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Meet Family Attorney Gabriel Pene Esq.

Gabriel was born in Romania before emigrating to the Philadelphia, PA area in the early 1990’s. He earned his B.A. from Temple University, with a concentration on English/Modern Literature, before beginning his legal education and ultimately graduating from the Drexel University School of Law in 2010. During law school he gained valuable and practical experience clerking for a Philadelphia Common Pleas Criminal Court judge as well as a summer position with Philadelphia public defender’s office.

After graduating from law school, Gabriel packed up his car and drove cross-country before finally settling in San Diego, CA. Since beginning his legal career in San Diego County, Gabriel has worked for several established firms, gaining experience in a variety of fields including National Security Law, Immigration Law, Civil litigation, and some limited criminal law. The bulk of his experience and practice to date, however, has been focused on family law and helping people and families navigate the tumultuous domestic legal landscape. Gabriel strives to treat every client, and handle each case, in the thoughtful and dedicated manner that these important issues deserve, and his varied personal and professional background helps lend perspective and unique approaches to the multifaceted and complex issues of a modern divorce.

Beyond the workplace, Gabriel is an avid reader and writer, a (very) amateur musician, and enjoys all sports (and motorsports) by taking advantage the wonderful weather, landscape, and communities of Southern California.

Call now to speak with an experienced
San Diego Family Law attorney
858-345-1720
gabe@gylfamilylaw.com

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