"You know when somebody makes the decision to file for divorce, it is very possibly one of the biggest decisions they will ever make. An awful lot of consideration comes into it and as you well know it doesn't come easily. A lot of people are afraid to file for divorce because they are going to have to go to court, they will have to air all of their dirty laundry in a public forum and they don't want to do that. But in truth, not every divorce has to end up in trial in court in front of the world. An awful lot of divorces, in fact, the vast majority of them resolve with a settlement agreement. In fact, it's called a marriage settlement agreement. We see these in Los Angeles County, Ventura County, throughout the state of California. It is in fact a contract, an agreement, that resolves the marital issues and settles them, hence the name. These issues will include everything, child custody, child visitation, child support, spousal support, attorney fees, the division of property, valuation of businesses. Everything is dealt with in the separation agreement and if you go see an attorney, a family lawyer, they will be able to help you work this out.
There is also an awful lot of information out on the internet that deals with the subject and what you really need to keep in mind is this. When you feel that the time has come for you to get a divorce, you don't need to be afraid of the process. What you do need to do, is have the ability and the opportunity to try to consult with an experienced family law attorney to help you through it because in a perfect world what you're going to end up with is a marital settlement and agreement. The opportunity for you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse to come together, work together, and resolve your differences so that the two of you can both move on free of the emotional baggage associate with the event you just went through. Every resolution-minded divorce attorney in the state of California, in general, in the county of Los Angeles, in the county of Ventura, we all approach the resolution of this conflict with the desire to achieve settlement and compromise, not with the desire to beat the other side into submission. What we try to achieve is an opportunity for the husband and the wife, or the husband and husband, or the wife and wife to be able to resolve their differences between them and put it all down on paper and move forward in calmness and peacefulness, especially if you have children."