Ramona, California Family Lawyers

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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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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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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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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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,...
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,...
Michelle Cornejo Sullivan
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(858) 451-9390 11545 W. Bernardo Ct.
Suite 211
San Diego, CA 92127
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Santa Clara University School of Law
The mission of the attorneys at The Sullivan Law Firm, APC, is to counsel clients in finding common sense solutions to complex family and bankruptcy legal problems by providing a full spectrum of legal services. Attorney Michelle Sullivan, CLS-F, is a specialist in counseling clients regarding divorce, mediation, collaboration, adoptions, prenuptual agreements, and other legal issues. Located in Rancho Bernardo, a neighborhood of north San Diego, our family law and bankruptcy practice especially caters to residents of San Diego and North County.
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...
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.
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...
Roy M. Doppelt Esq.
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(800) 769-4748 16466 Bernardo Center Dr
#260
San Diego, CA 92128
Free ConsultationSan Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
For nearly 30 years, San Diego family law attorney Roy M. Doppelt, Esq. has been providing clients in Southern California with comprehensive legal services. He is currently an active member of the California and San Diego Bar Associations, and he is admitted to practice law in both California and Illinois state courts, as well as the Federal District Court for the Southern District of California.

Roy was raised in Chicago and attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He relocated to California to attend the California Western School of Law, where he obtained his J.D. in 1988, graduating with honors....
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.
Michelle Louise Blair
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Escondido, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(760) 871-2531 210 S Juniper Street, Ste. 200
Escondido, CA 92025
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Education
Ms. Blair graduated from the Menlo College, Atherton, California where she was a magna cum laude graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. Ms. Blair then received her juris doctor degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California and was admitted to the California and Federal bars in 2002.

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Family Law Section, California Bar Association
San Diego North County Bar Association
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...
Roy M. Doppelt Esq.
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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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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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Damon Brandon Forney
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(800) 769-4748 16466 Bernardo Center Dr
#260
San Diego, CA 92128
Free ConsultationSan Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Case Western Reserve University and University of California - San Diego
The only San Diego State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist who was also a Former Federal and County of San Diego Prosecutor with Over 20 Years of Experience!
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.
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.
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...
Steven Lucas Aicher
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney
(800) 769-4748 16466 Bernardo Center Dr.
San Diego, CA 92128
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western 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.
Denise E. Oxley Esq.
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(858) 486-4823 16935 W Bernardo Dr
#104
San Diego, CA 92127
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Estate Planning
Inns of Court School of Law, Grays Inn, London
Shannon B. Miles
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(858) 943-2060 12396 World Trade Drive, Suite 215
San Diego, CA 92128
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
California Western School of Law and University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Born into a military family in Quantico, Virginia, Ms. Miles attended California Western School of Law, graduating in 2006. While at Cal Western, Ms. Miles studied Family Law and Community Property. Ms. Miles clerked for a family law firm and civil litigation firm while in law school. Ms. Miles also served as a judicial extern for the military judges at Camp Pendleton. Ms. Miles started with our firm in 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Miles worked for the law firm of Moore, Schulman & Moore for four years, practicing exclusively in the area of family law. She is trained...
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
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 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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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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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...
Jaime Teuchert
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(858) 376-7251 12396 World Trade Drive, Suite 215
San Diego, CA 92128
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
California Western School of Law
Born in Pomona, California, Ms. Teuchert is a graduate of California Western School of Law. While at California Western, Ms. Teuchert studied Family Law and was the Vice President of the Child, Family and Elder Law Society. In addition to receiving Academic Achievement Awards in Mediation Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Ms. Teuchert graduated at the top of her class on the Dean’s Honor List. During law school, Ms. Teuchert received a State Bar of California Commendation and the Bonnie Reading Scholarship for her work in family law. Ms. Teuchert also holds an English degree from the University of California, Santa...
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
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
Vicki Ann Rothman
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Escondido, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(858) 774-8664 333 South Juniper Street, Suite 217
Escondido, CA 92025
Family
William Howard Taft Univ
Michael Scott Martin
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Santee, CA Family Law Attorney
(619) 270-8844 9550 Cuyamaca Street, Suite 103
Santee, CA 92071
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Contact my office for a consultation at (888) 200-6526. As a former prosecutor, I have handled an extensive and heavy caseload and spent countless hours negotiating with other attorneys and preparing for and taking cases to trial. As a prosecutor I handled over 500 arraignments, 40 cases to resolution, and five jury trials, including a six week special circumstance homicide trial, as a second chair attorney. It is this experience that I will bring to your case. You can be assured, my office will communicate with you as your case develops and zealously represent...
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.
Stephanie Mendez
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Escondido, CA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(760) 213-2395 127 E. 3rd Ave.,
Suite 202
Escondido, CA 92025
Family and Divorce
Stephanie Mendez attended law school in Orange County, CA, and passed the California State Bar on the first attempt. She first became interested in Family Law while interning at The Legal Clinic, in Fullerton, CA. After graduating law school, Stephanie began working at a local law firm in San Diego, CA, where she handled all aspects of family law, including child custody and visitation, child support, paternity actions, divorce actions, domestic violence issues, and spousal support. She is well versed in the complexities of family law, and the emotions that are involved. Her goal is to guide the client and...
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.
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
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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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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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
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
Barbara Jean Weiser
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(858) 924-0053 16885 West Bernardo Drive
Suite 123
San Diego, CA 92127
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Whittier Coll School of Law
Richard L. Zierden
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer
(858) 530-9984 11440 West Bernardo Court, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92127
Family
Susan J. Rosen
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer
(588) 566-6650 9663 Tierra Grande
Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92126
Family and Divorce
Escondido, CA Family Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(760) 747-7500 739 E Pennsylvania Ave #A
Escondido, CA 92025
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
California Western School of Law
San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(858) 485-0652 16935 W Bernardo Dr
Ste 232
San Diego, CA 92127
Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(858) 485-8595 16516 Bernardo Center Dr #130
San Diego, CA 92128
Family and Divorce
Univ of San Diego School of Law
El Cajon, CA Family Law Lawyer with 59 years experience
(619) 508-8001 11938 Fuerte Dr
El Cajon, CA 92020
Family and Divorce
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(858) 663-7897 PO Box 722665
San Diego, CA 92172
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
California Western 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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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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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.