You have more options than you think.
There are many ways to get divorced. If you think there must be something better than dragging your family through court, your instincts are right. There are pros & cons to each of the options outlined below. Contact us to learn more and decide which option is best for you and your family.
- Kitchen Table Settlement
- Sometimes spouses are able to work out all of the issues in their divorce without any outside intervention. Often times these agreements are reached at the kitchen table. If you already have an agreement, we can help you memorialize the terms of your agreement and file the correct paperwork with the court.
- Mediated Agreement
- Some spouses are able to reach agreement with the assistance of a neutral third party called a mediator. Family law mediators are specifically trained to help spouses work through their family law issues. Spouses meet with a mediator for one or more sessions of 2 to 4 hours each. Mediation is often a part of the litigation process but it can also be used as a tool to avoid court.
- Negotiated Agreement
- When one or both spouses hire an attorney, the attorney(s) can work as intermediaries between the parties to reach a negotiated agreement.
- Collaborative Process
- Some spouses can’t agree on how to resolve their issues, but they can agree that they want to avoid court. Collaborative process relies on a commitment to work together to avoid going to court. Spouses hire a team of collaborative divorce professionals to help them resolve their divorce through a non-litigated, peaceful, and respectful team-based approach. Collaborative divorce professionals help families find mutually beneficial results with you, your spouse, and children in mind.
- Click here to learn about the differences between Collaborative Divorce and Litigation.
- When parties are unable to resolve all of their issues by other means, the only remaining option is to submit their disagreements to the court. Both parties argue their positions to the court and a judge resolves all of the issues in a final judgement of dissolution decree.