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480 N. Indian Hill Blvd, Suite 1A Claremont, CA. 91711



Christine D. Thielo

Christine D. Thielo is an experienced and skilled Divorce Attorney who will guide you efficiently and competently through your divorce. She will work aggressively to protect your rights and will represent you fully in every aspect of your case.


Claremont, La Verne, Glendora, San Dimas, Upland, Chino Hills, Rancho Cucamonga and the surrounding areas


Hiring a highly experienced divorce attorney can make the process of divorce a little less stressful knowing that you have a professional working with you who knows the ins and outs of California divorce law. Divorce can be an emotionally draining process for all the parties involved including the children.

Divorce Attorney Christine D. Thielo brings a strong work ethic and approaches each case with a hand's on attitude. She is easy to talk to and she is always prepared to answer your questions. Having an attorney you feel comfortable with is important. We take our responsibility as your advocate seriously and Attorney Christine D. Thielo will ensure that your rights are protected in every aspect of your case.

When you retain our office Attorney Thielo will meet with you, she will personally return your phone calls and she will be sitting next to you in the courtroom for every appearance. You can be assured she will know your case inside and out every step of the way. Our office limits the number of cases we take on to allow Attorney Thielo to give each of her clients the benefit of her full attention.

Attorney Christine D. Thielo is a familiar face in San Bernardino and Los Angeles County courtrooms. She is well known for her skills in court and always being prepared every time she steps into the courtroom. She is tenacious and at all times is prepared in every aspect of your case.

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Attorney Christine D. Thielo was editor in chief of the Journal of Juvenile Law, University of La Verne College of Law, Law Review 2001- 2002. She takes a special interest in all cases involving children.

Consult Appointments:

If you are seeking to retain an attorney to handle your legal matter our office offers you a free initial 30 minute consult to meet Attorney Thielo, discuss the court process and to receive information regarding our initial retainer.
If you are seeking legal advice, 30 minute and 60 minute paid appointments with Attorney Thielo are available at a reasonable rate subject to her schedule and availability. Please call our office for more information (909) 624-0733.

Contested Divorce Cases in California

A divorce case begins with a Petition for a Dissolution of Marriage which is filed with the Superior Court. One of the spouses will file the Petition and the other spouse will become the Respondent. In a contested divorce, the parties involved are not able to agree on all of the divorce-related issues, such as child custody, child support, spousal support, property and debt division, payment of attorney fees and court costs. These issues will then have to be resolved through the courts. Furthermore, if there has been a domestic violence situation in the marriage, this issue will impact the divorce in such matters as child custody and visitation.

Marital Property Division

In any divorce, you and your spouse will have to come to an agreement about the division of marital property and debts. If you do not agree on the details of this issue, it will be determined by the courts. California is a community property state, which means that the assets and property will be divided in as equal and fair a manner as possible.

Division of Assets and Debts in a Divorce

Several steps will be required in order to resolve this issue in a contested divorce. First of all, all of your property and assets will have to be distinguished as to whether they are marital or separate property. After this, the property will need to be appraised or valued. Then the courts can divide the marital property and assets as evenly as possible, taking into consideration all of the pertinent facts concerning the property and the case involved.

During any contested divorce trial which can take 6 months or more to resolve, you may need to obtain certain orders from the court, such as those for child support, spousal support, property possession, restraining orders, or move-out orders. Attorney Thielo will ensure that you are well represented in court and be your best advocate when these temporary orders are being made.

Attorney Thielo will work vigorously to help you settle any disagreements you may have with the opposing party concerning divorce related issues. If these issues cannot be settled outside of court, she will actively and aggressively represent you and your interests in the courtroom.

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