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Are You Divorcing a Sociopath? How to Emerge Unscathed

San Marcos, CA – For those who have been married to a sociopath, the concept of divorce can feel insurmountable. After all, if the sociopathic tendencies crept into the marriage, why would they cease during a divorce? Escondido Divorce Attorney John Griffith explains, “If you have a sociopath for a spouse, the last thing he […]

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How Can I Protect My Inheritance in the Event of Divorce?

You were your Aunt Gloria’s only niece, and she happened to adore you. When she passed away, she left you a sizable inheritance. Now your marriage is on the skids and you’re concerned that your husband may get part of what Aunt Gloria meant for you alone. This is a scenario faced by divorcing spouses […]

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Divorce Tip: Avoid the Revenge Shopping Spree

San Marcos, CA – The struggle of a divorce is no doubt a time of headaches and difficulty, and there may be a fair amount of resentment present, as well. You’ve heard of retail therapy and all the relief a good shopping spree can bring. In fact, your reason, wouldn’t the spending you do now […]

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What to Consider When Divorcing After 50

Carlsbad, CA – For those over 50 considering divorce, it may seem like life is coming to an end. In your younger years, if you found your life suddenly upheaved, you could go live with your parents, get a job, then an apartment. For gray divorcees who fail to possess the boundless energy and zest […]

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Saving Your Sanity: Tips for Divorcing an Alcoholic

Carlsbad, CA – Your marriage is on the rocks, and there’s a glaring reason why: Your spouse has a bad drinking problem. The problem has become so severe that life has become unlivable. If you endure this relationship any longer, you’ll lose whatever sanity you have left. How do you divorce your alcoholic spouse so […]

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Study Finds Divorce Can be Harmful to Your Children’s Health

Spanish scientists recently proved that divorce could be bad for your children’s health. Researchers from the universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo conducted a cross-sectional study of divorced and intact families to conclude that children of separated parents are almost two times more likely to develop gastrointestinal, genitourinary, dermatological or neurological issues than children […]

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How Do You Tell Your Child He or She Needs Therapy?

Solana Beach, CA – Divorce can be a particularly stressful time in your life, especially when children are involved. Between figuring out custody and visitation to arranging child support payments, tensions are likely to run high. You and your spouse will naturally be under an inordinate amount of stress, but so too will your child […]

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Can You Be Ordered to Pay Child Support When You Have No Income?

San Diego, CA – When family court hands down an order for child support, parties with no income to speak of may find themselves panicked. With hefty fines and even jail time facing those who fall delinquent with their court-ordered child support payments, it isn’t difficult to comprehend that a person with no means to […]

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How Do You Talk to Kids about Divorce?

San Diego, CA – Even though divorce is no longer the taboo subject it used to be, the topic can still come to a shock to those involved. Children of divorce may internalize the separation, blaming themselves for their parents’ decision. Therefore, it is crucial that you and your spouse talk to your children as […]

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#DivorceSelfie – It’s a Thing

Sara Olsen and her husband of 25 years finalized their divorce on Aug. 20, 2016. Afterward, they went out for a beer and posted a #divorceselfie to Instagram. They’re among a growing number of divorced spouses who document the final stage of their divorce for all on social media to see. “Totally normal, right?” Olsen […]

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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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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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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