It is absolutely possible to have a divorce with dignity in San Diego. The decision to end a marriage is a difficult point to reach. While there may be many emotions, regrets or even anticipation as you experience each moment of this reality, the next decisions you make will have a lot to do with your own experience of divorce. Divorce doesn’t have to become a battle of sworn enemies fighting over every tiny thing.
What decisions can you make from the outset to reduce the stress and emotional impact of a divorce while accomplishing your own goals and objectives? What do you need to know about the process of ending a marriage and completing a divorce with dignity in San Diego?
The first concept you might consider is the relationship between your ability to work through areas of disagreement and the ultimate cost of your divorce and the time it will take to complete. There is going to be give and take. Divorce (or any component within a divorce) is rarely a “win” or a “lose” scenario.
In order to complete the divorce you and your former spouse must resolve every issue associated with the end of your marriage including, but not limited to:
- Child custody and parenting time
- The disposition of all assets and debts including the family home and retirement assets
- The division of a business or professional practice
- Child support and spousal support
There are basically three options to resolve any area of disagreement which might arise:
- Negotiation between the parties (with or without the advice of counsel)
As you progress through these options the cost of your divorce and the time it takes to complete increase, and the amount of influence and control you and your former spouse will have at each point in the process decreases. One way or another, every issue must be settled. If the two of you and your counsel can’t reach agreement, the Judge (a total stranger) will decide for you.
A divorce with dignity in San Diego usually begins with a commitment to avoid harsh confrontation. When emotions or anger are present, the best policy is to simply take a step back and do NOT hit “send.” Do not leave an angry voicemail. The Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq will help you to develop strategies to work through the important issues of your divorce, and provide insight into how they can be resolved and the most efficient process to do so.
We invite you to review the recommendations of our former clients and the legal industry and contact us or call 760-434-3330 to schedule an appointment for a remote or socially distanced consultation with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists. We will help you to develop and implement the strategies necessary to accomplish a divorce with dignity in San Diego.