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Kristina Marie Kendall-Gkikas

Divorce and separation Attorney at Claremont, CA

3.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kristina

Learn Kristina’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    and Paternity cases

  2. Child custody
    25%
    As it relates in divorce and paternity cases.

  3. Adoption
    5%
    StepParent

  4. Alimony
    5%
    As it relates in divorce and paternity cases.

  5. Child abuse
    5%
    As it relates in divorce and paternity cases.

  6. Child support
    5%
    As it relates in Department of Child Support Services, divorce and paternity cases.

  7. Uncontested divorce
    5%

Our firm started in 1994 with my brother Thomas Kendall as a sole practitioner, and myself as the paralegal. The practice grew to include two offices plus several attorneys and paralegals. As a family law paralegal, I spent ten years handling dissolution of marriage, paternity disputes, custody battles, support litigation with Department of Child Support Services, and appeals arising out of these matters. While in law school, I interned and made court appearances for the Department of Child Support Services.

In 2004, I became licensed as an attorney on my first sitting for the bar. In 2008, the office was changed to a partnership with Thomas. From 1994 until 2006, our firm primarily focused on fathers’ rights. Since 2006, due to positive changes in legislation and judicial attitudes, our firm has shifted to focusing on parental rights and custody and support issues.

I have been involved in activities like Minor’s Counsel Court Appointments, Los Angeles County Mediation Panel Attorney, and Pro Bono work for County Legal Aid. I’m also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the San Bernardino County Bar Association, and the East/West Family Law Bar.

Location

Kristina Marie Kendall-Gkikas
143 N Harvard Ave
2nd Floor
Claremont, CA, 91711

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved Me
Family law is one of those areas where the judge can just do whatever they want despite the facts - this is where you want a lawyer who understands more than just the law - one who understands the system and its parts. When I was hit with an ex parte order from my ex of 7 years who moved to California to take "her son back" and for alleged unpaid spousal support which I literally had largely overpaid...Kristine stopped it cold. Had it not been for her, life would have been painfully different. In fact - she turned the tables and the ex was ordered to pay back child support which I had not asked for. Kristine kept me calm though the innuendo, lies, and half-truths of the other side, the court drama, and judicial accommodation and tolerance of a vindictive ex. She and her team were superior! End result? I maintained custodial rights and family life returned to normal. Nothing but great things to say about Kristine and her staff. Highly Recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2013
Family Law Attorney Provides Excellent Results with Reasonable Fees
Kristina handled a family members case at the very last minute prior to the hearing date. On the day of the hearing, she was prepared, knew the facts very well. During this emotional time she kept my family informed and we were happy with the results. We may need her again and if so, I would recommend her to family and friends who are in need of a Family Law Attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Horrible
DO NOT hire this lady- Kristina Gkikas as your attorney!! She is horrible. She’s only after your money. She’s in no way a client advocate, she will NOT fight for you. She will convince you to accept whatever the other party offers. She doesn’t even make sense while she speaks those few words in court. She also writes like an 8th grader, I had to correct and re-write all the paperwork she wrote, I honestly thought it was an amateur from her office that had written it. She also charges for everything! Every call, every single email, EVERYTHING, beware!!!! Even their ‘courtesy reminder calls’ you will be charged for. Horrible.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2011
Horrible, incompetent "attorney"!
Ms. Kendall-Gkikas is an extremely incompetent attorney, who should not be practicing law, especially an intricate subdivision of Family Law. Her incompetence, lack of knowledge cost me not only years of turmoil in family court, but due to her negligence, I incurred erroneous/frivolous arrearages in my child support order. The mistakes that she made were reversed by an extremely competent attorney a few years later. Furthermore, her incompetence cost me tens of thousands of dollars in attorney fees, unfair amount of support paid which led me into bankruptcy, not to mention the emotional distress.
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Cost

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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Education

  • University of La Verne College of Law
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  • Univ of La Verne
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Claremont Divorce and separation Lawyer Kristina Marie Kendall-Gkikas
Kristina Marie Kendall-Gkikas
Divorce and separation Attorney
Claremont, CA
Licensed for 19 years