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Agreements

Agreements are Better than Court Battles. We have skilled negotiators that will work hard to settle your case.

Griffith, Young & Lass offers consultation on and preparation of Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, Child Custody Agreements and Marital Settlement Agreements.

There are two ways that disputes are settled in California divorce cases–by agreement or by court order. Parties are free to come to agreements on disputed issues thereby taking control over their family law issues rather than allowing the system to manage their finances and children for them.

Parties to a family law matter can come to agreements in anticipation of future legal marital disputes (prenuptial agreements) or agreements resolving current legal marital disputes (marital settlement agreements). Parties can also come to agreements on specific issues during a divorce without necessarily settling the whole case at once (stipulations).

Regardless of the issue or type of agreement entered into, it is generally always best for all involved to enter into agreements rather than spending thousands of dollars on litigation. Often, the end result after litigation is even worse than what could have been achieved by agreement in the first place even after having paid an attorney to put up a fight.

Amy Lass is our mediation expert and successfully mediates the majority of her divorce cases to final settlement. Check out the details of our mediation process.

Meet Your Dedicated San Diego Family Attorneys
Family Attorney John N. Griffith, CFLS
Family Attorney John N. Griffith, CFLS

Family Attorney, John N. Griffith, CFLS

John Griffith has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since 2009. John is a Certified Family Law Specialist certified as an expert in the area of family law by the California Board of Legal Specialization.

858-345-1720
john@gylfamilylaw.com

Family Attorney, Catie E. Young, ESQ.
Family Attorney, Catie E. Young, ESQ.

Family Attorney, Catie E. Young, ESQ.

San Diego family lawyer Catie Young has a wide range of litigation experience. She has worked in civil litigation. She has successfully represented clients in many areas of family law including child support, child custody, divorce and domestic violence. She has a unique approach to each child custody case, so clients of Griffith, Young & Lass tend to gravitate toward her in these cases.

858-345-1720
catie@gylfamilylaw.com

Family Attorney Amy J. Lass, Esq.
Family Attorney Amy J. Lass, Esq.

Family Attorney, Amy J. Lass, Esq.

Amy Lass was born in New York and raised in San Diego, California. Amy graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2003 with a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Enterprise Accounting and went on to earn her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2006. Amy takes a practical and cost considerate approach to the process while striving to balance the emotional needs and objectives of her clients.

858-345-1720
amy@gylfamilylaw.com

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The Typical Divorce Process in California
Discovery of Assets & Obligations (1-3 months)
1 Complaint for Divorce Filed Start of litigation
2 Complaint is Served Varies, but usually shortly after the complaint is filed
3 Answer to Complaint Due 30 days from the date of service
4 Mediation Anytime, but usually after initial discovery
5 Temporary Hearing Usually early in the process
6 Late Case Evaluation / Judicial Hosted Settlement Conference Usually near the end of the case
7 Trial (If Needed) The goal is to settle, but if your case goes to trial, it could take months after the start of litigation.
We deliver results
I am beyond grateful for the entire staff at Griffith, Young, and Lass. I don't even call myself a client anymore, they are my friends that protected my family and fought with me, side by side.-Erik H., San Diego