Santa Monica, CA's Divorce & Family Lawyers

Our California Family Law expertise and experience lead to successful outcomes.

Family Law Attorneys Serving Santa Monica, California

At Farzad & Ochoa, we go beyond being just another family law firm in Santa Monica, California. We see ourselves as your trusted partners, dedicated to guiding you through the complexities of family law. To us, our clients are more than case numbers—they are individuals needing support and guidance.

But don't just take our word for it—listen to the experiences of those we've helped. Our former clients commend our legal expertise, excellent communication, and strategic advocacy. They appreciate our consistently acting in their best interests while keeping costs reasonable. When you work with us, you get a team that genuinely cares about you and your children.

If you're seeking a family law attorney who will stand by your side every step of the way, look no further than Farzad & Ochoa. We are dedicated to providing expert guidance, personalized attention, and steadfast support to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your family.

Santa Monica's Better Choice for Family Law Representation

When the world feels like it's crumbling around you, the last thing you need is a family law firm that treats you like just another case. At Farzad & Ochoa, we understand that divorce and parentage cases in Santa Monica are deeply personal, emotional, and life-altering experiences.

That's why we prioritize your needs, providing expert legal guidance and the compassionate support you deserve during this challenging time.

As seasoned family law attorneys serving Los Angeles County, we've seen it all and know that every case is unique. That's why we take the time to truly listen to your story, understand your goals and concerns, and craft a personalized strategy tailored to your specific situation. We don't believe in cookie-cutter solutions or one-size-fits-all approaches. Instead, we provide the kind of quality representation that makes a real difference in our clients' lives.

If you are dealing with a divorce or custody case in Santa Monica, it's important to select a family law firm that will provide you with the attention and respect you need. Farzad & Ochoa is committed to offering personalized legal representation and support, ensuring you are treated as an individual rather than just another case.

Our Practice Areas

Child Custody
At Farzad & Ochoa, we have significant experience in child custody cases, providing expert legal guidance and representation to families throughout Southern California. Our dedicated team understands the emotional and legal challenges involved in custody disputes and is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Whether you seek to establish a custody arrangement, modify an existing order, or resolve a custody dispute, we offer personalized and compassionate support at every step. Our goal is to protect your parental rights and ensure the well-being of your children, delivering solutions tailored to your family's unique needs.

Child Support

We provide comprehensive legal services for child support cases to ensure fair and equitable support arrangements for your children. Our experienced attorneys understand the complexities of California child support laws and are dedicated to protecting your family's best interests.

Whether you are seeking to establish, modify, or enforce a child support order, we are committed to offering personalized and compassionate representation.

Our experienced attorneys understand divorce's complexities and emotional challenges and are dedicated to guiding you through this difficult time.

We handle all aspects of divorce, including property and asset division, spousal support, child custody, and child support, ensuring that your rights and interests are protected. No case is too complex for us.

At Farzad & Ochoa, we are dedicated to delivering fair and equitable outcomes consistent with the facts and the law, by offering personalized attention and strategic solutions tailored to your specific needs. Our commitment is to help you navigate the legal process confidently and clearly, setting the stage for a brighter future.
Domestic Violence and Abuse

Our dedicated team is committed to providing the support and legal protection needed in these challenging situations.

We understand the profound impact domestic abuse can have on individuals and families, and we are here to help you navigate the legal system to ensure your safety and well-being. Our team of attorneys is experienced in obtaining restraining orders, navigating custody and support issues, and advocating for victims' rights.

At Farzad & Ochoa, we offer compassionate, confidential, and effective representation to help you break free from abuse and rebuild your life with confidence and security.


Our team understands the financial complexities and emotional sensitivities in determining spousal support.

Whether seeking alimony or contesting a claim, we provide personalized and strategic solutions tailored to your specific circumstances. We handle all aspects of alimony, including negotiations, establishing an order, modifications, terminations, and enforcement, ensuring your rights and financial interests are protected.

We are committed to guiding you through the legal process with expertise and compassion, helping you achieve a fair and equitable resolution for your future stability.

Asset Division

Our experienced attorneys understand the intricacies of dividing community property and determining separate property and are committed to ensuring a fair and equitable distribution of assets.

Whether your case involves complex financial portfolios, real estate, a divorce with a business involved, retirements, investments, or other valuable assets, we offer personalized strategies tailored to your unique situation.

We meticulously analyze and negotiate to protect your financial interests and secure a favorable outcome. We do not hesitate to proceed to court when your spouse is unreasonable.

We are dedicated to guiding you through the asset division process with professionalism and care, helping you achieve financial stability and peace of mind for your future.

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When Is It Time For A Divorce?

Deciding when the right time to divorce is can be a deeply personal and complex decision for couples. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, there are common factors that often play a role in the decision-making process. It is important for individuals to ask themselves critical questions and consider their own unique circumstances before making such a life-changing decision.

Seeking guidance from divorce attorneys can also provide clarity and support during this difficult time. Ultimately, the timing of a divorce is a highly individual choice that should be made with careful consideration and reflection.

Do You Need An Attorney Located in Santa Monica?

You no longer need to hire a family lawyer based in your city. What truly matters is finding an attorney experienced with Los Angeles County Family Court. With the rise of virtual meetings, you can have productive and convenient consultations without worrying about physical distance. However, if you prefer face-to-face meetings, our office is conveniently located in Downtown Los Angeles.

Communities Our Divorce and Family Law Office Serves in Santa Monica

Those communities include but are not limited to:

Downtown Santa Monica

This vibrant area is the heart of Santa Monica, featuring the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade shops, restaurants, and the Santa Monica Place mall.

North of Montana

A picturesque community known for its luxury homes, tree-lined streets, and proximity to top-rated schools. It's a popular area for families.

Ocean Park

Located along the coast, this community offers a mix of residential areas and entertainment options, with plenty of opportunities for beach activities and dining.

Sunset Park

A modern, family-friendly area known for its parks, recreational facilities, and convenient shopping centers. It's a community-oriented neighborhood.


A vibrant neighborhood featuring charming homes, tree-lined streets, and a close-knit community atmosphere. It's known for its unique architecture and local events.

Pico District

A diverse community with a variety of housing options and amenities. It's ideal for those who enjoy a suburban environment with easy access to parks and schools.


A suburban neighborhood with easy access to shopping centers, schools, and parks. It offers many residential options, from single-family homes to apartments.

Santa Monica Canyon

A family-friendly community with well-maintained homes, parks, and schools. It's known for its suburban feel and community-oriented atmosphere.

Wilshire Boulevard

An upscale area with a mix of luxury homes and townhomes near the Santa Monica Boulevard. It's known for its well-maintained properties and scenic views.

Ocean Avenue

A popular residential area close to the beach, offering townhomes and amenities like parks and greenbelts. It's ideal for those who enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle.

College Streets

A suburban neighborhood with a mix of single-family homes, condos, and apartments. It's known for its convenient location and family-friendly environment.

Ocean Park Boulevard

This community features a variety of residential options, including single-family homes and apartments. It's near shopping centers, parks, and schools.

Demographics of Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a diverse and vibrant community with a population of about 90,000 residents. We have represented Santa Monica residents in divorce or parentage cases.

Interesting Facts About Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica has historic and interesting sites.

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica is famously known for the Santa Monica Pier, a historic landmark with an amusement park, aquarium, and family-friendly restaurants.

Third Street Promenade

A world-renowned shopping destination that attracts millions of visitors each year, featuring shops, restaurants, and entertainment options.

Palisades Park

A scenic park that offers stunning ocean views, walking paths, and beautiful gardens. It's a popular spot for both tourists and locals.

Santa Monica State Beach

A beautiful beach known for its soft sand, bike paths, and iconic lifeguard towers. It's perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing.

Annenberg Community Beach House

A historic beachfront property offering a pool, event spaces, and recreational facilities. It's open to the public and perfect for family outings.

Montana Avenue

A premier shopping and dining destination with a variety of boutiques, cafes, and specialty stores.

Santa Monica Farmers Market

A popular farmers market that offers fresh produce, artisanal goods, and local products. It's a community staple held weekly.

Bergamot Station

A unique arts center featuring multiple galleries, creative spaces, and cultural events. It's a hub for art lovers and collectors.

Tongva Park

A modern urban park offering play areas, walking paths, and scenic views. It's named after the indigenous Tongva people and is a community favorite.

Annual Events

Santa Monica hosts several notable events, including the Santa Monica Film Festival, Glow art festival, and the Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series, attracting visitors from all over the region.