Family Law

The Buono Law Group understands that divorce is often times a monumental, life changing event. We counsel both husbands and wives with challenging decisions regarding home life, property, and parenthood. We help clients involved in divorce across San Diego County and beyond, to include: Riverside and Orange County.

We provide compassionate, yet aggressive, representation to both men and women in family law matters and legal issues affecting family relationships, including the following:

  • Divorce (Dissolution of marriage)
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child and spousal support
  • Prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Paternity suits
  • Division of marital property
  • Domestic partnerships
  • Enforcement of Court Orders
  • Post-judgment modifications
  • Annulments
  • Move-Away requests
  • Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders
  • Legal separation
  • Department of Child Support Service (DCSS)
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Military Divorces (where one member is active duty or retired)

Additionally, the Buono Law Group, through the use of mediation, can often assist the parties in resolving their own divorce issues. Mediation is a process that helps the individuals in a family law case reach an agreement about their own matters, so they do not need to have a trial, and can minimize the heavy financial and emotional costs. The courts encourage mediation of disputes in family law cases, as mediation enables the parents/participants to make decisions about what is best for their own family, rather than attorneys or judges.  In mediation, the parties maintain control over the process of divorce, how quickly or slowly the process moves along, and the parties control the outcome. The process is confidential and is the often times the least expensive way to get a divorce.

However, when a divorce or other family matter cannot be resolved amicably, litigation becomes a necessary component of the dissolution process. The Buono Law Group will help you successfully navigate through the maze of marital litigation in order to efficiently and effectively present a superior case in the courtroom.