At The Edmunds Law Firm, we have people come in day in and day out with questions about getting divorced. Often, people are extremely anxious to even begin discussing the idea of a divorce, which is why our San Diego divorce attorneys often begin by simply outlining some practical information that is necessary to consider if you are considering a divorce in California.

Prior to Filing for Divorce in California

  1. Document everything: Prior to even considering a divorce you need to have a clear picture of you and your spouse’s assets. In the event that you have children, multiple properties, or have acquired quite a bit of capital during your marriage, it’s vital that your potential attorney has a clear picture of your financial standing so that they can help determine whether you will need to provide spousal support.
  2. Retain a seasoned divorce attorney: Even if your spouse has yet to find legal counsel, you need to find a lawyer who can guide you through California’s complex divorce procedures. From filing the correct documentation to determining whether your divorce can be handled outside of court, our San Diego divorce attorneys have the experience, follow through, and patience necessary to help you through this process.
  3. Keep a diary: Not all aspects of your divorce are related to finances. Keeping a diary is an excellent way to keep track of any actions that could be relevant in your divorce, such as if your spouse begins to act out against you or your children.
  4. Know Your Options: Divorce doesn’t always have to be a battle or even involve going to court. If you and your spouse are on relatively good terms, we may suggest that you consider going through mediation or consider a collaborative divorce. If you and your spouse can agree to an uncontested divorce, you can end up saving thousands of dollars on court fees as well as drastically reduce the potential timeline of your separation.

Have More Question? Call The Edmunds Law Firm!

If you are considering filing for divorce in the future, we recommend scheduling a one-on-one consultation with one of San Diego divorce attorneys. During your meeting, we can discuss your specific concerns and address any further questions you have regarding the process of getting divorced. To get started, please reach out to our firm by calling 800.481.2526 at your earliest convenience.