Carlsbad divorce and family law attorney Kari Marchant at 760-730-9313.



Divorce clients are all different, but they all have one thing in common: they don't want to lose. They've already lost an important relationship. Now they face losing their kids, their house, their business and their retirement savings.

At the Law Offices of Kari M. Marchant, I handle all kinds of divorces and divorce actions:


Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is one where the partners have resolved every issue before they went to court. They are characteristically quick, cost less and hurt less. But they must be done right — the agreement must be specific and inclusive.


Contested Divorces

A contested divorce is one in which the husband and wife are unable to reach an agreement on one or more issues. Lacking a resolution, they must either go to court or resort to one of the alternative methods mentioned below.


Paternity Actions

In California either the mother or father can file an action to have the court determine the legal parentage. Even if the father signed the birth certificate and acknowledged paternity, that does not make him the legal father. To establish this relationship, he needs a judge to sign off on it.


Discreet Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney

There are several approaches to resolve disputes in divorce: mediation, collaboration and private arbitration. I am proficient at all three methods. Privacy is one reason people opt for these approaches. These proceedings are private, unlike those conducted in court.


San Diego and Encinitas Military Divorce Lawyer

Even soldiers sometimes need someone to stand up for them. At the Law Offices of Kari M. Marchant, we stand by military families as they struggle with divorce, child custody and child support.


Military divorce occurs through civilian courts, but there are many aspects regarding retirement and benefits that ordinary lawyers don't understand. We understand the importance of keeping your personal matters in a discreet fashion and out of your service records.


When You Hire Kari Marchant

It's not like the dry cleaner, where you just drop off your things. When you work with me we become partners. For the best results you need to be involved with me in the process and settlement. I'm not the expert on your life; you are. Together we can create a strong future.



Looking for a divorce lawyer who actually cares about the people she represents? Contact Carlsbad divorce lawyer Kari Marchant at 760-730-9313.