Rancho Santa Fe, 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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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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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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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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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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Rancho Santa Fe, CA Divorce Lawyer with 52 years experience
(858) 759-7703 PO Box 791
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
UC Hastings COL
Rancho Santa Fe, CA Divorce Lawyer with 44 years experience
(619) 236-1414 Pmb 250
PO Box 5000
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
Divorce and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Rancho Santa Fe, CA Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(858) 525-2984 PO Box 8391
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Divorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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.
Kandy Odetta Koliwer
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Encinitas, CA Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
315 S Coast Highway 101
Suite 194
Encinitas, CA 92024
Divorce and Family
Western State Univ
Kandy received a BA in Sociology and and California Teaching Credential from San Diego State University. She received a Masters degree in Counseling from Chapman College. Prior to becoming an attorney she worked as a Probation Officer and Social Worker with children involved in the Juvenile Court related to child abuse and neglect. Kandy's primary area of practice is Juvenile Dependency, representing all parties including parents, relatives and foster parents. Additonally she works in the areas of Family Law, Guardianships, Adoptions, Restraining Orders and Paternity Actions.
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 Cornejo Sullivan
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(858) 451-9390 11545 W. Bernardo Ct.
Suite 211
San Diego, CA 92127
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
The mission of the attorneys at The Sullivan Law Firm, APC, is to counsel clients in finding common sense solutions to complex family and bankruptcy legal problems by providing a full spectrum of legal services. Attorney Michelle Sullivan, CLS-F, is a specialist in counseling clients regarding divorce, mediation, collaboration, adoptions, prenuptual agreements, and other legal issues. Located in Rancho Bernardo, a neighborhood of north San Diego, our family law and bankruptcy practice especially caters to residents of San Diego and North County.
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...
Richard Renkin
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Encinitas, CA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(619) 299-7100 320 Encinitas Blvd
Ste B
Encinitas, CA 92024
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Western State Univ
At Renkin & Associates, we represent clients in all areas of San Diego and North County for family law cases. Divorces can have many complex issues, and we have experience handling a variety of issues, including marriage dissolution, property division, and move-away issues. Visit www.renkinlaw.com to learn how we can help you.
Michael Allen Fischer
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(858) 935-6211 Fischer & Van Thiel LLP
10620 Treena St #230
San Diego, CA 92131
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Michael Fischer is a licensed California attorney licensed to practice in both state and federal court. Mr. Fischer has handled hundreds of contested and uncontested family law matters. He is known for his ability to guide his clients through the tumultuous processes of family court in an aggressive yet compassionate manner. Mr. Fischer graduated Cum Laude from Saint Joseph’s College in Rensellaer Indiana with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing and a minor in Political Science. For twenty-two years he oversaw the growth of his photography studio and photo processing laboratory in Soldotna, Alaska as well as owning and...
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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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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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.
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...
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
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
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
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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
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...
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.
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...
Roy M. Doppelt Esq.
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(800) 769-4748 16466 Bernardo Center Dr
#260
San Diego, CA 92128
Free ConsultationSan Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
For nearly 30 years, San Diego family law attorney Roy M. Doppelt, Esq. has been providing clients in Southern California with comprehensive legal services. He is currently an active member of the California and San Diego Bar Associations, and he is admitted to practice law in both California and Illinois state courts, as well as the Federal District Court for the Southern District of California.

Roy was raised in Chicago and attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He relocated to California to attend the California Western School of Law, where he obtained his J.D. in 1988, graduating with honors....
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
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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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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Denise E. Oxley Esq.
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(858) 486-4823 16935 W Bernardo Dr
#104
San Diego, CA 92127
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning and Family
Inns of Court School of Law, Grays Inn, London
Shannon B. Miles
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(858) 943-2060 12396 World Trade Drive, Suite 215
San Diego, CA 92128
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
California Western School of Law and University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Born into a military family in Quantico, Virginia, Ms. Miles attended California Western School of Law, graduating in 2006. While at Cal Western, Ms. Miles studied Family Law and Community Property. Ms. Miles clerked for a family law firm and civil litigation firm while in law school. Ms. Miles also served as a judicial extern for the military judges at Camp Pendleton. Ms. Miles started with our firm in 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Miles worked for the law firm of Moore, Schulman & Moore for four years, practicing exclusively in the area of family law. She is trained...
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
Steven Lucas Aicher
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney
(800) 769-4748 16466 Bernardo Center Dr.
San Diego, CA 92128
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Craig Richard VanThiel
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(760) 722-7669 701 Palomar Airport Rd., Ste. 300
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Damon Brandon Forney
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(800) 769-4748 16466 Bernardo Center Dr
#260
San Diego, CA 92128
Free ConsultationSan Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Case Western Reserve University and University of California - San Diego
The only San Diego State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist who was also a Former Federal and County of San Diego Prosecutor with Over 20 Years of Experience!
Thomas D'Arcy Ferreira
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(760) 990-4752 2244 Faraday Avenue, No. 115
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Diego School of Law
California family lawyer and credentialed mediator . Practiced personal injury and workers' compensation litigation 1988-2007. Joined Kegel, Tobin & Truce in 1990, managing shareholder in 2002. January 2008, transitioned to family law and mediation after divorcing. Current practice emphasizes resolution of conflict for the sake of children, and cost-effective methods to get through divorce. AAA neutral in insurance litigation. 3 published Ct. of Appeal Cases and 1 before the Cal. Sup. Ct.
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.
Ms. Anne M Curtolo
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(760) 795-9123 701 Palomar Airport Rd, Suite 300
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
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...
Stephen Smith
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California Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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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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Samin Vali
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Carlsbad, CA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(760) 579-7375 2173 Salk Avenue, Ste. 250
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Samin Vali Beringer is a licensed California attorney authorized to practice in both state and federal court. Her unique experiences in Family Law and Civil Litigation enable her to handle a wide spectrum of cases. Ms. Beringer is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where she was recognized on the Dean's List and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a specialization in Public Law. Thereafter, Ms. Beringer continued her education at the University of San Diego School of Law. While at the University of San Diego, Ms. Beringer developed her knowledge of Family Law...
Jaime Teuchert
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(858) 376-7251 12396 World Trade Drive, Suite 215
San Diego, CA 92128
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
California Western School of Law
Born in Pomona, California, Ms. Teuchert is a graduate of California Western School of Law. While at California Western, Ms. Teuchert studied Family Law and was the Vice President of the Child, Family and Elder Law Society. In addition to receiving Academic Achievement Awards in Mediation Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Ms. Teuchert graduated at the top of her class on the Dean’s Honor List. During law school, Ms. Teuchert received a State Bar of California Commendation and the Bonnie Reading Scholarship for her work in family law. Ms. Teuchert also holds an English degree from the University of California, Santa...
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
Elizabeth N. Fox Esq.
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney
(858) 935-6211 10620 Treena St #230,
San Diego, CA 92131
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Linda Joyce Alexander
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Vista, CA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(760) 806-4377 380 S Melrose Dr
Suite 302
Vista, CA 92081
Divorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Linda J Alexander is a licensed California Attorney who has been practicing Family Law in San Diego County since 1995. Ms Alexander dedicates her practice of law to Family Law Matters. Focusing on: Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Legal Separation, Paternity, Pre and Post Marital Agreements, Guardianships, Adoptions, Post Judgment Modifications, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Community and Separate Property matters, Division of Assets and Debts, Co-Habitation Agreements and Grandparent Visitation. Ms. Alexander understands that dealing with family law issues can be extremely painful and...
Warren Erwin Haviland Jr
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Encinitas, CA Divorce Lawyer with 49 years experience
(858) 223-3400 171 Saxony Rd., Suite 110
Encinitas, CA 92024
Divorce and Family
Vanderbilt Univ School of Law
Stephanie Mendez
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Escondido, CA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(760) 213-2395 127 E. 3rd Ave.,
Suite 202
Escondido, CA 92025
Divorce and Family
Stephanie Mendez attended law school in Orange County, CA, and passed the California State Bar on the first attempt. She first became interested in Family Law while interning at The Legal Clinic, in Fullerton, CA. After graduating law school, Stephanie began working at a local law firm in San Diego, CA, where she handled all aspects of family law, including child custody and visitation, child support, paternity actions, divorce actions, domestic violence issues, and spousal support. She is well versed in the complexities of family law, and the emotions that are involved. Her goal is to guide the client and...
Barbara Jean Weiser
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(858) 924-0053 16885 West Bernardo Drive
Suite 123
San Diego, CA 92127
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Whittier Coll School of Law
Ms. Elizabeth N Molea
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney
10620 Treena St #230,
San Diego, CA 92131
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
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
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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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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Rancho Santa Fe Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Aid Society of San Diego
(877) 534-2454
El Cajon, CA


Center for Community Solutions Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
(858) 272-5777
San Diego, CA

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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.