Family Law and Estate Planning Attorney Patricia C. Van Haren has been a practicing attorney since May of 2011. Prior to attending law school, Patricia was a family law and estate planning paralgel for approximately 20 years. In that time she acted as a Paralegal for several attorneys. For several years before becoming an attorney, she assisted couples through uncontested divorces as a paralegal and document preparation assistance. After establishing her own practice, she used all of her skills and knowledge to develop her family law, estate planning and wealth management practice.
Ms. Van Haren raised her three children as a single mother while working and attending law school at nights and on weekends. Ms. Van Haren is the parent of a special needs child and understands the struggles and additional resources that families with special needs children require.
After graduating law school, Ms. Van Haren established her first office and opened her doors as a sole practitioner. The focus of her practice is to assist families in their life transitions and growth. Our office prides itself on being able to establish personal connections with our clients. When working at law firms, Ms. Van Haren realized that very often the attorney knew little about the client or the family that they were working with. Ms. Van Haren wanted to practice differently. She understands that the key to being a trusted counselor and adviser and the key to achieving the clients objectives is to know the client on a personal level.
Ms. Van Haren focuses solely on family law and estate planning matters ranging from paternity actions, divorces, child custody & visitation, child and spousal support and property division. She also focuses on guardianships, conservatorship wealth planning, estate planning and adoptions. Ms. Van Haren is also a member of Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel, Academy of Special Needs Planners and various bar associations throughout Southern California.
Our office handles contested and uncontested divorces, paternity and custody matters, mediations, wills and trusts, special needs trusts, guardianship, conservatorship matters, wealth management and estate planning as well as family law litigation. We have offices in Torrance and Irvine and handle cases throughout Southern and Central Los Angeles County and all of Orange County.