We are often asked “How long until my Carlsbad divorce is final?” The shortest period of time for a divorce in the San Diego area is six months and one day from the date of service of the divorce papers upon the respondent. Your divorce will be final when the Judge in your case enters a decree and formalizes the “separation agreement” and all accompanying orders.
In order for the Judge to issue the final decree of divorce in your case, every issue related to your divorce must be completely resolved one way or another. If you and your soon-to-be former spouse are in complete agreement on literally every item associated with your divorce the answer for “How long until my Carlsbad divorce is final” is six months and a day from the date of service upon your spouse.
If there is any disagreement between you and your ex there are generally three ways to resolve it:
Many of the issues are usually able to be resolved through effective, well strategized Negotiation. This is why it is important to work with the experienced, proven Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq. We help you to clarify and prioritize your goals and objectives. We provide sound advice and counsel on how to manage all communications, how to keep emotion in check and most importantly how to move your ex from a “no” to a “yes.”
There is a hint of desperation (or exasperation) in the question “How long until my Carlsbad divorce is final.” You’re ready to move on and you want this finished. Divorce is a legally and financially complex process for many couples. If you’re doing everything possible for a speedy divorce you are probably going to compromise on many things which will really matter to you after the divorce is complete. This is almost never a time for warp speed. It is a time for working to protect your interests and get it right.
Mediation is a cost-effective and timely tool for many couples. It is a private, confidential and safe environment where the parties still maintain a lot of control over the outcome, but an independent third-party, the mediator, helps guide them through negotiations to reach a settlement. Mediation often helps to resolve most or all areas of dispute between the parties in a divorce.
Any issue which cannot be resolved by negotiation or mediation must be presented to the Court. The Judge will decide.
We understand the issues behind the question. However, divorce isn’t something to be rushed. You will have to live with the final decrees of your divorce and everything which comes along with them for the rest of your life. Burke & Domercq help our clients to prepare, resolve and reach agreements which not only accomplish their goals, they lay the foundation of a good path forward.