Partner • Divorce and Family Law Attorney


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As a divorce and family law attorney, Paul Lerandeau specializes in representing business owners, medical professionals, and farmers during family law proceedings. He helps them maintain control of their business operations during a divorce and makes sure that all support orders are based upon appropriate income figures, to ensure the best results possible.

Accounting and Taxation Experience

Paul is particularly knowledgeable in accounting and taxation. Whether you have internal accounting staff or outside professionals, they will find Paul easy to work with. He is a member of the Forensic and Valuation Services Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Protecting All Your Assets

In addition, he will marshal his network of financial experts to help trace and protect your separate property interests in your businesses, income streams, and other significant assets. Paul has extensive experience in cases involving agri-business and professional practices. He is also very familiar with real property law, title issues, and their nexus with family law. 

Dealing With Business Entities

Paul’s 25 years of family law practice has allowed him to develop an in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of businesses, including the nuances of entity formats such as sub-chapter S corporations, C corporations, limited liability partnerships, and how to differentiate these entities and their income from the client in the eyes of the Family Court.

Knowledge, Negotiation, Litigation

Paul earned his undergraduate degree in business. This helps explain why he is able to quickly grasp so many nuances of business form and structure. In law school, he graduated in the top ten percent of his class.

Paul can help you achieve the best results possible in your family law case with his powerful skill set of legal knowledge, negotiation success, and litigation prowess. Call Paul today at (559) 230-2600.


Loyola Marymount University, J.D., cum laude, 1989, California State University, Fresno, B.S. 1985.


California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1989.

Practice Areas

Family Law (100%)


●Order of the Coif;
●St. Thomas More Law Honor Society;
●AV Rated - Martindale Hubbell;
●Northern California Super Lawyer (2013 - 2014);
●Firm of the Year Award, Central California Legal Services, (1997);
●President's Pro Bono Service Award, 5th District, State Bar of California, (1999);
●Attorney of the Year Award, Central California Legal Services, (1999);
●Judge Pro Tem (Family Law, 1999-2008), Fresno County Superior Court;
●Member: Fresno County Superior Court Advisory Committee, (2001-2003); and
●Child Custody Program Advisory Board, (2002-2003).


  • Central Valley Collaborative Law Association
  • International Academy of Collaborative Law Professionals
  • Fresno County Bar Association (Family Law Section Vice Chair 2000-2001, Chair 2001-2002 Pro Bono Services Section Chair: 2001-2009)
  • State Bar of California (Member, Family Law Section)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Forensic and Valuation Services Section (Associate Member)


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