San Diego Contested & Uncontested Divorce Lawyer
Once a couple decides to get a divorce, the first thing that needs to happen is for the spouses to reach an agreement on all the things that need to be determined before the divorce can be finalized. These include custody, child and spousal support, property division and other matters. Divorce agreements are typically negotiated between the two spouses with the help of their divorce attorneys.
Contest vs Uncontested Divorce in San Diego
Every divorce falls under one of two categories: contested or uncontested. A contested divorce happens when the spouses are not able to reach an agreement on at least one issue related to the dissolution of their marriage. In an uncontested divorce, both parties have agreed to all terms without condition.
The vast majority of divorces tend to be contested, simply because there are so many issues that need to be worked out. In a contested divorce, the couple must take their unresolved issues to court to be decided.
Experienced Negotiator and Mediator
The state of California greatly prefers to see uncontested divorces. One of the primary concerns of the state is that the divorce process not be unnecessarily traumatic for any children in the family. Not only does an uncontested divorce avoid a stressful court battle, it also saves everyone involved considerable time and money.
At the San Diego, California, law firm of Anthony C. Starks, Attorney at Law, I help people throughout San Diego County resolve their divorce disputes. As your attorney, I negotiate for a settlement that accommodates all of your needs and the needs of your children. If negotiations are not successful, I will not hesitate to go to court and fight for you there.
I also offer mediation services. As a mediator, I would not represent either spouse, but would serve as a moderator of sorts to facilitate an agreement that everyone can support.
Contact a San Diego Divorce Lawyer Today!
Contact my office today to discuss your divorce questions. I am available for free consultations by phone or in person, whichever is more convenient for you. If you prefer, you may also reach me via e-mail, and I will follow up with you by the end of the next business day.