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About me

Prior to becoming an attorney, I was a family law paralegal for 20 years.  I have a thorough understanding and skill in all aspects of family law.  I have strived to assist clients through their family law struggles while minimizing unnecessary fighting and costly fees.  I have extensive experience in mediations and uncontested dissolutions as well as litigated divorces and custody battles.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    4 years
  2. Family: 25%
    4 years
  3. Child Custody: 15%
    4 years
  4. Guardianship: 15%
    4 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Jill L Rogers

    I endorse this lawyer for always putting the clients needs first.


    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
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  • Michael Leo Potter

    Patricia is well-regarded as an experienced and professional Family Law attorney. She helps clients going through one of the most challenging & difficult periods of their life, giving them a pathway to reestablishing themselves with dignity and with the best interests of their children foremost in her mind. She is a credit to the legal profession.


    Michael Potter Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Patricia C. Van Haren, PLC

19900 MacArthur Blvd, Suite 1150
Suite 150
Irvine, CA, 92612


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneyLos Angeles Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
VIP Women of the YearNational Association of Professional Women2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Patricia C. Van Haren2012 - Present
AttorneyPatricia C. Van Haren, Attorney at Law2011 - Present
PartnerBudris & Van Haren2012 - 2013
Paralegal/AttorneyDevon & Associates2002 - 2012
Paralegal/AttorneyLaw Office of John C. Volz2002 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
WealthCounselAttorney Member2014 - Present
ElderCounselAttorney Member2014 - Present
Academy of Special Needs PlannersAttorney Member2014 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Women Lawyers Association of Los AngelesMember2011 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Cambridge Who's WhoMember2011 - Present
Women Lawyers of Long BeachMember2008 - Present
National Notary AssociationNotary2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Custody and MilitaryStep mother was able to exercise father's custodial time during his deployment.
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Publication nameTitleDate
JD SupraKick that Dirty Snake to the Curb2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Abraham Lincoln Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
American InterContinental UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2006
Marymount College (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)Liberal StudiesAssociates of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advance Family Law Practice for ParalegalsChild Support2012