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Not every divorce case needs to go to court. That’s why our team of San Diego divorce attorneys is skilled in divorce litigation, divorce mediation in San Diego, and Limited Scope Representation. From child custody to paternity cases, we’ll always have your best interests at heart.

Your Advocate for a New Life

The compassionate divorce lawyer team at Garwood Reeves has decades of experience successfully representing people like you and we recognize the unique issues you are facing. We will clearly explain

• How the legal system works
• What you can expect from your divorce lawyer
• What you can expect from the court systems
• How you can participate in the process

Winning for you is more than just the legal result. Our firm strives to foster your emotional well-being throughout the entire process.

During the initial consultation, our divorce attorneys explore with you the numerous issues you are dealing with, explaining them in a concise and understandable manner. Our goal is to keep you as informed as possible, especially with regard to concerns involving children.

Qualified Family Law Attorneys and Divorce Mediators You Can Trust

Julia Garwood, Esq., CFLS, is a Certified Family Law Specialist with over 30 years experience. The CFLS designation tells you that Attorney Garwood has met the rigorous standards set by the California State Bar for education, experience, and knowledge in the field of family law.

Casey A. Reeves, Esq., CFLS, also a Certified Family Law Specialist, is experienced in both family law and general civil litigation in complex to simple cases. Sensitive to your needs, he gives you rational options and strategies. Attorney Reeves has been very effective in settling cases, as he really listens to you, the client, and is conscious of your financial constraints.

Frank Terrazas, Esq., Associate attorney, has fifteen years of combined family law experience, first as a paralegal, and then as an attorney practicing family law.  Frank’s unique background as a family law paralegal, then attorney, coupled with his successful court room appearances and negotiations, makes him a tremendous asset to his clients.

Lia Lorick, Esq., Associate attorney, has three years of family law experience, not including her family law related internships during Law School.  Whether settling or litigating, her clients appreciate her efficient, no-nonsense approach to the law.

Erin “Annie” Ruttenber, Esq. Associate attorney, has over five years of family law experience, not including her family law related internships during Law School. Prior to becoming a family law attorney, Annie became a trained mediator.  Whether litigation or mediation, Annie’s empathy and skill coupled with her mediation experience have proven invaluable in assisting her family law litigants today.

All the lawyers at Garwood Reeves work with each client personally whether it is to settle or litigate your case. In addition, all Garwood Reeves Divorce Lawyers are also San Diego Family Law mediators.

Attorney Garwood sets the standard for compassion and courtesy, and the entire firm cares for those who come to them at this challenging time of their life. Their goal is to help you reach the most successful outcome you desire.

Compassionate, Yet Aggressive

The divorce lawyer team at Garwood Reeves will stand up for you to get your wishes and needs met whether through mediation/settlement or litigation. Our flexible, yet demanding personalities make us powerful advocates. However, whenever the other side is being irrational or is unwilling to settle, your Garwood Family Law Attorney will take the case to Court and vigorously represent you in order to get you everything you’re entitled to. Our goal is to help you move into the next chapter of your life, knowing that what is possible has been done, and that emotionally, you have won.

At Garwood Reeves, we feel a successful divorce is when you can walk away after it is over retaining your self-respect, creating a workable relationship with your ex, while at the same time providing a foundation for your future and those who depend upon you.

Supporting You to Be an Emotional Winner

According to Ms Garwood, a successful divorce is when you can walk away after it’s all over, and still meet that person on the street and greet them. “I’m not saying you will be best friends with your former spouse. I am just pointing out that, emotionally, you have moved on in a good, non-self-destructive way.”

Having been a Settlement Judge in San Diego County Family Law Courts, Attorney Garwood prefers to see her cases settle amicably. Her flexibility, integrity, reputation, and years of experience combine to give you the strong and confident counselor you desire if the need arises to go to trial. Most importantly the entire firm collaborates on each case, bringing together all of their knowledge, strengths and family law expertise.

Unique Blend of Experience, Knowledge & Intuition

Once the dispute is understood, the firm strives to foresee the challenges you will incur, and what it will take to resolve the issues favorably for you. Drawing on their expertise from handling an extensive variety of circumstances, including the needs of children, military situations, and high asset cases, the attorneys are knowledgeable with regard to the unique set of rules and regulations that take precedence. They effectively navigate the many concerns of prenuptial agreements, and the delicate challenges of division of assets. Most importantly, the privacy of you, the client, is a main concern.

The attorneys strive for the most positive possible outcome in as timely a manner as can be anticipated. You want a divorce attorney who has effectively faced these and other complex matters. We at Garwood Reeves can be relied upon because of our years of knowledge and successes in bringing cases to resolution, with a unique foresight to efficiently anticipate the issues that arise in each client’s individual situation.

Don’t Delay – Get Legal Assistance Today

Whether you are dealing with divorce or other family law issues, postponing action may make your situation worse, not better. Get the legal assistance you need now by calling (619) 692-8100 today. Contact our San Diego divorce and family law firm to schedule an initial consultation. Our team can help you get started and move on to the next stage of your life.