You Have Options:
Mediation and Collaboration
You don’t have to hate each other just because you're getting a divorce. Litigation is a poor and rather old-fashioned way to resolve family disputes. Going to court is very expensive and harmful to the family relationship. A great deal of money is spent on attorneys, hard feelings are created, and you will lose control over your life.
Work it out! Don’t resolve your family dispute through litigation. Better results are achieved, you will be happier, and you and your X2B will resolve future problems more amicably.
If you BOTH want to work it out, you will. You can be generous with each other. Your needs will be addressed.
Before you go to court and hope for the best, see how with a commitment to mediation we can find what works best for you and your children. More about mediation.
If you are committed to resolving your divorce without litigation, but feel that you “want someone on your side,” you may want to do your divorce collaboratively. More about collaboration.
Litigation and Negotiation
On the other hand, there are times when you have no choice but to stand up to your spouse. In those times, you need a seasoned litigator and negotiator in your corner.
If you need to stand up to your spouse, or if you need to stand up for your rights or for your children, you may have no choice but to fight it out in court. More about litigation.
The binding Property Settlement Agreement you and your spouse will sign will probably be the most important document you will ever sign. More about negotiation.