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Surrogate Babies and Legal Disputes: What You Should Know

Carlsbad, CA – Surrogate parenting is becoming more popular with parents who cannot otherwise conceive on their own. However, the controversy surrounding this science-based birthing method is still not without controversy. In fact, some states don’t allow surrogacy parenting at all. Image Source Surrogacy and California Family Law The good news for parents who wish […]

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Prenuptial Agreements: Basic Security or Signing the Divorce Contract?

Encinitas, CA – Prenuptial agreements will always remain a tricky subject, as opinions across the state of California remain divided. Some people believe that signing a prenuptial agreement is the right thing to do, if nothing else than for mere security. Others think that signing a prenup serves as a predictor of divorce. While this […]

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Is Divorce in California the New Normal?

Image Source Carlsbad, CA – Everywhere you turn it seems that couples are splitting up across the state of California. Is this really the case, or are we just hearing about divorce more thanks to the proliferation of social media? So, is divorce becoming the new normal? First of all, it is important to note […]

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How to File Contempt of Court in California Divorce Cases

Carlsbad, CA – The term “contempt of court” is often thrown around on legal TV shows and movies, yet the concept has more intricacies than some people may realize. For those going through a divorce in California, it may be helpful to know what contempt of court entails. “When you’re involved in a family law […]

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Divorcing an Abusive Spouse: What to Consider

Carlsbad, CA – Divorce and domestic violence are each serious enough on their own, but when coupled together, they can create a terrible situation indeed. Divorcing an abusive spouse is something no one should have to face, yet many do. In California alone, nearly 33% of women and 27% of men experience domestic violence in […]

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Annulment Vs Divorce, What’s The Difference?

Carlsbad, CA – If you have realized that the dissolution of your marriage is inevitable, you should know that divorce may not be your only option. In fact, an annulment may be the better option. While California divorces may be lengthy and expensive, annulments may be quicker and more affordable. However, you must meet certain […]

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Infidelity Causes and Predictors

Image Source La Jolla, CA – Studies show that 93 percent of Americans think infidelity is morally wrong. Still, it happens. And according to a survey by the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, female philanderers are catching up with their male counterparts for the first time on record, CBS reported. The Kinsey Institute found that […]

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Aniston Divorce News Raises Questions of Whether She Was Legally Wed

Image Source La Jolla, CA – Actors Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced in February that they are parting ways. The news led to Aniston fans hoping for a reconciliation with recently single ex-husband Brad Pitt, curiosity over what must surely be an ironclad prenuptial agreement, and – oddly – questions about whether the couple […]

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Will 2018 See Couples in a Mad Dash to Divorce Court?

Image Source San Diego, CA – Divorce rates have been on the decline for the past several years, but could changes in the tax law reverse that trend in 2018? Some divorce attorneys are seeing a surge in clients considering divorce this year, in hope of finalizing their split before a new alimony provision takes […]

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Love and Mortgage: Advice for Unmarried Couples Buying Houses

Image Source San Diego, CA – Rising home values, low interest rates and a shortage of listings in southern California mean that although not every couple is ready to tie the knot yet, many of them are ready to play house. Eight percent of homebuyers in 2017 were unmarried couples, according to the National Association […]

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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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