YOU’RE GOING TO SETTLE. Take care to hire Los Angeles area professionals that understand this and can help!
In Los Angeles, 97% of divorce cases will settle before a judge makes a decision.
That’s a fact. All good Los Angeles area attorneys will tell you most of their cases settle and, of course, that’s true. The numbers tell the story. But in the traditional litigation setting, Los Angeles area people often settle because they’re scared. Worried that the judge will decide against them or that they will run out of money or that they will lose control of their lives. The concern is often that, “If I don’t decide this now, if I don’t give into this right now, the judge is going to make a decision I will not like.”
It doesn’t have to be that way… Since you are likely to settle out of court, you should seriously consider hiring Los Angeles area professionals with settlement training and experience. Professionals who focus on what the settlement will be and prepares for that rather than preparing for a trial that will never happen. There is a pattern to conflict, and no matter how bad it feels in the beginning, people usually reach a place where they can settle their differences in ways that feel okay and are mutually beneficial. There are many decisions to be made including ‘who’s staying’ and ‘who’s going’. Often times it is necessary to put the house up for sale. Or one of the parties may buy out the other. In either case, one or both parties will hire the services of a professional Los Angeles area Real Estate Appraiser to estimate the home’s value. A home appraisal should be a well-supported, easy to understand professional report.