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Family Law

San Diego Family Lawyer

They say criminal lawyers see bad people at their best, and family attorneys see good people at their worst. Family law is a difficult area of practice, because the clients are often emotional. This is understandable, of course, since they face the break-up of one of the most important relationships in their life.

If there are children, they must find a way to put aside any angst against the other parent so they can peacefully co-parent their children.

If for no other reason, this emotionality makes it advisable to hire counsel. I will provide you valuable advice, represent you aggressively, provide support when you feel weak and powerless and assist you through this difficult process so that you can emerge on the other side, looking at a fresh, brighter future. Call (760) 751-9100 to see how I can help you.

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I can help with a variety of family law matters, including:

  • Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage
  • Legal Separation
  • Annulment of Marriage
  • Termination of Domestic Partnerships
  • Paternity/Maternity (Parentage) Cases
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support, Spousal Support and Partner Support
  • Division of Property
  • Representation at Mediation or Settlement Conference
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
  • Premarital (Prenuptial), Marital and Post-Nuptial (Marital Settlement) Agreements
  • Family Law Trials and Contested Hearings
  • Enforcement of Judgments and Orders
  • Family Law Appeals and Writs

My Experience

My foray into family law began in 1997, when I was hired fresh out of law school as a research attorney for the L.A. Superior Court. I was assigned to 6 of the 11 judicial officers in the Family Law Department. I worked up app. 1,000 motions – meaning I read the papers, researched the law and wrote a memorandum to the bench officer, recommending a ruling. This gave me incredible insight into the inner workings of a busy family law court and gave me a host of employment options.

From there, I went to work for Trope and Trope in West Los Angeles, one of the largest family law firms in the U.S. There, we represented many celebrities and other wealthy parties in handling complex family law matters. I returned to San Diego in May 1999, where I started my own practice. I have been in private practice, handling primarily family law cases ever since.

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