Imperial, California Family Lawyers

Roy M. Doppelt Esq.
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Damon Brandon Forney
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Imperial, CA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
516 Industry Way Ste C
Imperial, CA 92251
Family, Civil Rights, Criminal and Immigration
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....
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
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
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
William Stanley Fitch
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Avenue
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
William Fitch, otherwise known as "Bill" is a senior attorney at Family Law Matters. Having a civil trial background for nearly two decades before joining the firm, Bill brings a unique knowledge of the law with him. He has tried hundreds, if not thousands, of cases over the years; and has conducted many jury trials. He also has extensive experience in discovery and law and motion issues. Bill's easy-going nature makes him easy to talk to, but do not underestimate his trial skills. Bill would always rather settle a case than try one one, because he recognizes the benefits to...
Heather Mellyn Cullen
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(951) 715-4632 28465 Old Town Front Street
Suite 321
Temecula, CA 92590
Family and Divorce
University of California - Riverside and University of California, Davis, School of Law
The family law practice at the Law Office of Heather Cullen strives to maintain effective, quality relationships with each of our clients. We treat each client with integrity and respect for his or her individual needs, goals and objectives. We focus on intelligent legal representation. We pledge to listen to and communicate with each of our clients. At our firm, we will give you the personal attention you need as you work through your family law issue. Our practice focuses on all areas of family law, from complicated divorce with complex property division, custody and support to simple preparation...
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...
Andrew Patrick Johnson
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Vista, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(760) 639-0187 440 S. Melrose Drive
Suite 260
Vista, CA 92081
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
Andrew Johnson, CFLS is a licensed Attorney in California who is also a Certified Family Law Specialist. Mr. Johnsons’ law practice is entirely devoted to the practice of Divorce & Family Law located in Vista and North San Diego County, California. Mr. Johnson is also a certified divorce mediator. Mr. Johnson became a member of the Bar in 2000, and over the past 18 years, has worked for himself, Basie and Fritz Attorney’s at Law and at the Law Offices of James A. Hennenhoefer A.P.C where he was a partner before opening his own practice in 2011. ...
Gina Marie Famularo
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(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
“Integrity Matters”
As a young woman, Gina experienced the pain and uncertainty of a protracted custody battle over her first child. It was this experience that caused her to become a lawyer. Her daughter is now happily married and attending medical school. Gina married her second husband in 1992. They have a teenaged son together, who still lives at home.

Gina was licensed to practice law in the state of California in 1997. Since then, she has amassed vast legal knowledge and courtroom experience. Her practice has always been limited exclusively to family law. Over the years, she has learned to listen....
Kristie Lee Bergamo
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(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Avenue
320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Willamette University College of Law
Kristie Lee Bergamo has presided as a temporary judge in both Orange and Los Angeles Counties. She also has an extensive history serving as minor's counsel, and has taught classes to help other attorneys become certified as minor's counsel. Kristie joined Family Law Matters in August of 2018. She attended Willamette University Law School in Salem, Oregon, and was licensed to practice law in 2002. Since then, she has focused on the practice of family law. Prior to joining Family Law Matters, Kristie was a sole practitioner and earned a reputation as a fierce advocate of her clients. Kristie has...
Scottie Lynn Leming
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(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Ave.,
Suite 320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Scottie Leming is one of our senior attorneys. She graduated from Western State University College of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1995. Scottie is an extremely experienced family law attorney and represented victims of domestic violence for twelve years before joining our firm.

Since 1995, Scottie has helped thousands of clients with great success. She understands the legal issues and uncertainties surrounding divorce, child custody and support are personal issues. She knows how to provide emotional support and clearly communicate with her clients. Scottie is well known and greatly respected within our legal community. She is...
Beshoy F. Shehata
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(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Beshoy F. Shehata is the managing partner. He goes by “B.” B graduated from California Western School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in 2017. B is passionate about his career choice and loves helping his clients.

B was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. He migrated to the United States with his family in 2000. He has six siblings. He always wanted to become an attorney to help those going through tough times. He understands how difficult it is to go through a divorce or a custody battle. He understands the stress and uncertainty that accompanies...
Dennis Geis Temko
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(858) 274-3538 12636 High Bluff Dr. Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92130
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
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 24 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...
Susan E. Guthrie
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La Jolla, CA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(203) 295-3388 7590 Fay Avenue
Suite 204 B
La Jolla, CA 92037
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Wayne State University Law School
I am a practicing attorney with almost 30 years of divorce and family law experience. After many years involved in traditional divorce litigation, and seeing the devastation that the adversarial process wreaks on the parties and their children, I established my current practice which is focused on the non-adversarial approaches to divorce. These include mediation, collaborative law and negotiated settlement. All of these methods of resolving the issues that arise in divorce and family law matters result in a more positive, cooperative agreement and understanding between the parties which allows them to move forward with a settlement...
Angelina Bradley
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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,...
Michael Dennis Iverson
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Murrieta, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(951) 418-2770 38975 Sky Canyon Drive
Suite 207
Murrieta, CA 92563
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
California Southern Law School
As the founder of the Law Offices of Michael D. Iverson, APC, Attorney Michael D. Iverson provides knowledgeable and compassionate representation to his clients in family law, estate planning, and business and civil litigation matters. He has been named a 10 Best Attorney: Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys™ in 2017 and 2018. Before entering law school, Mr. Iverson amassed extensive experience in varied fields. He worked as a dental technician, earned a paralegal certificate, climbed the ladder as a paralegal at a large personal injury firm in Salt Lake City, and obtained a real estate...
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.
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...
Kevin Andrew Polis
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(858) 755-3300 12636 High Bluff Dr, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92130
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130
Family and Divorce
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...
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,...
Richard Renkin
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Encinitas, CA Family Law Attorney with 31 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.
Colleen Robinson
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(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Colleen Dillon Robinson has been licensed to practice law since 2009. Collen attended college at the University of Madison, Wisconsin. She graduated from California Western School of Law in 2009. Thereafter, she spent the first nine years of her legal career practicing in San Diego County before jointing Family Law Matters in 2018. Colleen is empathetic and a go-getter. She loves working at Family Law Matters because everyone is so positive and it allows her to help people through the most difficult times of their lives.

Colleen grew up as the third youngest of four children. Even so, her...
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....
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. ...
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
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!
Steven Robert Kampf
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(858) 886-7591 4766 Noyes Street
San Diego, CA 92109
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of San Diego School of Law
Steven R. Kampf is the founder of the Kampf Law Firm and has dedicated his career exclusively to the practice of family law. As a family law attorney who has been practicing for over 4 years, Mr. Kampf has handled hundreds of dissolution and paternity cases from inception to resolution with exceptional results. He has served as lead counsel on countless dissolutions and cases involving paternity disputes, child custody and visitation conflicts, child support, spousal support, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, and many other family law issues. Mr. Kampf has proven success both in and out of the...
Michael Spiekerman
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Vista, CA Family Law Attorney with 27 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...
Nancy J. Bickford
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(858) 793-8884 12348 High Bluff Dr
#220
San Diego, CA 92130
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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...
David Kiley Wilkinson
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(619) 284-4113 7676 Hazard Center Drive #625
San Diego, CA 92108
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
David K.Wilkinson is a Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), and started his education when he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington, one of the highest ranked undergraduate business schools in the United States. He was awarded membership to the National Dean’s List. David received his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law School and graduated in the top one-third of his class. Co-founder of Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, David practices family law for the firm, handling all facets of the practice area, from straightforward negotiation...
Amanda Beth Naples
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Temecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(951) 715-4632 28465 Old Town Front Street
Suite 321
Temecula, CA 92590
Family and Divorce
Gonzaga University School of Law
Amanda B. Naples is an Attorney at The Law Office of Heather Cullen. Attorney Naples is currently an active member of State Bar of California and practices exclusively Family Law. Attorney Naples is a native Southern Californian who graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine. She then earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington. Attorney Naples is an excellent legal writer having sharpened her legal writing skills as an editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. Her endeavors resulted in many published scholarly legal articles....
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...
Valerie Lee Murphy
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(951) 715-4632 28465 Old Town Front Street
Suite 321
Temecula, CA 92590
Family and Divorce
California Southern, School of Law
Valerie L. Murphy is a native Southern Californian who joined the Law Office of Heather Cullen as an Attorney in early 2008. Attorney Murphy's legal focus is on family law matters including divorce, termination of domestic partnerships, custody and visitation, establishment of parental relationships (paternity), domestic violence, division of community property, child support and spousal support. Attorney Murphy has extensive experience and personal knowledge with issues regarding the United States Military and Family Law. Her experience includes issues relating to divorce, child and spousal support, the Soldier and Sailors Relief act, as well as application of Federal...
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
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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.