Newport Beach, California is a beautiful place to live and work. From its homes, coastline, shopping and amenities, Newport caters to those who love the finer things in life and are ready to pay a premium for it.
Newport Beach lifestyle.
Newport Beach residents are generally affluent. Even small homes or retail shops can come with high price tags or expensive lease rates.
Newport Beach also caters to a certain lifestyle and that lifestyle ranges from the middle and upper income class to the very wealthy.
Newport Beach spouses face the same issues as others when they separate.
Husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, whether married or unmarried, face the same issues when they break up or separate as residents of any other city. California law is State and County focused.
That means California State law controls California Family Law but there are also Orange County local rules for family law.
Do you really know why you are searching for a divorce attorney in Newport Beach?
Newport Beach residents are sometimes more local focused when searching for service professionals.
This obviously includes lawyers. Is this smart? Are you limiting your choices to your potential detriment?
You may be doing so and not even realize it.
A Newport Beach family law office location means little.
The law office location of a divorce attorney does not necessarily correspond with the attorney’s skill, knowledge and the ability to effectively handle your specific family law case.
A talented divorce lawyer who is right for you can be in Newport or any number of cities in Orange County.
Is the divorce lawyer in Newport Beach a solo practitioner or part of an executive suite?
A Newport Beach address comes with prestige to some people. It does so for all the reasons we have already stated. But have you considered the following? In today’s world of executive suites and appearances that make a professional look more successful than he or she is, be careful if you are relying heavily on a Newport Beach address when picking a divorce attorney.
You may walk into an office suite, see a receptionist, see people working hard and then go visit your lawyer for the first time, right?
You think this picture fits you and the kind of law office you want. You also associate that success with someone who is good at what they do and has built a law firm. It is normal to think and feel that way. “He has to be a good lawyer. Look at this office and how beautiful it is and the number of the staff,” you may even be impressed.
But is that even the divorce lawyer’s office?
Many lawyers who are solo practitioners lease in an executive suite. An executive suite may mean they may have their little office and nothing else while they have “privileges” to a use a common receptionist (common to many others in the execute suite) and use the common areas that everyone else shares.
That reception may not be an employee of that divorce attorney. He or she may be a receptionist for all the different offices and businesses that are in that suite. All of those people you see working…don’t assume they are that divorce attorney’s employees or associates. They may be a bunch of other solo practitioners or other businesses who lease the executive suite.
Sometimes, the attorney may not even have an office there. To place a Newport Beach address on their letterhead, all it may take is having conference room privileges. You read that right. Not a physical office where people actually work for that business but simply the privilege of being able to use a conference room to meet clients.
In short, don’t fall for a façade. If you’re looking for success in your divorce attorney and the size of the family law firm matters to you and so does the family law firm’s reputation, make sure you’re actually getting what you were looking for.
Does your divorce attorney in Newport Beach have the knowledge, experience and reputation you want?
This is where the rubber really does meet the road. Who is the divorce attorney in Newport Beach that you are thinking about hiring?
Let’s take our family law firm as an example.
Our family law firm is not in Newport Beach. Farzad Family Law is in Santa Ana, California in the heart of Orange County on the 11th floor of the well-known Xerox Centre.
As of the day I write this article, we are six divorce lawyers dedicated to nothing but representing husbands, wives, fathers and mothers for their divorce and family law needs. We don’t handle any other area of law.
And despite the fact we are not in Newport Beach, we bring the prestige, respect, experience, knowledge and reputation that goes with being a top Orange County family law firm.
Even better, we don’t have to charge you $650 an hour to represent you and yet we go up against those higher priced divorce lawyers and get great results for our clients.
Here are a couple of many reviews of Robert Farzad, firm president:
First, from a father and his review of Robert Farzad in a high asset divorce case:
It is not an exaggeration to say that the life I lead today is due to the work of Robert Farzad. I was ensnared in a deadly trap by a vengeful ex-wife intent on depriving me of the wealth I worked very hard for while at the same time alienating me from my children. The process was never-ending, I was slowly bleeding to death under unaffordable payments and I was deprived of seeing my young son. Then, I got smart and did what I should have done originally. I fired my existing lawyer and hired Robert. From that point on, despite my ex’s efforts at obstructing the process with every means at her disposal, the ending was already written, and all that remained was for the narrative that Robert promised to play out.
And then a mother’s review of Robert Farzad in a complex case of custody, support and business valuation:
Robert is a genius when it comes to the law. His staff is super friendly and professional. It’s hard to find lawyers that have hearts anymore, but you can count on him. My case was very, very complex, I was so impressed with his strategic planning and how well he followed thru…I still have to call him time to time for advice and he always directs me in the right direction. There aren’t very many lawyers that care about you after they get their money but he does. I honestly don’t know how I would have gotten through my divorce without Robert and his hard working team! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Robert.
Don’t hire a divorce attorney just because they are in Newport Beach.
That last sentence is the bottom line. Nobody is telling you not to hire a divorce attorney because they’re in Newport Beach. We are saying don’t hire that attorney just because they are located in Newport Beach.
Give our family law firm a call and let’s talk about your case. When you do, you will speak with Mr. Farzad or another of our experienced divorce lawyers. We will give you an initial consultation, talk about your facts and needs and put your worries at ease. We are ready to help.