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Divorce attorney & Family law services |San Diego

If you’re at the point in your life where you’re thinking about hiring a San Diego divorce attorney for divorce or child custody dispute, life is complicated. The many moving parts in a custody or support dispute, or a divorce are overwhelming. The consequences of family court are long-lasting, so anxiety and stress run high. In family law disputes, as with many experiences we’ll have in life, what – and how – you go into the case is critical to what result comes out of the Court..

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Your Family Attorney’s Outlook Should Match Your Own

Family law is difficult. Hiring an attorney with a different outlook on the outcome and process than yours can make things worse. Paul’s goal is to manage conflict rather than create it. His client’s understand sometimes they will need to compromise, sometimes they will need to have Paul confront on their behalf. They want a divorce attorney with considerable experience who will listen and can keep these legal strategies in balance. Paul’s legal philosophy is that skillful negotiation can get to resolution more cost effectively and with better results than relying on the blunt instruments of litigation. He will have your back.

What is different about this divorce lawyer?

It’s in how he solves problems for his divorce law and family law clients. One problem for many is the uncertainty about the high cost of San Diego family court litigation. One of the ways San Diego family lawyer Paul Staley solves the problem is by just saying  no to billable hours.  Paul’s clients agree to pay a fixed amount for services agreed on. Once that’s paid, the client never gets a bill for more. It means the cost for attorney support and expertise is certain when other things in your life aren’t.  Paul chooses to support self-represented litigants these days rather than engage in litigation himself. His reasoning is simple: the great majority of litigants aren’t going hire an attorney because of high cost. What these clients need is to know what they don’t know and have someone to educate them well so they can be competent representing themselves.

Paul Staley’s law office was the first to serve divorce papers by Facebook. The wife was overseas and contact with her was nearly impossible. Paul thought “outside the box” and successfully requested permission  from the family court judge to serve the divorce by way of Facebook


Call us  at 619-235-9645.   How you proceed with this chapter of your life won’t be how anyone else has done it.There are no cookie-cutter solutions in divorce law or in Family Court. Paul offers an hour-long consultation  to help you understand your legal options. He is often asked why a client shouldn’t just get a “free consultation” offered by so many. The short answer is he isn’t going to waste a single minute trying to convince a client to part with several thousand dollars more to have him represent him / her. Paul will instead focus on case strategies with you and connect you with additional experts as needed, if needed.

During your hour with Paul, he will calculate support (child and spousal support) using the same software used by most of our Family Court judges. He’ll even calculate multiple scenarios so you can know what the range of outcomes will be.   When you meet with him you will get substantive legal information and concrete answers on divorce law in San Diego courts .You can then move forward on your specific situation.  You’ll also receive a copy of his latest book, “The Smart Guide to Divorce”, at or at Barnes and Noble.  


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