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Griffith, Young and Lass Explain California Emergency Custody Orders

La Jolla, CA — These days, most divorced or separated parental pairs have been awarded some configuration of shared or joint custody. Family courts are not inclined to separate kids from parents for any but the most compelling of reasons. What happens when one parent feels that their kids are in immediate or imminent danger […]

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Marriage Improves Cardiovascular Health

San Diego, CA – Throughout the years, many studies have come out examining the effects of marital cohabitation on people’s mental and physical health markers. However, statistics have become available at the end of June, after observing over two million people–that show how marriage improves heart health in men and women alike. Image Source According […]

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When does child support end?

Carlsbad, CA – Most parents think that child support automatically ends when the child comes to the age of majority. Since 18 is the age of legal adulthood, that is when many assume monthly support payments cease automatically. However, this is far from the truth in many places. First of all, the age of majority […]

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Marriages Get Happier Over Time, Study Finds

La Jolla, CA — “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” Those were Theodore Roosevelt’s words […]

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Prenuptial Agreements Could be Affected by New Tax Laws

San Diego, CA – In January, we shared information about new divorce laws taking effect in 2019, and mentioned briefly the changes to alimony and separate maintenance payments. Image Source Now it’s time to dig a little deeper into the alimony repercussions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The tax changes also may affect […]

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US Senate Passes Bill that Helps Grandparents With Child Custody

Image Source San Diego, CA – Just recently, the many grandparents across the United States who have committed to child custody of their grandkids or are otherwise caring for them full time–had a real victory. On March 22, 2018, Senate passed a bill for the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act. Hundreds of thousands of grandparents […]

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Child Custody Dispute Pits Grandparents’ Rights Against Federal Powers

Image Source Encinitas, CA – An unusual child custody case made headlines in March when local police in Southern Florida seized infant girl Ingrid Johnson from her mother’s care in the hospital. What happened was truly an abuse of law enforcement capacity but this case raises a lot of questions regarding grandparent rights in child […]

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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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