About Gavin & Dersch Law And Mediation

During a divorce, custody or other family law dispute, many people feel as if their entire world is falling apart. At Gavin & Dersch Law and Mediation, we understand what you are going through, and we are here to help bring your case to an end. We know your case is the most important thing to you, and we will give you the attention you deserve.

With offices in Vista and Del Mar, California, our firm helps clients resolve their most challenging family law disputes.

Our Approach

At Gavin & Dersch Law and Mediation, we work jointly with you on your case. We want to know your goals, and we take the time to mutually develop a strategy to meet those goals as best possible under the law.

We explain the "why." Our attorneys will sit down with you, listen to your situation, review the facts and explain how the law applies to your circumstances. We take the time to get to know you and understand your family's unique dynamic. Together, we will develop a strategy that achieves your goals, protects your interests and resolves your legal issue in the fastest way possible.

We can represent you in three separate roles:

  • Litigation and Settlement: Our attorneys represent you in an individual capacity.
  • Mediation: Attorney Gavin or Attorney Dersch can act as a neutral to help resolve disputes between you and your spouse.
  • Consultation: We often serve as a consultant to help you "behind the scenes."

Individuals often wonder, "what if I already have an attorney?" Much like receiving medical information, often people want a second opinion. We provide second opinions and consultations in these scenarios as well.

Our Lawyers

Attorneys Paul Gavin and Wayne Dersch have more than 40 years of combined experience. They are respected members of the legal community and trusted advocates.

Paul Gavin is certified as a family law specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014. He has also had extensive training in mediation. In addition to our traditional legal services, Attorney Gavin also acts as a neutral third party during the mediation process.

Wayne Dersch is certified as a family law specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is a skilled litigator and creative thinker and his practice is entirely focused on family law. Attorney Dersch also has extensive experience as a mediator. He is committed to protecting his clients' financial and parental rights. In April of 2016 Attorney Dersch was honored by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the "10 Best" attorneys in San Diego County.

For more information about our attorneys, please refer to their individual biographies below.

We know family law issues don't stop just because traditional working hours are over. While our office is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, we are available to our clients on evenings and weekends in urgent situations. Schedule a consultation today by calling 760-691-1763 or through our online contact form.