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How To Find A Good Divorce Lawyer In San Diego

If you are looking for a San Diego divorce lawyer you will likely interview a few lawyers and choose among them. Common mistakes that many people make are that they choose the cheapest option or the lawyer that makes big promises that they are unlikely to keep. The best course of action is to choose a San Diego divorce lawyer with experience regarding the facts and issues surrounding your case.
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Common Issues In Uncontested Divorces

Uncontested divorces, or divorces without litigation, can be cost and time efficient and save you a lot of stress. An uncontested divorce is the perfect solution for two parties that are ready to move forward with their lives, do not hold bitter feelings towards one another and are willing to listen to sound logical advice with the big picture in mind.

In this blog we will discuss the common issues that occur in uncontested divorces and how your San Diego divorce lawyer at Dunne & Dunne can help you to navigate this process.
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Navigating California Annulments

Annulments are often considered to be an easy option compared to divorce. The truth is that navigating the process of annulling a marriage can be as difficult as a divorce and the processes of each is completely different from one another. Obtaining a San Diego divorce attorney to help you navigate this process is recommended when obtaining an annulment.
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Setting the Groundwork For An Amicable Divorce

Nobody sets out to have a contentious divorce. The process is already an emotional one so you likely want it to be as quick and painless as possible. Taking the following steps with your San Diego divorce lawyer to allow for an amicable divorce will help you to achieve this goal and avoid unnecessary litigation.

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Preparing To Meet With Your San Diego Divorce Lawyer

If you are facing the end of your marriage the best option is to hire a divorce lawyer. Divorce can be an emotional endeavor that is difficult to manage on your own. Hiring a San Diego divorce attorney to represent you with your best interests in mind will result in the most amenable outcome. In order to maximize your initial consultation there are three ways that you can prepare to meet with your San Diego divorce lawyer.

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Considering Mediation

San Diego residents who are considering ending their marriage may want to consider mediation. Mediation employs the impartial guidance of a trained third party. Couples that are amicable can work together to reach a mutual agreement regarding the terms of their divorce.

Advantages of mediation include:

  • Each party can retain control of the terms of the divorce settlement rather than accepting details as determined by the court
  • Mediation can be more efficient than litigation when it comes to time and expense
  • Sessions can be scheduled at the convenience of both parties
  • Mediation can be easier on children during custody negotiations
  • Provides confidentiality

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Child Support Collection and Distribution

If you are in the process of obtaining a divorce or are already divorced and have custody of your child you might wonder how child support laws for the collection and distribution of funds is handled in California. In the state of California there is a central child support unit and in some cases that unit is responsible for collecting and distributing child support. The system has been put in place to ensure that both parents are responsible for providing financial support for their children.
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Restraining Orders and Divorce

Domestic violence can have a serious impact on the life of an individual including their physical and mental well being. If you feel that you are being abused you have the right to obtain a restraining order.

California defines “domestic violence” as abuse perpetrated against a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, or former cohabitant. Abuse inflicted by one’s current or former dating partner or fiancé/fiancée is also domestic violence, as is abuse committed against the parent of a child by the other parent.
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Grandparents’ Rights In A Divorce

When it comes to a divorce, custody arrangements can affect family members other than the parents. Grandparents who may play a very important role in a child’s life can also be stripped of their visitation rights.

During and after a separation or divorce, grandparents may wonder if they can still visit their grandchildren. Fortunately in the state of California, grandparents do have legal rights to visit their grandkids and a local family law attorney can help.
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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement Mediation in San Diego

Seasoned Mediation Attorney for Marital Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is a great way for couples to have a clear idea of which assets are being brought into their marriage and prevent possible disputes that could arise in the future. A postnuptial agreement can be an advantageous solution when married couples are purchasing a home, investing in a business, or are experiencing changes to financial status.

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Divorcing late in life? Don’t let it destroy your retirement.

Sometimes “till death do us part” just isn’t soon enough.

The phenomenon of late-life divorce is growing fast — and blowing apart a lot of divorcing spouses’ retirement plans in the process.

“It’s almost like a gray divorce boom is unfolding just before our eyes,” said Ann Dowd, vice president of Fidelity Investments.

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Why doing your research is important

When you decide to separate or divorce, there are going to be a lot of hard decisions to make. You may have purchased vehicles, a home, made investments and gathered personal possessions along the way. There is a lot of emotion involved when the relationship is becoming dismantled and a mediator is there to help you get past these emotions. He or she is a third-party that is neutral and can help the communication process so that the couple can remain focused on finding solutions.

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Always Leave An Option Open

We are often surprised and somewhat dismayed to observe how frequently business people and their legal representatives will “draw lines in the sand”, “dig in their heels” or otherwise put themselves in an untenable position if thing don’t go just their way.  Whether handling an Alternative Dispute Resolution case dealing with, Divorce, Child Custody, Probate or any other mediation, there is almost no occasion that warrants such a position. The more one knows about life, how things work and how problems can get resolved, the more one eschews insisting that it has to be your way, “or else”.

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9 Mistakes To Avoid When Getting A Divorce in California

Getting a divorce can take years with the clogged court system and tens of thousands of dollars even when employing the best divorce lawyers. The most common and financially devastating legal dispute you are likely to go through is a divorce. Our job is to help you come to an agreement that works for both sides and help you avoid the emotional toll that long-drawn out court battles take. We take the matter through the Court. You NEVER have to appear in Court.

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