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Julia M. Garwood • Certified Family Law Specialist

Divorce Litigation for Your Complicated Divorce


You are getting a divorce because you and your spouse have issues that have torn you apart. Sometimes, you can get past the hurt and come to an agreement on the terms of your divorce. But other times things have gotten so bad, reaching a compromise seems impossible. Although California is a no-fault divorce and community property state, there are many factors –including child custody, pre-nuptial agreements, and complex property ownership – that can keep your divorce from being simple.

How to Decide between Litigation and Mediation

If you and your spouse can civilly discuss the separation of property, child support, and other issues related to the dissolution of your marriage, you may want to consider mediation for your divorce. Because mediation is often less expensive and more private than dealing with court proceedings, it is often chosen over litigation. However, if you and your spouse cannot work together or if you have a history of spousal abuse, litigation may be the solution for you. Our compassionate San Diego divorce lawyers can help you decide which option would be most beneficial to your circumstances. Call (619) 627-0274 for a free initial consultation.

Understanding the Divorce Litigation Process

Litigation takes the decision making out of your hands and puts it into the hands of a judge. Because of this, it is important that you hire an attorney who is an expert in the litigation process. At Garwood Family Law and Mediation in San Diego, our divorce lawyers have extensive litigation experience and will be a strong advocate for you during the proceedings. During the divorce proceedings, your attorney will argue your case before a judge. The court will make decisions concerning:

  • Division of property
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal support (or alimony)

Trust Our Divorce Litigation Experience – Get a Free Consultation Today

Going through a divorce can make you feel like you are fighting a battle alone. With Garwood Family Law and Mediation in your corner, you will have a strong ally. Our divorce lawyers are not only skilled in the litigation process, but they are also compassionate and can help you through this difficult process. Contact our San Diego law firm today at (619) 627-0274, for a free, confidential initial divorce consultation.


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