La Mesa, California Family Lawyers

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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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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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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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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Garrison Klueck
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La Mesa, CA Family Law Attorney with 32 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....
La Mesa, CA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(619) 232-7427 7777 Alvarado Road
Suite 227
La Mesa, CA 91942
Family and Divorce
Univ of San Diego School of Law
La Mesa, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(619) 234-9000 8489 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91942
Family, Business, Divorce and Employment
California Western School of Law
La Mesa, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(619) 448-6500 7777 Alvarado Rd
Ste 413
La Mesa, CA 91942
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
California Western School of Law
La Mesa, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(619) 448-6500 7777 Alvarado Rd
Ste 413
La Mesa, CA 91942
Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
La Mesa, CA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(619) 808-6718 PO Box 2491
La Mesa, CA 91943
Family
California Western School of Law
La Mesa, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(619) 469-9477 5464 Grossmont Center Dr
Ste 300
La Mesa, CA 91942
Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
La Mesa, CA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(619) 667-4000 4752 Palm Ave
La Mesa, CA 91942
Family
California Western School of Law
La Mesa, CA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(619) 448-6500 7777 Alvarado Rd
Ste 413
La Mesa, CA 91942
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
California Western School of Law
La Mesa, CA Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(619) 461-5000 8550 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91942
Family and Divorce
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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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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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La Mesa, CA Family Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(619) 440-4444 8100 La Mesa Blvd Ste 200
La Mesa, CA 91942
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
La Mesa, CA Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(619) 667-9000 9001 Grossmont Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941
Family and Divorce
Western State Univ
La Mesa, CA Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(619) 667-2200 8264 University Ave
La Mesa, CA 91942
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
La Mesa, CA Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(619) 463-8400 4730 3rd St Ste A
La Mesa, CA 91941
Family and Divorce
Univ of San Diego School of Law
La Mesa, CA Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(619) 698-1882 5638 Lake Murray Blvd # 208
La Mesa, CA 91942
Family and Divorce
Western State Univ
La Mesa, CA Family Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(619) 713-0720 7777 Alvarado Rd Ste 720
La Mesa, CA 91942
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
La Mesa, CA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(619) 448-6500 7777 Alvarado Rd Ste 413
La Mesa, CA 91942
Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
La Mesa, CA Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(619) 464-0440 8330 Allison Ave Ste A
La Mesa, CA 91941
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
California Western School of Law
La Mesa, CA Family Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(619) 741-2716 3755 Avocado Blvd # 423
La Mesa, CA 91941
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
La Mesa, CA Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(619) 667-9600 5464 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Western State Univ
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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Julia 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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Thomas J Dao
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El Cajon, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(619) 567-5066 1313 Granite Hills Dr
El Cajon, CA 92019
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Immigration
University of San Diego School of Law
Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. Skilled in Immigration Law, Family Law, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, and Bankruptcy. Strong legal professional with a Doctor of Law (J.D.) practicing in Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. Alumni of University of San Diego School of Law.
Andrew Henry Griffin III
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El Cajon, CA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(619) 440-5000 275 E. Douglas Ave. Ste 112
El Cajon, CA 92020
Family, Bankruptcy, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
David A. Pomeranz Esq.
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El Cajon, CA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(619) 741-3775 270 East Douglas Avenue
East County Business Center
El Cajon, CA 92020
Free ConsultationFamily and Bankruptcy
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
San Diego Superior Court Judge Pro-Tem - Traffic Trials, Small Claims. San Diego Superior Court Family Law Settlement Judge - San Diego, El Cajon Practice Areas: Consumer and Small Business Bankruptcy. Family Law including Dissolution, Custody, Support, Domestic Violence, Property and Debt Division.
Julie Wolff
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(619) 777-6583 4901 70th Street, Suite 1
San Diego, CA 92115
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Juvenile
California Western School of Law
Carl Sizemore
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El Cajon, CA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(619) 442-2100 Law Office of Carl Sizemore
1685 East Main Street,Suite 203
El Cajon, CA 92021
Free ConsultationFamily
University of San Diego
Certified Family Law Specialist by the California Bar Board of Legal Specialization
Lori Danielle Bolander
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El Cajon, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(619) 696-0667 1941 Friendship Drive Ste F
El Cajon, CA 92020
Family, Estate Planning and Probate
California Western School of Law
Lori Bolander is the owner and principal attorney of Bolander Law Group. A graduate of the University of California at San Diego and California Western School of Law, Lori was admitted to the bar in 2005. Prior to that, she worked for a trusts and estates attorney for five years. Shortly after graduation, Lori began practicing in trusts and estates and opened Bolander Law Group in 2006.
Rebecca Briskin
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El Cajon, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(619) 696-0667 1941 Friendship Drive
Suite F
El Cajon, CA 92020
Family, Estate Planning and Probate
An attorney at Bolander Law Group, Rebecca’s areas of practice include estate planning, probate, conservatorships, guardianships, and adoptions. She was admitted to the California Bar in 2010. Since being admitted, Rebecca has primarily practiced family law; she is a significant asset to Bolander Law Group’s estate planning, guardianship and adoption practice.
Daniel Laguna
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(619) 786-0610 P.O. Box 153691
San Diego, CA 92195
Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Richard Leo Fahey
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(619) 265-1811 4950 Waring Rd
San Diego, CA 92120
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Andy Cook
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 25 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...
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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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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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
Legal...
Michael Allen Fischer
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(858) 935-6211 Fischer & Van Thiel LLP
10620 Treena St #230
San Diego, CA 92131
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Michael Fischer is a licensed California attorney licensed to practice in both state and federal court. Mr. Fischer has handled hundreds of contested and uncontested family law matters. He is known for his ability to guide his clients through the tumultuous processes of family court in an aggressive yet compassionate manner. Mr. Fischer graduated Cum Laude from Saint Joseph’s College in Rensellaer Indiana with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing and a minor in Political Science. For twenty-two years he oversaw the growth of his photography studio and photo processing laboratory in Soldotna, Alaska as well as owning and...
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...
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...
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
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...
Nicholas Moore
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(619) 485-2900 101 W. Broadway, Suite 1770
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Social Security Disability
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Nicholas J. Moore is an award winning San Diego criminal attorney. He has been recognized as "Best of the Bar, 2016" by the San Diego Business Journal, "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers, and named "Rising Star," in 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Super Lawyers Magazine. He has a 10/10 rating on Avvo, and named "10 Best in Client Satisfaction" by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys two years in a row (2016 and 2017).

Nicholas is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Thomas Jefferson School of...
Drew Hendricks
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 2 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...
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...
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
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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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 Mesa Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Aid Society of San Diego
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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.