Heston & Heston in Irvine has two attorneys, Halli Heston and Richard Heston, each of whom have more than 34 years of practice experience. In addition, both attorneys are Certified Bankruptcy Specialists. Our attorneys' experience, expertise, and knowledge ensures that each of our clients is provided with the most effective guidance through the bankruptcy process.
Heston & Heston in Riverside has one attorney, Benjamin Heston, who handles primarily bankruptcy.
Your attorney will help you to decide if bankruptcy is the right option for you.
Our bankruptcy services include:
- Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
- Lien Stripping
- Bankruptcy/Divorce Crossover Issues
- Ending creditor harassment
Our family law and divorce practice is designed to solve problems and foster amicable relationships. We avoid a strict adversarial approach and instead focus our attention on reaching client goals through the minimization of conflict.
Our Irvine family law and divorce attorney handles the following issues:
- Prenuptial agreements
- Postmarital agreements
- Marital settlement agreements
- Registered domestic partnerships
- Divorce (dissolution of marriage)
- Spousal support (also known as alimony)
- Child support
- Post-judgment modification of child support and spousal support orders
- Crossover issues involving bankruptcy and divorce
Family law is an area of the law that can get heated, emotional and contentious as disputes involving family members are undoubtedly complicated. At Heston & Heston, we try to foster amicable relationships between all the parties involved in divorces or other disputes. Our firm is highly experienced at handling divorce, but uses a different approach than many other attorneys. There are few benefits from applying emotionally charged strategies and highly adversarial tactics. We de-emphasize conflict and instead work toward conflict resolution and problem solving through negotiation and collaborative processes. We work with our clients to understand their needs and how to achieve the best possible outcomes for the entire family unit.
Richard Heston handles the family law practice at the firm. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist. In addition, he has knowledge and experience accumulated over more than 34 years of practicing law. With his background, he meets his clients' need for a highly qualified and credentialed lawyer.
Estate Planning & Probate
Probate and estate administration can be necessary to handle the affairs of loved ones when they die without a trust. Probate is the court supervision of the transfer of asset titles when someone dies. While the process can be smooth, affordable and relatively quick, complications can arise. Probate can become unmanageable if details and formalities are overlooked.
The law firm of Heston & Heston represents clients in Irvine and throughout the surrounding areas. Firm partner Halli Heston heads the firm's estate planning and probate practice. She provides effective probate and estate administration services based on more than 34 years of practice experience.
Halli Heston handles estate administration tasks such as:
- Notifying the governmental agencies as required by law
- Locating and gathering estate assets
- Paying off estate creditors
- Assisting with filing taxes
- Working to resolve estate issues
- Distributing estate assets to beneficiaries
In order to successfully represent the various interests involved during probate administration, a lawyer must fully understand the process. We represent clients such as family members, creditors, beneficiaries, spouses, trustees, executors, administrators and personal representatives. We provide advocacy tailored to their interest in the estate.