Family Law Attorney Heather Cullen
Riverside Divorce Lawyer and Family Law Attorney Heather Cullen is the Senior Attorney at the Law Office of Heather Cullen. Attorney Cullen has practiced family law exclusively since 1998.
Attorney Cullen is a native Southern Californian who graduated Cum Laude with a duel Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy & in Law and Society from the University of California, Riverside. Attorney Cullen then earned her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of California at Davis, School of Law.
Attorney Cullen is currently an active member of State Bar of California. She is also an active member of the Riverside County and San Bernardino County Bar Associations.
Heather is the founding attorney of the Law Office of Heather Cullen. The Law Office of Heather Cullen strives to maintain effective, quality relationships with each of our clients. Each client is treated with integrity and respect for his or her individual needs, goals and objectives while Attorney Cullen and her legal team focuses on intelligent legal representation. We pledge to listen to and communicate with each of our clients.
Providing Skilled and Compassionate Counsel in Family Law Matters
The Law Office of Heather Cullen is committed to providing high-quality family law representation and legal services. Contact us at (951) 715-4632 to schedule a confidential consultation with one of the firm's skilled Riverside family law attorneys.
Personal Attention and Effective Representation
At the Law Office of Heather Cullen, personal attention is provided as needed to assist each client in working through every family law issue. The legal practice focuses on all areas of family law, from complicated divorce with complex property division, custody and support to simple preparation of documents in uncontested cases. Attorney Cullen uses the latest technology and cost-effective methods to provide each client with valuable and efficient legal representation.
Family law issues such as divorce, child custody and domestic violence are emotional and stressful. We understand that effective representation in this area requires not only experience and legal skill but also the ability to respond to families in crisis. We will communicate openly with our clients in our effort to provide them with the services they need.
High Quality Legal Representation in Every Phase of Family Law Matters
Family law matters have deeply personal and life-long implications for every individual associated with them. At the Law Office of Heather Cullen, each client is facing or involved in a time of turmoil and high emotional stress. Attorney Cullen, and the legal team at the Law Office of Heather Cullen, acts as that of a guide, helping each client through the legal steps in a difficult and usually painful process.
The Law Office of Heather Cullen offers high-quality personal legal representation in cases of divorce, legal separation, and domestic partnerships and all associated matters such as property division, child custody, child and spousal support. For more information about the firm and the family law practice, contact the Riverside law office.
The firm utilizes the services of a skilled legal team including staff attorneys, paralegals, and researchers who utilize different staff sources to keep client costs reasonable and speed up the resolution of your case. Additionally, the firm manages its case with a sophisticated computerized case and records management system which provides each client with up to date documents and communication
Strong Advocacy for Clients in Settlement Discussions and at Trial
The Law Office of Heather Cullen provides services that are fast, fair, and thorough. The firm seeks to reduce the financial and emotional toll of divorce, termination of domestic partnerships, legal separation and child custody proceedings through out-of-court settlements when possible. An out-of-court settlement is usually in the best interests of the client because it limits expenses and the stress connected with attending court. However, in some cases, court is necessary. Nevertheless, the Law Office of Heather Cullen provides strong advocacy on behalf of each client at every stage up to and including trial when necessary.
Out-of-Area and Out-of-State Clients
Additionally, the Law Office of Heather Cullen is experienced in representing clients who do not reside locally and cannot always appear personally to handle each issue of his/her family law matter. In those cases, the law firm enables out-of-area clients to maintain an effective case while remaining in their home area by using telephone, fax, email, and overnight mail to communicate and resolve issues. Further, it is common for an out-of-area client to appear by telephone in a family law hearing while an attorney from the firm appears in person to represent the party's interest. If this is an option that you are interested in, please discuss it with one of the attorneys at the Law Office of Heather Cullen during your consultation.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 10 Best Family Law Attorney in California||American Institute of Legal Counsel||2016|
|Member||Lawyers of Distinction||2016|
|Top 100 Lawyers||American Society of Legal Advocates||2016|
|Top 10 Law Firm re: Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Legal Counsel||2015|
|Top 10 Attorney re: Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Legal Counsel||2015|
|Outstanding Women Leaders||Inland Empire Magazine||2015|
|Inland Empire Top Lawyer||Inland Empire Magazine||2015|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Inland Empire Top Lawyer||Inland Empire Magazine||2014|
|Outstanding Women in Law||Inland Empire Magazine||2014|
|Outstanding Women Leaders||Inland Empire Magazine||2014|
|Woman of Distinction / Outstanding Women of the Inland Empire||Inland Empire Magazine||2014|
|Best of 2013: Riverside Attorney||Kudzu.com||2013|
|Top Lawyer||Inland Empire Magazine||2013|
|Endorsed for Exceptional Skills in the Practice of Family Law||2013|
|Linked In All Star||2013|
|Certified Service Provider||Superior Business Network (SBN.com)||2013|
|Circle of Excellence||Merchant Circle||2012|
|Highlighted Service Provider||Thumbtack.com||2012|
|President and Founder||Law Office of Heather Cullen||1998 - Present|
|Senior Attorney & Managing Attorney||Law Office of Heather Cullen||1998 - Present|
|Attorney at Law||Law Office of Heather Cullen||1998 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Bernardino County Bar Association||Executive Member||1999 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Member||1999 - Present|
|Riverside County Bar Association||Executive Member||1998 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1998 - Present|
|Riverside County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Executive Member||1998 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Rotary Club||Attorney Member||1998 - Present|
|UCR, Chancellor's Advisory Committee||Executive Committee Member||1998 - 2002|
|Doe v. Doe||Sole legal and physical custody to client.|
|Marriage of Smith, John & Jane||Parties obtain an equitable judgment with awards of child custody, support and attorney fees.|
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|Law Office of Heather Cullen Blog||California child custody talks should also involve emergency plan||2013|
|Law Office of Heather Cullen Blog||Financial planning important following divorce in California||2013|
|Law Office of Heather Cullen Blog||Enjoy the holidays post-divorce in California||2013|
|Law Office of Heather Cullen Blog||Setting a positive tone for divorce in California||2013|
|The Law Office of Heather M. Cullen, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, Family Law Blog||Minimize costs in divorce proceeding in California||2013|
|Article by Heather M. Cullen||California court decision on pensions important for divorcing couples||2013|
|Article by Heather M. Cullen||Divorce can derail a California family business||2013|
|The Law Office of Heather M. Cullen, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, Family Law Blog||California grandparents often need more than visitation rights||2013|
|The Law Office of Heather M. Cullen, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, Family Law Blog||Supreme Court hears child custody case for Native American child||2013|
|The Law Office of Heather M. Cullen, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, Family Law Blog||Pre- and postnuptial agreements help in property division matters||2013|
|University of California at Davis School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of California - Riverside||Philosophy / Law & Society||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Riverside City College||General Education||Associate of Arts||1991|
|NBC News: Press Conference||Family Law: Paternity & Custody||2014|
|KTLA News: Press Conference||Family Law (Paternity)||2014|
|CBS News: Press Conference||Family Law (Child Custody)||2014|
|ABC News: Press Conference||Family Law: Custody & Visitation||2014|
|KTLA 5 News Interview||Family Law||2013|
|KFI AM640 RADIO||Laura Whitehurst Plea Deal||2013|