Knowing Your Options when Considering a DivorceBy Dolan Law Office, LLC
Apr. 9, 2014 10:55a
Going through a divorce can be a difficult process even if only on an emotional level. When there are children involved then that can add to the complexities and mental stress involved but having the help of an experienced divorce lawyer can help make the process as smooth and fast as possible. It is important that you meet with a divorce lawyer as soon as possible if you are considering filing for divorce so you can get an understanding of your options and what to expect. Divorce does not have to be a nasty, confrontational court battle lasting for years. There are options that could make it so you don't even have to see the inside of a court room.
Obtaining a divorce through mediation is an option which can save a great deal of money in legal costs and is usually successful in avoiding the need for a trial. If agreeable to this option then both individuals meet with a mediator, a legal professional such as a lawyer approved by family court who acts as a third party who can facilitate the divorce. The mediator helps negotiate and settle such issues as division of property, assets and cash as well as child custody, child support and spousal support. The final outcome of the agreements settled through mediation are then brought to a judge for approval. Mediation could result in a finalized divorce in just a few sessions. A similar type of divorce in which two parties can save themselves the complexities of a court trial divorce is a "collaborative divorce". This is very similar to mediation except that each spouse may have their own lawyer present. The divorce agreements are then navigated amicably through either direct communication at these settlement sessions or via the respective attorneys.
Divorce Attorney Serving Reading and Pottstown, PA
No two divorces are the same and you deserve to have a divorce attorney representing you who will look at your specific case and work to protect your best interests. The first step when considering a divorce should always be to find out how best to proceed. An attorney with us at the Dolan Law Office has the experience and care to makes sure our client never feels like just a face in a crowd. Contact our firm today to schedule a free initial consultation and find out what we may be able to do for you.
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