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Divorce Is Difficult, But We Will Guide You Through It

Experienced, Aggressive Family Attorneys

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San Diego Divorce Lawyers, Griffith, Young & Lass

Divorce can be a difficult, emotional, and a life-changing event. We understand that you are likely battling emotions of guilt, anger, loneliness or sadness during this process, and our job is to ensure that you are securing a future for yourself and your family, financially and emotionally – with compassion and confidentiality. We are here to help you through the entire process, from filing for divorce to negotiating child custody and/or alimony.

Once we know what your specific goals are and what’s of upmost importance to you, we’ll take steps to protect your rights and ensure you aren’t saddled with a divorce settlement you’ll regret in the long run. We’ll come up with the best strategy possible to help you resolve your divorce or family law issue, so you can move on with your life.

When you become a client, you become our priority. Given the emotional, financial and legal impact of a divorce on you and your family, we work closely with you through every step of the process to ensure that you receive the attention that you need and deserve. You can expect exceptional service, promptly returned phone calls & emails, respect and courtesy.

We Know What You're Going Through & We're Here to Help

Asset Division

There are two key concepts for asset division: defining what exactly is community property and what is separate property between spouses.

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Spousal Support/Alimony

Alimony is an allowance out of one spouse's (or ex-spouse's) separate estate for the support of the other spouse when the spouses are living separately.

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Child Custody

Child custody defines the relationship between both divorcing parents and their minor children. There are two major types of custody – physical custody and legal custody.

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Child Support

Child support is financial support that is paid from one parent to another to help pay for the various costs associated with raising the minor children.

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Meet Your Dedicated San Diego Family Attorneys
Family Attorney John N. Griffith, CFLS
Family Attorney John N. Griffith, CFLS

Family Attorney, John N. Griffith, CFLS

John Griffith has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since 2009. John is a Certified Family Law Specialist certified as an expert in the area of family law by the California Board of Legal Specialization.

858-345-1720
john@gylfamilylaw.com

Family Attorney, Catie E. Young, ESQ.
Family Attorney, Catie E. Young, ESQ.

Family Attorney, Catie E. Young, ESQ.

San Diego family lawyer Catie Young has a wide range of litigation experience. She has worked in civil litigation. She has successfully represented clients in many areas of family law including child support, child custody, divorce and domestic violence. She has a unique approach to each child custody case, so clients of Griffith, Young & Lass tend to gravitate toward her in these cases.

858-345-1720
catie@gylfamilylaw.com

Family Attorney Amy J. Lass, Esq.
Family Attorney Amy J. Lass, Esq.

Family Attorney, Amy J. Lass, Esq.

Amy Lass was born in New York and raised in San Diego, California. Amy graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2003 with a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Enterprise Accounting and went on to earn her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2006. Amy takes a practical and cost considerate approach to the process while striving to balance the emotional needs and objectives of her clients.

858-345-1720
amy@gylfamilylaw.com

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The Typical Divorce Process in California
Discovery of Assets & Obligations (1-3 months)
1 Complaint for Divorce Filed Start of litigation
2 Complaint is Served Varies, but usually shortly after the complaint is filed
3 Answer to Complaint Due 30 days from the date of service
4 Mediation Anytime, but usually after initial discovery
5 Temporary Hearing Usually early in the process
6 Late Case Evaluation / Judicial Hosted Settlement Conference Usually near the end of the case
7 Trial (If Needed) The goal is to settle, but if your case goes to trial, it could take months after the start of litigation.
We deliver results
I am beyond grateful for the entire staff at Griffith, Young, and Lass. I don't even call myself a client anymore, they are my friends that protected my family and fought with me, side by side.-Erik H., San Diego