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How We Can Help:
Family Law Representation
Child Custody/Visitation; Child Support; Marital Dissolution (Divorce); Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements
Representation in Juvenile Dependency Proceedings
Representing Parents, Relatives,and Foster Parents in Matters In Which a Child Has Been Removed By Child Protective Services (Known in San Diego as Child Welfare Services) (CPS / CWS)
Independent Adoptions; Stepparent Adoptions; Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples; Adoptions After Guardianships; Opposing Adoption Requests
Petitioning for Guardianships; Contesting Guardianships; Visitation Modifications
Child Abuse Central Index ("CACI") Grievance Hearings; Foster Care Licensing Hearings; Lifeline Revocation Hearings
Petitioning for Powers for an Incapacitated Adult
Special Needs Trusts
Planning for the Future Care and Support of Children with Special Needs
Social Security Matters Involving Children
Petitioning Direct or Derivative Disability Benefits for Children; Appealing the Denial of Benefits
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Applications (U-Visas)
Petitions for Legal Residency for a Child Based Upon Abuse, Neglect, or Abandonment
We pledge to remain accessible to our clients, vigorously seek our clients' goals, provide thoughtful and appropriate advice and recommendations to those we work for, and to always be honest and forthright regarding our clients' likelihood of success so that you can put your resources into goals that can be attained.
We have represented children, parents, relatives, foster parents, and even the government. We work in Family Court, Juvenile Court, Probate Court, and Immigration Court, at the trial level and on appeal, and have been recognized by the State Bar of California as Child Welfare Law Specialists.
Legal Services for Children, Parents and Prospective Parents
Your Child's Best Interest Is Our Business
We will fight for your rights and the rights of your child. Our managing attorney is a former special education teacher who represented foster children for years before opening a unique, one-of-a-kind law firm designed to advocate on behalf of individuals acting in their child's best interest.