What is a California Family Law Certified Specialist

Pierre Domercq Family Law

What is a California Family Law Certified Specialist and why does this matter in a North County Divorce case? The answer comes down to 3 important issues:
1. accomplishing your goals and objectives
2. time
3. money
Most people who decide to divorce in California actually attempt to handle the process on their own. According to the State of California more than 70% of those who file for divorce in California are not represented by an attorney at the time of the filing.
The reality is significantly more than half of these cases bog down for a variety of reasons including the difficulty of associated paperwork, reconciliation of differences between the parties and tactics used by the other party to delay or manipulate the outcome of the divorce.
Attempting to complete a divorce without an attorney usually costs the parties in terms of time to complete the divorce (much more than a year according to a local Family Law judge) as well as the ultimate cost. Most require the assistance of a skilled divorce attorney in order to complete the process.
This is why it is important to speak with an experienced attorney at the outset of your case. But how do you know what to look for? There are so many attorneys who offer their services for divorce in North County.
The State Bar of California has established a method to help identify attorneys with specific experience, skill and expertise within specific areas of law such as family law. To become a California Family Law Certified Specialist an attorney must have years of experience while devoting a significant amount of their practice to the specific area of certification.
Attorneys who seek certified specialization must have favorable evaluations and recommendations by other attorneys and judges who are familiar with the quality of their work. They must complete additional training, and once certified must fufiill ongoing Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and reporting requirements.
Dan Burke & Pierre Domercq are California Family Law Certified Specialists. Each of our partners has multiple decades of experience before North County family law courts. This experience combined with their legal certfications and skill provides sound, informed advice for clients of Burke & Domercq.
We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact Burke & Domercq or call 760-712-3741 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys. Learn how our California Family Law Certified Specialists can help to achieve the best possible outcome in your Oceanside, Carlsbad Encinitas or Vista divorce.