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Is Divorce the Right Option For You?

Our quick assessment will help guide you through.


Every marriage is different, and so is every divorce. It’s normal to be unsure which course of action best suits your situation. Cage & Miles is here to help you determine the best path, whether it’s marriage counseling or initiating the divorce process through mediation or litigation. We understand the stress that can accompany these decisions, and we’re committed to providing you with the information and resources you need to feel confident about your next steps.

Starting the divorce process can be intimidating. Be sure to understand your options so you can move forward with confidence. Take the quiz and find the information you need to move forward:



In The Quiz, Discover Your Divorce Options:



This is a traditional path for divorce. Litigating your case means going to court and entrusting the judge to make fair decisions. This is an appropriate option when you and your spouse can’t reach an agreement about major issues like child custody and property division. It may also be the best option in cases involving domestic abuse.


When you choose to resolve your divorce through mediation, you and your spouse will retain a neutral third-party professional to help facilitate agreements on the terms of the divorce. Mediation provides more privacy than litigation and allows you more control over the decisions that are made.

Collaborative Divorce

Like mediation, collaborative divorce is private and hands-on. However, you and your spouse will work with a larger team to reach an agreement. In addition to a mediator, you may work with a financial advisor, a mental health professional, an accountant, an asset appraiser, and others.


Negotiated Settlement

The Negotiated Settlement is an agreement reached by the parties outside of court but not necessarily through the mediation process.  In San Diego County the court requires a mandatory settlement conference as a mandatory step before your divorce case goes to trial. If a negotiated settlement is reached, the parties will avoid the emotional and financial ordeal of going to court. The negotiations remain confidential and allow for a little more flexibility.

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What Clients Are Saying About Cage & Miles
“Cage & Miles changed our life! Because of their knowledge and hard work, my sons and I are now free and safe! Divorce is daunting – especially if your spouse is an attorney like mine was. Divorce seems impossible – especially if you’ve been told you are incapable, will never break free, bound to the emotional, verbal and mental abuse like we were. Divorce is difficult – but not impossible if you have the right team on your side. Cage and Miles are experts at wading through the emotional land mines of divorce cases and bringing their clients through whole to the other side. Every day I am grateful for Cage & Miles – they changed our life!”
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“The Cage & Miles team was so incredibly gracious, professional, knowledgeable, and very caring as they assisted me through the painful and unexpected process of divorce. I could not have made it through without their expert advice and patience through such an emotional time. The staff promptly returned email and voicemails, and I felt very taken care from beginning to end. I would highly recommend this incredible law firm for their experience and overall care that took with me through the divorce process. Thank you so much.”
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About Cage & Miles


Experienced, Trustworthy Family Law Advocates

When you partner with the expert team at Cage & Miles, you can rest assured that your attorney has the knowledge and experience to handle your case — no matter how complex. We’re proud to have eight board-certified family law specialists on our staff, a distinction granted to less than one thousand California attorneys. Paired with our long case history, this specialization uniquely positions us to help families through the ups and downs of divorce. Our team is committed to helping you understand your options and choose the best path forward.


San Diego Office - Main

16644 West Bernardo Dr, Ste. 201
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 258-5766

Mission Valley Office

8989 Rio San Diego Dr, Ste. 160
San Diego, CA 92108
(858) 258-9262

Menifee Office

29826 Haun Rd, Ste. 202
Menifee, CA 92586
(951) 400-4071

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