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Michael Spiekerman

Michael Spiekerman

  • Family Law, Estate Planning
  • California
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Family Law Attorney Michael Spiekerman is a highly qualified attorney whose practice is exclusively devoted to dissolution of marriage and domestic partnerships, and all manner of family law related issues. He has represented clients with both complex and simple disputes involving the division of community property assets, the allocation of marital and non-marital debt, obtaining and terminating spousal support awards, setting and modifying child support orders, custody, parenting issues, and much more.

Michael recognizes that the circumstance of ending a marriage or any once intimate relationship is an extremely traumatic experience. In order for people to actually be supported effectively by their family law attorney, the quality of the client-attorney relationship is critical. Divorce lawyers must not only understand complicated legal issues and know how to solve problems creatively for a huge variety of situations, but at their core they must also passionately care about their client's concerns and interests.

Bar Admissions:
California State Bar, June, 1991
United States District Court for Central District of California, June, 1991
United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, July, 1991
United States Supreme Court, October, 2003
Memberships and Professional Affiliations:
California State Bar

-San Diego North County Bar Association
-Former Arbitrator, Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee Orange County Bar Association
-Former CPT, California State Military Reserve, Asst Staff Judge Advocate, 40th Infantry Division, Support Brigade, Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos

Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California, J.D., 1989
University of La Verne, La Verne, California B.A., 1985

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training:
Mediation Training, Woody Mosten
Collaborative Divorce Interdisciplinary Team Training
AIM Advanced Conflict Resolution Strategies, Woody Mosten

Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • Russian: Spoken
Univ of La Verne
Undergraduate Degree
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Western State Univ COL
Law Degree
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Certificate of Appreciation
Orange County Superior Court
Contributions and assistance to the Superior Court of Orange County for its self-help program
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
California State Bar
Voluntary provision of legal services for the poor.
Professional Associations
San Diego North County Bar Association
- Current
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California State Bar  # 152501
- Current
Activities: Special Master, Orange County, Recipient of Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
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Orange County Bar Association
Activities: Arbitrator, Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee, Participant, Annual Call A Lawyer Program
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Basic Divorce Mediation Training
Mosten Mediation Training
Advanced Conflict Resolution Strategies - Mediation skills
American Institute of Mediation
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Contact & Map
Melrose Law Center
380 S Melrose Dr
Ste 363
Vista, CA 92081
Telephone: (760) 214-9404
Fax: (760) 657-4202
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