About Our Firm
Our Firm Philosophy
We work and live by these values.
We value your time, money and quality of life.
We advise you based on your rights, your priorities and your best options, not what will result in more billable hours for us.
We value trust and communication.
Our approach to family law is grounded in compassion, communication and common sense. We are your partner and are committed to transparency and honesty every step of the way.
We value making an impact on your life.
Whether you are starting or ending your marriage, it’s important to stay focused on your goals and your partner’s goals to reach an agreement that accommodates your family as effectively and efficiently as possible. Our guidance provides strategy and impact, rather than mere reaction.
We exist to support healthy families and communities.
We are passionate about helping couples take ownership over their marriages, and providing the tools and insights that provide a functional framework.
We exist to provide accessible senior level law representation that is mindful of the costs and benefits associated with your family matters.
We don’t think you should be taking money out of your kid’s college fund to pay your attorney and we don’t believe in litigation as an initial strategy. We’re here to get you what you need, with the least amount of collateral damage.
We exist to educate and empower people on the financial and legal implications of entering or dissolving a marriage.
Ignoring the law doesn’t make it go away. Our business is to dispel myths, provide tools and inform choices.
What clients are saying about us.
“Raymond provided me with indispensable counsel during my divorce. I'm also an attorney so I have worked with a lot of them, so I can say with some expertise that Raymond is an excellent attorney. He is bright, diligent, creative, empathetic, and, above all, calm in situations that can be very dramatic and emotional. I am very grateful to have had his assistance and recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice regarding family law issues.”
— Adam B.
“Raymond is everything I could ask for in an attorney—he is “the real thing!” He calmed me down with his kind compassion when I needed that, and he always gave me options—explaining them in language I could understand. I always found him within easy reach, by phone or email. And most of all, I left every interaction with him knowing that he had my (proverbial) back, and most of all, how much he cared…”
— Mark K., MD
“Raymond fought for me like a brother, he cares, he is knowledgeable, experienced, empathetic, strong, and goes above and beyond to ensure my needs and rights are being met. If you are looking for an attorney who will fight for you, who is experienced, smart, knows what he is doing, knows family law in and out, hard working, caring, educated, kind...look no further, you have that with Raymond! Thank you for all that you did for me, Raymond! Your work is priceless.”
— Former Client
"Raymond was incredibly helpful, thoughtful, and responsive to our needs in the drafting and execution of a post-marital agreement. Raymond took the time to dive in to the structure of some of my complex partnership interests to understand and ultimately protect these positions, but more importantly, gave good thoughtful and fair advice on how to best divide assets fairly and reasonably which made the process very smooth for me, my wife, and my wife’s counsel. Raymond made dealing with a somewhat uncomfortable process following a new happy marriage much easier and we are grateful for his help.”
— Michael P.
Principal, Raymond Hekmat takes pride in his human approach to working with clients.
“I continue to do this work because I feel that I am helping people - empowering, educating, helping them move on with their lives.”
Raymond Hekmat’s practice of law has been devoted exclusively to areas of family law, including divorce, paternity, custody, support issues as well as prenuptial agreements, since earning his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School in 2009. During his tenure at Loyola, Raymond was President of the Evening Bar Association, and was awarded the Alumni Association Governors’ Alumni Award. While earning his degree, Raymond worked as a law clerk, and later an associate, for a Beverly Hills family law firm.
Prior to founding Hekmat Law & Mediation, APC, Raymond was an associate with Law Offices of Schuchman & Aldin in Century City, where he managed his own complex family law caseload, as well as provided assistance to the partners in family law litigation involving high-asset property division, complex custody litigation, jurisdictional issues, division of community estates and prenuptial agreements.
He is admitted to practice law in California and is a member of the Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Associations.
Raymond received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies, with honors, and a minor in Business Management from the University of California at Irvine, with study at the London School of Economics in London, England. He was also a member of the Division I UCI Men’s Tennis Team, and continues to play competitive tennis as a member of the USTA.
Raymond was born and raised in Los Angeles, where he attended Beverly Hills High School. He lives in West Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.