San Luis Rey, California Family Lawyers

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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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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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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Steven Aicher
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California Family Law Attorney

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Andrew Patrick Johnson
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Vista, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(760) 639-0187 440 S. Melrose Drive
Suite 260
Vista, CA 92081
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
Andrew Johnson, CFLS is a licensed Attorney in California who is also a Certified Family Law Specialist. Mr. Johnsons’ law practice is entirely devoted to the practice of Divorce & Family Law located in Vista and North San Diego County, California. Mr. Johnson is also a certified divorce mediator. Mr. Johnson became a member of the Bar in 2000, and over the past 18 years, has worked for himself, Basie and Fritz Attorney’s at Law and at the Law Offices of James A. Hennenhoefer A.P.C where he was a partner before opening his own practice in 2011. ...
Michael Spiekerman
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Vista, CA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(760) 214-9404 380 S Melrose Dr
Ste 363
Vista, CA 92081
Free ConsultationFamily and Estate Planning
Western State Univ COL
Family Law Attorney Michael Spiekerman is a highly qualified attorney whose practice is exclusively devoted to dissolution of marriage and domestic partnerships, and all manner of family law related issues. He has represented clients with both complex and simple disputes involving the division of community property assets, the allocation of marital and non-marital debt, obtaining and terminating spousal support awards, setting and modifying child support orders, custody, parenting issues, and much more.

Michael recognizes that the circumstance of ending a marriage or any once intimate relationship is an extremely traumatic experience. In order for people to actually be supported...
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...
Dahann Robinson
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Vista, CA Family Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(760) 708-6420 207 Main Street, Suite B
Vista, CA 92084
Family
I am a extremely hardworking and driven family law attorney in San Diego County. I recently opened my own small law office in Vista, CA. My goal is to provide quality legal services at affordable rates for both Spanish and English speaking individuals in the community.
Marion E. Froehlich
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Vista, CA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(760) 724-6244 316 S Melrose Dr
Vista, CA 92081
Family, Estate Planning and Probate
Southwestern University School of Law
Anne Barbara Howard
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Oceanside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(619) 272-9131 4225 Oceanside Blvd
Suite H349
Oceanside, CA 92056
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Specialized in family law and drafting wills and trusts, Anne B. Howard is licensed to practice in the State of California and in the U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California. With over 20 years experience, Ms. Howard is devoted to helping families with their legal issues through both litigation and mediation.

Anne is able to economically work with families due to working mainly online and by phone. She has legal staff assisting clients, in person, in San Diego county.

She is adept at strategizing cases and helping clients with issues including, but not limited to: divorce, child...
Richard A.  Thomas
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Vista, CA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(760) 643-4040 380 S. Melrose Dr
Ste.405
Vista, CA 92081
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Richard LeRoy Manwaring
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Oceanside, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(760) 754-1099 323 N Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
William Carley Halsey
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Oceanside, CA Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(760) 721-3839 2424 Vista Way
Suite 320
Oceanside, CA 92054
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
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
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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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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James Alvord
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Fallbrook, CA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(760) 728-1960 405 S Main Ave
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Family and Estate Planning
Western State Univ
Ms. Elizabeth J Van Thiel
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Oceanside, CA Family Law Attorney
2424 Vista Way, Ste. 200
Oceanside, CA 92054
Family
Robert Bennett
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Vista, CA Family Law Lawyer
(760) 631-2082 640 Escondito Ave.
Suite 113
Vista, CA 92084
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Kathy A. Minella Esq.
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Oceanside, CA Family Law Lawyer
(760) 722-7646 2424 Vista Way, Suite 200
Oceanside, CA 92054
Family
Gina Marie Famularo
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(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
“Integrity Matters”
As a young woman, Gina experienced the pain and uncertainty of a protracted custody battle over her first child. It was this experience that caused her to become a lawyer. Her daughter is now happily married and attending medical school. Gina married her second husband in 1992. They have a teenaged son together, who still lives at home.

Gina was licensed to practice law in the state of California in 1997. Since then, she has amassed vast legal knowledge and courtroom experience. Her practice has always been limited exclusively to family law. Over the years, she has learned to listen....
William Stanley Fitch
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Avenue
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ COL
William Fitch, otherwise known as "Bill" is a senior attorney at Family Law Matters. Having a civil trial background for nearly two decades before joining the firm, Bill brings a unique knowledge of the law with him. He has tried hundreds, if not thousands, of cases over the years; and has conducted many jury trials. He also has extensive experience in discovery and law and motion issues. Bill's easy-going nature makes him easy to talk to, but do not underestimate his trial skills. Bill would always rather settle a case than try one one, because he recognizes the benefits to...
Scottie Lynn Leming
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(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Ave.,
Suite 320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Scottie Leming is one of our senior attorneys. She graduated from Western State University College of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1995. Scottie is an extremely experienced family law attorney and represented victims of domestic violence for twelve years before joining our firm.

Since 1995, Scottie has helped thousands of clients with great success. She understands the legal issues and uncertainties surrounding divorce, child custody and support are personal issues. She knows how to provide emotional support and clearly communicate with her clients. Scottie is well known and greatly respected within our legal community. She is...
Beshoy F. Shehata
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(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Beshoy F. Shehata is the managing partner. He goes by “B.” B graduated from California Western School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in 2017. B is passionate about his career choice and loves helping his clients.

B was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. He migrated to the United States with his family in 2000. He has six siblings. He always wanted to become an attorney to help those going through tough times. He understands how difficult it is to go through a divorce or a custody battle. He understands the stress and uncertainty that accompanies...
Valerie Lee Murphy
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(951) 715-4632 28465 Old Town Front Street
Suite 321
Temecula, CA 92590
Family and Divorce
California Southern, School of Law
Valerie L. Murphy is a native Southern Californian who joined the Law Office of Heather Cullen as an Attorney in early 2008. Attorney Murphy's legal focus is on family law matters including divorce, termination of domestic partnerships, custody and visitation, establishment of parental relationships (paternity), domestic violence, division of community property, child support and spousal support. Attorney Murphy has extensive experience and personal knowledge with issues regarding the United States Military and Family Law. Her experience includes issues relating to divorce, child and spousal support, the Soldier and Sailors Relief act, as well as application of Federal...
Heather Mellyn Cullen
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(951) 715-4632 28465 Old Town Front Street
Suite 321
Temecula, CA 92590
Family and Divorce
University of California - Riverside and University of California, Davis, School of Law
The family law practice at the Law Office of Heather Cullen strives to maintain effective, quality relationships with each of our clients. We treat each client with integrity and respect for his or her individual needs, goals and objectives. We focus on intelligent legal representation. We pledge to listen to and communicate with each of our clients. At our firm, we will give you the personal attention you need as you work through your family law issue. Our practice focuses on all areas of family law, from complicated divorce with complex property division, custody and support to simple preparation...
Stephen Smith
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California Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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Roy M. Doppelt Esq.
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Colleen Robinson
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(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Colleen Dillon Robinson has been licensed to practice law since 2009. Collen attended college at the University of Madison, Wisconsin. She graduated from California Western School of Law in 2009. Thereafter, she spent the first nine years of her legal career practicing in San Diego County before jointing Family Law Matters in 2018. Colleen is empathetic and a go-getter. She loves working at Family Law Matters because everyone is so positive and it allows her to help people through the most difficult times of their lives.

Colleen grew up as the third youngest of four children. Even so, her...
Richard Renkin
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Encinitas, CA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(619) 299-7100 320 Encinitas Blvd
Ste B
Encinitas, CA 92024
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Western State Univ
At Renkin & Associates, we represent clients in all areas of San Diego and North County for family law cases. Divorces can have many complex issues, and we have experience handling a variety of issues, including marriage dissolution, property division, and move-away issues. Visit www.renkinlaw.com to learn how we can help you.
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...
Kristie Lee Bergamo
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(951) 587-0505 27720 Jefferson Avenue
320
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationTemecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Willamette University College of Law
Kristie Lee Bergamo has presided as a temporary judge in both Orange and Los Angeles Counties. She also has an extensive history serving as minor's counsel, and has taught classes to help other attorneys become certified as minor's counsel. Kristie joined Family Law Matters in August of 2018. She attended Willamette University Law School in Salem, Oregon, and was licensed to practice law in 2002. Since then, she has focused on the practice of family law. Prior to joining Family Law Matters, Kristie was a sole practitioner and earned a reputation as a fierce advocate of her clients. Kristie has...
Joseph Vincent Camarata
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Temecula, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(951) 225-1540 41951 Remington Ave.
Suite 210
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Joseph V. Camarata prides himself on providing more personalized, experienced representation to clients facing criminal charges and family law matters. Mr. Camarata is a former prosecutor with substantial trial experience. When you discuss your case with him, he provides only his honest assessments and carefully explores your options in detail with you. He is aggressive in seeking the best possible outcome yet compassionate when guiding you through the legal system. Mr. Camarata is highly respected by the legal community for his ethics and for his impressive results.
With over 15 years of legal experience, Attorney Joseph V. Camarata has spent the...
Amanda Beth Naples
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Temecula, CA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(951) 715-4632 28465 Old Town Front Street
Suite 321
Temecula, CA 92590
Family and Divorce
Gonzaga University School of Law
Amanda B. Naples is an Attorney at The Law Office of Heather Cullen. Attorney Naples is currently an active member of State Bar of California and practices exclusively Family Law. Attorney Naples is a native Southern Californian who graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine. She then earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington. Attorney Naples is an excellent legal writer having sharpened her legal writing skills as an editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. Her endeavors resulted in many published scholarly legal articles....
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...
Samin Vali Beringer
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(760) 579-7375 2173 Salk Avenue, Ste. 250
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Free ConsultationFamily
University of San Diego School of Law
Samin Vali Beringer is a licensed California attorney authorized to practice in both state and federal court. Her unique experiences in Family Law and Civil Litigation enable her to handle a wide spectrum of cases. Ms. Beringer is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where she was recognized on the Dean's List and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a specialization in Public Law. Thereafter, Ms. Beringer continued her education at the University of San Diego School of Law. While at the University of San Diego, Ms. Beringer developed her knowledge of Family Law...
Matthew Kaemerle
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Attorney
(760) 931-1981 5962 La Place Court
Ste. 165
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Thomas Jefferson School of 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
Andy Cook
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California Family Law Attorney with 24 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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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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Justine E. Marren
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(619) 284-4113 7676 Hazard Center Dr. #625
San Diego, CA 92108
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Justine Marren received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from San Diego State University. Ms. Marren graduated from San Diego State University, Magna Cum Laude and was on the University’s Dean’s List every semester in attendance. Ms. Marren received her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude and in the top fifteen percent of her class. Ms. Marren also received an Academic Achievement Award in Family Law which recognized her achieving the highest grade possible in her Family Law Class. During law school, Ms. Marren interned at the Family Law Facilitator’s Office...
Margie Brakhage
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Murrieta, CA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(951) 837-4706 29995 Technology Drive, Suite 204
Murrieta, CA 92563
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western State University College of Law
Criminal and Famly Law cross over more often than one would expect. I believe that by practicing in both of these areas of law gives me an edge on the representation I can provide because I not only recognize the effects of how one case may have on the other but I can plan your case accordingly in order to give you the best possible outcome.
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
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.
Michael Dennis Iverson
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Murrieta, CA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(951) 418-2770 38975 Sky Canyon Drive
Suite 207
Murrieta, CA 92563
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
California Southern Law School
As the founder of the Law Offices of Michael D. Iverson, APC, Attorney Michael D. Iverson provides knowledgeable and compassionate representation to his clients in family law, estate planning, and business and civil litigation matters. He has been named a 10 Best Attorney: Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys™ in 2017 and 2018. Before entering law school, Mr. Iverson amassed extensive experience in varied fields. He worked as a dental technician, earned a paralegal certificate, climbed the ladder as a paralegal at a large personal injury firm in Salt Lake City, and obtained a real estate...
David Kiley Wilkinson
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(619) 284-4113 7676 Hazard Center Drive #625
San Diego, CA 92108
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
David K.Wilkinson is a Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), and started his education when he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington, one of the highest ranked undergraduate business schools in the United States. He was awarded membership to the National Dean’s List. David received his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law School and graduated in the top one-third of his class. Co-founder of Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, David practices family law for the firm, handling all facets of the practice area, from straightforward negotiation...
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.
Robin Ann DeVito Esq.
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(760) 720-9890 1015 Chestnut Ave
#C-2
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
California Western School of Law
Stephen J. Moore Esq.
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Carlsbad, CA Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(760) 720-9890 1015 Chestnut Ave
#C-2
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Family, Divorce and Probate
California Western 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...
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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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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San Luis Rey Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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