Most people don’t realize planning ahead and resolving issues is the key to divorce in Carlsbad and North County San Diego. If you are having difficulty in your marriage one of the most important steps you can take is to begin thinking of how you will address specific issues should the matter result in a divorce.
When a divorce is filed there are many issues which must be fully resolved before a final decree can be issued. Do you have children? You and your former spouse will need to address custody and visitation schedules in order to develop the child custody and parenting plan. If the two of you cannot reach an agreement you must relinquish control over child custody and parenting time decisions to the court.
Will child support and/or spousal support be required in your case? In California the child support is initially calculated using the state’s guideline calculator. Spousal support is much less formulaic and from a legal perspective, quite complex. There are many factors which will determine whether spousal support is to be ordered, as well as the amount and duration of support.
All of your assets and debts must also be addressed. You will need to organize records and financial statements associated with all banking and investment accounts, retirement plans and financial obligations.
Planning ahead and resolving issues is the key to divorce in Carlsbad and North County. The cost and time frame associated with your divorce is directly associated with the amount of disagreement between you and your former spouse on the issues within your divorce. The experienced Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq can help you to understand the process of a divorce and how to begin preparations. Our attorneys will help you to develop a strategy which will accomplish your goals and objectives while reducing the emotional and financial costs of a divorce.