No doubt, you will find an experienced family law attorney at Family Law Matters, but we aim for more: to protect your legal rights using Christian principles. My name is Gina M. Famularo and I am tough because I care and want to be the best family law attorney in Temecula, CA. Since 1997, I have helped over 5,000 people just like you. I’ve also been in your shoes and survived.
You were created to be special and unique, and so is your situation. Every story is different, and that’s why we listen. Your world may be falling apart-we ask about your pain. You’re having a difficult time-we ask you about your problems. The future is scary to you now-we ask about your fears.
Then, we discuss your wants and provide you with honest answers. We explain your options, and, together, we develop a plan. Working hand-in-hand, we help you plan for a better future. We offer the peace of mind that comes with having honest information and choices.
Our focus is to help you begin moving forward. We encourage each client to negotiate a fair settlement, but sometimes that is not possible. Our firm leverages our extensive legal expertise to your benefit in the event that conflict is unavoidable. We promise to represent you to the best of our ability. We understand you do not want to be taken advantage of, especially by your attorney. Integrity matters. We work for you. We never forget it. Your family matters. It is broken at the moment, but we will help you put the pieces back together. That’s why family law matters.
As a young woman, Gina experienced the pain and uncertainty of a protracted custody battle over her first child. It was this experience that caused her to become a lawyer. Her daughter is now happily married and attending medical school. Gina married her second husband in 1992. They have a teenaged son together, who still lives at home.
Gina was licensed to practice law in the state of California in 1997. Since then, she has amassed vast legal knowledge and courtroom experience. Her practice has always been limited exclusively to family law. Over the years, she has learned to listen. She understands that every client who walks through her door is unique, but each one is in need of kindness, understanding and direction. Over the years, Gina has helped thousands of people just like you.
Gina is a child of God first, a wife, a mother, and an attorney- in that order. Her faith caused her to struggle with her profession, but after a conversation with her priest, she realized that it was her duty to be a beacon of light to those in pain. Since then, she has tried to guide each client through the darkness with her gentle skill. Gina takes the time to get to know her clients on a personal level. She listens to their problems and is passionate about helping them. Her expertise allows her to see things from a unique perspective. This makes her an excellent problem solver.
Gina is a “straight shooter.” She will always tell you the truth, even if it is not what you want to hear. She is trustworthy, agressive when necessary, but she is also compassionate. This is why Gina consistently receives the highest satisfaction ratings from her clients. She is rated as a “Superb Attorney” by AVVO, a “Top 10” attorney by Martindale Hubbell, and has a perfect five stars from Attorney Reach. Gina is also recognized as the top 1% of lawyers in the nation, winning the “Distinguished Counsel” Award by NADC two years in a row. She has been featured in Inland Empire Magazine as a top attorney in the area. Gina is a member of the local bar association, as well as a member of the Inns of Court.
Beshoy F. Shehata is the managing partner. He goes by “B.” B graduated from California Western School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in 2017. B is passionate about his career choice and loves helping his clients.
B was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. He migrated to the United States with his family in 2000. He has six siblings. He always wanted to become an attorney to help those going through tough times. He understands how difficult it is to go through a divorce or a custody battle. He understands the stress and uncertainty that accompanies this unfortunate situation. B comes from a strong religious background. He is a Coptic Orthodox Christian. He has strong ties with his family.
His mission is to help our clients through this difficult time. He enjoys counseling clients and guiding them through this complex legal system.
Beshoy F. Shehata
B has three dogs, two blue-nose brindle Pitbulls and a German Shepherd. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family, walking his dogs, and working out. His favorite foods are steak, pizza, and ice-cream.
At Family Law Matters, B believes that family matters. He strives to create an environment that fosters high work ethics, productivity, and compassion. His employees and colleagues are his second family.
Scottie Leming is one of our senior attorneys. She graduated from Western State University College of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1995. Scottie is an extremely experienced family law attorney and represented victims of domestic violence for twelve years before joining our firm.
Since 1995, Scottie has helped thousands of clients with great success. She understands the legal issues and uncertainties surrounding divorce, child custody and support are personal issues. She knows how to provide emotional support and clearly communicate with her clients. Scottie is well known and greatly respected within our legal community. She is passionate about her profession and that enthusiasm is obvious to her clients.
Scottie is married with three children, three very adorable grandchildren and two dogs. Scottie is very down to earth, with her favorite meal being hamburgers and french fries. In her spare time, she loves to read, travel, go to the movies and spend time with family.
Scottie loves working at Family Law Matters because we are one big family, working together to help our clients. She believes that she truly makes a difference in our clients’ lives. She knows that having a lawyer in your corner who understands how the process works can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
Areas of Practice
You have been betrayed-the person you married is not who you thought he or she was. Sadly, you didn’t figure it out until after the wedding.
The cost of hiring an attorney is very expensive. Will the other side have to help you with your fees? Will you get stuck having to pay the other side’s fees? It depends.
You have been devoted to your children since the moment they were born. You’ve been there for every important milestone in their lives: their first birthday, their first lost tooth, their first day of school.
You have children and you both work, but you barely earn enough to make ends meet. You know finances will be even more difficult after the split.
Division of Property
The marriage has ended and you feel defeated; like a failure. To add insult to injury, you have to divide your house and belongings. Who gets what?
The things that you value the most are now on the line including your children, your home, your money–and your future.
Many misconceive domestic violence as physical violence but it’s actually any kind of force or fear to control another person.
A guardianship is an action filed in probate court that gives an adult control of a child under the age of eighteen years old. There are two types of guardianships: over the person and over the estate.
You know you cannot live together any more. You and your spouse cannot even be in the same room, but you are not ready to give up just yet. Maybe a trial separation is the answer.
You have already been to court. You have a judgment, but the orders are not working. Whenever you need to go back to court to change an order, it is called a modification.
You never got married, but you had a baby. That child is the most important thing to you. All of the sudden, you can no longer visit with your own child! How can you keep your children out of the middle?
You’ve supported your spouse throughout your marriage and now you face the possibility that your financial future will be ruined. Spousal support depends on many different factors.
You have a precious child from another relationship. Mom or Dad has been out of your child’s life for years and your spouse loves your child as if they were his or her own. How do you make it official?
An uncontested divorce is when the parties agree to the terms of the judgment before the paperwork is filed. The advantage is that the parties can avoid litigation; which costs substantially less.