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A family law attorney is not just a legal representation, he is a friend, a counselor, and a trustable secret keeper of the family.
At Law Office of David S. Chesley, we believe in all these qualities of a family lawyer, and we have a dedicated team of attorneys that help the clients that come up to us with family law issues. Our first and foremost concern about family law cases is to help our client stuck in troubled situations. Therefore, we always look for the best solutions that often involve out of court settlements and resolving the case before trial. Our client’s peace of mind is what matters the most, and we fight tirelessly to achieve it. Family law cases are sensitive matters involving emotional and sometimes physical trauma, and we understand the challenges that our clients face during these.
In California, the family law addresses a diverse range of cases involving family matters, spousal relationships, children custody, adoption, spousal support, alien spouse immigration, and matters of domestic abuse. As the team of the lawyer working in this domain, we know that the case outcomes deeply influence your life and future. It can be a make or break kind of situation in some cases. We utilize our knowledge of law, courteous customer relationship and robust courtroom skills to fight for our client in the court. Whether it is a case of contested divorce or out of state/ country adoption, our firm has a solid reputation in handling complicated cases to the best outcomes.
When a client walks up to us or calls us with a problem relating to family issues, we set up a meeting with the client to get details about the cases.
Step 1: Collect all the relevant details of the case from the client.
Step 2: Conduct an independent investigation about the case and collaborate with the client to identify and collect evidence.
Step 3: Conduct witness interviews and find witness support. Also, attend depositions of the opponent’s witnesses to question them and get information.
Step 4: Prepare arguments for the cases by referring to laws and precedents and supporting claims with witness and evidence.
Step 5: Negotiate with another party to come to agreeable terms.
Step 6: Represent the client in the court if the case goes to trial.
We cover almost all areas of family law and provide our legal advice and counseling to our clients.
Marriages: Common law marriages, domestic partnerships, divorce, property division, annulments, alien spouse.
Child Related Cases: Custody, Visitation, Adoption, Giving for Adoption, Child Support, Spousal Support.
Spousal Abuse: Domestic violence, infidelity, spousal rape
Every case of family law is different from other as it involves several different circumstances. Thus, we provide tailor-made services in which each of our clients gets individual attention and consistent communication. Our lawyers are available on call and provide consultation through the phone as well as face to face meetings. Our ethics do not allow us to rip off our customers during the tough times and this is why we believe in affordable consultation fee. We want to protect the valuable resources including your time, money and family.
Multiple defendants each facing 7 years charged with smuggling prescription drugs into California from Mexico our client was the only defendant who received NO JAIL TIME!
Client facing 5 years for possession of deadly weapon we negotiated a plea for NO JAIL TIME!
Client facing 3 life terms for multiple felony counts of Child Molestation and Sodomy with child we proved the charges were fabricated by victims mother DISMISSAL of all charges at preliminary hearing!
Strike case: Client charged with possession of methamphetamine facing 25 years we filed a Romero Motion which was granted case REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR!
Client’s estranged girlfriend alleged Client broke into her room and choked her facing 14 years in State Prison we won at trial JURY ACQUITTAL.
Police allegedly discovered 3 bags of marijuana in client’s glove box faced 6 years we filed a 1538.5 motion to suppress resulting in DISMISSAL of all charges!
Client allegedly sold rock cocaine to undercover officer faced 10 years following our argument client received NO JAIL TIME!
Client facing 15 years for Armed Robbery we proved misidentification Judge DISMISSED the case!
Rodrigo L. San Fernando, CA (Sherman Oaks Yelp Review)
I am truly pleased with my experience with the Law Offices Of David S Chesley. They answered all my questions and provided me with great advice and legal services. My case resolved quickly. Thank you!
Ricardo Esteves Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Google Places Review)
I left court yesterday with my last case being wrapped up. Two court appearances and that’s it. He represented me in a couple of different cases and was impressive to say the least. Always a phone call or text message away. Confident and aggressive when he needed to be. Calming and thorough when meeting with me. Attorney Chesley did exactly what he said he would and I got the results I needed. He seemed to know all the right people at the Temple Street courthouse. You can always get in contact with him quickly and he is a great lawyer. I highly recommend his legal services.
Erica Geller Ontario, CA (Ontario Facebook review)
My brother was given a very caring attorney that was assigned to his case and we had very helpful case managers throughout the process. I strongly recommend David Chesley to anyone who is in trouble. I called in to get help on my brothers case and right away I liked their service. My brothers charges were eventually dismissed after the attorney got him into a program, now he could go on without the trouble of having anything on his record
Elizabeth F. San Diego, CA (San Diego Google Places Review)
I retained Mr. Chesley and his firm and from the beginning they were extremely professional both in communicating the status of my case to me, explaining the situation as a whole, and just downright taking care of business. It was money well spent for a job well done. Thanks again to David and Melissa others that worked on my case. I recommend this firm to anyone in need of legal representation. Don’t just accept things the courts force on you, call this firm and protect yourself.
Leon Hanley Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Avvo review)
I contacted Mr. Chesley and his firm because some unfortunate events had left me in a jam. Detectives were demanding I testify or be prosecuted for a crime I didn’t commit. (I wasn’t involved or even at the scene of the alleged crime when it supposedly took place.) Mr. Chesley explained to me that he had been through similar situations with his clients before and understood exactly what was going on. His response to what took place was nothing short of amazing. No matter how small my concern, Mr. Chesley addressed it in a timely manner. He advocated for what is right and empathized with me in dealing with the Court system. After meeting with the supervising D.A. and providing alibi evidence he was able to get me out the situation. I’m very grateful to have found him.
Britanny Givens Newport Beach, CA (Newport Beach Google Places)
I hired David Chesley for my criminal defense in 2012. he was recommended to us for is success results and his low fees. David is very smart and his professional legal advice was honest & much appreciated during these stressful time. David’s knowledge, advice, and communication about what we were to expect was reassuring and beneficial to me. He charged me a reasonable flat rate and didn’t charge me any surprise fees. In my case David Chesley was able to negotiate with the prosecution attorney for the best result I could hope for. He had success at getting my criminal charges dismissed with the judges approval. You will not be disappointed if you hire The Law Offices of David S. Chesley.
Andrew A. North Hollywood, CA (Better Business Bureau review)
David is very professional, yet very casual. Although it is typically not easy to speak straight up with an attorney, he is very easy to talk to. He replied to my questions quickly and was available all hours. Not only did he get my case resolved with a dismissal, he went above and beyond and got me an expungement without me even requesting it. He never beats around the bush and tells you like it is. At the same time is willing to work overtime to get the results you request. I would use David’s services again in the future.
very satisfied being a client with the Law Offices of David Chesley.. Negin represented both my husband and I and got both our cases dis issued… Negin was on top of our cases she really cares and did everything she said she would do!!! thanks a lot Negin
I don’t write many reviews, however this time I had to share my admiration and appreciation for this firm. Attorney Negin Akhavan is definitely a person you want representing you in any criminal legal battle. She is the clear definition of the frace “is not what you know, but who you know ” she is not only knowledgeable, she also has the relationships with the right people. I couldn’t be happier with the results she was able to provide.
Thank you Negin.
An old felony charge came up, so I hired David and his team in June, and he got me a release on my own cognition on a felony charge in July which has never happened to me, and got it dismissed in October. He was responsive when I called and always kept me updated. Got my case dismissed, was easy to work and handled everything for me. He did an excellent job. I highly recommend David Chesley for any criminal defense.
They really helped me out in a timely manner. I had a drug charge from 16 years ago and they dealt with it quickly. I can’t recommend them enough. If you have a criminal charges check them out they are awesome.