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I have practiced Family Law since 1981 and have limited my practice to Family Law exclusively since 1984.  Family Law matters cover dissolution of marriage (property division, custody and support orders), domestic partnership, domestic violence orders, palimony actions and step-parent adoptions. I also serve on the Family Law Panel of qualified minor’s counsel representing children by court appointment in custody disputes.


Because of my psychological education I am able to effectively litigate child custody matters involving court appointed psychologists with expertise.  When there are issues of property and support, I have the ability to be aggressive yet sensitive to my client’s emotional presence from settlement negotiations through litigation.  Whether it is crafting a prenuptial agreement, litigating property issues or developing custody orders, knowledge is power and pre-planning in the initial stages is always to one’s advantage. 


            If you considering entering into or ending any relationship you need advice from an experienced family law attorney.  Call (714) 634-4140 for a consultation.



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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 70%
    35 years
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    35 years
  3. Appeals: 5%
    5 years
  4. Prenuptials: 5%
    35 years



Hourly ($275-475/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jennifer Renee Posey

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
California Legal Specialist in Family LawThe California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHoney, Rogers, Baron & Berndt, APC2006 - 2007
AssociateSmith, Smith, & McFaul, LLP2002 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
Orange County Asian American Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, California ChapterN/AN/A
Banyard Inn of American Inn of the CourtN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
You Can't Make This UpA Common Divorce Mistake2010
You Can't Make This UpWalking on Eggshells...Living with Abuse2010
You Can't Make This UpParental Alienation2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University, San DiegoN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Breakfast of Newport Beach Business GroupDivorceN/A