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What a Judge Considers During a Divorce Trial

Carlsbad, CA – A judge who is making decisions in a divorce case has to consider key issues such as division of property and custody if the parties can’t reach an agreement. Being aware of what the judge considers during your divorce will help you properly prepare for your case. That way, you can avoid […]

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How Long Does Spousal Support Last in California?

San Diego, CA – How long spousal support lasts is vitally important because it affects a couple’s financial security and financial planning efforts. Think about it – for both the spouse who has to pay alimony and the one who receives it – the amount awarded affects expenses, income and ultimately both spouse’s standards of […]

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The Top 5 Questions to Ask During a Divorce Consultation

Source Carlsbad, CA – There are particular questions clients need to ask their divorce lawyer to determine if he or she will be the best fit for their situation. There are, of course, others they should ask, but we’re providing these guidelines as a starting point. Once clients are satisfied with their answers to these […]

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It’s Easier for Men to Marry Up These Days

Source It’s getting easier for men to find sugar mamas than for women to find sugar daddies, thanks to the increased number of women who have obtained higher education and therefore increased their personal earnings. The pendulum has swung, and now the number of college-educated women in the marriage market outpaces that of college-educated men. […]

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How a Forensic Accountant Can Help During a Divorce

Del Mar, CA – In a divorce situation, one of the main things a forensic accountant will do is review both business and personal documentation that can reveal financial information regarding a spouse. Following are some additional ways in which a forensic accountant can be used in a divorce. Source Search for hidden assets and […]

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Pew Releases New Data on Marriage in America

Source The Pew Research Center recently reviewed U.S. Census Bureau data and made an interesting discovery: The better educated you are, the more likely you are to tie the knot. In 2015, 65 percent of American adults ages 25 and older with bachelor’s degrees were married, compared with 55 percent of those with some college […]

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How Long Does a Marriage Have to Last for Alimony?

Source Rancho Santa Fe, CA – When it comes to spousal support, difficult conversations are likely to emerge. Whether a couple had been married six months or 60 years, chances are alimony will be a point of contention. San Diego divorce attorney John Griffith notes, “People assume that a marriage needs to last many years […]

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Want Healthy, Happy Kids? Share Custody After Divorce

Mothers gain full physical custody of children following divorce in more than 80 percent of court-ordered child custody cases, but studies show shared custody leads to happier, healthier kids. “Shared parenting should be the norm for parenting plans for children of all ages, including very young children,” according to Linda Nielsen, a professor of adolescent […]

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Fathers’ Rights for Children Born out of Wedlock

Rancho Santa Fe, CA – When two parents conceive a child out of wedlock, multiple emotions are often the norm. Parents can expect anything from joy to resentment to bitterness to worry, based on the situation at hand. And with out-of-wedlock births on the rise in the U.S., child custody and visitation cases will likely […]

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During a Divorce: Should You Keep Your House or Sell It?

Solana Beach, CA – During your divorce proceedings, you and your future ex-spouse are torn: Does one of you keep the house you lived in, or do you sell it? While this decision largely depends on your own emotional and financial situation, there are some points to consider on either side. “A house or other […]

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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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