DIVORCE
DIVORCE
CHILD SUPPORT
CHILD SUPPORT
CHILD CUSTODY & VISITATION
CHILD CUSTODY & VISITATION
SURROGACY
SURROGACY
STEPPARENT ADOPTION
STEPPARENT ADOPTION
PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

Orange County Family Law Attorney

AttorneyR & S Law Group, LLP is committed to providing you with a top notch Orange County family law attorney who will guide you through every step of the legal process. We approach every client with a focus on being affordable, approachable, and efficient. We pride ourselves on being ethical and fair in all that we do. We understand it is important to know that your attorney will listen to your concerns and your story and will offer individualized solutions to your situation. At R & S Law Group, LLP, we bring compassion to the table, and we will always take the time to listen to what you have to say. We make it a top priority to make sure you are informed and comfortable every step of the way.

RoudabushMelissa K. Roudabush

Mrs. Roudabush is a Senior Partner at R & S Law Group, LLP.

Throughout her legal career, Mrs. Roudabush has worked in private practice, devoting her time to helping individuals. Mrs. Roudabush has spent time as a Managing Attorney in a busy family law practice and has also served clients in the areas of probate law, civil litigation, intellectual property, tax, and international criminal law.

Melissa Roudabush earned her J.D. from UCLA in 2004 and her B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Albion College in Albion, Michigan. Mrs. Roudabush earned the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Excellence in Preparation for Trial Practice Award in recognition for work she did in law school. In addition, Mrs. Roudabush has volunteered at Bet Tzedek Legal Services and HIV/AIDS Legal Services Alliance, assisting clients mainly in the areas of government benefits, employment discrimination, and estate planning.

Mrs. Roudabush has appeared in courts all over Southern California and is admitted to practice in all the state courts of California and the United States District Court for the Central District. Mrs. Roudabush is a member of the Orange County Bar Association (Family Law section).

When she isn’t working, Mrs. Roudabush enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. She is also very active with her local alumni, serving as Chair of the Albion College Southern California Alumni Association. She also was the recipient of the Outstanding Trainee award at U.S. Space Camp, Cape Canaveral, Florida.

MichelleMichelle Studer Sherwood

Michelle Studer Sherwood is a Senior Partner at R & S Law Group, LLP.

Mrs. Sherwood is focusing her efforts on estate planning and family law mediation and has represented clients in seven California counties and before the U.S. District Court.

Mrs. Sherwood’s prior legal experience includes three years with the Orange County Superior Court as an Assistant Family Law Facilitator/ Self Help Center Attorney. She also spent several years as a managing associate attorney at the Law Offices of Tuyet “Tina” D. Pham, and worked for a father’s rights firm in Orange, CA and in private practice in family law and estate planning before partnering with Mrs. Roudabush to open R & S Law Group. She has been involved in various pro-bono activities including preparing wills and trusts for HIV affected individuals in conjunction with the Public Law Center.

Mrs. Sherwood graduated from Western State University College of Law (J.D.) where she was admitted under a full academic scholarship, and headed up the community outreach portion of the Volunteer Income Tax Association project. While in law school, Mrs. Sherwood externed under Orange County’s Contract County Counsel for Minors, Harold La Flamme. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Mrs. Sherwood is a member of the Orange County Bar Association (Family Law Section Member), and the California Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the Superior Courts of California as well as the United States District Court for the Central District.

When not engaged in the practice of law, Mrs. Sherwood enjoys camping with her family, hiking, reading, scrapbooking, and shooting pool.