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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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Yelman & Associates

Free Consultation

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 …

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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.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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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