We are often asked “When should I file for a divorce and does it matter if I file first? California residents who are considering divorce may be interested to learn that the most common times to file are in January, March and August. These three months do have a common denominator; they all symbolize a new beginning for those looking to separate.
January, for example, marks the new year and marks a fresh start. It is speculated that March and August see large volumes of divorce filings when reconciliations over Valentine’s Day and summer vacations fail. Divorces that are filed during these months may be caused by strong emotions. However, if you are planning to end your marriage you shouldn’t let emotion rule your actions. Emotional decisions are typically not sound decisions.
This is why it is important to consult with the experienced Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq or call 760-434-3330 to schedule an appointment. We will answer your questions and provide insight into the issues you should be considering. We help you to carefully plan and execute the strategy which will accomplish your well considered goals and objectives for the divorce.
If a divorce is on the horizon, you will need to gather your financial paperwork and other important information concerning community assets and debts. There are advantages and disadvantages to filing the paperwork first, and this is part of the planning we will do together.
The answer to “When should I file for a divorce?” is too complex to properly answer here, but the basic answer is when you are sure it is the right decision for your unique circumstances and you’ve had some time to organize your strategy and preparations.
This is not the time to open a separate account, spend up the credit cards or move out. All of these may actually work against your own best interests. This is especially true with child custody and parenting time issues.
Our experienced Carlsbad divorce attorneys have decades of experience in Carlsbad family law courts. We provide sound counsel and strategy for our clients to help protect and accomplish their primary objectives for the divorce. Our work together helps you to have peace of mind while preparing for the steps ahead.