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Newport Beach Family Law Attorneys Specializing in High-Asset Divorces

At Nelson | Kirkman, our family law attorneys bring decades of combined experience to conclude your divorce as rapidly and as amicably as possible. From day one, we prepare for trial. We negotiate from a place of strength as our adversaries fear opposing us. But when it becomes necessary, we will be your fiercest advocates in court, fighting to get you the best results.

Family Law Specialist​s

Based in Orange County, California, we specialize in complex family law litigation.


We will fight to protect your interests and ensure your rights and property are protected to the fullest under the law.

Focused On You​

Our award-winning team keeps you informed at every step to minimize costs and reduce emotional distress.

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“Even if your marriage is bad, your divorce doesn’t have to be.”

Decades of Experience

Practicing Family Law Since 1998

Unparalleled Service

It Starts with a Meeting

Yes, we want to know the facts of your case. But we also want to get to know you. Your goals. Your needs. Your concerns. Your tolerances. This way we can determine if we’re the best possible fit.

Set Realistic Expectations

The speed and terms of your divorce will be determined by the size and scope of your estate, as well as the number and ages of your children, if any. We will prepare you to face the challenges ahead.

Understand Your Rights — and Responsibilities

California divorce law can be complex. It’s important to know your rights as well as what will be demanded of you as your divorce proceeds.

Family Law Specialists

Legal specialization for family law is a unique designation created by The California State Bar to increase public protection and encourage attorney competence to protect you and your family.

We Will Help You Every Step of the Way

We will guide you through your divorce with strength, professional competence, and compassion.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Since 1998, our attorneys have handled hundreds of divorce cases.

As family law attorneys, we fight to get the best settlements for our clients. Unlike in most other litigations, a divorce settlement should be a “Win-Win” for each party.

The length of your divorce proceedings will depend on the complexity of your property holdings, the number and age of your children (if any), and the willingness of both sides to reach an amicable settlement.

This depends on the complexity of your case and the time it takes to litigate. At the conclusion of our initial consultation, we can provide you with a range of likely costs.

A “high-asset” divorce involves combined cash, property, and business interests totaling at least $125 million.

We have an extensive list of satisfied clients and have earned superior ratings from all three top legal ranking websites.

We can refer to you several qualified local attorneys capable of handling your case.

Yes, references are available upon request.

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