Far too often, people spend too much money, time, and strife getting divorced. Divorce mediation provides a couple entering into a divorce with the opportunity to work together to reach a settlement that is mutually beneficial. In mediation, a neutral third party helps resolve the disputed issues between a couple through creating an agreement tailor-made to their own situation. It eliminates the need for court intervention and won’t require vast payment of legal fees.
This means that the divorce will be completed much quicker and at a lower cost than litigation. Meditation also increases the chance for a civil, friendly relationship in the future with your ex-spouse; this is especially important when children are involved.
Our law firm’s divorce lawyers are highly skilled and experienced, and can help you get through the process as painlessly as possible. You can either start with a legal separation, or immediately file for divorce.
Main components of divorce proceedings:
- Filing the Petition, which includes establishing residency and grounds for divorce
- Property Division
- Debt Distribution
- Spousal Support
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Child Support
When these components are all settled, the court will grant a final judgment of dissolution which makes the divorce final. Throughout this process, there are many complex issues and they can be dealt with more easily if each party has a divorce attorney to speak for and represent them. We also offer mediation services for couples who would prefer to resolve their divorce in a more amicable manner. Please contact our divorce attorneys for a free consultation.
Legal separation is the term used for a court-ordered separation, and can be chosen for varying reasons. It can be a preparatory, voluntary step towards divorce, taken while the couple tests the waters of separation. Other times, a court can order legal separation while the couple works out issues like child custody and support, distribution of property etc.
Other reasons for legal separation include:
- Insurance: one spouse may have insurance and both may want it to continue covering the other spouse
- Pensions and social security: some couples want to delay their divorce but live separately until they are eligible for those retirement funds
- Religion: some couples object to divorce on religious grounds
- Waiting period: the couple wants to live separately while they go through their court-required waiting period for the final decree
In every separation, there are twists and turns that will likely require good legal assistance for navigation. Please contact our family law attorneys today to schedule your consultation.
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