LAW OFFICE OF                                 SHAWN DICKERSON

Family Law




At The Law Office of Shawn Dickerson, we specialize in the following areas of practice:

·        Family Law (litigation, collaborative and mediation services)

·        Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and 13)

·        Probate, Trust and Estate litigation and administration

·        Conservatorship and Guardianship establishment and litigation


Mr. Dickerson specializes in all aspects of family law litigation including Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody and Visitation, Spousal Support, Move-Aways, Paternity Actions, and Legal Separation. Our office also provides family law services such as Post-Nuptial Agreements, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Co-Habitation Agreements, and Domestic Violence Actions.  Attorney Dickerson has handled difficult divorces involving parental alienation and division of property disputes.  Mediation services and Collaborative Law representation are also provided. 


If you’re considering bankruptcy, you are most likely under a lot of stress and uncertainty.  The bills are piling up, payments are past due, and the daily phone calls from creditors have become overwhelming and harassing. For many, the experience of facing bankruptcy is unlike anything they have encountered before. Mr. Dickerson provides Bankruptcy services in Chapter 7 and 13 matters and will guide you through the process of debt relief.


Everyone should have an estate plan. Even modest estates are better planned through the use of a Will and possibly a Trust. Whatever your situation, your planning should be reviewed periodically to reflect changes in your personal circumstance as well as changes in the law.

Trusts and Wills
A Will is one of the essential legal planning tools. A Will can help ensure that your assets, heirlooms, and personal items are distributed in accordance with your wishes. Alternatively, even people with modest income and assets may benefit from planning with a Trust, such as a Revocable Trust, that can provide for proper distribution without the need for Probate Court involvement.

Durable Power of Attorney
This simple, but very powerful legal document allows you to appoint a person of your choice to help you manage your property and financial affairs if you become incapacitated.

Health Care Powers of Attorney/Living Wills/Advance Directives
If you are unable to make decisions regarding medical or mental health care, a Health Care Power of Attorney gives a person of your choosing the power to make decisions, including life-sustaining treatment, in accordance with your wishes and preferences. If you do not make your preferences clear regarding life-sustaining treatment, then you risk having treatment provided that prolongs your life longer than you wish.

Probate and Estate Administration
Mr. Dickerson and his staff handle Probate and Estate Administration matters with efficiency and sensitivity, whether the deceased individual had a Will or died intestate (without a Will).


Are you concerned about the welfare of a child or adult who cannot manage their own affairs? Sometimes, because of unforeseen circumstances, children lose their parents, or adults are unable to manage their own affairs due to disability, someone needs to step in and help. Mr. Dickerson can help an individual who is seeking to become a Guardian or Conservator. Having a Guardian or Conservator means that many significant rights are taken away from that person. Attorney Dickerson can help advocate on behalf of an individual to protect their rights and ensure that a Conservator or Guardian is necessary, that a Conservator or Guardian only has powers that are truly needed to help the individual, or to prevent abuse by a Guardian or Conservator.

We provide personal attention to your case and focus on goals of resolution.  We believe in common sense solutions and taking bold action when necessary to achieve the best possible results.  We will prepare your case completely and effectively, fighting hard so that your voice is heard in Court. The Law Office of Shawn Dickerson is dedicated to providing zealous representation for you. We are there to guide you through the process, from inception of your case until all issues are concluded. 

To schedule your consultation, please call our office or email us.

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  • Contact: (949)679-7930
  • 1200 Quail Street #170
  • Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Office Hours: 9:00am to 5pm

Your compassion, dedication and courtesy was impressive. I am so grateful for you showing me a light at the end of the tunnel.
— -Family Law Client