Providing Strategy & Peace of Mind Since 1989.

    We are an established family law firm with over 29 years of experience in Southern California family law courts Our firm has been providing strategy & peace of mind to family law clients since 1989!



The many consequences of divorce can be staggering to confront. Meeting with a skilled, experienced lawyer may be an essential step in getting a handle on your rights and priorities.

At the Law Offices of Richard K. Isles, we care and we want to help. Benefit from the counsel of an attorney with over 25 years of experience achieving favorable outcomes through mediation and litigation. Based in Riverside and with two other locations, we serve clients throughout the Inland Empire.

If you have sensitive issues to resolve, we can help you consider all your legal options, opportunities and risks — beginning with whether or not mediation would be an effective way to reach an agreement with your spouse. Our lead attorney has extensive experience successfully settling divorce cases, emphasizing efficiency and fairness while often reducing costs for both parties.

Here are three key decisions that must be handled well in divorce cases.

Should You Litigate Or Mediate?

If your relationship with your soon-to-be ex-spouse is a contentious one, you will likely be facing litigation. In such circumstances, it’s best to protect your interests by getting help from a skilled attorney who will fight for your interests.

In less contentious cases, it may be possible to negotiate or even mediate some or all of the divorce terms. This will make the process go much quicker, but you need to be clear on whether it is right for you.

Which Housing Arrangement Is Best?

If you and your ex own a house together, you will have to decide whether to try to sell it. If one of you keeps it, you will need to decide who that is. And for some couples, even if one of you wants to keep the house, it may be unclear whether it’s possible on only one income.

If you are concerned about the impact of a move on your children, you could explore a “nesting” arrangement. Nesting is when the kids stay put and the parents take turns living in the house with them.

In short, there are many decisions regarding housing that you’ll need to make. And each of them is likely to have a significant impact on you and your family.

What Is The Best Way To Divide Your Assets And Debts?

Asset and debt division may involve complex issues ranging from proper valuation of a family business to emerging from an unfavorable mortgage.

You could also face a situation whether your spouse has significant debts such as student loan debt — that they insist you continue to help with. You will need to decide how to approach this, as part of your overall plan for the terms of the divorce.

Advocating For Your Interests

We will not overcomplicate a straightforward divorce case — but we know most divorces and other family law disputes involve complex issues and emotions. We are prepared to provide both empathy and objectivity in helping you resolve your issues.

We assist people across the economic spectrum, from wage-earners to many high-earning professionals and business owners. The Law Offices of Richard K. Isles wants to help you resolve divorce issues without going to court — it saves you time, money and stress.However, our firm is even more intent upon getting the results you need.

This can require strong, aggressive negotiations with the opposing attorney and, ultimately, an exceptionally prepared and persuasive effort at trial. To put our experience on your side, beginning with a free consultation, please contact our California law firm today.

Divorce and Legal Separation

Divorce and Legal Separation

Since 1989, the Law Offices of Richard K. Isles has served as a well-respected, full-service family law practice providing solutions and aggressive advocacy for men and women.

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Child Custody & Visitation

Child Custody & Visitation

Family law problems involving children can be unsettling for a parent. Our trial lawyers and legal team know how important your children are to you and we will get you the best results.

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CPS & Child Abuse Defense

CPS & Child Abuse Defense

Our family law and criminal defense experience fortifies our ability to analyze the evidence and the agency’s allegations. We aggressively represent parents accused of abuse.

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Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic Violence Cases

Whether you need rapid, effective legal representation to protect yourself and your family, or you are facing allegations of domestic violence contact us for a consultation.

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29+ Years of Experience

Gaining an advantage can make all the difference.

We are aggressive lawyers who take the time to provide a unique strategy that is based on local courtroom experience since 1989. Our substantial experience in local courtrooms throughout Southern California gives you the benefit of our knowledge in the local codes, local rules and tendencies of judges. Our skilled attorneys can assess your case by evaluating certain factors, including the attorney on the opposing side, the courtroom assigned to your case as well as allegations made against you. We leverage that strength to strategically and efficiently obtain results.

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  • Job well done!

    Job well done!

    “When I had the need to search for a Divorce Attorney I did my research. I looked at websites, called over a dozen, and met with four local lawyers. Richard K. Isles was my final choice. My first impression was correct – that he knew the steps to take in my divorce, and he actually listened to my concerns ( which was primarily the need for an amicable settlement). I did not want to disrupt the childrens’ lives beyond reason and needed to make the whole divorce ordeal as smooth as possible. This was exactly what I received. No regrets. Job well done!”

    Lesley Cunningham

  • The Office Saved Me a Lot of Money

    The Office Saved Me a Lot of Money

    “I was impressed by the three Family Law attorneys at this law office. In my opinion, they are all knowledgeable with the law and stay on top of the ever-changing and complex issues surrounding child custody and visitation law. They personally helped me with my custody issues related to my daughter. The office saved me a lot of money, but more importantly came up with a visitation schedule that I could live with, and that will benefit my daughter. Highly recommended.”

    K Smith

  • I have a Good Future to Look Forward to Because of You.

    I have a Good Future to Look Forward to Because of You.

    “Keeps House and 90% Custody. Without Richard K. Isles, this positive future outlook would have taken a much different turn. Thank you Richard K. Isles. From the bottom of my heart. I have a good future to look forward to because of you.”

    Francois Guay

  • Great divorce attorney; knows what they’re doing!

    Great divorce attorney; knows what they’re doing!

    “Very aggressive and knowledgeable. Every single court appearance and hearing was decided in my favor. Office staff was always very helpful and responsive to any issues that I brought up. I would highly recommend this lawyer to anyone!”


  • Incredible Family Law Attorney

    Incredible Family Law Attorney

    “This is the third time I have used Mr. Isles to represent me in my child custody and family law matters. Mr. Isles has done an excellent job every single time. Mr. Isles did an excellent job of belittling opposing counsel; a high priced Orange County family law attorney and successfully got what is really needed in the best interest of my son and my family….”


  • Divorce Final – Freedom Papers in Hand

    Divorce Final – Freedom Papers in Hand

    “I chose Richard Isles after meeting him in person at his office. I can confidently say my case was finalized without any problems or delay. Was quoted the average retainer fee for divorce and custody. Each issue that was important to my future (custody and support payments) was handled and resolved against the ex’s lawyer smoothly and without delay. I actually came out of this with more than I hoped for….”


  • Only The Best

    Only The Best

    “If only the best is what you want, then you want Richard Isles. He is extremely intelligent, knows the law, knows all the right moves, knows the weaknesses of his opponent and yet has no visible weakness of his own…”


  • Absolutely Recommend!

    Absolutely Recommend!

    “I would like to say that the Law Offices of Richard Isles has been a tremendous help during this difficult time. They provided guidance through my entire divorce process. I was always able to get a hold of someone in the office whenever I had questions or concerns…”


  • Outstanding Law Office

    Outstanding Law Office

    “I was going through a separation/divorce and contacted the Law Office of Richard K. Isles. They were nothing but amazing. Very supportive in all matters and going through the court process as we know is very nerve racking but I was taken care of throughout all…”


  • Very Grateful

    Very Grateful

    “I am a young mother of a 2 year old, a student and I work as well, so the best thing for me was to hire an attorney to get the “whole process” of my divorce a bit easier and painless…”


  • Results and Resolution

    Results and Resolution

    “The Attorneys’ and Support staff in the Riverside, CA office work well with all clients. Even if the attorney is at court the support staff is able to assist and answer questions and/or concerns so no phone call is a waste of time…”


Riverside Divorce Lawyer Office

Riverside Office

10367 Hole Avenue
Riverside, CA 92505

(951) 352-8700
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