The Experience of Filing a Divorce in North County San Diego

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is the typical experience for those who wish to file for divorce here in North County San Diego? According to recent statistics released by local Courts, more than 80% of those who file for divorce in San Diego County initially attempt to represent themselves. The number who successfully complete their divorce experience without an attorney drops to well below 50%. Why is this so?
The short answers are time, hassle, complexity, money and the will to move on with life. The first challenge faced by those filing on their own is a lack of available support. What documents must be completed? How will we know if they are legal, enforceable and ready for a Judge or Magistrate?
There is free counseling provided by the Court at regional centers on a first come, first served basis. After waiting in line several times for hours at a time (lines queue early in the morning hours) and an appearance or two in court, many simply realize they are unable to complete this process on their own.
After wasting hours and hours attempting to find support, and being scolded in Court for having unresolved issues or incomplete or unenforceable paperwork, the next challenge usually involves the parenting plan discussions. How will time be divided between each parent? What happens when the parties can’t agree?
All assets and debts must be divided fairly. Has each party made a full, thorough, truthful, accurate and comprehensive accounting of all assets and debts? How do you handle issues such as a business ownership interest? How do you divide retirement accounts?
Your Divorce Experience Doesn’t Have to Be Chaotic
Burke & Domercq bring decades of experience and expertise to the process to help you to reach your goals. Our certification as a California Certified Family Law Specialist, as well as industry recognition for our consistent creativity, legal expertise and service and performance across many years provide evidence your case will be handled professionally, compassionately and efficiently.
Our goal is to help you to successfully reach your goals. In reality, the fastest and often least expensive path to a successful divorce is with the guidance and services of our experienced team. We help get things on track and keep them moving forward. We are committed to providing cost-effective divorce services, and work with our clients to meet their unique needs.
When genuine challenges arise, or substantial financial or principled issues separate the parties, our seasoned attorneys have a strong track record of success with negotiations and litigation in order to protect our client’s interests.
The experience of filing a divorce in North County San Diego carries through the divorce itself, and actually forms a foundation for how life will move forward in the future. We help to facilitate a smoother and cost-efficient experience whenever possible. We help you to navigate this challenging time, and come through it in a position of strength to move forward with your life.
We invite you to review the comments and recommendations of our clients and contact us to learn more about how we can help to make divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside and North County San Diego a better experience.