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Law Offices of Warren R. Shiell
Los Angeles Family Law and Mediation
Interests: We handle everything all aspects of divorce and family law from simple uncontested divorces to high conflict and high net worth divorces involving extensive assets and complex child custody issues such as relocations and custody evaluations. We work with forensic accountants in case involving business valuations and cash flow and marital standard of living analysis for child and spousal support cases. Other family law areas include domestic violence, paternity, post divorce modifications and prenuptial agreements. Warren R. Shiell is a member of the California Bar and has been practicing law for over twenty eight years. Graduating from Oxford University with an M.A in Law in 1985, Warren R. Shiell practiced commercial litigation in the City of London before moving to New York. In New York, Warren R. Shiell handled numerous civil and family law trials and won several appeals at the New York Appellate Division. He was also an adjunct Professor of Law at Syracuse University. After moving to Los Angeles, he practiced family law at several high profile family law firms before founding his own law firm. He has worked on several high profile divorces with celebrity clients. He was a member of the Family Law section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He has lectured and published articles on behalf of various local Bar Associations and has volunteered his time for a number of not-for-profit legal organizations. Our goal is always to settle your case with a minimum amount of conflict and litigation through the use of negotiation, mediation and settlement conferences. We understand that when you entrust your family's future with us, it is our job to give you peace of mind by working towards the best possible settlement for you and your family. Not all cases can be amicably settled. Where negotiations break down, we will zealously litigate your case and fight for your rights. When it is time to fight we will not be intimidated and we will not back down. We are experienced trial attorneys and we pride ourselves on our trial skills. We are devoted to helping you in this difficult time and minimizing the amount of stress created by the divorce process. Every case is important to us and we never take your trust for granted.
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Family Law Attorney Warren Shiell talks to Commissioner Gretchen W. Taylor (ret.) about her role as a full time mediator, private judge, parenting plan co-ordinator, arbitrator and expert witness in California. For more information go to & www. Continue reading
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Divorce and family law attorney Warren Shiell talks to Avi Reichman CPA and JB Rizzo CPA about the role of forensic accountants in divorce and family law. We briefly discuss such matters as cash flow for support, business valuation and... Continue reading
We talk to renowned expert, author, expert witness, shelter advocate Alyce Laviolette about domestic violence and cover issues such as the cycle of violence, coercive control and anger management v batterers intervention programs. For more information go to www. Continue reading
COVID-19 Family Law Resources The Law Office of Warren Shiell extends its deepest sympathies to everyone affected by the COVID crisis particularly those in the medical professions and other essential workers. While our mission to help families in times of... Continue reading
The great thing about family law is that there is always something new to learn. This week I learned the word “Diacritical.” Probably because I was never much for learning languages. Diacritical is defined in Wikipedia as “A diacritic (also... Continue reading
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More details from Judge Riff about LA Superior Court’s Family Law Division during the emergency: Dear LASC Family Law Community: Judge Brazile and I would like to supplement the webinar presentation of last Friday with some further family law-directed information... Continue reading
A wave of divorce filings is expected to break across the country when COVID-19 confinement ends, according to several divorce attorneys. via Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 17, 2020 at Los Angeles Divorce and Family Law Blog
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Reblogged Jan 13, 2020 at Los Angeles Divorce and Family Law Blog
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Reblogged Jan 13, 2020 at Los Angeles Divorce and Family Law Blog
In 2020 California enacted a new law amending Family Code 7574 that allows couples who use assisted reproduction to have a child to complete a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage form at the hospital or at any time after the... Continue reading
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Reblogged Jan 9, 2020 at Los Angeles Divorce and Family Law Blog
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