La Jolla Family Lawyers

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Elizabeth A. Rodriguez
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California Family Law Attorney

Thomas Jefferson School of LawCalifornia and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
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Pierre A. Domercq
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California Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience

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... Read More »
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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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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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Michaela Curran
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La Jolla, CA Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(858) 242-5617 4225 Executive Square Suite 600
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of San Diego School of Law
Ms. Curran has been a licensed as an attorney for 32 years.

2012 - she was rated among the top 4% of Attorneys in the U.S. by Martindale-Hubbell & Lawyers.com.

2016 - 2019 - named a Top 100 Lawyer in the U.S. by the National Trial Lawyers organization.

2014-2019 - named among the Top Lawyers in California.

Ms. Curran is a very experienced lawyer who has successfully tried, mediated, and appealed many hundreds of complex cases, including constitutional, civil, family, and criminal law cases, in both the state and federal courts.
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Ashley Dudley
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(858) 401-7223 4225 Executive Square Suite 600
Suite 600
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationLa Jolla, CA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
Family, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of San Diego School of Law and California Western School of Law
Ashley L. Dudley is a Partner at The Curran Law Firm APC. Her law practice focuses on family law and criminal defense - primarily high conflict child custody cases, child and spousal support, domestic violence restraining orders, high value asset division, and DUI defense. Her goal is to provide quality legal services not only to those who can afford it, but to all those who need an advocate to navigate the legal system on their behalf. She offers affordable payment plans to those who may not typically be able to afford an attorney.

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Brian Victor
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(858) 633-3529 4225 Executive Square
Suite 600
San Diego, CA 92037
Free ConsultationFamily, Administrative, Divorce and Juvenile
Concord Law School
San Diego Attorney Brian A. Victor has litigated complex family law matters ranging from child custody issues to community property debts resulting from loans. Brian A. Victor is the only attorney in San Diego County with prior work experience at Family Court Services (FCS) where for more than eleven years he worked with the most challenging child custody visitation matters and crafted more than 4000 child custody recommendations for Family Court judges. Attorney Victor sets himself apart from other family law attorneys in his ability to prepare clients for their FCS custody and visitation session when there is a custody dispute...
Thomas Huguenor
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La Jolla, CA Family Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(858) 458-9500 4225 Executive Square
Suite 270
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Dennis David Burns
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(858) 551-1530 7855 Ivanhoe Ave
San Diego, CA 92037
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
California Western School of Law
Christina Marie Marine
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La Jolla, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(619) 522-0874 4180 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Yi-Hung Chung
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La Jolla, CA Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(858) 952-1488 888 Prospect Street, Suite 200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Immigration
Shannon Teresa Glover
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La Jolla, CA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
4225 Executive Square
Suite 600
La Jolla, CA 92037
Family and Divorce
Univ of San Diego School of Law
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La Jolla, CA Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(951) 751-3313 PO Box 122
1140 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Univ of LaVerne COL and University of La Verne College of Law
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La Jolla, CA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(858) 272-6490 7660 Fay Ave PMB 222-H
La Jolla, CA 92037
Family, Criminal and Divorce
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
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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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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La Jolla, CA Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(619) 557-2071 6333 La Jolla Blvd Unit 167
La Jolla, CA 92037
Family and Divorce
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(858) 459-0581 1205 Prospect St
San Diego, CA 92037
Family, Business and Divorce
Univ of San Diego School of Law
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La Jolla, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(619) 544-1604 888 Prospect St Ste 200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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La Jolla, CA Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(858) 456-2280 5666 La Jolla Blvd # 156
La Jolla, CA 92037
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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La Jolla, CA Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(858) 551-2440 800 Silverado Street
Second Floor
La Jolla, CA 92037
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
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La Jolla, CA Family Law Attorney with 55 years experience
(858) 459-7667 946 Havenhurst Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
Family, Antitrust, Business and Divorce
Univ of San Diego School of Law
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La Jolla, CA Family Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(858) 598-3530 1975 Calle Madrigal
La Jolla, CA 92037
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of San Diego School of Law and Univ of San Diego School of Law
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La Jolla, CA Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(619) 298-1480 8187 Via Mallorca
La Jolla, CA 92037
Family, Divorce and Immigration
Steven Robert Kampf
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 8 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...
Linda Papst deLeon
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(858) 436-4007 5330 Carroll Canyon Road, Ste. 250
San Diego, CA 92121
San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
Family and Divorce
Univ of Virginia School of Law
Ms. de Leon graduated from Dartmouth College in 1982 magna cum laude with a degree in German. In 1987, she commenced law school at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, VA. She graduated in 1990 and moved to San Diego, CA. Ms. de Leon is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar. Ms. de Leon became licensed to practice law in December 1990 and became a Certified Legal Specialist-Family Law with the State of California Board of Legal Specialization in 2004. Her passion within the Family Law arena is custody...
Roy M. Doppelt Esq.
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Dedicated & Experienced Family Attorney - Available During COVID 19: Call Now!

San Diego Lawyer with 30 yrs. experience advocating for you! Call for Free Phone/Video Consultations - Representing divorce, domestic violence, temporary restraining orders, and child custody & support clients. Call Now! Read More »
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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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Angela Dawn Da Silva
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(858) 452-2898 9191 Towne Centre Dr
Ste 550
San Diego, CA 92122
San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
Family
University of California - Davis
Tracy Horn
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer
(858) 500-3682 4660 La Jolla Village Drive
Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92122
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
Matthew S. Blado
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(858) 793-8884 12348 High Bluff Dr
#220
San Diego, CA 92130
Offers Video ChatFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Born in Bakersfield, California and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mr. Blado is a graduate of California Western School of Law. While at California Western, Mr. Blado studied Family Law and Community Property. During his third year of law school, Matthew was selected to serve as the judicial extern for the Honorable Nancy C. Oesterle.

While attending California Western, Mr. Blado was a founding member of the California Western School of Law Community Law Project which provided free legal assistance to poor and indigent members of the community. It was during this period that Mr. Blado was first exposed to the...
Dennis Geis Temko
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(858) 274-3538 12636 High Bluff Dr. Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92130
Free ConsultationFamily and Appeals
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...
Christine Hayes Sickler
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 44 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,...
Jenna A. Hoefler
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(858) 793-8884 12348 High Bluff Dr
#220
San Diego, CA 92130
Offers Video ChatFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
California Western School of Law
Ms. Hoefler is a University of Arizona alumnus, where she attended on a full-tuition academic scholarship and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Public Management and Policy with dual concentrations in Criminal Justice Administration and Environmental Policy as well as a minor in Business. She was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Prelaw Fraternity, the Criminal Justice Association, and served as a teaching assistant for two courses titled “Women and Youth in the Justice System” and “Crime and Public Policy.” Her first experience with family law came while volunteering as an undergraduate intern for Southern Arizona...
Carmen Elena Ramos
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 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.
Nancy J. Bickford
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(858) 793-8884 12348 High Bluff Dr
#220
San Diego, CA 92130
Offers Video ChatFamily, 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...
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 26 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.
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Kevin Andrew Polis
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 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...
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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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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Christopher C. Happ
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 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...
Rivka Israel
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 20 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...
Win R Heiskala
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 44 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...
Lillian Michelle Loeffler
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(619) 821-4324 4154 Voltaire St
San Diego, CA 92107
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
James David Scott
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(858) 974-4900 7675 Dagget St #140a
San Diego, CA 92111
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Board Certified Family Law Specialist with more than 35 years of litigation experience. Attorney Scott represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters. This includes military cases, complex cases in contested matters of divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, paternity, representation of families of professional baseball and football players, business evaluation and division. Mr. Scott is skilled and experienced with the treatment of professional practices and separately held businesses in divorce.

Mr. Scott also has more than 35 years of litigation experience in the following family law areas of practice:

Domestic Violence
Post Judgment Family Law
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Grandparent Visitation Rights
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Beatrice Larsson Snider
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 46 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 28 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...
Andrew J. Botros
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney
(858) 793-8884 12348 High Bluff Dr
#220
San Diego, CA 92130
Offers Video ChatFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of San Diego
Mr. Botros has practiced family law exclusively since 2010. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the California Board of Legal Specializatio
Drew Hendricks
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(619) 284-4113 7676 Hazard Center Dr. #625
San Diego, CA 92108
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Drew received his Bachelor of Arts from Queens University of Charlotte, where he majored in Psychology and served as captain of the university tennis team. After college, he attended graduate school at West Virginia University, where he earned master’s degrees in social work and public administration, and participated in many community outreach projects. He also demonstrated exceptional work ethic by completing two master’s programs while simultaneously working as a tennis coach to help pay for his education. He later received his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law, where he was a Dean’s List student and member of...
Frank Terrazas
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(619) 692-8100 1450 Frazee Road
Suite 501
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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 became one of the best and well regarded practices in the field. My knowledge of the law often results in attorneys that have been in practice for more than 20 years regularly seek my opinion in their own cases.

At the beginning of 2019 I decided to join the law firm of GARWOOD ATTORNEYS, ALC primarily as a litigation attorney.

The core values in my practice are...
Jenna A. Hoefler
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Lauren Liberman
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California Family Law Attorney

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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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