Family Law Attorney Licensed in California and in Mexico
Practice focused on family law matters including international family law cases.
Strategic planning involving international divorce cases: Compare jurisdictions regarding property division, disclosure requirements and custody and visitation laws
Divorce and Child Custody Jurisdiction; Determining Custody and Visitation Rights in Cases Involving Non-citizen Spouses; Jurisdictional issues in international domestic violence matters.
International Child Abduction; Application of the Hague Convention.
Our firm's success is derived from my commitment to maximize the value of our services to our clients.
Specialties: International Family Law; and Immigration related matters such as VAWA and U Visas
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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Estela is compassionate and dedicated. She treats her clients like family and goes above and beyond. She is especially passionate about assisting clients in removal proceedings and international family abduction cases. She is a real asset to our team.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2016 RISING STAR||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 10 Best California Family Law Attorney||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2016|
|HAGUE CONVENTION VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY||US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE||2014|
|SAN DIEGO IJP VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY||IMMIGRATION JUSTICE PROJECT||2010|
|VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY||SAN DIEGO VIP PROGRAM||2007|
|OF COUNSEL||LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL T. NICHOLS||2016 - Present|
|MANAGING ASSOCIATE||Pieter Speyer Law Office||2014 - Present|
|ASSOCIATE||MACIAS & ASSOCIATES||2015 - 2016|
|ASSOCIATE||UNION LAW GROUP, APC||2012 - 2014|
|ASSOCIATE||Maldonado & Markham, LLP||2011 - 2012|
|Associate||SUPPA, TRUCCHI & HENEIN, LLP||2007 - 2011|
|IN HOUSE COUNSEL||CLASSIC PACIFIC, LTD||2006 - 2007|
|LAW CLERK||SUPPA, TRUCCHI & HENEIN, LLP||2003 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Diego County Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Lopez v Acosta||International Domestic Violence Restraining Order Denied. During a 3-day trial I was able to prove the accusations against my client were false|
|Flores v Flores||I was able to establish that the Petitioner had acquiescence of his daughters living in San Diego County and the Petition was denied|
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|UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO||International Studies||LL.M - Master of Laws||2002|
|Universidad Iberoamericana||International Corporate Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||2000|
|Universidad Iberoamericana||N/A||Law Degree||1990|
|Domestic Violence Legal Issues||Domestic Violence||2014|
|City Heights Community Church||Immigration and Family Law||2013|
|USD Divorce Concepts Under Mexican Law||Divorce||2012|
|USD Mexican Corporations Lecture||Mexican Corporations||2011|