Our FirmAbout US
We are a full service family law firm including divorce mediation, drafting and reviewing prenuptial and post marital agreements. We can handle your divorce and paternity proceedings, post judgment custody, child and spousal support modifications.
“Ms. Goforth is an excellent family law attorney. She is aggressive with her cases and gets the job done at a reasonable cost. I would recommend her to my closest friend.”
– Deirdre S.
“I have worked with Paula and she is the absolute best. Very thorough, honest and professional. I also appreciated her compassion and understanding during a rough time.”
– Jacque D.
“Paula handled my recent divorce case and was professional, effective and understanding throughout the process. I would without reservation recommend her services.”
– Tom E.
A Team Of Law Professionals
Paula J. Goforth
Western Sierra Law School, Juris Doctorate, 2000
California State Bar, 2002
U. S. District Court, 2005
Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California, 2012
In 2000, Paula received her Juris Doctorate from Western Sierra School of Law. She was initially certified to practice in the Juvenile Dependency Court, which she did between 2004 and 2010. Then, in 2012, she also became certified by the California State Board of Legal Specialization as a Legal Specialist in the area of Family Law. She is also certified as a Mediation Specialist.
Bringing a wealth of professional and personal experience to the table, Paula is adept at helping her clients navigate the complex and often emotional issues that they are confronted with in matters of family law. She is 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. Her goal is to serve the best interest of her clients, and to settle cases as amicably as possible. If litigation is necessary, Paula can get the job done.
Paula continues to educate herself regarding matters of family law and mediation.
Debra N. Caligiuri
Of counsel, Debra Caligiuri, devoted 25 years to building a family law and mediation practice in Carlsbad, contributing to the Carlsbad, Encinitas, and surrounding San Diego County communities. Debra worked with hundreds of clients, who benefited from her legal expertise and commitment to provide quality service with a personal touch. She is now of Council for Goforth Family Law and Mediation.
Over the years, Debra volunteered legal services through the Court and community-based programs. She served on the board of directors of several bar associations, including the North County Bar Association, Lawyers Club, and the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego.
Debra enjoys public speaking and teaching non-lawyers about the law and legal process. She taught at several forums, such as the People’s Law School, and appeared on television and radio show panels to discuss current legal issues. She is a frequent speaker at Second Saturday, a program that educates individuals about the legal, financial, and emotional aspects of divorce.
What We Do Best
Annulment of Marriage
Dissolution of Marriage
Division of Property
Enforcement of Judgments
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2131 Palomar Airport Road, Suite 200/215
Carlsbad, CA 92011