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.
Child Custody & Visitation in California
Family law in California, especially in the realms of child custody and visitation, is meticulously crafted to shield and uphold the paramount interests of children. The primary concern of the court is to ensure that the health, safety, and welfare of the children is at the forefront of every decision. Each case begins with the steadfast assumption that children not only benefit but thrive from frequent and enduring contact with both parents, solidifying a bond that is pivotal for their growth.
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.
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 and Sam envisioned a team that offers sophisticated legal analysis, combined with a unique, individual, and personal approach based on the belief that everyone involved in a divorce or custody case should be treated with respect and compassion.
Each case, each party, each child, and each opposing party is unique and requires its own individual approach, strategy, and action plan. Neither Attorneys nor cases, are “one size fits all”, and that is important to remember when making decisions that affect your future, your children, and your livelihood. Additionally, an attorney should always tell you what you need to hear rather than what you want to hear. That is what separates the Custody Queens from other attorneys.
At the end of the day, this is your case and your life. The attorney you choose should provide you with the tools, education, and representation necessary to achieve your goals. Our clients learn how to achieve the most beneficial outcomes for their children, and set themselves up for success as parents for years to come.
As experienced family lawyers, we create solutions for families that outlast our representation.
Do NOT hesitate and retain today!!
This law firm is easy to work with, communicate effectively, are open, honest, fair, do not give false hopes and help you be prepared for every element of your case.
From front office, to billing, legal assistants, paralegals, case managers, lawyers and everyone else I may have left out…ALL incredible people…thank you ALL for being so incredibly helpful along my journey.Melissa S.
"I came to Brittany with no knowledge of how the legal system works and she walked me through step by step until the very end. I am very grateful for her experience and would highly recommend. 6 stars ✨."Demetrius
Unmatched Intelligence and Courtroom Presence
"Highly recommend Jeremy Roark. His intelligence and courtroom presence is unmatched. Just walking down the halls people knew he's a big deal. He explained everything very clearly and was dedicated to the best possible outcome. I would not hesitate to have Jeremy represent me in the future."Michael W.
It's unfortunate that I wasn't aware of this firm 4 years ago
"It's unfortunate that I wasn't aware of this firm 4 years ago when I had no idea how to even begin dealing with the nightmare of separating from someone, especially when a child is involved. I wasted a lot of money, time & stress, so if one person learns from my bad decisions I'll be happy. Separations/divorces can be a nightmare and they're never done after the first few court dates, so get excited. Luckily my algorithm (I don't care what anyone says-it knows what you need better than you do) sent me the Custody Queens information. My first consultation was with Taylor Goldschmidt and I immediately felt so much better after speaking with her. I finally feel like there's someone on MY side, knows what she's doing, understands the actual law (because a lot of them don't) and is ahead of the situation so she's prepared when it happens. The fact that she's transparent regarding costs, retainers, outcomes, etc. says something about her integrity which unfortunately isn't common.”Carrie O.
Such A Great Experience
"Had such a Great experience with Attorney Taylor Goldschmidt and Brandy. I felt I was the underdog going into this, and we came out ahead and got a little more than we asked for. Top Notch Firm.”Essen B.
Logical and Compassionate
“Ms. Munson has been incredibly effective while working my case. She is both supportive and compassionate but has no issue telling me when we need to take a different approach no matter how I may be feeling. This balance has allowed me to see my case with a clearer head while also feeling heard and supported.” - Client discovered us through Custody Queens On Air!Brandon
My Expectations Were Far Exceeded
“I’m extremely pleased with the representation that I received from Attorney Taylor Goldschmidt and Paralegal Brandy Maness. Attorney Goldschmidt was able to take over a case that had languished for far too long and turn it around to a win within a short period of time. My resolution expectations were far exceeded, and the matter was resolved in a satisfactory manner for all involved. Their attention to detail and knowledge of applicable cases saved me over $100K. Thank you.”D. Payne
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.
We are 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, Orange County and Los Angeles County.
Custody Queens On Air
Every Saturday morning, tune in to Go Country 105FM and join forces with the Custody Queens, Kristen Holstrom and Samantha McBride, for a deep dive into the intricate, captivating world of family law, plus a myriad of topics in between. Set your alarms; 7:30 AM is the time. Prepare yourself for a session brimming with engaging discussions, all intricately related to family law, life, and beyond. Don’t risk missing out; their conversations are insightful, their advice invaluable. Stay connected. Embrace the wisdom. #letloverule #familylaw #CustodyQueens #GoCountry105FM #SaturdayMorning