Family Law

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Orange County Family Law

Dedicated family lawyers helping to build you a stable future after divorce.

Advocating for Your Family

The attorneys at Cottle Keen Lopiccolo & Heyde have extensive experience in Family Law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, adoption, and paternity.

It is critical that you have an attorney who not only takes the time to explain what you can expect, but works with you to determine a strategy that is in the best interest of you and your family. CKLH works to achieve your goals whether that be through mediation, out of court agreements, or litigation. Contact CKLH today to learn more about the solutions we can help you achieve. 

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Divorce is one of the most difficult transitions in a person’s life. The right family law attorney can shape your future.

Uncontested Divorce

YOU are the best person to make
decisions about your family, your
property, and your life.

Clients rely on our expertise to stay out of a courtroom and achieve a collaborate divorce.


Unmarried parents have the same rights
to custody and visitation as married
partners. Assert your child custody or
child support rights today.

Child Custody

Your children are paramount during divorce. Having an experienced attorney on your team makes all the difference.

Child Support

Establishing a stable future for your family is imperative after divorce. CKLH is adept at navigating the court system to obtain a fair and accurate child support order.

Spousal Support

Spousal Support or Alimony is a nuanced area of law. We help you plan for a bright future after divorce.

Attorney’s Fees

Unlike other areas of the law the Family Code provides that one party can pay for the other’s attorney’s fees so that there is equality in the legal process.

This legal right is not automatic. You must be prepared to present the Court with the evidence necessary to obtain or defeat an attorney’s fee request. The family law attorneys at Cottle Keen Lopiccolo & Heyde can help you understand whether you have a right to attorney’s fees or if you have exposure to paying for your spouse’s attorney. Call to request a consultation today.

To speak with an experienced attorney in Cottle Keen Lopiccolo & Heyde’s family law practice, please call (714) 997-7870, or click here to contact us by email.

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Clients Share Their Experiences

  • As hurtful as divorce is, Julie made the process easier to manage. She explained things clearly, gave fast and honest responses. and I felt that she was looking out for my interests. I felt very well represented. I also loved how efficient and professional Julie and staff were handling my case. I felt they cared about me.

    Carmen – Family Law Client
    A great law firm in Old Town Orange!
  • Julie is kind, professional and gave great advice She made going through something as stressful as a divorce more bearable. The staff was pleasant, professional, approachable, readily available with answers to my many questions.

    Family Law Client
  • Julie is fantastic and makes everything so easy for you! I enjoyed working with her very much. She was informative, communicative, timely, and diligent. Strongly recommend!

    Family Law Client
  • Awesome firm. That is why I recommended this firm to my friend and will continue to recommend people…I don’t give compliments unless they’re deserved. Bravo.

    Family Law Client
  • Julie’s response was always proactive and positive in a matter that kept changing. I am truly satisfied with the results. I would recommend the firm.

    Family Law Client
  • Dana Heyde was responsive to my questions and offered valuable options and recommendations. I was very pleased with how responsive and helpful Dana Heyde was. She kept me informed at every phase and was helpful in managing the cost and time involved.

    Post Judgment Support Client
  • Julie and team are amazing. They are so helpful and knowledgeable and respectful of my situation and the decisions I made. Ultimately, they are the reason I’m amicably divorced or I would still be in limbo. I have and will continue to recommend CKLH.

    Family Law Client
  • Julie was always reachable and helpful. She was honest and gave good advice. When she was on maternity leave the partners stepped in and were equally helpful.

    Family Law Client
  • Dana made the legal process easy and I feel that this firm is trustworthy. Great job and thank you.

    Family Law Client
  • My family law issue was resolved quickly with the help of CKLH. Will definitely refer friends to Julie.

    Family Law Client
  • This was one of the best legal experiences I’ve ever had. I was very pleased with the outcome and I was treated very well by the entire staff. I highly recommend this firm.

    Peter DiFilippo
    Family Law Client/Business Owner

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