Del Mar / Carmel Valley

Del Mar and its neighbor, Carmel Valley, are two of the loveliest communities in the northern San Diego area. Del Mar has long been known for its beautiful beaches, including the northern half of Del Mar City Beach (also known as 15th Street Beach) which regularly ranks among the top beaches in America. Del Mar is also well known for its horse racetrack, and this exclusive community has been home to numerous celebrities over the years. Carmel Valley is a master planned community of over 40,000 people, developed relatively recently with the first homes built in 1983. Carmel Valley, which is within the city limits of San Diego, is a great place to raise a family and features a wide range of recreational opportunities, including golf courses, an extensive trail and open space system, and nearby beaches.

The Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford is a leading family law firm in the Del Mar and Carmel Valley areas. Attorney Nancy Bickford heads the firm’s team of attorneys, and is the only Certified Family Law Specialist in San Diego County who is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and an MBA. With her substantial background in business and finance, the firm has a highly-developed understanding of all of the financial ramifications of your divorce, and can effectively consult with other financial specialists as appropriate, including expert consultants, appraisers, and economists. The firm continually stays abreast of new developments in the law and publishes the San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog as a resource for the community.

Divorce can be emotionally devastating. Our office has extensive experience in divorce proceedings and understands the sensitive nature of your divorce. The Del Mar family law attorneys will advise you throughout the process about your child custody options and will strive at all times to minimize the impact of the divorce on your children. We advocate mediation as a way of informally resolving custody issues and other points of conflict in the divorce. Where mediation does not resolve the dispute, we will aggressively pursue your interests in court.

Client service is at the heart of our business. We will promptly return your phone calls and answer the wide array of questions that can arise in a divorce proceeding. We will approach your case with sensitivity to your needs, and with a focus on obtaining results.

Our firm serves all of the San Diego area and beyond from our office in the Del Mar Technology Center. The office is located at 12348 High Bluff Drive, Suite 220 in the Carmel Valley community of San Diego. To reach the office from central Del Mar, head south on Camino Del Mar, turn left (east) on Del Mar Heights Road, and after crossing Interstate 5, turn right (south) on High Bluff Drive. From central Carmel Valley, take State Highway 56 west, exit on El Camino Real North, and after a little less than a mile turn right on High Bluff Drive. For a confidential consultation, you can always call our firm at (858) 793-8884.