Helping San Diego Families Create Important Legal Plans

At Goforth Family Law & Mediation, I help my San Diego neighbors at every stage of the family relationship, from setting forth premarital agreements to overseeing divorce mediation. I take a compassionate approach to these many milestones, understanding no two couple or family situations are the same.

Reaching any legal agreement is an important step in both establishing shared plans for common ground and making clear preparations for an unexpected future. I’m here as a source of confident guidance and unbiased mediation to help make otherwise complicated family law processes a lot less stressful—helping you achieve a fair and agreeable outcome together.

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Paula J. Goforth

Lead Counsel/Owner

Led By a Family Attorney Who Cares

I was born in San Francisco, California, and raised in the Bay Area. As a resident of San Diego since 1996, I bring more than 20 years of family law experience to couples throughout San Diego County.

In 2000, I received my Juris Doctorate from Western Sierra School of Law. I was initially certified to practice in the Juvenile Dependency Court, which I did between 2004 and 2010. Then, in 2012, I became certified by the California State Board of Legal Specialization as a Legal Specialist in the area of Family Law. I am also certified as a Mediation Specialist.

Bringing a wealth of professional and personal experience to the table, I am adept at helping my clients navigate the complex and often emotional issues that they are confronted with in matters of family law. I am able to clearly explain the legal issues and procedural hurdles that they may face, so they are well equipped to understand and make decisions regarding their case. My goal is to serve the best interest of my clients, and to settle cases as amicably as possible. If litigation is necessary, I can get the job done.

I continue to educate myself regarding matters of family law and mediation.

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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.