What are the steps to a divorce in Carlsbad and North County and what should you do to begin your planning and preparation? While every divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside or Encinitas is unique there is a common process all divorces must follow here in San Diego.
The basic process includes the initial filing, financial disclosures by the parties, negotiation and/or litigation of the settlement agreement and ultimately the approval of a resolution or the issuance of a judgment by the Court.
When preparing the first and most important step you can take is to resolve to separate emotion from the decisions associated with your divorce. Emotional decisions are almost always poor decisions, and you will be facing some of the most difficult and impactful decisions in your life. You need to prepare yourself and set aside your disappointment, anger or resentments and focus upon the tasks at hand.
Second, organize the information you will need. This includes tax returns for the past 3 years, bank statements, paycheck stubs, documentation of retirement contributions and plan balances as well as documentation associated with investment accounts, assets and real property.
The next thing to consider as you think through the steps to a divorce in Carlsbad and North County is to establish your goals and objectives for issues such as child custody and parenting time, community property division such as the disposition of your home as well as financial issues such as child support and spousal support.
Finally, contact us or call 760-389-3927 and make an appointment with one of our experienced and proven attorneys at Burke & Domercq. Our Certified Family Law Specialists have decades of experience representing clients before Carlsbad and North County family courts. We can help you to prepare, organize your thoughts, answer initial questions and begin to set expectations and goals.
The more information you have the stronger your position will be throughout the process of your divorce. Our attorneys are compassionate and skilled. We will protect your interests and work to achieve your goals and objectives. We will also guide you throughout this process, helping to carry the burden and providing valuable insight and guidance.