Divorce and Family Law Attorneys
Offices in Orange County, Los Angeles & San Diego 

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Reviews by Clients About Our Family Law Attorneys

Unlike some other lawyers, real clients we represented wrote the reviews you read. These reviews are not by our friends, family, or those we paid to write fake reviews. So many lawyers today have a long list of fake reviews that are intended to fool potential clients, and, sadly, many fall for them. It is not a coincidence those same attorneys have some of the worst, actual reputations in the family law community.

With us, everything is real and honest.

Of course, reviews and testimonials are not a guarantee, warranty, prediction, or assurance regarding the results you may obtain, and every case is dependent on its own facts. But they do show what quality representation brings.

Your choice of advocate matters.

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"Professional and Knowledgable"

"Farzad & Ochoa were very professional and knowledgeable with my case. I wish I've found them sooner, that would have save me a lot of time. Yvette worked on my case and in few weeks, she was up to speed and had a winning strategy. The opposing counsel was very aggressive but Yvette was very knowledgeable, confident and objective. I strongly recommend her and her firm."

"I am Eternally Grateful"

"I could not have asked for a more supportive, thorough and professional experience during a very difficult family court experience. If you are searching for a family law attorney, you are undoubtedly in the midst of choices you never prepared for or thought you would have to make. Throughout my experience from initial phone call through the literal final day in court, I felt well taken care of and I was confident the best interest of my children was always at the forefront of the case. Robert leads a team of amazing attorneys and instilled in me the trust that helped me have the courage to move forward. I am eternally grateful for not only the legal expertise, but the care of my family."

"He has my Highest Recommendation"

"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...

...Divorce is a life-changing experience, and the end result will determine the quality of your life. If you don't hire Robert, you are making a mistake, one that you will have to live with for many years. He has my highest recommendation."

"I Wholeheartedly Recommend Robert"

"I am an attorney with 23 years of daily litigation experience. I first met Robert as my opposing counsel in a family law case and later handled a second matter through trial against Robert. I found Robert to be extremely knowledgeable and professional. Despite the unfortunate aspects of the litigation process, Robert always kept an eye on an effective balance between aggressive advocacy and resolution...

...I fully recognized that the issues dealt with in my divorce case will have long lasting effects years after the judgment is entered. I wholeheartedly recommend Robert as an excellent top notch family law attorney."

"High performing and Caring"

"The entire team at Farzad and Ochoa were high performing and caring. They provided me with several strategy options and succeeded in delivering the best possible outcome. They are honest, organized and clear communicators. I can't thank Lauri enough for her responsiveness and leadership throughout my case. If I had not found them, I don't think the outcome would have been nearly as favorable."

"I was in Awe of His Performance in Court"

"Choosing a good family law attorney is one of the most important decisions you can make. I was referred to Farzad & Ochoa Law Firm by a family member. I was fortunate to be assigned to Peter. He is passionate in what he does. He is kind but firm, tough when need be. His attention to detail was impressive compared to other lawyers I have had in the past. I was in awe of his performance in court with judgement being in my favor. Peter made a horrible situation tolerable. I would not hesitate to call Farzad & Ochoa Law Firm and ask for Peter, you wont be disappointed."

B. Robert Farzad Manages our Costa Mesa Family Law Office

He was the 2023 Chair of the Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section, where he led the bar association's efforts to collaborate with the Orange County Superior Court's Family Law Division to successfully improve access to and administration of justice for spouses and parents who find themselves in family court. Mr. Farzad handles every divorce and family law case with a fact-focused strategy.

Unlike so many other family law lawyers, Mr. Farzad does not waste time and money when he handles cases. He is not adversarial for the sake of being adversarial. He is kind and compassionate with his clients, not rude and dismissive. His experience inside and outside a courtroom allows him to resolve cases that can be resolved amicably and, without hesitation, take those that cannot be resolved to hearing or trial.

Yvette Ochoa Manages our Los Angeles Family Law Office

Ms. Ochoa is highly intelligent and an experienced family law litigator. Her style of representation is logical, calm, kind, and respectful.

She does not tolerate nonsense from other lawyers who attempt to cause financial harm to her clients or act contrary to a child's best interest. When faced with an adversarial other party or lawyer, she patiently explains to her clients the available options and does not back down from litigation and taking the matter to court.

Her winning strategies and tactical representation of her clients have earned her the respect she receives from her clients and colleagues.

Our Family Law Team Share a Common, Client-Focused Vision

Our attorneys and staff in our Costa Mesa, Los Angeles, and San Diego offices work closely together to provide high-quality representation for every family law client we represent. That is exactly why our clients praise our representation in their testimonials, and our firm has an excellent reputation in the family law community.

What We Do For You

  • Honest analysis of your situation
  • Detailed strategy customized for you
  • Resulted-focused representation
  • Effective communication throughout representation
  • Reasonable attorney's Fees

How You Help Your Cause

  • Full engagement in your case
  • Careful attention to legal advice
  • Making logical choices, not emotional ones
  • Asking questions anytime you have them
  • Payment of your attorney's fees

Good Men and Women Deserve Great Family Law Representation

And Get Reasonable Results Through Planning and Preparation

Getting a reasonable result inside a courtroom or achieving a reasonable settlement does not just happen. Planning and preparation coupled with intelligent and experienced representation get you across the finish line - the one where the result was consistent with the facts and the law.

Learn how we get you from where you are now to that finish line.

Click on each of the three steps below.

Initial Strategy Session

Quote for Representation

Launch the Strategy

Strategy is the Roadmap to Success

Everything starts with the initial strategy session.

This is not a sales meeting. It is an experienced family law attorney learning the facts about your situation, answering your questions, and detailing the strategy we recommend. Many men and women are surprised how little they understand about the process ahead and learn why our strategy sessions are informative and sometimes a game-changer.

You will end this session fully informed about the family law process, what you should reasonably expect and how to make smart choices along the way.

Honest Discussion About Attorney's Fees

You probably heard the expression, "if you go cheap, you get cheap." Does that mean you have to go broke for great family law representation? Heck no.

There are two things you have to know about attorney's fees and costs. First, there is no way to predict your total fees and costs at an hourly rate. Second, the only people who "control" the dollar amount of family law attorney's fees and costs are you and the other party.

What we do is (a) give you a quote for the initial retainer deposit and hourly rates, (b) explain what you can do to keep your fees and costs to a reasonable amount, and (c) explain how to combat the other party's conduct that may increase your fees. You will be informed and make smart choices about the attorney's fees and costs ahead.

Quality Representation Begins Now

You and us set the strategy. We know the road ahead. What happens next? We execute the plan.

In a divorce, we help you complete your financial disclosures, ensure we receive complete disclosures from your spouse, and initiate the "discovery" process to get information, testimony and documents you do not have and need. We help you make reasonable settlement offers and get some or all of your case settled, or get it to a hearing and trial for the judge to make the decisions. Parentage cases for unmarried parents are similar, but simpler. Post judgment modification proceedings remain focused on the issues and move them toward a resolution or hearing.

This execution of the strategy is where you see what a positive difference diligent and quality representation can make for you.

Memberships and Certifications

The following are memberships or associations to which different family law attorneys at our firm may belong. Not every attorney at the firm is a member of or associated with the following groups or holds the following certifications. To learn more, please visit each attorney's profile page.

All of our family law attorneys are licensed in the State of California and members of the State Bar of California.

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California Family Law Guides, Articles and Videos

Our California family law website is filled with informative guides, articles, and videos. Few, if any, other law firms have taken the time and care to educate men and women on their legal options. Other California family law attorneys have told us they use our website to learn more about family law and help their own clients.

We give you the power of knowledge here.

And when you speak with us, we take that to an even higher level.

Here is a good starting point to become more educated about the California divorce or parentage process, before or after judgment. Click on each link below to visit the page.