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Heather Mellyn Cullen

Heather Mellyn Cullen

Dedicated Exclusively to Family Law
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • California
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Summary

The family law practice at the Law Office of Heather Cullen strives to maintain effective, quality relationships with each of our clients. We treat each client with integrity and respect for his or her individual needs, goals and objectives. We focus on intelligent legal representation. We pledge to listen to and communicate with each of our clients. At our firm, we will give you the personal attention you need as you work through your family law issue. Our practice focuses on all areas of family law, from complicated divorce with complex property division, custody and support to simple preparation of documents in uncontested cases. We use the latest technology and cost-effective methods to provide our clients with valuable and efficient legal representation. We also provide our clients the opportunity to take advantage of unbundled legal services. Unbundling a family law service means that you can use our legal assistance for only one aspect of your legal matter, such as document preparation or motion filing. We are one of the few family law firms that offer this service, as a convenience to our clients. Family law issues such as divorce, child custody and domestic violence are emotional and stressful. We understand that effective representation in this area requires not only experience and legal skill but also the ability to respond to families in crisis. We will communicate openly with our clients in our effort to provide them with the services they need.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Heather Cullen
- Current
Education
University of California - Riverside
B.A. | Philosophy / Law & Society
Honors: Graduated Cum Laude
University of California, Davis, School of Law
J.D. | Law
Awards
Top 10 Best Family Law Attorney in California
American Institute of Legal Counsel
Member
Lawyers of Distinction
Top 100 Lawyers
American Society of Legal Advocates
Client Distinction Award
Martindale-Hubbell
Inland Empire Top Lawyer
Inland Empire Magazine
Top 10 Attorney re: Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Legal Counsel
Top 10 Law Firms re: Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Legal Counsel
Outstanding Women in Law
Inland Empire Magazine
Top Contributor
Avvo
Endorsed for Exceptional Skills in the Practice of Family Law
LinkedIn
Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 195880
Member
- Current
Riverside County Bar Association
Member
- Current
San Bernardino County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Riverside County Bar Association Public Service Law Corp.
Volunteer Attorney
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Speaking Engagements
KFI AM640 Radio, KFI AM640 Radio, Riverside, CA
KFI
Discussion regarding plea deal related to Laura Whitehurst child abuse case.
NBC News: Press Conference, NBC New: Press Conference, Riverside, CA
National Broadcast Company
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Laura-Whitehurst-Citrus-Valley-High-School-Redlands-Unified-School-District-Sex-With-Student-Lawsuit-Baby-244155571.html
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered

Q. I need to terminate temporary guardianship. My son needs to home l requested a lawyer but got ignored..
A: It is in your best interest to consult with an experienced guardianship attorney who practices in the courthouse wherein your matter will be heard. The attorney can review you matter with you and outline the costs for services. Terminating a guardianship can be very difficult and costly. Your best starting point is with a consultation with an experienced attorney. I hope the above answer is helpful. Good luck to you.
Q. I am a minor at 17, and I want to see my mom that lost custody. I know she is clean and doing well can I see her?
A: This is a difficult issue. When you are 18 you will be able to make any decision that you would like. However, the court has found that it is in your best interest to be with your father at this time. Therefore, you may want to discuss the issue of communicating with your mother with your father primarily. It may be the easiest solution. Family law dynamics are so intricate and open communication is most often the best way to address concerns. I hope the above answer is helpful. Good luck to you.
Q. How do I contest a home study done recently in regards to our possible adoption?
A: This is an adoption question (which is in the probate court) rather than a family law question. However, if you want to object to the home study you will want to discuss your options with an experienced adoption attorney. The court's utilize home studies in each adoption and they rely heavily on the findings of the study when making their decisions. It is in your best interest to consult with an experienced adoption attorney who practices in the courthouse wherein your matter will be heard. I hope the above answer is helpful. Good luck to you.
Q. Trying to serve other parent with custody papers but he avoiding sheriff what happens if not served in CA?
A: It is unlikely you will find a pro bono attorney for a family law matter. However, most courts offer an assistance center and have an attorney on staff to assist parties who are representing themselves. You can also request that service by allowed by a substitution method (most commonly by publication). If this is your first hearing date since filing your request, it is likely that your hearing will get continued to allow additional time for service. However, you may ask the court for temporary orders while waiting for the next hearing. It is in your best interest to consult with an experienced family law attorney who practices in the courthouse wherein your matter will be heard. I hope the above answer is helpful. Good luck to you.
Q. What happens if I cant get the other parent served custody papers cuz his family is hiding him here in CA.
A: You may request that the other party be served by a substitute manner of service (most commonly serving another individual or publishing in the newspaper). It is in your best interest to consult with an experienced family law attorney who practices in the courthouse wherein your matter will be heard. I hope it is of assistance. Good luck to you.
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Contact & Map
Temecula Office
28465 Old Town Front Street
Suite 321
Temecula, CA 92590
USA
Telephone: (951) 715-4632
Fax: (951) 715-4601
Riverside Office
4094 Chestnut St
Riverside, CA 92501
USA
Telephone: (951) 715-4632
Fax: (951) 715-4601