Making the decision to end your marriage is difficult and does not come easily. It is often harder to move forward when you hear stories from friends and family about how horrible divorce can be. A divorce is never easy, but there are options available to make the process more civil, shorter, less expensive and less confrontational.
Divorce mediation is a process in which you and your spouse work with a trained divorce mediator who acts as a neutral third party. The mediator guides you and your spouse through all of the decisions that need to be made to end your marriage. While the mediator is your guide, he or she does not make any decisions or impose any solutions on you. Instead, you and your ex work together to create compromises you can both live with. This type of process takes the confrontation out of divorce and changes it into a cooperative process that is less stressful, less expensive, and faster than traditional divorce.
Collaborative law is another option available to you. You and your spouse each work with an attorney who handles collaborative law cases. The attorneys work with both of you and each other with the goal of creating a settlement that will end your marriage and resolve all of the issues involved in your divorce. The attorneys focus only on settlement and will not take the case to trial if it is unsuccessful (new attorneys are needed should that very rare situation occur). Because you are represented by an attorney, you have help negotiating your settlement, yet spend less money and less time than in a traditional divorce.
The Sampair Group is your divorce advisor. Our experienced Maricopa County attorneys are ready to help you decide what divorce process suits you best. Call us today.