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Law Offices of John A. Delisi

Family Lawyer | San Diego, CA

858-522-9900

Mr. Delisi Offers Legal Services at Reasonable Rates with Payment Plans To Accommodate Your Budgetary Concerns. Call Today! Free Parking Available.

Since 1980, San Diego Attorney John A. Delisi has represented countless California residents in Family Law matters.  He provides clients with aggressive and competent legal representation in every matter he handles. 35+ years family law experience Hourly and flat fee agreements available All calls returned the same day or within 24 hours. To protect callers, Attorney …

Yelman & Associates

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866-691-7936

Dealing with the Complex Legal, Financial and Emotional Issues in Divorce and Family Law Matters IS What We Do Best. AN EARLY CONSULTATION IS IMPERATIVE. Call Us Now, Before You Take Action.

Yelman & Associates serves a diverse array of clients who depend on experience, reputation and a steady hand to protect their rights and guide them though complex and often heart-wrenching legal issues. The Firm equally represents men and women on either side of the issues of divorce, spousal maintenance (alimony), child custody and other family law matters throughout …

Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP

Family Lawyer | Serving San Diego, CA

760-291-8233

Willing to Mediate, Ready to Litigate

The Oceanside family law attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, are committed to providing high-quality, aggressive, and effective representation for our clients. Our law office is founded on the principle that every client receives the individual attention and experienced legal representation that he or she deserves. Your legal needs are as important to us as they are …

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866-435-1679

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619 Divorce

Family Lawyer | San Diego, CA

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Rated Top Attorneys of the Year by the San Diego Telegraph. We Offer Risk Free Consultations. Don't Wait, Call Today

Family law and divorce matters can tear families apart. So can immigration issues. These types of legal issues can change the course of your life and either help you reach your goals or set you on an unexpected and challenging future. No matter what your legal issue, having an experienced attorney on your side helping you make the right legal decision can make a qualitative …

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San Diego Family Law Information

Are You Dealing with a Family Law Issue?

Family law matters can be overwhelming and incredibly sensitive. The longer the problem remains unresolved, the greater the toll it can have on the welfare and well-being of you and your family. An experienced San Diego family law attorney will help protect your rights.

Family Law Issues

There are many legal issues that face families, such as child custody, child support, divorce, domestic violence, legal separation, annulment, paternity or spousal support. Of course, as diverse as families are, there are more Family Law issues that land under this broad category of law.

Remember dealing with a Family Law issue will not only have an impact in your life emotionally, but also legally and financially. It is very important to take the time to discover long-term solutions for your family's needs and future.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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Court Locations in San Diego, CA

San Diego Central Courthouse

220 West Broadway,San Diego,CA92101
Phone: (619) 450-5700

Hall of Justice Courthouse

330 W Broadway ,San Diego,CA92101
Phone: (619) 450- 5700

Juvenille Courthouse

2851 Meadowlark Drive ,San Diego,CA92123
Phone: (858) 634-1600