What is the value of resolving differences during the course of a divorce in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe or anywhere in Carlsbad? We’ve written several times in this blog about the “cost” (in terms of financial expense and emotional burden) of resolving differences in a divorce. The amount of time it will take to complete your divorce and the actual cost will be significantly tied to the amount of disagreement between the parties and their ability to work through issues and resolve them.
What are some strategies when the parties are genuinely far apart in their positions and struggling to have a civil conversation?
The Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq have represented clients in Carlsbad family law cases for decades. We begin each case by working with our clients to establish specific goals and objectives and to determine which issues are of the highest priority as they begin the divorce. We discuss strategies and approaches for presenting your issues to a former spouse and techniques for maintaining a civil conversation, as well as what to do when the discussion becomes “heated.”
When the parties are unable to reach agreement in direct negotiations with a former spouse Burke & Domercq represent our clients in negotiations directly with opposing counsel. As professional attorneys we are not interested in expanding the discord and will not take part in unnecessary gamesmanship in order to increase the time and costs to our clients. Quite the contrary, we look for common ground and work to build consensus while preserving our client’s objectives throughout.
Mediation is a good alternative for many parties who are struggling to communicate or effectively negotiate. An effective mediator works with each party separately to identify their position and to help them understand the position the other spouse has taken. Your mediator provides counsel and insight based upon California family law as well as practical experience the mediator has gained over their own decades of service in these cases.
When the parties are unable to reach an agreement through negotiation or mediation, the matter is usually taken before the judge or magistrate. Our effective attorneys understand the value of resolving differences during the course of a divorce and advocate on behalf of our clients throughout the process based upon established goals and priorities.
We invite you to review the recommendations of former clients and the recognition of the legal industry and contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys. The attorneys at Burke & Domercq understand the value of resolving differences during the course of a divorce so that you can accomplish your objectives and move forward with your life.