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2755 Jefferson Street, Suite 205, Carlsbad, California 92008
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CARLSBAD 760.512.3251
SAN FRANCISCO 415.906.4142

Evening & Weekend Appointments Available

Established in 1993 to serve clients throughout California

Silverman Family Law, APC, was founded in 1993 with the mission of providing  clients with compassionate, results-oriented guidance for complex family-law issues. Attorneys Alan R. Silverman and Claudia Bravo Silverman use their unique approach to successfully accomplish your objectives as they help you cope with the many challenges inherent in the family-law legal process.

Psychology and family-counseling experience

Before starting law school, Alan R. Silverman was a Marriage, Family Court and Child Counselor and a clinical psychologist. His credentials include a Ph.D. in counseling psychology, a master’s in guidance and counseling, a master’s in behavioral sciences and epidemiology, and a bachelor’s in psychology. During his 15-year career in the mental-health profession, Mr. Silverman performed a wide range of services to assist families and children in transition, including:

  • Family Court therapy
  • Individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults
  • Group therapy
  • Marriage counseling
  • Hypnosis
  • Child abuse treatment
  • Adolescent treatment
  • Forensic testing in adolescent and geriatric hospital units
  • Psychotherapy for adults and children
  • Residential treatment for children and adolescents adjudicated dependent or delinquent
  • Treatment of developmental disabilities
  • Psychological testing
  • Geriatric treatment

Our counseling approach

Alan R. Silverman uses his unique understanding of mental-health issues to ease the stress of dissolving a marriage or partnership and to encourage you to think rationally and calmly about the complicated issues affecting your Family Court. He assesses interpersonal Family Court dynamics, identifies the areas of strength and dysfunction in the Family Court system and uses this information to resolve or effectively litigate your case. With our eyes always firmly focused on results, we help you take decisive, efficient steps to successfully reach your goals and to preserve your peace of mind during a difficult time.

A Family Court-law specialist certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California – “CFLS”

Mr. Silverman was and continues to be certified as a Family Court-law specialist by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California and is permitted to designate himself with “CFLS”. Certification requires attorneys to participate in a demanding application process testing their skills and knowledge about Family Court law, assessing their experience in Family Court-law procedures and evaluating referrals from other attorneys and judges familiar with the lawyers’ work product, ethics and professionalism.

Focus on alternative dispute resolution techniques

Alan R. Silverman and Claudia Bravo Silverman have education and practice in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques. ADR typically minimizes expenses and reduces the time required to complete a marital dissolution or to resolve issues that the parties may have, not limited to marital dissolution. Additionally, ADR can be less stressful because you retain more control over the process.

Silverman & Silverman provides advice about settling your divorce using mediation and collaborative divorce ADR methods. To develop a sense of cooperation and cordiality between spouses, we encourage you to consider ADR to resolve parental rights, child support and high-conflict child custody issues whenever possible. In dissolving a domestic partnership, mediation and collaborative divorce provides an effective means for resolving same-gender marriage/partnership issues.

Learn more about how our Carlsbad CA law firm is uniquely qualified to help you with your family-law matters

To reach the best outcome in your dissolution and to limit the stress associated with the process, call Silverman Family Law, APC, at or 760-512-3251 or contact us online to schedule your free initial telephone consultation. Sunday appointments are available.

Silverman Family Law, APC, located in Carlsbad, California, serves clients in and around Carlsbad, San Diego, Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, La Jolla, Mira Mesa, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, San Marcos and all North County San Diego.