Disclaimer: This article does not constitute legal advice. If you have any questions about your individual situation, it’s best to seek the advice of an experienced legal professional.
Recently divorced? Want to skip getting the unnecessary bath lotion sets and soaps from well-intentioned friends during the holidays? Millennials going through divorce haven’t been shy about coming right out and asking for help when they’re getting divorced. Divorce involves splitting all you have in two, which includes more than just money. One set of silverware, one TV, one coffee maker, one beloved record collection—when you divorce, you suddenly need two of almost everything. A gift registry can help you establish yourselves in your new lives, and it may be appropriate to ask for help, especially during the holidays, when there’s a lot of unnecessary waste and excess.
As a premier San Diego divorce mediation firm, Divorce Options San Diego is a one-stop shop that specializes in helping people with all aspects of divorce. We understand divorce isn’t just emotional, financial, or logistical—it’s all these things. Drafting a gift registry can be done alongside traditional asset division. If you want to get into the finer details of what you own and you want to be fair about who gets what, deciding on a gift registry can be a part of your mediation sessions.
Mediation and Gift Registries
Why would you bring something like a gift registry into your mediation? For a start, it can reduce your divorce costs. You can’t rely on other people’s generosity, but you can certainly plan to ask for help. Asking for help may not be as easy for one partner as it is for the other, either because of pride or cultural traditions. Attempting this as a divorcing couple can require sensitivity. In addition, the design of the gift registry will need to respect other decisions about the division of property. Asking for something twice when you’ve already worked out an arrangement with your divorcing partner is a faux pas. You might think mediation isn’t the place for small details like a gift registry, but in fact, it’s exactly the right place. Making a plan with your partner shows respect, and it can optimize your shared resources for a better future you can both enjoy.
Who We Are and How We Can Help
The San Diego divorce mediators at Divorce Options San Diego are highly qualified professional mediators and certified financial planners with psychoanalytical expertise. Our mediators are caring, educated professionals who build divorce around conflict resolution, closure, and practical solutions for your future life beyond divorce. At Divorce Options San Diego, we reframe divorce as an opportunity to generate creative optimized solutions for your future and your kids’ future. We never litigate. We don’t do adversarial work, and we never represent one spouse against another. We empower divorcing spouses to own their divorce and craft sustainable, effective mutual agreements that will last long after the divorce is finalized.
We’re a one-stop shop providing a bundle of essential divorce services, from paperwork, court documents, and financial analysis to divorce transition coaching, life coaching, and interior design. We cater to those with busy lives who want the best for themselves and their children. At Divorce Options San Diego, we emphasize an efficient, caring process that leaves out no detail relevant to your emotional, financial, or legal situation. We have offices in Solana Beach, CA, but we can work with you remotely at your convenience using telephone, video-conferencing apps, and other forms of electronic communication. Please contact us at 858-281-2628 for a discreet and confidential consultation to see how we can help.