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Barbara E. McNamara

Barbara E. McNamara

12361 Lewis Street, Suite 101
Garden Grove, California 92840
United States

Telephone: (714) 740-2542
Facsimile: (714) 740-2544
Firm: The Law Office of Barbara E. McNamara
Practice Overview:
At the Law Office of Barbara E. McNamara, I follow a new and different approach to divorce and family law. Our clients come to us with some of the biggest, most critical issues they'll be facing in their lifetimes. While I cannot make the resolution of some of these issues easy, I can make them easier. I do this by

? Working to attain maximum settlements that meet the goals of my clients for their new lives
? Insulating my clients from the pain, hassles, and indignities that have so long been associated with divorce and family law cases

Contact the office in Garden Grove, California, to discuss your situation with a certified family law specialist. My areas of practice include:


Psychologists say that a divorce is one of the most stressful events that a person will undergo in his or her lifetime. It's also an increasingly common event-with more than 1 out of 2 marriages in America now ending in divorce.

It is my goal to make divorce less painful for our clients and at the same time, be more successful in achieving their goals. As a concerned divorce lawyer, I work to resolve the divorce quickly and with minimal animosity, since in so many cases today the former partners will have to continue to have a relationship as parents of children from the marriage.

Custody and Visitation.

In today's world, custody and visitation issues are more complex than ever. Mothers are working longer hours; fathers are taking on more responsibilities for the raising of their children, and all the while, questions of what is best for the child become more and more complex. As a mother myself, I take these issues seriously and fight vigorously for our clients and their children.

Child and Spousal Support.

Every child deserves an equal standard of living between their parents' households, and no person should have a significant financial burden just because they are getting a divorce. Similarly, no parent or spouse should suffer financially due to support payments. I work closely with my clients and the opposing party to ensure fair and reasonable child and spousal support agreements.

Domestic Violence.

A father drinks too much and physically abuses his wife and children. A mother emotionally abuses her daughter. Sadly, these domestic violence situations are not uncommon and destroy many marriages.


A single woman has a baby and is not sure who the father is. A single woman thinks she knows who the father of her baby is but doesn't want to have anything more to do with him, so she files for support from the County. A mother is married, but her husband is not the baby's father. She is worried about parental rights and potential support issues. In all of these cases, paternity law comes into play and can have a significant impact on all the lives involved.


Professional Profile:
I'm a wife and working mom with two small children, very much attuned to the demands placed on today's modern family. For over 10 years, I've been a solo practitioner. My office was in Newport Beach, California for 9 years, and in 2008 my office moved to Garden Grove in order to be closer to the Family Law Court house.

Over 10 years of proven experience.

I've fought—and won—for many, many clients for over 10 years. I specialize in divorce and family law—I don't do contracts, or personal injuries, or criminal cases, just family law. Basically, I've done what one of my law professors told me to do so many years ago—I've taken one thing and learned to do it very, very well.

Speaking of professors, I received my BA degree from the from University of California, San Diego. I graduated from Western State University law school in 1995, and passed the California State Bar Exam in 1997.

After practicing for some years, I decided to become a California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist. This extra step of specialization wasn't just to add another title to my name, but to ever increase my advantage for my clients. When you come to me, you know that you have come to someone commited to providing the best possible experience for your case.

Affiliations & Memberships:
Orange County, California