Attorney Patrica Van Haren’s Pages
Attorney Patricia Van Haren’s Background
Specializing in Family Law and certain divisions of Probate Law Attorney Patricia C. Van Haren has been a practicing attorney since May of 2011. Prior to attending law school, Patricia was a family law and estate planning paralegal for approximately 20 years. In that time, she acted as a Paralegal for several attorneys. For several years before becoming an attorney, she assisted couples through uncontested divorces as a paralegal and document preparation assistance. After establishing her own practice, she used all her skills and knowledge to develop her family law practice.
Ms. Van Haren raised her three children as a single mother while working and attending law school at nights and on weekends. After graduating law school, Ms. Van Haren established her first office and opened her doors as a sole practitioner. The focus of her practice is to assist families in their life transitions and growth. Our office prides itself on being able to establish personal connections with our clients. When working at law firms, Ms. Van Haren realized that very often the attorney knew little about the client or the family that they were working with. Ms. Van Haren wanted to practice differently. She understands that the key to be a trusted counselor and adviser and the key to achieving the client’s objectives is to know the client on a personal level.
Ms. Van Haren primarily focuses on family law matters by representing a party in one of the following capacities: full scope, limited scope, collaborative, mediation or legal consulting. She provides a wide spectrum of legal representations from pre-nuptials, post-nuptials, adoptions, paternity actions, contested and uncontested divorces (military and civilian), legal separations, child custody, child visitation, child support, spousal support, financial and property division, post judgment issues, contempt, restraining orders and family law litigation. She also provides legal representation for certain probate law matters such as: guardianships, conservatorships, trust administration and trust litigation. Ms. Van Haren is also a member of various bar associations throughout Southern California.
Our offices are located in Torrance and Irvine and service cases throughout Southern and Central Los Angeles County, all of Orange County and North San Diego County.