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Heather Cullen | Riverside Family Lawyer

Heather Cullen Lawyer

Heather Cullen

Dedicated Exclusively to Family Law

Divorce & Family Law, Divorce, Family Law, Custody & Visitation, Child Support

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Riverside Divorce Lawyer and Family Law Attorney Heather Cullen is the Senior Attorney at the Law Office of Heather Cullen. Attorney Cullen has practiced Family Law exclusively since 1998. Attorney Cullen is a native Southern Californian who graduated Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy & in Law and Society from the University of California, Riverside. Attorney Cullen then earned her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of California at Davis, School of Law. Attorney Cullen is currently an active member of State Bar of California. She licensed to practice law in the State of California as well as the U.S. District Court Central District of California. Attorney Cullen is also an active member of the Riverside County and San Bernardino County Bar Associations. Attorney Cullen founded The Law Office of Heather Cullen in 1998 and has practiced exclusively in the Riverside and San Bernardino courts for over 16 years. Her years of knowledge provide clients with a fast track through filing procedures and issues that unrepresented clients may encounter as difficult and time consuming. Attorney Cullen has established a law firm that puts client's first and applies cutting edge technology to provide effective and reliable legal representation. If you are contemplating divorce, if your spouse has filed for divorce, or if you have any other family law issue, we invite you to contact one of our lawyers today for a confidential consultation.

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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
Represented a party who was divorcing. The divorce included high asset division including a family business and many properties. The party I represented was awarded a large share of the family business and community assets. Further, children were involved in the matter and my client was awarded sole legal and physical custody and well as child support, spousal support and attorney fees.

How did you build a successful practice?
Dedication to individual client needs and utilization of cutting edge technology to provide efficient and individualized legal representation.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Honesty, Trustworthiness, Knowledge and Understanding of State Family Law with Application of Local Rules.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
It is very important to choose an attorney who practices in the courthouse wherein the client’s matter is being heard and determined. An attorney who practices in the courthouse regularly is familiar with judicial officers, the local rules and the courthouse policies that are followed to accelerate the flow of the client’s matter through the courthouse system.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
Our office does not provide free consultations; however, the consultation is a minimal fee of $50 and, if the client chooses to hire us for legal representation, the fee is applied to the retainer.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
I practice exclusively family law. I have been practicing family law in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties for 17 years.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Client Satisfaction. Family law issues are extremely emotional and expensive. It is rewarding to provide a legal and emotional support system for clients during this difficult time in their lives.

What are your other interests in addition to law?
My family.

Are you involved in your community?
I am a contributor to various local charities; including organizations to eliminate child hunger in the Inland Empire, assisting to provide basic needs to homeless children in the Inland Empire and education resources to children.

Position Organization Location Duration
President and Founder Law Office of Heather Cullen Riverside, CA 1998-Present
School Degree Major Graduation
University of California, Davis School of Law J.D. Law School 1997
University of California - Riverside BA Philosophy / Law & Society 1993
State / Court Date
California State Bar 1998
  • State Bar of California        

    United States District Court for the Central District of California

    San Bernardino County Bar Association        
               
    Riverside County Bar Association        

    American Bar Association
  • Inland Empire Top Lawyer
    Inland Empire Magazine
    2015

    Outstanding Women Leaders
    Inland Empire Magazine
    2015

    Woman of Distinction / Outstanding Women of the Inland Empire
    Inland Empire Magazine
    2014

    Outstanding Women Leaders
    Inland Empire Magazine
    2014

    Outstanding Women in Law
    Inland Empire Magazine
    2014

    Inland Empire Top Lawyer
    Inland Empire Magazine
    2014

    Top Lawyer
    Inland Empire Magazine
    2013
  • Doe v. Doe
    Practice Area:Family
    Outcome:Sole legal and physical custody to client.
    Description:Establishment of parental action regarding child custody.

    Marriage of Smith, John & Jane
    Practice Area:Divorce & Separation
    Outcome: Parties obtain an equitable judgment with awards of child custody, support and attorney fees.
    Description: Dissolution of Marriage Action (Names Omitted for Privacy). Division of large assets including real property, child custody and visitation terms, child and spousal support assessed, attorney fees requested.

    Disclaimer:
    Lawyer case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by the lawyer.

  • Law Office of Heather Cullen Blog        
    California child custody talks should also involve emergency plan        2013

    Law Office of Heather Cullen Blog        
    Financial planning important following divorce in California        
    2013

    Law Office of Heather Cullen Blog        
    Enjoy the holidays post-divorce in California        
    2013

    Law Office of Heather Cullen Blog        
    Setting a positive tone for divorce in California        
    2013

    The Law Office of Heather M. Cullen, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, Family Law Blog        
    Minimize costs in divorce proceeding in California        
    2013

    Article by Heather M. Cullen        
    California court decision on pensions important for divorcing couples        
    2013

    Article by Heather M. Cullen        
    Divorce can derail a California family business        
    2013

    The Law Office of Heather M. Cullen, Attorneys & Counselors at Law,
    Family Law Blog        
    California grandparents often need more than visitation rights        
    2013

    The Law Office of Heather M. Cullen, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, Family Law Blog        
    Supreme Court hears child custody case for Native American child        
    2013

    The Law Office of Heather M. Cullen, Attorneys & Counselors at Law,
    Family Law Blog        
    Pre- and postnuptial agreements help in property division matters        
    2013
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