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Top Irvine Family Law Attorneys: Client Results is Our Standard

Seastrom Tuttle & Murphy is well recognized as a leader in California Family Law. Our Irvine family law attorneys are highly respected negotiators and trial lawyers that are regularly recognized for their advocacy, professionalism, and unique ability to obtain results. This reputation allows us to represent clients from a position of strength in both negotiation and litigation.

Each Orange County and Irvine family lawyer at our firm limits the number of clients we represent at any given time, so that we can provide the highest level of client service and individualized attention. This attention allows us to identify unique solutions for our clients and to always be one step ahead. This keeps with our goal in every case, which is to obtain the best results for our clients, whether it be through negotiation or litigation.

We know that our clients are counting on us, and we are committed to doing everything possible to reach the best possible result. Through working closely with our clients, we develop customized solutions that best meet their individualized needs and expectations. This starts with building a strong partnership with every client. Building on that partnership, we make certain clients feel prepared and confident in the strategy and decisions during the process.

**Note: Our Irvine family law firm is available to help our clients during COVID-19. Read more about the pandemic’s influence on family law matters and child custody.**

Our Irvine Family Law Attorneys are Respected Leaders in the California Divorce and Family Law Community

The legal team at Seastrom Tuttle & Murphy brings decades of experience to negotiating and presenting a broad range of family law issues. Our partners are all certified as Family Law Specialists by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Each Irvine family lawyer at our firm is a leader in divorce-related family law. This leadership positions includes leading the Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section, leading the California State Bar’s Family Law Advisory Commission, and leading the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Southern California Section. Our lawyers are also consistently recognized as top Orange County family law attorneys by well-established peer review organizations, including Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyers Magazine and U.S. News and World Report.


Our Focus – Complex High Net Worth and High-Asset Family Law Cases in Orange County

Our practice concentrates on complex family law matters. We have successfully represented clients in many of Orange County and Irvine’s most complex and high profile cases, including matters involving high-profile individuals and those with extraordinarily complex estates. Our unique experience allows us to be a step ahead in the process, leading to exceptional results for our clients.

The cases the firm is involved in are both sensitive and complex. Our Irvine family law attorneys have the legal knowledge and financial understanding necessary to protect our high net income clients and assets. The wealth of our experience and success  in resolving complex matters provides our clients with a strong competitive edge over their opponents. This advantage allows our firm to negotiation from a position of strength.  If a settlement cannot be reached, we will litigate the case in the interests of successful conclusion for our client.


Why Should You Hire an Irvine Family Law Attorney?

Couples usually seek the assistance of Irvine family law attorneys during times of unique stress, whether that stress is caused by the breakdown of a marriage, a disagreement as to child custody, disputes over spousal support, or any other sensitive family issue. It is not strictly necessary to hire a family law attorney to handle any of these issues, but doing so can be advantageous to all parties involved. Family law attorneys are even more essential for high-net-worth couples due to the complexity of their holdings and the value of the assets involved. 

First and foremost, Irvine family law attorneys offer counsel and support to individuals who are undergoing emotional turmoil and can provide clearheaded advice when it is needed most. Family law attorneys also rely on their extensive experience to find creative solutions to seemingly intractable problems. While most couples may see a messy, drawn-out divorce as the only option for resolving their dispute, family law attorneys have a wide range of tools and resources available to them and may be able to resolve disputes less painfully. Finally, family law attorneys are experts on the law and procedures that govern the family court system, which the average person may find to be opaque and confusing. 

What Family Law Attorneys Do in Orange County

Family law attorneys are legal professionals who specialize in the law of family relationships, including marriage, divorce, child custody, and more. Because of the wide range of issues involved in family law, they wear many hats — from drafting agreements and contracts to mediating contentious disagreements between spouses to representing their clients in adversarial litigation proceedings. Some of the most common matters family law attorneys typically handle include: 


Each spouse in a divorce hires his or her own attorney who will advocate for his or her interests. The divorce process in California can be lengthy and complex, and typically involves extensive negotiations, and in some cases even court proceedings, to reach a resolution. Family law attorneys guide their clients through each step of this process. 

Spousal Support Agreements

If the circumstances of a divorce warrant spousal support, a family law attorney can help divorcing couples agree on the amount of duration of spousal support, taking into account complex factors such as the length of the marriage and the spouse’s income disparity, earning potential, and standard of living. 

Child Custody, Visitation, and Support Agreements

For divorces involving children, family law attorneys can help the couple arrive at agreements regarding child custody, visitation, and child support, each of which requires a complex analysis of the parties’ finances, the amount of time the child will spend with each party, and the best interests of the child.