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Helping San Diego Couples And Families Set Important Legal Plans

At our law firm of Goforth Family Law & Mediation, we help our San Diego neighbors at every stage of the family relationship, from setting forth premarital agreements to overseeing divorce mediation. We take a compassionate approach to these many milestones, understanding no two couple or family situations are the same.

Reaching any legal agreement is an important step in both establishing shared plans for common ground, and making clear preparations for an unexpected future. We’re here as a source of confident guidance and unbiased mediation to help make otherwise complicated family law processes a lot less stressful—helping you achieve a fair and agreeable outcome together.

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Paula J. Goforth

Lead Counsel/Owner

Led By A Family Attorney Who Cares

Paula was born in San Francisco, California, and raised in the Bay Area. As a resident of San Diego since 1996, she brings more than 20 years of family law experience to couples throughout the county.

In 2000, Paula received her Juris Doctorate from Western Sierra School of Law. She was initially certified to practice in the Juvenile Dependency Court, which she did between 2004 and 2010. Then, in 2012, she also became certified by the California State Board of Legal Specialization as a Legal Specialist in the area of Family Law. She is also certified as a Mediation Specialist.

Bringing a wealth of professional and personal experience to the table, Paula is adept at helping her clients navigate the complex and often emotional issues that they are confronted with in matters of family law. She is able to clearly explain the legal issues and procedural hurdles that they may face, so they are well equipped to understand and make decisions regarding their case. Her goal is to serve the best interest of her clients, and to settle cases as amicably as possible. If litigation is necessary, Paula can get the job done.

Paula continues to educate herself regarding matters of family law and mediation. Learn more about attorney Paula J. Goforth.

Compassionate About Giving You Our Fullest Support

Goforth Family Law & Mediation’s paralegal, Matt is a southern California native who lives with his daughter in North County. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from CSU Long Beach and obtained his paralegal certificate from UC San Diego. Matt’s excellent communication skills, keen attention to detail, and strong project management skills help our attorneys to provide high-quality, cost-effective legal services to our clients. Matt’s dedication and willingness to go the extra mile for our clients make him an invaluable member of our team.

Learn more about paralegal Matt Ryan.

Together, Paula and Matt work closely with couples taking the necessary steps to establish fair groundwork for their upcoming marriage or divorce. Call Goforth to discuss how our compassionate services can ease your way through these important legal agreements at 760-477-8595.

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Matt Ryan

Paralegal