Our Office Remains Open and Fully-Operational During COVID-19

Posted on March 25th, 2020

While many offices are closed during this unfortunate and difficult time, Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP will remain open as our attorneys and staff work remotely. We have extensive experience operating our law from various locations, and we have the technology to support that effort. Our attorneys are available by phone, email, and videoconference. Our phone system is fully operational, and… READ MORE

David K. Wilkinson Quoted in New York Times Regarding “Divorce Month”

Posted on January 6th, 2020

We are proud to have founding partner David K. Wilkinson contribute his thoughts to the New York Times for their article exploring “divorce month” in the United States. Backed up by news articles and personal accounts through the past few years, the phenomenon known as “divorce month” suggests that married couples are more likely to initiate divorce proceedings in January,… READ MORE

Treatment of Severance Pay in San Diego Divorce and Support Cases

Posted on May 4th, 2017

Loss of employment is an incredibly stressful and difficult experience. Combined with a divorce, it can become even more challenging and confusing. If a spouse’s employment ends with severance pay, the question arises as to whether an ex-spouse has a right to a portion of that severance pay.  There are several possibilities that may occur to treat severance pay: It could… READ MORE

Watch Scott On TV

Posted on May 18th, 2016

Scott talks about finances, divorce and gives out advice on The American Dream TV Show.

What’s Emotionally Worse: A High-Conflict Marriage or Divorce?

Posted on March 24th, 2016

A recent Harvard study answered the question in a decades-long “happiness” study Harvard recently revealed its multi-generational study looking into what makes people happy.  Was it money?  Fame?  No, the overwhelming majority of people found the greatest level of happiness in the relationships they shared with other people.  Notably, the study took place over 80 years. So what does this have… READ MORE


Posted on June 29th, 2015

RECENT SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES FOR W&F ATTORNEYS Located in Mission Valley – Easy Parking – Private Consultation From time to time we like to share information about the successes that our attorneys have had in recent cases that they have been working on.  This synopsis is by no means an exhaustive list of every case we have handled.  For more information… READ MORE

Recent Case Development for Minor’s Counsel in Child Custody and Visitation Cases

Posted on June 3rd, 2015

San Diego Divorce Lawyers – Experts in Child Custody and Visitation The recent appellate case of In re Marriage of Metzger (filed March 4, 2014), the Court of Appeals in California determined that the appointment of minor’s counsel in a child custody and visitation case does not violate the Constitutional right of a parent to determine what is in the… READ MORE

Best Cities for Lawyers 123

Posted on May 26th, 2015

Mr. Wilkinson Featured on Nationwide Article about Best Cities for Lawyers San Diego Divorce Lawyers – Confidential Consultations David Wilkinson was recently featured in a nationally-distributed article by a well-known and highly linked website known as “Value Penguin”.  The article focuses on the top 100 cities for lawyers to live in based on several factors including average salary, number of attorney jobs,… READ MORE

Divorce Summons Served by Facebook?

Posted on April 10th, 2015

Can a divorce summons be served through Facebook?  A judge in New York says “Yes” San Diego Divorce Lawyers – Private Consultation – Certified Family Law Specialists Divorce cases are initiated by the filing of a Petition for dissolution of marriage, a Summons, and one additional form to verify that the divorce filing in San Diego is at the correct… READ MORE

Community Property Division and Life Insurance

Posted on January 5th, 2015

Community Property and Title Presumptions – Recent CA Supreme Court Decision re: Life Insurance The California Supreme Court heard one family law case in 2014, In Re Marriage of Valli (“Valli”), which required the Court to determine whether a life insurance policy purchased during marriage, but titled in one spouse’s name alone should be classified as community or separate property.… READ MORE