Bonita, California Divorce Lawyers

Damon Brandon Forney
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Ashley Negrette
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California Divorce Attorney

Ashley Negrette is licensed to practice law in the State of California, and is in good standing with the State Bar of California. Ashley earned her bachelor's degree from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and... Read More »
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Julia Kaemerle
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Free consultation, aggressive representation in divorce and custody cases.

I'm an experienced family law and divorce lawyer and will fight for the best results for you and your children. My practice includes complex divorce cases, spousal support, child support, and child custody & visitation. Read More »
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Jenna A. Hoefler
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Dedicated California Divorce & Family Law Attorney! Call Now!

I provide exceptional legal representation for those going through a divorce. I will work tirelessly for the best possible results in your case! Visit my website for information and reviews. Read More »
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Bonita, CA Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(619) 719-7746 3835 The Hill Rd
Bonita, CA 91902
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
California Western School of Law
Steven Lucas Aicher
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Chula Vista, CA Divorce Attorney
(641) 781-0170 1458 Caminito Sardinia
Chula Vista, CA 91915
Divorce and Family
California Western School of Law
Michael B Black
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Chula Vista, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
2220 Otay Lakes Road, Ste. 502-217
Chula Vista, CA 91915
Divorce, Employment, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Loyola University New Orleans
Francis Bernard Connaughton
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Chula Vista, CA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(619) 425-8613 397 3rd Ave, Suite C
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
California Western School of Law
I am a San Diego Divorce lawyer, San Diego Divorce attorney, San Diego Divorce Attorney. I provide mediation and attorney services to help clients divorce in a healthy way.
Leslie Lohelani Abrigo
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Chula Vista, CA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(619) 422-7722 737 3rd Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Ashley Negrette
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney
(619) 356-1448 402 West Broadway
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce and Immigration
California Western School of Law
Ashley Negrette is licensed to practice law in the State of California, and is in good standing with the State Bar of California. Ashley earned her bachelor's degree from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and her law degree from California Western School of Law (CWSL). Ashley has been passionate about immigration law for many years and has demonstrated exceptional ability in removal (deportation) defense, and investor visa and non-immigrant visa applications. Ashley is lead counsel rated and has received numerous awards for community leadership, problem solving, and pro bono work.
Michele Bernadette Brown
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(619) 298-1900 525 "B" Street
#2200
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce and Family
University of San Diego School of Law
Michele B. Brown is an attorney licensed in the State of California and the United States District Court for the Southern District. She is a Certified Specialist in Family Law and she handles complex family law matters, including dissolution of marriage actions with business valuations, income analysis and financial litigation, custody, move-away and psychological evaluations, as well as pre-marital agreements, post-marital agreements, post judgment matters and enforcement actions. Ms. Brown cares deeply about the law and her clients. It is for this reason Ms. Brown is actively involved in family law legislation and politics. Michele Brown...
Domingo Castillo Jr
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(800) 497-9774 3443 Camino Del Rio South Ste. 315
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Univ of West Los Angeles
I am the principal partner of Castillo & Associates handling workers compensation, personal injury, criminal defense and family law matters throughout our Southern California offices in Riverside, San Diego, Indio/Coachella Valley and Imperial-Calexico. I'm married and blessed with children. I enjoy spending time with my family and love to fish, travel and enjoy watching Sports, Nature & Forsenic TV channels. I began my carrier working with the Allstate Insurance Claims Auto, Property & Liability Dept in 1987 while studying at UCLA. I then began working as a workers comp adjuster for Cigna Property & Casualty. While in Law School, I...
Andy Cook
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(619) 515-9900 1901 1st Ave
2FL
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Andy Cook is here to help you! With a great courtroom presence (he used to be a professional announcer) and strong writing skills, Andy is able to get your message across to the many family law judges in San Diego County.

Andy Cook handles family law matters exclusively. He has one associate attorney and has run his own practice in the Bankers Hill area of San Diego, located about a mile from the main San Diego Family Law Court, for over 23 years. Andy has been Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar...
Sandy Lynne Meade
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Escondido, CA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(619) 503-3050 500 La Terraza Blvd.,
Suite 150
Escondido, CA 92025
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Western Sierra Law School
(619) DIVORCE and attorney Sandy L. Meade have over 54 years of combined experience practicing law in California. Through open communication and a commitment toward the empowerment of her clients, Sandy has earned an outstanding reputation among both colleagues and clients for her professional and compassionate approach to family law.
Roy M. Doppelt Esq.
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Nancy J. Bickford
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Successful Divorce Lawyer! Certified Family Law Specialist & Public Accountant!

I am a dedicated attorney practicing exclusively in the area of family law. I provide skilled representation to pursue the results you need. Visit my website to see client testimonials and call now for a consultation. Read More »
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Garrison Klueck
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La Mesa, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(866) 920-3993 7777 Alvarado Road, Suite # 413
La Mesa, CA 91942
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Although our whole firm prides itself on being "warriors in court," I believe that I have a calling to spread the word to folks that there are alternatives to going to court. There are alternatives like mediation, collaborative law and cooperative law. People in our firm, and myself, had to take extra training, often at substantial expense and in other states, to be able to offer those alternative dispute methods for our clients. Now I have hobbies of "spreading the word" about those alternatives. I appear on TV, often with other members of our firm....
Paul A. Swiller
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(619) 794-2018 1901 1st Ave
#228
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Juvenile
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Matt Cadwell
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(619) 232-1206 501 W. Broadway, #1760
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce and Family
Western State University College of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Matt Cadwell is an experienced and successful family and divorce law attorney based out of the Boyd Law office in Los Angeles, CA. Matt Cadwell is dedicated 100% to the successful legal representation of each and everyone of his clients that he represents. He sees it as a leap of faith by his clients when they choose him to represent them in a court of law, because of this Mr. Cadwell does not take the representation of his clients lightly. Matt Cadwell dedicates the necessary resources, attention, and time into each clients case to ensure that each...
Rivka Israel
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(858) 487-3279 3200 Fourth Ave
Ste 201
San Diego, CA 92103
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
California Western School of Law
Rivka Israel, Esq. is an experienced and knowledgeable Family Law attorney who practices Family Law in San Diego, CA. Rivka was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2000. In June of 2009, after years of working for large law firms, Rivka opened her own law office and redirected her focus to self-help assistance, consulting services, document drafting, stipulated agreements and settlements, uncontested divorces, individual assistance and personal guidance in the area Family and LGBT Family Law issues. Rivka is active in the community and is a member of the GSDBA as well as...
Thomas J Dao
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El Cajon, CA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(619) 567-5066 1313 Granite Hills Dr
El Cajon, CA 92019
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Family and Immigration
University of San Diego School of Law
Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. Skilled in Immigration Law, Family Law, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, and Bankruptcy. Strong legal professional with a Doctor of Law (J.D.) practicing in Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. Alumni of University of San Diego School of Law.
Nicholas Moore
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(619) 485-2900 101 W. Broadway, Suite 1770
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Social Security Disability
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Nicholas J. Moore is an award winning San Diego criminal attorney. He has been recognized as "Best of the Bar, 2016" by the San Diego Business Journal, "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers, and named "Rising Star," in 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Super Lawyers Magazine. He has a 10/10 rating on Avvo, and named "10 Best in Client Satisfaction" by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys two years in a row (2016 and 2017).

Nicholas is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Thomas Jefferson School of...
Joseph N Casas
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(855) 267-4457 402 West Broadway
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Joseph N. Casas is a bilingual attorney and business advisor with a diverse background and experience founded upon his service as an infantryman in the U.S. Marine Corps and a J.A.G. officer in the U.S. Navy. As an attorney, Joseph’s experience includes corporate law, bankruptcy law, and the defense and prosecution of complex matters including business and commercial torts, personal injury, contractual disputes, fraud, and securities claims. Joseph also maintains an active military law practice. He has represented dozens of service members before courts-martial and administrative separation boards. As a business advisor, Joseph specializes...
Elyse B. Butler
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney
(619) 238-0616 402 West Broadway #1200
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
California Western School of Law
Roseline D. Feral
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(619) 232-1010 444 W C St
#310
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Ms. Feral puts the needs of her clients first, even if that means dealing with conflict. Passionate about making sure her client's voice is heard, you can count on her to fight and not back down. Ms. Feral is rated one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the area and has earned the respect of clients and San Diego Defense Lawyers throughout California.
Amy Elizabeth Allemann
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(619) 232-1206 225 Broadway, Suite 1425
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce
California Western School of Law
Amy Allemann is an associate family and divorce law attorney at the Boyd Law firm. Amy Allemann is one of the many experienced and successful legal team members at the Boyd Law firm and is committed to providing each one of her clients with excellent legal representation. She has many years of successful experience practicing law throughout the state of California. She handles all different types of cases involving family and divorce law. Some of these practice areas include but are not limited to: Divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, paternity, visitation, relocation, celebrity divorce, military divorce, step...
Andy Cook
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California Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience

Andy Cook is here to help you! With a great courtroom presence (he used to be a professional announcer) and strong writing skills, Andy is able to get your message across to the many family law judges in San Diego... Read More »
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Matthew S. Blado
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Experienced & Dedicated Divorce & Family Law Lawyer! Exceptional Representation!

I practice exclusively in the areas of Divorce and Family Law. I work tirelessly to deliver the best possible results for those going through a divorce! Visit my website for client reviews and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Phillip J Wu
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(888) 222-1220 3130 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
University of San Francisco School of Law
Stuart Mellman
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney
(619) 304-0600 600 W Broadway, Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Mr. Mellman provides clients with a full range of legal services including estate planning, estate litigation, family law, divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, civil litigation, business transactions, business law, intellectual property, real property, and asset protection. Mr. Mellman received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and obtained his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he graduated in the top four percent of his class with honors of Magna Cum Laude. While in law school, Mr. Mellman served as the Managing-Editor of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review...
Sandra Joan Morris
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 49 years experience
(619) 685-3042 750 B Street, Suite 2100
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce and Family
California Western School of Law
With a career of 44 years as a family law attorney, Ms. Morris has extensive experience in a broad range of family law issues both as a counselor and litigator, making it her goal to help each client through the process with dignity and ease. With extensive training and experience in mediation, collaborative law, arbitration and settlement negotiation, she serves as an advocate to family law clients who choose alternatives to traditional litigation in resolving their family law matters. Ms. Morris has long been recognized as one of the preeminent family law attorneys in the United States.
Carlos A. Batara
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San Diego , CA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(619) 595-7813 1706 Fifth Avenue, Suite 104
San Diego , CA 92101
Divorce, Family and Immigration
Harvard Law School
Martin Elwood
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(619) 231-8600 1901 1st Ave
Suite 116
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
New York Law School
LEGAL SERVICES PROVIDED Family Law and Personal Injury Divorce Evaluation and Characterization of Property Child Custody Child Support Custody Time-share Division of Property Restraining Orders Spousal Support
Leigh Anne Kretzschmar
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(619) 231-9323 1744 Sixth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Education and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
I have been assisting clients in matters of divorce, support (child and spousal), custody and visitation and domestic violence since 1996. My reputation is that of a strong advocate who involves her clients in all aspects of their legal matters. My goal is to make my client's legal process as easy as possibly, keeping focused on protecting what matters most to that client. My clients find it easy to reach me and appreciate working directly with me.
James Richard Vercollone
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(619) 704-1035 2366 Front St
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Suffolk Univ Law School
Mr. Vercollone is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and California. He has spent more than twelve years practicing exclusively family law in San Diego and southern California. Mr. Vercollone has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Family Law Specialist since 2010. He is also a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, the San Diego Family Law Bar Association and the San Diego County Bar Association. Mr. Vercollone has dealt with all aspects of family law litigation, including complex property issues, custody disputes, support matters, and has negotiated numerous prenuptial...
Gordon Dale Cruse
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(619) 431-4523 402 West Broadway
Suite 1210
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce and Family
Western State Univ
I am in my 33rd year as a practicing attorney. I have an outstanding paralegal, Ms. Terri Kragen, and my dedicated assistant, Ms. Mona Strobeck. My law practice is focused solely on family law matters including child custody, visitation, child and spousal support, business valuation and asset division. Additionally I am used by other lawyers as a privately compensated temporary judge to hear and decide matters for their clients. I also provide services as a mediator in family law matters in addition to serving as a consultant to clients in mediation. I am a Diplomat in the American College...
Anita Joy Margolis
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(619) 215-1421 2366 Front St
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
LEGAL ACTIVITIES Judge Pro Tem for San Diego Superior Court (2001-present); Arbitrator for San Diego Superior Court (2001-2008); NCRC Certified Mediator (2014-present) Member of the San Diego County Bar Association, 1985 - present (Board of Directors: 1999 - 2002, Secretary: 2000 - 2001, Vice President: 2001 - 2002; Membership Committee member: 2006-2007; Continuing Education Advisory Committee: 2008-present) Member of Lawyers’ Club of San Diego (Board of Directors: 1989-93, Secretary: 1991-92, Assistant Secretary: 1992-93, Chairperson of Community Relations Committee: 1989-91, Chairperson of Continuing Education Committee: 1992-93, Membership Committee: 1996 - 1997) Member of the Tom Homann Law Association, Board of...
Kelly Marie Shaffer
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(619) 230-1030 1250 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce and Family
Univ of Arizona COL
Kelly Shaffer received her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University where she studied psychology and received a full tuition scholarship. She continued her education by earning her Juris Doctor at the University of Arizona, also with a scholarship. During her time in Arizona, Shaffer volunteered for the Domestic Violence Program and Southern Arizona Legal Aid. While in law school, Ms. Shaffer was selected as a judicial law clerk which allowed her to develop a love for family law and gain valuable experience from the judicial perspective. Kelly Shaffer has devoted her practice to family law and the issues surrounding...
Stephen Smith
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California Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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Andrew J. Botros
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Knowledgeable & Determined Divorce & Family Law Attorney! Focused on You!

I am a skilled and dedicated divorce lawyer. I am committed to resolving all sorts of family law matters. I work for the best possible results! Visit my website to see client testimonials and call now for a consultation. Read More »
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Emiliza Pableo San Diego
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer
(619) 232-1206 225 Broadway, Suite 1425
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce and Family
California Western School of Law
Emiliza San Diego is an experienced and successful family law and divorce lawyer at the Boyd Law office in San Diego, CA. Emiliza San Diego has many years of successful experience handling all different types of family and divorce law related practice area cases. Practice areas include but are not limited to: Child custody, child support, paternity, spousal support, legal separation, domestic partnership,
Andrew Shorb
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(888) 222-1220 3130 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning and Family
I am a founding parter at Shorb & Connor and make it a point to get to know every client that walks through our firms doors. We are a small firm and offer small firm personal service but have the technology and team attorney approach of the larger firms. Ms. Connor and I keep up to date on every case, even thoughs handled by associates. Our goal is to help our clients, and what better way than to provide them with our entire firm's knowledge, not just their single attorney. I began my career at the San Diego Public...
Puja Arun Sachdev
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(619) 866-3756 2851 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 430
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Puja A. Sachdev is a family law attorney who graduated cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California with her Juris Doctorate and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno in Marketing and Management. She completed her Masters of Science in Business Administration in Financial & Tax Planning at San Diego State University and received the certificate for Personal Financial Planning. Ms. Sachdev is the only family law attorney in the greater San Diego area with the designation of Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™. Prior to her career in law...
Svetlana Couture
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(619) 354-1282 600 W. Broadway
Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce, Family, IP and Real Estate
New Coll of CA School of Law
Robin Nottingham
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(858) 229-3705 402 W Broadway Suite 1100
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce and Family
Shana Jo Black
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(619) 557-0122 750 B St
Suite 1850
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce, Business, Employment and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Julie Wolff
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(619) 777-6583 4901 70th Street, Suite 1
San Diego, CA 92115
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Juvenile
California Western School of Law
Joshua Rollin Bourne
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(619) 238-8242 185 W F St
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Anthony Dunne
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(619) 503-3050 3555 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce and Family
Western State Univ COL
Stephen Smith
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(619) 503-3050 701 B St #2201
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce and Family
California Western School of Law
Steven Lucas Aicher
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Denise E. Oxley Esq.
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California Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience

Inns of Court School of Law, Grays Inn, LondonUnited Kingdom and California
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.