agencies; provided training to other staff and the community; participated in community and agency committees.
Judge Advocate
U.S. Navy
University of Colorado Law School
J.D. (2009)
University of Colorado - Denver
M.A. (2009) | Public Administration
Metropolitan State College of Denver
B.A. (2006) | Psychology
Professional Associations
State Bar of Colorado # 41581
State Bar of California # 299538
Articles & Publications
Book Review: iPad in One Hour for Litigators
The Colorado Lawyer
Speaking Engagements
Legal Remedies for Human Trafficking Victims, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
International Human Rights Clinic
Bradley, A. Z. (2017, August)
Legal Remedies for Human Trafficking Victims for Pro Bono Attorneys, Los Angeles, CA
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
8-hour MCLE presented with Richard, S. (2017, August)
Websites & Blogs
Angelina Bradley's Website Profile
In Balance Legal
Doppelt and Forney, APLC Website
Legal Answers
168 Questions Answered

Q. I had a trail for my Divorce and the judge didn't even hear my side. What can I do?
A: If the statement of decision hasn't been issued yet by the judge, I'd hold off on worrying for now. I've often had self-represented parties come to be, believing their side of the story wasn't heard, only to have the statement of decision come out in their favor. That may be the case here. Judges are pretty good about knowing which facts matter and following the law -- it may have been in your case that the law and facts were pretty clear. Not getting to say everything you wanted to say is not always the same thing as not getting to present your case. If the statement of decision has been issued, my recommendation is to consult with an attorney to discuss what the decision means and how you can move forward if there are things you don't agree with. The law firm Levitt and Quinn in Los Angeles has pro bono/low bono/sliding scale options. They're a non-profit family law firm and they may be able to help you. Good luck.
Q. Can a lawyer in san diego call me and tell me my daughter has court in two days???
A: You can actually search the court system yourself at: You’ll need either the case number or a name to search. You can see everything but adoption, paternity, and child support only cases. If your daughter needs legal assistance, you can pass my information along: 619-483-4343 or
Q. what can I sue my spouse for?
A: I suggest you contact an attorney to discuss the facts of your case, because the answer is very different for each individual. Is the case filed here in California? If so, please feel free to reach out to me, or any of the other attorneys you find here on Justia. I’m at 619-483-4343 or
Q. Can the noncustodial parent get in trouble for lyingabout not being the father just to get away for not paying Child su?
A: If the non-custodial parent made a statement under oath that he knew to be false, then yes, it is possible. But here, you have a paternity action, and he's asking you to prove he's the father prior to child support being ordered. That is not an unreasonable request. And, ultimately, the delaying tactic won't matter. Child support will be ordered retroactive to the date that the order requesting it was filed. So, let's say you filed in August. He requested testing in October, you get results in December, and those results show that he is likely the father. The court would then order support going all the way back to August. Good luck with your case.
Q. What do I need to do to modify orders since father is unwilling?
A: You would file a Request for Order for modification of child custody and visitation. The court would then order you both to Recommending Counseling (mediation) to try to come to an agreement. If no agreement, the Counselor would make a recommendation to the court, and the court would likely make that recommendation its order. You should consult with an attorney directly if you have any questions regarding your case. Feel free to reach out to me or any attorney in your area for consultation. Co-parenting is rough. Good luck.
Q. where can i find an free or low affordable lawyer for a custody case. i really need help with my case.
A: The family law facilitator’s office or self-help Center at your courthouse will provide guidance for free. If you’re looking for an in-court attorney to make an appearance at the hearing, start with Bay Legal. If they can’t help, try searching for “unbundled lawyer services”. Many attorneys, like me, offer limited scope services and payment plans. Unfortunately I’m in San Diego — I could help with your paperwork but not with showing up in court. Good luck.
Q. I filed DV tro including my son will that return him to me from his father when sheriff serve? Includes custody.
A: If your son is a protected party and the order includes that custody is with you, then you can use the order to contact law enforcement to help you retrieve your son once the order is served. I'm sorry you're going through this. Good luck.
Q. What are my rights in this divorce?
A: Odds are high that you're international prenup does not meet the requirements of Family Code 1615. I cannot speak to whether getting a divorce back in Iraq or Jordan would afford you more rights. I can only say that California is a community property state, meaning you each hold equal shares in all you obtained during the marriage. You mention pre-marital assets. California would not be able to help you here, and, unless your prenup did meet the 1615 requirements, it would likely be unenforceable here. My best recommendation to you is to consult with a family law attorney. Bring your prenup so the attorney can review. Good luck.
Q. Can I change lawyers if I chose to? I am in a middle of a divorce proceeding and my current lawyer is delaying my case.
A: You can always choose who your lawyer is, so if you aren’t satisfied, changing attorneys is one option. May I suggest, before you do that, to talk to your attorney. Share your concern that the case is being delayed and ask how s/he can move the case along. While it is possible the delay is your attorney, it may very well be something else. When you hire a new attorney, a certain portion of the money you spend with that attorney is him/her getting up to speed on your case, something your current attorney already has done. Good luck with whatever you choose.
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