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Choosing to divorce or dealing with a family law issue can be tough, but with the right guidance you can move on with confidence and peace of mind. At Castellanos & Associates, APLC, we protect what matters most and will help guide you on the road ahead. Our family lawyers have over 40 years of combined experience in divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, guardianship and family law. We're driven to provide high quality, affordable legal representation without sacrificing knowledge, integrity, and compassion for the clients we serve. So while taking the first step is often the hardest step you'll make, a fresh start begins today with just a single step.

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Los Angeles Family Law and Divorce Attorney

Los Angeles Divorce Lawyers

"...A divorce undertaken thoughtfully and realistically can teach children how to confront serious life problems with compassion, wisdom and appropriate action."

Judith S. Wallerstein, Psychologist and author of "The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce" (2000).

Divorce is difficult. However, you don't need to remain in a destructive marriage. If you assemble the right team to help you through the process, it's very possible to leave behind years of fighting, abuse, or other forms of misery that can produce an unhappy marriage. Castellanos & Associates, APLC is here to help! Our Los Angeles family law attorneys are dedicated to helping your family get through the legal process with peace of mind. We invite you to take some time to review the legal information presented on this website. Afterwards, we hope you'll have a better understanding on how to move forward and some insight into the kind of the work we do at our law firm.

We have been proudly serving families throughout Los Angeles, California, for over two decades. Our firm has helped clients get through all types of family law issues, including legal separation, child custody and visitations, child support, spousal support ("alimony"), paternity suits, domestic violence and restraining order cases, legal guardianship, adoption, and more.

Edwin Castellanos is the managing partner and founder of our firm. He has emerged as a knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated attorney who heads up our legal team. With an accounting degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business, Mr. Castellanos has a unique combination of legal and financial skill to help clients deal with complex financial issues during the divorcing process.

Affordable Legal Representation

We provide affordable legal representation to clients from all walks of life. We've handled a broad-range of cases for individuals from diverse backgrounds, including government officials with sensitive national security concerns, local law enforcement, professional athletes, domestic partners, entertainment executives, and blue-collar workers. We treat all clients with professionalism and respect. At our firm, we take the time to understand and accommodate the individual needs of all of our clients. Our legal team knows that custody disputes, and similar matters can be an unpleasant experience for our clients and we approach each case with sensitivity and compassion.

Our primary focus is to resolve cases in our client’s favor without having to pursue lengthy litigation that will burden clients with unnecessary costs. In many cases, a satisfactory resolution can be found between spouses without the trouble and expense of drawn out litigation. In some cases, litigation will be necessary and our lawyers have no reservations about standing up for your rights in court. We firmly believe in protecting your interests by keeping you informed of what’s happening in your case and explaining the legal process to you.

In over two decades of providing legal help to families in need, we’ve built a professional, high-quality law firm that is affordable. When you look for help from a lawyer we know one of your biggest concerns is what financial impact divorce will have on your life. If children are involved, you're probably concerned about the emotional and financial impact it will have on the children.

At Castellanos & Associates, APLC, all prospective clients get a free initial consultation and can take advantage of our client-centered billing structure. Unlike other law firms, we do not bill clients for every phone call, photocopy, fax, or electronic communication. In some cases, we offer low initial fees, payment plans, and fixed or flat rate legal services. During your initial consultation, we can discuss the possibility of limited scope representation to reduce legal fees and we may be able to offer fixed or flat fees for some legal matters such as an uncontested divorce. At our firm, we want you to know that we are working hard to provide quality representation at a reasonable price.

Need a Spanish-speaking lawyer for a divorce case in Los Angeles?

We are also proud to provide knowledgeable, competent, and affordable legal representation to clients who may need help from a lawyer who can speak Spanish fluently. Being able to communicate with your lawyer is essential, and any language barrier poses a unique problem in the attorney-client relationship. Not only do we have support staff that speaks Spanish, but our lead attorney Edwin Castellanos speaks Spanish fluently. If you are a Spanish-speaking client, you will have confidence knowing that your attorney can help you understand complex legal issues in your case, especially when there are difficult financial and/or child custody matters to consider.

Effective Settlement Through Mediation or Litigation

Our firm is composed of dedicated professionals who work with clients to identify all of your options with the intent to reduce costs and litigation risk. However, every divorce case is different and from the beginning we will collaborate with clients to build a unified approach towards defining your goals and building a successful litigation strategy, when necessary. Clients can benefit from the professional experience at our firm. Our managing attorney, Edwin Castellanos, will apply his knowledge and experience to your particular case as a proud member of the following organizations:

* Member of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

* Voluntary Daily Settlement Officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse

Do you need immediate help with your case today? Contact Castellanos & Associates, APLC and let's get started! Our Los Angeles attorneys are ready to provide you with a free initial consultation. Call us at (323) 655-2105. We look forward to helping you move on with the peace of mind you deserve.


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"Mr. Castellanos...His expertise helped me solve a custody case that benefitted my children greatly. I am very glad that I hired his office."

-- Natalia P.

"Wonderful team. Edwin was there to answer any questions in regards to my adoption...Adoption was finalized 04/24/13...Great family law firm I would highly recommend."

--Ronnie M.