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Nancy June Bickford

Divorce and separation Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
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  1. Child custody
    Your children and their well-being will be the first and the most important area through which we will guide you. Indeed, child-related issues are the most emotional issues in a divorce. We understand how important your children are, and we will make their well-being and best interest our highest priority. We will work with you, and when necessary, fight for you, to attain a parenting plan that meets your children’s needs.

    26 years

  2. Child support
    Both you and the other biological parent of your child have a legal duty of financial support for each of your children, usually until the child turns 18, or 19 if he or she is still in high school, living at home, and cannot support himself or herself. The amount of child support due from one parent to another, as mandated by the state of California, is generally a guideline amount that a computer will calculate. Contact us for more information about child support and your rights.

    26 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    ln addition to being a Certified Family Law Specialist, Ms. Bickford has also earned her MBA and is licensed by the State of California as a CPA. As a divorce lawyer, this unique combination of family law, business and financial experience will help you achieve the results that you deserve! Ms. Bickford’s background allows her to efficiently collaborate with financial consultants or experts, accountants, economists, business appraisers, and other professionals when needed.

    26 years

  4. Family
    If you and your spouse have valuable assets, you will need family law counsel from a San Diego divorce attorney with experience in both legal and business matters. At the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC, a divorce law firm in San Diego you will be represented by a team headed by attorney Nancy Bickford, who has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a certified specialist (CFLS) in family law.

    26 years

Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law, Ms. Bickford practices exclusively in the area of family law helping clients with divorce and separation in San Diego. Ms. Bickford is a graduate of California Western School of Law where she received honorable recognition for outstanding achievement in the areas of community property, taxation and civil procedure, as well as a West Publishing Award in recognition of her overall outstanding scholastic accomplishment. Ms. Bickford received her Bachelor of Science from Miami University, with a dual major in Systems Analysis and Mathematics.


San Diego divorce attorney Nancy J. Bickford earned her Master's in Business Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and went on to pass the test to be certified by the state of California as a Certified Public Accountant. She worked for Arthur Andersen & Co. in San Francisco where she gained expertise in auditing various types of businesses and financial institutions. Ms. Bickford left Arthur Andersen & Co. to work as the controller for a privately run firm operating hotels and real estate investments.


Following her involvement in the hotel and real estate investment business, Ms. Bickford returned to school to study law. After receiving her Juris Doctorate degree, she was admitted to practice law in the United States District Court Southern District of California and in all courts in the state of California. Ms. Bickford was immediately attracted to providing divorce help in San Diego, where she has found the perfect cross-over that allows her to pursue her passion for the law while also utilizing her financial and business background. Ms. Bickford is the only attorney in San Diego County representing clients in divorce, who is a Certified Family Law Specialist and who also is actively licensed as a CPA.


Ms. Bickford has volunteered her time to the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program and has been recognized each year for her contributions to the program, whether for volunteering as an attorney, or for contributing to their education programs. For the last seven years, she has frequently sat as a court-appointed temporary judge for the Superior Court, County of San Diego Family Law Division. She has similarly been recognized by the Superior Court of the State of California County of San Diego for distinguished and dedicated services as a judge pro tem of the Superior Court.

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The Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC
12348 High Bluff Dr #220
San Diego, CA, 92130


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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very good attorney
She kind of reminds me of Dr. Laura. Fair, kind, compassionate, yet gets down to business. While my K never made it to the court room, she was instrumental behind the scene working with me to in sure that I got a fair settlement in my mediated divorce. I thought her fees were fair based on the profession. Obviously the only inventory and attorney has is his or her time. I would definitely recommend her to my friend in the future
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Posted by John | November 14, 2014
Nancy Bickford Provided Me With Outstanding Legal Representation In My Complicated Divorce
Nancy Bickford is the first professional I have hired through an ad in the paper (a small ad in the Carmel Valley neighborhood paper), but I am very glad I did. Nancy is both an attorney and a CPA. My divorce was complicated and involved many non-routine issues related to the unusual nature of my assets and income as well as a complex separate property situation. Nancy’s hourly billing rate is very competitive with other attorneys, and her expertise and business acumen enabled her to represent me in an efficient manner, which resulted in a very reasonable overall fee despite my complicated case. Nancy was also very patient with me. Obviously, I was very close to my case, and I had a lot of ideas as to how the case should be handled. Nancy explained to me on numerous occasions why my “good” ideas really were not that good. :- ) She did so with understanding of my emotional attachment to the case, and on a few occasions with good humor, but always with respect. I have no complaints regarding Nancy’s representation of me, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a family law attorney.
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Posted by Sarah | July 22, 2011
Happy client
Nancy was referred to me by a friend who had hired Nancy for her divorce years ago.  Before going for my consultation, I had consulted with a few other attorneys and never felt the right chemistry with any of them.  From the moment I stepped into Nancy’s office I was greeted by friendly staff who immediately made me feel welcomed and at ease during a really stressful time.  Nancy was warm and inviting and made me feel very comfortable from the start.   Throughout the course of my case, Nancy has continued to gain my confidence in her skills and I firmly believe that she cares about me and my needs.  I highly recommend Nancy Bickford as a family law attorney.
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Posted by Richard | July 11, 2011
Excellent & Professional Family Lawyer
I hired Nancy Bickford for my divorce. Nancy was very kind and helpful in making what could have been a very difficult and confusing situation into one that I felt in control of and confident in. She handled my case with the utmost professionalism. Her staff was kind and attentive. Should I ever need a family law attorney again (cross my fingers I don't), I would certainly look to Nancy for her guidance once again.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Nancy J Bickford, APC
  • 2002 - Present


  • Golden Gate University
  • MA - Masters
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  • California Western SOL
  • Law
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  • Miami University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
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  • La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Settlement Court Judge
  • Volunteer Judge
  • 2002 - Present
  • CFLS-Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Chair-Summer Seminar
  • 2008 - 2008
  • CFLS-Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Co-chair-Winter Seminar
  • 2007 - 2007
  • CFLS-San Diego Chapter
  • Executive Committee
  • 2006 - 2008
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Carmel Valley Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Mike Shea Award Winner--Business Integrity
  • Certified Family Law Specialists
  • 2008
  • Hon Rec Outstanding Achievement:comm property,tax,civil proc
  • California Western School of Law
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  • West Publishing Award
  • California Western School of Law
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  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program
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  • San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog
  • Manimony
  • 2015
  • San Diego Divorce Attorneys blog
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • CFLS Fall Seminar
  • Income for Support
  • 2007
  • CFLS Fall Seminar
  • Evidence
  • 2006
  • CFLS Winter Seminar
  • Support Calculator Software
  • 2005
  • SDCBA, Carmel Valley Section
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • 2004
  • National Business Institute
  • Family Law in California
  • 2003
  • CFLS Summer Seminar
  • Recent Cases and Statutes
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She can help you with your divorce case and get good results."
Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Your resume speaks for itself and I consider you a valuable member of the attorney community. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone who needs your services. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nancy and I have worked together in Family Law service organizations. She is an accomplished attorney and a value to the Family Law profession."
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San Diego Divorce and separation Lawyer Nancy June Bickford
Nancy June Bickford
Divorce and separation Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 26 years