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Brian A. Victor
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Brian A. Victor
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Testimonial – Client, Tess B.

“From the moment that I filed for divorce and child custody, I had 100% confidence in Brian. Each step of the way he kept me informed and prepared. I found his knowledge and background with divorce and child custody to be more than comforting. He was prompt in all responses or concerns that I had as well. I will most definitely refer a friend to him for his services and I would hire him again in a heartbeat should that ever be necessary. Thanks Brian!" Read more

Child Custody Plan

This new podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Buzzsprout  by Attorney, Brian A. Victor is available now. San Diego divorce and child custody attorney/mediator, Brian A. Victor discusses the topic of creating a child custody plan.

Listen to Attorney Brian A. Victor as he provides insight into the important considerations when creating a child custody plan. He discusses the importance of creating a good parenting plan. He also talks about how children’s school schedules and extra-curricular activities impact the creation of a child custody plan. Parents work schedules are also discussed as is the topic of supervised visitation and how that can make creation of a child custody plan more difficult.

Listen Here:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/divorce-child-custody-discussion-attorney-brian-victor/id1402122394

Mr. Victor worked at Family Court in San Diego for over 11 years providing child custody reports to family court judges. He uses that experience in his own practice representing clients in their divorce and child custody cases. He also provides divorce and child custody mediation and provides consultation and review of documents for clients who are involved in private mediation.

Brian A. Victor is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and understands the stress and grief that can be associated with a divorce or child custody matter.

Mr. Victor is a divorce and child custody attorney and mediator at the Law Offices of Brian A. Victor in San Diego, California. www,brianvictorlaw.com

Learn more about child custody

Remember to subscribe to Attorney Brian A. Victor’s podcast on iTunes and Google Podcasts so as not to miss any important discussions regarding divorce and child custody litigation and mediation.

The information provided in this podcast and blog is to inform rather than to provide legal advice. And nothing in this podcast and blog creates an attorney client relationship.

If you have questions about mediation or your legal matter, contact San Diego family lawyer, Brian A. Victor at 858-633-3529 to guide you through the process.

Child Custody Mediation

This new podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Buzzsprout by Attorney, Brian A. Victor is available now.  San Diego divorce and child custody attorney, Brian A. Victor discusses the topic of child custody mediation. 

Listen to Attorney Victor as he provides insight into divorce and child custody mediation. He discusses how the process works, the benefits of mediation vs. litigation and discusses the creation of parenting plans. Learn how to begin the mediation process and what types of matters may work best in mediation. You will learn about the importance of creating a concrete parenting plan and how doing so could create less stress on parents and children. Also, learn the difference between mediation and litigation.

Listen Here:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/divorce-child-custody-discussion-attorney-brian-victor/id1402122394

Mr. Victor worked at Family Court in San Diego for over 11 years providing
child custody reports to family court judges. He uses that experience in his own practice representing clients in their divorce and child custody cases. He also provides divorce and child custody mediation and provides consultation and review of documents for clients who are involved in private mediation.

Brian A. Victor is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and understands the stress and grief that can be associated with a divorce or child custody matter.

Mr. Victor is a divorce and child custody attorney and mediator at the Law
Offices of Brian A. Victor in San Diego, California. www.brianvictorlaw.com

Remember to subscribe to Attorney Brian A. Victor’s podcast on iTunes so as not to miss any important discussions regarding divorce and child custody litigation and mediation.

The information provided in this podcast and blog is to inform rather than to provide legal advice. And nothing in this podcast and blog creates an attorney client relationship.

If you have questions about mediation or your legal matter, contact San Diego family lawyer, Brian A. Victor at 858-633-3529 to guide you through the process.

Mediation review and consultation attorney

This new podcast on iTunes by Attorney, Brian A. Victor is available now.  San Diego divorce and child custody attorney, Brian A. Victor discusses the topic of divorce and child custody mediation and the importance of having a mediation review and consultation attorney during divorce and child custody mediation. Learn how this attorney can guide you through your mediation process. 

Listen to Attorney Brian A. Victor as he provides you with insight into what a mediation review and consultation attorney can do for you. You will also learn about the mediation process as it relates to divorce and child custody and the benefits it can provide. Also, learn why you should have an attorney to consult with during divorce and child custody mediation. 

Listen Here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/divorce-child-custody-discussion-attorney-brian-victor/id1402122394 Mr. Victor worked at Family Court in San Diego for over 11 years providing child custody mediation reports to family court judges. He uses that experience in his own practice representing clients in their divorce and child custody cases. He also provides divorce and child custody mediation. Brian A. Victor is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and understands the stress and grief that can be associated with a divorce or child custody matter. Mr. Victor is a divorce and child custody attorney and mediator at the Law Offices of Brian A. Victor. www.brianvictorlaw.com Remember to subscribe to Attorney Brian A. Victor’s podcast on iTunes so as not to miss any important discussions regarding divorce and child custody litigation and mediation. The information provided in this podcast and blog is to inform rather than to provide legal advice. And nothing in this podcast and blog creates an attorney client relationship. If you have questions about mediation or your legal matter, contact San Diego family lawyer, Brian A. Victor at 858-633-3529 to guide you through the process.

Preparing for family court services

This new podcast on iTunes by San Diego child custody attorney, Brian A. Victor is available now.  San Diego divorce and child custody attorney, Brian A. Victor discusses the topic of child custody mediation and the importance of preparing for your Family Court Services session. 

Listen to Attorney Victor as he provides insight into the child recommending counseling session at Family Court Services. He discusses the importance of the session and how preparing for Family Court Services session is a good thing and how best to do so. 

Listen Here:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/divorce-child-custody-discussion-attorney-brian-victor/id1402122394

Mr. Victor worked at Family Court in San Diego for over 11 years providing child custody mediation reports to family court judges. He uses that experience in his own practice representing clients in their divorce and child custody cases. He is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and understands the stress and grief that can be associated with a divorce or child custody matter. Mr. Victor is a divorce and child custody attorney at the Law Offices of Brian A. Victor. www.brianvictorlaw.com

Remember to subscribe to Attorney Victor’s podcast on iTunes so as not to miss any important discussions regarding divorce and child custody.

The information provided in this podcast and blog is to inform rather than to provide legal advice. And nothing in this podcast creates an attorney client relationship. 

If you have questions about your legal matter, contact San Diego family lawyer, Brian A. Victor at 858-633-3529 to guide you through the process.

Documents necessary for divorce

This new podcast on iTunes by Attorney of child custody in San Diego, Brian A. Victor is available now.  It discusses the documents necessary for divorce. Specifically, what documents you may need to have for your attorney when you are ready to move forward on your divorce matter.

Listen to Attorney Victor as he provides insight into the documents necessary for divorce.  Learn the importance of understanding why certain documents are necessary to provide during the divorce process as well as the documents necessary for divorce that should be obtained prior to meeting with an attorney.

Listen to the podcast here: 

 Mr. Victor worked at Family Court in San Diego for over 11 years providing child custody mediation reports to family court judges. He uses that experience in his own practice representing clients in their divorce and child custody cases. He is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and understands the stress and grief that can be associated with a divorce or child custody matter. Mr. Victor is a divorce and child custody attorney at the Law Offices of Brian A. Victor. www.brianvictorlaw.com

Remember to subscribe to Attorney Victor’s podcast on iTunes so as not to miss any important discussions regarding divorce and child custody.

The information provided in this podcast and blog is to inform rather than to provide legal advice. And nothing in this podcast creates an attorney client relationship. 

If you have questions about your legal matter, contact San Diego family lawyer, Brian A. Victor at 858-633-3529 to guide you through the process.

Child custody issues when ending a dating relationship



This new podcast on iTunes by Attorney of child custody in San Diego, Brian A. Victor is available now.  It discusses child custody issues when ending a dating relationship. Specifically, the differences in child custody issues when ending a dating relationship vs. when divorcing. 

Listen to Attorney Victor as he provides insight into the issues and differences in child custody issues when ending a dating relationship rather than in a divorce situation.  Learn the importance of understanding how dating relationships and divorce are similar and different when it relates to child custody issues.

Listen to the podcast here: 

 Mr. Victor worked at Family Court in San Diego for over 11 years providing child custody mediation reports to family court judges. He uses that experience in his own practice representing clients in their divorce and child custody cases. He is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and understands the stress and grief that can be associated with a divorce or child custody matter. Mr. Victor is a divorce and child custody attorney at the Law Offices of Brian A. Victor. www.brianvictorlaw.com

Remember to subscribe to Attorney Victor’s podcast on iTunes so as not to miss any important discussions regarding divorce and child custody.

The information provided in this podcast and blog is to inform rather than to provide legal advice. And nothing in this podcast creates an attorney client relationship. 

If you have questions about your legal matter, contact San Diego family lawyer, Brian A. Victor at 858-633-3529 to guide you through the process.



Father’s Day and Mother’s Day in divorce and child custody disputes

This new podcast on iTunes by San Diego Family Law Attorney, Brian A. Victor is available now.  It discusses the effects that Father’s Day and Mother’s Day in divorce and child custody disputes can have on children. Learn how to resolve issues associated with these holidays in order to minimize the stress they can have on your children.

Learn the importance of setting aside your negative feelings towards the other parent in order to allow your child to enjoy Father’s Day and Mother’s day in divorce and child custody disputes. 

Listen to the podcast here: 

 Mr. Victor worked at Family Court in San Diego for over 11 years providing child custody mediation reports to family court judges. He uses that experience in his own practice representing clients in their divorce and child custody cases. He is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and understands the stress and grief that can be associated with a divorce or child custody matter. Mr. Victor is a divorce and child custody attorney at the Law Offices of Brian A. Victor. www.brianvictorlaw.com

If you have questions about your legal matter, contact San Diego family lawyer, Brian A. Victor at 858-633-3529 to guide you through the process.

Super Lawyers 2019 California Rising Stars

Super Lawyers 2019 California Rising Stars

San Diego Divorce and Child Custody Attorney Brian A. Victor has been selected to the Super Lawyers 2019 California Rising Stars list. This is the fifth year in a row Attorney Victor has been selected for this honor! Attorney Brian A. Victor has been presented this honor from 2015-2019.

This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes, assuring a credible and relevant annual list.

  • The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that
    includes:
    • Peer nominations
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    • Evaluations from a highly credentialed panel of attorneys

The objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys to be used as a resource for both attorneys and consumers seeking legal counsel.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country, as well as in the California Super Lawyers Digital Magazine and Modern Luxury San Diego.

Mr. Victor worked at Family Court in San Diego for over 11 years providing child custody mediation reports to family court judges. He uses that experience in his own practice representing clients in their divorce and child custody cases. He is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and understands the stress an grief that can be associated with a divorce or child custody matter.

If you have questions about your legal matter, contact San Diego family lawyer, Brian A. Victor at 858-633-3529 to guide you through the process.

Who pays for college when I get divorced? Part 1

In this blog post, I am going to discuss a big question I get asked a lot. “Who pays for college when I get divorced?” This is a concept I hear a lot about, but there is not much information available on this topic. In fact, this is a big issue when clients come to me with children in high school or having just graduated high school.

As always remember the information provided in this blog is to inform rather than to provide legal advice.

First, I will discuss the steps when there is an agreement regarding paying for a child’s college tuition during a divorce. Next, I will discuss what happens when there is not an agreement to pay for a child’s college tuition during the divorce process. Attempting as best I can to answer the question, Who pays for college when I get divorced?

For example, let’s say you have a child who is working hard in high school and plans to attend college. How is it determined who will pay for their college education when their parents are in the middle of getting divorced?

One of the most important things to do is to discuss this upcoming situation in advance of a divorce proceeding to get an idea of both parents’ perspectives towards their belief of who is going to pay for college when I get divorced. Will it be the responsibility of one parent or will both parents share that responsibility the best they can?

Of course, as an attorney, I tell all my clients to make sure that whatever they discuss is put in writing so that at least there is some evidence of an agreement going forward.
The next step in this process is trying to determine what happens when there is an agreement regarding who will be responsible for paying for the children’s college tuition.

Generally speaking, at least in the state of California, Family Court only has jurisdiction over a child until they turn 18 years old or if they will be graduating high school at the age of 19. This means, generally Family Court will not be able to make orders regarding a child once the child has graduated high school. Also, they do not generally make orders about who is going to pay for a child’s college tuition unless the parents have agreed to a plan.

This means, that it is extremely important for parents to put a condition into their Marriage Settlement Agreement otherwise known as (MSA) as to who is going to pay for college, what expenses will be paid for, how this payment will be made, and any other particulars regarding their child’s college attendance. This will require a fairly in-depth conversation and perhaps consultation with their attorneys.

Obviously, an agreement for college tuition relies upon finances and the availability to pay. Because finances can be volatile especially when going through the divorce process, it may be beneficial for parents to set money aside that will specifically be used for the children’s college expenses. This is a good way to help answer the question, Who will pay for college when I get divorced?

This is a topic that should be discussed in much more detail with a family law attorney who can provide detailed information regarding your specific situation.
In my next blog post, I will discuss the topic of paying college expenses especially when there is no agreement for payment.

To inquire further about your family law matter look for a local family law attorney who can discuss this process as it relates to your specific situation. In San Diego contact the Law Offices of Brian A. Victor for more information on your specific family law situation www.brianvictorlaw.com

YouTube video: how to move forward with a divorce

In this YouTube episode, San Diego Divorce and child custody attorney, Brian A. Victor discusses the process of moving forward with a divorce or child custody case.

Listen to Attorney Victor as he provides insight into the necessary information that can help a client understand if they are ready for moving forward with a divorce or child custody matter. Also, discussed in this podcast is information about the court process and how it relates to a client moving forward with a divorce or child custody matter.

Attorney Brian A. Victor has experience both in the field of psychology as well as divorce and child custody in San Diego. He worked at Family Court Services in San Diego where he created and recommended to family court judges parenting plans for parents unable to reach agreement on a child custody plan.

Remember to subscribe to Attorney Victor’s podcast on YouTube so as not to miss any important discussions regarding divorce and child custody.

Watch YouTube episode: Moving Forward With A Divorce

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