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Neeta Patel

Neeta Patel

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Neeta Patel is of counsel to Nader, Naraghi & Woodcock and is in her tenth year of practice as a California licensed attorney. With her primary focus being family law, she has extensive experience with issues of child custody, visitation, domestic violence restraining orders, child support, spousal support, and property division issues.

Neeta provides in depth research, strategy and review for a broad range of cases, from the first filings through trial. She works closely with the firm and the clients to assess the facts and advise parties on all phases of casework from resolving initial issues of support, domestic violence restraining orders, and emergency orders, to long term resolution of issues, including property, spousal support and custody. Neeta specializes in preparing a varying range of family issues for hearing, trial and settlement, by employing the use of experts, proper legal methods and research. As a result, Neeta has worked with many different experts on a wide range of issues.

She has worked with forensic accountants, financial advisers and tax specialists to investigate and uncover financial issues, including the high income earning ability of parties and concealed assets. She has helped review financial documents, and other relevant material to accurately evaluate income available for purposes of support and attorney's fees. Neeta has worked with medical professionals and experts to determine and defend a party's ability to be gainfully employed and secure employment, as it relates to spousal support. In addition, she has worked with psychologists, child custody evaluators and minor's counsels to ensure the best possible custody and visitation order that is in the best interest of the children and to demonstrate issues of abuse, alienation and abandonment.

Licensing & Admissions

State Bar of California

Memberships & Associations

Orange County Bar Association
South Asian Bar Association of Southern California
American Bar Association

“I have had an excellent experience with Bill Woodcock and his supporting staff while they represented me in a family law matter. Their billing and fee structure is reasonable and never did I get the sense that anyone was trying to over-bill me or that they were creating unnecessary work just for the sake of additional fees. Bill is extremely well versed in the Family Code and also relevant case law. More importantly, when it is appropriate, he is very much willing to help find solutions with the other side (much cheaper to find the middle ground where possible) as opposed to fighting over every little thing (extremely expensive). That said, when push comes to shove, Bill can be very aggressive and was always able to represent my position to the fullest extent possible because of his knowledge, experience, and preparation. Bill's supporting staff is also very attentive and detail-oriented. Before this I had no experience with the family court system or family law and it was very comforting to have Bill and Elvira (his paralegal / office manager) be able to explain things clearly in terms that I could understand (not just a bunch of legal mumbo jumbo). I highly recommend this firm for representation.”

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