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

Administrative Hearings

Child Abuse Central Index ("CACI") Grievance Hearings; Foster Care Licensing Hearings; Lifeline Revocation Hearings

Limited Conservatorships

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 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.

Your Child's Best Interest Is Our Business

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. 

Respect For Our Clients

Passionate, Principled Advocacy

Experience You Can Trust

san diego's first law office focusing exclusively on a child's best interest.

Legal Services for Children, Parents and Prospective Parents

Tot Law

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