Mioni Family Law, APC
Mioni Family Law, APC, is a divorce and family law practice specializing in child custody, child and spousal support, division of assets and debts, and prenuptial agreements. Managing partner Lovette Mioni has worked in family law for a decade and opened her practice five years ago. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
Why do your clients consider you their trusted advisor?
“My office empowers people to move forward with peace of mind. We give our clients knowledge of the laws and the court system as well as legal advice so they can make informed and conscientious decisions about how they want their divorce to proceed. Clients are then able to make the decisions that work best for them and their families.”
Why do people need what you do?
“Unfortunately, navigating the family law code and the court system is extremely nuanced and complicated. If you have assets such as a house, business or investment accounts, you need a knowledgeable family law attorney to assist you in the division. Additionally, if parents are not able to reach a custody agreement, you’ll want the advantage of having an experienced custody attorney assisting you in reaching your goals.”
Tell us about some of your recent professional recognitions.
“I have been selected as one of 100 Up-And-Coming Attorneys in Southern California and one of 50 Up-And-Coming Women Attorneys in Southern California by Los Angeles magazine and Super Lawyers magazine for 2018, 2019 and 2020.”
Why did you decide to start your own firm?
“I wanted to be able to work close to home and not have to commute to Century City or Downtown L.A. I wanted the flexibility to pick my kids up from school and take them to the beach. I also wanted to provide my clients with my specific approach to their case, which is to settle as much as possible and not be afraid to litigate when necessary.”
Why are you considered the go-to advisor in your community?
“I truly want to handle your case in a way that works best for you and your family. We make sure you know and understand your options, your rights and your responsibilities. We then allow you to make the decisions about what approach will work best for your case and guide you through your legal issues effectively and compassionately.”
What changes have you made due to COVID-19?
“We have fully embraced technology and tried to adapt as much as possible to the new normal. You can now book your initial consultations with my office online through our website and select either a phone conference or in-person option. If you decide you are comfortable and prefer meeting with us in person, we sanitize contact areas regularly and observe mask and social distancing guidelines. Additionally, select court appearances are now allowed to be phone/video appearances, and we are taking advantage of that for our clients when possible.”
Did you have a virtual practice in place before the COVID-19 pandemic? Will you continue to utilize it with clients?
“To some extent we were already virtual, so we were easily able to pivot into a fully virtual client experience. All of our clients had and continue to have access to their secure online client portal, which allows clients to upload sensitive documents like financial statements and to skip a trip to my office to drop off or pick up documents. Additionally, the court accepts electronic signatures, so clients are able to sign documents via DocuSign—further eliminating the need to come into the office to sign documents. There is really no need to come into the office if you prefer not to; everything can be done by your client portal, email or phone, and DocuSign.”
How do you use your success to do good in your community?
“I regularly do pro bono (free) legal work for victims of domestic violence. I also volunteer my services with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles to assist them with domestic violence and family law cases.”
What are you especially grateful for today?
“The health and happiness of my family, and to be able to both live and work in South Redondo. It’s hard not to be grateful when your little ones are jumping waves and making sandcastles a few times a week.”