Articles Posted in Family Law

Do you need a top San Diego family law attorney to assist you with your prenuptial agreement? Are you not sure if a prenuptial agreement is for you? Trust the attorneys at The Law Office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC to protect your rights. Call today at 800-769-4748 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney.

While getting a prenup might not be the most romantic thing to do during your engagement, it might be one of the most important things you do. Yes, even more important than your venue, flower arrangements and wedding cake.

A prenuptial agreement, or a prenup, is a legally binding contract created by two people before they get married. A prenuptial agreement addresses separate property, property acquired during the marriage, and the rights each spouse has to the property if they divorce.

The San Diego divorce lawyers at The Law Office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC practice in all aspects of family law, including divorce, legal separation and paternity cases. We offer a free consultation at our office in Rancho Bernardo. During the consultation, we will provide you with legal advice and analysis to try to help you obtain your goals and protect your rights.

We represent clients in family law court in all of the court houses in San Diego County including downtown, Vista, Chula Vista and El Cajon. If you choose to retain our attorney services, we are a full-service family law firm, and can offer you full-scope representation.

To learn more about how we can help you, call today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced divorce attorney.

The Law Office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC is a full-service family law firm located in the Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego County. We specialize in divorce, legal separation and paternity cases.

We offer a free 30 minute conversation with an attorney. At the consultation, we will listen to your case and do our best to understand your goals. We will provide you with strategies and techniques to try to obtain your goals and protect your rights. If you choose to hire our firm, we are a full-service law firm and will be with you every step of the way.

We can run guideline child and spousal support calculations so you have realistic expectations. We will perform and conduct legal research as needed. We prepare the petition and summons and all the initial dissolution pleadings for filing with the San Diego Superior Court. We will assist with the mandatory preliminary. We also handle post judgment motions including motions for modification of child and spousal support and the parenting plan as well as motions to set aside the judgment and enforcement of the judgment. We can assist with income withholding orders for wage garnishments.

The Law Office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC is a full-service family law firm specializing in divorce, legal separation and paternity cases. We offer a free consultation at our office in Rancho Bernardo. At your free consultation, an attorney will provide you with legal analysis and suggest techniques to try to help you obtain your legal goals and protect your rights.

If you choose to retain an attorney, we are here to represent you every step of the way, all while providing you with realistic expectations and protecting your rights as a spouse or parent.

We will assist with the mandatory preliminary declaration of disclosures including the schedule of assets and debts and income and expense declaration. We can prepare pleadings for a default with no agreement, a default with an agreement or an uncontested case as well as litigating as necessary. We can assist with emergency hearings [ex parte] as needed. We also assist with motions for child custody, child visitation, spousal support, alimony, attorney fees, residence exclusion orders and others. We also prepare discovery including written interrogatories, production of documents, subpoena, deposition, request for admissions, request for inspections and others. We can prepare the marriage settlement agreement and judgment pleadings.

The Law Offices of Doppelt and Forney, APLC is a full-service family law firm located in the Rancho Bernardo Area of San Diego County. We specialize in all aspects of family law including divorce, legal separation, child custody, child support, spousal support, attorney’s fees, residence exclusion orders and more. At the consultation, your lawyer will provide you with legal analysis and offer techniques and strategies to obtain your goals. We can assist with income withholding orders for wage garnishments. We can run guideline child and spousal support calculations so you have realistic expectations. We will perform and conduct legal research as needed. We prepare the petition and summons and all the initial dissolution pleadings for filing with the San Diego Superior Court. We can prepare the marriage settlement agreement and judgment pleadings. Our firm assists with the preparation of all pleadings and court appearances as necessary including the family resolution conferences. We also handle post judgment motions including motions for modification of child and spousal support and the parenting plan as well as motions to set aside the judgment and enforcement of the judgment.

Call today to learn how The Law Offices of Doppelt and Forney, APLC can help you with your family law case in San Diego.

With the holiday season just around the corner, many parents are starting to feel the anxiety that comes with co-parenting during the holiday season. While many larger holidays and breaks are written down and agreed upon in the parenting plan, Halloween is often left out. That doesn’t mean both parents and the kids can’t have a fun Halloween.

Trust the lawyers at The Law Offices of Doppelt and Forney, APLC to assist you in your divorce, legal separation or paternity case in San Diego County. During the free consultation, we will provide you with legal analysis and potential techniques to help you obtain your legal goals and protect your rights. We represent clients in family law court in all of the court houses in San Diego County including downtown, Vista, Chula Vista and El Cajon. Our firm assists with the preparation of all pleadings and court appearances as necessary including the family resolution conferences. We also handle post judgment motions including motions for modification of child and spousal support and the parenting plan as well as motions to set aside the judgment and enforcement of the judgment, among many other services.

To fully understand our range of services and how we could help you in your San Diego divorce case, call us today to schedule a free consultation.

Once the divorce is final, you and your ex-spouse will have figured out how to handle things such as child custody and visitation, child support and spousal support. But what do you do until then?

The Law Offices of Doppelt and Forney, APLC are here to help you in your divorce, legal separation or paternity case. We offer legal research, child support and spousal support calculations, preparation of forms and much more. Call us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. With over 50 years combined experience, you can count on us to aggressively fight for your best interest and protect your rights as a spouse or parent.

A new law in California just passed that changes how pet custody is handled in divorce cases.

Previously, in the eyes of the court, pets were considered “property” when it comes to splitting up assets in a divorce and the ownership of the pet was argued in this way.

Do you need legal representation for your family law case in San Diego County? We specialize in divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, legal separation and more. From negotiations to court appearances, we are here to help every step of the way. Call The Law Offices of Doppelt and Forney, APLC today to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers. With over 50 years combined experience, you can count on us to protect your rights as a spouse or parent and help you achieve your legal goals.

Millennials have been blamed for killing off a lot of things. From postcards, top sheets, to bar soap, millennial trends have affected how many companies do business. But now, are millennials killing divorce?

According to University of Maryland professor Philip Cohen, from 2008 to 2016, the U.S. divorce rate dropped by 18 percent.

Don’t go through your divorce, legal separation or paternity case alone. Call the San Diego divorce lawyers at The Law Offices of Doppelt and Forney, APLC. We are here to help you through this difficult time. Contact us today to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.

It is not uncommon for people in family court to represent themselves, but there are risks that come with self-representation.

People who divorce without the expertise of an attorney may put themselves at greater risk for mistakes, delays and added stress. The biggest risk would, of course, be losing your case.

Trust the San Diego divorce lawyers at The Law Office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC to handle your divorce, legal separation or paternity case. At Doppelt and Forney, our lawyers are constantly learning and adapting to stay ahead of the curve and bring you an unmatched level of expertise.

Rushing to get a divorce? That’s the case for many local San Diego residents, working to quickly finalize their divorce by December 31st, 2018 in lieu of the new tax laws affecting spousal support.

Starting January 1st, 2019, new federal tax laws will eliminate the spousal support deduction. By divorcing in 2018, spousal support payers will be able to annually deduct the money from their taxable income, which may mean thousands of dollars in tax savings for high-income earners.