Carlos Tavares, CFLS

Carlos-Tavares-portraitCARLOS TAVARES is a California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS) licensed to practice law in California and the United States District Court, Southern District of California.

Mr. Tavares’ practice focuses on Family Law. He has prior experience as a construction defect litigator but has been committed to a family law for more than a decade. He is dedicated to professional excellence and has experience in all aspects of Family Law litigation. He is experienced in complex and high net worth case matters including conducting financial analysis of marital assets, custody and visitation disputes, enforcement of court ordered support obligations, separation, pre-nuptial and marital settlement agreements.


Service Members have a significant layer of overlap in Family Law proceedings and failure to be aware of these rules can result is adverse results for the Service Member. Though many family law attorneys advertise experience in this area, mistakes are made regularly regarding pensions, survivor benefit plans, jurisdiction, and the Lautenberg Act. FAP proceedings are commonly used as a strategic weapon to gain leverage against the Service Member and any Family Law proceeding must navigate the Family Law process in conjunction with the Military Regulations.

Mr. Tavares has significant experience representing Military Service Members and offers a discount to active duty military personnel. References are available upon request.

Mr. Tavares is a member of the California Bar Association and the San Diego County Bar Association Family Law Section. The San Diego County Bar Association was established in 1899 to further the principles of professionalism, collegiality, and integrity. Mr. Tavares remains committed to the tenets of this organization and to serving the legal profession and the public.

Mr. Tavares enjoys coaching his son’s Little League and his daughter’s softball. He is an avid Martial Artist and is a regular guest instructor for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and other military units. His greatest joy is being a husband and father.