Going through a divorce can be one of the most stressful times of a person’s life.  It can definitely take its toll emotionally.  The divorce is much more than the end of your marriage.  It has an effect on everything:  Children, Finances, Property, etc.  Most people going through a divorce are looking for one thing:  closure.  Our experienced San Diego Family Law attorneys help guide you through the divorce process while protecting your interests in all divorce cases.

In the 1960s, those seeking to change the stress of divorce advocated for the ‘no-fault’ divorce which meant that a couple could divorce for any number of reasons such as incompatibility, the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage or irreconcilable differences. Instead of placing blame on person for the breakdown of the marriage, the court looked at the current condition of the union and determines to allow the dissolution without having to state one party was guilty of adultery, alcoholism, cruelty (physical or mental) or other faults which led to the procedure.

All states have adopted ‘no-fault’ divorce and have since 1987. This is often less expensive and quicker than going through traditional divorce proceedings; however it is generally available only when children are not involved and the property assets are moderate. There are many who feel this ‘no-fault’ divorce option is too easy to obtain and encourages couples to split rather than try to work through their difficulties.

Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is when both parties have come to an agreement on the terms of their divorce.  These terms include division of assets and debts, Child Custody, Child Support and Spousal Support Orders.
Even when parties have come to a full agreement it is wise to seek the advice of a San Diego Family Law attorney.  Our experienced attorneys will draft all the necessary documents and file them with the court.   Engaging our office to represent you through this proceeding will give you the benefit of having an experienced attorney review all the documents and give you the peace of mind that it is being done correctly.

Contested Divorce

Most of the time, the parties to a divorce cannot agree on anything.  Be it division of assets, custody of children, spousal support, child support, you name it; the parties will not give in.  These proceedings are called a contested divorce.  Our experienced attorneys will defend your rights and protect your interests throughout this tough time.  We will aggressively advocate for you and get you what you deserve.

Whether you and your spouse have high valued assets or no assets at all, our attorneys are committed to protecting your economic interests.  High assets divorce involves greater financial risk and it is imperative that you seek qualified, experienced San Diego Family Law counsel to represent you.