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How can a Rancho Bernardo Family Law Attorney Help You in Your San Diego Divorce?

A Rancho Bernardo family law attorney is well-versed in the tenets of the California Family Law Code in San Diego Superior Court to deal with cases that involve divorce, annulment of marriage, legal separation, spousal support claims, domestic violence, child custody and visitation rights, paternity and child support claims, property settlements and division of debts, and many others. And if statistics are any indication, then he is kept quite busy in his job in San Diego where there are many of these types of cases.

From Big Cities to Small Communities

California has a high rate of divorce in the United States and the incidence of such cases is more or less common across demographics, from the bustling cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco to the quiet communities like Rancho Bernardo in San Diego.

Points of Discussion

Apart from the complexities that may surround these cases, a divorce case can have multiple repercussions as well. For instance, a Rancho Bernardo family law attorney in San Diego County has to not only help his client file the case and fill out astonishing amount of pleadings and documents but necessary forms as part of the legal procedure but also counsel and guide the client on matters like division of debts and assets and child custody rights and obligations. While all cases are unique and different, the law in San Diego in family law court applies to all the same.

What Happened to America’s Morality?

As per the reports of a study published in the Journal of Research in Personality, about 30-60 percent of all married individuals in the United States cheat at some point in their marriages. And considering that according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a significant percentage of all children in the United States in 2010 were born out of wedlock, it may well be that paternity cases are on the rise. And so, unfortunately, may be paternity fraud cases in which a mother falsely alleges that a male is the father of her child and this may be intentional or non intentional however the result may be the same!

Paternity cases, apart from being emotionally draining, also have their shares of complexities. The outcome of such cases can bring together or break the parents involved and play a significant role in the future of a child. Similarly, the positive outcome of a paternity fraud case can save a man from paying thousands of dollars a month in child support.


It may not be readily realized but the advent of DNA tests has also complicated matters in some cases. For instance, as per the rules of the California Family Law Code, a man may voluntarily declare his paternity at the time of live birth at any San Diego hospital. Complications arise when DNA tests at some point later on, proves otherwise. The onus is then on a Rancho Bernardo family law attorney to ensure that the rights of the male are protected. This is very complicated as the law imposes strict time limitations on setting aside a paternity judgment including a voluntary declaration of paternity.

The Services of Doppelt and Forney, APLC

The Rancho Bernardo family law attorneys at Doppelt and Forney, APLC, have been taking on the challenges of such cases for their numerous clients spread all over San Diego since 1988. They have been operating from the same office since 1998, situated in Rancho Bernardo, conveniently off I-15, and located in Rancho Bernardo in San Diego County.

Rated A+ by the San Diego Better Business Bureau, Roy M. Doppelt provides a host of benefits to their clients—free expert virtual consultation for up to 30 minutes, free child and spousal support analyses using the Disso Master, and no additional charges for routine court filings in San Diego. It is thus not hard to understand why they come so well-recommended.

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Thank you for your time and energy on this case, you took so much of the worry away from me! I appreciate all of your help. I will use and recommend you to other in the future. T.S.
I want to take this time to thank you and your staff for an outstanding job with my case to terminate spousal, you are an excellent attorney Roy, and your staff is very professional and considerate to my questions and concerns of my case. Thank you very much again. T.Y.
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