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An article in The Examiner website pointed to some disturbing details—family courts in San Diego in recent times have been almost swamped by child abduction, child abuse, and domestic violence cases. These are over and above the divorce cases and paternity suits that are almost filed regularly, which only mirror the trend that is prevalent all over the state of California—the state incidentally has been reported to have one of the highest rates of divorce in the United States.
La Jolla, just 15 minutes away from downtown San Diego and home to the University of California, San Diego, is regarded as one of the most affluent communities in the country and of late, has witnessed a rapid spurt of growth with the establishment of many software and biotechnology companies. But the high education and income levels in the area notwithstanding, it looks like the family system in the community may be crumbling with the State cutbacks regarding the San Diego Superior Court. It is indeed a sad state of affairs and probably more apparent to a family law attorney in La Jolla than anyone else!The Challenges in Family Law Cases
A family law attorney in La Jolla in San Diego County deals with cases that fall under the jurisdiction of the California Family Law Code, such as legal separation, divorce, annulment, paternity, child custody, and the ensuing visitation and support matters, property settlement and division of debts, determination of business interests, and enforcement of both temporary and permanent orders.
A reputable attorney is able to provide both full-time attorney and para-legal services to his clients. These include helping clients in the filing of pleadings and then making court appearances on their behalf to present a strong case. In between, an attorney helps his client fill out the many forms required as part of the legal process. In cases that involve property settlement and division of assets, a La Jolla family law attorney with the help of professional accountants and evaluators, helps his clients fill out the sundry complex forms where they need to declare which piece of property belongs to them and which does not.
But don’t be mistaken into thinking that the duties of a family law attorney stop here!The Additional Responsibilities That Doppelt and Forney, APLC Undertake
A family law attorney undertakes responsibilities and assumes roles that go far beyond the afore-mentioned strictly legal tasks. Take for instance, what Doppelt and Forney, APLC do for their clients, in not only La Jolla but spread all over San Diego.
Doppelt and Forney, APLC have been successfully representing men and women in family law cases since the 1990's, while operating from the same office in Rancho Bernardo and just 15 miles from La Jolla, since 1998. Their ability to represent their clients is certainly due to the presence of a few highly trained and experienced attorneys on board. But much of it must also be attributed to their insight into, compassion about, and empathy of the client’s situation. They possess not only the legal expertise but also an understanding of the socio-cultural milieu that helps them discern inter-relationships between the various branches of family law and how the outcome of one case can have bearing on another. It is thus not surprising that clients have provided testimonials to the ease of working with Roy M. Doppelt.
But of course, the range of the services that Doppelt and Forney, APLC provide is another determinant of their success. They provide free expert legal consultation for up to 30 minutes, free spousal and child support analyses using the Disso Master, do not charge extra for routine filings in San Diego courts, and let their clients park their vehicles free of charge within their premises. It is no wonder that apart from glowing client testimonials, Doppelt and Forney, APLC have also received several awards and have been heaped with accolades by some professional bodies.