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 In accordance with recommended measures related to COVID-19, our office now offers options for remote consultations (telephone or virtual).

Please call (619-546-9777) or email us (ian@topf-law.com) to schedule an appointment. Se habla español.

Family Law

We work in 4 primary areas to serve you:

  • Divorce/Legal Separation
  • Child and Spousal Support
  • Child Custody/Guardianship
  • Domestic Violence

Estate Planning

While contemplating your death or being inflicted with an incapacitating illness can be rather unsettling to most people, obtaining a proper estate plan, including a Living Trust, a Will, an Advance Health Care Directive, necessary Powers of Attorney and other related documents will allow you to rest assured that your family and friends can carry out your wishes with minimal hassle and hardship. We will assist you in setting your legal affairs in order.


The Law Offices of Ian S. Topf, APC is a debt relief agency. We help people file make informed decisions about their debt relief options and, if necessary, assist in applying for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Civil Litigation

We aggressively pursue and defend against claims for damages on behalf of our clients. We utilize all available avenues of litigation, including alternate dispute resolution and, if necessary, taking your matter to trial. Our goal is always to reach an acceptable resolution of the case.


Not obtaining court orders with respect to the paternity, custody and support of a child may severely limit unmarried parents’ respective legal rights. We are committed to pursuing a parent’s legal rights and will strive to resolve custody, visitation and support issues, in the best interests of you and your children.

Criminal Defense (DUI)

Our primary goal for clients facing criminal charges is the protection of their rights and keeping them out of jail. We represent our clients in court and administrative proceedings relating to criminal allegations against them. If a dismissal of all charges is not possible, our objective is always to get an acceptable plea bargain.

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Law Offices of Ian S. Topf

3838 Camino Del Rio N # 120, San Diego, CA 92108