Family Law Favorable Decisions

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Family Law Favorable Decisions 2017-10-02T15:52:18+00:00

Sept 29, 2017
San Diego Family Law Courts
Travel Costs & Visitation Issues
Favorable Husband’s Orders

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision in a contested visitation case that was heard in San Diego Family Courts.

Attorney Alan Edmunds is a former Judge Pro Tem and has a law firm with over 40 years of family law experience. The San Diego BBB rates his firm with A+ rating. He trains the Firm’s lawyers to be great trial lawyers. In this case – Joseph Waters for the Firm – took the case to the Hearing and won a huge victory for the Husband/Father.

The case involved a Father who lived in New Jersey and a Mother who lived in San Diego. The mother was denying visits between father and the child in New Jersey and therefore was limiting contact.

Attorney Waters produced evidence and argued for increased time and visits in New Jersey. Holiday visits were also increased.

Attorney Waters also requested and argued for travel costs for the children’s visitation with Dad in New Jersey and the court Ordered that Mother pay 60% of those costs.

The Edmunds Law Firm handles custody and visitation matters in San Diego. Attorney Edmunds has offices in California and across the country. He is a San Diego Divorce Attorney and is available for Divorce Mediation. For immediate help please call 800.481.2526.

Custody and Support Victory

Chula Vista, CA
The Edmunds Law Firm, the leading divorce and custody law firm in San Diego, received a favorable ruling in court on multiple issues involving custody, support and support arrears. The Firm was represented by attorney Kim Soule. The case was contested and argued in the Chula Vista Family Law Division.

The Firm represented a father in a custody and visitation case. The father was seeking more time with his children, a modification of support and a request that support arrears should not be ordered. The judge ruled in our clients favor on all three issues.

The Edmunds Law Firm has been helping men and woman in Divorce cases including Custody Modification, Support Modification and Move Away cases for over 40 years. Attorney Alan Edmunds, a Former Judge Pro Tem, hires attorney’s who are great litigators and enjoy the “battle” of family law matters. The Firm helps both Active Duty with Military Divorce and residents in southern Calif with all phases of family law matters.

Alan Edmunds also encourages Divorce Mediation for many different types of cases where the parties are agreeable. Divorce Mediation saves money and time.

If you have questions about divorce, custody or visitation. Please call The Edmunds Law Firm for a professional and confidential interview (760) 634-7630. The Firm has convenient locations throughout San Diego county. You may also visit us at www.alanedmunds.com

Visitation Restored to Father

Vista Superior Court

The Edmund Law Firm successfully represented a father’s rights to his children and we received a favorable ruling from the Family Law Court in Vista, California. While this was certainly a difficult case because the father had been denied contact with his children, Our attorney was able to persuasively argue the “best interests of the children” and prove the tremendous progress the father had made in rehabilitation.

The Court order supervised visitation in the grandparent’s home, and a father will be able to see his children on Christmas Day. It was the best Christmas present a father could hope to receive over the holiday season.

Attorney Alan Edmunds is known as both a mediator and lawyer and is considered “One of the Best San Diego Divorce Lawyers.” Call our firm at (760) 634-7630 or fill out the contact form to schedule a free consultation.

FAMILY LAW MATTER- MODIFICATION OF SUPPORT

The Edmunds Law Firm a leading provider of legal representation in Divorce and Custody matters in San Diego received a favorable decision in a recent contested divorce support modification case.

Our attorney presented evidence and made oral argument for a client who had been married 19 years. The parties had been divorced for 13 years. Our client was retired and paying $1500 per month, sp the Court ordered support to be reduced to $500 per month. A huge victory for our client.

Attorney Alan Edmunds has been representing clients in divorce and custody matters for over 35 years. He is often referred to as” The Best Divorce Lawyer in San Diego”, by his clients. He is a former Judge Pro Tem.

Favorable Decision in Contempt & Child Support Case

The Edmunds Law Firm won an important court decision on a Contempt and Child Support case heard in the Vista Family Law Courts. Appearing for the Firm was attorney Kim Soule. The case involved 36 counts of contempt and an allegation of $17,000 in support arrears.

After considering evidence and oral arguments the judge denied both the arrears and denied each of the contempt allegations. Our client walked away with a support Order of $0. Our client also did not go to jail on the contempt charges nor pay any costs or legal fees for the contempt to the county.

The Edmunds Law Firm is known for aggressive litigation skills and experience. Attorney Edmunds is frequently quoted as saying, ” Experience makes the difference.” The Firm has clients around the globe. Active duty military deployed in the Middle East as well as civilian clients enjoy global access to the Firm with our numerous offices and VTC capabilities.

Custody, Visitation & Spousal/Child Support Issues

San Diego, CA

The Edmunds Law Firm, a leading provider of Divorce and Family Law representation received a favorable result on a contested divorce case. The case was concluded by Attorney Scott L. Neinas for the Firm.

The issues involved spousal support, child custody and visitation by a physically aggressive father. The Firm represented the mother of two children.

The case was successfully litigated by Attorney Neinas on a number of important issues. After a previous hearing involving a deficient FCS report, the court ordered that a new FCS report be obtained. This report, along with the aggressive arguments by Attorney Neinas resulted in the court ruling in favor of the mother to retain custody of the two children, prevented the father from overnight visitation, and ordered the father to pay child support, spousal support, and attorney’s fees. The court denied all of the father’s requests.

SAN DIEGO, CALIF MOTION TO WITHDRAW FROM MEDIATION

The Edmunds Law Firm, known as one of San Diego’s Best Family Law Firms, received a favorable decision from the court in a family law matter set in downtown San Diego Superior Court. The case involved a party who tried to avoid a stipulation to Mediate all issues in the case.

The Mediation had commenced and suddenly one of the parties who apparently did not like the early court rulings tried to exit the Mediation process. The Edmunds Law Firm opposed the motion to leave Mediation and the court ruled in favor of the Edmunds Law firm client. The ruling will save both time and money and allows the case to be resolved through the Mediation process.

Attorney Alan Edmunds has over 40 years of Family Law experience and is considered, One of the Best Divorce Lawyers in San Diego. He is a former Judge Pro Tem and has an active practice that helps clients with divorce matters and custody matters in California.

The Firm is very aggressive in the courtroom but seeks to resolve cases away from formal courtroom proceedings. Call 760.634.7630 if you would like to discuss your case. You can also visit us at alanedmunds.com – remember, ” experience makes the difference“.

DIVORCE FAVORABLE DECISION – CUSTODY & VISITATION

SAN DIEGO, CALIF

The Edmunds Law Firm received a huge victory following a contested divorce trial held in the South Bay court in San Diego. Attorney Greg Garrison appeared for the Firm. The trial lasted most of one day and included introduction of evidence, testimony and argument. Attorney Garrison had spent considerable time with our client in trial preparation the week prior.

What makes this case so compelling is that Attorney Garrision was successful in overturning a court ordered mediation report in favor for the opposing party on many key issues. After hearing argument and testimony the judge ruled that the mediators report should be overturned in favor of our client.

WE represented a mother who had primary custody but was dealing with an opposing party who continually ignored court orders and denied visitation orders. At the end of the trial the opposing party lost time with the child and was ordered to comply with court orders.

The Edmunds Law Firm is considered one of The Best Divorce Law Firms in San Diego. Attorney Alan Edmunds has been a lawyer for over 39 years and is a former Judge Pro Tem appointed by the San Diego Superior Court Family Law Division. Attorney Edmunds has represented professional athletes, business leaders and Active Duty Military Officers. He has appeared on CBS Evening News, talk shows and is a consultant to news wire services in the area of military divorce and national security clearance matters.

Call 760 634 7630 if you have questions about divorce or custody matters. Visit our web sites including alanedmunds.com or sandiegodivorceceneter.com

DENIAL OF DEPOSITION & ATTY FEES

VISTA SUPERIOR COURT

On a very contested custody case which has been litigated for over 18 mos, Julia Szafraniec for The Edmunds Law Firm won a favorable decision to stop further discovery and a request for $10,000 in atty fees following a contested court hearing. This is important because custody litigation is often very expensive and often continues for years. Attorney Szafraniec who has won numerous complex custody cases appeared for the Firm and performed her magic once again.

Litigants should not be subject to continuous fee awards in post judgment divorce hearing simply because they are successful in their career. Many cases resolve once the money stops flowing to attorneys.

If you are currently in contested litigation or about to begin a divorce call the Edmunds Law Firm. Attorney Alan Edmunds has been an attorney for 40 years and selected by the San Diego Superior Court to be a Judge Pro Tem. He hires litigation attorneys such as Ms. Szrafraniec who are aggressive trial attorneys to protect our clients rights and reach goals.

Call us at 760.634.7630 or visit alanedmunds.comto learn more about our Firm.

San Diego Family Law Custody Move Away

After a year of litigation The Edmunds Law Firm, a leading provider of Divorce and Custody legal representation in Southern California received a favorable decision in a move away case following trial. Attorney Julia Szafraniec for the Firm represented our client in her request to move out of state with her children. The case was litigated and evidence included testimony, written reports and declaration from a number of witnesses.

The opposing attorney filed numerous motions to delay the trial but they were denied by the Judge without argument. The Judge found on the merits that the mother had a right to move with the children and that the move away was in their best interest to start a new life in a different state.

The Edmunds Law Firm has helped many clients over a successful 35 years of business. Attorney Alan Edmunds, the founder, is a former Judge Pro Tem, and has over 35 years of national litigation experience. Mr. Edmunds trains his attorney’s to be aggressive in court and to litigate when needed. The Firm however utilizes private Mediation for the benefit of our clients when available. Call (760) 634-7630 and speak with our experienced litigation team. Visit us at alanedmunds.com for more information.

Favorable Decision

The case involved our client who was being denied visitation by the mother. Attorney Paula Phinney, from the Firm, requested an emergency order for overnight visitation for the father and after hearing argument and over the objection of the mother’s attorney, restored the fathers visitation.

 

March 13, 2015
San Diego Family Law Custody Move Away

After a year of litigation The Edmunds Law Firm, a leading provider of Divorce and Custody legal representation in Southern California received a favorable decision in a move away case following trial. Attorney Julia Szafraniec for the Firm represented our client in her request to move out of state with her children. The case was litigated and evidence included testimony, written reports and declaration from a number of witnesses.

The opposing attorney filed numerous motions to delay the trial but they were denied by the Judge without argument. The Judge found on the merits that the mother had a right to move with the children and that the move away was in their best interest to start a new life in a different state.

The Edmunds Law Firm has helped many clients over a successful 35 years of business. Attorney Alan Edmunds, the founder, is a former Judge Pro Tem, and has over 35 years of national litigation experience. Mr. Edmunds trains his attorney’s to be aggressive in court and to litigate when needed. The Firm however utilizes private Mediation for the benefit of our clients when available. Call 800 481 2526 and speak with our experienced litigation team. Visit us at alanedmunds.com for more information.


April 2013
The firm recently won an ex parte request for our client, Father, who simply wanted to spend a week’s holiday with his two children at a ski resort. The parties had been separated for 8 months, during which time Father was deployed as he is active-duty military. Father only had one precious week of leave, which he wanted to spend with the children. Mother did not want Father to spend the time with the children, instead insisting that his time be either supervised or that he return the children by 6 pm during the week. Mother claimed that Father had alcohol problems, when Father had no DUIs nor reprimands from his command. The court granted Father’s request despite vigorous argument from Mother’s attorney, and allowed Father to spend the week with the children at the resort, and cautioned Mother to prepare the children for the trip accordingly.


February 2013 – DCSS Child Support Modification and Arrears. Client had filed a motion for child support modification in 2011. The case was continued multiple times. The opposing party attempted to portray client as hiding his income and of having an income much higher than that declared, by hiring a private detective and filing numerous unfounded declarations. Despite our client having an established education and career path, the opposing party also tried to impute higher income by retaining a vocational evaluator. We were able to negotiate a child support amount, including a reasonable repayment plan for arrears that included interest on arrears at zero for the time period when our client was not working, thereby savings thousands in additional court fees and finally bringing closure for our client.


In December 2012, Attorney Paula Phinney of The Edmunds Law firm won another move-away case on behalf of the non-custodial parent/father after a two-day trial. Custodial parent/mother wanted to relocate to New York with the parties’ 4 children and wanted an award of child support, spousal support and attorney fees. Our client, the non-custodial parent objected to the move-away request. The court took into consideration the quality of schools in San Diego county versus the schools in New York, the custodial parent’s true reasons for the move, the custodial parent’s history of alcohol consumption and lack of efforts to find work, and denied the request to move-away, and also denied the request for spousal support and attorney fees.


In October 2012, Attorney Paula Phinney of The Edmunds Law Firm attended a hearing on child support, custody and spousal support, and was able to settle the entire matter, including division of assets and debts, thereby saving money for the client and keeping the case within the client’s budget for legal representation while achieving her stated goals for custody and support.


On October 4, 2012, Attorney Paula Phinney of The Edmund Law Firm successfully argued and won a move-away case to Guam against the non-custodial parent’s strenuous objections and opposition. Client/Mother was engaged to be remarried and her fiancé was stationed in Guam as he was in the military. Child in question was three years old.


Date of Decision: 8/21/12
A favorable outcome was awarded to our client in North County regarding the visitation of her child. Our client had been deployed and the opposing party was not allowing contact between our client and his child. Our client returned from deployment and after numerous requests, the opposing party was avoiding our client and refused to arrange time for him to see his child. During an ex parte hearing the judge awarded a positive decision to our client granting him a week worth of visits with the child prior to his next deployment. Additionally, our client was granted the ability to Skype with his child while deployed so they could continue bonding with each other. Our client was ecstatic.


Date of Decision: 8/29/12
The Edmunds Law Firm was awarded a favorable decision on a Request For Order hearing in North County regarding the custody and visitation of our client’s children. The opposing party lives out of state and wanted visits with his children, but had not seen them in over four years. The court awarded supervised therapeutic visits for the opposing party. Future visits were ordered to be supervised before moving to unsupervised in San Diego. Additionally, the costs of the supervised therapeutic visits were to be paid for by the opposing party. Our client was ecstatic with the outcome.


Date of Decision:7/3/12
The Edmunds Law Firm was retained by mom for a post judgment modification of custody and move away request to Arizona. Dad filed an Order to Show Cause in Vista Court to modify current custody and visitation order. The Edmunds Law Firm filed a companion Order to Show Cause for a move away request for mom. Mom is primary care giver. On 7/3/12, The Edmunds Law Firm appeared to defend dad’s request for modification of custody and visitation and argued our request for a move away. Judge issued written decision granting mom’s request to move with child to Arizona and denied dad’s request to modify custody and visitation.


Date of Decision:7/17/12
The Edmunds Law Firm was retained by mom for a post judgment move away request to Japan. Mom is primary care giver. Order to Show Cause motion was filed in El Cajon. On 7/17/12, The Edmunds Law Firm successfully argued the move away request and the Judge granted mom’s request to move to Japan with the child.


Date of Decision:7/16/12
The Edmunds Law Firm was retained by wife for a post judgment modification of spousal support. Order to Show Cause motion was filed in Vista. Wife was paying spousal support to husband. Wife was diagnosed with mental health issues and was forced to leave her job and go on disability. On 7/16/12, The Edmunds Law Firm successfully argued the Order to Show Cause and spousal support was set at zero and terminated.


Date of Decision:6/14/12
The Edmunds Law Firm was retained by dad for a dissolution action in Vista Court. On 6/14/12, Attorney Paula W. Phinney of The Edmunds Law Firm attended a Mandatory Settlement Conference and successfully negotiated and resolved all issue in the matter, including negotiating a spousal support order for 3 years only on a long term marriage payable from dad to mom. The marriage was long term lasting 16 years.


Date of Decision:7/17/12
A favorable outcome was rewarded to our client regarding the care and safety of his children. The opposing party was allowing their new husband, who is an illegal and undocumented alien, to drive the children places. The opposing party, after numerous requests, had not provided proof of license or proof of insurance. The opposing party was not allowing our client medical information, which he has rights to. During an ex parte hearing the judge awarded a positive decision to our client ordering that the children are only to be driven by a licensed and insured driver, and to share doctor and medical information of the children. This was a very important win to our client and he is very pleased.


Date of Decision:7/16/12
The Edmunds Law Firm was awarded a favorable decision, for child and spousal support as well as custody and visitation at the Downtown Family Law Court. The opposing party was only paying $2,000 in support and our attorneys were able to get the client another $1,000, bringing her support up to $3,000. The outcome of the hearing was in our client’s favor, and she was very pleased.


Date of Decision:7/9/12
The Edmunds Law Firm was awarded a favorable decision on an initial hearing on custody, visitation and support in North County. The opposing party wanted to only pay $400 a month for spousal support and wanted to impute income to mother. The outcome of the hearing was in our client’s favor; Primary custody was awarded to mother, along with $1,000 in spousal support, and no income imputed to mother.


Date of Decision:7/3/12
A favorable outcome was rewarded to our client regarding modification of custody and visitation. The opposing party had primary custody and the mother, our client, had only 1 overnight and 2 dinner visits. The decision was favorable rewarding the mother, our client, a joint 50/50 child custody arrangement. This was held in South Bay Chula Vista court.


Date of Decision:7/3/12
The Attorneys at The Edmunds Law Firm appeared at the Vista Court to defend the opposing party’s request for modification of custody and visitation as well as to argue our request for a move away. The judge issued a written decision granting our clients request to move to Arizona as she had a job offer there and is the child’s primary care giver.


Date of Decision: 3/19/12
City of Hearing: San Diego, CA
Issues before the court: Shared Physical Custody
City and state of client: San Diego, CA
Description: Evidentiary hearing: Joint Physical Custody.
Client Comments: “My family and I would like to thank you for all your help. I know you did your best yesterday to argue for our cause and we highly commend you for that.”


Date of Decision: 3/21/12
City of Hearing: San Diego, CA
Issues before the court: Opposing Party requesting sole legal and physical custody
City and state of client: San Diego, CA (currently deployed)
Description: Resulted in joint legal custody and 20% physical custody to our client
Client Comments: “Thank you so much for your help!”


Date of Decision: 3/19/12
City of Hearing: Chula Vista, CA
Issues before the court: Opposing Party requesting that minimum wage be imputed to our client’s income to reduce Spousal Support
City and state of client: Chula Vista, CA
Description: Judge ruled that no income will be imputed to our client and an order to increase Spousal Support to our client was made.


Civil Law
San Diego Superior Court
December 13, 2011

On December 13, 2011 the Law Firm received a favorable decision due to the outstanding trial advocacy of attorney Steve Smith with the firm. Attorney Smith appeared in a Civil Court for a Civil Restraining Order and at the conclusion of the moving parties evidence made a motion for a Directed Verdict.

A Directed Verdict is a highly unusual motion to make and simply states to the Court that the opposing party did not prove their case and the trial should not proceed. Mr. Smith’s motion was granted and thus our client saved a tremendous amount of time, money and anxiety. The Law Firm did not have to present any witnesses or offer any evidence. The Court concurred with Mr. Smith’s summary that the opposing party did not prove their cause of action and the Court granted a favorable decision for our client.

This is another example of a job well done by our attorney’s who travel nationally defending the interest of our client’s. Whether the case involves a National Security Clearance, Military law, Family law, and Criminal law issues, our staff of professionals is there to protect our clients to the fullest.

If we can be of service to you or a friend please do not hesitate to call us (800) 481-2526


Family Law
San Diego Superior Courthouse
Novenber 21, 2011

The Edmunds Law Firm, Family Law Division, is pleased to announce that we successfully negotiated a full and complete settlement on a complex custody and child support case that protected our client and kept him out of court and off the witness stand. The litigation has been ongoing for over 4 years. The settlement resulted in a great saving of time and money.


Family Law
San Diego Superior Courthouse
July 20, 2011

On July 20, 2011The Edmunds Law Firm obtained favorable orders from the court on a child support and child custody case that had been litigated for more than two years. The Edmunds Law Firm Attorney obtained orders changing custody of the children to his client as a result of the Mother’s recurring substance abuse issues. The Court also ordered the Mother to pay child support despite an argument made by her attorney that she did not have the ability to earn income. Both the client and the Edmunds Law Firm were pleased with the judge’s decision.


Family Law
San Diego Superior Courthouse
July 19, 2011

On July 19, 2011, during an emergency hearing The Edmunds Law Firm obtained court order granting sole physical and legal custody to his client and an order terminating visitation with the other parent pending examination and input from a mental health professional. Over objections from the opposing council, our attorney effectively strongly argued that any exposure to the other parent was detrimental to the welfare of the children. The court agreed and ruled in favor of The Edmunds Law Firm client who was pleased with the court’s decision.


San Diego Superior Courthouse
South County Division
May 26, 2011

At a hearing on May 26, 2011, The Edmunds Law Firm argued on a request for the Court to vacate unfair support and attorney’s fees orders made against a service member while he was on deployment. Our attorney was able, not only to have the orders for child support, spousal support and attorney’s fees reversed, but he obtained an order reducing the amount of support by over 40% by arguing that the other parent had the ability to earn much more income than she claimed that she could earn.

Please contact the Edmunds Law Firm at the toll free number, 1-800-481-2526, for your free half hour consultation.


San Diego Superior Courthouse
North County Division
March 2, 2011

Attorney Krystal Limon successfully argued the division of a military retirement on March 2, 2011. This matter was held at the San Diego Superior Courthouse, North County Division. This case involved the division of a military retirement as well as repayment of arrears from the date of retirement. The parties were divorced in 1994. In 1997, the parties entered a stipulation regarding division of assets and debts. As part of this agreement, the Wife’s interest in the Husband’s military retirement was to be calculated by Wife’s attorney and submitted to the Husband’s attorney who was to draft the final judgment. Neither party’s attorney followed through. Husband retired from the military in 2007 and began taking monthly payments. Wife retained The Edmunds Law Firm in October 2010.

Husband raised the issue Laches. Husband argued that Wife’s unreasonable delay in pursuing the division should prohibit her entitlement to arrearages. Husband claimed that Wife’s attorney should have finalized the division in 1997. He also claimed that Wife took no action between 1997 and 2007 to insure the division. Additionally, Husband also claimed that Wife was informed when he retired and again took no action. Husband cliaimed Wife’s first request to divide the retirement was in October 2010. Wife claimed she was not informed until 2009 of Husband’s retirement, and that since that time she attempted on several occasions to discuss with him and he would not agree to the division.

At the evidentiary hearing, live testimony was heard from both parties. The Court denied Husband’s Laches defense, and found that Wife was owed arrears from the date of Husband’s retirement to the present for her portion of the retirement. The Court also confirmed Wife’s monthly interest in the retirement going forward. The Court also ordered Husband to contribute $750 to Wife’s attorney’s fees.


San Diego Superior Courthouse
North County Division
March 2, 2011

The Edmunds Law Firm successfully settled all issues on March 2, 2011 in a dissolution matter. This was a marriage of two years wherein the Husband brought in excess of $70,000 of debt into the marriage. Husband’s counsel adamantly demanded that half of the debt be assigned to the Wife, made very low offers for spousal support and demanded that the Wife return the $12,000 engagement ring to Husband.

The case was litigated for several months as Husband and his counsel would not budge from their position. After argument regarding law and a potential favorable result for Wife at trial, the case resulted in settlement wherein Husband assumed all the debt including two years of unpaid income tax debt. Wife received an order for $1,400 per month on spousal support, kept the engagement ring, and Husband paid Wife’s attorney’s fees.


San Diego Superior Courthouse
Family Court Division
February 28, 2011

Attorney Krystal Limon successfully argued a post judgment arrears enforcement on February 28, 2011. This matter was held at the San Diego Superior Courthouse, Family Law Division. Wife retained The Edmunds Law Firm to file for arrears in November 2010.

Husband claimed an oral agreement was made in 2007 to settle spousal and child support arrears and current payments owed in exchange for his payment of enxpenses to the adult children. Since that time the parties did nto dispute that Husband had paid approximately $70,000 in expenses for the adult children. Husband provided two declarations from the adult children confirming the agreement. Husband also raised a Quantum Meruit claim for services rendered to Wife. Wife claimed there was no such agreement. After the hearing on the issue, the Court found there was no agreement and ordered arrearages, including interest, totally approximately $37,000. In addition, the Court denied Husband’s Quantum Meruit claim and ordered attorney’s fees for Wife in the amount of $1,000.


San Diego Superior Courthouse
East County Regional Center
December 29, 2010

The Edmunds Law Firm successfully stipulated to the dismissal of a restraining order. This matter was held at the San Diego Superior Courthouse, East County Regional Center on December 1, 2010. This case involved a restraining order request. Problems arose in the marriage in early 2010. Petitioner began to periodically vacate the community residence, and then officially moved out in November 2010. Petitioner made claims that Respondent was stalking her, tracking her vehicle, and had hired people to follow her. Attorney Krystal Limon successfully negotiated this matter and all charges and claims brought against Respondent were dismissed.


San Diego Superior Courthouse
North County Division
December 20, 2010

The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable ruling from the San Diego Superior Courthouse, North County Division. This case was a paternity action argued by attorney Krystal Limon. The case involved a request for change of custody and visitation of a three year old minor. Petitioner was previously awarded 36% custody. The Edmunds Law Firm successfully argued the change in custody to a 50% shared custody schedule.


Family Law
September 10, 2010
San Diego, California

On September 10, 2010, The Edmunds Law Firm achieved a huge favorable decision on a family law case. The issues that were presented to the court involved omitted assets from a divorce that occurred two years prior. The omitted assets which were in the possession of the husband, the opposing party, involved several thousands of dollars. Other issues that were litigated included spousal support and the allocation of other financial assets. The case was a difficult case because of the passage of time had created questions in the court’s mind about the request from the wife to take jurisdiction over the omitted asset and divide it amongst the parties.

The Edmunds Law Firm’s presentation in argument as well as through pleadings was persuasive and the court ordered the husband to pay his ex-wife 50% of the value of the omitted assets that were not preivously adjudicated. In addition, the client received a tremendous increase in support and the request for arrears on the support order was granted.


Family Law
August 4, 2010
San Diego, California

The Edmunds Law Firm represented a client in a custody/move away matter that was concluded after several months of litigation. The Edmunds Law Firm represented a client attempting to have her son return home to Nebraska after the opposing party filed a motion for a complete change in custody during a five week visit in San Diego. At an emergency hearing, the Court ordered an expedited trial on the issue and stated that it was inclined to grant the opposing party’s request based on the facts of the case.

At the trial, The Edmunds Law Firm obtained and order denying the opposing party’s request to change custody and ordered that the child return home to Nebraska.


Family Law
July 29, 2010
San Diego, California

The Edmunds Law Firm represented a client in a heavily litigated custody matter that was concluded by Mr. Edmunds after 14 months of litigation. Mr. Edmunds on the day of trial requested a chambers conference with the judge and the opposing attorney. He used the opportunity to explain to the judge how the case was being litigated and that he felt the case could be settled if the judge would provide a tenative ruling on the important issues. Mr. Edmunds was successful in reaching a full settlement for the issues on the calendar with the judge’s help. In this case experience certainly made a difference and our client was saved from a trial that would have lasted at least three days. If you or somone you know is involved in protracted litigation and you would like to conclude that matter call the Edmunds Law Firm. We can help.


Family Law/Probate
April 29, 2010
San Diego, California

Today, Attorney Edmunds received a court order on a case that had been litigated in the San Diego Superior Court for over two years. The trial concerned a petition to remove a feeding tube from a family member who had been in a coma for over 3 years. Mr. Edmunds represented the Conservator whom was requesting a court order to remove the feeding tube from a woman who had been in a vegetative state with no medical basis for recovery. Family members were divided and emotions ran high. The Judge ruled in favor of Attorney Edmunds and his client. As of this date, no appeal has been filed.


Family Law
February 25, 2010
San Diego, California

The Edmunds Law Firm recently represented a woman in a Post Judgment hearing involving her request for life insuance as security for payment of spousal support. This client had retained a previous law firm to handle the divorce and there was no provision contained in the Judgment for her to have the security of a life insurance policy in the envent of the untimely, premature death of her ex-husband.

The Edmunds Law Firm, an experienced family law firm in San Diego, accepted representation and filed a request that a life insurance premium be paid by the ex husband to the former wife. The case was favorably resolved with a Stipulation and Court Order that our client receive a monthly payment in addition to spousal support to be used as a premium payment for life insurance.