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Student Loan Debt Takes its Toll on Marriage

San Diego, CA – Student loan debt is higher than it’s ever been, having reached more than $1.531 trillion dollars in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Federal Reserve. Given that seven in 10 college graduates leave school with debt, and that debt averages about $37,000 per student, it’s no surprise that student […]

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Divorce Can be Contagious Among Friends

Carlsbad, CA – Looking for an indicator of whether you’re going to get divorced? Look at whether your friends are doing it. A study conducted by researchers at the University of California at San Diego and two other universities looked at 30 years of data and found that you’re 75 percent more likely for your […]

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How to Have the Conversation About A Prenuptial Agreement

San Diego, CA — News outlets throughout the world have mentioned for years that more couples are signing prenuptial agreements prior to marrying. Image Source It’s likely that the increase in prenups makes the topic less taboo and perhaps opens the door to more couples having that conversation. Still, discussing a document that often is labeled a […]

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Why Are More Millennials Signing Prenups?

Carlsbad, CA – Prenuptial agreements are becoming more common among millennials who tie the knot, according to a survey of matrimonial lawyers. Real estate and alimony often are the key issues these couples are negotiating. Experts have identified several factors that play into this important legal document. Image Source Unlike previous generations, millennials are putting […]

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Children’s Preferences for Custody

La Jolla, CA— When parents divorce, a great source of anxiety for the children in this situation is how their lives will change. Everything from parental attendance of PTA meetings, to how their parents will handle coming to their sports events, to who they will have to live with—become potential conflict landmines. Image Source Today, […]

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Griffith, Young, and Lass Discuss Remarriage to the Same Person

Carlsbad, CA – We’ve all heard the discouraging numbers on second and third marriages; the odds of divorce increase with each prospective marriage. Image Source However, there is an interesting phenomenon that is rarely spoken of. It seems, remarriage to an ex-spouse is less susceptible to dissolution, according to Professor Kalish of California State University. She […]

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Griffith, Young, and Lass Explain How Mental Illness Affects Divorce

San Diego, CA – Studies have confirmed time and again that mental illness and divorce are positively correlated.Unfortunately, the stress of a partner with anxiety, severe depression, or bipolar can strain marriage relationships either directly or indirectly (through illness-related financial trouble). While these issues can exacerbate marital strife, mental illness can also have some serious impacts […]

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Griffith, Young, and Lass Talk Deployment and Child Custody

San Diego, CA – Anyone who has grown up in a military family is familiar with the excitement and anxiety that a deployment call can precipitate. It’s a mix of pride of being able to serve one’s nation in a critical time, mixed with worries about how things will proceed in your absence. Image Source […]

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4 Actions to Avoid During Your Divorce

San Diego, CA – Couples who file for divorce sometimes are eager to move forward and start their lives anew as singles. Even though you may have already “mentally uncoupled,” California law prohibits some actions until the divorce is final. Here are four to keep in mind as you await your divorce decree. Image Source […]

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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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