Most people believe legal battles are the greatest source of expense in a divorce. This is why more than 80% of Californians attempt to begin the divorce process without seeking the advice and representation of an attorney.
The reality of any divorce is fairly straight forward: a divorce cannot be granted in your case until all issues between the parties are fully settled or resolved. This includes, but is not limited to child custody and parenting time, child support, spousal support, disposition of the family home and all debts and assets of the couple as well as division of retirement accounts and any community interest in a business or professional practice.
The unfortunate fact is many DYI divorces take longer than a year. In more than half of the cases (most with children or substantial assets) the parties must ultimately hire attorneys to help resolve areas of disagreement and move your case to completion.
Resolving disputes is the key to a cost effective divorce and Burke & Domercq is committed to helping you to accomplish these goals. Most issues of disagreement are resolved through effective negotiation. The Certified Family Law Specialists at our firm have decades of experience in Carlsbad Family Law Cases. We can provide insight into the challenges you face and several potential ideas to help resolve them.
In some cases, mediation is a timely and cost-effective strategy to help resolve areas of significant disagreement. Mediation protects your privacy by keeping your private business out of the public record. The neutral mediator guides the parties through discussions with the goal of helping to identify potential options. It is important to note the process of negotiation or mediation helps to establish new patterns and strategies which will help the parties through and after the divorce, especially in cases involving co-parenting.
In addition, parties who participate in negotiation or mediation are far less likely to have to endure the time, expense and hassle of going back to court for post-decree modifications.
If resolving disputes is the key to a cost effective divorce the first step is to review the strong recommendations of former clients and the legal industry and contact Burke & Domercq or call 760-434-3330 to learn more or schedule an appointment.