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Scott Howard Finkbeiner

Scott Howard Finkbeiner


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Wilkinson & Finkbeiner LLP
San Diego, CA

About Scott Howard Finkbeiner

Attorney Biography

Scott H. Finkbeiner is a co-founder of Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP and is an expert in Family Law as he is California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist. Scott is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Scott has dual degrees in accounting and finance from the University of Arizona.

Scott serves as a volunteer for the Superior Court as a judge pro tem, Family Law settlement judge and mediator.

Scott specializes in all aspects of complex family law cases from mediations to trials. Scott has litigated all issues involved in divorce and paternity cases including child custody and support.

Scott focuses his practice on cases involving the characterization and division of high asset and complex marital estates involving multi-million dollar corporations (both domestic and foreign). He also works on division of smaller financial estates. Scott’s background in accounting and finance uniquely qualifies him to quickly identify the issues and resolve complex issues involving asset characterization, direct and indirect tracings, division of property, including stocks, options, restricted stock units, retirement benefits and reimbursements.

Scott is an expert in all aspects of child support and spousal support whether in family court or department of child support services. Scott has represented numerous self-employed individuals as well as a party whose spouse operates as a self-employed individual. Scott has lectured on the law and analysis for determining support related to stock options, restricted stock units, and other executive compensation. Scott has litigated countless cases involving military service members and represents spouses of a military service members.

Scott also specializes in all aspects of child custody and visitation matters. Scott has litigated many cases involving psychological evaluations, minor’s counsel, move-aways (domestic and international), alleged child abuse, interstate child abduction, post-judgment change of custody cases, drug and alcohol abuse and every other issue concerning minor children. Scott has represented non-parties and grandparents in both child custody matters as well as guardianship matters in the probate courts.

Scott is an expert in cases involving domestic violence. In addition to previously lecturing on the law as it pertains to domestic violence, Scott has successfully sought and defended clients on many domestic violence cases throughout his career. Scott is familiar with the interplay between a pending criminal domestic violence case and the family court’s civil restraining order process.

Scott is a frequent lecturer on all aspects of family law, ethics and professional responsibility. Scott has presented on issues of the Fundamentals of Family Law, Stock Options & Executive Compensations for Purposes of Determining Child and Spousal Support, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege and Its Application to Family Law Custody Cases, and Family Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Rules.


Practice Areas

 
Family Law (100%)

Résumé - Scott Howard Finkbeiner

Bar Licenses

California State Bar
California
Member in Good Standing
2003

Work Experience

Wilkinson & Finkbeiner LLP
Partner, Wilkinson & Finkbeiner LLP
2005

Education

California Western School of Law
California Western School of Law
J.D.
2003

University of Arizona
B.S.
2000

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Specialty Certifications

California Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist
Family Law
California Board of Legal Specialization

Associations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Fellow
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Fellow
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, San Diego
2016

Member
San Diego Family Law Bar Association
2014

Executive Committee
Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, San Diego
2012

Member
San Diego Bar Association

Co-Chair
Young & New Lawyers Division

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Awards & Recognitions

Mike Shea Award
San Diego Bar Association
2005

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Contact Scott Howard Finkbeiner

Scott Howard Finkbeiner
Wilkinson & Finkbeiner LLP
7676 Hazard Center Dr Suite 625
San Diego, CA 92108
www.wf-lawyers.com
Office: 619-284-4113

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Bar Membership Information

California Bar Membership -

Scott Howard Finkbeiner - Profile information with the State Bar of California - Find more information about Scott Howard Finkbeiner on the State Bar of California website, including: current status, actions affecting eligibility to practice law and disciplinary history.


Specialty Certification Information

Family Law Specialty Certification -

CBLS Board Certification in Family Law - Lawyers certified as family law specialists by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS) have demonstrated substantial involvement in the practice of family law.

The CBLS defines the term "family law" as the practice of law "dealing with all aspects of the California Family Code and including, but not limited to, the following: taxation issues incident to family law practice; contempt; enforcement proceedings; mediation and/or negotiation of family law disputes; psychological and counseling aspects of family law; family law writ and appellate practice; postmarital agreements; nonmarital domestic relationships; child custody in any forum; and public enforcement of child support."



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