California Divorce Rate Highest in the Nation

Pierre Domercq Divorce

A recent article in a local newspaper noted that southern California has the highest divorce rate in the nation with more than 30 divorces filed on average every day of the year. Many myths surround the cost of a divorce, including the myth that attorneys drive these costs substantially higher. This is simply untrue.
The greatest source of “cost” in any divorce in Carlsbad or across North County is the amount of disagreement between the parties on matters that must be completely resolved in the “Separation Agreement.” The ability of the couple to work through these delicate issues constructively and effectively will determine the ultimate cost of their divorce.
The genuine facts are that more than 80% of Californians file for divorce on their own. Less than half of those parties are able to complete a divorce without the assistance of an attorney. Why is this? The principle reason is the inability to resolve disputes. The secondary reason is the complexity of paperwork and the structuring of child custody and parenting time, child support, spousal support and QDRO (retirement account division) orders.
Burke and Domercq are committed to helping the residents of Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, Vista, Escondido and all of North County to accomplish a divorce in the most cost-effective manner possible. We employ several strategies to help resolve areas of disagreement or dispute, not fuel them.
One example is mediation. Daniel Burke is a family law and divorce mediator with more than 20 years of experience. Mediation is one of the most affordable tools to resolve disagreements, find workable solutions and move your divorce forward to completion.
Our seasoned attorneys provide insight into areas of dispute by sharing the experiences of others with similar challenges and the strategies they found helpful to resolve the disagreement. Our goal is not to inflame the issues at hand or increase your costs. Our goal is to help you to accomplish your own objectives for your divorce in the time frame you desire in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Our clients value the practical and experienced manner with which we handle Carlsbad and North County divorce cases. We invite you to read the reviews of our customers and know that our offices are here to help you to complete this chapter of your life and come through it in the strongest position possible, and with the tools to move forward productively and confidently.
We invite you to contact us or call 760-712-3471 to schedule an appointment.