La Jolla, California Family Lawyers

Pierre A. Domercq
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California Family Law Attorney with 13 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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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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Stephen J. Moore Esq.
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California Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience

California Western School of LawU.S. District Court, Southern District of Caliornia, California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
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Roy M. Doppelt Esq.
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2019 Super Lawyer: Benefits/Qualifications No Other Attorney Can Match!

I am an experienced and dedicated family law attorney 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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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...
Mr. Paul Dennis Staley
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(619) 235-9645 5005 Texas Street, Suite 303
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationFamily and Bankruptcy
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
I have been In the field of bankruptcy for the last 16 years I do both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 in San Diego .I offer a free consultation to my client when they call. When I am not working I am urban mushing with my husky-dog King
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...
Elizabeth A. Rodriguez
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(858) 793-8884 12348 High Bluff Dr
#220
San Diego, CA 92130
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Brian Alan Burkett
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(619) 683-2429 444 Camino del Rio S
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
At the Law Office of Brian Burkett, my goal is to help you with your legal problem by offering quality, caring, and affordable legal services and counseling. I want to be the right attorney for your needs. The attorney client relationship is very important, therefore, you should choose your attorney wisely. You do not want to choose an attorney to represent your needs and later regret that you made a bad choice. So you want an attorney who is there for you when you need them. You want an attorney who answers your questions patiently and...
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...
Lance Raymond Claery
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(877) 756-4111 8880 Rio San Diego Drive
Suite 370
San Diego, CA 92108
Family, Administrative, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Lance Claery has been successfully practicing family law for more than seven years. He has worked with a diverse client base ranging from multi-millionaires to low income, modest means clients. He started his career as an attorney working with one of Southern California's most experienced family law attorneys. Thereafter, Mr. Claery began working for one of Southern California's busiest and most prestigious law firms. He was made a partner of that firm very quickly and has since worked on hundreds of divorces and other family law matters. Mr. Claery has handled trials, depositions, arbitrations, mediations,...
Gerald William Hokstad
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San Diego, , CA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(619) 234-3838 940 C ST
San Diego, , CA 92101
Family
Western State Univ
Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California
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.

Timothy Levins Allen
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(858) 566-6650 9663 Tierra Grande St.
Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Family
California Western School of Law
TIMOTHY L. ALLEN obtained his Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law in 2009 where he graduated with Honors in the Child, Family and Elder Law concentration. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communication/Journalism from Virginia Tech in 2006, graduating magna cum laude, and was inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha, journalism and mass media honor society. During law school, Tim conducted an internship with the Family Law Facilitator's Office at the South Bay and Central San Diego courthouses where he assisted self-represented parties with family law matters. Tim also served as a research assistant...
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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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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Zephyr Savoy Hill
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(619) 243-0888 3111 Camino Del Rio North
Suite 950
San Diego, CA 92108
Family and Divorce
Wayne State Univ Law School
Daniel Richard Knowlton
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(619) 997-1553 8880 Rio San Diego Dr. Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ
COMPETENCE CONTROLS OUTCOMES. Dan Knowlton is the son of an attorney who practiced for 62 years, and Dan’s son has also become an attorney. Dan served honorably in the California Air Force National Guard and the California Army National Guard. His bachelor degrees, cum laude, were in Economics, which make business and real estate analysis second nature to him, and Philosophy. He served as president for two terms in a local Chamber of Commerce, and was active with Kiwanis and Optimists International, serving recently as president of a mid-size long-standing San Diego charity. His hobbies are...
Frank Terrazas
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 3 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...
Andrew Shorb
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(888) 222-1220 3130 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Estate Planning
I am a founding parter at Shorb & Connor and make it a point to get to know every client that walks through our firms doors. We are a small firm and offer small firm personal service but have the technology and team attorney approach of the larger firms. Ms. Connor and I keep up to date on every case, even thoughs handled by associates. Our goal is to help our clients, and what better way than to provide them with our entire firm's knowledge, not just their single attorney. I began my career at the San Diego Public...
Teresa Trucchi
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 31 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...
Kyle Joseph Siems
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(619) 284-4113 7676 Hazard Center Dr. #625
San Diego, CA 92108
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Voted a Semi-Finalist for San Diego’s Top Family Law Attorneys according to the San Diego Daily Transcript. Kyle J. Siems received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Loyola University of New Orleans, where he graduated Cum Laude and was chosen to study at the John Felice Rome Center of Liberal Arts during his junior year. Mr. Siems received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. After graduating law school, Mr. Siems worked as a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii. As Legal Aid, Mr. Siems primarily handled family...
Kathryn Lynn Konzen
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
5694 Mission Center Road
Suite 177
San Diego, CA 92108
Family, Estate Planning and Probate
Concord Law School
I am a California licensed attorney and experienced eDiscovery professional. I focus on efficient and cost effective solutions for my clients when dealing with family law or estate planning and probate related issues. These can be difficult and challenging times for clients, and I treat each client with the respect and compassion they deserve.
Craig Richard VanThiel
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Lawyer with 18 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
Hannah J. Engholm
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(619) 284-4113 7676 Hazard Center Drive
Suite 625
San Diego, CA 92108
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Hannah J. Engholm received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, as a University of California Regent’s Scholar. Hannah simultaneously earned her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law and her Master in Social Work degree from San Diego State University. She served as Senior Editor for the California Western International Law Journal. Hannah is involved in several volunteer opportunities, including San Diego’s Voices of Children where she has been a Court Appointed Advocate since 2010. Ms. Engholm has experience with all family law issues.
Dean Marshall Schreyer
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(858) 566-6650 9663 Tierra Grande Street, Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Family
UC Hastings COL
MR. SCHREYER joined the firm during his 25th year of practice in 2011. He earned his degree in Economics from Revelle College at the University of California at San Diego, after spending his junior year in France at the Université de Bordeaux. He then attended the University of California, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree in 1986. He was admitted to the State Bar of California later that same year and to various Federal District Courts and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal shortly thereafter. Mr. Schreyer gained substantial experience in civil litigation...
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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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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Puja Arun Sachdev
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(619) 866-3756 2851 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 430
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Puja A. Sachdev is a family law attorney who graduated cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California with her Juris Doctorate and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno in Marketing and Management. She completed her Masters of Science in Business Administration in Financial & Tax Planning at San Diego State University and received the certificate for Personal Financial Planning. Ms. Sachdev is the only family law attorney in the greater San Diego area with the designation of Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™. Prior to her career in law...
Kim Marie Staron
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(619) 574-8000 2801 Camino del Rio S
San Diego, CA 92108
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
Wiliam R. Burgener
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer
(619) 291-8565 1775 Hancock Street, Suite 170
San Diego, CA 92110
Family, Appeals, Criminal and Domestic Violence
University of San Diego School of Law
Welcome to the Law Offices of William R. Burgener, a criminal defense practice with over 30 years experience in protecting the rights and freedoms of each of its clients. Attorney Burgener practices a broad spectrum of criminal litigation in all San Diego county courts: State and Federal, Downtown, South Bay, Vista and El Cajon. All clients receive an initial free consultation and advice.If you have been accused of a major felony, such as: drugs, theft, sex crimes, “three strikes”, smuggling, violent crimes, and probation violations OR a misdemeanor such as: a DUI, domestic violence, assault, battery, drugs, or driving on a...
Linda Vergara-Yslas
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(619) 494-6339 3111 Camino Del Rio North
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationFamily
University of San Diego School of Law
I have been practicing law for over 20 years. My main focus is on divorce, including spousal support, child support and child custody disputes.
Thomas Allan Kirby
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(858) 974-4900 5095 Murphy Canyon Road
Suite 127
San Diego, CA 92123
Family and Divorce
University of San Diego School of Law
Born and raised in Michigan, 2nd of eleven children. Electronics Technician in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1975. Prior to limiting practice to Family Law about 20 years ago, I practiced in many other areas of the law including: Real Estate, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Bankruptcy.
Amanda Hill
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(858) 434-1020 2535 Kettner Blvd.
suite 2A2
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationFamily and Employment
California Western School of Law
Anthony Dunne
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(619) 503-3050 3555 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Family and Divorce
Western State Univ COL
Elizabeth N. Fox Esq.
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney
(858) 935-6211 10620 Treena St #230,
San Diego, CA 92131
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Erin 'Annie' Ruttenber
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer
(858) 974-4900 5095 Murphy Canyon Road
Suite 127
San Diego, CA 92123
Family and Divorce
Debra Black Manduley-Holmes
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(858) 354-5483 4725 Mercury Street STE 200
San Diego, CA 92111
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Denise E. Oxley Esq.
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California Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience

Experienced attorney with office located in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego. In practice in San Diego County for 15 years. Appeared in Los Angeles County, Riverside County and Orange County courts. My practice is limited to... Read More »
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Robin Ann DeVito Esq.
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California Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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Shana Jo Black
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(619) 557-0122 8880 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108
Family and Divorce
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Colleen Anne Warren
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(858) 275-2055 12625 High Bluff Drive, Suite 111
San Diego, CA 92130
Family
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Julia D. Schneider
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(619) 284-4113 7676 Hazard Center Drive
Suite 625
San Diego, CA 92108
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Julia Schneider received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kansas, with a double major in Spanish and Latin American Studies. After graduation, Ms. Schneider moved to Barranquilla, Columbia where she taught fifth grade science and language arts at a bilingual school. After teaching in Columbia, Ms. Schneider entered California Western School of Law as a Trustee’s Scholar. Ms. Schneider joined Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP in January, 2014 as a certified legal intern through California Western School of Law’s clinical internship program. She later became a law clerk, and now is an associate attorney in the firm. She...
Mark Nelson
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(760) 613-1234 3645 Ruffin Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Jessica M. Blas
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney
(858) 566-6650 9663 Tierra Grande
Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Family and Divorce
Rebecca Cornia
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(619) 786-2832 3111 Camino Del Rio North
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
Family
Harvard Univ Law School
Danny Ray McDonald
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(858) 777-9560 4725 Mercury Street, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92111
Free ConsultationFamily
National Univ School of Law
A. Stephen Rocha Esq.
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(619) 542-1100 1081 Camino del Rio S #202
San Diego, CA 92108
Family, Appeals and Divorce
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Pamela Anevski
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer
(908) 255-0483 7710 Balboa Avenue
Suite 316
San Diego, CA 92111
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Ms. Elizabeth N Molea
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney
10620 Treena St #230,
San Diego, CA 92131
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Nicole M. Nore Esq.
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California Family Law Attorney

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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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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La Jolla Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Aid Society of San Diego
(877) 534-2454
El Cajon, CA


San Diego County Family Law Facilitator, Central Courthouse Branch
(619) 450-5200
San Diego, 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.