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What Is A Litigated Divorce and Why There Are Better Options

Getting a divorce can often feel like a kick in the pants, emotionally, mentally and financially. Your world stops turning, and then when it’s all said and done, you are often unsure how you go on.

This is especially true when you go through a litigated divorce through the court system. There are many different aspects of a court divorce. Let us share them with you:

  • Litigation is considered the traditional divorce process that involves court proceedings
  • Both spouses retain their own lawyer who represents them in the process
  • Frequently court divorces become very heated and adversarial because the lawyer pulls from the personal wants, needs and viewpoints of their client, without considering the other spouse or family
  • Communication often happens from lawyer to lawyer, not via the divorcing couple
  • Discovery, subpoenas, and depositions are also a part of this process – this can be very time consuming and expensive
  • Often experts are hired to testify – psychologists, real estate and personal property appraisers, business valuation specialists, accountants and others – which adds time and expense
  • Often litigated divorces are finalized only after a substantial amount of time, money and emotional toll has been taken

If you find that a litigated divorce would be too costly, chaotic, and emotionally draining, make sure to check out the collaborative divorce process.

This process is an amicable way to divide your finances, protect your emotions, and is a less costly way to end your marriage. This type of divorce works with the family as a whole to keep the family intact as much as possible once the process has been finalized.  The divorcing couple makes the decisions that impact their lives and future – not a judge.

A Better DivorceTM  is an interdisciplinary group of professionals who are committed to non-court, non-confrontational solutions for family law matters.

We provide you with access to qualified professionals who can help you make informed decisions about your options for divorce. Contact us today!

Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, mental health or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.

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