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Divorce For Men
Divorce doesn’t just last a few months. Nearly every aspect of your life changes in one fell swoop. The decisions made in the process impact your life, and the lives of people you care about, for years to come.
Men often rush to settle for a wide spectrum of reasons, but mistakes can be costly. That’s why it’s important to do it right. An emotionally demanding time, divorce involves much more than simply ending a marriage.
Most men can benefit from the guidance of an attorney well-versed in California divorce law.
The Divorce Process
Our professional team guides you from the earliest stages—filing the paperwork and responding to motions—through the final divorce settlement or trial.
- On a mechanical level, the divorce process appears relatively simple.
- You fill out and file the paperwork,
- Serve your spouse,
- Disclose all assets and debts,
- Work out an agreement,
- Sign the final documents.
In uncontested divorce and straightforward cases, it can proceed that smoothly.
This happens most often in shorter marriages, ones with no children and little or no shared property, and situations where spouses agree on all the important issues.
The more you have to deal with, the more complex the process becomes. When you have children, substantial wealth or debt to divide, or a long-term marriage, divorce is much more complicated. You may need to fight for an equitable parenting plan or to secure rights to a shared home.
When couples can’t come to terms on these or other important issues, they often must go through arbitration or mediation. If such methods of alternative dispute resolution don’t work, you may ultimately find yourself in a trial.
Related Reading: In-Depth Article – Different Types of Divorce Proceedings
(No-fault, contested, uncontested, collaborative, mediated, summary dissolution, etc)
Choosing The Best Divorce Attorney
“Best” is a subjective term. It means different things to different people. The idea of hiring the best divorce lawyer varies depending on the case. What works in one situation doesn’t always work in another.
- No two cases play out the same way.
- Every situation has a unique set of variables.
- Every state has its own divorce and custody laws.
If you have children, a lawyer with experience in custody cases may be your best option.
If you have a great deal of property to divide, you’d want an attorney with a background in high asset divorce.
The perfect fit for one case isn’t always a perfect fit for every case. Divorce lawyers often specialize. All we do is family law.
How Goldberg Jones Can Help
In-Depth AssessmentDuring an in-person consultation at our San Diego office, Zephyr Hill reviews the specifics of your case and lays out your options. If you decide to move forward with us, he determines which of our experienced divorce lawyers best fits your needs.
Aggressive RepresentationOur assertive, (appropriately) aggressive, empathetic, skilled divorce lawyers guide you through the complicated process. We help protect your rights as a husband and father.
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