Encinitas is a city of roughly 60,000 residents on the coast of North County. Incorporated in 1986, Encinitas includes many older neighborhoods, including Old Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Olivenhain, and Leucadia. Encinitas is home to several miles of beach, as well as wetlands, and is known for its flower growing industry. An excellent place for raising a family, Encinitas offers a broad range of outdoor recreation, and despite its growth has retained some of its rural feel. The San Diego Botanic Garden is located in Encinitas, featuring an array of different garden landscapes, including what is known as the nation’s largest bamboo collection.

One of the preeminent family law firms serving Encinitas is the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford. With substantial experience in complex, high-asset divorces, the firm has successfully advised clients and represented their interests in a wide variety of family law matters. In addition to divorce [link to Divorce page], our office handles legal separations, child custody, child support, and spousal support matters. Our Encinitas family law attorneys are here to serve our clients in any family law matter.

Our firm endeavors to resolve divorces and other family disputes as amicably as possible. We believe that, where possible, the issues in a divorce should be resolved by negotiation and settlement. We promote mediation as a means to resolve custody disputes, as hard-fought custody battles are often detrimental not only to the parties but to the children. However, in some cases disputes run deep, and where compromise is not possible, we are aggressive advocates for our clients in court.

Our firm has particular knowledge and experience in the realm of marital assets. Our founding attorney, Nancy J. Bickford, has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), and she is the only Certified Family Law Specialist in San Diego County who holds an MBA and is also a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Bickford’s background with business and finance gives her unique insights into complex marital assets, helping to uncover hidden accounts and privately-held businesses that might otherwise not be discovered. In addition, our firm regularly works with forensic economic experts and other financial consultants. We will do our best to ensure that you receive the full amount to which you are entitled in any divorce settlement or trial.

While there are many family law attorneys in the San Diego area, few are Certified Family Law Specialists. Ms. Bickford has been certified as a Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar. This means that Ms. Bickford has passed a written exam on family law, demonstrated a high level of experience in family law, has been favorably evaluated by judges and other lawyers in the family law community, and fulfills ongoing education requirements specific to family law. You can rest assured that when you hire Ms. Bickford, you are represented by one of the very best.

From our office in Carmel Valley, we serve Encinitas and the entire San Diego area. To reach our office from central Encinitas, travel south on Interstate 5, and take Exit 34 for Del Mar Heights Road. Go left on Del Mar Heights Road, and take your first right onto High Bluff Drive. The office is located at 12348 High Bluff Drive, Suite 220. Call our office to set up a consultation at (858) 793-8884.