After a number of years in this profession -- specifically, family law and all it entails -- I remain convinced that the best results are often obtained when the two people dissolving their union sit down and resolve their issues outside of court. This means less stress to the parties and their children, less money spent on attorneys, and less animosity between the parties.
The challenge is sometimes to determine whether a client's case is appropriate for a mediated settlement. If your spouse was argumentative, unreasonable or abusive in your relationship, then they won't change during your dissolution. Expect more of the same, only amplified many times; you will probably end up in court. So if you believe you will be getting divorced and you're married to such a person, by all means, plan ahead. Your spouse will not play fair, so find out how to protect yourself. I provide a no-charge, one-half hour consultation so you can determine the steps you should take prior to filing for divorce. We hope for the best, and plan for the worst. By taking preemptive and proactive steps, you will protect your rights and make the dissolution process much easier for your entire family.
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Ilian Alchehayed, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Pat is a great attorney. She is professional, ethical and courtesy. Ms. Hendrickson is very knowledgeable and will give great advice to help lead her clients through the divorce process. She is excellent to work with and is able to creatively negotiate a resolution with all parties in mind. Any client is in great hands working with Ms. Hendrickson!
William Strachan, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Hendrickson is an excellent attorney with a pleasant personality. Ms. Hendrickson is an effective litigant. I have had Ms. Hendrickson as an opposing attorney on a prior matter. I have witnessed Ms. Hendrickson in court on several occasions and she has always appeared well prepared, showed a good understanding of the law and effectively represented of her clients.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Family Law Specialist||State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization||2008|
|Salutatorian||Western State College of Law||1996|
|Founder||Hendrickson Cooper Hughes||2000 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Officer||1998 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Officer||1998 - Present|
|Western State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|