The name on the door pretty much says it all - Men's Legal Center. They are advocates for family law, advocates for men's rights. The bottom line is, and it is so rarely heard in our society, but the facts show abused men are the hidden side of domestic violence;
California State University Professor Martin summarizes some 214 empirical studies and 61 reviews and/or analyses to conclude:
""Women are as physically aggressive, or more aggressive, than men in their relationships with their spouses or male partners.""
We (men) often lose out in a biased society and seemingly unfriendly courts. Yet Father's have rights too. I think most men in general realize this yet remain silent. Come on, how many of us are really going to admit to anybody that our wife smacked us around? We should, but we don't until it is often too late.
The Men's Legal Center, however, has been doing something about it since 1985 by providing both legal and non-legal counseling, services, and referrals for men (and women) whom are victims of domestic violence. Legal services run the gamut from prenuptial agreements to divorce and everything in between including paternity tests and legal services, annulment, restraining orders, wills and trusts and alternative dispute resolutions to divorce. Most importantly however they help men assert often trampled rights in child custody, visitation and support.
The San Diego chapter of the National Coalition for Men operates out of the same building, and the Center provides a monthly newsletter, with parenting and cooking advice, annual picnics, and extensive unbiased resources for men in need of support. Testimonials are very supportive and the staff is super friendly. Payment terms are reasonable and the attorneys will work with you. The Men's legal center appears to be the real deal, genuinely concerned with your rights.