Mariana Hevia-Cockrell Esq.

Temecula, California

Mariana Hevia-Cockrell is an Attorney at the law firm of Cullen & Murphy. Attorney Hevia-Cockrell is currently an active member of State Bar of California and practices exclusively Family Law.

Attorney Hevia-Cockrell graduated with a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She then earned her Juris Doctor Degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California in 1988.

Attorney Hevia-Cockrell has been practicing family law for over 30 years which has resulted in the representation of over thousands of individuals in various family law matters ranging from a simple separation resolution to a contested divorce including high asset division and competing custody requests.

She has literally written the book on Family Law. Attorney Hevia-Cockrell co-authored the book California Divorce: Plain and Simple - Save Your Wallet, Save Your Sanity. The book is a self-guide for the individual who is going through the family law court case.

Throughout her career, Attorney Hevia-Cockrell has obtained the skills necessary to expeditiously maneuver through the court system while effectively representing the best interest of her clients. Further, she possesses the patience and case management skills to provide a strong yet compassionate guidance role in all her cases.

Attorney-Hevia-Cockrell has also sat as a judicial officer in many legal proceedings which allows her the ability to see a matter from the other side of the bench. Attorney Hevia-Cockrell can determine the parts of a case that are necessary for the judicial officer to understand for her clients to get the best possible outcome for their specific set of facts.

Attorney Hevia-Cockrell is a valued member of the Cullen & Murphy legal team.

From our offices in Riverside, California, we represent clients throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, including the communities of Riverside, Eastvale, Norco, Corona, Temecula, Hemet, and Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, San Bernardino, Chino, Highland, Redlands and Rancho Cucamonga.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Military Divorce
  • Termination of Domestic Partnerships
  • Property Rights
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Unmarried/Paternity/Parental Rights
  • Garnishments
  • Domestic Violence
  • Post Marital Settlements/Prenuptial Agreements
  • Parental Relocations/Move Aways
  • Modifications of Custody and Support
  • Contested/Uncontested Divorce
  • Same-Sex Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Termination of Domestic Partnership
  • High Value Asset Determination and Division
  • Business Valuation and Division
  • Spousal Support (Alimony)
  • Parental Rights (Unmarried - Paternity)
  • Garnishments (Wage Assignments)
  • Post-Marital Settlements
  • Pre-Marital Agreements (Pre-nuptial Agreements)
  • Parental Relocations (Move Away of a Parent)
  • Military Retirement
  • Retirement & Pension Division
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Guardianship
  • Adoption
  • Unbundled Services

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1989


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D.
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

Honors and Awards

  • Leading Lawyer Firm (Firm Attorney), Inland Empire Magazine, 2019
  • Outstanding Women in Law (Firm Attorney), Inland Empire Magazine, 2019
  • Distinguished Peer Rating, (Rated for High Professional Achievement), Martindale-Hubbell®, 2018
  • Top 10% Law Firm in Country (Firm Attorney), Lawyers of Distinction, 2018
  • 10 Best – California, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
  • Top Lawyer Firm (Firm Attorney), Inland Empire Magazine, 2018
  • Distinguished Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®, 2020
  • Lawyer of Distinction, Lawyers of Distinction, 2020
  • Industry Leader (Firm Attorney), Inland Empire Magazine, 2020
  • Leading Lawyers (Firm Attorney), Inland Empire Magazine, 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar Association
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity


  • Phi Alpha Delta