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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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The Reasons Why Most Marriages Fall Apart

San Diego, CA – When a marriage ends, it may be for any number of reasons. Couples choose to divorce over issues small and large, and each situation is as unique as the individuals who comprise the couple. However, there are some common trends across many divorces. Slater & Gordon, a UK-based law firm, conducted […]

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Does Divorce Always Negatively Affect One’s Credit?

Carlsbad, CA – The iconic image of divorce is the husband and wife ornament on the top of a wedding cake being cut into two separate pieces, creating a divide between the two former lovers. Going through divorce kind of feels like you and your spouse are being sliced apart into two different people. For […]

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August is Child Support Awareness Month

Child Support Awareness Month is observed throughout the country each August, and in honor of it, the California Department of Child Support Services is focused on parents who make the effort to be exceptional examples in their children’s lives. The theme for 2017 is, “Give them something great to imitate.” “When parents are positively involved […]

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Things to Consider when Dividing a Business During Divorce

Solana Beach, CA – When it comes to finances and divorce, there’s often no ideal outcome for both parties. If you and your spouse owned a business together, things can get even trickier. San Marcos Family Attorney John Griffith notes, “It can be very difficult to ensure a fair division of property, especially if you’re […]

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Child Custody Considerations for Deployed California Service Members

Carlsbad, CA – Our servicemen and servicewomen should be applauded for the ways in which they sacrifice their lives for the protection of others. What happens, then, when a servicemember is deployed while a child custody dispute is ongoing? Every year, thousands of our California citizens are deployed from various military branches to bases around […]

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What is it Like to be Married in 2017?

Look at the marriages of your grandparents, your parents and your own marriage, and you’re likely to find plenty of differences. From the ages in which each couple got married and the number of children they had, to the divorce rates and whether the couples lived together prior to tying the knot, it’s obvious that […]

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How to Cope with Living with Your Ex While Your Divorce Is Pending

Escondido, CA – Each divorce often has its own complications and issues. Among these can be the tricky situation in which the couple has decided to divorce, but still has to live together during the process. John Griffith, San Diego Divorce Attorney, notes, “It can be extremely problematic and difficult to go through a separation […]

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Can I Kick My Spouse out of Our House?

San Diego, CA – Domestic abuse is a serious problem in the United States, and California is no exception. It’s estimated that 40% of Californian women will experience some sort of violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. Furthermore, between 2009 and 2011, deaths from domestic violence rose 11%, even as the overall California […]

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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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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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