What are some of the things to think about before filing for divorce in Carlsbad? After decades of representing clients in Carlsbad and North County before our family law courts in Vista we have a few thoughts for those who giving consideration to divorce.
The first and most important suggestion would be to understand that anger and emotion almost always lead to poor decisions and in many cases regret. Take the time to think about what you want your life to look like after the divorce and the things which are most important to you. We help our clients to prioritize their objectives and establish proper expectations regarding the process and strategy associated with a divorce.
The greatest challenges most couples face center around the child custody and parenting time issues, finances, business ownership and the payment of support. Child custody and parenting time should be focused upon the best interests of each child, and the existing rhythms of their life and activities. Absent serious issues such as abuse, domestic violence or alcohol or drug addition California believes it is in the best interests of a child to spend consistent, regular quality time with each parent. What would that schedule look like in your unique situation?
Finances are important things to think about before filing for divorce in Carlsbad. Both spouses have a fiduciary duty (a substantial legal obligation) to continue to act in the best interests of a spouse and make a full, transparent and accurate disclosure of all debts, assets, bank accounts, investments and business interests. Financial consideration regarding child support and spousal support will be based upon multiple factors and this will help you to plan for the future once the division of community property (and debts) is completed.
Business or professional practice ownership presents unique challenges in any divorce. The valuation of the business interest and ultimately the disposition of these assets are an area which will require careful planning and expert representation.
It is important to work with experienced, proven attorneys who will work to help resolve areas of disagreement efficiently while protecting your interests with sound advice and counsel. Burke & Domercq’s Certified Family Law Specialists each have decades of experience in Carlsbad divorce cases. Our clients value the access they have to our attorneys, the successful results we generate and the manner with which we help to make the experience less burdensome.
There are a lot of things to think about before filing for divorce in Carlsbad. We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and contact us or call 760-434-3330 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys. Careful planning can help to prepare you for the process of the divorce, or in some cases options such as a legal separation which help couples to make sure this is the right path while making it easier and less expensive to reconcile.