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Often custody and visitation matters are emotionally-charged issues for both the parents and the children, especially if litigation is required to settle differences.

In California, both spouses must submit to mandatory custody and visitation mediation prior to having a custody and visitation matter heard in Family Court. Despite this requirement, there are significant differences in the mediation process based on the county where the action was filed. For example, in San Diego, mandatory custody and visitation mediation through Family Court Services is non-confidential. What that means, on a practical level, is if the parents do not reach an agreement at mediation, the mediator will issue recommendations to the judge regarding what parenting arrangements the mediator thinks is in the best interest of the child or children.

  • Why do local families trust Fair Cadora, APC?

  • We focus on positive, non-contentious solutions.

  • We work to protect every member of the family.

  • We use 20+ years' experience to your advantage.

  • We avoid the courtroom whenever possible.

  • Attorney Fair is a Bar Certified Family Law Specialist - which means she is a recognized legal expert in the area of family law.

Because the custody and visitation mediation in San Diego County is non-confidential, it is important that parents be well-prepared. Speaking with a qualified San Diego divorce attorney should be your first step when deciding custody and visitation arrangements.

You do not have to face a custody issue alone. Get the caring, personalized counsel your family needs. Call 619-255-8500 to speak to our team at Fair Cadora, APC and learn more about how we can help you.
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Our legal team includes a Bar Certified Family Law Specialist, which means Attorney Lauren Fair has gone through extensive credentialing and training to become one of few recognized legal experts in the state of California. Out of nearly 200,000 active and certified attorneys in the entire state, only 1,200 attorneys have pursued a Specialized Bar Certification in the field of family law. As a result, Attorney Fair is considered to be a specialized legal expert in the field of family law and is consistently on the cutting-edge of legal representation in this specific area of practice.

Additionally, Attorney Cadora is our firm's founding partner and brings a wealth of legal experience to the table. He also serves as a Pro Tem Settlement Conference Judge, where he volunteers his free hours with attorneys and clients to reach peaceful settlements, rather than vicious courtroom battles. As a trial attorney and Pro Tem judge, his in-depth understanding of the inner workings of the courtroom can be used as an advantage for clients.

Divorce Done Differently
Our firm’s motto is “Divorce Done Differently” which represents our approach to every family law case.
The meaning behind our motto is that we approach every case with an eye for settlement but we are pit bulls in court in the event the other side is being unreasonable. We are aggressive yet reasonable and our unique approach has served our clients well over the years.

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What Makes Our Firm Right for You?

  • Attorney Fair is a Bar Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Passion for the law and for people
  • Provide sound, truthful, objective legal advice
  • Focus on alternative dispute resolution methods
  • Prepared to fiercely litigate on your behalf
  • Prepare for all hearings, trials, or negotiations

Real Client Testimonials

“She is not afraid to go toe to toe in the court room against opposing counsel and she made my ex and her counsel look vastly unprepared and downright foolish at times. Lauren paid attention to every detail and worked hard to keep costs down in what I would consider a high conflict divorce. Lauren is extremely trustworthy, so much I trusted her to represent me in court even while I was deployed overseas, which speaks volumes about her character.”
- Rob M., Former Client

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