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Divorce in La Mesa, California

Law Offices of Richard G. Freed, Esq.

(619) 667-9000

9001 Grossmont Blvd #605 La Mesa CA 91941

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Business Description


Richard G. Freed, Esq. has offered realistic, practical solutions for people facing complex family law issues since 1990. Emphasizing favorable, cost effective resolutions in every case, including "high conflict" child custody disputes, Attorney Freed strives to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of assets, debts and investments in every case. Every family law client who has become embroiled in complex divorce litigation is afforded a no nonsense, practical, and truly viable set of options to resolve their dispute. Mr. Freed has established a reputation within the legal community as a tenacious advocate who puts the needs of each client first. With more than three decades of family law experience, his clients have the security and confidence that everything will be handled correctly, with the highest degree of ethics and professionalism. Attorney Freed is able to litigate when necessary, but will first explore the possibility of a settlement, devoting resources to various types of alternate dispute resolution. Offering pro active options on each new case, clients are given effective straightforward ways to start and finish every phase of the case, including specialized areas, such as psychological evaluations, extended mediations, and other methods of dispute resolution with excellent results in a large percentage of cases.

Mission Statement

To provide La Mesa quality Divorce Attorney assistance as a Divorce, Child Custody Attorney, Child Support and Restraining Orders.

Law Offices of Richard G. Freed, Esq. meeting your Divorce Attorney needs since 1990.

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I was referred to Richard Freed when I was going through a very ugly divorce. I had started out with a different attorney who didn't seem to care about my concerns at all and only seemed to be in it for the money. Mr. Freed was the answer to my prayers. He was "a good listener," compassionate, and showed great communication skills in and out of court. In court, he was confident, driven and clearly showed his passion and knowledge of the law. I highly recommend Richard Freed.


Monica from El Cajon, Ca   9/17/2023 6:44:07 PM

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Law Offices of Richard G. Freed, Esq. is a law office located in La Mesa, CA. Established in 1990, this family lawyer, divorce lawyer, and child custody attorney specializes in many different divorce and family law cases.

Law Offices of Richard G. Freed, Esq. offers assistance with divorce, restraining orders, paternity, child custody, child support, spousal support, and many more.

For more information on Law Offices of Richard G. Freed, Esq., please call (619) 667-9000 or visit their website at freedfamilylawattorney.com to view more legal services.

Key Contacts

Richard G. Freed, Esq.

Principal, Attorney


1) Family Law

Family law is an area of law that includes each person's rights, obligations and legally available remedies for resolution of conflicts created giving rise to disputed issues concerning marriage and divorce, custody rights of unwed parents (paternity), domestic partnerships (same sex couples), child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, division of assets, debts, retirements, civil and military pension benefits, disability, federal and state tax liabilities, payment of attorney fees, disposition of family residence, and ownership of business interests, as well as specialized matters such as adoption, abduction, kidnapping, child abuse, restraining orders, domestic violence, enforcement and everything else covered within the California Family Code.


2) Spousal Support

Spousal support, formerly called alimony, is a court order that requires one spouse to pay a specific amount of money to the other spouse. State law governs the amount and duration that a court may compel a party to provide spousal support to the other party. The factors used by a court for a legal determination of temporary spousal support (prior to entry of Judgment) and permanent support (after Judgment has been granted) are quite different. On application of either party for spousal support, the court may decide to increase or decrease the amount to be paid, but only upon a showing that there has been a substantial and material change of circumstances to justify an order changing the original award of support. Except in rare cases, spousal support will terminate upon death of either party or when the recipient re-marries. Courts may also reduce spousal support payments down to zero if it finds such an order is needed to avoid a harsh and inequitable result. The Court may award permanent or temporary support to a man or woman, considering the following factors:
The actual need;
Ability to pay;
The duration of the marriage;
The age of the parties;
The physical health of the parties;
The emotional health of the parties;
The standard of living established in the marriage and the likelihood that each party can maintain a reasonably comparable standard of living;
The earning capacities of the parties;
The educational levels of the parties;
The vocational skills of the parties;
The employability of the parties;
The amount of time a party has been absent from the job market;
The custodial responsibilities for minor children of the party seeking spousal support;
The time and expense needed by a party to acquire a sufficient education or training to enable a party to become employed, and the availability of training and employment.
The opportunity for future acquisitions of capital assets and income;
The history of the non-financial contributions to the marriage by each party including contributions to the care and education of the children and interruption of personal careers or educational opportunities;
The history of the financial contributions to the marriage by each party including contributions to the care and education of the children and interruption of personal careers or educational opportunities;
The equitable distribution of property ordered and any payouts on equitable distribution, directly or indirectly, out of current income, to the extent this consideration is reasonable, just and fair; and
Any other factors which the court may deem relevant.


3) Child Custody


4) Divorce

A court decree that terminates a marriage; also known as marital dissolution.

A divorce decree establishes the new relations between the parties, including their duties and obligations relating to property that they own, support responsibilities of either or both of them, and provisions for any children.When a marriage breaks up, divorce law provides legal solutions for issues that the Husband and Wife are unable to resolve through mutual cooperation. Historically, the most important question in a divorce case was whether the court should grant a divorce. When a divorce was granted, the resolution of continuing obligations was simple: The wife was awarded custody of any children, and the husband was required to support the wife and children.

Modern divorce laws have inverted the involvement of courts. The issue of whether a divorce should be granted is now generally decided by one or both of the spouses. Contemporary courts are more involved in determining the legal ramifications of the marriage breakup, such as spousal maintenance, child support, and child custody. Other legal issues relating to divorce include court jurisdiction, antenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and the right to obtain a divorce. State laws govern a wide range of divorce issues, but district, county, and family courts are given broad discretion in fixing legal obligations between the parties.

Serving Area:

La Mesa, San Diego, Chula Vista, Del Mar, Vista, La Jolla, Carlsbad, National City, Solana Beach, Lakeside

County

San Diego

Serving Zip Codes:

91941, 92101, 92020, 92130, 92037, 92117, 92121, 92021, 91950, 92113, 92091

Latitude

32.773021


Longitude

-117.0033918


Year Established

1990


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Areas Of Practice:

Divorce

Child Custody Attorney

Child Support

Restraining Orders

Divorce Services

Spousal Support

Family Law Attorney

Family Lawyer

Divorce Attorney

Paternity

Aggressive

Enforcement

Military Divorce

Family Residence

Contempt Of Court

Business Valuation

Fiduciary Duties

Declarations Of Disclosure

Attorney Fee Sanctions

Federal And State Tax Liabilities


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I was referred to Richard Freed when I was going through a very ugly divorce. I had started out with a different attorney who didn't seem to care about my concerns at all and only seemed to be in it for the money. Mr. Freed was the answer to my prayers. He was "a good listener," compassionate, and showed great communication skills in and out of court. In court, he was confident, driven and clearly showed his passion and knowledge of the law. I highly recommend Richard Freed.


Monica from El Cajon, Ca   9/17/2023 6:44:07 PM

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Divorce is a difficult life challenge convoluted by a legal process that is largely unknown to us as we attempt to navigate a path to our desired goal - the dissolution of marriage. Due to this convoluted system, it leaves us not knowing what we don't know, so we seek good counsel and expect certain results. Thankfully, I sought the help of Attorney Richard Freed and, due to his exceptional counsel, survived an extremely difficult journey along the tumultuous and chaotic road to divorce. Unfortunately for me, my ex-wife sought guidance from the most greedy and unethical attorney imaginable, attempting to take everything she could at each turn, to include precious time with my son, with the vengeful intent to harm me for finally having the guts to leave our failed marriage after years of co-habitation and misery. It was a battle unlike anything I've ever experienced (and Iíve been through a lot). Along the way, I had to fire two previously retained attorneys who were incapable of handling my case, who had wasted thousands of my dollars and precious time, and who accomplished little of substance in the previous year prior to my discovery of Mr. Freed. During the first meeting with Richard, I knew he was extremely capable and the attorney who could get the divorce finalized ethically, timely and ensure an equitable settlement for all parties, per California family law. From the beginning, he was professional, knowledgeable, experienced, extremely capable, and unlike the others, genuinely cared about helping me through the process, promising to ďget it done.Ē Further, Richard was extremely helpful with child custody matters, where his experience in this field was of tremendous value and really showed. He provided recommendations for child counseling and guidance that helped me navigate the difficult challenges I was facing in dealing with my previously mandated visitation schedule that, up to this point, was being frustrated by my ex-wife at every opportunity. Worse, my son was being manipulated and the frustration of the visitation schedule was causing tremendous strain in my relationship with him. According to Mr. Freed, my case and the people involved were unlike anything he had seen in 27 years. Immediately, he drafted a clear path forward knowing the level of stress I was under and the much-needed help I was desperately seeking, making the personal commitment to see this through to the end. Opposing counsel constantly tried to delay the process, as had been the pattern for months, churning out countless hours for personal gain. Yet, because of his perseverance and expertise, Richard managed to finalize a Marriage Settlement Agreement (MSA) in just six months, in spite of the opposing side not negotiating in good faith and purposely causing delays, my ex-wife avoiding meetings and phone calls, the opposing attorney freezing assets without justification and continuously sending threatening letters to muddy the legal waters and increase billable hours, along with other unethical behavior too lengthy to explain. As the MSA was being finalized, I again saw how invaluable Richard was and the command he had for family law, especially in comparison to the opposing counsel. For example, my ex-wifeís attorney was confused about very simple items in Mr. Freedís draft settlement agreement and demanded that language be omitted or changed that is basic to all MSAs. Richard painfully guided the settlement process along while exhibiting an impressive depth of knowledge in all areas, especially in that of child custody. Additionally, and equally as important, he was well versed in the financial aspects of the division of marital assets, including taxation, domestic resolution orders, real estate, income and expense declarations, and monthly support estimations. Without doubt, if it weren't for Mr. Freedís exceptional counsel, I would still be shackled to a horrible woman who tried her best to ruin me. I will forever be indebted to Richard for his counsel and guidance, and certainly canít thank him enough for all his hard work, perseverance, and dedication. Hiring him was one of the smartest decisions I've ever made.


Mark Duffer from Carlsbad, Ca   7/15/2017 5:55:09 PM

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My divorce was ugly, plain and simple. I married a bully and was a victim of domestic violence. When I left, my ex sought to destroy me with false allegations that I was the abuser leading to temporary restraining orders that prevented me from seeing our child for months. She wanted full legal and physical custody, and wanted to ruin my career and finances. She hired a very well known and expensive attorney. Unfortunately for her, I hired Richard G Freed. The series of events that followed were of surgical precision, with Mr. Freed helping me navigate the complex legal world that I had never been a part of in my entire life. The TRO was dismissed and I got joint physical and legal custody as I wanted. Mr. Freed's strategy and questioning in the courtroom were on point. His language nuanced, firm, and teased out the critical details that revealed the truth behind the lies of my ex and all her witnesses. You never know what the other attorney will say in the courtroom, so you need to have someone on your side with a razor sharp mind, and that comes not just from intelligence but from experience. Richard G Freed is the veteran you want on your side.


James from La Jolla   3/20/2017 7:48:09 PM

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Mr. Freed is a BOSS in the courtroom. I was involved in a very contentious child custody case. My ex came from a family of lawyers and she retained one of the best, most experienced, well connected lawyers in all of S. California. Having never been in the courtroom before, I became a nervous wreck and started having anxiety attacks which only further hurt my case. Then I was referred to and retained the legal services of Richard Freed and my situation improved dramatically. He was compassionate, articulate, extremely intelligent, funny, and knew exactly what to do and say in and out of the courtroom to advocate for me and the best interests of my children. Whether negotiating matters outside of court or inside the courtroom, Richard Freed is the prize fighter you want in your corner.


Steven from Scripps Ranch, Ca   12/1/2016 4:15:47 PM

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I was introduced to Mr. Freed by a mutual friend. From the moment I met him, I knew my search for a professional attorney that would fight for me was over. My state of mind at the time was fragile from a destructive relationship. Mr. Freed took the time to get to know me. Not only was he professional, but he was kind, compassionate, and truly cared about me and my daughter. Mr. Freed is smart! His ability to read people is extraordinary. He is a dedicated professional that leaves no stone unturned. It's impressive to work with someone that is funny, kind, compassionate, and a bulldog when needed. I highly recommend Mr. Freed to anyone in need of a Family Law Attorney.


Christina from Escondido   11/30/2016 11:16:53 AM

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I know Richard Freed because he represented me in my family law case. Not only is Mr. Freed a winner and win we did he does so in a very elegant fashion. I thought I was watching Tom Hanks in a few good men. His words are conducted in a manner that other attorney's are not equipped to handle. His arguments are very persuasive and as a law student it was a joy being able to watch such a beast in court. Mr. Freed is a very funny and charismatic individual in and out of the court room and it has been a pleasure getting to know him over the years.


Masuad from San Diego, California   10/22/2016 12:40:51 AM

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Mr. Freed has been our family law attorney since 1992. He is the most well respected attorney in San Diego. Mr. Freedís professionalism and ability to resolve the most difficult and stressful situations is outstanding. Richard is smart and concise, he is very powerful with his words leaving no stone unturned. When the heat is turned up in the court room you want the Tiger on your side. He doesnít mess around and will fight for what is in the best interest of his client. Richard is caring, passionate, dedicated, knowledgeable and an excellent attorney. I would not step in the court room without him. He has gone above and beyond for my family and I through our tough times. I couldnít be more grateful. There are no word to thank him enough.


Michelle Kirby from San Diego Ca   9/5/2016 2:30:29 PM

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Richard Freed is a strong advocate for father's rights. His years of experience were evident in the way he readily moved my case through a legal system that is seemingly designed to place fathers at a disadvantage. Mr. Freed always returned my calls in a timely manner and kept me up to date on the progress of my case. As a member of the U.S. Armed Forces I always felt like my case was being handled professionally even when duty called me away. I highly recommend Mr. Freed for anyone who is facing divorce/child custody proceedings.


Dennis C. from La Mesa, Ca.   8/29/2016 8:22:29 PM

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Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


Christian Lassen from Philadelphia Pa   4/30/2014

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I endorse this lawyer. Richard lives up to his client endorsements among his professional colleagues. He is from good family and knows the law.


Peter Mueller from San Marcos Ca   4/30/2014

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Sunday: CLOSED
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Wednesday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
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9001 Grossmont Blvd #605, La Mesa, CA 91941