Your San Diego Family Law Attorney

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Serving San Diego since 2001

A San Diego native,  I received my law degree from the University of San Diego in 2001 after receiving a bachelor's degree in Political Science from UCLA in 1998.  I have been a trial lawyer for 17 years.  It is well known that some attorneys take advantage of clients to increase their own fees—but I am not one of those.  I am available to meet in your home, at your place of work, or in an office setting.


Most divorce cases take too long and cost too much.  There are numerous ways attorneys can extend a case and increase the fees they charge their clients.  I, however, will not do that.

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Child Custody

Your children mean everything to you. Your attorney can advise and assist with such issues as child custody and visitation, child support, past-due child support, child relocation, and abuse/abduction issues.

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Unless you have a carefully crafted estate plan, someone other than you will make decisions on your behalf. And this does not only apply to your assets and finances.

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Common questions

How long will divorce take?

Unfortunately, the court calendars are very full, so divorce is a lot like taking a number and waiting your turn.  This can take anywhere from months to even years.  Even after a divorce order is made, it will take six months to become final.  As you might expect, a more complicated case will take longer, and a simpler case will not take as long.  Please contact me to discuss the particulars of your situation.

How much will child support and spousal support be?

Child support and spousal support are calculated using a formula fixed by state law.  The factors which determine these amounts include your income, your spouse’s income, the number of children, the timeshare with the children, and whether support payments are made for children of a different relationship.

What will my timeshare with the children be?

The standard the court uses is what is in the best interests of the children.  The court will take into account each parent’s history of caring for the children and their future ability and willingness to do so.  Each case is different.  Your attorney will advocate for a fair and practical timeshare with your children.

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