Andrea Goldsmith Heyn


heyn_lg2.jpgMs. Heyn graduated summa cum laude from Loyala Marymount University in 2000 and earned her JD from Boalt Hall, UC Berkley in 2003.  Selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2008, 2009, and 2010, Ms. Heyn has a practice comprising the full range of family law matters, including child custody, child and spousal support, complex asset division litigation and prenuptial agreements. Her clients include high earning, high net worth, and high profile individuals. She co-authored an amicus brief submitted to the California Supreme Court regarding In re Nicholas H. (2002) 28 Cal. 4th 56, a seminal case in the area of non-biological parents' rights, and worked on In re Marriage of Jackson (2006) 136 Cal. App. 4th 980, a noted case on the issue of termination of parental rights. Ms. Heyn believes that the highest goal of family law is to bring the participants to a place of agreement so that they can move forward with their lives.

The Nicholas H. case is summarized at: