Family Law

(949) 222-1041

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)
  • Separation
  • Annulment
  • 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 has been certified as a 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' needs for a highly qualified and credentialed lawyer.


Our firm has extensive experience and expertise in bankruptcy, having two Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialists, and we can assist most individuals, married couples and businesses with their financial problems through Chapters 7 and 13.

Client Review

Richard and his team were extremely helpful throughout the BK process. Richard Heston answered all of my many questions and was generous with his time. His staff is well organized, which made a difficult process relatively simple. My bankruptcy was due to a business failure. Heston & Heston helped me understand the personal and business issues both pre and post bankruptcy.