Why do You Need the Services of a Vista Family Law Attorney in San Diego?

Ask any Vista family law attorney and some will agree that there appears to have been an increase in the number of divorce and paternity fraud cases in the County of San Diego. Some are of course, not surprised because this increase replicates the trend noticed elsewhere in California and in other parts of the United States. The following statistics make clear:

  • California records one of the highest incidences of divorce in the whole country—a whopping 75 percent.

  • The Journal of Research in Personality reports that 30-60 percent of all married men and women in the United States commit infidelity some time in their married lives.

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services note that close to 50 percent of all children in the United States are born out of wedlock.

  • The incidence of paternity fraud cases is on the rise all over the country, as has been noted by the American Association of Blood Banks.
The Work is Cut Out for Family Law Attorneys

The above-mentioned trends mean that the Vista family law attorney of late has been kept quite busy not only by the number of cases that come up in the courts of San Diego but also by the complexity of most. A family law attorney deals with cases that involve annulment of marriage, legal separation, paternity, divorce and the ensuing spousal support claims and obligations to fulfill, and property settlement and division of debts and assets; child custody claims and child support and visitation rights; domestic violence; and many others. Of course, not all cases have all issues and this is why it is important for a proper initial analysis and “issue spotting”. For example, in paternity cases, there is no spousal support award.

The primary challenge that confronts a Vista family law attorney in North County is that the outcomes of most family cases have wide-ranging repercussions and affect more people than just the client. For instance, when tackling a divorce case, which may also be settled out of the court, an attorney has to also deal with the issue of division of assets and the determination of spousal support amount. These involve complex financial calculations and declarations of properties to be made. But of course, the training and the experience to carry these out and also utilizes the talent and understanding of professional accountants and evaluators if need be.

On the other hand, paternity cases present difficulties when the results of DNA tests are in conflict with the voluntary declaration of paternity made at the time of live birth. Then an attorney has to not only present a case keeping in mind the best interests of the child but also make sure that his client is not made to pay out thousands of dollars every month towards child support. The child may well believe this man is their biological father when he is not. When the truth is revealed, this may not bode well for the mother either. How can their child trust them after deceiving them for so long? The law on setting aside paternity judgments is very complicated and strict time limits apply. There are cases where males who have proved that they are not the biological father with a DNA test still are ordered to pay child support.

The Work of Doppelt & Forney, APLC

The Vista family law attorneys at Doppelt & Forney, APLC, a company rated A+ by the San Diego Better Business Bureau, have been representing clients with such myriad challenges and others for their many clients spread all over San Diego since 1988. They are conveniently located in Rancho Bernardo, just off I-15, and only 15 miles away from Vista. They have been operating from the same office since 1998.

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