How to Resolve Differences During the Course of a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We’ve written several times in this blog about the “cost” (in terms of financial expense and emotional burden) of resolving differences in a divorce. The amount of time it will take to complete your North County, Oceanside, Encinitas or Carlsbad divorce and the actual cost will be significantly tied to the amount of disagreement between the parties and their ability to work through issues and resolve them.
What are some strategies when the parties are genuinely far apart in their positions and struggling to have a civil conversation?
The partners at Burke & Domercq have represented clients in North County family law cases for decades. We begin each case by working with our clients to establish specific goals and objectives and to determine which issues are of the highest priority as they begin the divorce.
When the parties are having difficulty reaching agreement we represent our clients in negotiations directly with opposing counsel. As professional attorneys we are not interested in expanding the discord and will not take part in unnecessary gamesmanship in order to increase the time and costs to our clients. Quite the contrary, we look for common ground and work to build consensus while preserving our client’s objectives throughout.
Mediation is a good alternative for many parties who are struggling to communicate or effectively negotiate. Dan Burke has successfully mediated family law cases in North County San Diego since the 1990’s. A mediator works with each party separately to identify their position and to help them understand the position the other spouse has taken.
An effective mediator then counsels the former spouses and provides insight based upon California family law as well as practical experience the mediator has gained over their own decades of service in these cases.
When the parties are unable to reach an agreement through negotiation or mediation, the matter is usually taken before the judge or magistrate. Our effective attorneys aggressively advocate for our clients based upon the established goals and priorities.
The goals and objectives of our clients guide our actions and strategies throughout the entire divorce process. When an obstacle arises, we have decades of experience and extensive legal skill to draw upon to find a resolution and reach a settlement which reflects our client’s position.
We invite you to review the recommendations of past clients and contact us or call 760-712-3741 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys. Learn how the attorneys at Burke & Domercq can help to resolve differences during the course of a divorce so that you can accomplish your objectives and move forward with your life.