Reviews from clients


Heston and Heston helped me start over

Going through a separation and bankruptcy at the same time was very stressful for us. However, Mr. Heston and his staff handled our case so efficiently, courteously, and perfectly, it relieved so much of the stress from the process. While a family breakup is never easy or optimal, at least at this point we can face our future with a fresh start and begin rebuilding.
We received regular follow up from the team, were lead through the process without being confused and in the end, received the result we sought. Filing bankruptcy is a very hard decision and one we didn't take lightly. Richard helped me go through the process without too much stress.

Hire the BEST!

Richard & Halli Heston did a great job on our complicated bankruptcy. This firm has excellent customer service, detailed follow-up and best of all, always returned our calls and emails. I highly recommend this firm!

Bankruptcy review

I am giving a positive review for our chosen Lawyer Richard Heston and his staff who advised us with our decision on bankruptcy. Mr. Heston presented all the options that were available to us if we decided to enter into the bankruptcy process, he answered all our questions in regards to our financial situation, even though it was a difficult decision we decided to proceed with bankruptcy. Mr. Heston and his staff helped us through the long process of bankruptcy, for example when there was difficult decision that had to be made Mr. Heston and his staff advised us on the different options that we could choose from to best resolve the best course of action, there was never any pressure from Mr. Heston or his staff saying you have to take this course of action ! we were always in control in our decision with the best advice and course of action that needed to be taken. I would to take this time to acknowledge Elmer Blanco, paralegal who was our main contact for Mr. Heston, when there was a question that we needed to be addressed to Mr. Heston he would always take the question and get back to me in a timely manner or a question or advise that he himself could resolve for me. We always appreciated that Mr. Heston and Elmer Blanco kept us updated and informed from the beginning and to the end of a successful financial beginning for us. I would highly recommend Heston and Heston. Thank You, Mr. Heston and Elmer Blanco.

I recommend Richard Heston

I am going through a very litigious divorce that will leave me destitute. I went to see Mr. Heston to see what I needed to do to protect myself. He spent over 2 hours with me explaining in detail all my options regarding bankruptcy, lawyer liens, and my legal rights. I found him to be patient, thorough, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him to anyone who is going through financial hard times.


I met Richard in 2010 to help me with my case. 
From our 1st meeting, he explained the whole process to me in a way that was easy to understand. 
If I had questions after hours he was available and always returned my calls. 
Very trustworthy and knowledgeable I would use him again if I had to.

Very Dependable!!

Back in 2000 when we were looking for a lawyer to assist us on finding relief from our financial problems through legal process, we were genuinely so lost and so confused struggling about personal doubts, question of trust and worried of being misled. At the time, there were no easily available online reviews. All we found was advertising of lawyers with their own words of assurances, guarantees, and how good they are. Finally, with no recommendations, we settled to talk to Heston and Heston while crossing our fingers. We got an appointment to sit down with Mr. Heston for a free consultation and during that encounter, Mr. Heston spent a long amount of time interviewing us for facts and explaining the legal process that we will go through along the way. Eventually, if we will use them as legal counsel, we also talked about their legal fees which we truly believe was affordable. At the end of the interview, we became so comfortable with Mr. Heston and decided to hire them as our legal counsel. It was a sound decision.
Mr. Heston was our lawyer on our first case in 2000 which was successfully discharged, and now on a second case filed 3 years ago and currently active for another 2 years and so far moving to our favorable expectations. From the beginning of our professional relationship, Mr. Heston and his team are always outstanding on dealing with us and always fully coordinated on attending to our legal needs. We are very thankful for his words of advice which he will always explain in detail with their corresponding positive or negative results. Recently, because of common financial problems due to loss of job, we also started the process of having our real estate loan modified, and along the process we somewhat got into some legal complications detrimental to us. Mr. Heston came to our rescue and performed his role as our lawyer promptly communicating with our real estate loan company and their lawyers to stop a motion that they have earlier filed against us. This communication resulted to another motion (of withdrawal) filed by the company lawyers but this time to our favor. Our worries were unimaginable but Mr. Heston with his actions turned these worries into greater relief.
One thing noticeable with Mr. Heston, he politely emphasizes the importance of the role of the client in the legal process like performing their responsibility of providing him useful information or the prompt submission of required documentation. We think that is fair. We will highly recommend Mr. Heston to our friends and family.


The whole crew at Heston & Heston were so helpful and supportive during my bankruptcy procedure. They fully understood my situation and explained the whole procedure.
Thanks, I feel so much better now and am relieved.

Bankruptcy Filing

Mr. Heston is incredibly knowledgeable in the area of bankruptcy law and provided very constructive and useful information to us. He was very professional yet personable and definitely provided us with high-quality service. I would highly recommend him and don't think any other lawyer would have provided such great advice and help. He is also very well known in Orange County and highly regarded.


A Textbook Case

Heston & Heston Attorney's office is the BEST!! Everyone in the office is very helpful, their very professional, quick, they take care business with all quickness, the way they handle my concerns immediately & solved my problems; they are AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!! I highly recommend Heston & Heston!!

Richard Heston Is a really GREAT and knowledgeable Lawyer!

My Husband and I fell victims to the economy and finally were faced with the ugly prospect of having to file for bankruptcy. Richard came recommended to us and helped us through this difficult time with understanding and his vast expertise! My Husband and I have always prided ourselves on being decent, tax-paying Americans and when our small business failed after ten years we were ashamed and devastated. Richard was very understanding and helped us to see that sometimes bad things happen to good people. His intricate understanding of how the complicated bankruptcy laws work was invaluable but even more: He was able to explain these laws to us so that we were able to understand them thoroughly. The entire staff at Heston and Heston has gone above and beyond to aid us in our time of need and we are forever grateful!

I highly recommend Richard Heston for your legal needs

Richard handled my every legal need with professionalism and integrity. I at all times felt that I was in the hands of someone who knew exactly what to do. Richard is professional, trustworthy, and compassionate. I had to go thru three 
attorneys before I found Richard and he made sense of all that had gone wrong up to that point.

Excellent Service

Halli and her team were and are fantastic. 
In a critical time of our lives, filing Bankruptcy, Halli and her team were sensitive to our needs and emotions. 
Answered questions that may have seemed petty with respect and dignity. 
The handling of the case and helping us to keep our vehicles meant a lot. 
Thank you, Halli Heston and the team at Heston and Heston. 


Ms. Heston was referred to me by another attorney that I respect, so I was expecting a lot. And did she ever deliver! This was a very stressful time for me, and I was going through it by myself. I wouldn't say I needed a lot of hand-holding, but.... well, OK, I did need a lot of hand-holding. I didn't know or understand the process or what I was supposed to do at all. Ms. Heston never allowed me to feel overwhelmed by the whole process and walked me through it. Every time I saw an email from her or talked to her on the phone, I was put at ease, and she would say, we'll get through this. It's what she does, I was never worried. I would recommend Ms. Heston to my friends, family, anyone who needs an excellent attorney. I feel so fortunate to have found her.

Ch. 13 BK - Halli Heston lead us through tough times!e

Heston & Heston
Bankruptcy Attorneys successfully represented Sovix several years ago. It was a long and challenging process, but in the end — not surprisingly — we were able to close the case with a successful ruling.

Ch. 13 BK - Halli Heston lead us through tough times!

When a person looks at Wikipedia for the definition of Friend they don't normally see Attorney or ESQ there in the definition but we want to thank you, Friend.
Five + years ago we could not see daylight any longer. We had liquidated assets, savings, retirement, and ran up debt just trying to preserve the shelter over our heads. We had leveraged our line of credit in a dark attempt to chart our lives into calmer seas but the storm of the housing industry hit us like a hurricane. We even liquidated a mutual fund just to get into the then 'solution' fad of the day 'modification' only to find we had been prey, that attorney would be later dis-barred. In a last-ditch effort, I called an old friend I had not talked to since High School, as the HARP law was being rolled out and something happened; a deal was worked out by Chase and our Court-appointed legal aid. It was workable, we saw a glimmer of hope, then it was dashed down as we found out WE were a Mortgage-Backed Security and the foreclosure King, Deutsche owned our note. They would not approve the plan, the note holder would not approve the modification.
A few days later we met with legal aid to see our options and found we had very little, Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. My cousin gave us the best possible advice: check the best lawyers in the OC for Chapter 7 & Chapter 13. Then decide. We did that. Halli and you have been indeed the BEST in the OC.
You told us up-front our requirements, we told you we could do it and you delivered for us. You've always answered every question even when the money pressures got me hot and I got snarky.
It has been a long 5 years with many adventures, my wife working two jobs like waitressing at Denny's while stocking shelves at Walmart. To watching every penny and working on a 2nd job myself, just to stay in the plan.
Thanks again, Job well done Ms. Halli Heston ESQ and the Heston team, Friends.

Outstanding Attorney!!!!

My husband and I had first gone to a different attorney and the information she had given us didn't sound right. We researched to find another attorney and the one that was highly recommended to us was Halli Heston. We found her to be everything we were looking for in an attorney. Smart, honest, nice, and "had all the right answers" to our questions. Always available when we had questions. Definitely a problem solver.


A Textbook Case

Heston & Heston Attorney's office is the BEST!! Everyone in the office is very helpful, their very professional, quick, they take care business with all quickness, the way they handle my concerns immediately & solved my problems; they are AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!! I highly recommend Heston & Heston!!

Bankruptcy client

We researched attorneys online and came across Halli Heston's Bio and knew she was the one we wanted to help us.. She is a terrific attorney and we were satisfied from the first day we met with her at her office. She is knowledgeable, prompt and professional. Halli and her staff have been able to answer our questions in a timely manner. The whole process for filling bankruptcy was stressful but she and her staff made us feel a lot better when we had a deadline to meet. All we can say is "Thank You" very much for your time and your service.

Outstanding Attorney

I was referred to Halli Heston, from the O.C. Bar Association. They told me that Halli was a terrific attorney, and that I would be satisfied. Not only was I satisfied, Halli was exceptionally professional, and fully represented me in court. I appreciate everything that she has done for me, and her staff is friendly, and very professional too. They kept me up to date on the proceedings, and also reminded me when I needed to complete the required courses. Thank you very much for your time, and service.

Ch 7 Bankruptcy

After researching for attorneys online, I am so happy that I came across Halli Heston. Since contacting her, she and her team have been nothing but prompt, knowledgeable, and professional. Filing for bankruptcy can be an extremely stressful process, but Halli made it easy to navigate. I only wish I had found her sooner.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Mrs. Heston was a pleasure to work with and provide excellent legal assistance with our bankruptcy. Her office staff was very responsive throughout the entire process.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Mrs. Heston has been by my side for over 5 years as I made my way through Chapter 13 Bankruptcy proceedings. As my life had ups and downs, she was there guiding me offering words of encouragement, answering questions, and providing the legal knowledge to help me stay on track. I was happy to complete all the necessary payments and received my discharge! I could not have done it without her support.

Chapter 7 filling

Halli was very clear and thorough in explaining the procedure to file. She kept an open line of communication and answered our questions promptly. she was recommended to us by another lawyer and the fee was very reasonable.

Halli Heston of Heston and Heston

I am just finishing my case handled by Halli Heston, she is excellent! from my first meeting when she explained what was involved until the case was over Ms. Heston kept us fully informed as well as telling us what would happen next. 
She was also excellent in returning calls with the answer to our questions. 
Ms. Heston, in my opinion, is an excellent attorney and I would recommend her!


Bankruptcy: Sometimes Necessary

My wife and I are more than pleased with the manner in which Halli handled our case. She was thorough in her research, and excellent in her representation. Additionally, her fees were modest in relation to the work done.

Fabulous lawyer to guide you through BK

Halli was thorough, kind, and very knowledgeable. She provided excellent advice that allowed me to make some key decisions and was always efficient in responding to my needs

Very Competent, Had a Good Experience

Halli Heston was a tremendous help in my Chapter 13 filing. I felt comfortable with her from the very beginning in our initial meeting. I had a special situation in that I needed to follow the exemptions from another state that Ms. Heston was unfamiliar with. This did not stop her from doing the research necessary to get my filing correct. She does keep a small staff which has its positives in that I was more than a case number, but the negative was that at times I had to wait until late in the evening for a response to questions. Her practice did greatly simplify the filing process and I had no concerns that any communication or deadline with the courts would be missed. I understand that her practice handles more than bankruptcy cases but I have no input to provide.

Peace of mind

Benjamin Heston is genuine and compassionate. It may be his job but he doesn't make you feel like he's after your money. He was kind and understanding during a time where circumstances were not so kind and understanding. He's really awesome because he helped me acquire a new start, for the sake of my children and our future. I'm so grateful that the Lord guided me to Ben Heston, I went through 3 consultations before finding Ben. And I'm glad I did my research.

Great Lawyer

I filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and Benjamin was the attorney I chose after meeting several. He was very knowledgeable and put me at ease through the process. My case was one of the few confirmed by the trustee on the day of my hearing - a testament to Benjamin's professionalism and knowledge of the Chapter 13 filing process. He was able to push for a plan that I could manage financially. I appreciate all of the hard work of Heston and Heston team.

Chapter 7

Mr. Benjamin Heston did a great job for us, communications were prompt, and thorough, very professional. We provided our required information, and he took care of the rest. I highly recommend Mr. Benjamin Heston for your legal matters in his field of expertise. A personal Chapter 7 bankruptcy is nothing I would ever want to go through, but Benjamin made it a smooth and painless experience.

Best experience!! Don't waste your time going anywhere else!

From the moment you meet Ben you know he cares about people! I really appreciate what Ben has done for me and my family! Considering how tough is was to file a Chapter 13, he really made me feel at ease about everything and all of the timelines were met. Just a really great guy and excellent attorney!!! I would highly recommend him!!!

Excellent well knowledgeable attorney

My experience with Mr. Heston was nothing but pleasant. I was very skittish at first with the whole bankruptcy thing, but Mr. Heston assured me that this would be the right move. He also allowed me to take some time and think it over. No pressure phone calls or emails. He guided me during the whole process. Very thankful for this man.


Bankruptcy Client

I had a layman file my bankruptcy who turned out to be totally incompetent. Before the case was dismissed Mr. Heston took over and appealed the dismissal and saved me from losing my home. Mr. Heston was amazing, in that he was knowledgeable, professional, and "on top" of my case. I am very grateful.

Chapter 7 was easy!

I was unsure whether to hire a lawyer for my bankruptcy since I have heard that doing your own bankruptcy can be pretty easy. After meeting with Benjamin, I felt confident that not only did I need a lawyer, but Mr. Heston was the right choice. Every time I called with questions, even stupid ones, I was met with a good attitude and thorough answers. I was also able to get rid of my car that had been dragging me down and get a new car through my bankruptcy. I was very nervous at the meeting of creditors, but with my lawyer there I felt at ease and it only lasted a minute or two. I would recommend Mr. Heston to anyone who needs to file for bankruptcy!

Great experience during a hard time

In a very complicated and emotional process, Ben was very helpful. He broke eveything down so that I was able to understand and that made my filing process very easy and painless. Im really glad I entrusted my situation in his hands.

Knowledgeable and kind attorney!

I have been wanting to write this review for Mr. Heston for some time. However, I have found it hard to put into words just how much peace-of-mind using his services has brought to my life. Going through a bankruptcy has the potential to be an uncomfortable and embarrassing situation. I was very anxious about finding an attorney and had meetings with several.  Mr. Heston really stuck out to me as he seemed so caring and non-judgmental, and he was very knowledgeable about chapter 13 bankruptcy. After retaining his services, I learned that my first impression could not have been more accurate. Not only is he a genuinely nice person, but he also seems to really enjoy his work and helping people like myself start over and move on.  He was great at keeping me up to date with the status of my case and he always found time to answer my questions.  Having  Ben lead me through the uncomfortable process of filing for bankruptcy made the whole thing completely bearable. I feel so grateful to have found such a kind lawyer, and I would recommend him to anyone.

Debt Relief...Life Relief

Ben took my bankruptcy case pro bono, and it saved my proverbial life! I was at wit's end and the doctor I went to set me on his path. He was kind, thoughtful, helpful, and he let me know every step of the way what was happening. He has answered the phone himself every time I called, and answers email promptly regardless of how many need to be added. I'm considered a senior, but Ben never made me feel old or insignificant. I will use Ben any time in the future if I need a lawyer, as I feel the relationship that I have with him is worth his business. I have felt respected and I feel lucky to have been in his capable hands. I would recommend Benjamin Heston in a heartbeat!

The best

Ben was assigned to my case through the public law center,I had no idea who this young man was but soon realized God had sent me an Angel, caring, professional, and informed. Ben went far beyond what he was required to do (even driving me to and from court as I don't drive) I can't say enough about him! He has compassion, wisdom, humor, and intelligence.he answered all of my questions, was easily accessible, and calmed my nerves throughout the entire process. Ben truly cares about YOU and bends over backwards to achieve the best possible outcome.if you have him as a lawyer you may be tempted to break a law just for the chance to work with him again!! I don't have enough words in my vocabulary to praise him-it's not possible for me to be any happier, an amazing man with a very bright future!

A Reliable Attorney Has Been Found

Benjamin Richard Heston is part of the Heston & Heston Attorneys-at-Law located in Irvine, CA with a law office in Riverside, CA. Attorney Benjamin was assigned to us by the firm and served our Legal needs with knowledge, understanding, while answering any and all questions raised. He stuck with us during the entire process. Court documents were filed promptly with them all being provided in a timely manner. Benjamin's advice was heeded and the matter was resolved within months of filing. We recommend Benjamin as he is faithful to his clients and represents them professionally

Thumbs up for Ben Heston!

We had to put together a 501(c)3 on less than a shoestring and had no idea where to begin or go. Ben knew exactly what to do and helped us with all the filings and paperwork. I've heard of other people who have had to file explanations and supporting documents over and over. Ben made sure every "i" was dotted and every "t" crossed. Result: we received our tax-exempt status in under 60 days after filing. 
He's young, he's energetic, and he's dedicated. I highly recommend him.


Heston & Heston

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.