Monarch Family Law is a premier family law firm in Orange County. Founded by David R. Monarch and with over 15 years experience, you can be sure that we will handle your case professionally and with sensitivity.

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David Monarch was admitted to the California State Bar in 2006. Shortly after, he joined the team of Castle & Monarch Family Law. David was deemed Certified Family Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization in 2012. David is a member of the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.

In 2021, David began his own law practice, Monarch Family Law, APC.

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Samantha Katinos

Associate Attorney

Samantha Katinos earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Journalism from the University of Oregon. She later earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California where she focused her studies on families and children. During her studies, Samantha had the opportunity to work with children and families in brief therapy.

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Dale a. castle

Of Counsel

Dale Castle has been practicing law for over 40 years. Dale was admitted to the bar in 1973 and co-founded Millard & Castle in 1981, which later became Castle & Monarch Family Law in 2003. Dale is recognized as a Certified Family Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a member of The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and former president of the Orange County Bar Association- Family Law Section. 

Hilliary Kish

Office Manager, Senior Legal Assistant

Hilliary graduated in 2012 with an A.S. in Social and Behavioral Studies. She then earned her B.A. in History/Law and Society from the University of California, Riverside in 2014. Later that same year she joined the team of Castle & Monarch Family Law where she worked until David began his own law practice, Monarch Family Law, in 2021. Hilliary has 10 years of experience dedicated to family law.

Sarah Heidari-scheerer

Legal Assistant

Sarah is in the process of studying to pass the California Bar Exam. She has a Juris Doctor degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. During law school, she volunteered at Orange County Rescue Mission Legal Clinic, where she was exposed to a variety of family law issues first-hand and developed a passion for family law.

Princess Hasan

Receptionist, Administrative Assistant

Princess has an Associate of Arts Degree from Irvine Valley College and graduated from University of California, Irvine in 2022 with her B.A. in Criminology, Law and Society. She is in the process of studying for her Juris Doctor Degree and plans to practice family law in the future.

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When it comes to your family’s future, don’t settle for less. David and his team are prepared to provide the best solutions for you and your family.

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Awards & Recognition

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David received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating possible and which rating is based upon an extensive survey of attorneys in the field, but more importantly a survey of the actual Judges who make the decisions and observe the trial skills of the attorneys first hand. David has been listed as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers every year since 2014 and was recognized as a Top Young Lawyer for 2014 by Los Angeles Magazine and Orange Coast Magazine. No more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars. On AVVO, David is rated Superb (10 out of 10) and was awarded Client’s Choice Award for 2012, 2014 and 2020.

Working with Monarch Family Law

David R. Monarch and our team at Monarch Family Law specialize in all aspects of family law including divorce, property division, business evaluation, paternity matters, child support, spousal support, contempts, domestic violence, child custody, visitation, and modification of support and custody/visitation orders. Clients range from common divorce with modest estates to many of the county’s elite, including professional athletes, celebrities, and those with multimillion dollar estates.

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When it comes to your future, do not settle for less. Monarch Family Law is prepared to provide the best solutions for you and your family.

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