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At Goforth Family Law & Mediation, I help my clients find civil approaches to resolving divorce, child custody, and other family law issues.

Your Carlsbad Family Law Firm

I help my clients find civil approaches to resolving divorce, child custody, and other family law issues.

Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements allow couples to make personal preparations and establish understandings if divorce happens in the future.


I help my clients navigate the complex and often emotional issues of divorce, including martial property division, alimony, and child custody and support.


When the parties can work together effectively, mediation provides a reliable way to reach an agreement.

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More Than Two Decades Of California Family Law Experience

I have dedicated my career to serving the couples and families of San Diego County with understanding and respect. Whether preparing for marriage or partnership, setting expectations for your family’s future, or seeking agreements prior to separation, I work diligently with all who are involved in arriving at a plan together.

The legal agreements involved in any of these situations (premarital, post-marital, and separation or divorce) offer powerful solutions when achieved with the guidance of an experienced and committed family law attorney. I use my years of experience to help my clients work through differences and negotiations by striving toward cooperation, not conflict, for the good of all involved. Whether coming together or moving apart, preparing for the future can be a challenging process without the great care you’ll receive from a committed family lawyer.

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Thoughtful and Independent Mediator

Our compassionate and unbiased approach to third-party mediation is rooted in years of experience helping negotiating parties effectively work together to reach agreements and solutions, while keeping personal conflict to a minimum.

Together, we can put forth an agreeable plan for the future of your family or relationship. Let our experience and determination to understand help guide you through the process of formalizing these key legal agreements. Call us at 760-477-8595 or message us below to set forth on this path toward a solution together.

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How Can We Help?

Whether preparing for marriage, settling on postmarital agreements, or seek mediation for any interpersonal matter, having an experienced family lawyer and mediator by your side can make a huge difference. Reach out to us today by calling 760-477-8595, or messaging us below, so we can work through your process and find a fair solution together.

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