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Top 10 family law attorneys in San Diego, CA

Clients agree: these San Diego family law attorneys are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Law Office Of Chris T. Nguyen, APC

Law Office Of Chris T. Nguyen, APC

5.0(2)
Offers online services
6 hires on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Peggy H. says, "Mr. Nguyen was very professional and listened to my concerns regarding divorce and legal matters. Mr. Nguyen took time to speak to me on a Sunday even though its not his normal working hours when I reached out to him regarding my legal issues. I have retained Mr. Nguyen and hes great, professional and courteous and works hard for his clients. I will highly recommend Mr. Nguyen to anyone seeking legal problems or advice." Read more
Lavelle Law Group, APC

Lavelle Law Group, APC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
Serves San Diego, CA
Experienced Law firm emphasizing one on one represetation of our clients needs to achieve the best results in a cost effective strategy
Sunnen Law - San Diego Divorce & Family Law Firm

Sunnen Law - San Diego Divorce & Family Law Firm

4.6Awesome(11)
2 hires on Thervo
19+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Isaiah F. says, "I highly endorse this lawyer. Chris is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate. Chris was the best attorney. Everyone at Sunnen Law was kind, caring and always made me feel like I was their only client even though they are very busy. Mr. Sunnen made my journey through a horrible time for my children and myself at ease, he was on point with everything and when he told me not to worry about things, he was right. Thank you Mr. Sunnen and your fantastic team for taking care of me and my children. All of you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. When you hire Mr. Sunnen, you get Mr. Sunnen. Thank you, Isaiah and Family " Read more
Jackie Robert Geller, LL.M, Attorney At Law

Jackie Robert Geller, LL.M, Attorney At Law

New on Thervo
43+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
35 years experience. Reasonable fees. Personal attention.
Family Law San Diego

Family Law San Diego

New on Thervo
33+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Are you moving through divorce or dealing with family law related matters? At Family Law San Diego, our legal team of San Diego family attorneys is dedicated to safeguarding the rights and futures of families throughout Southern California. Backed by more than 125 years of experience, we have acquired the skills and knowledge it takes to help families move through successful processes through the use of collaborative law, negotiation, mediation, and cooperative divorce. If you and your family are experiencing hardships, we encourage you to contact a San Diego family lawyer at Family Law San Diego as soon as possible. Because we truly care ab
Law Office Of Jack J. Boltax

Law Office Of Jack J. Boltax

New on Thervo
35+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I have been a practicing criminal defense attorney since 1984. I have handled well over 2000 felony and misdemeanor state and federal criiminal cases, including approixmately 200 trials. The cases I have represented people on involve charges such as murder, manslaughter, arson, violent crimes, drug smuggling, distribution, conspiracy and possession, felony and misdemeanor assault, robbery, bank robbery, felony and misdemeanor driving under the influence (DUI), domestic violence, to name a few. I am also familiar with alternative sentencing options that can minimize or keep people out of jail. For me, no matter what the charge, I devote my ...
Frank P. Barbaro & Associates, APC

Frank P. Barbaro & Associates, APC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
53+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Personal Injury Call for a free consultation! We are a premier law firm for those who are seriously injured due to the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of others. We have extensive experience in virtually all facets of personal injury litigation. We are particularly proud of our work on behalf of childhood victims of sexual molestation. We also have extensive experience in automobile crashes, big rig collisions, dangerous intersections/roads, dog bites, product liability, slip and fall, workplace harassment/discrimination, dental/medical malpractice. We know how to maximize the value of your case and there is no fee if there is no re...
Weissler Law Group

Weissler Law Group

New on Thervo
Offers online services
32+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
The Weissler Law Group focuses on helping clients maintain control & preserve their hard-earned assets. We feel that no one should be required to sacrifice a lifetime of work to either bad circumstances or in order to receive care in their old age. We provide Asset Protection, Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate representation. Estate Planning is about controlling your assets during & after your lifetime. We seek to minimize taxes, reduce family conflict & smooth the transfer of assets through custom trusts, wills, powers of attorney, advance directives, & business structures (including FLPs, FLLCs, & Corps). We take the time to ask and answ...
The May Firm Injury Lawyers

The May Firm Injury Lawyers

New on Thervo
14+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
The May Firm Injury Lawyers is a personal injury law firm located in Chula Vista, CA. We are a leading Chula Vista personal injury attorneys firm. Our highly experienced Chula Vista personal injury lawyer has the necessary knowledge and experience to help all Chula Vista residents with a variety of cases, including motorcycle, car and bicycle accidents, defective products, dangerous premises, catastrophic accidents and much more. Each of one our personal injury attorneys is fully dedicated to defending the rights of our clients, and will aggressively pursue the best resolution for each case. Being locally based gives us a lot of hands-on exp...
Walkon Law Firm

Walkon Law Firm

5.0(3)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
34+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Noella C. says, "Mr. Walkon made me feel important when I brought this medical malpractice case to him. He listened and kept me in the loop through it all, always using laymen terms so I might understand it all. I was always made comfortable broaching any subject regarding this case. He kept me updated and walked me through it all. This being my 1st ever suit, I am very thankful I found him." Read more

Your Family Law Attorney questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much is a family law attorney?

A family law attorney charges $200 to $500 per hour, depending on the location, their experience level, and the services included. Some charge a flat fee for simple services, like drawing up basic, uncontested divorce papers.

Contested divorces, custody cases, or asset arrangements often take longer and cost more to settle. These cases often go to trial and require the attorney to spend time to prepare evidence and arguments, which increases the final cost.

Most firms charge by the hour, but some have contingency fees instead. This means that they receive a percentage of any money awarded at the end of the case and won't charge you anything until then. Some attorneys charge a $500 to $5,000 retainer fee, which is paid in advance.

What is a family law attorney?

A family law attorney handles cases that involve domestic issues and family relationships. These attorneys advocate for their clients and mediate in complex cases. Common court cases or specialties might include:

  • Divorce
  • Prenups
  • Child custody
  • Child support or alimony
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship
  • Domestic violence
  • Child abuse
  • Restraining orders

Do family law attorneys manage divorce?

Yes, family law attorneys manage divorce cases. However, a family law attorney can only represent one spouse during the divorce. Uncontested divorces are relatively simple, especially when the couple is childless, and often only include drawing up paperwork and dividing property.

Contested divorces are more difficult, expensive, and complicated because there are more negative emotions involved. An attorney helps mediate during disputes about custody, child support, alimony, assets, and debts.

Do I need a family law attorney?

Simple court filings or name changes can be handled without a family law attorney. Otherwise, it may be best to have an experienced attorney on your side for important cases involving divorce, custody, adoption, or abuse. Without an attorney, the case may take longer or have an undesirable outcome.

How do I prepare to meet with a family law attorney?

Prepare to meet with a family law attorney by gathering the appropriate documents. These will vary depending on the case but typically include:

  • Birth certificates
  • Bank statements
  • Tax returns
  • Employment information
  • Mortgage data

How do I choose a family law attorney?

Browse our list of attorneys, then:

  • Get 3 or more free estimates to compare.
  • Read reviews and cases on Thervo and Google.
  • Choose an experienced attorney who has passed the bar.
  • Pick someone who is professional and is serious about your needs.
  • Consider the distance between their office and your home.
  • Get a written estimate before casework starts.
  • Avoid making large payments up front.

After asking questions, hire the best family law attorney in your area.

What questions should I ask family law attorneys?

When searching for attorneys near you, consider the following questions:

  • How long have you been practicing family law?
  • When did you pass the bar?
  • How many similar cases have you worked on?
  • Is your current caseload light enough to take me on?
  • Based on my situation, how long do you think it will take to settle my case?
  • Do you have a flat rate or hourly rates?
  • Will you give me an estimate or contract in writing?

Reviews for San Diego family law attorneys

Recent success stories from people in the San Diego area.
Ben L.
I've been shopping around and most people I talk to are charging an arm and a leg. They also talk about money before they ask me about my situation and what I need. It's quite rare at Benari and Nguyen they actually care and advise on what would be best for your situation. It's hard to find people out there actually trying take time to consult with you on what will be best for you, not how they can make they can make the most money off of you. Also, very affordable prices. I highly recommend my attorney Chris. He's been great with all my BK needs and happy to answer questions.
Law Office of Chris T. Nguyen, APC
Quilnault B.
Thank you for being such a wonderful lawyer, support system, advisor and friend throughout this entire ordeal. You are gifted at what you do and I appreciate all you’ve done to bring this situation to closure. I can’t imagine working with anyone else! You’ve set me free to start over… I’m excited about the future and look forward to enjoying every minute. You’ve helped me more than you’ll ever know :)
Sunnen Law - San Diego Divorce & Family Law Firm
Kim C.
Our families experience with Craig Walkon, and his Law office was exceptional. We have never been through anything like this before, and every step in the process was explained thoroughly. Walkon 's Law Office accepted our case, after many offices turned us down. He was thorough, efficient and always had our best interest in mind. I would definitely recommend Craig S. Walkon Law Office to anyone that would be in need of his services. I am very thankful for the professionalism and support I was shown, as well as the results we received in a very timely manner. Hopefully, we never experience another problem like this again, however, Craig Walkon would be the first person our family contacted. Throughout the experience I felt comfort to know our interest was in the best hands possible
Walkon Law Firm
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