You’ve reached the point where you both agree it is time to end your marriage. What are the foundations for an efficient divorce in San Diego and how can you reduce the financial and emotional impact of your divorce?
Perhaps you’ve even reached general agreement on the major issues in your divorce. What steps should you take to protect the civil atmosphere between you and your former spouse while you complete a divorce?
The foundations of an efficient divorce include attention to details, open and transparent communications and the ability to work through issues where you each may have a bit of a different point of view.
You probably already realize that the time, financial and emotional impact of your divorce are directly associated with the ability to reach agreement and complete the detailed documentation associated with a given issue.
It begins with an open, transparent, full and accurate disclosure of all assets and debts. The foundations of an efficient divorce are forged from the outset with the parties allowing each other full and open access to all accounts and associated statements and information.
Mediation can ben an excellent tool to consider as you establish the foundations of an efficient divorce. Mediation is a private, confidential process which keeps all of your private information and business out of the public record. A skilled mediator can help you to work through areas where you might see things differently in order to reach consensus. This should ultimately lead to the crafting of a detailed settlement agreement.
If you have children and intend to co-parent you will need to develop a detailed “parenting plan” which addresses all issues associated with child custody and parenting time. The parenting plan should reflect the existing rhythms of your child(ren)’s existing patterns and schedules as closely as possible. The “best interest of the child” is the core of California custody and parenting time law and one of the foundations of an efficient divorce.
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