Most people simply don’t know what to look for in a Carlsbad divorce lawyer. In fact, the vast majority of divorce cases in North County and throughout California are initially filed without an attorney. Why do you need a lawyer for your divorce and what should you look for in a divorce attorney?
The reason you need a divorce lawyer is to save you time and money. This obviously sounds backward when compared with the old perspective that lawyers work to drive division between the parties in order to drive up their fees in a divorce. This simply isn’t the case.
The primary source of expense in a divorce is genuine disagreement between the parties. There are as many reasons for people to disagree during a divorce as there are divorces, however the most common include:
- Child custody and parenting time
- Division of Community Property and the Family Home
- Business or Professional Practice Valuation and Division
- Retirement and Investment Account Identification and Division
The time and money associated with almost every divorce in Carlsbad or North County is directly associated to the amount of disagreement between the parties. A San Diego family law judge recently remarked ‘I ask everyone who appears before me (without an attorney) how long they’ve been trying to get divorced. The answer is “more than a year” in almost every case.’
The fact is the majority of divorces start without a lawyer, get stuck in the process along the way. They take more than a year and the parties spend much more of their own time and money trying to work through each issue.
How can you accomplish a cost effective and timely divorce and what should you look for in a Carlsbad divorce lawyer? Look for a Certified Family Law Specialist. In order to become a California Certified Family Law Specialist the attorney must gain extensive actual experience, additional training and obtain the recommendations of local judges and their peers. You should also look for an attorney who is easy to talk to and with whom you feel comfortable. You will need a skilled attorney who can help you to understand each issue along the way and help you to accomplish your goals and objectives.
Burke & Domercq invites you to review the strong recommendations of our former clients and the legal industry. Our Certified Family Law Specialists are not only proven attorneys. We help our clients to work through and separate the emotion of the experience from the issues at hand. This not only helps to resolve matters more quickly, it helps our clients to make important decisions with a clearer and more informed mind.
Now that you know a little more about a divorce and what to look for in a Carlsbad divorce lawyer we invite you to contact Burke & Domercq or call 760-712-3741 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists.