Carlsbad Family Lawyers

Compare 293 top rated California attorneys serving Carlsbad.
Steven Lucas Aicher
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Only SD Family Law Attorney With MBA/Navy Veteran/Former FLJ Foundation Lawyer.

I’m an experienced family law attorney and I represent clients throughout San Diego. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and will help you and your family through every step of your case. Read More »
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Linda A. Jazo
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California Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience

Linda Jazo is an experienced and trusted Family, Divorce and Juvenile Law attorney. She is committed to quality advocacy, representing the best interests of children in California. Linda is singularly focused on... Read More »
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Matthew Kaemerle
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Compassionate and skilled San Diego family law attorney ready to fight for you!

I'm an experienced San Diego family lawyer and will fight for you and your family throughout your case. My practice includes complex divorce cases, spousal support, child support, and child custody & visitation. Read More »
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Stephen Smith
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California Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience

Stephen V. Smith is a dedicated and skilled Divorce and Family Law attorney. He exclusively represents men and women going through difficult divorces and complex family issues. When possible, Stephen uses a... Read More »
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Robin Ann DeVito Esq.
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(760) 720-9890 1015 Chestnut Ave
#C-2
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
California Western School of Law
Robin DeVito is a highly experienced Family Law attorney in San Diego County. For over 30 years, she has advocated for clients with Divorce, Legal Separation, Annulments, Child Support, Spousal Support, Child Custody & Visitation, Support Arrearages, and Division of Property matters.

Robin provides a solution-seeking approach to resolving family law matters, with a focus on Alternate Dispute Resolution and Private Judging. A Certified Specialist in Family Law, she is knowledgeable in litigation, mediation, and collaboration. Honored for her extensive experience and skill, Robin was named Family Law Attorney of the Year in 2017.

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Pierre A. Domercq
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(760) 434-3330 2755 Jefferson St.
Ste 100
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Family and Divorce
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Burke & Domercq, LLP offers skilled divorce and family law representation to individuals, families and business owners in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, Vista and throughout North County San Diego.

We have represented our clients before North County family law courts for decades. Whether you are facing life changes such as a divorce or child custody dispute, require modifications to existing child support or custody orders, face domestic violence allegations or wish to prepare a prenuptial agreement we are here to help accomplish your objectives.
Matthew Kaemerle
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Attorney
(760) 931-1981 5962 La Place Court
Ste. 165
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
At the Law Office of Matthew & Julia Kaemerle, L.L.P., we provide our clients with the personalized, experienced, and committed legal counsel that they deserve when facing a challenging legal matter. Our Carlsbad Family Law Attorneys have handled a wide variety of issues related to complex, high-asset divorces, contested custody and visitation cases, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, as well as non-traditional family formation and dissolution. Our team will work with you to find the right strategy for your situation and will come up with solutions that address your goals and needs.

Additionally, we offer legal assistance in the areas of...
Belinda Suzanne EtezadRachman
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(760) 720-9324 800 Grand Ave., Ste. AG-8
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Experienced divorce attorney who was a special education teacher, who does nothing but mediation with nice couples. 100% success rate with over 350 couples. Low flat fee.
Samin Vali Beringer
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(760) 579-7375 2173 Salk Avenue, Ste. 250
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Free ConsultationFamily
University 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...
Julia Kaemerle
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(760) 931-1981 5962 La Place Court
Ste. 165
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
At the Law Office of Matthew & Julia Kaemerle, L.L.P., we provide our clients with the personalized, experienced, and committed legal counsel that they deserve when facing a challenging legal matter. Our Carlsbad Family Law Attorneys have handled a wide variety of issues related to complex, high-asset divorces, contested custody and visitation cases, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, as well as non-traditional family formation and dissolution. Our team will work with you to find the right strategy for your situation and will come up with solutions that address your goals and needs.

Additionally, we offer legal assistance in the areas of...
Craig Richard VanThiel
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(760) 722-7669 701 Palomar Airport Rd., Ste. 300
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Thomas D'Arcy Ferreira
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(760) 990-4752 2244 Faraday Avenue, No. 115
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Nicole M. Nore Esq.
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(760) 720-9890 1015 Chestnut Ave
#C-2
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
James R. Wilkens
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(760) 448-1113 2100 Palomar Airport Rd., Ste. 205
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Free ConsultationFamily and Criminal
California Western School of Law
James R. Wilkens is a California licensed attorney with a practice focused on family law and misdemeanor criminal defense. Mr. Wilkens' office in Carlsbad is situated a short distance from the San Diego County Superior Court in Vista and serves all of San Diego County. You can reach him directly at wilkensjames@gmail.com.

Mr. Wilkens was born and raised in San Diego County. He went to college locally at Cal State San Marcos before attending graduate school at UC Irvine where he earned an MA in History. After graduate school, Mr. Wilkens returned to San Diego to earn...
Julia Kaemerle
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Get an experienced family law attorney on your side! Free consultation!

I'm an experienced family lawyer and serve clients throughout San Diego. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and will help you and your children through every stage of your case. Call today! Read More »
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Jenna A. Hoefler
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Dedicated California Family Law Attorney! Call for Help!

I provide exceptional legal representation for all family law matters. I will work tirelessly for the best possible results for your family! Visit my website for information and reviews. Read More »
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Thomas Daniel Nares
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(760) 434-5710 2794 Gateway Rd.
Suite C-5
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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 state court Criminal Defense cases from misdemeanors to the most serious felonies.

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Stephen J. Moore Esq.
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(760) 720-9890 1015 Chestnut Ave
#C-2
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Family, Divorce and Probate
California Western School of Law
Samin Vali
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(760) 579-7375 2173 Salk Avenue, Ste. 250
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Alan Silverman
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(760) 434-2445 2755 Jefferson Street
Suite 205
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Whittier Law School and Pepperdine University School of Law
Ms. Elizabeth N Molea
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Attorney
(760) 722-7669 701 Palomar Airport Rd., #300
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Vanessa G. McKinnon
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(760) 707-3373 2755 Jefferson Street, Suite 206
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Family and Divorce
Elizabeth N. Fox Esq.
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Attorney
(760) 722-7669 701 Palomar Airport Rd., #300
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Ms. Anne M Curtolo
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(760) 795-9123 701 Palomar Airport Rd, Suite 300
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Joshua Hershon
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(760) 473-0387 300 Carlsbad Village Dr.
Ste 108A-171
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Family and Criminal
Elizabeth N. Molea
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(760) 579-7375 2173 Salk Avenue, Ste. 250
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Free ConsultationFamily
Southwestern Law School and University of Redlands
Nancy J. Bickford
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Successful Family Attorney! 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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Andrew J. Botros
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Knowledgeable & Determined Family Law Attorney! Focused on You! Call Now

I am a skilled and dedicated family lawyer. I am committed to resolving all areas 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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James Francis Sexton
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Oceanside, CA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(760) 919-4394 2424 Vista Way #202
Oceanside, CA 92054
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...
Steven Lee Fritsch
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Oceanside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(760) 683-2071 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 216
Oceanside, CA 92054
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
We understand that our clients are experiencing a difficult time in their lives and need an attorney that will guide and help them through this stressful period and aggressively and competently represent and protect their interests.  At the Law Office of Steven L. Fritsch you will have representation from an attorney that is experienced, aggressive when needed and has an outstanding reputation in the legal community.  Our law office strives to provide professional and superior service.
William Carley Halsey
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Oceanside, CA Family Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(760) 721-3839 2424 Vista Way
Suite 320
Oceanside, CA 92054
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Joseph Battle Carnohan
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Oceanside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(760) 722-8200 1930 South Coast Hwy. Suite 100
Oceanside, CA 92054
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Linda Joyce Alexander
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Vista, CA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(760) 806-4377 380 S Melrose Dr
Suite 302
Vista, CA 92081
Family and Divorce
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...
Ms. Elizabeth J Van Thiel
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Oceanside, CA Family Law Attorney
2424 Vista Way, Ste. 200
Oceanside, CA 92054
Family
Kathy A. Minella Esq.
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Oceanside, CA Family Law Lawyer
(760) 722-7646 2424 Vista Way, Suite 200
Oceanside, CA 92054
Family
Andrew Patrick Johnson
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Vista, CA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(760) 639-0187 440 S. Melrose Drive
Suite 260
Vista, CA 92081
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
Our tagline, "When you want your case done right the first time," evolved as a result of continued client feedback expressing frustrations with past dealings with the process. Divorce is a difficult process. We are mindful of the emotional aspect as well as the costs involved with each case. Andrew P. Johnson, APC makes every effort to apply the right resources to each task so that we can keep costs at a minimum while still accomplishing your goals.

I am a licensed California Attorney and Certified Family Law Specialist with an office located in Vista directly across from...
Michael Allen Fischer
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Oceanside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(760) 722-7646 Fischer & Van Thiel LLP
2424 Vista Way, Ste. 200
Oceanside, CA 92054
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...
Michael Spiekerman
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Vista, CA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(760) 214-9404 380 S Melrose Dr
Ste 363
Vista, CA 92081
Free ConsultationFamily and Estate Planning
Western State Univ COL
Family Law Attorney Michael Spiekerman is a highly qualified attorney whose practice is exclusively devoted to dissolution of marriage and domestic partnerships, and all manner of family law related issues. He has represented clients with both complex and simple disputes involving the division of community property assets, the allocation of marital and non-marital debt, obtaining and terminating spousal support awards, setting and modifying child support orders, custody, parenting issues, and much more.

Michael recognizes that the circumstance of ending a marriage or any once intimate relationship is an extremely traumatic experience. In order for people to actually be supported...
Lauren Liberman
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California Family Law Attorney

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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Damon Brandon Forney
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Only SD Certified Family Law Specialist Who Is A Former State/Federal Prosecutor

I am an accomplished and experienced family lawyer located in San Diego, CA. I represent clients in Family Law cases including divorce, legal separation and paternity. Free consultation up to 30 minutes in office. Read More »
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Richard Renkin
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Encinitas, CA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(619) 299-7100 320 Encinitas Blvd
Ste B
Encinitas, CA 92024
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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.
Peter Mueller
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San Marcos, CA Family Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(760) 752-4600 950 Boardwalk #305
San Marcos, CA 92078
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Dahann Robinson
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Vista, CA Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(760) 708-6420 207 Main Street, Suite B
Vista, CA 92084
Family
I am a extremely hardworking and driven family law attorney in San Diego County. I recently opened my own small law office in Vista, CA. My goal is to provide quality legal services at affordable rates for both Spanish and English speaking individuals in the community.
Carrie E Nolan
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Encinitas, CA Family Law Attorney
(760) 479-1900 662 Encinitas Blvd
#260
Encinitas, CA 92024
Family and Divorce
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.
Stephanie Maria Caballero
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San Marcos, CA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(760) 798-2265 1225 San Elijo Rd
San Marcos, CA 92078
Family
Southern California Inst/Law
Law Office of Stephanie M. Caballero Assisted Reproduction & Family Formation Law
Michael Gower
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Encinitas, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(760) 230-5900 169 Saxony Road, Suite 114
Encinitas, CA 92024
Free ConsultationFamily
University of San Diego
The Law Offices of Gower & Bluck are proud to provide services to clients throughout San Diego. Our Encinitas office is centrally located and a short drive from Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista. Whether you have a case involving child custody, divorce, spousal support, child support, or other family law matters, our attorneys offer quality representation and a free consultation.
Marion E. Froehlich
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Vista, CA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(760) 724-6244 316 S Melrose Dr
Vista, CA 92081
Family, Estate Planning and Probate
Southwestern University School of Law
James Robert Fox
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Vista, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(888) 301-2455 550 W Vista Way Ste 208
Vista, CA 92083
Family and Estate Planning
UC Hastings COL
Dana Lynn Green
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Vista, CA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(760) 814-0158 450 S. Melrose Dr. - #108
Vista, CA 92081
Family, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Dana L. Green is an Estate Planning and Elder Law attorney in North County, San Diego serving all of California. She was born in New York and was raised bi-coastally in New York and California. She received her B.A. in Finance and Business Economics with an emphasis in Spanish and French from Goucher College and her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Dana is admitted to the bar in three states: California, New York and Connecticut.

She has practiced in various fields of law over the years including Insurance Defense Litigation, Family Law and Real Estate Law before...
William R Fuhrman
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Encinitas, CA Family Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(760) 479-2525 527 Encinitas Boulevard Suite 202
Encinitas, CA 92024
Offers Video ChatFamily
My team of 1 associate attorney and 2 paralegals support my service to San Diego County families and businesses, principally in the North County coastal area. I routinely appear in San Diego County's family, civil, criminal and juvenile court departments: Central, East County, North County and South Bay. And, I periodically appears in the Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside county courts. FAMILY LAW: For nearly 4 decades, I have written premarital agreements for couples planning to marry + represented those dissolving their marriage, whether amicably or when in high conflict. We daily negotiate and litigate all related issues: child...
Paul A. Swiller
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California Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

University of California Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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Matthew S. Blado
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Experienced and Dedicated Family Law Attorney! Exceptional Representation!

I practice exclusively in the area of Family Law. I work tirelessly to deliver the best possible results for those with family law matters! Visit my website to see client testimonials and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Carlsbad Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Aid Society of San Diego
Oceanside, CA

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Dealing with family law issues?

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.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.

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