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Principles Can Be Expensive in a Divorce

On Behalf of | May 30, 2019 | Divorce

We often hear from our clients “…but it’s the principle of the issue…” during a case.  It is important to understand principles can be expensive in a divorce and often aren’t even advantageous to our client’s case.  While there issues which are important to place before the Court when other strategies have not succeeded, there are also times when the matter of principle is actually not in our client’s best legal or financial interest to pursue.

The legends of expensive legal battles in divorce cases (and many people’s resulting concerns regarding hiring an attorney) are often rooted in matters of “principle.”  The attorneys at Burke & Domercq are committed to helping you to complete your divorce in a timely and cost-effective manner whenever possible.  We do not seek to inflame the differences between our client and their former spouse to simply increase the cost of resulting legal services.

Quite the contrary.  The expense of a divorce is completely tied to the amount of disagreement between the parties.  The faster you resolve areas of disagreement, the less expensive the resulting divorce.  We first work to negotiate resolutions to any disagreement at hand which meet our clients objectives without the need for litigation.

Mediation is another alternative.  Dan Burke is an experienced family law mediator.  The primary purpose and goal of mediation is to establish a productive environment where the parties can reach a positive outcome without the need for expensive litigation.

We often have to guide our clients through matters of principle and why principles can be expensive in a divorce case.  The fact is in many cases once the matter of principle is concluded, people don’t feel any better.  While they really only wanted the other party to admit to something or even understand their own point of view, even proving it to the Court does not force the other party to acknowledge the principle at hand.  The sad fact is many litigants in divorce spend thousands of dollars on matters of principle which have no bearing on the outcome of their case, an in the end they feel even worse about the principle they feel has been violated.

Our formal titles are not only “Attorney” but “Counselors at Law.”  The counsel is the most valuable and important component of any divorce case.  If you are looking for highly recommended and experienced Certified Family Law Specialists who are committed to helping you to accomplish your goals we invite you to contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment.