How can you plan an affordable divorce in North County San Diego? It is interesting to note that almost 80% of the divorces filed in North County San Diego and across the State of California are filed by the parties themselves. Less than half are able to complete their own divorce without hiring an attorney. What do you need to know about going through the process of a divorce and what is the best strategy to keep divorce affordable?
Those that attempt to save money by filing their own paperwork almost always significantly under-estimate the vast number of hours it will take to learn how to format the filings correctly. They do not understand that the “free” help available from the Court is on a first-come first-served basis, and the line forms before 5:00 a.m. You may wait 3 hours or more to speak with the free help counselor only to receive a portion of the information needed before your time is up. Will you come back tomorrow?
The surest way to plan an affordable divorce in Carlsbad is to work with the experienced divorce and family law attorneys at Burke & Domercq. The time and cost of a divorce are directly related to the amount of disagreement between the former spouses. If you are looking for an affordable process it is important to approach conversations and negotiations with one another in a respectful and cooperative manner. Consider a starting point of 50% on everything from the division of child custody and parenting time to the division of your assets and liability if you are simply looking for the fastest and least expensive path through a divorce.
If there is an area or two of disagreement, our experienced attorneys can share real world solutions that have worked for hundreds of others in your situation, or modify them a bit to fit your unique circumstances. We then prepare all of the documents you will need including the separation agreement, child support and spousal support worksheets, financial disclosure statements, QDROs or other retirement related paperwork and ensure that everything is ready to be presented to the judge for approval.
If you are interested in how to plan an affordable divorce in Carlsbad we invite you to contact us or call to schedule an appointment at 760-389-3927 and learn about the steps in the process to complete a cost-effective divorce and move forward with your life.