Having over 30 years of experience under our belt, we have seen it all and learned to appreciate that we are dealing with delicate situations on a daily basis, where the outcome can affect our clients’ lives forever. It is important that you chose your lawyer wisely.
Kandy was admitted to the California State Bar in 1985. She has practiced primarily in the area of child custody in several legal arenas. These include family law, juvenile dependency, guardianships and adoptions. Additionally she represents clients in domestic violence restraining order actions. Her goal is to help families resolve their issues, and when they can’t resolve them, to vigorously advocate for her clients.
Kandy received a BA in Sociology and and California Teaching Credential from San Diego State University. She received a Masters degree in Counseling from Chapman College. Prior to becoming an attorney she worked as a Probation Officer and Social Worker with children involved in the Juvenile Court related to child abuse and neglect. This experience has helped her immensely in representing clients involved in child custody issues. She has experience with all sides of complicated child custody issues.
Kandy’s primary area of practice is Juvenile Dependency, representing all parties including parents, relatives and foster parents. Additionally, she works in the areas of Family Law, Guardianships, Adoptions, Restraining Orders and Paternity Actions.
Additionally, Kandy has experience in international child custody matters.
Kandy has certification from the San Diego Superior Court to practice in the juvenile dependency courts.
Areas of Practice
Legal Separation and Divorce
We offer representation and guidance in all areas of a divorce, including, but not limited to asset distribution at divorce, child custody and visitation issues, spousal and child support.
The Juvenile Dependency court gets involved with families when there is suspected child abuse or neglect. We have experience in representing all parties in these actions including parents, children, foster parents and relatives.
Whether you want out of an abusive relationship or you were wrongfully accused of domestic violence, we will help you obtain necessary protection from the abusive party or zealously defend you against wrongful accusations.
Cases involving Child Welfare Services
We offer effective defense against placement in Central Child Abuse Index.
Guardianships and Conservatorships
We can assist you in a guardianship or adoption case.
We can handle your adoption or paternity case, so that you could focus your life around the child and be relieved from stress of dealing with exhaustive paper pushing process.
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