Fierce And Focused Advocacy In Divorce And Family Law

I bring both passion and practicality to the difficult issues of family law. I will be your strong advocate in legal proceedings as well as your guide and adviser for this big transition in your life. Tap into my experience to problem-solve your situation.

Serving San Diego And San Diego County Since 2014

Board-Certified And Bilingual

My name is Gisela M. Acevedo. Family law is all I do, and I love what I do. I have pursued the extra training to become certified by The State Bar of California as a specialist in divorce and related matters. This means that I know the law forward and backward. It means that I have deep experience with the exact issues you are facing. It means that I know how to create solutions that make sense for your family – and how to fight for you when you need to stand your ground.

Many Spanish speakers worry about language barriers or cultural barriers when hiring a lawyer. I am fluent in English and Spanish.

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Sophisticated Solutions In Family Law

My law practice is equipped for complex and emotional family matters, including high-asset divorce, high-conflict custody disputes and domestic violence restraining orders. I can protect your interests in property division, parenting arrangements, spousal support and child support. I also handle issues that many attorneys don’t take the time to learn, such as stepparent adoption, surrogacy agreements and prenuptial agreements.

At Acevedo Family Law APC, you will work directly with me, an attorney who has 10 years of focused experience. Most importantly, my advocacy and solutions will be tailored to your needs and circumstances.


Words cannot explain how happy I am with Gisela’s work, and the outcome of my case! I got EVERYTHING I asked for. My case was a complex DV and custody case. Not once did Gisela doubt my truth. I always felt heard and cared for. Many times she would email me at 9PM to answer any questions I had. Gisela and her team have passion for family law and their dedication speaks for itself. Thank you Gisela for helping me keep my baby safe! I will forever be grateful for you!

I had a very good experienced with Acevedo family law ! Gisela is very smart and fights for her clients zealously . The firm was financially reasonable , most importantly she took the time for me , took my case seriously and treated me with kindness & respect . I have had very disappointing experiences in the past with other family law attorneys. So i can truly say : when one finds a good attorney it is simply golden. Highly Recommended!
— N.C.

Acevedo Family Law APC is proving to be the relief my family needed during this distressing custody situation. The obstacles that arose during the court proceedings were met with the confidence of Acevedo Family Law APC without missing a beat. She was always present and available at each juncture of the case and willingly answered all of my daughter’s questions, while assuaging her fears of each impending court hearing. As the grandmother of two beautiful grandchildren, I couldn’t bear not being a part of their growth. Acevedo Family Law APC understood my daughter’s angst and after a brief interview, began working on her case right away! I am looking forward to a worry-free, positive outcome with Acevedo Family Law APC, they are a true Family Law Attorney. Acevedo Family Law APC, the law firm that definitely works harder for your familial rights than you could ever work for yourself!
— TS

When I came to Gisela my husband and I were walking into a legal situation we knew very little about. It was scary and we felt so many emotions all at the same time. Gisela was so knowledgeable and she put the facts out there from the very beginning. Our process was about a year and a half because the opposing party kept prolonging the case. Through it all she always came with the truth and alongside my husband and I built what we called a “slam dunk” case. It was an emotional roller coaster for us that we will never forget but even more so we will never forget the guidance and the solidarity we received from Gisela. She was genuinely in our corner from beginning to end. She will forever hold a special place in our hearts and family.
— SR

Quiero agradecerte de corazón por tu trabajo. Me sorprende cómo puedes explicar cosas complicadas de manera sencilla y clara, nunca pierdes de vista el objetivo. Me has dado tranquilidad en momentos de incertidumbre, me inspira a ya no tener miedo. No solo me has representado legalmente, sino que también te has preocupado genuinamente por mí y mi hija. Gracias de verdad!”
— RV

Acevedo Family Law Team.

Acevedo Family Law Team.

A Passion For People

When I take on a new client, I spend time to learn their backstory and the important details. I want to know your goals as well as your anxieties about your family situation. People come to me with heavy hearts and hard decisions, and I work hard to put them at ease and earn their trust so we can find the way forward.

You Can Always Talk To Me

Certified, experienced and always prepared to fight for you

Rated by Super Lawyers Gisela M. Acevedo, Selected in 2024, Thomson Reuters
State Bar of California | California Board of Legal Specialization
The State Bar of California

Certified in Family Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Rated by Super Lawyers | Gisela M. Acevedo, selected in 2023 Thomson Reuters