Family Law

Family law cases can be some of the most difficult out there. The ending of a marriage, the negotiations and disagreements over property and children – these are challenging for anyone. Chances are, you have a tough road ahead of you. Fortunately, our firm is here to help.

San Diego County Family Law Attorney

As a family law oriented firm, the Law Office of Brian Burkett, APLC, is here to help you through even the most trying divorce or separation. Our firm knows how tough it can be, and we are committed to providing understanding, caring and knowledgeable guidance throughout our time with you and your case. Combining compassion for our clients and a no-quit attitude towards achieving their best interest, our firm can provide the legal counsel and representation you need for your divorce or family law issue.

Family law covers every situation that comes up during a divorce or separation. If you are having trouble getting custody of your children, or if you need help getting child support from your spouse – these situations fall under the category of family law. Issues such as spousal support, or alimony, are also part of family law. As a family law attorney, Brian Burkett can help you with all of these.

Clients First

Being a family law attorney requires commitment to your client, no matter which side they are on. Our firm has represented spouses seeking child support as well as spouses that are fighting against burdensome child support payments. Each situation is different, and each time it is our job to represent our clients to the fullest extent. Our firm will fight for you, and do everything we can to win.

Part of this clients first approach is a focus on value. We are an affordable, down to earth law firm that focuses on representing California clients from all walks of life. We believe that everyone deserves skilled legal representation, and work tirelessly to provide it.

If you need help with a family law situation, please contact our firm now. We can help you find a legal solution to the situation you are in, no matter how frustrating.

Child Custody

Child custody and visitation rights can become a heartbreaking situation if you do not have help from a San Diego County Child Custody Attorney who is skilled in helping clients solve difficult custody and support issues. Usually these are intertwined, and with some couples there are the added complications of divorce anger and lack of...

Child Support

Child support is a necessity for single parents trying to raise a child on their own. Unfortunately, the courts do not always decide child support cases as they should. Sometimes, the child support decided by the court is either too much or too little to do what is necessary, leaving you with less than you...

DCSS (department of child support services)

Law Office of Brian Burkett helps parents dealing with Department of Child Support Services.  Establishing Paternity, establish child and medical support orders, child support disputes, Arrears, Collection and distribution of child and spousal support payments, etc.


Divorce is one of the toughest things many people will ever go through. It can wreck lives, break families apart permanently and can sometimes lead to destitution on the part of one spouse or the other. The divorce process can be painful for many reasons, and is not something most people would wish on anybody....


We can help parents both establish and deny paternity.

Spousal Support – Alimony

An areas of divorce where couples often disagree is  spousal  support (also know as alimony). Brian Burkett is a San Diego County Alimony Lawyer with over a decade of successfully helping clients with negotiation of acceptable agreements and settlements over these difficult divorce issues. His goal is to provide clients with legal representation with honor, yet...