Client Testimonials for Silverman Family Law, APC

Attorney serving satisfied clients throughout Southern California

Silverman Family Law, APC, is dedicated to helping families and individuals through some of the most challenging events in their lives. My highest satisfaction comes from helping clients reach resolution and move forward in the most positive ways possible. I am proud of feedback I receive and look forward to offering you representation with the same commitment to helping you toward a better future.

“After having another attorney drag my divorce case out , I was really frustrated and felt like I needed another attorney. I reached out to my forensic accountant and she recommended Alan. Alan was really knowledgeable, understood the issues of my case and jumped right in.

He moved things right along and was an amazing advocate for me in the case. He is super responsive to email and phone and is there for you when you have questions.  I would definitely recommend him if you are looking for a divorce attorney.”

“Alan  took my case when the cards were looking really bad. Why?  Because he really believe in what’s best for the child / children.  Alan is the most honest and ethical individual I have ever met.  He knew that I was sincere.  Alan knew that I was being honest about everything, past, present and future, and they believed that the best thing for my son was to be with his father. ”

“Countless times, Alan  worked with me into the late hours of the night.  Alan filed papers, contacted the parties, tracked down the evidence and presented the facts. ”

“I would HIGHLY recommend Alan Silverman, PHD  to anyone needing an extremely gifted attorney.  His expertise in family law made what was a very difficult time much more bearable.  His knowledge and guidance allowed for a very favorable outcome for me and my children.  Anyone in need of  the best legal advocate in the business should definately  contact Alan.”

“I do not want to get into specifics of my case, but if you are facing a brick wall and can not see a way around it, Alan will help you bulldoze right through that wall. ”

“If you are reading this review, and are facing a child custody matter, ask yourself, am I being honest? Is my child being with me really the best thing for my child? Am I prepared to do what’s right and honest and ethical?  If you answered YES to those questions, then the best decision you can make is calling Alan Silverman.”

“Alan is a superlative lawyer and an absolute joy to work with. His depth of knowledge of the court system and Family Code made him utterly indispensable to me. He’s a guy you can lean on.”

“Alan was  very supportive and helpful reviewing materials with me. He was great!”

“Alan is a tank — he doesn’t get stopped by trivialities and negligible details. He is unwavering in the court room (even though my nerves were completely shot) and supportive beyond any measure.”

“Alan clearly loves his work and never loses sight of justice. He doesn’t give you false hope or false optimism; he’ll give it to you straight. He’s also a very compassionate person, which is refreshing. If I ever have a civil matter in the future, Alan will be the first person that I call because I know that I’ll get balanced, objective counsel.”

“I cannot thank Alan enough for the excellent work he did with my case. Even though the circumstances leading me to Alan were unpleasant, I thoroughly enjoyed working with Alan on my case. Alan was a crutch to me and my family through difficult times, and he got me the win that I needed and deserved!”

“Alan definitely is very dynamic! I had a very difficult divorce case, and had interviewed about 3 other attorneys, but when I spoke to Alan Silverman, he got exactly what I was talking about and felt my pain.  He is no nonsense and definitely goes my speed.  I’m high energy and like for those around me to be the same and move in the same pace as myself.  When I need answers, I need him now.  It didn’t matter what time of the day or night it was, I would get an immediate response to all my emails and calls.  I don’t know if I would’ve survived my ordeal without Alan.  I’m happy to say that my nightmare is now over and can now look back and only thank them for all that they did to help me get through a very difficult situation.  Watching Alan in action in the court was very impressive!  I would recommend him to anyone who thinks they are drowning.”

“I seldom write reviews, but given my unique experience with Alan, I feel I must let others know that good attorneys still exist.  Alan is extremely ethical and a professional attorney. What sets him apart from the rest, however, is his empathy and loyalty to his clients. Alan is NOT just about the money.  Alan is in it because he cares. When I came to see Alan I had been through 2 attorneys, my case was a mess, but he still gave me hope and decided to take my case when others would not even consider it.  The emotional support Alan provides his clients is rare to find in their field.  My first attorney lacked professionalism and knowledge about all aspects of family law. My second attorney was from a well-known and large firm in the south bay that specializes in litigation. They were extremely expensive and showed care about me and my case when I had the money.  However, it was a different story when I ran out of money and and it was almost certain I would not get awarded attorneys’ fees from the judge given that they had awarded this large firm $150,000 that they immediately exhausted in a 3 month period.  This large, “reputable” and well-known firm discharged me with absolutely no basis other than, I suspect, they knew the judge would award them another large fee. I was then referred to Alan by another mother who had a very good experience with him. Alan was different. I had absolutely no money when I came to see him.  He took a chance with me, but he cared about justice. He believed that fairness should prevail and he would help me achieve the best outcome for my situation.  My case is still ongoing but I can tell you that Alan has done more than just fight for me and my children. He has given me hope and the belief that there are still honest and good people in this world.   Alan is very much to the point and deals with honesty, of it you are not prepared to deal with him in this manner, then he is not the right attorney for you.”

“I never write reviews but I was so delighted with the legal services I received from Alan Silverman that I had to share with others in need of legal help.  My divorce was going really bad and I had to get a new lawyer in the middle of it. Alan Silverman was suggested to me by my best friend who is also a lawyer.  Alan was like a gift from the heavens.  His legal expertise can not be matched in family law.  He fought like a bulldog for me , unlike my first lawyer, and he made my ex-wife’s team of high price lawyers look like a bunch of monkeys.  He also understood human emotions better than anyone I have ever met and knew how to comfort me during this terrible ordeal    His support team was also second to none.  They are more than a legal firm, they are like a family.  Alan is the Michael Jordan of family law.”

“Alan was meant to be my attorney!  I began my divorce process in 2009.  When I started the process, I had, supposedly, one of the best attorneys in San Francisco for divorces.  That was a disaster!  The main attorney barely worked on my case.  I was handed off to someone who would not listen to me and basically gave into my ex’s attorney.  I found Alan through the yellow pages!  Yes, the actual phone book!  Alan’s background in psychology was exactly what I was looking for.  I didn’t think someone who was a psychologist and attorney would exist!  My case is probably the worst case Alan has ever seen.  Fast forward 5 years.  Alan not just a great attorney but he is great people!  I have given up hope so many times during the last 5 years, but Alan has continued to give me hope and support.  Alan knows my finances are tight but he continues to advise me and helps me minimize my bills.  Alan understands the “mind games” my ex plays on my daughters and helps me form a game plan.  Alan is accessible after hours and on weekends.  I have gone through some extremely rough situations the past 5 years, and each time I needed to reach them, they were available.  They are compassionate, empathetic, honest, and very straight forward.  Alan will tell you exactly what he thinks is the best course of action for your case.  I have learned a lot from Alan.  Given the way my ex is, I’m sure I will continue to need Alan on my side for the next 9 years!  There is no other attorney I would like on my side!”

“Alan was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I noticed he has one thing that is often missing from younger attorneys: A command of the English language. He is sharp, personable and clearly knows not only the letter of the law, but where the rubber meets the road. Anyone can Google the Family Code but very few have enough experience to know what each judge wants as well as a likely outcome based on the facts in front of him.”

“Alan managed me swiftly and thoughtfully.  They were and are very available and unfaltering in their approach to answering and handling all of my questions.  We prepared for mediation, which is what I wanted.  It went off w/o a hitch and I got most of what I wanted.  I chose Silverman and Silverman because if mediation had not worked there were very specific issues I was prepared to go to court over, one being a custodial issue.  Over all, if there was a silver-lining in this process, it was the two of them.  It was an incredibly stressful time for me and I felt like I could let go of so much, let them handle the details and focus on my daughter and the huge transition for us each.”

“My experience was that he was understanding and compassionate in a difficult situation and was willing to work with me, although I was the one who made a mistake. A good lawyer isn’t cheap, so you should know that you will be billed accordingly upon the first in-person meeting but its an overall investment into your end goal. His background in mental health gives him an additional toolbox to work from which is extremely helpful. The case isn’t looked at in just strict legal terms, but how the family members’ mental health can affect the outcome as well. ”

“I had a very difficult divorce and Alan provided excellent advice to me and guidance through the divorce process. They also worked very hard on the documentation for the paperwork for the case.  Alan advocated for me when necessary and also counseled when going to court would not pay. We ended up with a divorce settlement that was agreeable to both my ex-husband and myself.  I also appreciated that Alan and his partner were always accessible by email and phone for questions.”

“Alan Silverman is a compassionate, insightful and fair.  His understanding of complex cases makes him a “go to” attorney.  He is available to handle difficult cases. I was able to reach him on weekends. He was available to accommodate my schedule. He always returned my calls.  I also appreciated that Alan was always very accessible by email and phone for questions.”

“Silverman and Silverman have led me to continued successes and gains throughout the divorce process, in the face of an extremely aggressive (ex) spouse and her lawyers.  Silverman and Silverman are an example of getting what you pay for. My spouse created a mountain of (to put it extremely delicately) misinformation to the courts and legal system, and Alan was extremely proficient in logically addressing them and maintaining momentum through the divorce process. He credentials and experience are tailor-made to manage and achieve positive outcomes when faced with a difficult and highly combative spouse. Highly recommend when other party insists on playing dirty. Alan was able to turn the situation completely around with refreshingly ethical guidance and professional conduct.  He and his firm worry about you and your situation and will stay on top of you to ensure you will come out ahead, something I appreciated during what is a very difficult time.”

“Having the right attorney makes all the difference.  I contacted Silverman Family Law, APC to handle my divorce case.  I was ultimately pleased with Mr. Silverman’s practical and solid advice.  He is an expert in the area of divorce law and his guidance and expertise was outstanding. My case was quite complex and drawn out however the offices of Silverman Family Law, APC were very knowledgeable and ultimately helped me finalize the matter with an excellent outcome.  I truly appreciate their help. If you’re looking for a high quality attorney, who is an expert in divorce law that will be dedicated to your case, I would highly recommend him.”

“I could not have been more satisfied.  The service was professional, prompt and sensitively handled. The cost was reasonable and appropriate. I could not recommend his services more highly.”

“This law firm solved my problem. I am grateful for my attorney’s help. I recommend this law firm.”

“I recently had a completely unexpected need for the services of an attorney specializing in family law and was very fortunate in finding Alan Silverman. He was prompt in providing me with his time and thorough in his review of my case. As we progressed through the case I found him to be knowledgeable, able to access other experienced professionals for additional support, and responsive to all my concerns and needs. His ability to empathize was also an important factor in reaching a successful conclusion to my case. I could not recommend anyone more highly.”

“In 2005, I was faced with the need to find a family law attorney to help me navigate through all the dos and don’ts of an unwanted divorce. I am so glad I chose Mr. Silverman to represent me because he was able and well qualified to help me obtain a fair settlement on complicated property and custody issues without causing resentment between the two parties. I would recommend Mr. Silverman not only for his knowledge of family law but also because of his training as a psychologist and his genuine care for my children’s well-being. It is now 2013 and Mr. Silverman is still giving me helpful advice about my case.”

“I would highly recommend the law firm of Silverman Family Law, APC for all your family law matters. Alan recently handled my divorce case and is an expert in matters of family law and he provides outstanding legal guidance regarding your case. Alan is fully accessible via phone and email and always promptly responded to my concerns and kept me informed of every detail involving my case. My case was complex and ultimately went to trial, where Alan Silverman was highly prepared and achieved an outstanding result. If you’re in need of an experienced, ethical and knowledgeable attorney who will be dedicated to your case, this is a great firm to put your trust in. I sincerely appreciate all of Alan’s commitment and dedication to my case and I am very pleased with the outcome he achieved.”

“When I first met Alan Silverman, we were looking at a mountain we needed to climb.  The mountain was covered in snow.  There were obstacles we had to face climbing the mountain that, at the time, I thought we would never get past.  Almost 2 years later and not only did we climb the mountain, but I feel like we took a elevator straight to the top of it.”

“I retained Alan’s services for a family law matter, which was recently resolved. For the most part, Alan was helpful, practical and professional. More importantly, his knowledge of the local family court system and ability to explain what options were available for my situation significantly contributed to my decision-making process, and ultimately an amicable outcome for all parties.”

“The services I received from Silverman Family Law, APC for my family law case were thorough. Alan Silverman always kept me informed of the latest developments regarding my case. Their firm is reliable and sensitive to your needs. They will do what is in the best interest of their client and outcome, no question.”

“If all people in the legal profession were more like Alan, are legal system would operate much more swift and justly.”

“His office is a somewhat interesting spot in Carlsbad, I think he’s got another one in San Francisco, so it seems small and personable. He’s the one you’ll most likely talk to directly, not a junior associate or receptionist.”

“The practice of Silverman Family Law, APC is bar none when it comes to dealing with contentious cases in a professional and goal-oriented manner. Alan is very disciplined and knows his craft well. Whether it was a weekend or evening, Alan always promptly responded to my concerns and kept me apprised of every detail every step of the way. Having been a licensed psychologist previous to becoming a family law attorney in 1993 proved to be an invaluable asset in handling my particular case. Highly ethical, a sharp mind, completely above-board tactics, and straight-shooting lawyering skills, Dr. Silverman possesses an earned reputation and respect of judges, qualities that you’ll need when dealing with tough cases and underhanded opposing parties. He also gives back to the blossoming legal community and if you are lucky enough to learn from him, more power to you because I believe all lawyers should emanate his methods. As the old adage goes, ‘you get what you pay for!’”

Learn more about our results-oriented counseling-model approach to family-law issues

To reach the positive outcomes you desire and receive help in coping with the difficult issues you face during complicated Family Court law matters, contact Silverman Family Law, APC. Call me at or 760-512-3251 or contact me online to schedule your free, initial phone consultation. Sunday appointments are available.

Silverman Family Law, APC, located in Carlsbad, California, serves clients in and around Carlsbad, San Diego, 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.