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Ariel Alonso Tello

Child custody Attorney at Seal Beach, CA

5.0   17 reviews

Licensed for 20 years

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EXPERIENCED & AGGRESSIVE FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY. REASONABLE FEES. CALL FOR FREE CONSULT. (714) 464-6009

The Tello Law Corporation was founded on the principle that men and women experiencing domestic or marital difficulty should have the best possible information, strategies, and options for making decisions which will affect them for the rest of their lives.  We believe that our ability to effectively counsel, inform, and empower clients is our most valuable service. 

 

 

 

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Licensed for 20 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/30/2022

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The Tello Law Corporation
3020 Old Ranch Parkway, Suite 300
Seal Beach, CA, 90740
The Tello Law Corporation
2400 East Katella Ave, Suite 700
Anaheim, CA, 92806
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you
You made my divorce fast you easy. Thank you for all your help and support. Ariel is a quite but knowledgeable person who comes through when need be. I’m extremely impressed with Ariel’s knowledge of law and his ability to make this situation more tolerable to deal with.
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
He went above and beyond to get me full custody of my 3 boys from my ex-wife that is a danger to my boys. He is a brilliant lawyer.
Posted by William | October 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney for Contested Case
Had a wonderful and very professional experience with Ariel. He always was available for any questions I had. Helped make my divorce alot less stressful. Thank you for all the help.
Posted by Rosa | April 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perseverance During Difficult Divorce
Mr. Tello remained by my side when the divorce became more complicated than I first thought. I have had to live with my ex still in the home, with Mr. Tello's help I am finally free of my ex and can move on with my life. In the end he saved me over $100,000 I thought I would have to pay my spouse from the home he helped me save.
Posted by Miguel | April 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I refer all my family law cases to him!
I have known Ariel for more than 10 years. In that time, I have known him to be a tenacious litigator, tirelessly fighting for his client's rights. I refer him all of my family law cases and I do so with confidence that he will provide great service and results. He's trustworthy and a hard worker!
Posted by Jose | December 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complicated case
Mr. Tello helped our family during the toughest period of our lives. I was unable for years to agree on anything with my son's mother until Mr. Tello was able to sit down with her and explain why our requests before the court are legitimate and valid. In the end, we were able to settle the case in a way that benefits our son and without conflict. Needless to say, I was relieved to have his support.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and Talented Attorney
Mr. Tello was there during a very difficult time in my life. He continues to be an asset and an attorney I can trust and depend on.
Posted by Jonathan L | February 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He turned my losing case around
My previous attorney lost, lost and lost. I switched to Ariel and got back my son and dramatically cut my child support. He cares and he wins.
Posted by Marit | May 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful and compassionate attorney
Ariel is not the first family law attorney I've retained, but he will most definitely be the last because there's no one else I'd trust at this point to handle my family's legal needs. He's been patient, compassionate, extremely responsive and kind. He's knowledgeable and seems to truly care for the well being of his clients. I'm so grateful to have been referred to him by a dear friend of mine and I'd recommend him to anyone I know that needs a skilled family law attorney.
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Posted by Michelle | January 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring and fights to win
Ariel Tello helped me with my guardianship case. After several months of countless court appearances, Ariel helped me win the case. He was always available and very thorough with any questions or concerns I had. Highly recommended.
Posted by Samuel | August 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Mr. Tello
Mr. Tello assisted me during a very difficult time in my life. Mr. Tello was very knowledgeable, he helped me understand the process in which I would be going through and was very honest with me when it came to what I should expect from my divorce. Mr. Tello made himself available on the weekends and in the evenings. Mr. Tello was instrumental in settling many of our issues, only taking to trial a handful of issues. I am extremely happy with my outcome and with Mr. Tello's services.
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Posted by Monique | August 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Proffessional and kind. Calm and effective!
I was dealing with a very difficult situation that required an Attorney. From the very beginning Ariel helped me understand and navigate my case. He kept me informed and his confidence and knowlege made me certain I chose the right Attorney to represent me. im grateful to him and his expertise.
Posted by Steve | February 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solid, Professional and Responsible
I would highly recommend Mr. Tello if you are looking for a reasonable and responsive attorney who will work hard for you. Mr. Tello assisted me in a divorce matter that started messy and complicated, Mr. Tello helped me get through this process which ended with a fair and positive result.
Posted by VPK | October 28, 2014
Knowledgeable. Caring. Responsive. Effective.
I found myself back in court fighting for our children's safety and custody after their father had been arrested for a DUI with them in the car. Mr. Tello gathered all of the info from me and calmly handled a one-day hearing; dotting every "i" and crossing every "t". In the end we won sole legal and physical custody. Mr. Tello is a child's best advocate; a responsible parent's best friend and a force to be reckoned with for the other side. Just give him the info, listen to his advice and carry on!
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2013
Highly Recommended – Competent, Compassionate, Caring and Responsive Attorney
It is with immense gratitude and sincere pleasure that I write this review on behalf of Mr. Ariel Tello of The Tello Law Corporation. I was in a bitter custody battle and fighting for the best interests of our young 2-year-old daughter when I found Ariel Tello. 
At my first meeting with Mr. Tello, I knew I had found a compassionate, caring, responsive and competent attorney that would he help me obtain the results I desired. Mr. Tello understands that divorce is a difficult ordeal for everyone and treated me with upmost professionalism and respect. While my daughter was very young, Mr. Tello believed based on the facts and what was in my daughter’s best interests, we had a strong case for a custody plan that would provide both the mother and I substantial and near equal parenting time. Spending as much quality time as I could with my 2-year-old daughter was most important to me. My daughter’s mother was firm on providing a timeshare with me that was substantially lower than 50%, which I strongly believed was not in our daughter’s best interests. Frequency and quality of contact at this stage in our daughter’s life is critical. Custody battles can take many months, sometimes years to resolve. After only two and half months of back and forth negotiations, attempts to settle outside of court and going to mediation, we had no choice but to go to court and let the judge decide our case. An enormous amount of evidence, prep work, testimony and detailed parenting plan proposals were required that Mr. Tello put together. Mr. Tello’s dedication, perseverance, and time spent paid of and I achieved my goal of ensuring that my daughter was able to spend a substantial amount of time with both parents, which is really in her best interests. Mr. Tello was truly fighting for me and for what was in my daughter’s best interests. I know that Mr. Tello has two young kids and it has a strong impact on how he handled my case with fair, consistent and balanced legal advice. Mr. Tello really knows the Orange County court system and the various judges involved, which helped me to protect my family’s future.
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Posted by Michael | October 12, 2012
My go to guy.
As soon as Ariel took over my case, I felt like my case was important. I couldn't really ask more from a lawyer and would highly recommend him to someone I care about. Ariel is what lawyers should be. Immediate response, caring and informative attitude. My pleasure to write this review.
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2010
Great Attorney
Amazing and patient attorney who actually listens. He is very knowledgeable and helpful.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The Buncher Law Corporation
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Des Jardins & Haapala, ALC
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Darling, Robertson & Lee LLP
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Lopez & Morris, LLP
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Gupta v. Thai Airways International, LTD.

Associations

  • Orange County Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Whittier Law School Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • UCLA Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2008
  • Trial Advocacy Honors Board
  • Whittier Law School
  • 2001

Publications

  • BNI Newsletter
  • Dissolution of Marriage and Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • BNI Newsletter
  • Dissolution of Marriage and Estate Planning
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Premarital Agreements
  • 2017
  • BNI
  • Divorce and Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • BNI
  • Networking to Family Law Attorneys
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
Endorse Ariel
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We have had multiple cases against one another, and Mr. Tello is always professional and easy to reach. He is a pleasure to work with and also advocates strongly for his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ariel is a great family lawyer, who is adept at resolving contentious and emotional disputes creatively and amicably."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ariel Tello was opposing counsel in a dissolution action in Orange County. He was a true professional and gentleman throughout the case. Because of his attitude, we were able to negotiate a settlement where both parties left happy and we achieved this result at reasonable cost to our respective clients. He deeply cares about his clients and their well being. I highly recommend Ariel."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Tello and I were involved in a complicated case involving custody, and the valuation of a business. Mr. Tello was aggressive but fair. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ariel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Tello is a family law attorney of the highest caliber. Mr. Tello gives each case his utmost focus, making each client feel important and obtaining the best possible results. Furthermore, he is always pleasant to work with. I recommend him very highly."
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Seal Beach Child custody Lawyer Ariel Alonso Tello
Ariel Alonso Tello
Child custody Attorney
Seal Beach, CA
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available