San Diego, California Divorce Lawyers

Roy M. Doppelt Esq.
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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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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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Andy Cook
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San Diego, CA 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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Ashley Negrette
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San Diego, CA 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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Stephen Smith
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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Sandy Lynne Meade
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(619) 503-3050 3555 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
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.
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...
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.
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...
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
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
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
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
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...
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...
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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Paul A. Swiller
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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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
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...
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.
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...
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...
Puja Arun Sachdev
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 12 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...
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,...
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...
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
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
Robin Ann DeVito Esq.
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California Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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Nicole M. Nore Esq.
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California Divorce Attorney

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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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
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
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
Julie Lynn Dupre
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San Ysidro, CA Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(858) 752-2783 641 E. San Ysidro Blvd.
No. B3-1218
San Ysidro, CA 92173
Divorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Lee Matthew Vernon
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(619) 485-2900 101 W Broadway
Ste 1760
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
I was born and raised in Indiana but have called San Diego home since moving here to attend law school. Prior to attending law school, I served eight years in the military as an active duty member of the U.S. Coast Guard. I graduated with high honors from Davenport University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. I gained a passion for family law while working at a veteran’s legal assistance clinic during law school. A majority of the cases I handled at the veteran’s legal assistance clinic were family law matters. I enjoyed helping clients work through legal issues...
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
Leigh Anne Kretzschmar
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 23 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.
Debra Black Manduley-Holmes
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(858) 354-5483 4725 Mercury Street STE 200
San Diego, CA 92111
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Frank Terrazas
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(619) 563-8992 1545 Hotel Cir S Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationDivorce and Estate Planning
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
I spent over a decade learning from two of the top Family Law attorneys in San Diego County. After being licensed I immediately began handling all areas of Family Law matters and building what is becoming one of the best and well regarded practices in the field. My knowledge of the law means that attorneys in practice for more than 20 years regularly seek my opinion in their own cases.

In addition, i provide estate planning advise and options for "everyday" people who think they don't need an estate plan. Everyone is in need of an estate plan. I help...
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
Linda A. Jazo
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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Elizabeth P. Swiller
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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Julia D. Schneider
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(619) 284-4113 7676 Hazard Center Drive
Suite 625
San Diego, CA 92108
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law
Julia Schneider received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kansas, with a double major in Spanish and Latin American Studies. After graduation, Ms. Schneider moved to Barranquilla, Columbia where she taught fifth grade science and language arts at a bilingual school. After teaching in Columbia, Ms. Schneider entered California Western School of Law as a Trustee’s Scholar. Ms. Schneider joined Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP in January, 2014 as a certified legal intern through California Western School of Law’s clinical internship program. She later became a law clerk, and now is an associate attorney in the firm. She...
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
Lori Clark Viviano
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(619) 296-1594 2728 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
Divorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Kim Marie Staron
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(619) 574-8000 2801 Camino del Rio S
San Diego, CA 92108
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...
Shana Jo Black
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(619) 557-0122 8880 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108
Divorce and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
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
Mark Lee Maniscalco
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San Diego, CA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(619) 876-4161 3667 Voltaire St
San Diego, CA 92107
Divorce
California Western School of Law
Bonnie Ada Mantel
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(619) 574-8000 2635 Camino Del Rio South Suite 204
San Diego, CA 92108
Divorce
McGill Univ
Erin 'Annie' Ruttenber
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San Diego, CA Divorce Lawyer
(858) 974-4900 5095 Murphy Canyon Road
Suite 127
San Diego, CA 92123
Divorce and Family
Matthew S. Blado
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Jenna A. Hoefler
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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.