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Abelardo Fernandez

Family Attorney at Riverside, CA

4.5   12 reviews

also known as Abel Fernandez


Licensed for 20 years

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About Abelardo

Learn Abelardo’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%
    I am a Certified Family Law Specialist. I handle all issues in a divorce and separation case. This includes, custody, child support, spousal support, assets, debts, pensions, and all other related matters.

    20 years

  2. Family
    30%
    I am a Certified Family Law Specialist. I handle all issues in a divorce and separation case. This includes, custody, child support, spousal support, assets, debts, pensions, and all other related matters.

    20 years

  3. Child custody
    15%
    I am a Certified Family Law Specialist. I handle all issues in a divorce and separation case. This includes, custody, child support, spousal support, assets, debts, pensions, and all other related matters.

    20 years

  4. Child support
    15%
    I am a Certified Family Law Specialist. I handle all issues in a divorce and separation case. This includes, custody, child support, spousal support, assets, debts, pensions, and all other related matters.

    20 years

  5. Alimony
    10%
    I am a Certified Family Law Specialist. I handle all issues in a divorce and separation case. This includes, custody, child support, spousal support, assets, debts, pensions, and all other related matters.

    20 years

AGGRESSIVE CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST. NOMINATED AS BEST FAMILY LAWYERS IN RIVERSIDE. FREE CONSULTATIONS REASONABLE RATES! CALL US TODAY!

I am a Certified Family Law Specialist and nominated as a Best Family Lawyers in Riverside.  I, as well as our firm, are dedicated to providing our clients with aggressive affordable representation.  To that end, we strive to provide excellent legal representation for our clients.  

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Licensed for 20 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 12/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Abelardo

Abel Fernandez
Diefer Law Group, P.C.
2030 Main Street
Suite 1356
Irvine, CA, 92614
Diefer Law Group, P.C.
9701 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1000
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212
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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2013
Couldn't Be Happier with the Results
I highly recommend Abel, a true professional who provided the best counsel and results I could have hoped for.
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2010
Very Responsive
Mr. Fernandez did my case for child support and custody. He fought to get real proof of child care. my child support amount went down about 68%. If you send him emails he responds to you right away.
Posted by Neena | August 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
He has been very efficient and thorough in my representation of a case. He responds to your inquiry and personally handles your case. I am glad I found him after going thru attorneys that just wanted to churn your file and get your money.
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great family law attorney
I hired Abel for my family law case. He walked me through the entire process, was very responsive to all of my questions at all hours of the day, and got the results I was hoping for. I highly reccomend Abel for anyone going through a custody battle for their child.
Posted by Jessica Whitmore | July 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lasyer
I hired Abel for a very heated case. He obtained a great result and was very efficient. He was the second lawyer I’d hired on the case and I’m very happy I switched to him. He was very reasonable with his fees and very well respected by my ex’s lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I could NOT have made a better choice!!!!
There were multiple attorneys I was looking at to assist me in my divorce and I made the perfect choice in hiring Abel. He is very knowledgeable about family law, extremely professional, fair, and affordable. He even allowed me to arrange a long-term payment plan to pay off his fees. Knowing how busy attorneys can be, I chose to ask the majority of my questions by email, and would often have a response by end of day, or by morning if I sent them at night. One experience that truly impressed me with him was during a telephone conference with my ex-wifes attorney. Her attorney started to get extremely rude and belligerent, raising his voice and interrupting Abel multiple times. I watched Abel maintain his composure and patiently point out to the other attorney how they were acting and that it was useless with him because he was not going to get caught in their attempt to turn the conversation into a heated one. He was able to guide our case to where the judge realized the fallacies of the other attorneys statements and I ended up with majority custody.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I hired Abel a year ago, and through many children support rewrites and an ex who couldn't follow through with things to save his life, I am finally proud to have everything finalized. Abel was always fast with responses and answering any and every question I ever had, and affordable.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2015
highly recommend
If you're looking for a divorce lawyer, then he is the one you want. He is responsive, helpful and thorough. You wont be disappointed.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2013
Very helpful Divorce Attorney!!!
He was very thorough and very affordable. Worked with us on payments and made sure my Divorce was amicable throughout via communication with both parties involved. He was able to represent both of us without bias.
Posted by Scott | February 13, 2013
An Amazing Attorney
Abel is truly amazing. He has the heart and compassion to understand, along with the knowledge and know how to get results. Thank you Abel.
Posted by TC | March 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Meh
Not aggressive. Allowed judge to let co parent get away with not following court orders and mistreatment towards child continued. No less timeshare or corrective action given to my coparent. This lawyer clearly doesn't want to speak for the interests of his client. He's more concerned with not ruffling feathers with the judges in Hemet especially. Steer clear of Hemet. It's full of corruption and collusion.
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Posted by Gina | February 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gina Mirelez
Abelardo Fernandez was a great disappointment, I was expecting a fighter and hired a diplomat. He advocated for my former spouse and did nothing for me. I ended up filing a complaint with the California Bar Association.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Diefer Law Group, PC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Borowitz & Clark
  • 2002 - 2004

Education

  • California State Bar Association
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • 2011
  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • California State University, San Diego
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Proper Jurisdiction for Divorce
  • Judgment for Client (Wife)
  • Custody Case
  • Judgment for Client (Husband)
  • Family Law Conclusive Presumption of Parenthood
  • Judgment for Client (Wife)

Associations

  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2020
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Participation Award
  • Inland Empire Latino Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Participation Award
  • Riverside Public Law Center
  • 2012
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2011
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • MCLE Course
  • Premarital Agreements and Complex Property Valuation Issues
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (11)
Endorse Abelardo
Family Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer a skilled professional"
Family Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Abelardo. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Abel is a hard worker and presents his case well. He is tough but fair in negotiations. He is wonderful to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Abel is an excellent attorney who efficiently and effectively obtains favorable outcomes under the most difficult and trying circumstances."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent in both family and bankruptcy law matters."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Not only a brilliant and skilled attorney; but one of the few out there with true compassion for his clients. He understands the big picture and focuses on problem-solving; not churning fees. He a zealous advocate who always maintains integrity in the process. Will always be at the top of my list for recommending."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the pleasure of working for Abel in the Riverside office. He is a superb attorney and really cares about his clients, and a great mentor!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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