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JWB Family Law, led by Jane Wesley Brooks, CFLS, offers specialized expertise in family law, including separation and divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support (alimony), paternity, domestic violence restraining orders, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and asset and property division.

Practice Areas

JWB Family Law supports you every step of the way by providing expertise related to divorce proceedings, separation agreements, property settlements, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. 
Numerous factors play into the determination of the best interests of the child regarding child support and custody. Our experienced family law attorneys know how to prove your merit in each of these factors to put your best parenting foot forward.  
To ensure a proper distribution, it is essential that every asset be properly identified as community property or separate property and accurately valued. We can help by making sure every asset is disclosed by your spouse and properly appraised. 
Whether seeking or challenging child and spousal support, you will need an experienced divorce lawyer to persuasively argue the facts and law that support your position.  
We will work with you in a confidential and respectful manner when assisting with issues related to establishing paternity and child custody, visitation, and support.
JWB Family Law will work with you to file or defend against a domestic violence restraining order with the courts, in a timely and professional manner.
Time, money, and emotional energy may be saved by pursuing mediation. Our family law attorneys will counsel and represent you throughout the process. 
If you or your spouse is a member of the military, your divorce needs to be handled differently than civilians. We will help you understand your rights and responsibilities. 

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 marriagechild 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.