San Diego Family Law Center

San Diego Family Law Center

The San Diego Family Law Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality of Family Law practice. If you are going through a separation/divorce, have child custody/support issues, or need to make an emergency order, we are here to help.

Firm Overview

The San Diego Family Law Center is a dedicated family law practice with over 32 years of combined experience that is open 24 hours and 7 days a week. We are located in the Symphony Towers, in the heart of Downtown San Diego. We provide free consultations for all new cases and services for Separation, Divorce, Spousal Support, Child Custody, Child Support, Modifications, and Emergency Orders. If you are not sure what kind of services you need, please reach out to us to determine what services you may need.
Main Office
Main Office
750 B Street
Suite 2510
San Diego  CA  92101
  • (619) 658-0445
  • (619) 354-1798


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Office Information

Office Hours
Open 24/7
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
Spanish and English
Child Custody
San Diego Family Law Center is the place you can reach out to for immediate help from experts, across a wide range of family law practice areas.
When the rights and responsibilities associated with marriage end, the same cannot be said in regard to the parent-child relationship. California wants to ensure that children do not suffer financial hardship as a result of a divorce, legal separation, or annulment - or because one of two parents never married simply foregoes to give any financial help in raising his/her child.

Thus, child support payments can be required, generally from the parent with the higher income, to help with general living expenses, medical bills, daycare services, extracurricular activities, and other costs involved in raising a child.

The determination of the amount of child support depends on numerous factors, including current salary of each parent, earning capacity of each parent, and the cost of living where the child resides. An experienced family law attorney can walk you through all of the legal complexities to ensure a fair child support determination.

Children's Law

When DCFS receives a report of alleged abuse or neglect of a child by his or her parents, the parent (or legal guardian) will be expected to attend a hearing to answer the charge. It is critical you never attend such a DCFS hearing alone or without sound advice from a family law lawyer.

And even after the hearing, DCFS will monitor your home life for up to 6 months. A Child Service Worker could recommend against you at any time during that 6 months. DCFS can often take children away from parents, cancel parental rights, and send children to foster care or give custody to relatives.

If you are facing a DCFS investigation, don't take it lightly. Get a good family law lawyer fighting on your side as early as possible.
At San Diego Family Law Center, we understand how difficult it can be to wade through the legal technicalities of divorce and other family law issues alone.
California is a "no fault divorce state," meaning that no special violation or particular act has to be committed to allow a divorce. One spouse merely needs to file for divorce and say they have "irreconcilable differences" with their spouse.

Navigating the paperwork and court processes of a divorce can sometimes be troublesome, but the most difficult part comes with issues of child custody and visitation, child support and spousal support, and division of marital "community" property.

At San Diego Family Law Center, we have detailed knowledge of the ins and outs of California divorce law, and we have deep experience in helping our clients navigate all the issues that typically come up during a divorce process.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

When you have an important family matter that needs the attention of a skilled attorney, where do you go?

The fact is, there are numerous family law firms in San Diego and the surrounding areas, but it's also a fact that many of these firms offer less than optimal service and may lack the expertise to truly serve you well.

At San Diego Family Law Center, we don't take you for granted, but we give you good reasons to prefer our firm above the competition. We strive for 100% client satisfaction every day, and our high marks on Yelp and elsewhere both on and off line (along with the large percentage of new clients we gain via referral from past clients) shows we are meeting our lofty goals.

Mike Taibi

Mr. Taibi graduated from the prestigious liberal arts school, Davidson College, with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, in 1989. With a concentration in pre-law classes as part of his undergraduate studies, Mr. Taibi achieved the top 5% of those taking the LSAT, the entry examination for law school. While he attended college, Mr. Taibi was very active in college government, holding leadership positions such as Treasurer and President of his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.

In 1992, Mr. Taibi earned his Juris Doctorate degree at California Western School of Law. While attending law school, Mr. Taibi was the law clerk for one of the top family law attorneys in San Diego County. Thereafter, Mr. Taibi practiced as an attorney for a time with a well known family law firm in San Diego. During these first years, Mr. Taibi received an invaluable practical education in what it means to be an attorney and how to best represent clients in the most trying situations. Mr. Taibi was admitted to practice law in the State of California in 1992, and walked into a Family Law Courtroom the very next day after his acceptance into practice and began litigating, winning his very first hearing. In 1993, Mr. Taibi started his own law firm and has successfully handled hundreds of family law matters throughout his long career, and has attended thousands of court appearances as a litigator, throughout California.

Mr. Taibi is authorized to practice in all Courts of California, including all State Courts, as well as all Federal District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts, and the Supreme Court of California and all Courts of Appeal. He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of California and the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar, San Diego County Bar Association, and National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

Mr. Taibi is a caring, compassionate, knowledgeable and aggressive advocate for his clients and has been recognized as a Top 10 Attorney and honored by such organizations as the American Society of Legal Advocates. He has also served as a mediator and arbitrator for disputes. His vast experience and knowledge of the law in many different areas has given him a unique perspective as to the complexity of family law cases and how to best resolve matters for his clients.

To effectively and best represent the interests of a family law client requires that an attorney have vast experience in, and knowledge of, many different areas of law, areas that crossover in many family law cases. Many areas of practice are involved in family law matters. Most family law attorneys do not have the requisite knowledge and experience in litigation of different areas of law, such as Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Contracts Disputes, Real Property, Business Law, Bankruptcy, Probate, and Immigration. Mr. Taibi has not only represented and/or counseled clients in thousands of matters, but he is also greatly experienced as a litigator in these different practice areas.

Mr. Taibi has successfully handled countless divorces; child and custody disputes; move away cases; 730 custody evaluations; child support and spousal support disputes, including complaints brought by the Department of Child Support Services; juvenile court matters; domestic violence disputes and temporary and permanent restraining orders; adoptions; disputes over characterization and division of assets and debts, including high asset cases and those involving Chapter 7, 11, 12 and/or 13 bankruptcies; attorney’s fees and sanctions requests; motions for contempt for failure to follow court orders; preparation of qualified domestic relations orders dividing retirement and/or pension plans, including military retirement; probate cases, involving conservatorships, guardianships, and elder abuse; and has prepared, and given advice regarding, wills and trusts.

He has also represented many clients in defending against felonies and misdemeanors in both state and federal courts, criminal domestic violence cases and protective orders, DUI's with and without injury, theft, violent crimes, drug crimes. He has successfully handled clients’ DMV hearings, and countless licensure and other administrative proceedings.

Mr. Taibi is very familiar with different cultures and has represented many diverse individuals. He hails from a family of immigrants, and has lived and traveled abroad, extensively in Europe and Asia. He has also had business dealings overseas and has a background in international law, as well as a profound understanding of immigration issues and the possible effects on a client’s family law case.

Mr. Taibi has represented numerous clients who are active in, or retired from, the military, and he understands the nuances and complexities involved with family law matters involving military personnel.

Mr. Taibi is also very familiar with business law and matters involving corporations and contracts and has represented many clients in civil litigation, and injury accidents.

It is necessary to be proficient in all of these areas to properly evaluate family law cases and represent clients in the most effective and best possible way, to strategize properly and to analyze all options and/or consequences one may have, or have to face, and to best advise clients so that they fully understand and appreciate their rights and obligations under the law. Mr. Taibi has spent many years learning and practicing all of these areas of law and honing his skills to be the consummate counselor to his clients. As a result, Mr. Taibi is a highly gifted litigator and counselor for over 25 years as a practicing attorney, respected by attorneys and judges alike, and has the knowledge and experience to properly handle the most complex family law cases.
  • Bar Number: 160041
    California , 1992
  • Davidson College
    BA , 1989
  • California Western School of Law
    JD , 1992

Joshua Baskin

Attorney Joshua M. Baskin is a top-rated attorney on Avvo and has been rated a Top-10 Attorney for Client Satisfaction. Mr. Baskin is a strong advocate for ensuring the rights of parents and children alike. Coming from a strong family values background he understands the importance of working towards optimizing the benefits of the party he serves in each family matter he is handling.

Mr. Baskin earned his Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School with a Certificate in International and Comparative law. Upon graduating, Mr. Baskin launched his legal career in the Inland Empire with a heavy focus on criminal and family law matters. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Baskin expanded his reach into Orange and Los Angeles Counties covering a multitude of matters utilizing his extensive background and compassion in addressing the intricacies of divorce, custody and visitation issues, support issues, division of property, paternity and establishing parental rights, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, as well as guardianships and modifications of orders and all other facets of the family law arena.

In addition, Mr. Baskin has extensive experience in handling both civil and domestic violence restraining orders. The restraining order process, from the temporary order (TRO) to full hearing can take a heavy toll on the parties. Added an accusation of domestic violence in a family law matter, the consequences can be devastating, especially for the issuance of a protective order into the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS). The right representation is of utmost importance in both obtaining a restraining order, or defending you against one that may be sought against you. The effects that a restraining order have are far reaching and having an attorney like Mr. Baskin is intrical to ensure it is handled vigorously, passionately and with the utmost of care.

While pursuing his legal degree Mr. Baskin was a valuable extern with two top judges in the Inland Empire obtaining an instrumental exposure to family law cases and the justice system. During this time, Mr. Baskin discussed all aspects of the Judge’s cases, providing research assistance on intricate and multi-faceted matters. As well as, providing input and involved in discussions on various matters. The exposure during this time gave Mr. Baskin an invaluable view of the family law field and provided him excellent tutelage and guidance on how to approach cases, clients and the Court.

Mr. Baskin, being born and raised in Southern California, understands the needs of the community in which he so enthusiastically serves. After attending the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. After several years of working as a marketing executive, Mr. Baskin’s passion to advocate for those within his community drew him into the legal world, which drove him to obtain his Juris Doctorate. Mr. Baskin has drawn from his own experiences and those around him to advocate for what he believes is right, fair and justice. Mr. Baskin has taken from his business experience in understanding of meeting and exceeding client expectations and turned this drive towards the vigorous representation he provides to his clientele. Mr. Baskin is diligent and provides a high-quality and strong representation to each client he represents.

While pursuing his legal degree Mr. Baskin was a valuable extern with two top judges in the Inland Empire obtaining an instrumental exposure to family law cases and the justice system. During this time, Mr. Baskin discussed all aspects of the Judge’s cases, providing research assistance on intricate and multi-faceted matters. As well as, providing input and involved in discussions on various matters. The exposure during this time gave Mr. Baskin an invaluable view of the family law arena and provided him excellent tutelage and guidance on how to approach cases, clients and the Court.

Mr. Baskin’s vast experiences have given him invaluable insight into the family law court system and created relationships that provide an incredible asset in any case he is involved in. Mr. Baskin is a zealous advocate for his clients working tirelessly for their desires to achieve the best resolutions and results possible. Mr. Baskin believes in the value of focused teamwork to solve client problems, and provides dedication, commitment and service to all matters and clients he serves.

In addition to being admitted to the California State Bar and licensed to practice in all state courts throughout California, Mr. Baskin is admitted to practice law as an attorney and counselor of the United States District Court of the Central District of California. Mr. Baskin is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the San Bernardino County Bar Association, and the Riverside County Bar Association.

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