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Divorce

La Mesa Divorce Lawyer

Helping Others During The Most Difficult TimesLa Mesa Divorce Attorney

While most people marry with high hopes for the future and the thought of divorce far from their minds, the reality is that half of all marriages end in divorce. Once you and your partner have decided that divorce is the best option, you must now determine how to complete the process, and more importantly, who you will hire to guide you through it.


As a La Mesa divorce attorney with well over two decades of experience, I believe in providing compassionate counsel that explores all of your legal options.


Settling everything out of court, if possible, may be the best solution, especially in marriages where there are children involved.

Your Best Interests Always Come First

Through mediation and arbitration, partners can negotiate the distribution of assets and, if they have children, can discuss custody and visitation rights. When an agreement cannot be reached between both parties, the divorce is then taken to court.

My commitment to you:

  • I will always provide my counsel to help families decide the best options for their future.
  • I will encourage communication and collaboration to help resolve issues and come to an agreement, if possible.
  • I will always look for a middle ground that works in the best interests of all parties, working directly with my clients to do everything in my power to help them, both in and out of the courtroom.

The Divorce Process in California

In both amicable and contested matters, the divorce process will proceed as follows:

  • The petitioner will need to figure out how they would like to end the marriage (divorce, legal separation, or annulment)
  • The petitioner may choose to discuss an agreement with his or her partner
  • Paperwork must then be filed by the petitioner at the courthouse
  • The court forms are then handed over to the partner by someone who is not involved in the case
  • The partner, called "the respondent," then decides whether or not to file a response
  • If the partner does not file a response, the judge can make the decision to end the marriage
  • If the partner files a response with the courthouse, then a copy is delivered to the petitioner by someone who is not involved in the case
  • Both parties will then exchange financial documents showing their debts and property
  • If an agreement cannot be reached between both parties, they will need to go to court

Seasoned Divorce Counsel in San Diego, La Mesa, El Cajon & Lemon Grove

While settling out of court is the preferred method, it may not always be possible or advisable. Such is the case with marriages where there has been physical and emotional abuse. Additionally, if your partner has hired an attorney of their own and is being vindictive, it is highly advised that you seek legal counsel.

No matter the circumstances, I am prepared to use my experience as a La Mesa divorce lawyer to protect your rights and interests at this crucial turning point in your life.


For more information about my divorce services, please call The Law Offices of Andrea Schneider at (619) 304-8499.


Professional Help When You Need It Most

  • I treat my clients like family, not case numbers. My clients get the personal attention that their case deserves.
  • When you call my office, you get me! You will not be handed off. I live and breathe your case and I will be with you every step of the way.
  • As a mother of two, I understand it is important to do what's best for you and your family. You can trust, I will do just that for you.
  • I truly care about my clients and am here to help them with any legal matter they are facing.
  • I have your best interest at heart and in mind. I will patiently listen to what you want, need and value.
  • We will strategize and develop a game plan that will help you achieve your goals all while staying within your budget.

Hear From Others
I Have Helped

  • I would recommend her highly.

    “I am very pleased with the representation Andrea has done for me. Being very nervous and stressed with my DUI situation, Andrea has made me feel very comfortable. All of my imposed fines have been less and better than I would have ever thought.”

    Cheryl

  • She listened carefully to my concerns, provided a great deal of very helpful information and advised me on the best way to organize and proceed with my case.

    “Andrea responded immediately to my request for assistance and set up an appointment within a few days of our first contact. Overall, she was very thorough and professional.”

    Liz

  • You did a fantastic job!

    “I feel like you did a fantastic job!! You were always polite, had a game plan and achieved a favorable outcome. If you're concerned about my expectations, don't be. I am happy with all your work. I know nothing in this system of things called a world comes easy. Mucho Gracias to you and Anastasia!! Don't forget, I have your card and know where to find you! Amen.”

    Cliff

  • What a huge relief to know that Andrea had my back and would truly be MY champion.

    “She was very quick to respond to any of my questions and gave me just the right amount of support. She made me feel empowered during this divorce journey and helped me see that I could survive this ordeal with her by my side.”

    Dawn

  • I left our appointment feeling empowered and capable of negotiating the divorce and child custody process.

    “She had genuine concern for me and my children at a time where it often felt like nobody was looking out for us. Andrea was also very flexible with scheduling and offered solutions on how to work with my budget.”

    Tori