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WORKING FOR A HEALTHY DIVORCE

Our office is committed to working for a healthy divorce by diffusing conflict associated with the breakdown of the marriage, providing creative options to the traditional divorce, promoting awareness and consideration of the needs of the children, emphasizing effective communication so clients can make informed decisions, maintaining attention and responsiveness to client’s needs and securing appropriate referrals to needed resources.
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Years of Experience

Practicing Family Law in Chula Vista and San Diego, California.

Successful Mediations

Guiding you to make well informed and healthy decisions.

Practicing Law Since

Advocating for you, in and out of court.

About Barney Connaughton

Barney Connaughton is a family lawyer and mediator who has been practicing Family Law in Chula Vista and San Diego, California, since 1993.

His practice has included representing clients in contested traditional divorce cases, representation in collaborative cases, and serving as a Mediator in mediated cases. His practice is now entirely focused on divorce mediation.

He serves as a Family Law Settlement Judge for the South Bay branch of the San Diego Superior Court.

His practice focuses on providing clients with options so they can divorce in a healthy way.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

U.C. DAVIS, 1989

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Double Majors in English and Political Science

CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW, 1992

Juris Doctor

PRO BONO

Family Law Settlement Judge, County of San Diego Superior Court
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program Panel Member (former)

PUBLICATIONS

San Diego Family Law Council For Children Newsletter

  • Spring/Summer 2006 – Divorce Innovations – Alternative to the Traditional Divorce Process
  • Fall 2005 – Collaborative Divorce: An Alternative Dispute Resolution Process Whose Time Has Come
  • Fall 2004 – High Conflict Personalities, a Discussion with Bill Eddy

2017

Award Winning

Barney Connaughton wins the 2017 Norby Award

CREATIVE OPTIONS TO THE TRADITIONAL DIVORCE

Our office provides the healthy divorce alternative of mediation to involve the couple in working to constructively resolve their own divorce. As a neutral mediator we seek to guide the couple to fashion their own divorce solutions by educating, overseeing the full disclosure of information, fostering communication and facilitating creative problem solving to keep couples out of the Courthouse.

CREATIVE OPTIONS TO THE TRADITIONAL DIVORCE

Our office provides the healthy divorce alternative of mediation to involve the couple in working to constructively resolve their own divorce. As a neutral mediator we seek to guide the couple to fashion their own divorce solutions by educating, overseeing the full disclosure of information, fostering communication and facilitating creative problem solving to keep couples out of the Courthouse.

MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE CHILDREN

MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE CHILDREN

Part of a healthy divorce is assuring that the needs of the children are being met, and that the children are not being inappropriately placed in the middle of the dispute. We are committed to helping clients maintain a focus on the needs of the children throughout the process.

INFORMED DECISIONS

Our goal is to help client’s make informed decisions every step of the way. In divorce mediation, this means encouraging the couple to gather all necessary information to make educated decisions and steering the couple to appropriate resources when needed. As your divorce mediator, we recognize the importance of taking the time to explain issues in understandable terms, and making ourselves available to answer questions as they come up.

INFORMED DECISIONS

Our goal is to help client’s make informed decisions every step of the way. In divorce mediation, this means encouraging the couple to gather all necessary information to make educated decisions and steering the couple to appropriate resources when needed. As your divorce mediator, we recognize the importance of taking the time to explain issues in understandable terms, and making ourselves available to answer questions as they come up.

RESPONDING TO YOUR NEEDS

RESPONDING TO YOUR NEEDS

By using mediation, problems can be addressed without long delays waiting for court availability. 

We’ve Helped Over 700 Couples Start The Next Chapter

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