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A family law issue is a delicate matter. Our firm will work diligently to get your point across, and your voice heard. Rely on us to protect your rights and devise a plan for a swift resolution.

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Your go-to solution for all your family law matters

Our family law firm provides comprehensive and compassionate legal services in Solana Beach and across North County to help you through some of the most challenging times in your life. We understand that family law cases are often emotionally charged, which is why we take an aggressive yet effective approach to work on your behalf. Meet our team:

Michelle Carlisle Hollimon family lawyer solana beach

Michelle Carlisle Hollimon


Having begun her legal career in 2001, Michelle Carlisle Hollimon is a skilled litigation attorney with extensive experience in family law. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 1998. She then attended California Western School of Law, where she graduated in the top 25% of her class in 2000.

Michelle understands that every client’s situation is unique and as such, she tailors her approach to each case to meet the specific needs of the client. She prides herself on being a tireless advocate for her clients from beginning to end. Additionally, Michelle has spent significant time volunteering both in and out of the legal community.

Alex Lugo, paralegal of family law solana beach

Alex Lugo


Behind every great attorney is an efficient and knowledgeable paralegal. For Michelle, that paralegal is Alex Lugo. Alex began her legal career in 2002, earned her ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate from the University of San Diego in 2006, and has been working in the area of divorce and family law ever since. Alex enjoys working closely with clients, where her compassionate manner and organizational skills are a true asset. Family law clients are often faced with a variety of difficult situations, and Alex effortlessly handles them all, answering questions and patiently explaining necessary procedures. Alex is also fluent in Spanish. In her spare time, Alex likes to read, take long walks, cook, and spend time with her friends and family.

Sarah W administrative support at MCH Family Law Solana Beach

Sarah W

Administrative Support

Sarah has over ten years of administrative support and customer service experience. Sarah graduated Cum Laude from Portland State University, where she learned the importance of honest communication, attention to detail, and compassion for others. Sarah has worked in administrative and client-focused positions in diverse settings which gives her the ability to connect with people in all walks of life and in complex situations. Her combination of professional, educational, and life experience has taught her the skills needed to help the office run successfully so the team at MCH Family Law has time to focus on your case and your situation.

What our clients say about us

Put your trust in a dedicated family attorney when you need it most

Our practice is exclusively focused on matters of family law. We’ve handled hundreds of divorce and paternity cases, addressing complicated circumstances. Our team is dedicated to providing each of our clients with the personalized attention they deserve in order to get the best results for you as quickly as possible. Our dedicated litigation attorney guides clients through the process while fighting tooth and nail to make sure their rights are protected.

  • Divorce
  • Asset and property division
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Domestic violence
  • Paternity

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