Elizabeth D. Fondren
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Elizabeth D. Fondren
Attorney at Law
When you hire me to represent you, we form a team and need to be on the same page in terms of philosophy and goals. I believe that if the attorney and client are not in sync, the chance of success is less than optimal. Most attorneys do not believe this. They do not want to hear your “story” and consider themselves to be more of a hired mouthpiece for their client. That’s ridiculous. This is family law - it’s personal, and I take a personal approach to each of my cases.
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I am here to provide plain English answers to your legal questions and to guide you through what is understandably one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to go through. I like what I do and I am good at it.
I provide a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION. Talking to me costs you nothing!
My office is based in Huntington Beach, California. I practice in all Orange County courts, as well as in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Divorce or legal separation can be an emotionally and often financially devastating event. When there are children involved, issues can rock you to your core. Do not become paralyzed by fear or make decisions without talking to an attorney first! You must take control of the situation and protect your rights!
When you deal with my office, you will deal with me directly. My goal is to educate, negotiate, mediate or litigate in your best interests. I keep the big picture in mind, adhering to a game plan that we discuss and plan together. In this economy, keeping an eye on the bottom line will ensure that you get results without getting hit with attorney fees beyond what you anticipated. I am mediation minded and state certified as a mediator; however, some cases simply have to go to court. If that is the case, I am ready and I am a strong advocate for my client’s interests.
My practice is almost exclusively family law. Family law includes divorce litigation, mediation and uncontested divorces, paternity actions, child custody, visitation and support, spousal support, division of marital property and assignment of debt, as well as prenuptial and post nuptial agreements.
Call or email today to make an appointment to come in and sit down with me to discuss what you’re going through.
California State Bar - admitted November 21, 2001
United States District Court for the Central District of California - admitted September 23, 2003
Family Law in California
It's so easy to get married. Divorce is a whole other world. There are a multitude of issues that must be dealt with and having a seasoned divorce lawyer to assist with every aspect of this process is vital. I strive to reach the best possible solution for my clients by conducting a thorough intake interview and exploring all of our options, with an eye toward resolving matters through a more mediative or collaborative process, rather than charging into court. However, that is not always possible and some cases simply must go before a judge. In that instance, I am an aggressive advocate for my client’s best interests.
California was the first state to adopt a “no fault” basis for divorce. You need not prove the reason you want or are entitled to a divorce, but I believe your reasons are vital to understanding the case dynamic. I like to get to know each of my clients and understand their position and where they are coming from. Family law is the most personal area of legal practice there is. We deal with the issues most near and dear to our hearts: children and money.
Family law, especially in California, is very dynamic; it changes all the time. It is crucial to retain an attorney that knows the laws and can provide the knowledge needed to successfully finalize a family law case. With issues such as child custody, visitation and support, and an equitable distribution of the marital estate – both assets and debts - to take into consideration, it is vital to have a qualified legal representative looking out for the client's best interests.
I will work to resolve your case as quickly as possible while minimizing your legal expenses. I care about my client’s future and well-being and provide personalized service. Call me for a free consultation today.