Divorce and Family Law Attorney

(562) 430-7676 or (714) 375-6619

Divorce Lawyer | Thorsteinson Law Group
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Brett Thorsteinson takes great care to provide compassionate and effective assistance that lives up to your expectations.

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Thorsteinson Law Group is here help you through some of your most difficult decisions in life. Issues such as divorce, child custody, spousal support, and other family law issues can impact your life in a variety of ways. We are here to help guide you, protect your interests, and act as your trusted divorce lawyer.

Brett Thorsteinson founded Thorsteinson Law Group because he believes if you are going through divorce, you deserve to be listened to, you deserve respect, and you deserve to be represented by a knowledgable and experienced divorce lawyer who will advocate for their interests.

At Thorsteinson Law Group, our divorce lawyers approach all divorce cases carefully and precisely, taking time to listen to your concerns and learn about your goals. When we build your divorce case, it is built specifically to protect your interests and finding a lasting resolution so that you can move forward building your new life.
Brett was extremely patient with my calls, e-mails and phone calls. He will do what's right and what's best for you. I recommend him highly for any family issue that requires an attorney.
We are here to defend your interests and represent you, and we never lose sight of that purpose. We are steadfast in the pursuit of your goals throughout the entire divorce process and are always prepared to take the steps necessary to meet your needs. Whether your divorce can be resolved through careful negotiations or through aggressive courtroom litigation, we will be there.

For more information about your case, contact us for a complimentary initial consultation. Our office represents clients throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, including people in, Long Beach, Signal Hill, Torrance, Palos Verdes, Huntington Beach, Fullerton, Costa Mesa, Mission Viejo, Westminster, Los Angeles, and Orange County.

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Divorce Lawyer and Family Law Attorney | Brett Thorsteinson

Long Beach | Huntington Beach | Los Angeles County | Orange County

Brett completed his master's degree at Biola University, and his law degree at Trinity International University. He is a member of the State Bar of California, Orange County Bar Association - Family Law Section, and the Long Beach Bar Association.

Throughout his law career, Brett has focused exclusively on divorce and family law, ensuring you get the most up-to-date legal information. Following his passion to live and work in the Southern California area, Brett opened offices in Long Beach and Huntington Beach to make divorce consultations convenient and easy.

Local Experience

Brett has extensive experience litigating and settling divorce and family law matters in all Los Angeles County branch courts; primarily focusing on Long Beach, Torrance, Compton, Norwalk, and Orange County courts. When your divorce calls for strong, determined advocacy, Thorsteinson Law Group will competently and compassionately protect and fight for your rights.

Thorsteinson Law Group Long Beach

3780 Kilroy Airport Way, Suite 200
Long Beach, Ca. 90806
Phone: (562) 430-7676
Fax: (714) 375-6621

Thorsteinson Law Group Huntington Beach

17011 Beach Blvd., Suite 900
Huntington Beach, Ca. 92647
Phone: (714) 375-6619
Fax: (714) 375-6621
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In California, all divorce is considered “no-fault” which means that each spouse is equally responsible for 50% of the marriage. Assets and debts are divided equally, and other issues such as spousal support and child custody are negotiated and worked out through the divorce process. California is community property state and all marital property is divided equally between spouses. Marital assets are defined as any property (including debt) that is accumulated from the time of marriage to the time of separation.

Divorce is referred as ”dissolution of marriage” in legal terms and it’s often an stressful event in people’s lives. Additionally, the divorce process can be confusing at times and you need someone to help you understand the options and possible outcomes.
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Child Custody

In a divorce the judge will decide both the physical custody and the legal custody of the child. Physical custody refers to actual parenting time, while legal custody includes the parental authority to make decisions regarding the child's education, medical care, religious upbringing, etc.

In a divorce, the court may grant either sole custody or some form of joint custody, where the parents share in the child's care and other important responsibilities.
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Spousal Support

In a California divorce, spousal support (also called alimony) is not always granted in a divorce or legal separation. California divorce law grants the court broad discretion in deciding whether to award spousal support, how much, and for how long.

Whether you are seeking or challenging an award of spousal support, it is important to be represented by a strong divorce lawyer who will advocate for your interests. Thorsteinson Law Group is a divorce lawyer focused exclusively on divorce and family law and can help you through your divorce. Contact us now for your consultation.


If the parents of a child die or otherwise cannot provide for the care of their children, such as if they have become incarcerated or physically or mentally incapacitated, the court may appoint a guardian over the child's person or estate. The guardian will have legal and physical custody of the child and is responsible for the child's care and upbringing. The guardian of the estate is responsible to manage the child's finances until the child turns 18. Grandparents or other family members are frequently the choice to become guardians.

Divorce Modifications

Once divorce orders are final, they are difficult to modify, except upon a showing of changed circumstances which would justify the modification. For instance, a change in either spouse's income may justify a change in a child support order, and the child custody arrangement may need to be modified if either spouse chooses or needs to relocate out of state or a significant distance from the other.
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Case not settled at Marital Settlement Conference

On the date of the Marital Settlement Conference (MSC), the parties and attorneys show up in court, check in with the department where the case is being heard and listen to a few words offered by the courtroom judge before proceeding with the meeting. Then the parties, attorneys and settlement judge begin their meeting and attempt to work out a settlement of all disputed issues. Make sure to listen carefully during the conference to both the hearing officer and your own attorney before making a decision to proceed to trial or settle your case. If by the end of the conference, parties can reach a settlement, the court will allow them to put everything on the record and your divorce can be final on that very day of the MSC, again if you both agree to the terms settled upon.

If parties do not reach a resolution at the mandatory Marital Settlement
Conference, the court shall set a trial date for a full trial. Before the trail, the parties shall file a pre-trial conference statement. In this pre-trial statement, each party will note the specific issues in dispute, each of their proposed permanent disability rating, and list the exhibits and disclosing witnesses. Evidence not disclosed or obtained after the MSC will not be acceptable in court unless the provider of the evidence can demonstrate that it was not available, or could not have been discovered prior to the settlement conference.

Due to the parties being unable to reach an agreement, the court sets a trial date within 75 following the MSC. Once the case is set for trial your attorney will tell you when the trial will be held and will arrange an appointment before that day for you to prepare for that trial.

If you have questions about the Marital Settlement Conference process, contact Thorsteinson Law Group. Los Angeles Divorce Attorney | Long Beach Divorce Attorney | Orange County Divorce Attorney.

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3780 Kilroy Airport Way, Suite 200
Long Beach, Ca. 90806

Phone: (562) 430-7676
Fax: (714) 375-6621

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17011 Beach Blvd., Suite 900
Huntington Beach, Ca. 92647

Phone: (714) 375-6619
Fax: (714) 375-6621

Driving Directions:
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