Founding Partner Eve Lopez, CFLS

Eve Lopez, CFLS

Eve Lopez is an elite Certified Family Law Specialist, possessing expertise in complex family law matters.  Commanding over two decades’ experience in the legal field, Ms. Lopez set the stage for her career while an undergraduate during which she enriched her coursework through positions at a domestic violence clinic and as a family law paralegal. Following receipt of her Bachelor of Arts in 1994, Ms. Lopez earned her Master of Science in Forensic Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles, later graduating from Southwestern Law School.

Having served as an advocate for children with special needs and being appointed by the Court on dozens of occasions to represent children with special needs, Ms. Lopez has a unique understanding of family law matters involving children with special needs.

Ms. Lopez has built a reputation as a trusted source of advocacy and support for clients facing complex issues of divorce, child custody, visitation, premarital agreements and paternity issues, with a demonstrated history of success in each area.

As a further testament to her expertise, she completed the Parenting Coordination Conference for Mental Health Professionals and Attorneys and is regularly appointed as minor’s counsel.  She serves on the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law section.  She regularly teaches to bar associations on various topics including using technology in the courtroom and representing children in family law matters.

Eve Lopez was named as a Rising Star in every year from 2009 to 2017; and a Top Women Attorney in 2012-2017.

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Areas of Practice
  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law Appeals
Litigation Percentage
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • California, 2007
Education
  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. – 2005
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Law Review: Southwestern University College of Law, Staff Member, Associate Editor, 2002 – 2004
  • California State University of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
    • M.S. – 1998
    • Major: Criminal Justice
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
    • B.A. – 1994
    • Major: Pre-Law
Honors and Awards
  • American Jurisprudence Award, 2001
  • Exceptional Achievement Award, 2003 – 2005
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee
    •     Chair, Minor’s Counsel Subcommittee
    •     Chair, Mentorship Subcommittee
    •     E-filing Subcommittee
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member
  • Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • Mexican American Bar Association, Member
Pro Bono Activities
  • Parent Advocate, 2002 – 2006
  • The Ninety-Nines: International Organization of Women Pilots

If you are involved in a custody case…

At Lopez Law Group we strive to provide our clients with up to date legal information and advice.  Many of our clients ask what the courts look for in making child custody orders.  Many parents are understandably concerned, “when and how often will I see my children?”  Here are some general tips:

– Put your children first.  The Court’s job is to determine what custodial arrangement is in the best interest of the child.  The Court is likely to see you as a good parent if you can explain why the schedule (parenting plan) you propose is in your child’s best interest.

Be the parent best able to share.    The Courts want to see parents working together.  Show the Court that you will promote the relationship between your children and the other parent.  Of course you should explain your concerns to the Court about the other parent, but do not disparage the other parent and do not devalue their parenting.  Always make sure that the other parent has all information about your child’s health, education, extra-curricular activities and the like.

– Consider your communications with the other parent.  Be judicious when writing emails or text messages to the other parent.  Always be courteous and polite.  Assume that everything that you write to the other parent will be read by the Judge.  The Court would like to see that you are able to remain civil with the other parent and to work together for your children’s benefit.

If you are involved in a Divorce or a Paternity case, or wish to discussion your specific family law situation, please feel free to contact us.