Nathalie E. A. Paluch

Dedicated exclusively to helping clients resolve family law and custody disputes, Ms. Paluch, a Certified Family Law Specialist, is passionate about bringing peace of mind to her clients involved in complex family law matters involving child support, child custody, property division, spousal support, premarital agreements, restraining orders, international custody disputes, adoption, and guardianship cases.

Recognized to the list of Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" from 2017-present, Ms. Paluch finds creative solutions for contested dissolution proceedings. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her diverse past experiences in the courts, education, legal, corporate, and medicine.

As a family law litigator, Ms. Paluch is adept at research, drafting and analyzing pleadings including briefs, complaints, pretrial motions, memoranda, discovery requests and responses, performing all phases of discovery, trial preparation, and trial. Ms. Paluch prides herself on working closely with clients in preparing declarations of disclosures, declarations and trial preparation.

Having previously served as law clerk for the LA County District Attorney's office, and a Judicial Clerk in the Supreme Court of Uganda, she has a broad understanding and perspective from many different sides of the Bench and Bar.

Ms. Paluch has a singular focus in protecting the physical, mental, and financial well-being of those she serves.

In addition to practicing law, Ms. Paluch is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law where she teaches Community Property Law. She also serves as a volunteer attorney at the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law and the Center for Law and Justice.

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Property Division
  • Spousal Support
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Restraining Orders
  • International Custody Disputes
  • Family Law
  • Guardianship

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2012

Published Appellate Decisions

  • Darab N. v. Olivera, 31 Cal. App. 5th 1134 (2019) (affirming judgment in favor of Ms. Paluch’s client)

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, 2017


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. – 2012
    • Honors: Dalsimer Moot Court Program
    • Honors: Dean’s Scholar
    • Honors: Advanced Trial Practice
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. – 2008
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: International Comparative Economics

Teaching Experience

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Community Property Law, Adjunct Professor


  • Co-Presenter, Intersection of Estate Planning and Family Law Planning for Death and Divorce: Crossover Issues Between Trusts, Estates and Family Law, Presented by South Bay Bar Association, October 2017
  • Co-Presenter, Avoiding Alimony Recapture and Other Tax Aspects of Divorce, Presented by the Family Law Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association, March 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars List, Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Women’ Law Association of Los Angeles, Member
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member
  • Jewish Federation Legal Division, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Stolar & Fischer, APLC
  • Lucent Capital
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Supreme Court of Uganda
  • Law Offices of Patricia Rodriguez
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney' Office
  • Herzog Fox & Neeman

Pro Bono Activities

  • Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice, Volunteer Attorney
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, Volunteer Attorney
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Volunteer
  • City of Hope Board Member (Los Angeles Real Estate and Construction Industries Council)
  • Wounded Warrior Co-host and fundraiser


Hebrew – Fluent
Spanish – Basic
German – Beginner

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Los Angeles, CA