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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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Reality Show Couple Splits. Should We Have Seen it Coming?

A couple who married on the set of a Lifetime reality show has announced they are divorcing after one year together. In what some might call a new take on the prearranged marriage, Cody Knapek and Danielle DeGroot were part of “Married at First Sight,” a show that pairs three couples based on scientific matchmaking. […]

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Determining Whether Your Alimony Is Appropriate or Not

San Marcos, CA – You’re getting a divorce, and your head is spinning from all the minutiae involved in the process. It’s now time for you and your soon-to-be ex to determine the issue of spousal support, more commonly known as alimony. Solana Beach divorce attorney John Griffith explains, “Spousal support is a multifaceted issue […]

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Why Do You Have to Wait 6-Months to Divorce in California?

Carlsbad, CA – You and your spouse have decided that your marriage is over and divorce is the only option. When you pledge to spend the rest of your life with a person only to have your marriage abruptly come to an end, the time can be very traumatic for even the most even keeled […]

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Tips for an Amicable Divorce

Rancho Santa Fe, CA – When most people hear the word “divorce,” one of the last adjectives they’re likely to think of is “amicable.” Stemming from the Latin amicabilis, or “ability to be friendly,” it’s a sign that the separation is at least not a horrible one. When it comes to modern-day legalese, an amicable […]

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What to Do When You Want a Divorce but Your Spouse Doesn’t

San Marcos, CA – You’ve made up your mind: You’re ready to divorce your spouse. You’ve thought about it, maybe you’ve talked to friends or family at length, and you’re certain it’s over. The only problem is, your spouse doesn’t feel the same way. “Contrary to how divorce is often portrayed in TV shows and […]

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Social Media During and After Divorce

Escondido, CA – With social media now a regular part of most people’s lives, it may not be obvious of the impact a simple post to Facebook can have on a divorce trial. San Diego Divorce Attorney John Griffith explains, “Nowadays, we’re seeing more and more divorce cases that use social media posts in court. […]

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Why Do We Care So Much About Celebrity Divorces?

We learned in early August that yet another celebrity marriage is on the rocks when Chris Pratt and Anna Farris announced via their social media channels that they were separating. Although many of us are abuzz with this news that, frankly, isn’t any of our business, there are reasons why we care, there are lessons […]

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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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