Michael J. Monarch

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As a managing partner of Castle & Monarch, Michael has 31 years of family law experience. Michael specializes 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. He is also an experienced mediator with great success in settling even the most complicated cases.

Notably, Michael has created new law in the area of Family Law by affirmation of his trial results by the California Appellate Court, Fourth District. His professional memberships include the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.

Michael is “AV-rated” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible for attorneys. This rating is based upon an extensive survey of attorneys in the field and a survey of the actual judges who observe the trial skills of the attorneys first hand. He also has a “Superb” rating on AVVO, an online service that connects consumers with attorneys and encourages consumers to rate and review their lawyers.


  • J.D.

    Western State University
    - 1990

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Certified Specialist in Family Law, 2012-Present
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015-Present

Counties Served

  • Los Angeles, San Bernardino, & Orange Counties
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  • Castle & Monarch

    Aliso Viejo, CA