Our Family Law Orange County Legal Team

Family Law Orange County Legal Team

Our Top Family law Orange County Team provides legal methods to divorce concerns, property settlements, spousal support, child custody, visitation rights, restraining orders, probate, parenting time, paternity, legal separation, domestic violence, grandparent's rights; guardianship issues.

Our friendly family law team is ready to help you with your questions and concerns. Please feel free to call on our team to assist you.


Angelica Valenzuela, Paralegal for Yanez & Associates

Angelica Valenzuela, Paralegal

Ms. Valenzuela has been a member of Yanez & Associates since 2011. She is a Senior Paralegal at our firm with over 15 years experience working in the legal environment, primarily in family law. She assists the attorneys in all phases of their legal cases, including trial, where Ms. Valenzuela has provided support as a Trial Assistant. Her professionalism and dedication to assisting our clients has made her a valuable member of our firm.



University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. History
Rio Hondo Community College, A.A. Paralegal Studies

Community Activities:
Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Participant
Children’s Hospice of America Foundation Walk, Participant
Girls on the Go, Los Angeles, 10K-5K Walk, Participant

English, Spanish



Mark MacNeil, Paralegal for Yanez & Associates

Mark MacNeil, Paralegal

Mark joined the Yanez & Associates as a Paralegal in 2015. He works supporting the attorneys in all areas of the law practiced by Yanez & Associates, including Family Law, Criminal Defense and Domestic Violence. Mark worked in Construction Management, Estimating and Sales before attending Paralegal School at the UCLA Extension in downtown Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelor Degree from Oregon State University. Mark also volunteers at Legal Aid Society of Orange County assisting with the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Series.

Oregon State University - B.S., Liberal Arts
UCLA Extension - ABA Paralegal Certificate

Orange County Paralegal Association (OCPA)



Ricarda "Ricky" Pfeister, Receptionist for Yanez & Associates

Ricarda "Ricky" Pfeister, Receptionist

Ms. Pfeister joined Yanez & Associates in 2015. She is one of our bi-lingual legal staff at out firm. She is readily available to assist our clients and legal team of paralegals and attorneys in various roles. In addition to performing receptionist and administrative tasks, Ms. Pfeister recognizes the value of providing excellence in client services, providing direction to our clients and ensuring they receive what they need. She has over 10 years of combined legal experience working for attorneys throughout Orange County. Her past experience includes working with Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Workers Compensation, Construction Defect and Civil Matters. In her spare time Ms. Pfeister dedicates her time to poverty alleviation volunteering programs that offer assistance to displaced men, women and children.

Mt. Sierra College – Business Administration
Santa Ana College – Legal Business Environment, Human Resources
Vocational Training – U.S. Department of Labor – Electronics

Community Activities:
Habitat of Humanity Orange County, Volunteer
Fred Jordan Missions Los Angeles, Volunteer
American Red Cross Orange County Chapter, Donor & Volunteer99

English, Spanish




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