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San Diego Legal Advocates

Lionel P. Hernholm, Jr. is the owner of the Law Office of Lionel P. Hernholm in San Diego, California. He brings deep legal knowledge and wisdom from his 45-plus years of legal experience to represent clients in many facets of family law. He emphasizes certain sophisticated family law matters such as the enforcement of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, classification and tracing of complex marital properties, attribution of income in child support and alimony cases as well as multistate and international jurisdiction issues.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Father's Rights

Call 619-984-3305 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Lionel "Chip" Hernholm

Lionel “Chip” P. Hernholm Jr. counsels clients in family law litigation and mediation. Chip’s practice focuses a special emphasis on the enforcement of pre-marital and post-marital agreements and matters involving complex property characterizations, multi-state and international jurisdiction issues, income attribution relative to child and spousal support, and separate property tracing issues.

Chip has an extensive background in family law matters and has represented clients for 41 years in proceedings throughout California and in Texas, Virginia, Wyoming, and New York. Chip has successfully presented appeals on behalf of his clients in California’s Second and Fourth Appellate Districts, has routinely served as a Court-appointed Discovery Referee, and been selected by parties as a mediator.

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, 1975
  • University of Virginia, 1968

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