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Family Law

A family law case touches every area of a person’s life and is often emotionally devastating.

Choosing the right attorney is an important first step.

John E.D. Nicholson, Attorney at Law, providing family law and business litigation services to San Luis Obispo County and the Central Coast for over 20 years.

With a focus on family law for most of the last 10 years and with extensive experience in business litigation, John E.D. Nicholson, Attorney at Law is one of the most well-respected attorneys in San Luis Obispo County. He uses his knowledge and experience to avoid common issues that unnecessarily increase the length of the divorce proceeding and amount of money spent in family law disputes.

Practice areas include

  • Divorce and marital dissolution
  • Child custody, including joint custody, physical custody, legal custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal support or alimony
  • Division of property and assets
  • Division of debts
  • Domestic violence and restraining orders
  • Domestic partnerships and same-sex marriages
  • Parentage and paternity
  • Pre-marital and marital agreements
  • Appeals

Legal decisions you make now will affect your life for years to come. Issues with child custody and support and spousal support can last years after the divorce proceeding is final.

Throughout the divorce and post-divorce process, JED responds to all clients promptly, keeps them informed of the current status of their case, and recommends solutions that are based on years of experience in working with area attorneys, courts and judges.


John E.D. Nicholson is here to support you, to provide any answers to questions you may have, as well as provide a realistic assessment of your situation.