Edwin Castellanos – Attorney & Managing Partner of the law firm of Castellanos & Associates, APLC. He is an experienced divorce lawyer in Los Angeles, California and has been practicing exclusively in the area of divorce and family for over 19 years. Edwin’s practice includes but is not limited to complex divorce litigation, custody matters, child relocation issues also known as “move away” cases, child and spousal support issues, including child support services department matters and driver’s license suspension for non-payment of child support, post judgment modifications, paternity, domestic violence and guardianship cases.
One of the biggest advantages to Edwin’s representation is his early education and experience in business and accounting. Edwin Castellanos received his Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in accounting from New York University’s prominent Stern School of Business. After working in New York City’s financial district, Edwin went on to attend Boston University School of Law. In 1995, Edwin earned his J.D. Degree from Boston University School of Law.
Throughout Edwin’s years of experience in divorce matters he has learned that going through a divorce can lead to serious financial ruin if you depend upon an advisor with little to no knowledge of the financial implications of your divorce. This is especially the case when you depend upon legal document providers or other non-attorneys to handle your divorce when there are too many complex issues to resolve. Edwin’s combined years of experience in complex divorce matters coupled with his early educational and work-related experience in financial matters benefits his clients tremendously when there are high-asset or other complex financial issues at stake in your divorce.
Edwin embodies the values of knowledge, professionalism and experience; yet, Edwin remains approachable to his clients and all members of the community, professional and non-professional alike. His background is a reflection of the community he serves and an example of the same hard work and dedication he throws into his cases each day.
Edwin was born in Quito, Ecuador. Before the age of 4, Edwin moved with his family to the United States and was brought up by hard working Ecuadorian parents in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City. Edwin was raised in a predominately working class community situated between Flatbush Avenue and Borough Park. He lived in a tough urban environment but was taught the importance of hard work and education from an early age.
One of the unique aspects of Edwin’s practice is his ability to share his knowledge and experience with residents from Latino communities around Southern California. As you might imagine, being raised in a traditional Latino family, Edwin was taught to speak Spanish fluently at home while speaking English in school. Edwin is one of a handful of Spanish-speaking Latino lawyers in Los Angeles practicing exclusively in divorce and family law who can assist Latinos with divorce and family law issues in their native Spanish language.
When you walk through the doors of our law firm, we believe you will recognize Edwin as a professional and highly effective divorce and family law attorney who remains extraordinarily accessible to the community he serves. Edwin is probably one of the most recognizable and respected faces among Los Angeles area judges and lawyers alike in downtown family court in Los Angeles.
Edwin is proud to call Southern California his home, where he lives with his wife and fellow attorney, Sally Vazquez-Castellanos, and their two young daughters.
If you need assistance with a divorce, child custody or another family law concern, contact a Divorce Lawyer in Los Angeles from the law firm of Castellanos & Associates, APLC today to schedule your free initial consultation, or you can email Divorce Attorney Edwin Castellanos at [email protected]
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Appreciation - Daily Settlement Officer||Los Angeles Superior Court||2018|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Los Angeles County Bar Association||2018|
|Top Ten Award||American Institute of Legal Advocates||2017|
|Certificate of Appreciation - Daily Settlement Officer||Los Angeles Superior Court||2017|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Los Angeles Superior Court||2016|
|Top Lawyers in California||The Legal Network||2016|
|Family Law "10 best" Attorneys||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Certificate of Achievement||Los Angeles Superior Court||2015|
|Daily Settlement Officer||Los Angeles Superior Court||2014|
|Admission to Central District of California||United States District Court||1996|
|Attorney||Castellanos & Associates, APLC||1996 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Los Angeles Superior Court||Daily Settlement Officer||2014 - Present|
|Mexican American Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member Lawyer Referral Service||1997 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Member||1996 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1996 - Present|
|Castellanos & Associates, APLC||IS ADULT CHILD SUPPORT AVAILABLE IN CALIFORNIA?||2015|
|Castellanos & Associates, APLC||Temporary Move-away pending litigation||2015|
|Website||Move-away Pending Litigation||2015|
|Website||Career change when you have a current support order?||2015|
|AVVO Legal Guides||The Modern Family in California||2013|
|AVVO Legal Guides||Division of Marital Property in California: The Basics||2013|
|Website||California Spousal Support: Imputing Income to Custodial Parent||2013|
|Boston University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|New York University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1990|
|Conference or Event||Available for Speaking Engagements||2014|
|Child Support Services Department||Judgment of non-paternity|
|Dissolution of Marriage||Favorable results at trial|
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