Why do I need an experienced divorce attorney in North County San Diego? This question is asked by the vast majority of those who seek divorce here and across California. This is evidenced by the fact that 80% of Californians attempt to handle divorce on their own, filing their own paperwork for the divorce. The lesser known fact is that only 42% of those are able to complete their divorce without an attorney.
Why is it that almost two-thirds of divorce cases need an experienced divorce attorney in North County? The primary reason is substantial disagreement between the parties regarding child custody and parenting time, child support, spousal support and the division of property. One of the parties may own an interest in a business or professional practice. How is the community property interest in that business divided in a Carlsbad divorce?
Every issue contained within the “Separation Agreement” – the final document approved by the Court upon which the Judge’s orders are based – must be completely resolved to the satisfaction of the Court.
What happens when the parties are unable to work out their differences? The myth about attorneys fanning the fires of dispute in order to make divorce much more expensive are quite exaggerated. The Carlsbad divorce attorneys at Burke & Domercq have decades of experience in North County divorce cases. We help our clients to establish and prioritize their goals and objectives.
Divorce isn’t about “win” or “lose.” It is about “give and take” (according to a North County Judge recently quoted in a local newspaper). We are able to help our clients to understand how the law is usually applied in similar circumstances and the strategies other couples have used to successfully resolve similar challenges and move forward.
Mediation is an affordable and productive tool for resolving disputes quickly. The advantage of working through and resolving disputes by contributing your own solution is simple: both parties are much more likely to keep those agreements once the divorce is completed.
The paperwork required to complete a divorce is overwhelming for many people. There are many different issues contained within the “Separation Agreement” and each has it’s own set of documents. The documents must be thoroughly and accurately completed or the petitioners may face a stern rebuke in Court as their case is “continued” until they have their case in order.
Another North County Family Court Judge was recently quoted as saying “I always ask the couple before me how long they’ve been trying to get a divorce, and the answer is almost always more than a year.”
Why do you need experienced divorce attorney in North County? To save money and time and to ensure your divorce is handled cost-effectively and in the shortest possible time frame. As your attorney, we can protect and achieve your primary goals while working with you and your former spouse to find resolutions to areas of disagreement so that your divorce may move forward.
Are you considering a divorce in Carlsbad or North County? We invite you to contact us or call 760-712-3741 to schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys.