Our San Diego Divorce Law Firm
Our divorce lawyers are specialists in family law & divorce matters in the greater San Diego county area. We are committed to excellence, compassion and truly understanding your divorce needs.
San Diego Divorce Law
Divorce in San Diego or any other town is just plain difficult. It’s never going to be easy saying goodbye to a relationship, dividing up assets and dealing with family/friends & the embarrassment that ensues.
The best course of action is to get a professional on your side so that you don’t worry about your legal options. Take the worry about the legal aspects of your divorce out of the equation and focus on dealing with the emotional, financial and social aspects and you’ll be just fine.
Why Divorce Rates in San Diego Are Going Up?
The exact reasons are unknown but the trend has also been spotted throughout the United States to San Diego is not alone here. Some possible reasons may be:
- the economy
- high stresses from job loss,
- wars in Iraq & Afghanistan
- stock market loss
Important Considerations When Seeking a Divorce
When selecting a divorce attorney in San Diego there are several factors to consider. It’s certainly not an easy time for you but the last thing you want to do is make a mistake when choosing who will represent your best interests in such an important matter that affects the rest of your life.
It is important that you have realistic goals. While you most likely have an outcome in mind please understand that getting through a divorce is a give and take process. While we will work to ensure you do end up with all of your requests understand that in most cases small concessions are necessary in order to attain the larger request.
San Diego Divorce lawyers come in 3 basic types; the solo divorce lawyer practitioner, the big divorce law firm (with a well-known firm name but many junior San Diego divorce lawyers in which any may be assigned to your case), and then the mediation type firms who are actual California bar admitted divorce lawyers but they market themselves as San Diego divorce mediators.
Solo San Diego Divorce Lawyer Practitioners are a very trustworthy type of practice and in most cases, a divorce lawyer practicing on their own like this is your best bet. They don’t normally handle a lot of divorce cases at the same time and they handle all of the cases personally. Your case details are not likely to be ‘farmed out’ to more junior family law attorneys or paralegals.
San Diego Divorce Lawyer in Big Law Firms, in most cases, focus on billable hours, profits, and overall focuses on themselves. It’s very unlikely that you’ll get good customer service and/or expert handling here as there focus is on getting your money and then getting you out the door as quickly as possible.
Mediation in San Diego is mostly non-attorneys that offer ‘counseling’ sessions in where you and your spouse come to some agreements on the terms of your divorce and save some money in terms of divorce lawyer fees, etc…
But some San Diego Divorce Lawyers will actually provide mediation services as well if that is what you really want to do. Mediation is not a bad way to go if you really agree on the circumstances and terms of the divorce with your spouse, but in most cases, this is very difficult to do.
Experienced San Diego Divorce Attorneys
The very first step is to contact us and discuss your situation, your needs and decide what strategy is the best to pursue given your unique situation. Our consultations are free of charge and we will sit down and review all of the facts of your case and counsel you on the best steps to take.
There is no obligation to use us after this consultation whatsoever. We want to be helpful to you in your time of need and if it makes sense for you to retain us we will ensure we work out the best possible payment plan and terms to help you through this time. With San Diego being a military town we also have a depth of experience with military family law matters including military discharges.
A good divorce lawyer will offer you a free consultation either over the telephone or in person so the 2 of you can discuss your divorce and you can get a feel for the lawyer’s personality and whether or not they think they can get you a good outcome for your divorce.
Contact our San Diego Divorce Lawyers Today
Another important point to remember here is that you want the divorce lawyer to be a specialist, not a general ‘family law’ practitioner but an attorney who focuses on divorce. Handling divorces should be at a minimum of 75% of their law practice.
Our San Diego Divorce Law firm comprised of the best divorce lawyers in the San Diego County area represent clients in all aspects of divorce and family law. We offer you a free consultation to discuss your potential divorce and will carefully advise you on the best way to proceed.
Our consultation is confidential, quick and very informative.
Divorce can be a very painful time in your life. The decisions you make during this time will most likely impact you for a significant portion of your life if not for your entire life. These decisions will also impact children, family, friends, and loved ones so it is extremely important that you not only make the right decision but that you have an aggressive divorce lawyer representing you.
Divorce doesn’t have to go to trial. We have plenty of experience helping San Diego families settle their matters through what’s called mediation. Mediation is a good alternative to a contested divorce and is a good way for all parties to have their needs met.