Do You Need a Divorce Dream Team?
You often hear about a “dream team” of lawyers when high profile cases hit the media, and that term sometimes carries connotations of a contentious, perhaps nasty case.
We’re here to tell you that a dream team can come in handy when you’re going through a divorce, and having one doesn’t mean that you anticipate a nasty battle. In fact, a dream team can keep the contention under control, and its members aren’t limited to attorneys.
In addition to a San Diego divorce lawyer, these are the professionals who might make up your dream team.
It doesn’t always take having a great deal of assets at stake for a divorce to become expensive. Family law sometimes involves dealing with good people exhibiting bad behavior. Anger and bitterness can drive up divorce costs. Having a therapist on your dream team to help you talk through the anger and hurt can pave the way to a more amicable resolution. And that can save you money. A therapist also is an important person to have on your side if children are involved. Divorce can be difficult for them to deal with, and having a professional to turn to can help them sort out their feelings constructively.
Again, there doesn’t have to be a great deal of assets at stake to have this professional on your dream team. There are financial planners who specialize in a variety of areas, and divorce is one of them. Find one who is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Your CDFA will work closely with your attorney to gather financial affidavits and help determine the tax implications of your divorce settlement. Your CDFA also may call upon forensic accountants, property appraisers and valuation professionals to ensure you receive a fair settlement.
Parenting Plan Coordinator
This is a neutral person who helps a divorcing couple outside of court to hash out disagreements regarding your children. This keeps costs down by helping you avoid numerous appearances in court. The purpose of involving a parenting plan coordinator has long-term benefits, too. It can help reduce conflict with your spouse surrounding your decision-making.
Wouldn’t you rather resolve your differences and achieve an amicable divorce on your own terms? Then get a mediator on your dream team. The more issues you can settle outside the courtroom, the more control you have over them, and the more you can reduce your legal costs. Mediation is where you can reach an agreement regarding property distribution, child custody, spousal support, child support and retirement.
We hope this information helps you if you’re considering divorce. We invite you to call us for a free initial consultation to learn more about how we can represent you and your interests in your case. We also can help you assemble your dream team.