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The Best San Diego Family Law Attorneys

Family law covers some of the most personal, important, and potentially life-changing legal matters a person may encounter. These critical matters require legal help from an experienced family law attorney. At Scott Family Law, we provide top-level family law legal representation in SD and Southern California. Our San Diego family law and divorce attorneys have more than 85 years of combined legal experience in all matters of family law, including extensive experience serving at trial proceedings. Attorney James Scott has conducted over 250 bench and jury trials and is recognized in the legal community for his trial skills and professional case development and presentations in court.

Why Choose Us?

If you need legal representation to help you pursue a positive outcome in a family law matter, you cannot take chances when selecting a family lawyer from our firm. Our San Diego divorce lawyer and the team at Scott Family Law offers an extraordinary level of experience and an extensive history of obtaining successful results for our clients. As a just a single example, we have achieved a $750,000 verdict for domestic violence and a winning defense in a $10 million lawsuit brought against a man who was facing false accusations.

Our Approach

Our approach is to be open and transparent in representing you in a family law matter, and to craft a legal strategy aligned with your personal needs and wishes. We will ensure you are fully informed of all your legal options before we move forward with any proceedings. In legal matters involving children, we are committed to acting in the best interests of the children, and ensuring they receive the best care possible.

Why You Need an Expert San Diego Family Law and Divorce Lawyer

The outcome of a family law matter could change your life forever. Issues such as divorce, spousal support, the equitable division of the marital assets, child custody and visitation, all must be managed carefully, correctly, strategically, and with exceptional skill. At Scott Family Law, our San Diego family law attorneys have extensive experience in court and have great insight into how the court views these matters, and how to best present a case that could win.

It could be said that the outcome of a family law matter will be the direct result of the skills and experience of your attorney, as the court has tremendous discretion in making decisions. You cannot take chances in these matters but should call upon the legal team at Scott Family Law for family law counsel you can trust to be unwavering in protecting your rights and interests.

At our firm, we are true advocates for the people we serve, and take their needs and wishes very seriously. We have access to vital resources in experts to assist in complex cases, including forensic accountants, financial experts, mental health experts, child experts, and other professionals to provide expert testimony when this approach will best support your case.

Aspects of Family Law We Offer

We offer experienced legal counsel in a wide range of family law matters affecting people in the San Diego, CA area, including but not limited to:

Board-Certified Family Law Specialist

Many law firms offer family law services, but few have devoted the time, education, and experience necessary to achieve a credential as a Family Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California, as has Attorney James Scott. His education, experience, and dedication to serving his clients in a range of family law matters make him especially equipped to handle all matters in the divorce and separation process, including mediation and negotiating fair terms in spousal support.

Education and Experience Beyond the Ordinary.

You deserve to have a San Diego family law specialist protecting your rights and interests. The requirements to become a certified specialist are extensive:

  • Passing a written examination in family law.
  • Extensive experience in family law, along with 25 percent of a legal practice devoted to this specialty.
  • Continuing education in family law far beyond what is required to achieve or maintain general licensure as an attorney in the state.
  • Favorable evaluations by other attorneys and judges familiar with the attorney’s practice of family law.
  • The attorney demonstrates a broad-based and comprehensive experience in the specialty of family law matters.

Do You Have a Divorce or Family Law Case We Can Help With?

We believe you deserve top-quality legal representation in your divorce and family law matters. Our San Diego family lawyers are here to help you pursue a positive outcome, no matter how complex or difficult your case. If you are under stress, facing an uncertain future as a result of a pending family law matter, contact our top family law attorneys in San Diego today for a free case consultation.

Custody Experts

We are re-writing the book on winning custody in the best interest of children every day.

Business and Home Evaluation Experts

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Alimony and Spousal Support

Our strategies get you the most or cost you the least!

“The reason for Mr. Scott’s success and reputation is really quite simple. He pours his heart and soul into every case. That, combined with his superior intellect and knowledge of the law, makes him a formidable force in the Courtroom. Lawyers fear him, Judges respect him, and clients are grateful they had him on their side.”

– Daniel M. Gilleon, Esq.



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