Over 130 Years of Combined Experience Practicing FAMILY LAW

During this very difficult time, Moshtael Family Law Orange County will continue to look out for the best interests of our clients and potential new clients. We are open and available to assist you. 


At Moshtael Family Law, we understand the urgency of family law matters. While the world may have stopped for the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not. We will continue to provide quality legal services.

Whether you were in the beginning stages of a divorce or started considering divorce after being quarantined with your spouse, we have solutions for you. By using mediation as an alternative to a traditional divorce, we can ensure that the divorce process keeps moving forward, even while courts are closed. Mediation is also more cost-effective than divorce, meaning that it can ease the financial burden of a divorce, which is crucial during this time.

Being in quarantine can also bring up new questions about child custody and child support. Can you still maintain your normal custody schedule? How will you make child support payments if you lose your job? We can walk you through the steps you will need to take if you’re concerned about visitation time or if you’re facing financial hardships.

If you’re the victim of domestic abuse, being quarantined with your abuser can be extremely dangerous. However, restraining orders are considered essential in California. This means that we can help you file for a restraining order, even during quarantine.

We’re committed to keeping our clients safe while still resolving any issues that relate to divorce. With that in mind, we offer virtual consultations and meetings to our current and potential clients. We’re prepared to help you navigate whichever legal issues you may be facing during quarantine.

Orange County Divorce Attorneys

Family Lawyers Working to Build a Peaceful, Stable Future for You & Your Family

Divorce is a word all too often associated with ugly feelings and an uncertain future, but it does not have to be. Peace and stability are possible if you have the right representation during your divorce or other family law matter—and Moshtael Family Law is here to provide just that.

Our Orange County family law attorneys have over 130 years of combined legal experience and, as a practice devoted exclusively to divorce and family law, our skilled lawyers are perfectly positioned to deliver the results you need.

Whether you are in the early stages of considering a divorce or are in the midst of a heated custody dispute, you can count on the divorce attorneys at Moshtael Family Law to provide the caring support and experienced legal counsel that translates to a better, swifter outcome. We fight to win, and we truly care about our clients. You are not just a name or a dollar sign, you are a human being with real feelings and needs.

Our team is here to help you during every stage of your case, without fail. Contact us online today! We have two convenient locations in Orange County – Irvine and Laguna Niguel.

  • Avvo Ratings Badge
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Iranian American Bar Association
  • California Conference of Bar Associations
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Los Angeles County and Southeast District Bar Associations

A Proven Track Record

from Hundreds of Previous Clients
  • Amazing lawyer to help you in your journey for family law matters.

    “I highly recommend Navid and his amazing team. I reached out to him on Yelp and he answered me right away. From the moment I talked to him, he understood exactly what I wanted to accomplish. He's very ...”

    - Carmen E.
  • He is truly OUTSTANDING and am so happy to have him on my case!!!

    “I'm overall VERY happy with Navid and his work and support. He really brought it on during the hearing and far exceeded my expectations. He put me at ease and really fought for me. He made me feel so ...”

    - Emily K.
  • I thank them from the bottom of my heart, and I look forward to working with them in the future!

    “Words cannot express my gratitude for the services provided for me and my daughter. Both Navid and Sana are amazing people and wonderfully gifted in what they do to help others. I feel like a huge ...”

    - Emilie B.
  • They actually listened to me and valued my opinion.

    “Thank you Navid Moshtael for taking such good care of me in my long- drawn out-ugly divorce. This firm clearly puts family first and really listens to you. I knew I was in good hands knowing how ...”

    - Juli F.
  • He is an energetic and aggressive attorney and is willing to fight for your rights until the last min.

    “If you have a really complicated and international case just like I have, Navid Moshtael is the best choice for you. He has always outstanding and strategic approach to the case, and can always make ...”

    - Kate Y.

Child Custody

Child custody battles rank among the most emotionally draining events a parent can experience. You love your children and want the best for them, but understanding the legally complex process of child custody and working with an ex to secure a mutually beneficial child custody arrangement can be incredibly challenging.

At Moshtael Family Law, our child custody attorneys understand how stressful child custody battles can be. Our compassionate, experienced team will work with you to navigate the child custody process, including:

  • Understanding the difference between legal and physical custody
  • Working with your ex to determine a fair and equitable child custody arrangement that benefits all parties
  • Understanding and establishing the appropriate visitation arrangement for your children
  • Helping you minimize the trauma of divorce and child custody battles for your children
  • Handling any legal issues that do emerge, such as disagreements between you and your ex concerning child custody arrangements or visitation plans

For most parents, arriving at a fair and equitable child custody arrangement is far and away the most crucial part of the divorce process. We understand how important your children are to you and can help you arrive at the desired outcome in your child custody case.

To learn more, visit our child custody page. For a free consultation, contact us online or via phone at (714) 909-2561.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence cases are challenging. Not only do survivors of domestic violence have to process a significant amount of trauma and stress, they also have to work through the complex legal process of resolving their domestic violence case. Doing so requires incredible mental and emotional fortitude.

At Moshtael Family Law, we understand just how difficult it can be to navigate a domestic violence case. Our empathetic, knowledgeable domestic violence attorneys can help you achieve your legal goals. Here are just a few ways we can help:

  • We'll work with you to file a domestic violence action against the perpetrator and initiate the court process.
  • We'll help provide you the assistance you need to file a restraining order or arrive at a similarly protective ruling in your court case.
  • We'll make sure you understand how your domestic violence case will impact your life going forward and can help you process the trauma of your case.

We're committed to helping our clients resolve their domestic violence cases in the most streamlined, effective manner. To learn more about our approach to domestic violence, visit our domestic violence page. To receive a free consultation from our legal team, contact us online or via phone at (714) 909-2561.

Divorce Planning and Timelines

Divorce is hard, but having the right plans and timelines in place can make your divorce significantly smoother. At Moshtael Family Law, our knowledgeable divorce attorneys help our clients create effective divorce plans and timelines that streamline the divorce process. If you work with us to plan your divorce, we can help you:

  • Establish a realistic legal timeline for your case. We'll help you understand how long certain legal processes, such as child custody battles or property division, will take given your unique circumstances.
  • Plan your divorce effectively. Divorces are arduous, stressful endeavors. Having a plan in place can make the divorce process easier to deal with. We'll help you plan out your divorce day by day so you can breathe a little easier and stop worrying about the details.

To learn more about how the team at Moshtael family law approaches divorce, visit our divorce page. To schedule a free consultation with our experienced, compassionate legal team, contact us online or via phone at (714) 909-2561.

Modification of Support Orders

Most child support orders are established given the means of the parents and the needs of the children involved at the time divorce occurs. However, throughout life, our circumstances inevitably change. If you find yourself in a position where paying child support is no longer feasible or have decided your ex no longer needs to provide child support to you, you may want to modify your child support order.

At Moshtael Family Law, we understand that life changes quickly. Our knowledgeable, compassionate child support lawyers have the tools to help you modify your support order. We can help you:

  • Understand whether or not a recent event such as the loss of a job or a medical emergency makes you eligible to modify your support order
  • Decide how you want to modify your existing support order
  • Work with your ex and the court to help you legally modify your child support order and negotiate a new child support arrangement if necessary

We're committed to providing clients with high-quality child support services they can count on. If you'd like to learn more about how we approach support and custody order modification, read our modifying custody and support orders page. To receive a free legal consultation from our team, contact us online or via phone at (714) 909-2561.

Premarital and Postmarital Agreements

It's a common misconception that only people with no faith in their marriage sign premarital or postmarital agreements. In reality, premarital and postmarital agreements help provide both partners with additional security and commitment during the marriage. Common reasons for signing premarital and postmarital agreements include:

  • You or your partner own property or have made investments that you want to keep separate.
  • You have an idea for a business or future investment you want to protect.
  • You want to ensure you and your partner are on the same page concerning matters such as child custody, support, or alimony.
  • You have children or assets from a previous marriage that you want to protect.

At Moshtael Family Law, our experienced attorneys can help you and your spouse arrive at a mutually beneficial premarital or postmarital agreement. We can work with you to help make sure your assets and future are protected no matter what. To receive a free consultation from our legal team, contact us online or via phone at (714) 909-2561.

Why Hire Moshtael Family Law?

  • We Have a Level of Great Service

    We are very hands-on, always show up prepared, build case plans for you, have strategic meetings with you, and prepare you for your hearing.

  • We Have Strategic Partnerships

    We have strategic partnerships with family therapists and financial planners who are available to provide service to our clients.

  • We Care About You & Your Case

    We understand Divorce is very different from other areas of law and clients are different because they are going through difficult times.

  • We Offer Results & Performance

    While we cannot guarantee results, we certainly have a proven track record we are happy to share with anyone. Throughout the years we have helped countless clients achieve great outcomes with their Divorce, or Family Law matters.

  • We are Dependable

    When clients work with us they realize very quickly we care and they understand they can show up to court without stress knowing we are there for them and we will fight to defend their rights and get them the best outcome we can.

We Work As a Team

To Effectively & Efficiently Resolve Your Divorce or Family Law Matter

When hiring a divorce or family law attorney, you have to consider primarily their years of dedicated experience, the size of their firm, their hourly rate, their track results, and the level of service they provide to their clients. Basically, we are talking about cost, performance, skill set, and the way they treat their clients.

Upholding Our Core Values

At Moshtael Family Law, we take a team approach to our clients’ cases. As a team, we are far stronger than any individual person can be. We include our clients as part of this team, which means we will work closely with you to identify your goals; educate you on what to expect; develop a winning strategy; and take steps to achieve an ideal result.

Every attorney and staff member at our firm upholds our five core values to the fullest extent — legal excellence, client service, personal commitment, communication, and cost-effective representation.

Working With an In-House CPA

Our team also includes an in-house CPA, giving us an enhanced ability to handle the complex financial aspects of your divorce. It also aids us in accurately evaluating your case and providing you with a solid case plan at the very start.

Second Opinion

In a perfect world, you'd never have to doubt your attorney's opinion. Unfortunately, the world isn't perfect.

The outcome of your family law case can make a lasting impact on your life. How your divorce is processed can dictate what kind of support you'll receive from your ex or how much property you'll keep post-divorce. For parents with children, the results of a child custody battle can have lasting impacts on parent-child relationships.

If you don't think your attorney or legal counsel is giving you sound advice that will help you achieve your legal goals, it's essential to listen to your gut and seek a second opinion. If you work with our team here at Moshtael Family Law, we can help you:

  • Understand whether or not the advice from your former attorney is sound, and where exactly they went wrong if it isn't
  • Gain a new outlook on your case so you can reach your desired legal outcome

Sometimes, a second opinion can make all the difference. If you're unsatisfied with your current legal counsel, our team at Moshtael Family Law can help you receive the legal advice you deserve. For a free consultation with our legal team, contact us online or via phone at (714) 909-2561.

Your Family Law Team

At Moshtael Family Law we have over 130 years of combined experience. Located in the heart of Orange County, we exclusively practice Divorce & Family Law.

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