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How Do You Know Who the Best Divorce, Paternity and Legal Separation Attorney in San Diego Is for Your Family Law Case?

Whether your case involves child custody, child support, alimony or spousal support, or division of assets or division of debts, you want to have the best attorney for your case. The word “best” has different meanings to different persons. For some, the best is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California such as Damon Forney, Esq. at Doppelt and Forney, APLC. For some, the best is an attorney who has over 30 years of experience practicing in San Diego County such as Roy Doppelt, Esq. of Doppelt and Forney, APLC. For many, responding promptly to emails and phone calls and keeping client’s updated is the best. For others, the designation of Super Lawyer [of which Roy Doppelt was awarded membership in 2019] along with many other awards, could be a consideration. For others, the amount of the hourly fee charged by the attorney will determine which one is best and some favor the least amount and some prefer to pay more depending on the service.

Whether you are a doctor, lawyer, engineer, business owner or employee or a “stay at home spouse”, you deserve to have the best representation. While no lawyer can guarantee any result, you do want a lawyer who will guarantee to place your interests above all others. Of course, no attorney is perfect and none may have all the requirements you think are best so you will need to make the most informed and intelligent decision for your case. Personal referrals to an attorney who has handled a paternity, divorce or legal separation case for a relative or friend in San Diego may lead to the best attorney for you and some prefer to search on the internet for an attorney and compare qualifications, awards, years of experience and many other factors.

Some rank the “best” by how many awards they have or how many organizations they belong to. Others may look to reviews on Google, Yelp and AVVO to see how clients who used these attorneys thought of their service. No matter which attorney you chose, it is very important that a legal analysis of the evidence, facts and law is made at the initial consultation as much as possible. Family law is very complex and experience in representing clients is most helpful in issue spotting and arguing the law relevant for your legal position. As this is an adversarial proceeding, and not a collaborative one, each side will take the position which advances their legal goals as long as reasonable under California law. Since many rules have exceptions and some have presumptions, there are often nuances which need to be analyzed before court presentation. It is strongly advised, whenever possible, to have a consultation with the attorney who will be handling your case prior to making a decision. This will allow you to also see the attorney’s office as well.

Feel free to contact Doppelt and Forney, APLC at 800.769.4748 for a free 30 minute virtual consultation with a California licensed lawyer. Your consultation will not be with a paralegal. At the consultation, you can ask questions and the attorney will give you their legal opinion. The Law Office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC is conveniently located just off the I-15 at Bernardo Center Drive and represents clients in all of the court houses in San Diego County including downtown San Diego, Vista, Chula Vista and El Cajon. This is a full service law firm with full time attorneys and staff available to assist you with your case. Whether you live in Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, La Jolla, Scripps Ranch, Poway or other area in San Diego, their law firm practices in all the family law courts in San Diego County.

Client Reviews
Dear Roy, I would like to thank you and all team members as well as office staff for helping me defend in this case. It has been a difficult time for me during the last couple of weeks, and now because of this success result, I am able to move forward with my new chapter of life, even a little late at this age!!! Again with much appreciation, I wish you all to continue to do the same with a big heart as it was with me, in helping those who are in need of your professional services. W.
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.
I wanted to say how much I appreciate your help and advice in regards to my name change. Your assistance during this time has been invaluable. Thank you again. M.J.