Poway, 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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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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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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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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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...
Matthew Kaemerle
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Attorney
(760) 931-1981 5962 La Place Court
Ste. 165
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Thomas Jefferson 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,...
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
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.
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...
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
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
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...
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...
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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Paul A. Swiller
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California Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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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
Scott Howard Finkbeiner
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(619) 284-4113 7676 Hazard Center Dr. #625
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Scott H. Finkbeiner is a co-founder of Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP and is an expert in Family Law as he is California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist. Scott is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Scott has dual degrees in accounting and finance from the University of Arizona. Scott serves as a volunteer for the Superior Court as a judge pro tem, Family Law settlement judge and mediator. Scott specializes in all aspects of complex family law cases from mediations to trials. Scott has litigated all issues involved in divorce and paternity cases...
Jenna A. Hoefler
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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
California Western 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...
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...
Michelle Louise Blair
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Escondido, CA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(760) 871-2531 210 S Juniper Street, Ste. 200
Escondido, CA 92025
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Education
Ms. Blair graduated from the Menlo College, Atherton, California where she was a magna cum laude graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. Ms. Blair then received her juris doctor degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California and was admitted to the California and Federal bars in 2002.

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Family Law Section, California Bar Association
San Diego North County Bar Association
Thomas Daniel Nares
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(760) 434-5710 2794 Gateway Rd.
Suite 106
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
My practice is devoted to the areas of Family Law, Divorce, Custody and Visitation, Domestic Violence and Support, as well as to all Criminal Law cases from misdemeanors to the most serious felonies.
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.
Drew Hendricks
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 2 years experience
(619) 284-4113 7676 Hazard Center Dr. #625
San Diego, CA 92108
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Drew received his Bachelor of Arts from Queens University of Charlotte, where he majored in Psychology and served as captain of the university tennis team. After college, he attended graduate school at West Virginia University, where he earned master’s degrees in social work and public administration, and participated in many community outreach projects. He also demonstrated exceptional work ethic by completing two master’s programs while simultaneously working as a tennis coach to help pay for his education. He later received his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law, where he was a Dean’s List student and member of...
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
Linda A. Jazo
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California Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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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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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
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,
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,...
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.
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...
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.
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
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...
Julia Kaemerle
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(760) 931-1981 5962 La Place Court
Ste. 165
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Marc J Mastriano
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(760) 278-1197 2445 5th Avenue
Suite 330
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Diego School of Law and University of California - Irvine
Robin Ann DeVito Esq.
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California Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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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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Peter Mueller
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San Marcos, CA Divorce Attorney with 47 years experience
(760) 752-4600 950 Boardwalk #305
San Marcos, CA 92078
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Mr. Mueller has been practicing law for thirty-five years and is licensed in California and Illinois. Graduating with honors from Loyola Law School in 1972, he was selected to associate with Chicago’s leading corporate firm and was also invited to become a Visiting Professor of Corporate Law at Loyola, where he had held the position as Assistant Dean of the Business School during his law studies. In his position as director of Father’s Rights Law Center®, Mr. Mueller, a Certified Family Law Specialist, benefits from his early litigation training and experience and will involve when needed, qualified and respected...
Hannah J. Engholm
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(619) 284-4113 7676 Hazard Center Drive
Suite 625
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Hannah J. Engholm received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, as a University of California Regent’s Scholar. Hannah simultaneously earned her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law and her Master in Social Work degree from San Diego State University. She served as Senior Editor for the California Western International Law Journal. Hannah is involved in several volunteer opportunities, including San Diego’s Voices of Children where she has been a Court Appointed Advocate since 2010. Ms. Engholm has experience with all family law issues.
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
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...
Carrie E Nolan
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Encinitas, CA Divorce Attorney
(760) 479-1900 662 Encinitas Blvd
#260
Encinitas, CA 92024
Divorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Carrie began her career in family law in 2006 as a legal assistant. She became a paralegal in 2007. She began working for the Law Office of Annette Hall Neville in 2008 as a paralegal while she attended law school. She became an associate attorney in 2012. Carrie’s diligence and attention to detail are second-to-none. She is a vital part of our practice. Clients and colleagues alike respect her work ethic and easy demeanor.
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
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...
Linda A. Jazo
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(619) 794-2018 1901 1st Ave
#228
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce, Family and Juvenile
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Daniel Richard Knowlton
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 42 years experience
(619) 997-1553 8880 Rio San Diego Dr. Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State Univ
COMPETENCE CONTROLS OUTCOMES. Dan Knowlton is the son of an attorney who practiced for 62 years, and Dan’s son has also become an attorney. Dan served honorably in the California Air Force National Guard and the California Army National Guard. His bachelor degrees, cum laude, were in Economics, which make business and real estate analysis second nature to him, and Philosophy. He served as president for two terms in a local Chamber of Commerce, and was active with Kiwanis and Optimists International, serving recently as president of a mid-size long-standing San Diego charity. His hobbies are...
Elizabeth P. Swiller
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(619) 794-2018 1901 1st Ave
#228
San Diego, CA 92101
Divorce, Family and Juvenile
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Elizabeth P. Swiller
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California Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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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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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.