Divorce and the Appointment of a Referee

At the Law Office of David P. Schwarz we have been involved with many cases where a referee was appointed to handle all aspects of the Divorce proceedings. Please contact our office for a consultation at 949 735 9266 or via the web. We can also be reach via email at dpslaw66@gmail.com

Often in Divorce proceedings the parties have a dispute that requires constant supervision. In order to avoid constantly filing actions to go back to Court the referee is used instead to make orders pertaining to the entire Divorce proceeding. A well qualified Divorce Lawyer will help you find a great referee to oversee your Divorce case.

On most occasions the referee is agreed upon by the parties. It may be a quicker way of resolving disputes that arise during divorce such as the division of property

If the parties do not have an agreement to have a referee appointed they can file a motion to the court and have the Judge appoint a referee. An Orange County Lawyer can assist you in doing this.

A Divorce Attorney will make sure that the referee once appointed will preside over and rule upon any or all of the issues in an action or proceeding. The benefit of having a referee appointed means that they can assist with any conflict regarding the facts of the case. They can also give there legal opinion for any dispute pertaining to the law.

Once they have heard the evidence they then will prepare a statement of decision. This writing will detail there legal analysis of the case and present it to the Judge as a final order.

Often the referee does not need to handle the entire divorce proceeding but only needs to analyze a factual dispute amongst the parties. At the Law office of David P Schwarz we have handled many case where the referee has handled a single fact to be determined for the Court.

A Orange County Divorce lawyer will make sure that after the referee has finished their oversight of the divorce case they send a copy of the order to the presiding Judge.

Many times the referee is appointed during child custody proceedings as well in order to make minor determinations over visits that go on between the parties. They do not rule on any major change in circumstance of legal custody.

Sometimes if there is a discovery dispute amongst the parties the referee can oversee the disputes that arise over responses and production of documents. Discovery is a vital process in a divorce and having a referee get involved facilitates the exchange of documents.

At the Law Office of David P Schwarz we have been involved in many cases where a referee has been used to preside over Orange County divorce proceedings. They are an important instrument to be used in the family law Court when a judge is unable to make orders on a regular basis. Please contact our office for a consultation at 949 735 9266 or via the web. We can also be reached via email at dpslaw66@gmail.com.