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B. Denise Vatani Heinz

Family Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Baharam Denise Vatani, Denise Heinz

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

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About B. Denise

Learn B. Denise’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Family
    Family Law; Divorce; custody; visitation; spousal support; child support; domestic violence; restraining orders; prenuptial agreements, etc.

I have exclusively practiced family law in Southern California since the time I was licensed as an attorney nearly a decade ago. I graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a double major in political science and international relations and recieved my Juris Doctorate from Chapman University School of Law. I have advocated for clients ranging from high-net-worth individuals, business owners, blue collar workers, stay-at-home parents and pro per litigants (self-represented parties). In each scenario, no matter the client, I have always prided myself in providing the same level of expertise, respect, and attention to each case I work on.

Litigation is not always the only option, although it may be in some scenarios. Whether it be limited finances or resources, poor health, preservation of your family unit or lack of time that prohibit litigation in court, I have been able to work with clients in resolving disputes and negotiating while outside of court as well. When appropriate, I have been able to guide clients through a collaborative approach that addresses all aspects of divorce by minimizing conflict, reducing unnecessary costs, and promoting a more positive outcome for you and your family.

I founded my firm out of a desire to meet my client’s legal needs. I pay attention to detail and know how to properly move your case to resolution so that you are not stuck in limbo or frustration. I deliver “big firm” advocacy and proficiency but more efficiently and affordably.

I have successfully represented clients in all aspects of their family law matter including but not limited to: dissolutions, paternity actions, breach of fiduciary duty, litigation of premarital agreements, fraudulent transfers, modifications of child and spousal support, termination of support, establishing and modifying custody and visitation orders, request for and defending move aways, child custody and Evidence Code Section 730 Evaluations etc. I am also fluent in Farsi.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending quality time and traveling with my husband and children.

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Vatani Heinz Law, APC
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Posted by Jon | July 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Experienced & Knowledgeable. Don’t waste your time or money anywhere else!
-This is not a paid ad or a review for discount. This comes as a purely and wholeheartedly satisfied client. Wow! Wow! Wow! Denice is a complete class act. She was positive, professional and compassionate. She's a family woman and understands the importance of the dynamic of both parents being in a child's life. I've been through several attorneys, and Denise was able to provide clear guidance through the process, she didn't try to prolong court (as most attorneys do) and shot straight from the hip, and she was able to get the judgement that we had wanted. Denise has given me confidence that not all attorneys are just out for monetary gain, and the purpose of this review is to provide someone else with this newfound experience. Although family court is stressful and ambiguous, Denise took the reins and lifted the stress off of my shoulders. Albeit thank you is an understatement, Thank You Denise!
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Posted by Janice | May 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
My experience with Denise Vatani Heinz was nothing less than perfection. When dealing with a heated child support issue, Denise diligently discussed my options, created a game plan and moved forward with ease. She was in constant contact and regularly provided honest and straight forward feedback, which I greatly appreciated. She was extremely personable and professional. Denise sat with me on numerous occasions to review and discuss each document at length so that I felt confident with each decision. During the case, an unresolved divorce issue (from another attorney) arose and Denise swiftly regrouped with a new plan of action. While in court, Denise was knowledgeable, sharp and never faltered. She sparred with opposing counsel and with ease met each argument with a clear and concise answer which was never challenged. The opposing counsel agreed to all of our terms. The level of expertise, hands on partnership and enthusiasm far outweighs any other attorney I have worked with in the past. I highly recommend Denise as she is a top notch attorney and truly invested in her clients!!
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Posted by James | March 16, 2015
Thanks Denise!
Denise was great to work with. She made a very difficult situation as bearable as possible. My divorce was fairly complicated and Denise and her team were a tremendous help during a very challenging process. She kept things moving along - even if she had to drag information out of me. She was great to talk to and brainstorm with. Denise had some great ideas on how to handle some very difficult situations. She also wasn't afraid to tell you things that you didn't want to hear - because they were the truth - and because you needed to hear it to be able to make informed decisions. Denise was also a very calming influence. Divorce can be very emotional, and sometimes choices of action that are based on emotion tend not to be the most rational. She would help to get you through that - help to get you to make better choices - help to get you to think about things differently. Some battles need to be fought and others just aren't worth fighting about. Denise was a big help with that. She helped to get me to accept certain things that were hard for me. That is a big part of getting through all the negotiations involved in a divorce. Denise helped me navigate through a very complex process and got me out the other side successfully. Thanks again Denise, I couldn't have gotten through it without you!
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  • Chapman University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA
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  • Orange County Bar Association
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  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
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  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
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  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
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Languages Spoken

  • Farsi

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Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
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"Denise is a hard working, passionate attorney who always has the best interest of her client in mind."
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise has an excellent grasp of the law and can quickly spot the issues and develop a strategy. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Denise is a very hard working and conscientious lawyer that values her clients. She will provide great service while maintaining a professional relationship."
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Newport Beach Family Lawyer B. Denise Vatani Heinz
B. Denise Vatani Heinz
Family Attorney
Newport Beach, CA
Licensed for 9 years
Free Consultation