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Meet Our Attorneys

Get to Know Our Attorneys

Dedicated Rancho Cucamonga Divorce Attorneys

Ariel Carter, Senior Counsel

Ariel Carter is a Senior Counsel at the Family Law Advocacy Group who primarily focuses her practice in the area of family law, including divorce, child custody and visitation, and child support. She has appeared for hearings in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, and San Bernardino courthouses.

Ms. Carter takes pride in her ability to passionately and aggressively represent her clients in all aspects of family law. He has successfully represented Doctors, Engineers, Certified Public Accountants, Business Owners, Police Officers, Firefighters, Real Estate Professionals, Union Workers, and Teachers. Ms. Carter prides herself on her ability to connect with her clients, as well as gain a keen understanding on each individual case. She utilizes the applicable laws to achieve the best outcome for her clients and their families.

Ms. Carter received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Haven and earned her Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island.


Aletha Smith, Associate Attorney

Aletha Smith is an Associate Attorney practicing in the area of family law, including divorce, child custody and visitation, and child support. Ms. Smith received her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Michigan University and her Juris Doctor from Charleston School of Law and her Masters from Central Michigan University.


Maria Akopyan, Associate Attorney

Maria Akopyan is an Associate Attorney practicing in the area of family law, including divorce, child custody and visitation, and child support. Ms. Akopyan received her undergraduate degree from the University of California Los Angeles and earned her Juris Doctor from Whittier College School of Law.


Aruna P. Rodrigo, Certified Family Law Specialist, Of Counsel

Aruna P. Rodrigo began his legal career in 2003 as a certified law clerk for an Inland Empire Family Law firm, and continued as an Associate and Supervising Attorney for the firm, where he primarily practiced Family Law. In 2010, Mr. Rodrigo joined an Inland Empire branch of one of the largest consumer law firms out of Chicago, Illinois as its Senior and Supervising Attorney.

Mr. Rodrigo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Public Administration. He has been named a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2014 and Certified Family Law Specialist in the State of California.

He regularly speaks at seminars, events, and training series for local attorneys and legal professionals. Mr. Rodrigo is actively involved in the community serving as a current board member of the San Bernardino County Red Cross and volunteer coach for AYSO Soccer.


Contact the firm today to request a free case consultation for your family law matter.


Trusted, Respected, & Highly Recommended

  • They will work until they get the best outcome for your case.

    “They are very caring, compassionate and understanding. Family Law Advocacy Group puts themselves in your shoes. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!”

    Briana Gastelum

  • Family Law Advocacy Group has been a godsend and I can't thank them enough for all that they've done.

    “I know how difficult it is to find a new attorney to handle such personal matters in your life so I feel fortunate to have engaged them.”

    J Kim

  • I am so grateful to have found someone who takes interest in their clients and cares.

    “Family Law Advocacy Group has some of the few attorneys who are very attentive to detail and what is in the best interest of their clients.”

    Rachel Bello

  • Family Law Advocacy Group provides some of the best law services around.

    “My attorney is responsive, thorough, and made sure I had complete understanding of my options. And, to those whom are reading this, don't go to court without him. And for those who find themselves at the opposite table of Family Law Advocacy Group, PRAY...”

    Darrel Gomez

  • They are very confident attorneys despite the complexity of the case and show up READY!

    “Family Law Advocacy Group are true professionals! They were quick to prepare on such short notice; organized, punctual and calm under pressure. They have equal amounts of empathy as they do fight.”

    Sari De La Cerra

Why Work With
Family Law Advocacy Group?

  • Hundreds of Cases Handled
  • Award Winning Lawyers
  • Personalized, Client-Centered Approach
  • Outstanding Legal & Negotiating Skills
  • Specifically Focused on Family Law & Estate Planning