Filing for Divorce in San Diego County?
Our La Jolla Divorce Lawyer Protects Your Rights & Interests
Divorce is a life-changing event, even if both parties agree on all major issues. The process can be complex and difficult to navigate without experienced legal representation. At Dan McCandless Law, APC, our La Jolla divorce lawyer works to protect our clients’ rights while efficiently facilitating every divorce case with the highest level of personal service.
If you are contemplating divorce or your spouse has served you papers, call (858) 266-9171 to get advice from a seasoned attorney.
Resolving Major Issues in the Divorce Process
During the divorce process, a variety of issues must be settled. While some divorcing couples find it easy to come to an agreement, others have a harder time reaching a settlement. The process can become time consuming and overwhelming, but our divorce attorney will guide you through the process and keep things lighthearted in the stressful, hectic, and crazy moments.
We help clients make decisions regarding:
- Child custody
- Child visitation
- Spousal and child support
- Marital property and assets
- Valuation of a business
- Marital debt
Before decisions are made about the division of marital property, it may be necessary to determine the value of certain assets. Prior to attending law school, Attorney Dan McCandless worked for seven years in the financial industry for PricewaterhouseCoopers. His accounting background is a valuable asset to our clients involved in the property distribution process.
What Do I Do Before Getting a Divorce?
Once you have made the decision to divorce, you will need to make a few important decisions, including hiring an experienced La Jolla divorce attorney and gathering financial paperwork. This information will be necessary for making decisions regarding the property distribution and how marital debt will be handled. Based on this information, we can discuss the desired outcome.
You will need to gather information and documentation, such as:
- Records from financial accounts
- Mortgage paperwork
- Vehicle loans and records
- Credit card statements
- Shared account information
- 401K and retirement accounts
- Other relevant income and asset information
Our Attorney Dan McCandless provides guidance regarding documentation, valuation of a business, and other issues. We will help you make short term decisions regarding the handling of financial accounts and marital debt, while working for a settlement that puts you in the best position to achieve your long term financial goals.
When You Are Served Divorce Papers
Generally, one spouse files and the other must respond to the divorce complaint. Whether you were aware that the papers were coming or had no idea you spouse was going to file for divorce, there will be a deadline for responding. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible, so we can prepare the paperwork and respond before the deadline.
You can count on our firm for straightforward and direct legal advice. During your initial consultation, our San Diego divorce lawyer will review information about your property, debt, whether you have minor children, and provide an overview of the divorce process, so you know what to expect. You will have direct access to your attorney from the initial consultation until your divorce is finalized. We also offer reduced rate consultation fees.
Contact us online today or call (858) 266-9171 for a FREE consultation.