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San Diego Family Law Attorney

Family law matters can seem overwhelming and frustrating, so you deserve an experienced attorney working with you. At the Law Office of Brian Burkett, attorney Brian Burkett understands how to navigate the complexities of family law. Family law matters require not only legal expertise, but also empathy and understanding. With over 20 years of experience as a family law attorney, attorney Brian Burkett provides comprehensive and compassionate legal representation to guide you through challenging times. Attorney Burkett handles all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, and other family law matters. The Law Office of Brian Burkett is committed to ensuring that you receive the support and guidance you need in child support cases, divorce proceedings, and all other aspects of family law. As a solo practitioner, Attorney Burkett provides a one-on-one experience you cannot get at large firms that push your case around to a pool of attorneys and paralegals. Servicing the whole of San Diego County, whether you are in San Diego, North County, East County, or South County, Attorney Burkett can provide you with legal aid in all family law matters.

Why You Should Hire an Attorney

Family law cases are not open and shut. Each family law case is a multistep process that requires detailed attention. Done improperly and without the right representation, divorce cases can be long and grueling. The Court system is full of intricate rules and procedures that can overwhelm someone trying to defend themselves on their own. A family law attorney removes that burden off the client because knowledgeable and experienced family law attorneys, like Attorney Burkett, know what must be done to ensure a smooth process.

Another aspect in which hiring a family law attorney makes a world of difference is the emotional factor. Divorce and child custody disputes are not easy. They are emotionally draining, leaving some people feeling helpless and confused. A family law attorney can help provide objective and rational advice, helping clients make informed decisions rather than succumbing to impulsive reactions driven by heightened emotions. In this way, mistakes are less likely to be made and the emotional tax of a divorce, child custody, or child support case is lessened.

Having an attorney represent you in Court makes an important difference in advocating for exactly what you want. For someone inexperienced with going to Court and the Court system, it can be difficult to tell the Court exactly what you want in the correct way. With many years of experience in Court, Attorney Burkett is a San Diego Family Law Attorney who knows how to help you get the results you desire by clearly discussing with the Court what each client needs while going through the proper channels. With emotions high in many family law cases, people often get flustered and upset in Court, which does not help them secure what they need. Having an attorney avoids this issue, helping clients make the most of their time in Court in a timely manner.

Family law cases involve significant amounts of paperwork, from filing petitions and motions to presenting evidence in court. An attorney can assist in preparing and managing the necessary documentation. This ensures that all paperwork is completed accurately and submitted within deadlines. Many people who do not have representation have no idea as to when documents must be filed or how to properly fill them out, leading to confusion and often hindering them from getting what they need. With hundreds of different forms, the Court’s paperwork system is complex. Attorney Burkett will out these forms and file them with the Court properly to ensure each client is accurately presenting themselves to the Court and expressing their desires in the correct way. When having an attorney prepare documents for their clients, there are no issues as to filing the wrong paperwork, forgetting to submit documents before the deadline, and other issues that arise. In this way, whether it be divorce, child custody, or child support, each case is prepared properly and not extended over a longer period as is what can happen when incorrect paperwork is filed.

Why hire Attorney Brian Burkett

With over 20 years of experience as a San Diego Family Law Attorney, attorney Brian Burkett brings a wealth of knowledge to every case. Attorney Burkett is well-versed in the intricacies of divorce proceedings, child custody matters, and the nuances of family court. Each family law case presents new challenges due to the uniqueness of each situation. Having an attorney with the knowledge and experience to tackle complex cases is important to ensuring your rights are secured. That is why you need an experienced attorney to help unravel the complexities of family law. Attorney Burkett explores negotiation and mediation options to reach amicable resolutions whenever possible. When litigation becomes necessary, he is prepared to fiercely advocate for your rights in court. His goal is to provide you with the legal support and resources needed to make informed decisions that align with your long-term goals.

The cost factor significantly influences clients’ choices when selecting legal representation. Attorney Brian Burkett stands out by offering fees that fall on the lower end of the spectrum compared to other Family Law Attorneys in San Diego County. While it’s typical for San Diego Family Law Attorney to request a retainer in amount of $5,000 to $10,000, Attorney Brian Burkett’s retainer is generally around $3,500 to $5,000, or even less depending on the specifics of the case. Additionally, the standard hourly rates for Family Law Attorneys in San Diego County typically range from $350 to $375 per hour, whereas Attorney Brian Burkett’s rate is usually $295 per hour. At the Law Office of Brian Burkett, you not only receive the benefit of having the personalized experience a solo practitioner attorney provides, but you receive that one-on-one aid without breaking the bank, as other large firms would require you to do.

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Facing a family law issue can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to navigate it alone. Contact The Law Office of Brian Burkett to schedule a free consultation. Let us help you find clarity, resolution, and a path forward. Your family’s future is important to us. Trust Attorney Brian Burkett to be your dedicated legal partner. For more information on your specific case, please contact us to set up a free consultation by using the contact sheet on our home page, or calling our office at (619) 250-2683. For other questions, please see our blog to see if your questions are answered there.

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Attorney Brian Burkett practices exclusively Family Law, including Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Property Division, etc. Attorney Burkett has been practicing Family Law for well over 20 years and takes Family Law Cases all throughout San Diego County. Attorney Burkett is a solo practitioner, providing client's with one-on-one experience with the attorney...

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April 5, 2024 By Law Office of Brian Burkett Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure When filing for a divorce, there are a few steps in which each party must complete before they can be legally divorced. One of the most important and time consuming steps is filling out the Preliminary Declarations of Disclosure. This article will discuss the importance of this step and what must be done to comply…

January 30, 2024 By Brian Burkett Understanding the Criteria the Court Considers When Granting Custody in When a DVTRO Is Present When there is an active restraining order enforced on one of the parties in a child custody case by the other party, child custody becomes a little more complicated. Family Code Section 3044 discusses which criteria are considered in determining how custody should be ordered in such situations. In child custody cases, one of the…


The Law Office of Brian Burkett is conveniently and centrally located in the Mission Valley area of San Diego, right off of the 163 and 8 freeways. Easy access and plenty of free parking. Convenient hours. Our office handles Family Law, Divorce, and Child Custody cases at all of the San Diego County Courthouses: Downtown, Vista, El Cajon, and Chula Vista.

San Diego, CA Office
591 Camino De La Reina

San Diego, CA 92108

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I couldn’t have been happier with the service and price of Mr. Burkett. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.


Brian helped me in a child support case and also to attain guardianship of my grandson. In both cases, he was honest, persistent, and handled everything in a caring and...


I know and have worked with Brian on a professional level for some time now. I can honestly say that he really cares about his clients. He is a genuine and honest...


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