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!



Counsel from a Riverside Divorce Lawyer

We can help you to understand the basic divorce process. Keep in mind that each divorce is unique in its own way. For instance, your friends’ divorce may have been simple with no children, no property and no debts to divide. You may have children, retirement funds and property to divide, thus the need for experienced California legal representation is required. At the Law Offices of Richard K. Isles, we carry 26 years of California Family Law experience in the Riverside and San Bernardino courts. Our paralegals are not just self-trained, but they are Certified Paralegals from a Certified Paralegal schools, as well as ongoing Law School Education.

How do I file for a Divorce?

As soon as you have decided to pursue a divorce, you should hire a divorce lawyer. This will begin the process where you can obtain temporary custody and visitation arrangements; a restraining order so your spouse won’t contact you; child support and spousal support if any of these issues apply to your divorce.

What is a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage?

Initially the attorney will file a Petition to the court for a dissolution of marriage. A summons is then served upon the other party which states they want a divorce and what they are seeking in terms of property, child custody, and support. The party being served must answer the Summons, and if they wish, they will respond. California does not require fault as a prerequisite. In other words, you are not required to justify filing for a divorce by accusing your spouse of wrongdoing.

What is the Discovery Process?

Once you have retained a qualified Riverside divorce lawyer, you will need to begin gathering vital information for your divorce attorney. Information such as names and ages of children, date of marriage, date of separation, and social security numbers are necessary in the divorce process. Financial information such as paycheck information, income tax returns from the past several years, recent pay slips and loan documents as well as credit card information will be essential. This information will be used in the discovery process. You will need to provide the attorney with as much financial information as you can. From the value of personal items, to stocks and pensions. Everything matters.

Must I go to Court?

If you and your spouse have not resolved the issues in your divorce, then your case is considered contested. Family Law Attorney Richard K. Isles has a proven reputation in the local Family Law courts as an aggressive yet respected litigator. If you decide to negotiate the issues at hand, then attorney Isles can assist. We see more and more couples who divorce preferring to utilize Mr. Isles’ negotiation skills in a direct approach to settling their divorce outside of court litigation. If you find this to be the direction you are looking to pursue, call our law office at (951) 643-3829.

How long does a California Divorce take?

In California Family Law there is a waiting period between the divorce petition and the final decree. It is six months. Even if your process is very quick, the waiting period must elapse prior to the judge granting a divorce.

What is a Divorce Judgment?

After all the issues have been decided either in court or outside of court between you or your spouse, a judgment is prepared by one of our Senior Family Law Paralegals. The signed documents are delivered for filing with the court clerk and submitted to the Judge for signature and stamps. A Divorce Decree is the document which shows you are legally divorced – some call them freedom papers, and of course, you are allowed to remarry if you choose.

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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