Helping You Through Divorce Proceedings
The dissolution of a marriage is typically complex and emotional. You entered into your union with high hopes and expectations. Unfortunately, the journey did not go as expected. Even if you and your spouse are splitting amicably, the divorce process can still feel overwhelming.
At Lowenstein Brown, APLC, we understand the range of emotions and concerns you are facing. When it comes to divorce or other family law matters, you have options. We believe in utilizing the method that works best for your family and your needs.
Choosing The Approach That Suits Your Needs
Many individuals associate family law with a courtroom battle. Fortunately, you can complete your divorce, paternity action, post-judgment enforcement or support modification using a different route if your circumstances allow. Our lawyers will listen to your story, answer your questions and address your concerns to help you proceed with the approach that is best for your family. The different approaches are:
- Litigated: Litigation takes place when both parties and their attorneys are unable to reach a negotiated resolution. Through litigation, the case will be managed and the outcomes determined by a judge. The case may need to go to trial to be resolved.
- Mediated: Divorce mediation is a good option when both parties want to seek an agreement using a private and confidential method. A mediator will guide both parties through discussions in order to reach a negotiated settlement.
- Collaborative: The collaborative divorce process allows divorcing couples to work as a team, alongside trained specialists, to negotiate and resolve disputes. Each party receives support, protection and guidance from their own attorney and other professionals.
- Negotiated: Divorcing couples can conclude their marriage through negotiation. A negotiated settlement happens when both parties reach an agreement with the assistance of their attorneys. This private process is completed outside of a public courtroom.
- Military: When one or both spouses are service members, the divorce process presents some unique factors. Where to file, what to do if a spouse is deployed and understanding how benefits are divided are unique to the military divorce process.
In some instances, a negotiated settlement process becomes stalled, and the parties bring in a settlement judge to complete the process. There are many benefits to utilizing an alternative method for your divorce. Whether you have substantial property, business interests or children to consider, we will help you pursue the option that best caters to your circumstances.
Let’s Determine The Right Method For You
If you are considering divorce or need to enforce prior orders, contact our firm to schedule a consultation with our experienced team. Call 619-369-3572 to get started. We have the capacity and ability to assist with high asset divorces and also offer limited scope options to better serve the needs of our clients. Based in Mission Valley, we proudly serve families throughout San Diego County.