Attorney Joy Kraft MilesJoy Kraft Miles

Family Law Certified Specialist

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Joy Kraft Miles is the President of Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation. Joy began working for her mother at the Law Offices of Marcia Kraft in 1994, when Joy was a receptionist and billing clerk. Since then, Joy has held the positions of office manager, law clerk/paralegal, associate attorney, and partner—she has literally held every position in the firm, working her way from the bottom up, including, at one point, doing the tech support. Prior to acquiring this firm, Joy was a partner of Kraft, Miles & Miller, LLP with her mother Marcia L. Kraft and Lawrence Miller, where she practiced family law, employment law, and estate planning. Joy is a caring and conscientious attorney dedicated to serving clients during their major life transitions, such as marriage, childbirth, death, and divorce. Joy thrives in the courtroom and has long loved the pursuit of social justice. Prior to private practice, Joy clerked for Family Law and Civil Unlimited Court judges in the Los Angeles Superior Court, where she gained insight on viewing cases from a judge’s perspective. Joy is now practicing as a family law certified specialist. The State Bar certifies attorneys as specialists who have gone beyond the standard licensing requirements.

With her diligent work ethic and extensive experience in the courtroom, Joy always delivers strategic and effective advocacy. Joy focuses on complex divorce and family law matters, including business valuations, forensic accounting, hidden assets and income, move-away child custody battles, prenuptial agreements, restraining orders, and allegations of domestic violence and child abuse. In addition to being a family law certified specialist, Joy is also an experienced mediator.

Joy earned a Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School, a Master’s degree in Education from UCLA, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Long Beach. Prior to attending law school, she taught high school history and art history in the Los Angeles Unified School District for eleven years. Joy is currently serving as an elected trustee of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, and as President of the Valley Community Legal Foundation, the charitable arm of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. She is also a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. Joy is married with two children.

To learn more about Joy or to schedule a consultation, call Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation at (818) 462-5076. Located in Woodland Hills, serving the whole San Fernando Valley.

What Our Customers Are Saying

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  • “I am truly grateful to Joy and her team for being thorough, diligent, and respectful to help my children and I through this difficult and challenging time.”

    Elizabeth M.
  • “They have been a pleasure to work with and I will always recommend them to anyone going through this process.”

    Kylie E.
  • “I would recommend her to anyone without a doubt.”

    Former Client
  • “Words can't express how thankful I am to have found this Law Firm.”

    Monica S.
  • “Best litigator by far and to make things better she cares about her clients and strives to have you walking away happy.”

    Former Client
  • “They play to win and made me feel at ease through this difficult time.”

    Dennis T.
  • “It's been a long and difficult road, but I can't imagine having accomplished this independence without Joy and her team.”

    Lela H.
  • “You can't do any better than Joy if you are facing or involved in any Family Law Matter.”

    Stan K.
  • “There is NO ONE better than Joy Kraft Miles to handle your divorce case.”

    Former Client
  • “She handles each matter with care”

    Peter W.
  • “Provided excellent advice.”

    Sally S. Studio ity, CA
  • “The entire staff at Kraft Miles went above and beyond their duties at all times from day 1!”

    Sheyla C.
  • “This attorney is rare and I can promise you she is a 1 out of 100 type lawyer.”

    Oscar A.
  • “Joy answered all the questions we needed to ask.”

    Douglas
  • “I would highly recommend Joy and Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation.”

    Julie S.
  • “She was very prompt in replying back to me was very helpful and knowledgeable.”

    Melvin
  • “I thank God I made the decision to hire our attorney Joy Kraft Miles and her terrific staff!”

    Felix
  • “I never felt like just another client.”

    Former Client
  • “She gave me valuable guidance to leverage in my case.”

    Ralph
  • “I highly recommend this firm!”

    Wyler S.
  • “Honest with their advice, attentive and very helpful throughout a very difficult time”

    Edita
  • “Joy made me feel safe through my difficult times”

    Guylaine
  • “Her advice has been spot on and I have always felt that she tries not to over-promise and yet always over-delivers.”

    Michael
  • “I met with Joy and she put my mind at ease.”

    Susan
  • “She's the best there is!!”

    Stan
  • “She is top tier counsel, and worth every minute of her time.”

    Former Client
  • “Super knowledgeable and actually cares about her clients.”

    Michael
  • “In her office she is attentive & mild mannered, however in the courtroom, she is like a JUNKYARD DOG!”

    Anthony
  • “I think they offer the best value in LA area.”

    Marie-France
  • “Although divorce is obviously an extremely stressful and overwhelming situation, Joy helped me feel empowered.”

    Megan
  • “Very blessed to have had Joy as my representation, I recommend her to anybody looking for an attorney of confidence, intelligence, honest, and many steps ahead of the opposition - Joy is superb!”

    S.M.
  • “I can't thank her and her staff enough for the peace of mind they gave me.”

    Steven
  • “The savings of time to the courts, as well as the costs to the parties, states the obvious.”

    Stephen
  • “In my view, she performed a miracle in three hours.”

    Michael
  • “Joy was great she definitely knows how to settle cases.”

    Rocky
  • “HIRE THIS FINE ATTORNEY!”

    Melinda
  • “Your encouragement, your wits, and intelligence really pulled me out of a hardship (to say the least) that now feels like a distant memory, though your efforts and giving were remarkable and effectively memorable.”

    Sara
  • “To say that Joy Kraft-Miles is an expert is an understatement.”

    Lisa
  • “Five stars doesn't do justice, Joy deserves 10 out of 5!”

    Ran
  • “It is a pleasure working with her.”

    Former Client
  • “She was tough as nails where needed and tender and compassionate to everyone involved.”

    Yvonne
  • “Joy has been a beacon of strength and competence during my multiple suits from my ex, and always keeps in mind what is in the children's best interests.”

    Former Client
  • “If you have any family/custody issues do not hesitate to consult and hire Joy, she's a legal genie!”

    Ran O.
  • “They are very professional and efficient.”

    Nancy
  • “She listened and knew my desires for the outcome and got me a favorable decision.”

    David
  • “She has been a friend and a fighter!”

    Tamara
  • “Mrs. Miles's ability to derive a solution along with her knowledge of the legal process was the key to allowing me to be the father I was prior to the separation.”

    Former Client

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WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS
HAVE TO SAY?

  • Thank you Joy for all your guidance and understanding.

    “I met with Joy and her associate Lauren. I explained my situation and was amazed at how understanding and compassionate Joy was to my plight.”

    Gail

  • Best litigator by far and to make things better she cares about her clients and strives to have you walking away happy.

    “After having lost twice, I saw no hope in sight. I just wanted to be around my son more. I came to Kraft Miles with just my courage and she immediately gave me hope. My ex hired an extremely strong attorney. I'd gone through one attorney that sucked and tried to represent myself on the 2nd time around, only to be taken for a ride by my ex's attorney. Ms. Kraft Miles came in and turned it around. She won my case and got me almost a month of extra vacation time a year with my son. She is uber-confident and knowledgeable. Best litigator by far and to make things better she cares about her clients and strives to have you walking away happy. This attorney is rare and I can promise you she is a 1 out of 100 type of lawyer.”

    Former Client

  • At the end of the day, the process was much more pleasant because I have a good lawyer on my side.

    “Marcia Kraft and her staff helped me to get a good agreement in a short time.”

    Luciana

  • If you have any family/custody issues do not hesitate to consult and hire Joy, she's a legal genie!

    “I came to Joy after several years of custody issues with my daughter that I thought would be resolved by itself. Initially, I would only see my daughter one night a week and one day on the weekend with no overnights. I tried to reason with my ex but with no success. The odds of getting equal custody (50/50) were not in my favor, but I figured something had to be done because I wasn't seeing my daughter and I didn't want to lose the precious time with my young daughter. I was scared of the legal cost they might incur during the process and the child support I will need to pay (my ex has not been working, or at least claimed to not be working).

    What started out as a simple custody case quickly escalated into a legal nightmare when the mother of my child filed a restraining order and tried every legal maneuver to prolong the custody hearing of our child. Joy and her team were able to diffuse the legal roller coasters I was going through, present the judge with the facts, and show the lack of credibility of my ex.

    Joy is professional, caring, and will go out of her way to make sure her clients are represented. On one of our court appearances, my ex managed to change the judge (a commissioner) to a different courthouse on the same day in the afternoon. Joy had another case in the afternoon and could not represent me, however, she managed to find just as good a replacement to represent me at a moment's notice free of charge! Sounds too good to be true.

    When I first came in to consult with Joy about my situation I was worried about the legal cost that might add up. I will never forget when she said "this will be the best money you ever spent". Boy was she right! I now have 50/50 custody, don't have to pay my ex as much child support as we originally anticipated, Joy managed to convince the judge to impute more than a minimum wage salary on my ex, but most of all I have the peace of mind my daughter will share equal time with both of her parents.

    If you have any family/custody issues do not hesitate to consult and hire Joy, she's a legal genie!


    I've said it many times and I'll continue to say it, thank you Joy!

    Ran O.

  • Her advice has been spot on and I have always felt that she tries not to over-promise and yet always over-delivers.

    “Joy is very knowledgeable and has concern for her clients that goes well above what they could pay. Her advice has been spot on and I have always felt that she tries not to over-promise and yet always over-delivers. If she knows some issues will be tough, she tells you and lets you decide if you want to spend the money trying anyhow. But when you do, she does her best to pull off a miracle. Great staff too! Thanks for all the help.”

    Michael

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