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Dealing with Family Law issues can be one of the most emotionally taxing experiences you might ever face. Coupled with the emotional element comes the frustration of having to work within a legal system that can often seem overwhelming and confusing.

At Griffith, Young & Lass we understand that preserving your personal interests within the Family Court system can set the tone for your future. Our Family Law attorneys are experienced and successful in both settling and litigating the many issues faced by family law clients.

The Divorce Lawyers at Griffith, Young & Lass offer comprehensive and skillful representation on a wide range of San Diego Family Law issues such as:

  • California Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Spousal Support
  • Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Order Defense
  • California Paternity Actions
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Multi-State Family Law Issues
  • Enforcement of Family Law Orders
  • High Asset Property Division
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.


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.


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.


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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