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Why You Shouldn’t File a San Diego Divorce On Your Own

On Behalf of | Jan 27, 2022 | Divorce

What are some of the many reasons you shouldn’t file a San Diego divorce on your own?  Over 80% of the divorces in California are filed by one of the parties without the representation of a lawyer.  Did you know that most of these divorces take well over a year to complete and in more than half of the cases each party has retained their own lawyer before the divorce is completed?  Why do so many cases require the advice of an experienced, proven legal counsel?

Some of the primary reasons why you shouldn’t file a San Diego divorce on your own are the complexity of the task at hand and a lack of understanding of the process and paperwork required to complete a divorce.  This is especially true if your divorce will involve child custody and parenting time or the division of complex assets such as retirement or the ownership of a business or professional practice.  Retirement is one of the most common community assets in a divorce to be managed during property division.  The paperwork associated with the procedure to divide a retirement account must be precise, and is customized to each specific plan and/or administrator.  A single mistake in this area could literally cost you tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Those who face divorce with a difficult partner should always have their own lawyer.  This is especially true if there are controlling behaviors, intimidation or the presence of a personality disorder such as narcissism or bi-polar disorder.

Another reason why you should file a San Diego divorce on your own is the genuine issue of emotion clouding judgment and decisions.  Emotional decisions are almost always poor decisions.  You need the sound advice and counsel of the Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq.  We provide objective guidance and strategies based upon your unique circumstances and your own goals and objectives.

Many of our clients have commented on the fact that our work not only helped them to accomplish their goals but reduced the stress and fear associated with the process of their divorce.  We help you to know what to expect at each step of the process and work to make sure all associated paperwork is meticulously crafted to protect your interests during the divorce and in the months and years to follow. Protect your own interests and contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment for a remote or socially distanced consultation with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists.