Hon. Jeannie Lowe (Ret.) joined JAMS following ten years with the San Diego County Superior Court handling family law cases. Commissioner Lowe has presided over numerous trials covering all areas of family law, including complex property division, support, and parenting issues.
A Certified Family Law Specialist, Commissioner Lowe spent the last four years on the bench managing the North County branch’s mandatory settlement conference program. During that time, she developed a reputation for resolving even the most highly disputed family law cases.
Commissioner Lowe also taught newly assigned family law judges at the Family Law Institute. She was twice recognized by the San Diego County Family Law Specialists as "Judicial Officer of the Year" in 2011 and 2012 and received the "Distinguished Jurist Award" award from the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2010.
- Child custody matters including mental health and substance abuse issues, move-away requests, and best-interest determinations
- As commissioner for family law court and full-time neutral, Commissioner Lowe has presided over and resolved numerous divorces involving variety of legal and financial issues
- Property Division
- Business valuations and division of community interest in closely held corporations and professional practices
- Date of separation issue in multi-million-dollar estate
- Determination of a Moore/Marsden interest in real property
- Determination of community interest in complex stock option conversions
- Determination of validity of both pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
- Disputed real estate valuations and division of community interest
- Division of community interest in private and public retirement plans
- Property division involving tracing to separate interest in real property
- Determination of support for disabled adult dependent
- Imputation of income for purposes of determining support
- Income determinations of self-employed individuals for purposes of setting child and spousal support
- Post-judgment spousal support modifications