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San Diego Divorce Lawyers

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If you and your spouse have valuable assets, you will need family law counsel from an experienced San Diego divorce attorney. Bickford Blado & Botros, a divorce law firm in San Diego, is led by attorneys Andrew J. Botros and Matthew S. Blado. Both have been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a certified specialists (CFLS) in family law. Mr. Botros is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has been listed as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters for 4 straight years.

Our Commitment to You

Divorce in San Diego can be a confusing and lengthy process. Selecting the right law firm or divorce attorney to represent you is one of the most important decisions you will make in your divorce process. The attorneys at Bickford Blado & Botros are committed to protecting our clients’ interests, and to providing them with the highest quality legal services in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner. We understand that as you begin to walk down the path that divorce will take you, everything is at stake. Your future and the future of your children depend on how you approach your divorce.

The family lawyers at the firm are dedicated to addressing divorce needs in a positive, collaborative manner that resolves conflict, avoids court intervention whenever possible, and helps families restructure their relationships to benefit all members during and after the divorce. Our goal is to empower you to participate in creating your own agreements and, whenever possible, to resolve matters with a negotiated settlement.

One of the most sensitive aspects of divorce is child custody and visitation. Our divorce lawyers work to preserve the psychological, emotional, and physical well-being of your children, and to help you protect your children from being exposed to any dissolution-related matters. Mr. Botros, Mr. Blado, and the attorneys at the firm understand that you will have strong feelings about the emotional, physical, and legal needs of your children, and your spouse will too. Our divorce lawyers are sensitive to those needs and will use our experience to advise you in co-parenting and custody disputes. We will use all of our resources to prepare you for custody mediation if that is the best process for your case. We promote the use of mediation to resolve custody disputes in throughout San Diego. If, however, you cannot work through your disputes yourselves or through mediation, our lawyers will fight zealously through the court system to protect your rights and the rights of your most precious assets, your children.

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As we navigate you through this process, we recognize that your needs are important. You need a firm with attorneys that will recognize and respond promptly to your very important needs, as well as return your calls and answer questions in a timely manner. We pride ourselves on being accessible to all of our clients and on promptly returning calls and answering questions.

Our compassion, experience, and when necessary, aggressiveness will enable you to achieve the results you need and deserve. We are experienced, thorough and aggressive. We get results!

If you have any questions about divorce laws, spousal support, child support, have questions about other aspects of family law, or simply wish to schedule a consultation with the San Diego divorce attorneys at Bickford Blado & Botros call us at (858) 793-8884 or email us.

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  • Andrew J. Botros

    Born in Livingston, New Jersey, Mr. Botros is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law. While at the University of San Diego, Mr. Botros was awarded the Michael Mohr Scholarship, the S.A. Sutterfield Scholarship, and was a Finalist in the Thornes Closing Argument Competition. Mr. Botros has practiced family law exclusively since 2010. He is...

  • Matthew S. Blado

    Born in Bakersfield, California and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mr. Blado is a graduate of California Western School of Law. While at California Western, Mr. Blado studied Family Law and Community Property. During his third year of law school, Matthew was selected to serve as the judicial extern for the Honorable Nancy C. Oesterle. While attending California Western, Mr. Blado was a founding member of the California Western...

  • Nancy J. Bickford

    Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law, Ms. Bickford practices exclusively in the area of family law helping clients with divorce and separation in San Diego. Ms. Bickford is a graduate of California Western School of Law where she received honorable recognition for outstanding achievement in the areas of community property, taxation and civil procedure, as well as a West Publishing Award...

  • Jenna A. Bamford

    Ms. Bamford is a University of Arizona alumnus, where she attended on a full-tuition academic scholarship and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Public Management and Policy with dual concentrations in Criminal Justice Administration and Environmental Policy as well as a minor in Business. She was...

  • Orion Bylsma

    Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mr. Bylsma is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. While in law school, Mr. Bylsma was involved in student government and became a Justice on the Student Supreme Court...

  • Michele M. Vallat

    Val, as she prefers to be called, was born and raised in New Jersey. Ms. Vallat received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She graduated from California Western School of Law in 2002...

  • Emiliza San Diego

    Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Ms. San Diego is a graduate of California Western School of Law. During law school, Ms. San Diego earned the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services while interning with non-profit organizations.

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