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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 practice all aspects of family law. This includes all divorce, legal separation and paternity cases. From high-asset divorce to child support and child custody & visitation, we are here to help. At the consultation, an experienced attorney will give you legal analysis and provide you with strategies to try and obtain your goals and protect your rights. We can run guideline child and spousal support calculations so you have realistic expectations.

We are here to help you through motions for spousal support, child support and visitation child custody, attorney’s fees, and more. We can also assist with the preparation for mandatory family court services mediation. And of course, we will negotiation with opposing counsel and/or opposing party to try to settle the case if possible. Call today for a free consultation to learn more about how The Law Offices of Doppelt and Forney, APLC can help you through your family law case in San Diego.

Marriage can be extremely hard work, and there are many factors that can make marriage even harder. While risk factors don’t cause divorce, they do increase a couple’s chances of splitting.

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.

Our law office practices in all aspects of family law including divorce, legal separation and paternity. At the consultation, we give a legal analysis of the issues with specific techniques and strategies to try and obtain client goals as well as protecting client’s rights. 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 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 assist with filing and proof of service. 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 assist with preparation for the mandatory family court services mediation since attorneys are not allowed at this proceeding. We negotiate with opposing counsel and/or opposing party to try and settle case if at all possible. 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. We can prepare the marriage settlement agreement and judgment pleadings. If needed, we can also schedule a mandatory settlement conference as well as appearing for trial if this is necessary. 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. We can assist with income withholding orders for wage garnishments. We can assist with referrals to experts including forensic CPA’s, child custody evaluators, court reporters, attorney service for filing, vocational evaluators, appeal attorneys as necessary, private Judges, Special Masters, Mediators, Appraisers and 730 Evaluators.

Are you guilty of sneaking in an episode of your favorite binge-watched series without waiting for your partner to watch it with you? If you answered yes, don’t worry, you are not alone.

According to Netflix, this type of cheating is on the rise. Netflix cheating has tripled since 2013. According to company data, 48% of binge-watching couples in the U.S. include at least one partner who has “cheated” on the other. On the positive side, 80% of the cheaters say the cheating was “unplanned” – no premeditated cheating here.

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.

The Law Offices of Doppelt and Forney, APLC Named a 2018 Law Firm 500 Honoree

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Do you need legal assistance with your divorce, legal separation or paternity case? With over 50 years combined experience, you can count on us to represent you and advocate for your rights as a spouse or parent. If your case is in San Diego County, give us a call today to schedule your free consultation.

Call The Law Offices of Doppelt and Forney, APLC today to schedule your appointment for a free consultation with one of our lawyers. With over 50 years combined experience, you can count on us to help you through your divorce, legal separation or paternity case in San Diego.

Hollywood is infamous for fiery romances that quickly end in divorce.

Between living life in the limelight, media scrutiny and unconventional lifestyles, celebrity marriages are faced with many challenges that often become irreconcilable. From Kim Kardashian’s whirlwind romance that lasted 72 days to Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock’s marriage that spanned 120 days, celebrities are notorious for short-lived love.

The San Diego Divorce attorneys at The Law Offices of Doppelt and Forney, APLC can help you through your divorce, legal separation or paternity case. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.

An unfair reality –children of divorce are more likely to divorce as adults. Until recently, it was believed this was due completely to nurture, not nature.

The case for nurture: Children of divorce learn relationship skills and conflict management skills from their parents. Children who grow up with parents who do not handle conflict well are more likely to repeat that same behavior as adults. Divorcing parents also affect how their children feel about commitment. Even in early relationships, these children tend to have less positive views on marriage, a lower level of commitment to their partner and a much more pessimistic view about their relationship compared to a child in a two-parent home.

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.