Family Law + Estates
We empower you to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your legacy.
We've helped hundreds of clients through life's most difficult moments with expertise, integrity, and compassion. You can hire an experienced attorney to help you and your family.
Virtual Services Available
DIVORCE: Mediation is one of the most affordable and peaceful methods of negotiating a divorce settlement. With our help as a neutral mediator, you and your spouse discuss and resolve the issues in your divorce in a confidential setting. There is no need to go to court.
CHILD CUSTODY: When children are involved, it is best to minimize the stress and hostility that often comes with the court process. With mediation, parents can work together on a schedule and arrangement that works best for everyone.
We can help you protect your lifestyle, loved ones & legacy.
Estate Planning is a tool to help you protect your family from unexpected and sudden events that affect your assets and loved ones.
Our personalized plans may include:
Child Guardianship Designations,
Powers of Attorney,
Healthcare Directives; and
We can help when you just want someone to answer your questions and offer advice. We've seen it all and can help you navigate the pitfalls. In the last 20 years, we've gained experience handling every type of family law case, from high-net-worth, complex divorces to low-income, simple cases. This unique and broad experience allows us to counsel you on matters such as divorce, paternity matters, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and restraining orders.
We offer 30 and 60-minute consultations, depending on the level of consulting you need.
Our unique and broad experience with legal issues surrounding DEATH and DIVORCE allows us to counsel you as you make the life-changing decision of getting married.
We'll empower you with the knowledge to make intentional decisions before you get married. You'll learn how to protect your legacy and family, and practical tips to give you the confidence to have important conversations with your future spouse.
Make sure to add this to your wedding planning to-do list!
We can help you fulfill your obligations when you are named a Successor Trustee in a loved one's Trust. Whether you are the surviving spouse or a trusted friend, you must meet legal duties and deadlines to administer a trust properly.
Let us help you navigate the process with step-by-step guidance and support. Consultations are free and our fees are set according to the size of the estate.
Probate is sometimes unavoidable. After a loved one passes away, we can advise you whether you will need to open formal probate with the court or if there are other more simple ways to administer the estate. With formal administration, the consultation is free and by law, our legal fees are paid from the estate at the end of the process.
If you do need to open a probate case, we can assist you with navigating the court process so you can focus on the ones you love.
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MEET THE ATTORNEY
GENOVEVA MEZA TALBOTT
ATTORNEY AT LAW
"Your family matters and you deserve experienced legal representation. I spent almost two decades fighting for my clients in court. I have seen firsthand the expense and stress of litigation. I want to help you use all the tools available to keep you and your family out of court."
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Genoveva has been a practicing attorney in Southern California since 2003. In 2018, she founded Meza Talbott Law, a family law and estates firm. Before opening Meza Talbott Law, she was a founding partner of Talbott + Kim, LLP, a successful firm that served southern California for eight years. She is also the founder of www.TheLawUnbundled.com, an online platform for delivery of unbundled family law legal services.
She began her legal career working with primarily low-income clients and then spent years working for a well-respected Southern California law firm known for representing celebrities and high-net-worth individuals in family law matters.
Genoveva has spoken on matters relating to family law and estate planning, as well as diversity in the legal profession. She volunteers her time to pro bono legal clinics, such as LA Library's Lawyers in the Library and South Bay Children's Center, as well as other nonprofit organizations whose mission is to support underrepresented individuals in legal and non-legal matters.
Currently, she serves on the Board of Shoes That Fit, a California nonprofit organization that has been recognized nationwide for its efforts in helping children receive new athletic shoes. She also serves on the Boards of Orange County Conservations Corps and is an appointed member of the Fullerton College Paralegal Studies Advisory Board.
Genoveva maintains membership and involvement in multiple legal organizations such as the Orange County Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Latina Lawyers Bar Association, and in 2011 served as President of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association after having served on its Executive Board for seven years.
Genoveva received her J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, earning a full-tuition scholarship for all three years of study, and her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she majored in Political Science and minored in French. She is admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Court, Central District of California. She is a native Spanish speaker and speaks conversational French.
Genoveva lives in Claremont with her husband and two children.