Schweitzer Law Group – Family Law Specialist

You need a specialized partner to navigate you through divorce, separation, custody issues, child support payments or other issues facing your family.  Founding attorney John Schweitzer is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction held by only a select group of attorneys in the State.

Attorneys who achieve certification as a specialist demonstrate a commitment to the highest standards of legal competence.  By becoming a certified specialist and being part of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Attorneys gain access to a large network of experienced colleagues and to publications and exceptional continuing education programs that enhance their expertise and knowledge in this complex area of law.  Because Family Law is an area of practice that requires a great breadth of knowledge, formal certification assists in protecting the public by regulating attorneys’ claims of special skills: Clients may rely on the fact that certified specialists have had to demonstrate proficiency and competence in their practice areas.

SLG attorneys serve locally with the San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section, and serve currently and in the past as section chair and co-chair. SLG attorneys are recognized nationally for their expertise in the field of family and military law. The SLG staff is also intimately familiar with the local rules, requirements and operations of the multitude of San Diego County Courthouses where we represent our clients, ranging from the North County branch in Vista, South County branch in Chula Vista, East County branch in El Cajon as well as the Central courthouses in Downtown San Diego. An overview of the San Diego Family Courts and their various locations can be found at the San Diego Family Court Website. Furthermore, the SLG staff is well versed with dealing with other departments associated with the San Diego Family Courts, including Family Court Services (FCS), which provides child custody recommendations to the Courts when the parties cannot agree on child custody and visitation, as well as the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS), which is the government department tasked with handling enforcement of child support orders issued by the family courts.

The Family Court Services Website
Department of Child Support Services Website