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Encinitas Attorney Earns Family Law Specialist Certification

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Encinitas family lawyer John Griffith recently earned designation as a Certified Family Law Specialist through the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  He earned the certification in June after a lengthy process that took five years to achieve.

“The truth is, people have lots of choices when seeking an attorney to represent them,” Griffith says. “Some are better and have more experience than others, and it can be difficult for someone in need of a lawyer to know which is the best one for their particular case. Certification in your area of specialty can show potential clients they’re in good hands.”

Why hire a Family Law Specialist?

Board certified attorneys have proven their qualifications, experience and ethics. They have demonstrated their skills and expertise and proven them through testing.

“I think when most people go in search of a lawyer, they’re looking for someone who possesses relevant experience,” Griffith says. “Certification proves that, and I trust that it will make clients feel more secure in their decision to retain me.”

Obtaining the certification required a six-hour written examination, recommendations from colleagues and judges who know Griffith’s work and reputation, five years of practice in family law, and nearly 60 hours of family law-specific continuing education. The experience requirement also required extensive trial, mediation and hearing experience. Only a small percentage of attorneys obtain this certification.

There are 11 specialty areas in which California attorneys can obtain certification, ranging from business and consumer bankruptcy law to elder and social security disability law. Eleven advisory commissions support the Board of Legal Specialization — one for each specialty area, according to The State Bar of California website.

Please call today to schedule a consultation if you are in need of representation in a family law case.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.
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