Issues San Diego Residents Should Consider Before Negotiating a California Divorce Settlement
This is the first post in a series discussing common issues which California residents should consider prior to negotiating a divorce settlement. Those preparing for divorce are often surprised to learn how marital property laws works. Many, due to a lack of knowledge about such laws, fail to consider issues which one rarely thinks about during a marriage. Furthermore, couples going through a divorce often fail to consider issues which will be important down the road. This is due to a pure focus on the present. With a number of people choosing to handle their divorce without a lawyer due to financial concerns, I feel that it is necessary to discuss issues which are often forgotten when counsel is not consulted.
Most people going through a divorce understand the basics of what must be divided and agreed upon. This issues include marital property, bank accounts, time with children, and spousal support. However, after being married to one person for a period of time it is easy to forget or take for granted certain topics that are rarely thought of during marriage. Throughout this series I will be discussing a number of topics that must be considered prior to negotiating a divorce settlement. These topics include:
- College Tuition Expenses
- Medical Insurance
- Specific Plans for Visitation and Holidays
- Ensuring a spouse’s name is removed from property
- Including all marital debt in the assets list
- Why one should hire an attorney for their uncontested divorce
Those who do not consider the above mentioned issues often find themselves having to return to Court to deal with something after the divorce has already been finalized. This results in people having to devote additional time, as well as money, to a process which they thought was completed. It is my hope that with this series people are able to reach a divorce settlement that stands the test of time and allows both parties to move on with their lives with dignity.
If you are currently planning to file for a San Diego, California divorce then it is important to consult an attorney prior to taking any action. Contact our La Jolla office today and schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers.