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Certified Specialist in Family Law Since 2002

Child Custody and Visitation

Spousal Support Modification

DCSS license releases and Support Modification

Adjustment of Support Arrears

Complex Custody Matters

Trials and Long Cause Hearings

Direct and Cross Examination


Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    22 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. Alimony: 25%
    22 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Family: 25%
    22 years, 4 thousand cases
  4. Child Custody: 25%
    22 years, 3 thousand cases



Hourly ($325-400/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Office of Robert M Garland

402 W. Broadway
Fifteenth Floor
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Temporary JudgeSan Diego Superior Court2014
Leadership AwardSan Diego County Bar Association2014
Settlement JudgeSan Diego Superior Court2013
Certified Specialist in Family LawBoard of Legal Specialization2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyAntonyanMiranda LLP2015 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Robert M. Garland1993 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego Family Law Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association Arbitration PanelVice Chair2013 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brown v. SnodgrassJurisdiction is in California
Marriage of Stephenson 39 CA4th 71 (1995)Affirmed and reversed.
DeLeon v Jenkins 143 CA4th 118 (2006)Affirmed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawN/AN/AN/A