When two people decide to get divorced, it is often because they are having trouble agreeing on certain issues in their lives. They then face the conundrum that a divorce can be much easier if spouses can reach agreements on all major issues, including child custody, child support, spousal support, and community property division.
The good news is that spouses do not have to agree on everything from the outset in order to avoid litigation and save resources. Instead, the right California divorce lawyer can facilitate negotiations and other options for you to try to reach an agreement out of court.
First, each spouse and their respective attorneys will trade information, so all parties have the full picture of finances and other circumstances of the marriage. Then, the attorneys can negotiate to try to find ways to resolve each issue that is agreeable for both spouses. Often, one or both spouses might need to make some concessions, and your attorney can advise you on the implications of a possible resolution and whether it reflects your rights under California law.
If you cannot agree on every issue through informal negotiation, you and your spouse might participate in mediation. This involves a third-party mediator who is unbiased and who works to facilitate conversations and compromise. If you reach an agreement on unresolved matters, you can present your mediation agreement to the court to approve.
Contact California Divorce Lawyers You Can Trust
Whether you need assistance reaching out of court agreements or you need to take certain matters before the court, you want to have a California divorce attorney from Furubotten Law handling your case. Contact us to get in touch with one of our offices in Murrieta, Manhattan Beach, Long Beach, or Huntington Beach. We handle all types of divorces, and we can protect your interests.