Southern California Divorce & Child Custody Attorneys
We are ready to guide you through the family court process by providing the legal expertise, empathy and support you need to set yourself up for future success.
Aggressive and Approachable
Achieve the best outcome for your case with skillful representation so that you can avoid unnecessary stress and trauma for your family. We craft custom case strategies for each client. We take the time to become knowledgeable regarding the specific facts of your case and explain how those facts interact with family law. We provide comprehensive representation and are with you during the entire court process. Our strategies are founded on clear expectations, and are designed with purpose to benefit your family for years to come.
Divorce Feels Scary Sometimes
A divorce can feel like a deep, dark path though the unknown. One false step can place you somewhere you don’t want to be. We provide clients a map and a guiding light for navigating the complexities of the legal system. Let us turn obstacles into stepping stones that lead to a brighter future for your family.
Meet The Partners
Kristen A. Holstrom, CFLS*
Founding & Managing Partner
Samantha K. McBride, CFLS*
Assistant Managing Partner
Child Custody & Visitation in California
Family law in California with respect to child custody and visitation is designed to protect the best interests of the child. The primary concern of the court is to ensure that the health, safety, and welfare of the children is well considered. Each case begins with the assumption that children benefit from frequent and continuing contact with both parents.
When parents that are separating cannot agree on how to divide responsibilities, the court decides for them. Ideally separating couples are able to reach an agreement among themselves before turning the decision over to the judge. A good family law attorney helps you reach a settlement that fits your needs and schedule without going to court. In the event that the other side is unreasonable or uncooperative, your attorney protects your parental rights in court.
As experienced family lawyers, we create solutions for families that outlast our representation.
Impeccable Customer Service
“I retained Emiliza for her services, and her time and dedicated representation made the largest difference in the outcome of my case. She is a knowledgable professional with impeccable customer service and is very, very responsive. She communicated all the legal jargon in an understandable form for the layman. In summary, I highly, highly recommend Emiliza as your legal representation.”Aaron L.
Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
“If you find yourself in family court, you have already lost. However, if you do find yourself in that situation I strongly recommend retaining the services of Samantha McBride. She will ask the right questions, do the research and work to position your case in the most effective way in court. Samantha McBride truly listens when other attorney just goes through the motions. There is no doubt in my mind, she was the reason for the positive outcome in my case. Thank you for all of your help Sam.”Darwin C.
Extremely professional, trustworthy, and very knowledgeable
“I Highly recommend Custody Queens!! I am so Thankful for all of their hard work. Mr. Jeremy Roark is extremely professional, trustworthy, and very knowledgeable at all he does when working on his cases. I had the privilege to have him as my attorney. I can truthfully say he is trustworthy. As a mother facing custody issues, this was one of the most stressful situations I have had to face. Having to fight for your rights & keeping your child best interests at heart is not easiest to have to battle. I truthfully wish this on no family, but custody battles are reality. Jeremy helped ease the stress & guided me through it all. I highly, highly recommend his services. He puts forth all efforts, knowledge, focus, & pays extremely close attention to all details. Thank you Jeremy Roark!!”Aurora R.
Dealt with a Narcissist with Grace and Tactic
"Traci is professional. She stood by me and worked with an opponent who did not play by the rules. My ex lied and hid our assets and started cashing out our retirement almost before I even hired Traci. My daughter lives with me, who is handicapped and I with serious health issues. He tried to leave us with almost nothing!! Believe me, he quit his job and threatened to move to Mexico. Year or so later my daughter and I are safe. He had to pay me 2 years in advance alimony for him to get a job. I may need to hire Traci again if he has or finds another lame excuse to his fiduciary responsibilities. Was with my ex for almost 40 years. He was cruel and I can say with a lot of hard work and having to be ahead of the game we were thrown into. ...Traci is my hero! Outstanding attorney."Lynne T.
The Custody Queens Team is Hiring!
We’re looking for hard-working, energetic team players who want to join a group of legal professionals who truly care about helping families. Positions as Family Law Attorneys, Paralegals, and Office Staff are available in all our offices throughout Southern California, including Riverside County and Orange County.