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Couples Use Relationship Agreements, Lifestyle Clauses to Outline Desires

Source San Diego, CA – Some of the country’s most well-known power couples have gotten creative with how they place parameters on their relationships. Between relationship agreements, lifestyle clauses and dating terms of engagement, it is as though the standard prenuptial agreement has become practically passé in some circles. Almost. We combed the Internet in […]

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New Divorce Laws Take Effect Across the Country in January

Source Encinitas, CA – A new year means many new laws take effect across the nation. We took a look at several divorce laws that are on the books now that the ball has dropped on 2018. Sweet Home Alimony The notion of “til death do us part” isn’t as likely when it comes to […]

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Child Support Calculator: How to Determine Child Support Payments

Del Mar, CA – If you have children and are thinking of separating from the other parent, child custody is an issue you will likely have to tackle sooner rather than later. “In California, family law is set up to reflect the best interest of the child,” explains Rancho Santa Fe family attorney John Griffith. […]

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Spousal Service: How and Where Your Spouse Can Be Served for Divorce

La Jolla, CA – When considering divorce in California, the ideal situation would be for both parties to be completely onboard with the idea. The marriage didn’t work out, and now you two can go your separate ways and hopefully remain friends. Unfortunately, most marriages don’t end up this way. Instead of being amicable, the […]

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Child Health Insurance Coverage During Divorce

Source San Elijo Hills, CA – When it comes to a divorce involving children, health insurance can become an immediate concern. “You want to make sure both you and your children retain coverage, no matter who carried that coverage during the marriage,” notes San Elijo Hills divorce attorney, John Griffith. “In California, health insurance must […]

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Co-Parent Pointers as We Head Back to School

Source Carlsbad, CA – Once the dust has settled from the holiday festivities of the past few months, it’s important to prepare for back-to-school madness. This is particularly essential for parents who are sharing custody of their children, as this time can be particularly tumultuous. “Any parent understands how difficult it can be re-establishing the […]

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How to Get Full Custody of Children in California

San Elijo Hills, CA – Divorcing with children is never easy, as custody concerns can be particularly trying. California law emphasizes the best interest of the child, which has traditionally meant sharing time with both parents whenever possible. However, in certain situations, it may be better for just one parent to have full custody. If […]

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How Can a Child Become Emancipated in California?

Source San Diego, CA – Children under the age of 18 often think that their only choice is to live with one or both of their parents, but this isn’t always the case. Though there are several conditions that may be met, it is possible for children to move out of their parents’ house before […]

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Secrets of Happy Marriages

Carlsbad, CA – A popular Christmas song calls this the “hap-happiest season of all.” This is true for many couples who get engaged during the holiday season. In honor of that, we’re looking at what several studies have discovered about marriage and happiness. Source Can’t get no satisfaction? Get married. That’s what a 2014 study […]

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Couples in England and Wales Lie About Adultery to Get Divorced

Carlsbad, CA – There’s a unique phenomenon occurring among many divorcing couples in England and Wales. People are lying about adultery to speed up the divorce process. Researchers fear that although doing so may get them to single status faster, it comes at a mental cost for the couples and their children, according to a […]

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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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