Setting the Groundwork For An Amicable Divorce

July 8th, 2017

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.

  1. Don’t assume that your spouse will make the process difficult. While you may be right, let their actions determine whether this is true or not. Hopefully they will want to make the divorce amicable as well. By setting the precedent of being amicable your spouse may respond in the same way.
  2. Set reasonable goals for your divorce. Ask your San Diego divorce attorney to help you to get past your emotions and come up with a settlement that will be reasonable for both parties. The more reasonable your requests are, the more likely you will be able to avoid costly and time consuming litigation.
  3. Consider the option of mediation for your divorce. While you still need legal representation mediation may be a quicker, less costly option if you and your San Diego divorce lawyer ascertain that your spouse intends to be amicable as well.
  4. Make choices that are consistent with CA law. California law has already set in place what is community property versus separate property, how assets and debts should be divided, how child and spousal support is calculated and how child custody is determined.

At Dunne & Dunne we will be your advocate during the difficult process of navigating a divorce. This includes helping you achieve your goals in an amicable way, saving you time and money. Our goal is your peace of mind. Contact us today for a free consultation from an experienced San Diego divorce lawyer.

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