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Do You Need a Divorce Dream Team?

shutterstock_62597134You 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.

Therapist

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.

Financial Planner

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.

Mediator

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.

 

 

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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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