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, 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.


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.


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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