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Catherine A. Vincent

Divorce and separation Attorney at Murrieta, CA

4.2   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 1 year
    California - CA 44 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State TX
    Acquired 2021
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1978
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Catherine

Learn Catherine’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

    46 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Family

    46 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Adoption

    46 years, 100 cases

  4. Guardianship

    46 years, 100 cases

Catherine A. Vincent was admitted to the California State Bar in 1978 and was certified as a family law specialist by the California State Bar in 2003.


For over 40 years she has been helping families through what many consider to be the most traumatic event of their lives: Divorce.


Catherine practiced for many years in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in the legal fields of personal injury, medical malpractice, and construction defect cases during which time she gained significant experience as a trial attorney with several jury trials over the years.


This litigation experience as well as her specialized experience in family law is what separates her from other family lawyers.


She is an experienced litigator and no stranger to the courtroom. Catherine is sensitive to the needs of the people and families she represents and works with her wonderful staff to bring their family law disputes to a prompt successful conclusion whether it be by mediation or disputed litigation.

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Vincent Family Law Group
38975 Sky Canyon Drive
Suite 104
Murrieta, CA, 92563


4.2 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
Posted by Meg | April 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life Saver
Catherine Vincent and the Vincent Law Group is a great office to work with. They helped me through a very difficult and emotional time. My ex was trying to move my children out of state with his new girlfriend. Vincent Law Group worked with me so efficiently I was able to keep my children in California. I did not have to communicate with my ex at all, Catherine and her staff took care of everything. They worked in a timely fashion and had a great attitude. I highly recommend Catherine and Vincent Law Group.
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Posted by Brian | March 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Catherine Vincent was the best attorney I could have asked for. I was going through a difficult time with my ex and getting custody of my three children. Catherine took care of everything and I didn't have to deal with my ex at all. I recommend Catherine to everyone I know. She is a great attorney.
Posted by Bob | April 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Catherine fights for father's rights!
If you want an attorney you can trust to fight for your rights as a father, who is experienced and most importantly, aggressive, I highly recommend Catherine Vincent and Vincent Family Law Group. I have been battling my ex-wife for years now, and every time she would drag me into court I would end up with less and less visitation time and more and more child support and spousal support to be paid. Once I hired Catherine, things changed. My ex-wife had been dragging me back and forth into court for over 18 months, and once I hired Catherine she went to work on putting an end to it all and settling out of court. Not only was she able to settle my case out of court, but she was able to get my spousal support terminated! I could have been paying spousal support for a lifetime because I was married to my ex for over 10 years. Catherine also got my child support reduced significantly, and my visitation time increased! Then, once I thought everything was said and done, my ex-wife filed for ANOTHER hearing, just 3 months after we settled. Catherine guided me through how to handle my response, and when we went into court that day the judge allowed Catherine and my ex-wife’s attorney just a few moments to state their case. Once they were through, the judge looked at my ex-wife and said two words I will never forget…”respectfully denied.” Yes indeed, I won. Finally. For the first time since my divorce I finally felt like justice was on my side, and I have Catherine Vincent to thank for that! If you are a father looking for someone to fight for your rights, Catherine Vincent is the one to get the job done! I highly recommend Attorney Catherine Vincent and the Vincent Family Law Group to handle your case. She is aggressive, determined and most importantly she is very experienced! Thank you, Catherine.
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Posted by Jasmine | September 26, 2015
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God sent
Truly one of the most difficult times of my life, but thank God for sending me this Law Firm.I got full custody of my daughter I would not have been able to get through my divorce without them . I highly recommend them. A thousand thank you's is still not enough.
Posted by Antonia | September 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Catherine Vincent helped me get a divorce from my ex husband that lived somewhere 3,000 miles away. She did a publication of service and after 2 years, I was finally divorced.
Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Efficient & Successful
I highly recommend Matthew Vincent, of The Vincent Family Law Group. Mr. Vincent is an incredibly effective lawyer. His professionalism and efficiency consistently demonstrates a high degree of knowledge and skill in his field. Mr. Vincent always returned my correspondence in a very timely manner and assisted me every step of the way throughout my divorce.
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Posted by MEGHAN | September 17, 2015
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2015
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review of Catherine Vincent
Catherine Vincent and paralegal Isabel were very knowledgeable and supportive with our case. All the office staff were very professional. We recommend them highly.
Posted by Ryan | October 23, 2013
Simply the best...
When my ex suddenly took our daughter out of state and filed there I was devastated. I went to Catherine because she had lots of experience and was a certified specialist. Catherine was able to fight jurisdiction and get her back to California in my care. I used Catherine from start to finish. She was able to guide me through the process and produce quality results. I spent a lot on fees but when it came down to it it was worth every penny. Now that our case is over I have full custody of our daughter and the ex has minimal time. Ms. Vincent knows what she is doing and you can see where the 35 years of experience plays in. She ran circles around the other lawyer at trial. I am thankful for everything this office had done for me. I would absolutely recommend this lawyer.
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Posted by Alan | October 21, 2013
Big Thanks
2nd attorney I hired for my child custody case. She did exactly what she said she would do with excellent results. Great staff and felt as though I mattered, unlike my previous attorney.
Posted by Jackeline | May 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lost my case
Catherine’s office is unprofessional and I lost against my husband. Nothing we asked for was given to us. Will not be using or recommending this office
Posted by Cherie | January 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely terrible
I contacted Ms. Vincent regarding a contested divorce I was going through. This was a 3 year marriage, my ex-husband had hired an aggresive attorney who demand all post-separation documents which included two years of bank statements. Even though this documentation has nothing to do with my marriage and would be a financial hardship, I was told I had to produce it. Mind you my husband had never produced any documentation. When I met with Ms. Vincent and turned in my 1,000 pages of documentation, I requested that she make a request for discovery from my ex. Ms. Vincenr's reply was "you were only married 3 years, unless you are rich, there is nothing more to do here, we will submit the discovery and should call it a day." I felt she wasnt planning on representing my best interest because it was not going to garner her a large some of money. Within the 3 months I dealt with her, she used my $4,000 retainer for mostly communicating with the paralegal and also checking the paralegal's work. I was charged for various forms the paralegal said she completed but I never saw them nor were they made available in my file when I hired a new attorney.
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Posted by Lyndee | September 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would not reccomend
Do your research and find another attorneys office to handle your divorce. Going through a divorce is not pleasant and the staff here did not make it any easier. I was dealing with an incompetent paralegal that made countless clerical errors on my paperwork. I was called to schedule an appointment to meet with Catherine Vincent to review my papers and sign them to be filed. Well, that was a waste of everyone's time because the papers were beyond incomplete, after I was told it was. The first thing I was asked is if I had my copies. No, I do not. red flag! Then we began looking over everything. So much was missing and yet no one bothered to tell me what I needed just was rushed to schedule an appointment to sign final court papers. The attorney was not shy about showing her disgust towards the paralegal and what was not done yet. I found that to be very unprofessional and I was very disappointed and upset about this happening. I felt it was just a way to be able to charge me more money. Later I sent in an email expressing my concerns and how I felt that I should not be charged for this visit because they were not prepared. The charges credited back, but then I was also told that I could just not be their client anymore. As if I made an error. Last I checked I am the one paying you to help me. Looking back I feel I should have found a new attorney. Where is the customer service and empathy towards clients going through this hard time in life? Whenever I was emailed my invoices I got a sick feeling in my stomach because I was being charged and charged for people to be reviewing my case through out this whole process yet it seemed to be going no where yet they always wanted more and more money from me. There was so many of the other clerical errors I caught which if not caught by myself could have been huge issues on my legal papers. The worst one was where my income was switched with my ex husbands income. And they almost had his wage garnishments going to his old employer. My judgement was even rejected by the courts because of their clerical errors. After I sat with the attorney for almost 2 hours going through it to be sure it was correct. Unfortunately the errors caused my judgement to be re-submitted. I was assured I would not be charged for these changes because the were all clerical errors. I am still seeing these charges on my invoices and when I try to address the charges being removed, my email and calls are not returned. Now finally my case is done and final, but yet still having another issue. I have been waiting for my ex husbands wages to be garnished for weeks now. I finally get a letter from a payroll company asking for forms I do not have. Two days go by and countless phone calls to try and figure this out. I am told by the state of California that the income withholding order which was only sent to the employer should have been sent to the state of California Child Support unit not the employer. And that the income withholding order should not have both child support and spousal support on one, there should be two orders one for child support and one for spousal support. Because the spousal support did not have to be processed through the state. I would think that my attorney and paralegal would know this stuff, right?? This is extremely frustrating because I need that money so now I am going to have to wait several more weeks to receive any funds. I am a single mom with 2 kids I work 2 part time jobs and have not been receiving much help from their father/my ex. So once again their incompetent errors have struck again. This one now causing me a huge financial hardship. I want to also mention that I was very dissatisfied with how I was treated. Their level of empathy and professionalism is seriously lacking. As a paying client I was very upset when I experienced their rude unprofessional-ism when I expressed my concerns. After seeing other reviews, I agree with them it is all about the money in their pockets.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Vincent Family Law Group
  • 1993 - Present
  • Minor's Counsel
  • Superior Court of California
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Joshua Tree Superior Court
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Senior Associate Litigator
  • Tuverson & Hillyard, Palm Springs, Ca
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Catherine A. Vincent
  • 1984 - 1990
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  • Western State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Chapman University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975


  • California Bar Association Board of Specialization
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • 2001 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Southwest Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Morongo Bar Association
  • President
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2012
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2009
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2006
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2003
  • Juvenile Law Institute
  • University of Riverside
  • 2001
  • Certificate of Completion of Advanced Family Law Course
  • California Family Law Report, Inc.
  • 2001
  • Family Law Trial Advocacy
  • California Family Law Report
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • You and the Law with Catherine A. Vincent
  • Talk Radio
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Catherine
Family Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I offer my highest endorsement to Catherine Vincent. If you are involved in any matter before the family law court, divorce, child custody, support, domestic violence, guardianship, this is the attorney you want on your side. Catherine is experienced, a zealous advocate, a great negotiator and a tough trial lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Catherine has the experience to handle any family law issue. She is also works well with opposing counsel with trying to settle the case."
Divorce and separation

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Murrieta Divorce and separation Lawyer Catherine A. Vincent
Catherine A. Vincent
Divorce and separation Attorney
Murrieta, CA
Licensed for 44 years