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Jennifer Renee Posey

Child custody Attorney at Mission Viejo, CA

5.0   38 reviews

also known as Jennifer Renee Tokai

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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    30%
    Over 1,000 contested hearings in over 30 years, paternity included. Unique Custody Coaching specialty.

    32 years, 700 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Over 500 cases completed in over 30 years. All sizes: from uncontested Mediations, defaults, to hotly contested matters with complex issues. I like having a balanced practice with a little of everything.

    32 years, 700 cases

  3. Child support
    20%
    For salary employees and for business owners. Ostler/Smith percentage orders for those who have fluctuating income.

    32 years, 800 cases

  4. Mediation
    15%
    Qualified confidential Mediation provided with attention to detail at every turn. You won't find more professional service available.

    32 years, 500 cases

  5. Family
    5%
    Matters including Step-parent adoptions, name changes, and representation of minor children by court appointment. Family Revocable Living Trusts

    32 years, 325 cases

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Jennifer R. Posey was admitted to the California Bar in 1991 graduating Magna Cum Laude and Salutorian from American College of Law with her Juris Doctorate in Law. Ms. Posey was also admitted to U.S. District Court, Central District of California. 

Previously a professor of Appellate Advocacy and Evidence, Ms. Posey has been practicing in Family Law litigation, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Dissolution, Property Divisions and related family law matters for nearly 30 years.  

As a member of her legal community, Ms. Posey has served on the Orange County Superior Court Panel for Minor's Counsel.  Ms. Posey also serves as an Arbitrator on the Orange County Bar Fee Arbitration Panel since 1994 which makes her highly qualified to assist her clients in any fee disputes that they have had with other family law attorneys.  

Known to some as the "QDRO Queen", Ms. Posey also specializes in the dreaded Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs), which are feared by all family law attorneys. Ms. Posey is also a licensed Real Estate Broker.

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Hobbies/Interests:  Golf, Painting and Vino, Day-Trading, Just Dance, web design, cosplay and old skool video games (Quake III, Half Life, Codename Eagle, Unreal Tournement & Team Fortress).

 

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What a great team!
Allyson, Jenn, Joe
Cherise, Corey & Genevieve
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Location

Posey & Franzi
26451 Crown Valley Parkway
Suite 260
Mission Viejo, CA, 92691

Reviews

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Posted by BA | April 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jen is an amazing law professional!!!
I have been a client of Posey and associates for about 6 years now. Jen and Joe are quite the team! I have worked with both on my child custody case. Jen is a seasoned professional and truly put me at ease through the whole custody battle. Her tenure in the law world really shows in her knowledge. She laid everything out for me so I was clear and understood all possible outcomes. Joe on the other hand has gone above and beyond to answer all my questions about the process and child custody. Joes negotiation skills with my ex’s legal counsel were outstanding. True professional in the business. I got everything I asked for and then some. Thank you to the office staff and both Jen and Joe for everything you guys have done! Highly recommended for any family law matters
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2019
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Divorce and Child Custody
Jennifer and her team were very helpful and organized. They were responsive and have answers to all my questions. Everyone was knowledgeable and always ready to help.
Posted by Krista | November 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptionally, fierce lawyer. I wish I would of found her earlier in my journey
I have had quite a devastating month with fighting HARD for my son after my ex surprisingly served me and tried everything to get sole custody. I cant speak more highly of Jennifer Posey and her team. She helped me get exactly what I wanted within 18 hours of learning my case. It brings me to tears. Her professionalism, knowledge, demeanor, and love for her job showed through from the moment I met her. Best decision was to hire her.
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Posted by Gina | November 12, 2018
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Fantastic Law Firm
Jennifer and her staff are fantastic. They helped me through a very painful and long divorce and custody battle. Not once was a pushed off to an associate and they are very responsive.
Posted by Tom | August 30, 2018
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Jennifer Posey and Diane
Jennifer and Diane helped me through a very painful and difficult divorce. I am very grateful for their help.
Posted by Joseph | August 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding legal help in OC!
Jennifer, and really her whole staff, really were so helpful and professional during my divorce proceedings. They are a smaller firm who has the time and desire to really dig deep and get to know their clients' situation and really work towards getting you the desired outcome. If you are looking for real personal consultation and representation, I would highly recommend the Posey firm.
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Posted by Jason | August 4, 2018
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Shining star in a dark moment!!!!
I don't even know where to begin! Shopping for lawyers in the beginning of this massive life change was hard enough. Luckily there's still good law firms that put their clients FIRST, and I found them!! Hearing all the lawyer horror stories had me scared and very untrustworthy but Jenn and Joseph were amazing! They took care of and listened to every want, need, and concern I had. Needless to say my divorce went well and I came out successful and unscathed, but only from the hard work Jenn and Joe put into my case. I only put 5 stars because I couldn't find the 10 stars button. THANK YOU!!
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Posted by Eric | October 12, 2017
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Family Law, got custody and everything I wanted
I came to Ms. Posey with a family law case attempting to get custody of my 6 year old daughter. I walked in the door very nervous and knowing absolutely nothing about family law and the legal ground I had to make my case. I walked out of that first consultation with nothing but confidence. Ms. Posey is incredibly sharp and removed all the fluff from the conversation allowing me to get the most amount of information possible in the limited amount of time I had. I ended up using her services through my entire court case from beginning to finish and have managed to get everything I wanted from the court. The paralegals that asisted in the case we're also extremely professional understanding and intellegent. The service may not be the cheapest up front, but her office does everything in their power to give discounts breaks and help in being flexible with payments, this was incredibly appreciated!
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Posted by Brandon | May 17, 2017
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Excellent work
Jennifer and her team were extremely responsive, supportive, & dialed-in to the OC court system. They had an excellent strategic approach to my case & helped me to achieve a positive outcome!
Posted by John | January 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Division of Pension Benefits
I retained Jennifer after my former attorney had failed over an almost two-year period to reach resolution over the division of my federal pension benefits. She immediately took charge of the case and set the stage for a very favorable outcome. This case was complex, as it involved meeting certain requirements set by the federal Office of Personnel Management. Jennifer used her expertise and experience to reach an equitable settlement with opposing counsel. My 2017 and many years hereafter will be better because of the quality and thoroughness of her work on my behalf.
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Posted by Mark | July 27, 2016
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"Can't beat em, join em!"
"If you can't beat em, join em!" That's the best way to describe how I came to know Jennifer Posey and Associates. Many years ago, I was working with a friend, who was going through a very contentious divorce, and asked him how it was going. He said everything was going great until my Ex hired a new Attorney. He said the new attorney came into court and turned his ex's ship around and made his attorney look foolish in court. I asked him what her attorney's name was and he said Jennifer Posey. The rest is history, I have been using Jen for my family court issues ever since. I have also referred several friends who have been ever so grateful for the referral.
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Posted by Ryan | May 22, 2016
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The Best
I was referred to Mrs. Posey from a co-worker and I was immediately impressed with her demeanor and professionalism. I knew right away that I was in good hands. Mrs. Posey KNOWS the law and knows the ins and outs of the court system like no other. She is edgy when needed but always compassionate. She looked out for all of my needs while dealing with difficult legal and court proceedings. I would certainly use her again in the future and I highly recommend her.
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Posted by matthew | May 20, 2016
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Great Decision
After a failed attempt to dissolve my marriage using a local mediator (waste of time and money), I contacted Jennifer. She was professional and very knowledgeable of the law. Jennifer had an edge to her I wanted on my side. Jennifer represented me well, and I feel she worked the system effectively to get me a fair and favorable outcome with my spousal support agreement. Her staff was very pleasant to interact with and all my needs were met in retaining the services of Jennifer Posey.
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Posted by Marc | May 19, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
I went to Jennifer Posey after going to court with a different attorney and what a difference she made for me. Mrs. Posey is very professional and possesses the knowledge to take on any situation. Going through divorce is a stressful time and with Jennifer’s demeanor and confidence with the task at hand, she makes the situation more manageable with a lot less stress. Mrs. Posey takes the time to learn your case inside and out and works hard to get what you need out of your personal case. She is a very fair and up front person that is not afraid to tell you truthfully how things are going to go in the court room. In my case, I was amazed at her ability and willingness to stand up to another attorney and fight for what was fair for my case. She told me exactly what to expect and that is what happened and more. Jennifer came recommend to me from not just one person in my profession, but 6 people. We all had very similar outcomes and I attribute that to the one thing we all had in common and that is Jennifer Posey. I highly recommend having a consultation with Jennifer before you make any decision in an Attorney. As I was told by 6 other people, you will not be sorry that you did!! Thanks Jennifer for the work that you do, you are truly a difference maker!
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Posted by Donna | July 18, 2015
Incredible Attorney - Truly the BEST
I can't recommend Jennifer enough. She was amazing, level headed and extremely knowledgeable. Ms. Posey has an unbelievable presence about her and was my strength in an emotionally charged situation when I felt depleted and unable to fight for myself. She handles herself with grace and dignity and sticks to the legal facts. She literally was able to get me every single thing I was hoping for and I am walking away from one of the worst times of my life, completely satisfied and eternally grateful to both Ms. Posey and her wonderful staff. If you want the best in family law, Jennifer Posey is it!!
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Posted by Clark | June 19, 2015
A Great Referral
My divorce in 2003 left me with having to pay lifetime alimony. When the economy crashed in 2008, my income crashed, as well, and I was not able to keep up with my payments. Consulting another atty, I was basically told that there was nothing I could do until I was able to get current with my payments. In 2014, a friend who had used Jennifer, with much success, told me to give her a call. Upon meeting her, I was at once impressed by her knowledge, her honesty, her aggressiveness, and her great personality. I was SO glad to have her on my side. She has been in the arena for many, many years and it was very evident when the court date arrived. She was miles above the atty on the other side. In fact, we never went in front of the judge. Jennifer was able to negotiate everything without ever stepping inside the court room. In the end, my alimony was terminated. I had to pay some arrears and a lump sum step-down payment, but much less than the other side was pushing for. I am very please to have been represented by Jennifer. I would refer her to anyone seeking representation by a true professional.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2015
Great Family Law Attorney
I have been burned by a few attorneys since my divorce in 2008 that took my money and didnt give me any results. Hired Jennifer and she was able to get my case settled without going to court in less than 2 months. She is a bulldog and will make things happen instead of just the regular lip service most family law attorneys give. I highly recommend her in any situation. She is trustworthy and isn't just in it to bill hours and run up the tab. Truly has her clients best interest in mind which is refreshing. Thank you!!!
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Posted by Mike | April 7, 2015
Legal Counsel that gets RESULTS!!!
The legal process was overwhelming to me. I had a different family attorney before her, so I can say that it makes a huge difference if you have bad or good representation. After initially meeting with Jennifer, I felt like I was in good hands. She is very knowledgeable and explained to me my rights and best practices for my actions to get results. I cannot say enough things about she helped me through this process. She is direct and set reasonable expectations for me. Most of all, she was quick in directing opposing counsel to make a decision and not drag on with unnecessary proceedings. In the time at the court house, it was obvious she is very highly respected among her legal peers and presiding Judges. I always had confidence that my best interests were front and center in every negotiation. I will be a client of hers for life!!! (Or at least if I ever have to go through this process again.)
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Posted by Jennifer | April 6, 2015
Excellent experience!
Jennifer is a very well educated, personable, and professional attorney. My fiance and I needed her services regarding custody of our son and she made the entire process painless. Not only does she make you feel very comfortable by not speaking in terms that aren't uderstandable, but she walks you through the entire process so you feel prepared and stress free. She helped us understand the law regarding the situation we were in and educated us on how to handle our situation in the future. While most issues requiring an attorney tend to be anxiety filled and uncomfortable Jennifer made us feel confident at all times. We got what we wanted out of our case and Jennifer stood by our side and fought for us to make sure we were happy. We will only be using her from now on and we are beyond greatful for her assistance through an otherwise painful process. We have already passed her name along to a few friends as she is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Posted by Roxane | March 30, 2015
Gets the job done!
Jenn is direct. She gets the job done. She was responsive and caring, yet firm as to what I needed to be willing to do. Because I listened to her, my outcomes came out to what I had hoped for vs what was recommended by the court. She has a great attitude and sense of humor. Let's face it you need a sense of humor dealing with the court - it has systemic flaws. Jenn was able to navigate those waters with finesse and dignity for me. She was above all else child centered.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 450-525 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Posey & Franzi
  • 1993 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hughes & Associates
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Professor
  • American College of Law
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Associate Attorney
  • Bridgman, Mordkin, Shapiro & Gould
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Associate Attorney
  • Selski & Sturgeon
  • 1991 - 1992
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Education

  • American COL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • California St Univ Fullerton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re the Marriage of L
  • Success! Happy kids and dad!
  • G vs. N -Paternity Matter
  • Success! Child's home not disrupted.
  • In Re the Marriage of H
  • Child protected.
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Associations

  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Orange County Paralegal Association
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Mission Viejo
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Orange County Association of Realtors
  • Broker Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association - Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Arbitrator
  • 2002 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Orange County Superior Court
  • Attorney Panel for Minor's Counsel
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1994 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice Award - Child Custody
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Worldwide Who's Who Legal Professional
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2013
  • Award for 20 years of Service
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Salutorian
  • American College of Law
  • 1991
  • Highest achievement in Constitutional Law
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • 1991
  • Highest achievement in Wills and Trusts
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • 1991
  • Magna Cum Laude - High Honors
  • American College of Law
  • 1991
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Publications

  • What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order and why do I need one?
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Orange County Paralegal Association Educational Conference
  • Pitfalls in Family Law Judgments
  • 2014
  • Organization of Paralegal Professionals
  • Retirement Divisions upon Dissolution - Preparation of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
  • 1998
  • Orange County Barristers
  • All You Ever Wanted to Know About Child Support
  • 1996

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (44)
Endorse Jennifer
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with and as the opposing attorney on family law matters and she is always professional. Her knowledge of the law is only the start of her experience and abilities."
Family Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is a committed advocate for her clients and knows the law inside and out. She is ethical, responsible and completely trustworthy. She is reasonable but does not back down from a fight."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Outstanding attorney, knows the law and is an excellent person to have a case with. Cannot speak highly enough about Ms. Posey. submitted Barbara Fritz"
Family Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Posey is a superior family law attorney who is tenacious and professional. She is dedicated to her client's case and gets the best results for her clients. I have worked with her on several cases and know her to be both professional and effective in resolving conflicts without needless litigation. I highly endorse Ms. Posey."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Posey spends a lot of time responding to questions posted on this website with informative and considerate answers which reflect a high degree of knowledge and expertis. She shows compassion and a willingness to help clients during difficult times. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Posey provides excellent answers to client concerns on Avvo and donates her time to this needed service."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is an ethical, thorough good lawyer. She cares for he clients and is knowledgeable of the law! You are in good hands with Jennifer."
Family Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer's skill set in the Family Law arena is second to none. She will go toe to toe with any Family Law Attorney yet provides practical common sense advice and representation. We routinely refer Family Law clients to her office. When you need good legal representation at the end of a marriage, or need to protect your assets and the rights you have to your children Jen is your "go to" Lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer has an excellent reputation in the legal community and with clients. She strives hard to put her clients first"
Unknown Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've worked with Ms. Posey as opposing counsel on litigated family law matters. I find that Ms. Posey is knowledgeable about the law and litigation. For these and other reasons, I endorse Ms. Posey as a skilled family law attorney."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Posey is a fine attorney who represents her clients very well. She advocates for her clients while still maintaining an eye for the opportunity to reach a fair agreement with the opposing side. I would recommend Ms. Posey for Family Law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Mission Viejo Child custody Lawyer Jennifer Renee Posey
Jennifer Renee Posey
Child custody Attorney
Mission Viejo, CA
Licensed for 32 years
Virtual consultation available