About Family Law San Diego
Board-Certified Family Law Attorneys in San Diego
Our law firm serves people throughout the San Diego area and Southern California. Our primary law office is in La Mesa, California, near the San Diego State University College area. We also have a satellite office in La Jolla available by appointment only. We provide individualized services for our clients and allow them to make informed, confident choices about the family law strategies they use. Collaborative and cooperative methods are an option, as well as litigation and mediation. We have four Board-Certified Family Law Specialists in the office (Mr. Klueck, Ms. Hoppes, Ms. West, and Ms. Sheppard).
Founded by a Renowned Family Lawyer in 1990
|Our founding and principal attorney, Garrison Klueck, has achieved much recognition, including being named a Super Lawyer in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, being named "Top Attorney" by the San Diego Daily Transcript newspaper in 2007 and 2008, being a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist and receiving extensive mediation training. He has been a bar association leader and has appeared on television and radio multiple times.|
Our firm has also received other honors and awards based on his work, including:
- Perfect 10.0 Avvo rating
- Named as Best of the Bar in San Diego Business Journal
- Named Best Overall Law Firm in San Diego by FINE Magazine
- He has appeared as a frequent host and guest expert regarding family law issues on 760 KFMB-AM and as a guest expert on CW 6-TV,
- San Diego (San Diego 6). Attorney Klueck has also worked at ABC, CBS, NBC and NPR stations.
He has appeared as a frequent host and guest expert regarding family law issues on 760 KFMB-AM and as a guest expert on CW 6-TV, San Diego (San Diego 6). Attorney Klueck has also worked at ABC, CBS, NBC and NPR stations.
Board-Certified Family Law Specialists
California grants certain attorneys board certification in recognition of their skill, experience, and integrity in their practice area. Our firm is led by board certified specialists in family law and divorce, meaning we have been recognized by the California Bar for being experts in our field.
That means San Diego families can turn to us, fully confident that they will receive guidance and counsel of unparalleled experience and competence. Especially for families who have complex dissolutions and property divisions ahead of them, you can trust our firm to take care of your situation effectively, compassionately, and with the full benefit that the law offers you.
The Importance of a Board Certification
To begin, a lawyer wishing to obtain a Board Certification must meet extensive requirements. The California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California requires that the applying lawyer proves his or her expertise in family law. To obtain a Board Certification, the attorney must fulfill the following requirements:
- Demonstrate a high level of accomplishment
- Demonstrate a high level of experience
- Engaged in family law for at least 25% of the past five years
- Serve as an active member of the State Bar of California
- Pass a detailed written exam
- Participate in a minimum of 45 hours of continuing education in family law
- Is in favorable standing with both judges and peers
A Board Certified Family Law Specialist Understands All Areas of Family Law
According to the State Bar of California’s standards for certification, an applicant must demonstrate that he or she has been involved in the practice area of family law, which includes experience in each of the following areas:
- Modification of support
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Division of community property
- Confirmation of separate property
- Custody of children
- Legal separation, dissolution of marriage, or nullity of marriage litigation
- Domestic violence proceedings/Restraining orders
- Taxation issues incident to dissolution of marriage
- Contempt/Enforcement proceedings
- Counseling and psychological aspects of dissolution of marriage
Educated in Counseling & Psychology
Preserving the emotional, financial, and mental health of you and your children is one of our highest priorities as your lawyers. Understanding how you are feeling on a personal and professional level is part of an attorney's role. At Family Law San Diego, our attorneys work with highly-accomplished members of the psychological field.
Members of our firm have studied the field of mental and emotional health. Our Firm Administrator, Tina Mayes, has both a master's and a doctorate in psychology. Mr. Klueck himself has a master's in Counseling Psychology-a degree in helping people cope with the hardest circumstances of their lives.
As both legal and emotional counselors, our firm is truly equipped to navigate you through your divorce, child custody dispute, child support case, or any other legal situation regarding your family. Our role is to counsel and advise you in the most important area of your life - we have invested hundreds of hours of study in order to serve you as effectively and thoroughly as possible. We virtually have been preparing for your case for years.
Contact Our Law Firm
With this broad experience, our legal practice continues to focus on helping people successfully face family law challenges. We understand that a family law matter can be one of the most difficult things your family ever faces. That is why we are dedicated to guiding you through it and helping you achieve the best possible results.
Schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers by completing our online contact form.
As skilled litigators, mediators, and negotiators, our firm is prepared to handle any type of family law case.
Working together, we pull from our unique backgrounds and resources to achieve the best results possible.
We create tailor-made solutions to fit the unique needs of every client and help them move forward favorably.
We are committed to serving a diverse clientele, all the while protecting the interests and fulfilling the needs of clients.
We were successful, despite the opposing party's contention. Thank you again to Garrison Kleuck and his entire team.- Jennifer B.
I appreciate all the hard work everyone demonstrated during my legal issue, first and foremost Garrison!- Jean M.
It feels good to have you on our side.- Kevin
I would definitely recommend them.- Harold
He is very knowledgeable and understanding.- Karen