Understand Your Case
We take the time to understand your case and your needs to build a strong legal foundation moving forward.
Our experience is your legal advantage.
We evaluate your chance of success and look for advantageous settlement options for you. When it comes to settling, we're the legal team you'd want to have on your side of the table. Just imagine how good it is going to feel to be in the best possible position and have it all over and done with.
Your fearless advocate
If settlement is not an option, we fight to bring you the outcome you desire, litigating firmly to protect what is important to you, and updating you along the way to deliver you the peace of mind you crave. Our aggressive yet strategic approach will show that you are not someone to be taken advantage of.
Meet the Team
Cynthia Weichelt, Esq.
Christina Gutierrez, M.S.
Cynthia is a Senior Attorney with decades of successful experience. She's a leading authority on Divorce and Family Law matters, with particular expertise on amendments to support (RFOs) and contested divorces...
Christina is our excellent Director of Operations, in charge of making sure the firm's business flows smoothly and successfully. She has a wealth of experience in business development and operations, both abroad (UK, Europe) and here in the US. Her graduate education is in Psychology (UCR) and Innovation/Entrepreneurship (Stanford).
Joanne is our Legal Secretary and Intake Specialist and has extensive experience supporting the legal field and helps ensure the office operations run smoothly on a day-to-day basis.
Marian Abboud, B.A.
Marian is our Executive Assistant to the Managing Attorney and Legal Assistant, supporting the firm with billing and family law matters, particularly those relating to child welfare and wellbeing. With a background in Social Work and working with children, she's our go-to legal support for our Minor's Counsel cases...
Remee Alawar, Esq.
Remee is our stellar Associate Attorney. She's a rising star in bankruptcy and family law matters such that she's made a positive impression on staff and clients alike for her unparalleled work in document preparation and legal analysis, research, and trial preparation. A Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a Whittier Law School graduate, Remee has been working in the legal field since 2012. She passed the California State Bar in 2020.
Moises Urquilla, Esq
Moises is our excellent Case Manager responsible for making sure our cases flow smoothly down the pipeline. He has extensive experience with law, and a background in intellectual property management. Within his role, he has a designated caseload to assist senior attorneys in handling and passed the California State Bar in 2020.
Desiree Meguerditchian, Esq - Managing Attorney
You will always receive an honest evaluation of your case. We'll evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities, and give you a clear picture of your options.
Integrity is in our DNA
We get it, there are lawyers out there that will look for any opportunity to charge you. Not us! We care more about billing fairly and being good value for money, only charging what is necessary to help you achieve the highest chance of success for the lowest possible cost to you.
We Get Results
We know the law like it is our first language, and we know the courts like they are our second home. We plan our strategy carefully then execute it flawlessly. What this means for you is that we won't waste your time and money - what we will do is get you the best possible results.
Don't take our word for it - our work speaks for itself
What our clients say
— Melissa C., Pasadena, CA
"I'm a very picky person and after going through a slew of consultations I knew with in 5 minutes that I was in the right place. They helped me with a custody case and were there with me every step of the way. It's hard to put a price on peace of mind, but Foothill Law Group is so worth it. They are smart, fierce and well prepared. Thank you so much!!"
What our clients say
— Dr. Penelope C., Hollywood, CA
"LIFESAVERS. That's exactly what they are...I can't think of a better way to describe Desiree and her entire legal and administrative team. Not only was the support staff who answered the phone (Nancy) so refreshingly patient, knowledgable, and understanding of exactly what I needed, but the attorney assigned to my case, Desiree, was a breath of fresh air and made me feel like everything I needed to get done was possible. She made it happen. Her team made it happen. And now for the first time in days, I can actually sleep. I deserve sleep and so do you..."
Desiree Meguerditchian, Esq.
Desiree is our Managing Attorney and the tour de force of the firm. She's a highly-sought after renowned expert in Divorce & Family Law, particularly in matters relating to children. She is widely recognized in the Los Angeles County court system for her noble work as a California-state certified Minor's Counsel, where she represents the needs of children during parental disputes...