La Jolla, California Divorce Lawyers

Roy M. Doppelt Esq.
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2019 Super Lawyer: Benefits/Qualifications No Other Attorney Can Match!

Full time experienced family law attorneys represent clients in divorce cases including custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, division of assets, division of debts and other related issues. Read More »
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Andy Cook
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California Divorce Attorney with 25 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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Stephen Smith
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California Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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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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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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Brian Victor
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(858) 633-3529 4225 Executive Square
Suite 600
San Diego, CA 92037
Free ConsultationDivorce, Administrative, Family and Juvenile
Concord Law School
San Diego Attorney Brian A. Victor has litigated complex family law matters ranging from child custody issues to community property debts resulting from loans. Brian A. Victor is the only attorney in San Diego County with prior work experience at Family Court Services (FCS) where for more than eleven years he worked with the most challenging child custody visitation matters and crafted more than 4000 child custody recommendations for Family Court judges. Attorney Victor sets himself apart from other family law attorneys in his ability to prepare clients for their FCS custody and visitation session when there is a custody dispute...
Thomas Huguenor
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La Jolla, CA Divorce Attorney with 47 years experience
(858) 458-9500 4225 Executive Square
Suite 270
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Michaela Curran
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La Jolla, CA Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(858) 242-5617 4225 Executive Square Suite 600
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Diego School of Law
Ms. Curran has been a licensed as an attorney for 32 years.

2012 - she was rated among the top 4% of Attorneys in the U.S. by Martindale-Hubbell & Lawyers.com.

2016 - 2019 - named a Top 100 Lawyer in the U.S. by the National Trial Lawyers organization.

2014-2019 - named among the Top Lawyers in California.

Ms. Curran is a very experienced lawyer who has successfully tried, mediated, and appealed many hundreds of complex cases, including constitutional, civil, family, and criminal law cases, in both the state and federal courts.
At The Curran Law Firm, APC, she leads a top-notch team of lawyers,...
Dennis David Burns
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
(858) 551-1530 7855 Ivanhoe Ave
San Diego, CA 92037
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
California Western School of Law
Yi-Hung Chung
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La Jolla, CA Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(858) 952-1488 888 Prospect Street, Suite 200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Immigration
Shannon Teresa Glover
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La Jolla, CA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
4225 Executive Square
Suite 600
La Jolla, CA 92037
Divorce and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Paul D McGuire
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney
(858) 242-5667 4225 Executive Square, Suite 600
San Diego, CA 92037
Divorce
La Jolla, CA Divorce Attorney with 54 years experience
(858) 459-7667 946 Havenhurst Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
Divorce, Antitrust, Business and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
La Jolla, CA Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(858) 272-6490 7660 Fay Ave PMB 222-H
La Jolla, CA 92037
Divorce, Criminal and Family
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
La Jolla, CA Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(858) 551-2440 800 Silverado Street
Second Floor
La Jolla, CA 92037
Divorce, Business, Family and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
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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Damon Brandon Forney
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Only SD Certified Family Law Specialist Who Is A Former State/Federal Prosecutor

Full time experienced family law attorneys represent clients in divorce cases including custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, division of assets, division of debts and other related issues. Read More »
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La Jolla, CA Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(951) 751-3313 PO Box 122
1140 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Univ of LaVerne COL
La Jolla, CA Divorce Attorney with 49 years experience
(858) 598-3530 1975 Calle Madrigal
La Jolla, CA 92037
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
La Jolla, CA Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(619) 557-2071 6333 La Jolla Blvd Unit 167
La Jolla, CA 92037
Divorce and Family
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
La Jolla, CA Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(619) 298-1480 8187 Via Mallorca
La Jolla, CA 92037
Divorce, Family and Immigration
La Jolla, CA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(619) 544-1604 888 Prospect St Ste 200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Divorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
La Jolla, CA Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
(858) 456-2280 5666 La Jolla Blvd # 156
La Jolla, CA 92037
Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
(858) 459-0581 1205 Prospect St
San Diego, CA 92037
Divorce, Business and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Steven Robert Kampf
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(858) 886-7591 4766 Noyes Street
San Diego, CA 92109
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of San Diego School of Law
Steven R. Kampf is the founder of the Kampf Law Firm and has dedicated his career exclusively to the practice of family law. As a family law attorney who has been practicing for over 4 years, Mr. Kampf has handled hundreds of dissolution and paternity cases from inception to resolution with exceptional results. He has served as lead counsel on countless dissolutions and cases involving paternity disputes, child custody and visitation conflicts, child support, spousal support, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, and many other family law issues. Mr. Kampf has proven success both in and out of the...
Tracy Horn
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer
(858) 500-3682 4660 La Jolla Village Drive
Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92122
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Personal Injury
Madeline L. Hill
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney
(619) 786-7376 5752 Oberlin Dr., Ste. 106
San Diego, CA 92121
Divorce
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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Steven Lucas Aicher
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Only SD Family Law Attorney With MBA/Navy Veteran/Former FLJ Foundation Lawyer.

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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Dennis Geis Temko
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(858) 274-3538 12636 High Bluff Dr. Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92130
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Dennis Temko provides exceptional representation in appellate matters in California State Courts in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and elsewhere. His appellate practice is focused on family law matters including custody, property division, child and spousal support, stock options, high income earners, Ostler Smith (bonus support orders), domestic violence restraining orders, and imputation, among other issues. Most of his practice has been devoted to family law appeals and writs since his 2013 admission to the California State Bar. Super Lawyers Magazine recognized Mr. Temko as a rising star in 2017, and again in 2018.

Mr. Temko has...
Angelina Bradley
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(619) 483-4343 2305 Historic Decatur Road
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92106
Free ConsultationSan Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Military
University of Colorado Law School
I am a retired Navy Judge Advocate helping families, working professionals, parentrepreneurs, and creatives attain work-life balance. I am a licensed attorney in California, Colorado, and the District of Columbia. I am also a certified as a mediator and peer specialist. I help my clients find a work-life balance goal, then craft solutions to empower them to attain those goals. For most of my clients, that means providing compassionate family law services to restructure a family: from marriage to divorce; reworking custody and visitation; adding a new member to the family through adoption; or restoring safety. I will guide you...
Kevin Andrew Polis
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(858) 755-3300 12636 High Bluff Dr, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92130
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130
Divorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Attorney Kevin A. Polis is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Diego Family Law Bar Association, North County Bar Association, and is Certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Kevin Polis has dedicated his career exclusively to the practice of divorce & family law. Because of this, he is certified by the State Bar of California as a Divorce & Family Law Specialist, a title that few attorneys in our area have, and one that shows a commitment to the practice of the law and delivering...
Beatrice Larsson Snider
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 45 years experience
(888) 860-8544 9663 Tierra Grande
Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
California Western School of Law
The youngest of four children, Beatrice Larsson Snider came to the United States from Sweden with her family at the age of 10. The family first lived in Berkeley, California then moved to Westchester County, New York where she graduated from high school in 1967. Certain characteristics separated her from the other teens of her day and her natural instinct to protect the underdog and speak up for her beliefs forecasted her eventual career in law. Ms. Snider was offered a scholarship as an undergraduate to California Western University in San Diego, California. Halfway through her undergraduate degree in pre-medical studies,...
Nancy J. Bickford
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(858) 793-8884 12348 High Bluff Dr
#220
San Diego, CA 92130
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
California Western School of Law
Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law, Ms. Bickford practices exclusively in the area of family law helping clients with divorce and separation in San Diego. Ms. Bickford is a graduate of California Western School of Law where she received honorable recognition for outstanding achievement in the areas of community property, taxation and civil procedure, as well as a West Publishing Award in recognition of her overall outstanding scholastic accomplishment. Ms. Bickford received her Bachelor of Science from Miami University, with a dual major in Systems Analysis and Mathematics. San Diego divorce attorney Nancy...
Win R Heiskala
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 43 years experience
(858) 566-6650 9663 Tierra Grande St. Ste. 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Divorce and Family
Western State University College of Law
MS. HEISKALA joined the firm as a supervising attorney after spending 24 years as a sole practitioner in her own firm primarily devoted to family law. Ms. Heiskala obtained her Juris Doctorate from Western State School of Law (now Thomas Jefferson School of Law) in 1976. She was admitted to the State Bar of California and the Federal District Court for the Southern District in 1976, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal in 1986 and became a Certified Specialist in Family Law in 1988. Ms. Heiskala is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the Family Law Section...
Matthew S. Blado
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(858) 793-8884 12348 High Bluff Dr
#220
San Diego, CA 92130
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Born in Bakersfield, California and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mr. Blado is a graduate of California Western School of Law. While at California Western, Mr. Blado studied Family Law and Community Property. During his third year of law school, Matthew was selected to serve as the judicial extern for the Honorable Nancy C. Oesterle.

While attending California Western, Mr. Blado was a founding member of the California Western School of Law Community Law Project which provided free legal assistance to poor and indigent members of the community. It was during this period that Mr. Blado was first exposed to the...
Michelle Paul
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SAN DIEGO, CA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(800) 590-4305 4918 N. Harbor Drive, Suite #204
SAN DIEGO, CA 92106
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
“Breaking Up is Hard to Do On Your Own – We will lead you through the toughest decisions you will ever have to make, whether it is to protect you, your children, your property and your future.” – Michelle Paul, Esq. Michelle is an East Coast native who has been successful in the business arena as an entrepreneur for 37 years. She went back to school after 20 years as a non-traditional student and obtained a Political Science degree with Summa Cum Laude 4.0 honors from Coastal Carolina University. She has worked in Civil Litigation for the past eight...
Naghmeh Bashar
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(858) 566-6650 9663 Tierra Grande St. Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Divorce and Family
Univ of Arizona COL
MS. BASHAR obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arizona in Management Information Systems in 1987 and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona College of Law in May 1990. She joined the firm after 7 years as a sole practitioner focusing on civil litigation, business and family law. Prior to opening her own office, Ms. Bashar was an associate attorney in a civil litigation firm where she represented financial institutions as well as individuals with personal injury, fraud and contract matters. She has also worked as a Volunteer Attorney with the Family Law...
Lillian Michelle Loeffler
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(619) 821-4324 4154 Voltaire St
San Diego, CA 92107
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Elizabeth A. Rodriguez
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California Divorce Attorney

Thomas Jefferson School of LawCalifornia and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
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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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James David Scott
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(858) 974-4900 5095 Murphy Canyon Rd. Ste. 127
San Diego, CA 92123
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Board Certified Family Law Specialist with more than 35 years of litigation experience. Attorney Scott represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters. This includes military cases, complex cases in contested matters of divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, paternity, representation of families of professional baseball and football players, business evaluation and division. Mr. Scott is skilled and experienced with the treatment of professional practices and separately held businesses in divorce.

Mr. Scott also has more than 35 years of litigation experience in the following family law areas of practice:

Domestic Violence
Post Judgment Family Law
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Grandparent Visitation Rights
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Matthew J Mesnik
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(619) 966-4435 3914 Murphy Canyon Rd.
Suite A222
San Diego, CA 92123
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Mr. Mesnik has dedicated 100% of his practice to family law cases such as divorce, child custody and support, domestic partnership dissolution, post judgment enforcement, and modifications of support and custody. Mr. Mesnik appears in all San Diego County Family Courts including North County in Vista, California, East County in El Cajon, Downtown Central Court, Dontown Family Court, Madge Bradley Building, and Southbay in Chula Vista. Mr. Mesnik has appeared in front of each Family Court judge in San Diego County and is knowledgeable of each judicial officer currently on the bench. Throughout Mr. Mesnik's years of practice he has...
Christine Hayes Sickler
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 43 years experience
(858) 566-6650 9663 Tierra Grande Street
Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Divorce and Family
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
MS. SICKLER joined the firm in 1985 and is a supervising attorney with the firm. Ms. Sickler obtained her Juris Doctorate from Hastings College of the Law in 1976 and her Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1973. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sickler was engaged in the general practice of law, including obtaining substantial civil and criminal trial experience. Ms. Sickler was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1976 and became a Certified Specialist in Family Law in 1991. She is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association,...
Kyle Joseph Siems
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(619) 284-4113 7676 Hazard Center Dr. #625
San Diego, CA 92108
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Voted a Semi-Finalist for San Diego’s Top Family Law Attorneys according to the San Diego Daily Transcript. Kyle J. Siems received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Loyola University of New Orleans, where he graduated Cum Laude and was chosen to study at the John Felice Rome Center of Liberal Arts during his junior year. Mr. Siems received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. After graduating law school, Mr. Siems worked as a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii. As Legal Aid, Mr. Siems primarily handled family...
Andrew J. Botros
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney
(858) 793-8884 12348 High Bluff Dr
#220
San Diego, CA 92130
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of San Diego
Mr. Botros has practiced family law exclusively since 2010. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the California Board of Legal Specializatio
Carmen Elena Ramos
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(858) 566-6650 9663 Tierra Grande Street
Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Divorce and Family
California Western School of Law
MS. RAMOS is a 1993 graduate of California Western School of Law in San Diego and a graduate of Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York. A former Deputy District Attorney for San Diego County, Ms. Ramos became a Certified Specialist in Family Law in 2005 and is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Diego County Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association. She has spoken on paternity issues for the Western State Alumni MCLE program. Ms. Ramos is fluent in Spanish.
Elizabeth A. Rodriguez
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(858) 793-8884 12348 High Bluff Dr
#220
San Diego, CA 92130
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Lance Raymond Claery
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(877) 756-4111 8880 Rio San Diego Drive
Suite 370
San Diego, CA 92108
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
California Western School of Law
Lance Claery has been successfully practicing family law for more than seven years. He has worked with a diverse client base ranging from multi-millionaires to low income, modest means clients. He started his career as an attorney working with one of Southern California's most experienced family law attorneys. Thereafter, Mr. Claery began working for one of Southern California's busiest and most prestigious law firms. He was made a partner of that firm very quickly and has since worked on hundreds of divorces and other family law matters. Mr. Claery has handled trials, depositions, arbitrations, mediations,...
Brian Alan Burkett
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(619) 683-2429 444 Camino del Rio S
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
At the Law Office of Brian Burkett, my goal is to help you with your legal problem by offering quality, caring, and affordable legal services and counseling. I want to be the right attorney for your needs. The attorney client relationship is very important, therefore, you should choose your attorney wisely. You do not want to choose an attorney to represent your needs and later regret that you made a bad choice. So you want an attorney who is there for you when you need them. You want an attorney who answers your questions patiently and...
Thomas Allan Kirby
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(858) 974-4900 5095 Murphy Canyon Road
Suite 127
San Diego, CA 92123
Divorce and Family
University of San Diego School of Law
Born and raised in Michigan, 2nd of eleven children. Electronics Technician in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1975. Prior to limiting practice to Family Law about 20 years ago, I practiced in many other areas of the law including: Real Estate, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Bankruptcy.
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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Stephen J. Moore Esq.
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California Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience

California Western School of LawU.S. District Court, Southern District of Caliornia, California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. District Court, Northern District of 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.