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I am one of the founding partners of Hittelman Strunk Law Group. I graduated from Arizona State University summa cum laude (B.A., 1999) and obtained my law degree from the highly ranked University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (J.D., 2003).


I was admitted to the California Bar and the United States District Court for the Central District of California in 2003. After practicing one year in public interest as a special education attorney on behalf of parents and their special needs children, I dedicated myself to the practice of family law. I have extensive experience in representing litigants with complex family law issues. After seven years of practice focused exclusively on family law, I pursued and earned designation as a Certified Family Law Specialist from the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in 2010.


I had the honor of working as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law 2012-2013 and Spring 2016. As an adjunct, I taught the Family Violence Clinic in which certified law students, along with a supervising attorney, represent clients at domestic violence hearings.


I have extensive experience in representing litigants with complex family law issues, including business valuation, high-asset property division and high stakes custody litigation. I am an effective litigator, but I also take reasonable and pragmatic approaches to the settlement of issues within a case, whenever possible.


I am a member of the Orange County Bar Association, a member of the Orange County Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, and actively take part in Mommy Esquire within the Orange County Bar Association. I am a board member of Laura’s House, which is an organization that dedicates itself to providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal services and counseling to domestic violence survivors and their children.



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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 50%
    12 years
  2. Child Support: 20%
    12 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    12 years
  4. Prenuptials: 5%
    12 years
  5. Domestic Violence: 5%
    12 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($450/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Amy Lauren Gostanian

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Contact info

Hittelman Strunk Law Group

1401 Dove St., Ste 500
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200305/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Family Law SpecialistState Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHittelman Strunk Law Group2011 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of California, Irvine, School of Law2011 - Present
PartnerNelson Hittelman, LLP2011 - 2011
PartnerSmith, Smith, Blonksa & Strunk, LLP2006 - 2011
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Marriage of IsenseeWon on Appeal
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Arizona State UniversityPolitical Science/ Women's StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pepperdine Law School, Attorney PanelAttorney Panel, The Practice of Family Law2011