Going through a divorce, custody dispute, financial split, or another family law matter is never easy. There are a lot of unknowns, and doing a Google search often uncovers more information than you need.
This is where we come in.
At Di Giacomo & Somers L.L.C., we help guide you through the legal and emotional process associated with your divorce and family law matters. Our goal is to reach an outcome that is favorable and cost effective while creating as little emotional stress on you and your family as possible.
Mediation is the most preferred, and cost effective method for divorce, division of assets, and custody agreements, but is it right for you?
Mediation might be right for you if:
In a divorce mediation situation, each party should be represented by an attorney who acts as their legal support person throughout the process.
Like collaborative divorce, mediation is much more cost-effective than traditional litigation. It is also usually less stressful than court divorces. In mediation, the parties maintain maximum control over the outcome of their divorce.
If mediation doesn't seem to be working, the next step is a collaborative divorce.
In a collaborative divorce, both parties hire attorneys who are trained mediators and trained in the collaborative divorce process.
The parties and their attorneys meet together as a team for a settlement conference to work through each aspect of your divorce. Both parties may utilize individual coaches, neutral child specialists and financial experts to assist them in the process of working toward a favorable outcome for both parties.
Collaborative divorces can be great for families that get along amicably and want legal assistance while reducing the emotional and monetary cost of litigation divorce.
Collaborative divorces can help resolve asset division, child custody, alimony, child custody, and all other matters that typically coincide with divorce.
While litigation divorce isn't our preferred method of divorce, it might be just the solution to a fresh start and a new you.
During litigation divorce, both parties are typically represented by an attorney in court. It is a costly process because there are court pleadings and documents to prepare, hearings, travel time, continuances and more.
During a court divorce, parties don't have much control over the outcome of their case. Both parties present their claim and the courts decide what the outcome will be.
We typically recommend trying mediation or a collaborative divorce before resorting to the costly litigation divorce.
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