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What is a Cost-Effective Divorce

On Behalf of | Mar 2, 2019 | Divorce

What is a cost-effective divorce in North County San Diego?  The real answer to this question is based upon several variables, including how you value your:

  • Time
  • Quality Time with Your Children
  • Peace of Mind
  • Future After the Divorce

How do you value your time? It is possible to complete a divorce in California without legal representation. Many people believe this saves a substantial amount of money. However, this might require a substantial amount of your time during business hours.  For example, the free help division of our Courts provides assistance on a first come, first served basis.  The queue for this division starts very early in the morning, and you should plan to be there for several hours, each visit.

If your divorce is fairly straight forward – which means you and your former spouse are in complete agreement on every detail contained within the Settlement Agreement – you may only need a legal group to review your documents to make sure they are in order and legally enforceable.

How do you value quality time with your children?  Many former spouses attempt to bully the other parent into accepting less child custody and parenting time for many reasons from infidelity to even more nefarious threats.  California’s laws are very heavily weighted in what is in the best interests of the child. In the absence of extreme circumstances, this means equal quality time with each parent.

How important is peace of mind?  The attorneys at Burke & Domercq guide our clients through the divorce process.  We help our clients to keep a balanced perspective whenever possible, and to understand that the tone of your divorce will carry forward into life after your divorce.  This is especially important for those who will share the responsibilities of raising children.  We work to preserve good relationships and to contribute positive energy and constructive input to the process to make it easier for you to move forward.

What is a cost-effective divorce in North County San Diego and how do you get to the point of moving forward?  You want to make sure your documents capture the agreements you’ve made.  Many self-filers are surprised to learn that the spousal support that was supposed to end in four years is actually going to continue for life.  Important definitions such as what is required to establish a change in the “Status Quo” can keep the parties out of Court after the divorce is completed, and help to prevent abuse of the Court to harass a party in the future.