San Diego Divorce Lawyers

Over 25 Years of Practicing Law in San Diego County

Doppelt & Forney, a Professional Law Corporation is a law corporation located in San Diego, California. Our goal is to exceed your expectations with regards to both legal fees and legal services and we offer a confidential (whether you hire or not) and complimentary consultation up to thirty minutes. In your consultation, our San Diego divorce lawyers will use their education, training and experience to suggest strategies and techniques to protect your legal rights and try and obtain your individual legal goals. Our family law firm practices in divorce, paternity, nullity and legal separation. While the law in San Diego applies to all equally regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin et al, all cases are unique and demand personal attention and an analysis of the legal issues. When you leave your consultation, whether you hire or not, we hope you will have accurate information to make the most informed and intelligent decision for your case and know more than when you walked in our door.

No Other San Diego Divorce Attorney Can Match!


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The National Advocates: Top 100

Who’s Who in American Law: 2012-2013 & 2014-2015

Who’s Who in America: 2014

Marquis’ Who’s Who In American Law [2011-2012]

Heroes Circle Donor; National Center For Missing And Exploited Children : Certificate Of Merit [2007]

Peer Review Rated for very high rating in both Legal Ability And Legal Ethics [2006 & 2010]

Who’s Who Among American Law School Students [1986]

Member: San Diego Better Business Bureau

Our law office represents clients in family law cases in San Diego County at all the Court Houses in San Diego (Main Court House and Madge Bradley Court House), North County (Vista), East County (El Cajon) and South Bay (Chula Vista) which hear divorce, legal separation, paternity and nullity cases. We appear in front of the Judges in the San Diego Superior Court for hearings on child custody and child visitation (parenting plans), spousal support, child support, alimony, attorney fee contributions, temporary and permanent restraining order and division of debts and assets as well as other issues which are family law related including motions to set aside judgments. Our San Diego divorce attorneys appear in front of the Court for motions such as Order to Show Cause as well as Mandatory Settlement Conferences and Trials as well as many others. We prepare all pleadings and file as well as arrange for process and are, truly, a full service law office located in San Diego County.

Contact Us for a Free In-Office Consultation

We would like to invite you to set a consultation in our office. We are easy to work with and parking is convenient and no charge. Our office is right off the I-15 Freeway and visible with two four by eight foot signs on either side of the building. An elevator and handicapped parking assists all with accessing our office location. An in person consultation is advised so that you can meet with a San Diego divorce lawyer and discuss your case and, hopefully, obtain a realistic expectation under California law regarding the outcome of your case. While no attorney can guarantee the results of any case, an experienced attorney can help with what a realistic outcome would be. For example, for child support in family law court, the Judges have a computer program to calculate the amount of child support which is the law in San Diego and California. This program is called the Disso Master. At our San Diego family law office, we purchase the Disso Master so that we can run many different guideline calculations and the client's can assist with the different scenarios both at the initial consultation and during the case. We can print out the Disso Master calculation and this is very valuable information. We also have other computer programs which can be used, for example, for the division of assets and debts and this is called the Propertizer. Another program is called the Executioner and is used for calculating interest and pay off on arrear and amounts owed. In addition, our office uses Essential Forms for the preparation of the judicial council forms. These are, truly, essential in any law firm practice since the judicial council forms change on a routine basis. We also subscribe to Attorney Briefcase which is a legal research program. This allows the law to be researched and printed out during your free consultation so that you can take it with you and review as well as assisting in the preparation of legal briefs and motions while you are our client. There are many other programs and research materials which all assist in providing our clients with the up to date information as well as efficiency in the preparation of pleadings and presentation of the case whether it is a paternity, legal separation, divorce or nullity.

Reaching Solutions Through Personal Service

Our San Diego divorce lawyers understand the emotions involved in a family law case. The break up of a marriage of two parents is one of the most traumatic events in life. Our law office will do our best to provide you with personal service and try to assist with this overwhelming burden. Whether your case is a San Diego divorce or paternity, it is very difficult to be a client and we recognize this. Our office, as part of our goal, strives to be part of your solution and not part of your problem. Family law cases can be expensive for attorney fees and costs. As such, our office is proud to not charge our current family law clients for costs which many other law offices charge for and which can add up to hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars added to the legal fee itself during the pendency of the case. These charges, which many law offices include on their client bills, include copying, postage, mileage, parking and fax. We have spoken with our colleagues and attorneys who practice family law in San Diego and many tell us we are charging less per hour for both attorney rates and paralegal rates than other law firms in San Diego County. While our firm cannot guarantee any result, we will guarantee you our personal service.

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