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For more than a decade, Attorney Stephen V. Smith has practiced family law, helping clients navigate complex legal disputes such as divorces, child custody and support cases, property division disputes, the drafting of marital agreements, and more. 

We know that, during family law disputes, emotions can run high. Our team is dedicated to providing you with a legal strategy that is tailored to your needs and acting as a shoulder you can lean on. We are a powerful voice that will advocate for your rights in and out of court. 

Stephen is familiar with the California divorce process — he's been through a divorce himself. The experience of representing his own interests in a contentious divorce and child custody battle led Stephen to take up the practice of family law, inspiring him to help others going through similarly challenging times. 

Now, more than a decade later, Stephen has successfully litigated hundreds of contentious divorce, custody, domestic violence, child/spousal support, high-asset division, and marital agreement cases in San Diego. His experience working in San Diego County allows our team a unique insight into how certain judges or courts may handle cases, helping us design effective legal strategies for each and every one of our clients. 

In addition to a history of service in and out of the courtroom, Stephen also served as a member of the United States Navy. When his ship, the USS Tripoli, was struck by a 500 pound floating mine in operation Desert Storm, he was honorably discharged after receiving the Combat Action Ribbon. Stephen's military experience not only motivates us to offer discounted services to military members and veterans, but also enables Stephen to leverage that experience and discipline on behalf of his clients in the courtroom. 

Stephen founded Smith Family Law, APC in 2017 after serving as a senior associate at one of San Diego's top family law firms for many years. With a continuous focus on remaining at the cutting edge of family law, we're not only here to stay — we're just getting started. 

To schedule a consultation with our team and receive the representation that you deserve for your family law case, contact us online or call (619) 431-3131.

“Very professional office, excellent communication, and did excellent representation.”

- Angel C.
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