One of the questions we are asked most often is “How long will a divorce take in Carlsbad?” The least amount of time required for a divorce is six months based upon California family law. In the majority of cases, any time beyond six months is associated with the challenge of resolving all issues within the settlement agreement.
Challenges usually arise around child custody and parenting time issues, ownership of a business or professional practice, community property with substantial assets or retirement accounts, and issues of child support and spousal support.
The fastest (and least expensive) divorce involves two parties who are able to work through or set aside emotion in order to resolve differences in these issues. The longest divorces (and the most expensive) are those which involve difficult personalities, hardened positions with little flexibility and those involving strong emotion which gets in the way of finding a resolution the parties can live and work with.
The most time efficient and cost-effective divorce strategy is to work with the experienced Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq. Each of our partners has decades of experience representing clients before North County family law courts. If you are both in full agreement on every issue our paralegals will prepare all of the paperwork required to complete your divorce and our attorneys will review it.
If there are areas of disagreement where the parties just can’t seem to agree we are often able to negotiate a resolution which reflects our client’s goals and objectives.
Mediation is an option to consider when there are genuine challenges, personality difficulties or when the parties are unable to work with each other and their representatives to negotiate resolutions to these disputes. Mediation is required prior to taking the matter before the court.
It may help to consider the proven fact (based upon numerous studies) that parties who are able to negotiate a resolution or reach agreement in mediation are much more likely to abide by those agreements once the divorce is completed. This also significantly reduces the time, emotional burden, likelihood and expense of going back to court with post-decree litigation.
How long will a divorce take in Carlsbad? Representation by an experienced, skilled divorce attorney is usually the fastest and most effective path to a successful divorce. Our experienced attorneys work to achieve your goals and objectives. We also provide our clients with the insight and expertise gained over decades of experience before these courts and in similar cases.
An effective divorce strategy begins with careful planning. We invite you to review the comments and recommendations of our clients and contact us or call 760-434-3330 to schedule an appointment with an experienced Burke & Domercq attorney.