La Jolla, California Family Lawyers

Roy M. Doppelt Esq.
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2019 Super Lawyer: Benefits/Qualifications No Other Attorney Can Match!

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. Read More »
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Steven Lucas Aicher
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Only SD Family Law Attorney With MBA/Navy Veteran/Former FLJ Foundation Lawyer.

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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Paul A. Swiller
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California Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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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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Thomas Huguenor
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La Jolla, CA Family Law Attorney with 47 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
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...
Michaela Curran
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La Jolla, CA Family Law Lawyer with 31 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.
At The Curran Law Firm, APC, she leads a top-notch team of lawyers,...
Dennis David Burns
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(858) 551-1530 7855 Ivanhoe Ave
San Diego, CA 92037
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
California Western 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 24 years experience
4225 Executive Square
Suite 600
La Jolla, CA 92037
Family and Divorce
Univ of San Diego School of Law
La Jolla, CA Family Law Lawyer with 34 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
La Jolla, CA Family Law Attorney with 38 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
La Jolla, CA Family Law Attorney with 54 years experience
(858) 459-7667 946 Havenhurst Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
Family, Antitrust, Business and Divorce
Univ of San Diego School of Law
La Jolla, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 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
Linda A. Jazo
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California Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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Matthew Kaemerle
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Free consultation, aggressive representation in divorce and custody cases.

I'm an experienced family law and divorce lawyer and will fight for the best results for you and your children. My practice includes complex divorce cases, spousal support, child support, and child custody & visitation. Read More »
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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
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
La Jolla, CA Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(858) 272-6490 7660 Fay Ave PMB 222-H
La Jolla, CA 92037
Family, Criminal and Divorce
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(858) 459-0581 1205 Prospect St
San Diego, CA 92037
Family, Business and Divorce
Univ of San Diego School of Law
La Jolla, CA Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(619) 298-1480 8187 Via Mallorca
La Jolla, CA 92037
Family, Divorce and Immigration
La Jolla, CA Family Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(858) 598-3530 1975 Calle Madrigal
La Jolla, CA 92037
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Univ of San Diego School of Law
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...
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 11 years experience
(858) 793-8884 12348 High Bluff Dr
#220
San Diego, CA 92130
Family, 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...
James David Scott
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(858) 974-4900 5095 Murphy Canyon Rd. Ste. 127
San Diego, CA 92123
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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Stephen Smith
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California Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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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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Beatrice Larsson Snider
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 45 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,...
Nancy J. Bickford
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 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...
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
Dennis Geis Temko
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 6 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...
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...
Win R Heiskala
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 43 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...
Carmen Elena Ramos
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 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.
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
Christine Hayes Sickler
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 43 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,...
Rivka Israel
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 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...
Elizabeth P. Swiller
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California Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience

University of California - Hastings College of the 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

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. Read More »
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Angelina Bradley
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(619) 483-4343 2305 Historic Decatur Road
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92106
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...
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
Family, 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
Matthew J Mesnik
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 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...
Sandy Lynne Meade
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Escondido, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(619) 503-3050 500 La Terraza Blvd.,
Suite 150
Escondido, CA 92025
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.
Kymeshia Morris
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(858) 413-7980 8880 Rio San Diego Drive, 8th Floor
San Diego, CA 92108
Family, Business and Estate Planning
San Diego Esquire was founded by Ms. Kymeshia Morris in 2012. She has built a law practice that focuses on providing personal attention and candid legal advice to clients. San Diego Esquire is established on the belief that each and every client deserves the best legal representation possible. If you are looking for a lawyer that is hard working, professional, and honest, then you have come to the right place. We represent a diverse clientele in family, estate planning, personal injury & contract 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...
Naghmeh Bashar
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 27 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...
Christopher C. Happ
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 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...
Edward M Castro
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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
ED CASTRO joined the firm in 2010 after practicing exclusively in family law with a concentration in the area of domestic violence in both private practice and in the public sector. Mr. Castro obtained his Juris Doctorate from University of San Diego School of Law in 1993 and his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1982. Mr. Castro is admitted to the State Bar of California, Federal District Court and is a Certified Specialist in Family Law. He is a member of the State Bar of California, San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law section of the San Diego...
Lillian Michelle Loeffler
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(619) 821-4324 4154 Voltaire St
San Diego, CA 92107
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Andy Cook
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California Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience

Andy Cook is here to help you! With a great courtroom presence (he used to be a professional announcer) and strong writing skills, Andy is able to get your message across to the many family law judges in San Diego... Read More »
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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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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.


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