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Dedicated California Family Law Advocates

Welcome to the Law Offices of Kayleene H. Writer, PLC. We are an experienced and well-regarded law firm based in Irvine, California, dedicated exclusively to practicing family law throughout Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and San Diego County. We are knowledgeable and experienced advocates when it comes to legal matters including divorce, situations involving children, situations involving child and spousal support, and modification and enforcement of existing judgements. When litigation is called for, we will represent your interests in court in an articulate, passionate and credible manner; however, not every case benefits from litigation. For those who choose a gentler and more cost-effective approach, we suggest mediation.

We pride ourselves on consistent and effective communication, as well as providing our clients with personal, focused services thanks to a relatively small case load and the fact that we practice exclusively on the area of family law.

Few things have a greater impact on your life than legal matters involving your family, so please do not hesitate to reach out to us for guidance, advice, and devoted advocacy for all of your family law needs.

We offer a FREE consultation to discuss your situation and help you decide on the best possible course of action, so please contact us or a book a call directly with us today.

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Family Law


We can help you from pre-divorce planning, to obtaining intermediate orders, to preparing the Judgement that will finalize your divorce.


We are devoted to helping you ensure the health, happiness, and security of your children through any and all legal methods at our disposal.


Our firm is dedicated to helping couples calculate an equitable level of support that is fair for all parties. We will also serve as advocates for you.

Mediation & Litigation

Regardless of how we approach your family law case you can rest assured you will receive excellent service and constant communication from us.

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