For various reasons, I had to consult a California family law attorney. selenesue suggested Wendy Herzog. I left her a message and a couple of hours later she called back. Very, very helpful lady. She understood my story and laid out the legal implications clearly enough for me understand. Even though I made it clear up front this probably wouldn't lead to a case for her she stayed on the phone with me for over 40 minutes (at no charge). Final advice--don't hire a lawyer, it wouldn't be worth it.
So I can heartily recommend Wendy Herzog of Century Park East in Los Angeles to anyone looking for a family law attorney.