Certified Family Law Specialist Attorney

Qualified Legal Separation Attorney Located in Orange County

Legal Separation in Orange County

Barb McNamara is a family law attorney in Huntington Beach that helps clients with legal separations

California state info for legal separation

With the divorce rate in our country being over 50%, it’s not uncommon for married couples to realize that they are no longer a “good fit” together, or perhaps they never were. There are many reasons that married couples may no longer wish to be together – however, that does not always mean that the logical choice is to get divorced.

Keeping the marriage legally intact may be the best option for many couples, especially when religious beliefs prohibit divorce, or you simply wish to divide property and finances without actually becoming single again.

attorney for legal separation in Orange CountyLegal separation allows you to settle many matters like a divorce would, such as:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Child visitation
  • Property division
  • Spousal support


If you’ve made the decision that you and your spouse are no longer serving each other’s best interests and it’s time for you to separate, you need to discuss your options with a qualified lawyer. As a certified family law specialist, I have the skills necessary to counsel you on what your best options are and how you should proceed – with either a divorce or a legal separation. I will fully review your case and provide you with the support and legal advice you need to know where you stand now and where you’re going in the future.

If you believe legal separation may be the right choice for you and your family, call me today for a consultation:  (714) 740-2542


Helped me through a difficult time and made my interactions with the legal system as pleasant as possible through my very tedious divorce...
Helped me through a difficult time and made my interactions with the legal system as pleasant as possible through my very tedious divorce...
My name is Cheryl Stack and I work for Chapman University in Orange, California. I have been employed with Chapman for twenty three years. Attorney Barbara McNamara was referred to me by the law offices of Aitkin, Aitkin and Cohn in September 2011. I was the victim of a harassment/stalking situation for over one year and was seeking legal assistance to get the female perpetrator to stop. At the time of my first meeting with Barbara, I had filed two police reports with the City of Orange Police department. I had also met with another attorney prior to meeting Barbara. After our first initial......
Barbara McNamara was recommended to me by a co-worker who had seen her in action while waiting for his case to be heard. My friend did not have representation at the time and was fine with that–until he saw Barbara. He said she was a TIGER in the courtroom! I took his advice and retained Barbara as my attorney. Barbara had her game face on when I met her and it was awesome! She had an intensity when listening to me talk, I knew she was totally engaged with what I had to say. Barbara laid it on the line and gave her candid opinion, which I appreciated and still appreciate. We.....
I would recommend Ms. McNamara because I believe she’s an attorney who is there for the child’s best interest. Plus, when it came to returning phone calls they were in 24 hours or less and great at replying to emails. Thank you for your help and patience throughout my trial. Thank you, Barbara! –A. Esparza
Ms. McNamara was incredibly helpful and professional in working on my case. I worked with another attorney on my case, however he did not perform as expected. I then hired Ms McNamara and she was courteous and forthright, and helped me in every aspect of my case. Ms. McNamara helped me through a difficult time and made my interactions with the legal system as pleasant as possible through my very tedious divorce. Ms. McNamara was prompt in returning phone calls and communicated with me through every step of the way. I highly recommend her services to all my family and.....
I would definitely recommend Barbara to anyone considering going through the divorce process. I’ve been more than pleased with Barbara’s organization and knowledge of family law. She was very professional, and yet approachable, easy to talk with, and sincere. As family law counsel, I found her tenacious and addressing all of my needs to settle my divorce in a timely and fair manner. My entire divorce went smoothly thanks to Atty. Barbara McNamara’s legal expertise, guidance and support. It was comforting to know someone who I could fully trust. I sincerely appreciate everything.....
My former wife and I received expert professional legal guidance and counseling throughout our divorce process. Ms. McNamara is very familiar with family law and knew the judges and judicial process very well, which made the entire process painless and efficient. –name confidential