How can we resolve areas of dispute in our divorce in a timely and cost-effective manner? The amount of time and cost associated with any divorce are directly related to the issues in dispute between the parties and their ability to resolve these issues. All issues in a North County San Diego divorce must be completely resolved before the Judge or Magistrate can issue a divorce decree.
We are therefore often asked “How can we resolve areas of dispute in our divorce and what will achieve the best outcome?” This is a great question! The fastest and least expensive option is for the parties themselves to sit down, have a productive conversation and reach agreement on the issue at hand.
When the parties cannot reach agreement, the attorneys at Burke & Domercq apply their extensive experience in North County divorce cases across decades to negotiate with opposing counsel and/or the other party to find common ground and reach an agreement which reflects our client’s goals and objectives.
Another viable option is mediation. Mediation establishes a private, confidential and productive environment where the issue(s) can be identified and clarified. The mediator works with each party to help all to understand the perspectives of each party and to identify potential alternatives to resolve the matters at hand. Mediation can also help the parties to establish a more effective working relationship which will survive the divorce itself. This is particularly helpful when the parties will co-parent in the years to come and the ability to work together helps to prevent costly and time consuming post decree litigation.
Negotiation and mediation allow the parties to have a substantial impact on the final agreement. Many studies have proven that divorcing couples who reach agreements through mediation or negotiation are much more likely to abide by those agreements after the divorce.
There are issues and circumstances where our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists must place your issue before the Court in order to protect your stated interests and goals.
“How can we resolve areas of dispute in our divorce case” is an excellent question every participant in a North County divorce should ask. Resolving disputes not only impacts the time and cost associated with your divorce, it reduces the emotional price of the process and the time required to move through the experience and go forward with your own life.
We invite you to contact us or call 760-712-3741 to learn more about Burke & Domercq and how we can help you to accomplish your goals in a divorce or family law matter.