Santee, California Family Lawyers

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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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 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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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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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...
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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,...
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...
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....
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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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 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...
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,...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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
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
Thomas Allan Kirby
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(858) 974-4900 5095 Murphy Canyon Road
Suite 127
San Diego, CA 92123
Family and Divorce
University of San Diego School of Law
Born and raised in Michigan, 2nd of eleven children. Electronics Technician in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1975. Prior to limiting practice to Family Law about 20 years ago, I practiced in many other areas of the law including: Real Estate, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Bankruptcy.
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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Stephen Smith
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California Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience

California Western School of LawCalifornia
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Linda Vergara-Yslas
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(619) 494-6339 3111 Camino Del Rio North
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationFamily
University of San Diego School of Law
I have been practicing law for over 20 years. My main focus is on divorce, including spousal support, child support and child custody disputes.
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...
Ben Edward Embry
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(619) 800-1593 4025 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationFamily and Bankruptcy
Thomas Jefferson 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...
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
Puja Arun Sachdev
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(619) 866-3756 2851 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 430
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Puja A. Sachdev is a family law attorney who graduated cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California with her Juris Doctorate and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno in Marketing and Management. She completed her Masters of Science in Business Administration in Financial & Tax Planning at San Diego State University and received the certificate for Personal Financial Planning. Ms. Sachdev is the only family law attorney in the greater San Diego area with the designation of Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™. Prior to her career in law...
Danny Ray McDonald
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(858) 777-9560 4725 Mercury Street, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92111
Free ConsultationFamily
National Univ School of Law
Mark Nelson
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(760) 613-1234 3645 Ruffin Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Pamela Anevski
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer
(908) 255-0483 7710 Balboa Avenue
Suite 316
San Diego, CA 92111
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Rebecca Cornia
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(619) 786-2832 3111 Camino Del Rio North
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
Family
Harvard Univ Law School
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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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 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
Debra Black Manduley-Holmes
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(858) 354-5483 4725 Mercury Street STE 200
San Diego, CA 92111
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
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
Steven Lee Merker
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(858) 777-9560 4725 Mercury St
Ste 200
San Diego, CA 92111
Family
Southern Illinois Univ 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
Erin 'Annie' Ruttenber
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San Diego, CA Family Law Lawyer
(858) 974-4900 5095 Murphy Canyon Road
Suite 127
San Diego, CA 92123
Family and Divorce
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
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
Erika M. Mayorquin
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney
(619) 955-5597 3444 Camino del Rio N
Ste 103
San Diego, CA 92108
Family
John A. Delisi
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San Diego, CA Family Law Attorney
3110 Camino del Rio South, Ste.
Ste. 203
San Diego, CA 92108
Family
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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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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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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Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.