El Centro, California — The JWB Family Law Firm, with offices in San Diego and Temecula, has expanded to include a satellite office in the border town of El Centro, CA. Located just a few miles north of Mexicali, El Centro is the easternmost border town between the United States and Mexico. It’s also the largest city and county seat of the Imperial Valley. Major employers in the area include local, state and federal agencies and agricultural businesses.
Despite an annual rainfall total of under 3 inches, much of the desert landscape surrounding El Centro has been transformed into verdant farmland, thanks to water supplied by the Colorado River. Seasonal migrant workers flow across the Mexican border between November and March to harvest the crops, returning to their homes in Mexico for the off-season.
The year-round population stands at approximately 50,000, with an estimated 77% of the residents listed as part of a family. At approximately 9%, the divorce rate in El Centro is in line with the national average and affirms the need for a respected law firm that specializes in divorce, property division, child and spousal support and more. The city is the newest location for a branch of esteemed JWB Family Law.
Jane Wesley Brooks, CFLS, owner and proprietor of JWB Family Law, has earned the prestigious designation of Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated lawyer. Attorneys who’ve been awarded the AV Preeminent rating have been judged by their peers as possessing the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills and ethical standards.
Ms. Brooks and her colleagues strive to make the divorce process as smooth as possible for their clients, focusing on settling matters out of court whenever possible. They are now available to assist the citizens of El Centro with all their family law matters.
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The Importance of the CFLS Designation
A Certified Family Law Specialist, or CFLS, is an attorney who has obtained certification in the standards of California family law and demonstrated optimal legal competence. Attorneys who obtain this certification have specific expertise in all aspects of family law, which includes divorce or the dissolution of marriage, child and spousal support, child custody, and temporary restraining orders, among other areas of emphasis.
Not every attorney practicing family law has obtained this certification. In fact, the designation remains relatively rare—there are fewer than 2,000 CFLS attorneys in California and fewer than 200 in San Diego.