Testimonials

Fenchel Family Law PC is committed to helping people across California resolve their family law matters. As a result, we have successfully helped many clients identify and their goals, effectively taking back their lives. We can help you, too. To see what our past clients have to say about how our attorneys were able to assist them, read their testimonials here.

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  • I will be forever grateful for the help they provided me and my children.
    Abby and the team at Fenchel Family Law PC were fantastic. They were able to handle a contentious divorce and allow me to move on with my life. I will be forever grateful for the help they provided me and my children.

    - P.P.

  • Do yourself a favor and contact them first.

    They were a beacon of light to me during a very anxious time in my life. I have dealt with a few law firms but I found that Valerie and Abby at Fenchel Law PC were a great fit for me. Their approach was calm and straightforward. They sensed my anxiety and strived to make me feel more comfortable about the process. They were both extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and compassionate. They proposed pragmatic and practical strategies that resonated with me and in the end brought about a successful resolution to my legal issue. Do yourself a favor and contact them first.

    - Marty

  • This firm knows us and wants us to get the time with our kids we yearn for and deserve.

    As a single Dad, my first contact with Fenchel Family Law PC was warm, genial, understanding, yet confident and strong. I have a complex case with many Orders over the years, and a greatly difficult ex-spouse was keeping me from seeing my kids regularly. Valerie, Lucy, and the team kept me informed every step of the way as we walked from Motion to Quash (when my ex tried to have me served in front of our kids) to a Final Order where we got the help we needed to keep future litigation costs low and issue resolutions high. Have no fear, single Dads. This firm knows us and wants us to get the time with our kids we yearn for and deserve. Thank you, Valerie, Lucy, and the team. You'll be getting our (new, all-family) Xmas cards for years to come. It was a pleasure to get your help so that my kids and I can be together.

    - Neil

  • I found her perfectly aggressive, empowering, dedicated and she gave me the confidence, information, and strength to take the action needed during a scary transition.
    If you are reading this in search of help for yourself or a loved one, take heart, things do get better and you will find your path to peace for your family. I found mine through Valerie, at Fenchel Family Law PC. She was absolutely the right decision when deciding who would be best to represent me through my divorce. She was the help my children and I needed to get out of a horrible situation during extremely uncertain times. After experiencing other lawyers, I found her perfectly aggressive, empowering, dedicated and she gave me the confidence, information, and strength to take the action needed during a scary transition. She provided clarity, honest upfront information, and most importantly, she was right. The legal advice I received from her was spot on. She was direct, patient, and clear. She knew exactly what we needed to do for myself and my family, always keeping my children's best interests at the forefront of decisions we made throughout my case. Her team was compassionate, caring, extremely knowledgeable, and expertly handled my complex case. Because of their guidance, dedicated hard work, and unwavering commitment to my case, my children and I have been able to begin to heal and move on to a much healthier life after several failed attempts to do so through other avenues. In regard to other reviews mentioning fees, legal services do come with a cost. Managing the expense of any attorney is an overwhelming task, they are expensive and for good reason. The work, time, energy, and expert knowledge needed to navigate the divorce process, especially with a narcissistic or abusive ex, is extensive and complex. Valerie was always honest, upfront, and blunt with her billing, which I appreciated. She was always willing to work with me, when needed, on this issue. Her tenacity and dedication never wavered throughout negotiating the financial aspect of our Attorney-client relationship, she fought for me and my children's best interests consistently, while offering fair and workable payment solutions and a willingness to discuss, explain and discount services where appropriate. I will always be grateful to Valerie and her team for their expert legal representation, care toward my children and I, guidance, and support. I highly recommend Fenchel Family Law PC for intelligent, comprehensive, and dedicated family legal representation.

    - Tara T.

  • It's easy to get caught up in the stress of a legal battle, but the Fenchel group's guidance helped me to keep focused on the objective.
    I contacted Fenchel Family Law PC after my ex-wife, in an attempt to make her own life more convenient, suddenly served me with a TRO and move-away request to take our daughter out of state. Thankfully the case never proceeded to a lengthy and costly court trial because Valerie and her team were extremely thorough and worked hard to get ahead of the game, approaching my defense from all angles, until the other side essentially gave up. They were always cool and professional in their response to OC's at times backhanded incendiary communications. In particular, associate Lucy Taylor was very approachable and took the time to answer my many questions and explain their legal rationale. Overall I found the team very knowledgeable, with access to good resources. It's easy to get caught up in the stress of a legal battle, but the Fenchel group's guidance helped me to keep focused on the objective.

    - John

    Categories: Child Custody
  • She and her team displayed the utmost professionalism while supporting me and my emotional roller coaster with empathy and encouragement.
    Those who've experienced a contentious divorce are familiar with the range and intensity of emotions and the challenges of litigation. Repeatedly targeted by an angry ex whose legal bills are paid by her parents, what I sought most in an attorney was knowledge and experience and the confidence that he/she 1) understood my case, 2) cared about my case, 3) had the time to devote to my case, and 4) would always have my back. At the end of my first meeting with Valerie, I knew she and her experienced team would meet these criteria. Valerie would not allow herself to be baited by the unprofessional and antagonistic aggression of my ex's attorney and instead kept me and her team focused on my legal objective, helping me pursue a thoughtful strategy that succeeded in extracting my son from a damaging school environment. All the while, she and her team displayed the utmost professionalism while supporting me and my emotional roller coaster with empathy and encouragement. My advice to those unfortunate enough to require the services of a divorce attorney: Don't be swept up by lawyers offering the ego satisfaction (but financial depletion) of an ongoing battle in which, truly, everyone loses. Instead, hire Valerie and her team to dispassionately help you develop the right strategy and make the right decisions to achieve your goal.

    - Matan

    Categories: Father's Rights, Divorce
  • Smart and passionate but not pushy.

    Valerie did all the right things during my divorce process. She understands all aspects of a divorce and treats them in a holistic fashion. Smart and passionate but not pushy.

    - Paul

    Categories: Divorce
  • She was very informative throughout the entire case from beginning to end!
    This review is long over due but better late than never. During my consultation, I immediately knew that I wanted to hire Valerie Fenchel to handle my divorce case. Not only is she extremely professional but she also has a wonderful personality which is a rare combination of traits to have! She was very informative throughout the entire case from beginning to end! Highly recommended!

    - Liane

    Categories: Divorce
  • A dedicated and fierce advocate.
    A dedicated and fierce advocate. Highly recommend Val!

    - Nav

  • She was both professional and understanding guiding me through all of my options.
    Valerie offered fantastic advice and helped me fully understand the risks associated with my legal matters. She was both professional and understanding guiding me through all of my options. I hope I don’t have to go through any more legal issues, but if I do Valerie will be my first option.

    - David G.

  • She is patient, extremely responsive, attentive, and smart.
    Valerie Fenchel is an outstanding family law attorney. She is exactly the type of person to contact if you’re going through a separation or divorce, or need help with child custody. She is patient, extremely responsive, attentive, and smart. She cares about her clients and is willing to fight for them. I highly recommend her law firm.

    - Julia J.

    Categories: Child Custody, Divorce
  • Valerie quite literally saved my life.
    Valerie quite literally saved my life. She fought tirelessly to ensure that I had all of the protections that the law provided. She fought to ensure I could stay in my home as my ex fought to take it away from me. Valerie ensured I was protected from my ex and ensured I kept a bit of my sanity. I wouldn’t wish a contentious divorce on anyone. But, if you do have to face this, make sure you have Valerie in your corner!

    - David

    Categories: Divorce
  • The team at Fenchel Family Law PC has helped me to regain a peace of mind.

    If there is someone who is stalking you and/or trampling over healthy boundaries, I encourage you to lift your chin up and to build your support team. The team at Fenchel Family Law PC has helped me to regain a peace of mind, after walking me through a difficult process. They helped me to realize that this was a challenge to my personal safety. Though was grateful the judge could see my need and granted a TRO, was even more grateful to have Lisa and Sharon’s support to wade through “due-process” with delays in the months that followed.

    Lisa and Sharon (and even Valerie) remained professional even when the respondent was not, and advocated for me to effectively secure settlement for a RO (avoiding trial). Yes, I am on the Team FFL fan club!

    - J.C.

    Categories: Domestic Violence
  • Valerie is very professional and knowledgeable.
    Valerie is very professional and knowledgeable. She is also very personable and caring.

    - Anonymous

    Categories: Father's Rights
  • Valerie was there to help me!
    I had gone through a lot of painful emotions during our seperation. Valerie was there to help me! My Husband moved out without a word, abandoned me and our two children for 6 months without any visits or financial support. Valerie is very knowledgeable in family law. She filed a motion for me, she fought very hard for the child support and my kids’ sole custody. She is very good at following up. My native language is not english so my words are not enough to describe how helpful she was when i experienced the most difficult time of my life. All i can say is, she is worth my trust.

    - Anonymous

    Categories: Child Support, Child Custody
  • She was available throughout to answer questions and offer advice.
    Valerie is professional, responsive and above all personable and easy to get along with. She took the time to help me thoroughly understand some confusing legalese during my divorce and helped me navigate the whole ordeal to a fair and agreeable outcome. She was available throughout to answer questions and offer advice. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!

    - Lily B.

    Categories: Divorce
  • Her attention to detail is excellent and her view of the big picture is comprehensive.
    My experience collaborating on projects with Val predates her launch of her own firm. On the multiple occasions we worked together, Val did superb work — her attention to detail is excellent and her view of the big picture is comprehensive. Beyond her strong work, though, Val is an absolute pleasure to work with. There is nobody I’d recommend before her, and hope to send her referrals as soon as I get any!

    - Dean

  • She is assertive, honest, and kind.
    I have consulted with Valerie on issues our clients face and she is the type of lawyer I wish I would have if I were in this situation. She is assertive, honest, and kind. She leads a fabulous and experienced team and you can rest assured they will advocate for you.

    - Anonymous

    Categories: Father's Rights