Going through a divorce is tough on anyone, but there are a few questions you can ask your lawyers before you simply sign on the dotted line. If you aren’t really sure where to begin with the divorce process, your lawyers should be able to answer these three questions:
1. Can I Settle Out of Court? Many people don’t know that they don’t have to go to court to finalize a divorce. In fact, many people choose not to go to court because it reduces legal fees and prevents some of the contentious proceedings that can sometimes occur.
2. Do I Need a Separation Agreement? While a separation agreement isn’t a requirement of divorce, it can certainly be helpful in many regards. Your lawyers should be able to walk you through your options and help you determine whether a separation agreement is a good place to start.
3. What is Collaborative Law? The collaborative law process is one in which a team of family, legal, and financial professionals help you and your spouse come to a mutually beneficial agreement during a divorce. Rather than going with traditional litigation, your lawyers should be able to direct you to a collaborative family law team who can help you resolve your divorce out of court.
Achieving what is best for all is often the primary goal when there is any decision for spouses to split. Contact one of our team members to learn how the collaborative law process can work for you. We are ready to assist you!