Lemon Grove, California Family Lawyers

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
University 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....
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
ILONA ANTONYAN
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(619) 696-1100 1402 West Broadway, 21st Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals and Arbitration & Mediation
California Western School of Law
Ilona Antonyan is a Founding Partner of Antonyan Miranda, a litigation trial attorney, and a Certified Family Law Specialist. Ms. Antonyan became the youngest person in California to become a Certified Family Law Specialist, after achieving the rigorous requirements in only five years of practice.

Having immigrated to the United States in 1992 as an Armenian refugee, Ms. Antonyan is fluent in English, Russian, and Spanish, and is collaterally licensed as a real estate broker, and also obtained Series 7 and 66 securities licenses. Ms. Antonyan focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters, specializing in high-net worth cases and those...
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...
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...
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.
US Navy Veteran
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...
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...
James Francis Sexton
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Chula Vista, CA Family Law Attorney with 29 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...
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...
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.

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...
Juanita Guillen
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(619) 304-0600 600 W. Broadway, Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationFamily, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Juanita Guillen-Mellman is a co-founding partner of Mellman & Mellman LLP, a law firm that has represented clients in various legal matters, including estate planning and probate, family law, real property, civil litigation and estate litigation. As an attorney licensed to practice in all California state and federal courts, Ms. Guillen-Mellman has gained extensive litigation experience by conducting and successfully arguing hundreds of motions, trials, and other hearings. Attorney Guillen-Mellman is well versed in what it takes to obtain results, both in and out of court. At Mellman & Mellman, LLP attorney Juanita Guillen-Mellman is an integral part of the...
Stephen Smith
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(619) 503-3050 701 B St #2201
San Diego, CA 92101
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
Stephen V. Smith is a dedicated and skilled Divorce and Family Law attorney. He exclusively represents men and women going through difficult divorces and complex family issues. When possible, Stephen uses a non-adversarial approach, involving mediation and settlement. Because emotions run high in this area of the law, Stephen is also prepared to proceed to court to resolve cases.

In addition to over 10 years advocating for clients, Stephen has personal experience with divorce. More than 12 years ago, before becoming an attorney, he represented himself in his own divorce and contentious custody battle. During this difficult time Stephen realized what...
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...
Phillip J Wu
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 5 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
Stuart Mellman
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney
(619) 304-0600 600 W Broadway, Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Mr. Mellman provides clients with a full range of legal services including estate planning, estate litigation, family law, divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, civil litigation, business transactions, business law, intellectual property, real property, and asset protection. Mr. Mellman received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and obtained his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he graduated in the top four percent of his class with honors of Magna Cum Laude. While in law school, Mr. Mellman served as the Managing-Editor of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review...
Sandra Joan Morris
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(619) 685-3042 750 B Street, Suite 2100
San Diego, CA 92101
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
With a career of 44 years as a family law attorney, Ms. Morris has extensive experience in a broad range of family law issues both as a counselor and litigator, making it her goal to help each client through the process with dignity and ease. With extensive training and experience in mediation, collaborative law, arbitration and settlement negotiation, she serves as an advocate to family law clients who choose alternatives to traditional litigation in resolving their family law matters. Ms. Morris has long been recognized as one of the preeminent family law attorneys in the United States.
Matt Cadwell
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(619) 232-1206 501 W. Broadway, #1760
San Diego, CA 92101
Family and Divorce
Western State University College of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Matt Cadwell is an experienced and successful family and divorce law attorney based out of the Boyd Law office in Los Angeles, CA. Matt Cadwell is dedicated 100% to the successful legal representation of each and everyone of his clients that he represents. He sees it as a leap of faith by his clients when they choose him to represent them in a court of law, because of this Mr. Cadwell does not take the representation of his clients lightly. Matt Cadwell dedicates the necessary resources, attention, and time into each clients case to ensure that each...
Roseline D. Feral
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(619) 232-1010 444 W C St
#310
San Diego, CA 92101
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Ms. Feral puts the needs of her clients first, even if that means dealing with conflict. Passionate about making sure her client's voice is heard, you can count on her to fight and not back down. Ms. Feral is rated one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the area and has earned the respect of clients and San Diego Defense Lawyers throughout California.
Elizabeth P. Swiller
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(619) 794-2018 1901 1st Ave
#228
San Diego, CA 92101
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Linda A. Jazo
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(619) 794-2018 1901 1st Ave
#228
San Diego, CA 92101
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
University of California Hastings College of the Law
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
Sandy Lynne Meade
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(619) 251-0970 1901 First Avenue
Suite 217D
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Sierra Law School
Sandy L. Meade has over 20 years of 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.
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...
Nicholas Moore
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 6 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...
Thomas J Dao
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El Cajon, CA Family Law Lawyer with 10 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.
Scott Howard Finkbeiner
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(619) 284-4113 7676 Hazard Center Dr. #625
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Scott H. Finkbeiner is a co-founder of Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP and is an expert in Family Law as he is California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist. Scott is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Scott has dual degrees in accounting and finance from the University of Arizona. Scott serves as a volunteer for the Superior Court as a judge pro tem, Family Law settlement judge and mediator. Scott specializes in all aspects of complex family law cases from mediations to trials. Scott has litigated all issues involved in divorce and paternity cases...
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...
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...
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.
James Richard Vercollone
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(619) 704-1035 2366 Front St
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Suffolk Univ Law School
Mr. Vercollone is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and California. He has spent more than twelve years practicing exclusively family law in San Diego and southern California. Mr. Vercollone has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Family Law Specialist since 2010. He is also a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, the San Diego Family Law Bar Association and the San Diego County Bar Association. Mr. Vercollone has dealt with all aspects of family law litigation, including complex property issues, custody disputes, support matters, and has negotiated numerous prenuptial...
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...
Paul A. Swiller
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(619) 794-2018 1901 1st Ave
#228
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Juvenile
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Gordon Dale Cruse
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(619) 431-4523 402 West Broadway
Suite 1210
San Diego, CA 92101
Family and Divorce
Western State Univ
I am in my 33rd year as a practicing attorney. I have an outstanding paralegal, Ms. Terri Kragen, and my dedicated assistant, Ms. Mona Strobeck. My law practice is focused solely on family law matters including child custody, visitation, child and spousal support, business valuation and asset division. Additionally I am used by other lawyers as a privately compensated temporary judge to hear and decide matters for their clients. I also provide services as a mediator in family law matters in addition to serving as a consultant to clients in mediation. I am a Diplomat in the American College...
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
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
Martin Elwood
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(619) 231-8600 1901 1st Ave
Suite 116
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
New York Law School
LEGAL SERVICES PROVIDED Family Law and Personal Injury Divorce Evaluation and Characterization of Property Child Custody Child Support Custody Time-share Division of Property Restraining Orders Spousal Support
Anita Joy Margolis
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(619) 215-1421 2366 Front St
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
LEGAL ACTIVITIES Judge Pro Tem for San Diego Superior Court (2001-present); Arbitrator for San Diego Superior Court (2001-2008); NCRC Certified Mediator (2014-present) Member of the San Diego County Bar Association, 1985 - present (Board of Directors: 1999 - 2002, Secretary: 2000 - 2001, Vice President: 2001 - 2002; Membership Committee member: 2006-2007; Continuing Education Advisory Committee: 2008-present) Member of Lawyers’ Club of San Diego (Board of Directors: 1989-93, Secretary: 1991-92, Assistant Secretary: 1992-93, Chairperson of Community Relations Committee: 1989-91, Chairperson of Continuing Education Committee: 1992-93, Membership Committee: 1996 - 1997) Member of the Tom Homann Law Association, Board of...
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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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