Jami Kay Fosgate

Jami Kay Fosgate

Law Office of Jami K. Fosgate - Fosgate Family Law & Mediation
  • Family Law, Divorce
  • California
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Jami Fosgate offers NO COURT options to help people save time, money and emotional stress by resolving their problems through Mediation and Collaborative Law without resorting to litigation. Jami Fosgate also provides Limited Scope Legal Document Preparation at a flat fee for parties who want to control the costs of their family law case. A FREE consultation is offered to couples who attend together to learn the benefits of not litigating a family law matter.

Following her own divorce, Ms. Fosgate decided to pursue a new path and enrolled in Loyola Law School where she was on the Dean's List each semester, was active in the Evening Women's Law Association, was selected for membership in the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society and earned the award for "Best Oral Advocate" in the annual Scott Moot Court Competition. While attending law school, Ms. Fosgate served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Lawrence W. Crispo (Ret.) at Los Angeles Superior Court and she worked for two years as a law clerk at California's premier appellate firm, Horvitz & Levy. Ms. Fosgate graduated in the top 15% of her class and was licensed by the California State Bar in December 2004. Ms. Fosgate is admitted to practice law before all California courts and the United States District Court, Central District.

Upon graduation from Loyola Law School, Ms. Fosgate was selected to serve for two years as a Law Clerk for Los Angeles Superior Court in Civil Law and Motion. Since 2006, Ms. Fosgate has devoted her practice exclusively to Family Law. She is a graduate of Woody Mosten's Divorce Mediation training program and serves as a volunteer mediator and temporary Judge for Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law Division. She also serves as a volunteer collaborative attorney for the Loyola Law School - LACLFA Collaborative Law Project.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Additional Practice Areas
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Limited Scope Document Preparation
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Domestic Partnership
  • Parentage - Paternity
  • Property Division
  • Spousal Support ("alimony")
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    A FREE consultation for a couple who attends the appointment together. Regular rate is $285 per hour for mediation and collaborative services, including evenings and Saturdays. Legal Document Preparation is available with flat fees beginning at $500. No litigation services offered.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner/Partner
Law Office of Jami K. Fosgate - Fosgate Family Law & Mediation
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Family Law Associate
Law Office of Mitchell A. Jacobs
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Family Law Associate
Reuben, Raucher & Blum
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Law Clerk
Superior Court of California - County of Los Angeles
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Law Clerk
Horvitz and Levy
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Education
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Juris Doctorate (2004) | Law
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Honors: St. Thomas More Honor Society Member; Scott Moot Court Honors Board - Winner - Best Oralist; Dean's List - Fall 2000 through Spring 2004
Activities: Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review; Evening Women's Law Association
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University of Southern California
B.A. (1980) | Broadcast-Journalism
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Dean's List - Fall 1976 through Spring 1980
Activities: KSCR Radio Station; Alpha Chi Omega; USC Helpline; Joint Educational Project; USC Helenes
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Professional Associations
Pasadena Bar Association
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International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
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Southern California Mediation Association
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Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association
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San Fernando Valley Bar Association
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
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California State Bar  # 232718
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U.S. Federal Disctrict Court - Central District of California
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American Bar Association
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Beverly Hills Bar Association
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Southern California Family Law American Inn of Court
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Burbank Bar Association
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered

Q. When did California Family Code Section 7540 become law?
A: Family Code section 7540 became operative January 1, 1994 when the state adopted a separate "Family Code" as law. Before the adoption of the Family Code, the conclusive presumption of section 7540 was contained in California Evidence Code section 621 which was adopted in 1965. If you found this answer helpful, let me know by clicking the "thumbs-up" button at the bottom of this answer. Thank you. Disclaimer: This response is intended to be a general statement of law and should not be relied upon as legal advice. This response does not create an attorney/client relationship and does not create a right to continuing email exchanges.
Q. Abusive husband of 14 yrs took kids & left me penniless. He won't give me kids or money until I have sex. Is it legal?
A: Your husband has a duty to provide you with support and you are not required to have sex with him in exchange. You may file an independent civil action pursuant to Family Code section 4303 to ask for payment of spousal support. You may also file a divorce petition and ask the court to order the payment of spousal support by your husband. You do not say how old your children are, but if they are minors and you want to share custody of the children with your husband, you may ask the court to make orders for joint custody and payment of child support. You should contact an attorney for assistance. If you do not know any attorneys, contact your local bar association and ask for a referral. You may also want to contact the court's Family Law Facilitator Office or contact a local non-profit group that provides family law help, such as Neighborhood Legal Services. If you found this answer helpful, let me know by clicking the "thumbs-up" button at the bottom of this answer. Thank you. Good luck. Disclaimer: This response is intended to be a general statement of law and should not be relied upon as legal advice. This response does not create an attorney/client relationship and does not create a right to continuing email exchanges.
Q. How do i file a family code section 7822?
A: You should contact an attorney for assistance. If you do not know any attorneys, contact your local bar association and ask for a referral. You may also want to contact the court's Family Law Facilitator Office or contact a local non-profit group that provides family law help, such as Neighborhood Legal Services. If you found this answer helpful, let me know by clicking the "thumbs-up" button at the bottom of this answer. Thank you. Good luck. Disclaimer: This response is intended to be a general statement of law and should not be relied upon as legal advice. This response does not create an attorney/client relationship and does not create a right to continuing email exchanges.
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3500 West Olive Avenue
Suite 300
Burbank, CA 91505
Telephone: (818) 827-7157
Fax: (818) 827-7158
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