San Diego Divorce Attorneys
and Family Law Mediators


California Family Law Office helps clients in San Diego, California in matters of family law, divorce, child custody, spousal support, and mediation.

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A Diverse Team

Experience comes in many forms, Diversity is our strongest standpoint. With a unique mix of staff we understand each cultures different approach to family matters. Many of our staff members have first hand life experience with the same hardships you face today. Giving you a strong idea of proceedings from personal separation, restraining orders to advice from the child’s eyes.

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Trust Our Experience

We have over 20 years experience in family law to assist you in your case. Our goal is to provide level headed and quality legal help and representation. Covering all aspects of family law in most Southern California counties gives us the familiar edge that your case deserves.

Your family deserves the attention and dedication that our center provides. Your case will get individualized attention and consideration for no family is the same. We can offer legal counsel for your case as well as in office paralegal and courier services for your ease of mind.

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Divorce Attorney in East Bay, CA and San Francisco, CA

Are you located in East Bay, CA or San Francisco, CA and in need of a qualified attorney to help with divorce-related matters? If so, our attorneys can help.

No matter what your situation is, divorces are hard to handle. Matters such as mediation, spousal support, and child custody are all complicated topics. As you know, a dissolved relationship is stressful enough, you shouldn’t have to navigate the legal components related to your divorce alone, in addition to enduring emotional stressors.

With the counsel of our top-notch attorneys, you don’t have to.

Looking for an Attorney? Here’s What Sets Us Apart

  • Our attorneys truly listen to each client we serve. These days, more and more attorneys are inattentive and not personable with clients. Unlike other attorneys, we believe it’s vital to get to know each client we work with, to serve them the best we can.
  • We strive to have quick turnaround times so that you can get on with your life sooner, rather than later.
  • Attorneys at our firm truly understand the law. We provide clients with thorough and accurate service because quality is our priority.
  • Thinking outside of the box is the status quo with our attorneys. With our creative, problem-solving attorneys, we can usually find a unique solution to your divorce-related problems.

Our Attorneys are Equipped to Help You With…

General Divorce Issues/Matters

Are you contemplating filing for divorce and want to know how this decision could play out? Have you already filed for divorce, but your ex-partner is trying to take more than they deserve? Do you have questions about your prenup or other divorce-related issues?

Whatever concerns about divorce you might have, our attorneys can field your questions and help you navigate the process seamlessly. You deserve a space to ask questions and find answers, and our attorneys can assist with just that and more.

Deciding Between Divorce Mediation or Trials

There are a lot of options after you file for divorce. Two of the most common routes that divorcees take after filing are either going through a mediation process or a series of trials. It’s often not recommended for victims of spousal abuse or a divorcee with an unreasonable partner to go through mediation, as it oftentimes requires collaboration and good faith to follow through with the mediation process.

However, if you’re debating between choosing a mediation or a trial process, our attorneys can recommend what they see is best for your individual situation.

Divorce Mediation Services

Now, if you’ve decided that mediation is the right choice for you, you need to understand what you’re getting into, and, more importantly, you need to leave your final mediation hearing with all your asks. In order to succeed during the mediation process, it’s crucial to have a qualified attorney helping you—like someone from our team. For divorcees who choose mediation, our attorneys can help.

Spousal Support Mediation

Are you looking to receive spousal support from your ex-partner? Or are you looking to reduce the amount of spousal support you have to pay each month? Whatever your situation is, our attorneys can help you achieve the compromise that works for you and your ex-partner. You shouldn’t finalize a divorce unhappily, so we work to make sure that our clients reach a spousal support agreement that works for them.

Take Action, Choose Us

In order to find normalcy again after the end of a marriage, you need to find a great attorney who can help expedite your divorce. If you’re ready to begin rebuilding your life and making positive changes, contact the East Bay family law attorneys of for your consultation.


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Divorce Attorney Advisor

When you are considering divorce, the best thing you can do is consult with a divorce attorney for advice. Divorce attorneys know the ins and outs of divorce. They have seen peaceful divorces and navigated divorces full of conflict. A divorce attorney advisor can help you figure out where you stand as you approach divorce and offer guidance on how to achieve the ideal post-divorce life.

When you seek the help of a divorce attorney advisor, you can explore your options regarding finances, child custody, spousal support, and any unique personal circumstances that may have you worried. The attorneys of will do everything we can to help you to see the best possible outcomes from your divorce through a combination of good advice, legal representation, and divorce mediation services.

Questions to Ask Your Divorce Attorney

A divorce attorney advisor can help you answer important questions about how to navigate your divorce. They can offer guidance specific to your state and your situation. Here are a few questions that are useful to ask as you begin discussing your personal divorce plans.

  • How are divorce assets split in my state?
  • Which assets are considered personal and outside the marriage?
  • What is the best way to build a shared child custody agreement?
  • Would it be better to keep or sell a jointly-owned house?
  • How do I ensure a good quality life after the divorce?
  • Do I qualify for spousal support? Does my spouse?
  • Will child support be necessary if we split custody?
  • Is there anything else I should consider about divorce in my state?

Is Divorce Mediation Right for You?

Divorce mediation is when spouses negotiate the most mutually beneficial divorce agreement with the help of an attorney-mediator.  Mediation is the ideal path for most divorcing spouses seeking an “uncontested” divorce. The mediation process focuses on minimizing conflict and instead seeking practical solutions every divorce matter including asset separation, child custody, child support, and spousal support, along with more complex issues like shared businesses and investments.

There are several distinct benefits to divorce mediation

  • More Affordable – one lawyer and fewer billed hours overall
  • Closure – opportunity to settle conflicts and concerns
  • Confidentiality – no court sessions which become public record
  • Freedom and Control – spouses make the decisions without court rulings
  • Expert Advice – An attorney-mediator can provide expert legal and practical advice
  • Future-Building – Spouses who will co-parent or work together in the future can build a divorce that is future-ready

The mediation process involves several negotiation sessions in which the the mediator leads negotiations in the best course to split household assets and manage any post-divorce matters such as child custody or spousal support. The mediator will suggest the most practical course of action and spouses can personalize the solution through preference, debate, and negotiation.

The final result will be a divorce agreement that achieves fairness and, ideally, satisfaction for everyone involved.

The Difference Between Divorce Mediation vs. Trial Divorce

Trial divorce is the traditional approach, involving two conflicting divorce lawyers. If agreements cannot be reached, a judge makes the final decision about the policies of your divorce. Trial divorces are rooted in conflict and are notoriously stressful and expensive. They can also remove the element of control, as lawyers push both parties to get everything they can from the divorce and the court makes final decisions.

Divorce mediation, on the other hand, seeks to draft a complete divorce agreement that meets the needs of both spouses and is compliant with the law. Once negotiations are complete, your divorce mediator will draft the documents and they will be approved by the court. No need for court dates, conflicts, or the expense that comes with endless legal hours.

Divorce mediations are typically more efficient, less stressful, and provide more control. Trial divorces are only necessary in situations where agreements truly cannot be met, or where one spouse needs protection from the other.

The Benefits of Child Custody Mediation

Mediation also provides significant benefits when dealing with child custody. If you ask your divorce attorney advisor, they will likely suggest a mediated approach when building your custody agreement. This is because custody scheduling and co-parenting after the divorce are more effective when exes work together to build the agreed-upon policies.

The benefits of child custody mediation include:

  • Customization of a unique custody agreement instead of a default template
  • Time to create a custody schedule tailored to the family’s routine
  • The advice of a divorce mediator on the most fair and practical agreement
  • A safe place where children and teens can be heard
  • Minimizing conflict and stress to the family

During child custody mediation, exes will design a co-parenting plan that conforms to everyone’s schedules and needs. Both work schedules and school/activity schedules will be considered. Equal parenting time will be prioritized, but also tailored to the best times for both parents and children to spend together.

Your divorce mediator will also likely have advice on how to keep the exact terms of your child custody agreement flexible, so that it can adapt to future changes of schedule. Parent’s work schedules may change, and children’s schedules often change as they grow up and adopt extracurricular activities. Child custody mediation can help you build a stable and supportive co-parenting plan that is also future-ready.

How to Ask for Spousal Support Through Mediation

If one spouse has considerably more income than the other, spousal support may be called for. A divorce mediator can help to approach the topic of spousal support in a practical way, without calling on emotion or obligation. Instead, their goal is to ensure that both spouses are able to build a functional household, once separate.

A mediator can also address the issue of child support. Even if custody is split evenly, some amount of child support may be paid to the lower-income spouse to ensure children are cared for at a similar quality of life in both households.

If spousal support or child support is necessary to help a low-income or stay-at-home spouse build their career after divorce, a reasonable agreement can be drafted that does not place too much financial or emotional burden on either party.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation for Divorce Attorney Advice

If you would like to speak to a divorce attorney advisor, we are here to help. The dedicated family law attorneys of are ready to consult on your situation and provide the insights you need to move forward with practical and future-ready divorce planning. Reach out to schedule your divorce attorney advisor consultation.