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San Diego Family Law Attorneys

CONGRATULATIONS! You‘ve found the person you want to spend your life with and are ready to take the next step. But as you embark on this exciting new chapter, it‘s important to be prepared for whatever challenges may lie ahead.You may have heard horror stories about messy divorces or contentious custody battles from friends or family members who have gone through it themselves. The truth is, while no one enters a marriage expecting it to end, the unfortunate reality is that many do. That‘s where our experienced family law attorneys come in.

What is Family Law?

Family law is a broad area of the law that deals with legal issues involving family relationships, such as marriage, divorce, child custody, and support. In San Diego, family law matters are governed by the California Family Code and handled in the Family Law Division of the San Diego Superior Court.Some of the most common issues that fall under the umbrella of family law include:

  • Divorce or legal separation
  • Division of property and debts
  • Spousal support (alimony)
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Domestic violence restraining orders
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Paternity actions

Navigating the complex world of family law on your own can be overwhelming, especially during what is already a stressful and emotional time. Having an experienced attorney by your side can make all the difference.

The Benefits of Hiring a Family Law Attorney

When dealing with matters as important as your family and your future, it’s crucial to have a skilled legal advocate in your corner. Here are just a few of the many benefits of hiring a family law attorney:

1. Knowledge of the Law

Family law is a complicated area with many nuances that vary from state to state. Our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of California‘s family laws and procedures. We stay up-to-date on all the latest changes to ensure we’re always providing the most current legal advice.

2. Objective Advice

It’s easy to let emotions cloud your judgment during a divorce or custody dispute. As your attorneys, it’s our job to remain objective and help you make decisions based on logic rather than feelings. We’ll give you an honest assessment of your case and provide realistic expectations about potential outcomes.

3. Reduced Stress

Dealing with legal issues is stressful enough without also having to worry about paperwork, deadlines, and court appearances. When you hire us, we handle all of that for you so you can focus on moving forward with your life. We’ll be there to answer your questions, provide updates on your case, and offer support during this difficult time.

Christine Twomey
Christine Twomey
Just had my Divorce case settled 2 months ago after having a horrible experience with another firm. I couldn’t be happier with Claire Banks and Elizabeth Garvey with their outstanding professionalism in doing so with Spodek Law Group. Any time I needed questions answered they were always prompt in doing so with all my uncertainties after 30 yrs of marriage.I feel from the bottom of my heart you will NOT be disappointed with either one. Thanks a million.
Brendan huisman
Brendan huisman
Alex Zhik contacted me almost immediately when I reached out to Spodek for a consultation and was able to effectively communicate the path forward/consequences of my legal issue. I immediately agreed to hire Alex for his services and did not regret my choice. He was able to cover my case in court (with 1 day notice) and not only was he able to push my case down, he carefully negotiated a dismissal of the charge altogether. I highly recommend Spodek, and more specifically, Alex Zhik for all of your legal issues. Thanks guys!
Guerline Menard
Guerline Menard
Thanks again Spodek law firm, particularly Esq Claire Banks who stood right there with us up to the finish line. Attached photos taken right outside of the court building and the smile on our faces represented victory, a breath of fresh air and satisfaction. We are very happy that this is over and we can move on with our lives. Thanks Spodek law 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙌🏼❤️
Keisha Parris
Keisha Parris
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko Beauty
Taïko Beauty
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence. Thank you team!
Anthony Williams
Anthony Williams
Hey, how you guys doing? Good afternoon my name is Anthony Williams I just want to give a great shout out to the team of. Spodek law group. It is such a honor to use them and to use their assistance through this whole case from start to finish. They did everything that they said they was gonna do and if it ever comes down to it, if I ever have to use them again, hands-down they will be the first law office at the top of my list, thank you guys so much. It was a pleasure having you guys by my side so if you guys ever need them, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give them a call.
Loveth Okpedo
Loveth Okpedo
Very professional, very transparent, over all a great experience
Bee L
Bee L
Amazing experience with Spodek! Very professional lawyers who take your case seriously. They treated me with respect, were always available, and answered any and all questions. They were able to help me very successfully and removed a huge stress. Highly recommend.
divesh patel
divesh patel
I can't recommend Alex Zhik and Spodek Law Firm highly enough for their exceptional legal representation and personal mentorship. From the moment I engaged their services in October 2022, Alex took the time to understand my case thoroughly and provided guidance every step of the way. Alex's dedication to my case went above and beyond my expectations. His expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome were evident throughout the entire process. He took the time to mentor me, ensuring I understood the legal complexities involved to make informed decisions. Alex is the kind of guy you would want to have a beer with and has made a meaningful impact on me. I also want to acknowledge Todd Spodek, the leader of the firm, who played a crucial role in my case. His leadership and support bolstered the efforts of Alex, and his involvement highlighted the firm's commitment to excellence. Thanks to Alex Zhik and Todd Spodek, I achieved the outcome I desired, and I am incredibly grateful for their professionalism, expertise, and genuine care. If you're in need of legal representation, look no further than this outstanding team.

4. Better Outcomes

Studies have shown that people who hire attorneys for their family law matters tend to achieve better outcomes than those who try to go it alone. With our extensive experience and commitment to protecting your interests, we‘ll work tirelessly to help you secure the best possible results in your case.

5. Avoiding Mistakes

The legal system is full of potential pitfalls for the inexperienced. Something as simple as missing a deadline or using the wrong language in a court filing could jeopardize your entire case. With an attorney, you can have peace of mind knowing your case is in good hands and being handled properly at every stage.

Our Approach to Family Law

At Spodek Law Group, we understand that every family is unique and every case is different. That‘s why we take a personalized approach, taking the time to listen to your story, understand your goals, and craft a legal strategy tailored to your specific needs.We know that going through a divorce or fighting for custody of your children is never easy. Our attorneys are here to provide the compassionate guidance and tireless advocacy you need during this challenging time. We’ll be your fiercest defenders in the courtroom and your trusted advisors outside of it.Whether your case requires skilled negotiation to reach an amicable settlement or aggressive litigation to protect your rights, we have the knowledge and experience to effectively represent you. Our attorneys include certified family law specialists, former prosecutors, and seasoned litigators who know how to get results.

Practice Areas

Our firm handles all types of family law matters in San Diego, including:


California is a no-fault divorce state, which means you don‘t have to prove wrongdoing by either spouse to get a divorce. Instead, you simply need to state that you have “irreconcilable differences.” We guide clients through every step of the divorce process, from filing the initial petition to negotiating the final settlement.

Property Division

California is a community property state, which means that assets and debts acquired during the marriage are generally considered jointly owned by both spouses and must be divided equally in a divorce. This can be a complex undertaking, especially for high-net-worth individuals. Our attorneys are skilled at identifying, valuing, and dividing assets to ensure our clients receive their fair share.

Spousal Support

Also known as alimony, spousal support is money paid by one spouse to the other after a divorce to help maintain the standard of living established during the marriage. There are many factors that go into determining the amount and duration of spousal support, including the length of the marriage, each spouse’s earning capacity, and the needs of the recipient spouse. We work to ensure that any support order is fair and appropriate given the unique circumstances of the case.

Child Custody

For parents, the most important issue in a divorce is often child custody and visitation. California law favors joint custody arrangements that allow both parents to maintain meaningful relationships with their children. However, if the parents can‘t agree, the court will make a decision based on the “best interests of the child” standard. Our attorneys are experienced in handling even the most contentious custody disputes and will fight to protect your parental rights.

Child Support

Both parents have a legal obligation to financially support their children, even after a divorce. Child support is determined based on a statutory formula that takes into account each parent’s income and the amount of time the child spends with each parent. We make sure child support is calculated correctly and help with enforcement if the other parent fails to pay.

Why Choose Spodek Law Group

Choosing the right attorney is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during your family law case. Here are a few reasons why Spodek Law Group is the premier choice for family law representation in San Diego:

  • Experience: Our attorneys have decades of combined experience handling all types of family law matters, from simple uncontested divorces to complex high-asset cases. We’ve seen it all and know how to get results.
  • Client-Centered Service: We understand how stressful and overwhelming family law issues can be. That’s why we prioritize communication and always keep our clients informed about the status of their case. We’re here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide the support you need every step of the way.
  • Personalized Strategies: No two cases are alike, which is why we take the time to understand your unique situation and develop a customized legal strategy designed to achieve your specific goals. Whether you’re looking to negotiate a fair settlement or take your case to trial, we’ll be there to fight for you.
  • Compassionate Counsel: Family law matters are deeply personal, and emotions often run high. Our attorneys provide more than just legal advice – we offer a compassionate ear and a shoulder to lean on during this difficult time. We’ll help you stay focused on what’s most important and work towards a resolution that allows you to move forward with your life.
  • Results-Driven Approach: At the end of the day, what matters most is securing a favorable outcome for our clients. We have a proven track record of success in even the toughest cases and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and interests. With Spodek Law Group in your corner, you can have confidence that your case is in the best possible hands.


Dealing with family law issues is never easy, but you don’t have to face them alone. At Spodek Law Group, we’re here to provide the skilled legal guidance and compassionate support you need during this challenging time. With our experienced attorneys by your side, you can navigate the complexities of the legal system with confidence and work towards a brighter future for yourself and your family.

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