Calexico, California Family Lawyers

Roy M. Doppelt Esq.
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Damon Brandon Forney
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Full service law firm including attorneys and paralegal staff located in San Diego to represent clients in Family Law cases including divorce, legal separation and paternity. Free consultation up to 30 minutes in office.
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Ryan Duane Childers
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El Centro, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(760) 353-3483 1430 Broadway St.
El Centro, CA 92243
Family, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Thomas Watson Storey
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El Centro, CA Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(760) 352-1311 654 Main St
El Centro, CA 92243
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ
Mr. Storey first became acquainted with the criminal justice system as a deputy sheriff in 1970. He completed his education through Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego while working as a deputy and sergeant at the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office. He transferred from the Sheriff’s Office to the District Attorneys Office after receiving his Juris Doctor. Mr. Storey is a second generation resident of Imperial County. His law enforcement experience and time with the District Attorneys Office influenced him to run for political office which resulted in his election as Imperial County District Attorney where he served until 1987. Mr....
El Centro, CA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(760) 353-9110 527 S 4th St
El Centro, CA 92243
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
El Centro, CA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(760) 352-3130 1005 W State St
El Centro, CA 92243-2830
Family and Criminal
El Centro, CA Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
303 S 8th St
El Centro, CA 92243
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
El Centro, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
306 S Waterman Ave
El Centro, CA 92243
Family and Divorce
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Imperial, CA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
516 Industry Way Ste C
Imperial, CA 92251
Family, Civil Rights, Criminal and Immigration
Angelina Bradley
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(800) 769-4748 16466 Bernardo Center Dr
#260
San Diego, CA 92128
Free ConsultationSan Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence 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...
Richard Lutringer
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Palm Springs, CA Family Law Attorney
(760) 459-4123 777 East Tahquitz Canyon Wy.
Suite 200
Palm Springs, CA 92260
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Real Estate
Cornell University
Full time mediator with offices in New York City and Southern California.
Palm Springs Office concentrates primarily on divorce, custodial arrangements and disputes related to real estate and probate, as well as family-owned business and vacation homes. New York City Office concentrates on corporate, commercial and finance matters

Extensive training in alternative dispute resolution techniques, including at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution in London (CEDR), the American Arbitration Association.
(AAA),and the International Mediation Institute (IMI)., Among other panels, he mediates disputes as a member of the mediation panels of CPR,...
Andy Cook
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(619) 515-9900 1901 1st Ave
2FL
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Andy Cook is here to help you! With a great courtroom presence (he used to be a professional announcer) and strong writing skills, Andy is able to get your message across to the many family law judges in San Diego County.

Andy Cook handles family law matters exclusively. He has one associate attorney and has run his own practice in the Bankers Hill area of San Diego, located about a mile from the main San Diego Family Law Court, for over 23 years. Andy has been Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar...
Carmen Elena Ramos
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(858) 566-6650 9663 Tierra Grande Street
Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Family and Divorce
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.
Michele Bernadette Brown
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(619) 298-1900 525 "B" Street
#2200
San Diego, CA 92101
Family and Divorce
University of San Diego School of Law
Michele B. Brown is an attorney licensed in the State of California and the United States District Court for the Southern District. She is a Certified Specialist in Family Law and she handles complex family law matters, including dissolution of marriage actions with business valuations, income analysis and financial litigation, custody, move-away and psychological evaluations, as well as pre-marital agreements, post-marital agreements, post judgment matters and enforcement actions. Ms. Brown cares deeply about the law and her clients. It is for this reason Ms. Brown is actively involved in family law legislation and politics. Michele Brown...
Mr. Thurman Wesley Arnold III
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Palm Springs, CA Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(760) 320-7915 225 S. Civic Dr
Suite 1-3
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Lewis & Clark Law School
Ethical family law and divorce attorney, handling high conflict divorces, but also amicable & simple situations. Divorce mediation and collaborative divorce is available through our mediation practice at http://www.DesertFamilyMediationServices.com. Mr. Arnold is a Certified Family Law Specialist.
Christopher C. Happ
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(619) 906-5800 7801 Mission Center Ct.
Suite 450
San Diego, CA 92108
Family
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Mr. Happ is a Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS) and is licensed to practice in both the State of California and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. Upon being sworn in to practice law, Mr. Happ immediately opened Happ Law Group P.C. Since its founding, Happ Law Group P.C. has been a firm exclusively devoted to representing individuals involved in family law disputes. Mr. Happ has prepared pleadings and discovery, negotiated settlements and litigated contested hearings/trials involving all aspects of family law, including, but not limited to, custody/visitation, child and spousal support, property characterization and division, enforcement...
Michael John Harrington
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Palm Springs, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(760) 347-4445 125 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Suite 203
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Univ of LaVerne COL
An understanding lawyer with compassion. Listens to his clients concerns and develops a plan to best meet them. Early in my career I practiced criminal, juvenile delinquency and juvenile dependency law. This background still helps today. My practice focuses on typical family needs. Family law, child custody, consumer bankruptcy, and elder care. More recently, I have expanded to offer services to small and family businesses.
Beatrice Larsson Snider
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(888) 860-8544 9663 Tierra Grande
Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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,...
Naghmeh Bashar
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(858) 566-6650 9663 Tierra Grande St. Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Family and Divorce
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...
Damon Brandon Forney
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(800) 769-4748 16466 Bernardo Center Dr
#260
San Diego, CA 92128
Free ConsultationSan Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
Family and Divorce
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!
Roseline D. Feral
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(619) 232-1010 444 W C St
#310
San Diego, CA 92101
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Ms. Feral puts the needs of her clients first, even if that means dealing with conflict. Passionate about making sure her client's voice is heard, you can count on her to fight and not back down. Ms. Feral is rated one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the area and has earned the respect of clients and San Diego Defense Lawyers throughout California.
ILONA ANTONYAN
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(619) 696-1100 1402 West Broadway, 21st Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals and Arbitration & Mediation
California Western School of Law
Ilona Antonyan is a Founding Partner of Antonyan Miranda, a litigation trial attorney, and a Certified Family Law Specialist. Ms. Antonyan became the youngest person in California to become a Certified Family Law Specialist, after achieving the rigorous requirements in only five years of practice.

Having immigrated to the United States in 1992 as an Armenian refugee, Ms. Antonyan is fluent in English, Russian, and Spanish, and is collaterally licensed as a real estate broker, and also obtained Series 7 and 66 securities licenses. Ms. Antonyan focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters, specializing in high-net worth cases and those...
Phillip J Wu
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(888) 222-1220 3130 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of San Francisco School of Law
Michelle Cornejo Sullivan
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(858) 451-9390 11545 W. Bernardo Ct.
Suite 211
San Diego, CA 92127
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy and Divorce
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.
Paul A. Swiller
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(619) 794-2018 1901 1st Ave
#228
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Juvenile
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Robert M. Garland
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(619) 724-1589 2534 State Street, #477
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationSan Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1993. Certified as a Family Law Specialist in 2002. Divorce, Property Division, Support, Custody and Visitation. Specializing in Move Away and Interstate Custody cases.
US Navy Veteran
Christine Hayes Sickler
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(858) 566-6650 9663 Tierra Grande Street
Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Family and Divorce
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,...
Nicholas Moore
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(619) 485-2900 101 W. Broadway, Suite 1770
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce 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...
Brian Alan Burkett
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(619) 683-2429 444 Camino del Rio S
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Denise E. Oxley Esq.
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(858) 486-4823 16935 W Bernardo Dr
#104
San Diego, CA 92127
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Estate Planning
Inns of Court School of Law, Grays Inn, London
Thomas J Dao
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El Cajon, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(619) 567-5066 1313 Granite Hills Dr
El Cajon, CA 92019
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce 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.
James Francis Sexton
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Chula Vista, CA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(619) 476-9436 3130 Bonita Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Free ConsultationFamily, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
California Western School of Law
James F. Sexton first worked as an attorney for the insurance companies he now opposes. Having worked this side of personal injury and worker’s compensation cases, James understands the goals, motivation, and tactics employed by the insurance companies and the lawyers who protect their interests. He uses that knowledge to better serve and protect his clients’ interests. As CEO of a company and owner of his own law firm, James Sexton’s success reflects the positive experiences his clients have had and continue to have at The Sexton Law Firm. His expertise is extensive and includes California bankruptcy law, California...
Sandy Lynne Meade
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(619) 503-3050 3555 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Western Sierra Law School
(619) DIVORCE and attorney Sandy L. Meade have over 54 years of combined experience practicing law in California. Through open communication and a commitment toward the empowerment of her clients, Sandy has earned an outstanding reputation among both colleagues and clients for her professional and compassionate approach to family law.
Roy M. Doppelt Esq.
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(800) 769-4748 16466 Bernardo Center Dr
#260
San Diego, CA 92128
Free ConsultationSan Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
Teresa Trucchi
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
3055 India Street
San Diego, CA 92117
Free ConsultationFamily and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Teresa Trucchi, CFLS joined Suppa, Trucchi & Henein, LLP in 1994 and became a partner in 2000. Her primary areas of practice include family law, personal injury and general civil litigation. Prior to Suppa, Trucchi and Henein LLP, Ms. Trucchi was an associate at Bauer and Schultz APC in Bonita, CA from 1988 to 1994. Ms. Trucchi received her Bachelors of Science Degree (with distinction) in Secondary Education in Language Arts (emphasis in Speech, Journalism, Drama and Literature) from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1984. While at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she was on the academic honor roll all...
Win R Heiskala
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(858) 566-6650 9663 Tierra Grande St. Ste. 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Family and Divorce
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...
Garrison Klueck
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La Mesa, CA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(866) 920-3993 7777 Alvarado Road, Suite # 413
La Mesa, CA 91942
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Although our whole firm prides itself on being "warriors in court," I believe that I have a calling to spread the word to folks that there are alternatives to going to court. There are alternatives like mediation, collaborative law and cooperative law. People in our firm, and myself, had to take extra training, often at substantial expense and in other states, to be able to offer those alternative dispute methods for our clients. Now I have hobbies of "spreading the word" about those alternatives. I appear on TV, often with other members of our firm....
Michael Allen Fischer
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(858) 935-6211 Fischer & Van Thiel LLP
10620 Treena St #230
San Diego, CA 92131
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence 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...
Frederic Steven Wieder
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Palm Desert, CA Family Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(760) 776-6666 44-100 Monterey Ave
Suite 203
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Juvenile
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Put over 40 years of Family Law experience to work for you. I am a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. I have extensive trial and mediation experience which assists clients in getting their cases resolved with fewer court appearances, saving them money in legal fees. I sit as a temporary judge in family law frequently which has given me the experience of evaluating cases in my pratice from a judge's point of view. ...
Matthew J Mesnik
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(619) 966-4435 3914 Murphy Canyon Rd.
Suite A222
San Diego, CA 92123
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Rivka Israel
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(858) 487-3279 3200 Fourth Ave
Ste 201
San Diego, CA 92103
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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...
Craig Richard VanThiel
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(858) 935-6211 10620 Treena St., Ste. 230
San Diego, CA 92131
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Univ of San Diego School of Law
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Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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