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How to Reduce the Odds of a Post Divorce Decree Modification

On Behalf of | Aug 26, 2019 | Divorce

Are you wondering how to reduce the odds of a post divorce decree modification in North County or Carlsbad family law courts?  You have learned the process of a divorce is very challenging.  There are many issues where you and your former spouse have substantial disagreement.  The question isn’t only “How can we get things resolved and complete a divorce?”  It should be “How can we resolve all the issues on which we presently disagree and reduce the odds of a post divorce decree modification in our case?”

You don’t want to have to go through all of this, and then two or three years down the road wind up back in court for an expensive and time-consuming post decree modification hearing.

When a couple takes a dispute in a divorce before a Carlsbad family court the matter is resolved by a total stranger – the judge.  It is important to understand that Carlsbad family law judges do not issue a “Win” or “Lose” decision in the vast majority of these cases.  The judge is looking for a fair and just resolution.  This means neither party will get everything they want and both parties will leave the proceedings feeling like they’ve literally been punched in the stomach.  Unfortunately, both parties in these cases feel the decision was arbitrarily forced upon them.   This leads to increased post-decree disputes as neither party is satisfied with the outcome.

The good news is its absolutely possible to reduce the odds of a post divorce decree modification.  Several recent studies have shown former spouses who (in effect) work together to resolve their differences, either through negotiation or in a forum such as mediation, are much more likely to abide by the agreements they’ve reached.  In other words, when an agreement is reached between the parties in negotiation or mediation, the parties themselves have more skin in the game and are much more likely to follow the agreement they personally contributed to.

The Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq work to help our clients to reach common ground with their former spouse while protecting the things which are most important to them.  We represent clients in productive negotiations as well as mediation with the goal of resolving disputes and bringing the divorce to completion while helping our clients to accomplish their objectives.  If you would like to reduce the odds of a post decree modification battle we invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact Burke & Domercq or call 760-389-3927 to learn more or schedule an appointment.