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Ernest Rey Calhoon

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Family Attorney at Fontana, CA

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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
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Ernest Rey Calhoon
8282 Sierra Ave Ste 4131
Fontana, CA, 92335-3595

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Posted by David r | January 3, 2021
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Family law
He was hard fighter for what he believes in and stubborn as a pit bull which works for him and against him wish we could work on another case with a different result but you have respect the knowledge he has in the law
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Nice Man. Very Efficient. I Will Go Back And Send My Friends.
I was referred to this lawyer by a friend who he represented before. He spent considerable time fixing my issue with a phone call and didn't charge me even though I offered to pay. That was very nice and I will go back to him for my needs, and send my friends too. He's an honest decent guy. Kudos to my friend for refereing me to him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Calhoon is a fine lawyer who saved my children and my life
Thank you Mr. Calhoon! Not inexpensive, but very fair, and I can't imagine anyone fighting harder for me. He really does hate to lose. Highly Recommend!
Posted by D | March 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
best lawyer for me
I was very happy with Mr. Calhoun. He took care of my needs and was always responsive to my phone calls, often even after hours. Mr. Calhoun worked very hard and long hours. It paid off for my children and me in the end. He was not cheap by any means, but gave me discounts for being a good parent and working hard to be a better parent. Thank you Mr. Calhoun!
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Posted by Michael | February 5, 2017
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Nice Man. Very Profressional. Won My Case.
Mr. Calhoon is a very nice man who even payed me home visits on occasion because I am elderly. He really cared about my grandchildren and me and helped us immensely. While he's not inexpensive, he did give us several breaks there as "good guy discounts" as we were all in it together to help the children. We also greatly appreciate that.
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Posted by Robert | October 7, 2015
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Awesome OC Fathers Rights Lawyer Helped Me!
I can't thank Mr. Calhoon enough for myself and my sons. He helped me when it seemed nobody else could. He's not a cheap lawyer, but he was a lot cheaper than my sons and me losing to my ex. I also wasted money on 2 other lawyers beforehand who only made things worse. Mr. Calhoon was the only lawyer who made sense. He won my case.
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Posted by K | February 23, 2015
Mr. Calhoon Is a Great Lawyer Who Helped Me With Just a Telephone Call!
I contacted Mr. Calhoon as I had received many envelopes of negative papers and lawsuits. It seemed very unfair to me. I was with him when he called the bad guys. He got it all worked out and I get to get on with life. I'm very happy. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2014
2 THUMBS UP!!! WON me 50/50 with my son when the Courts own "Expert" said paid supervised only!
Mr. Calhoon WON me 50/50 With Jr. When The Courts own "Expert" said I should only have 4 hours a week by a paid supervisor. I am with my son now! The whole seems corrupt and wrong. I did nothing wrong and yet my ex got orders saying I got zero time with our little boy. It wasn't easy, but Mr. Calhoon did a great amount of work and I got 50/50 with our little boy instead of the zero time the mother wanted me to have or the 4 hours a week the so called "Expert" said I should have. It was a real fight. He's definitely not a cheap lawyer, but fair. He works very hard and definitely cares about my little boy and me. I highly recommend. 2 Thumbs Up!
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Posted by ERIC | May 7, 2014
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2014
Everybody Else Said I Had to Move Back to My Abusive Husband, But This Lawyer Said NO, Fought For Me and Won!
Newport Beach lawyer Ernest Calhoon fought for me and won my case. And while I realize he usually represents fathers, I came referred and he did mine. He can't fight any harder for the anyone than he did for me. His winning my case may seem like a small thing, but every other lawyer I spoke with in the area said I had to move back to where my abusive husband lived. My husband is from a very affluent family in the area and I feared I could not get a fair hearing. I also feared for my safety if I came back. Ernest Calhoon said I didn't have to and shouldn't, and fought for me. Ernest Calhoon spoke to many lawyers to attempt to find a good one to take over my case, but he and I just couldn't find one, so he ultimately took it over himself even though it was out of his area. The cards in the deck of my case were really stacked against me, and we fought the first judge, a commissioner, who seemed unfair. I made the decision to ask that Judge be removed, and Ernest Calhoon fought to do that, but the judge said he was wrong and didn't have to leave. The Judge did leave, and with the new Judge I was allowed to stay with my family and not return until the trial (we won that fight) and later was allowed to stay permanently after a full trial (we won that one too). All the people at the courthouse knew him as "The Newport Beach Lawyer", and they said that with respect. I was able to stand my ground, to stand up for myself and my children for the first time in my life. I did so and won, even when all the supposed experts told me I could not win and to not even fight. We are still happily living near my family out of state, and have never returned. I thank the Lord every day for this lawyer and what he did for my children and me.
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Posted by John | March 27, 2014
I had an amazing experience with attorney Calhoon and got more than I expected for far less than I expected to pay. I recommend
Things worked out very well for me and my daughter, pretty quickly, and I plan to go back son for full custody when the timing is right. I retained attorney Calhoon when my ex of 15 years was dragging me back into court to try to take my time away with our daughter who is 10. Prior to hiring attorney I was already losing with all my Christmas time taken away at the last minute. We worked together to develop a plan and we attempted to carry it out just as we discussed and planned. It worked a little at first, but not completely as we had hoped, so we changed direction a little, I worked on being "super dad" as we discussed, and the next hearing we got everything back and far more. I hope to have my daughter residing primarily with me soon, but I have already gone from about 20 percent to 43 percent with the Judge being convinced what mother had done at Christmas time was wrong. I couldn't be much happier. I was most impressed with this attorney from a superior law school and having received his doctorate at only 22, in the state assembly shortly thereafter, a former Deputy DA, 23 year Family Law attorney and more. I asked questions and heard all of this, but did not completely understand what it meant until I saw it in action. Superior education and work ethic does make a difference. I couldn't believe how hard he worked, and he did all of the work before being worried about charging me more money and then cut the outstanding balance to only $1,000.00 on a good dad discount for me. He didn't always take my calls right away like I would like, but did always return them by the next day and usually sooner. So, I don't give 5 stars for responsiveness and answering the telephone, but understand he's only 1 man. I have to give full stars on everything else. I'm very happy, but also understand that winning my case had as much to do with me doing the hard work to be the best dad I could be and attorney Calhoon only put the "finishing touches" on my work in court. I'm going to keep working hard for my daughter. I appreciate the lawyer caring and working very hard too.
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2014
I am a medical doctor and write my review anonymously to maintain my privacy for my patients and me. I hired Mr. Calhoon after spending $40,000.00 with my prior counsel and getting nowhere except for negative progress. I was extremely pleasantly surprised with his representation. My case was not easy as my wife was trying to be difficult in every way possible. She found a lawyer to follow her lead on this in every way. Unfortunately, at first I did not have the lawyer to fight back and that lasted a year. When I finally got Mr. Calhoon I had the lawyer to fight back as I will explain. First, Mr. Calhoon kept me informed of everything that was going on at all stages of the proceeding. Whenever we had communication with the opposition I received copies of messages. I was also sent electronically all emails, faxes and pleadings in the case. This might seem normal to others, but this was not my experience with the prior counsel I had hired. I didn't expect all of this. It just happened. When I hired Mr. Calhoon I had not seen my case file, deposition transcripts, or anything else. I didn't ask him to do anything regarding that, but he simply copied all of it and emailed it to me so I could assist in my own case. It was refreshing, and turned out to be very effective in the long run. I had no problem reaching Mr. Calhoon either by email, phone or otherwise, and messages left were always promptly returned. To be clear on this, no communication of mine was ever left unanswered and was always returned in kind (email by email) or often with a phone call explaining details that email would be cumbersome to explain. I wish I could say we quickly reached our objectives. It was quick relative to the prior counsel, but it still took time, with the court continuing over our objections more than once. However, I can say we developed a strategy together and carried it out. When things didn't go our way initially, we just changed direction just a little bit and kept working and in the end we got there. I received everything I wanted and more in the end. It was a great deal of work and I saw that in the frequent court filings, faxes, emails and other communications and work. Mr. Calhoon worked far more than an 8 hour day on his job, and that hard work and dedication paid off for me -- the client -- in the end. I only wish I had hired him a year sooner, as much of his work was unraveling the mistakes of the prior counsel. I highly recommend this attorney. I was extremely pleasantly surprised with Mr. Calhoon's great work, efforts and results. As a professional myself, I particularly appreciate his work understanding the challenges working with people and other professionals.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2013
Mr. Calhoon is the Bomb! Best Divorce Attorney in Orange County
I retained Mr. Calhoon after I discovered mywife having an affair and she moved out with the kids and filed for divorce and custody and tried to make it so I couldn't see my kids ...turning me into a giant ATM. I was totally despondent over the divorce and barely able to function. I found Mr. Calhoon through a Fathers rights group where he was generally considered among members of that group to be the best bang for the buck in fathers rights law. He stopped my soon to be ex and her high priced attorney in their tracks ... My wifes 600 hr attorney was genuinely intimidated by Mr. Calhoon and it was evident that he commands a great deal of respect from the judges and court staff as well. Now I have full access to my kds...liberal visitation and I only pay half as much child support as she she wanted...Thank you Ernest Calhoon! I will recommend you to everyone I know.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2007
Great/Busy Father's Rights Lawyer
Got me my kids, what can I say. We saved their lives together. He is VERY busy, but extremely and effective. Not cheap, but reasonable for the work he puts in. I highly recommend.
Posted by Steven | February 28, 2014
unprepared, undependable, unprofessional attorney
I hired this this very ineffective and undependable attorney to represent my custody case. He promised he'd fight hard and win back all my time with my son and delivered none of the things he promised that he would. He actually ended up getting my time with my son reduced! He was very unprofessional during personal meetings, and very unprofessional, unprepared and always late for court hearings. This angered the judge and my ex's attorney at every hearing. On many occasions the judge would get so frustrated with him that she warned him of contempt of court.
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  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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  • Southern Oregon University
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Ernest Rey Calhoon
Family Attorney
Fontana, CA
Licensed for 32 years