Normally, divorce procedures are conducted in front of a judge in a court
room. They are not typically decided by a jury. There are exceptions to
this rule, and in Georgia and Texas, individuals can choose to battle
out their divorce terms in front of a full-blown jury. The jury is seldom
used in divorce proceedings, because jury trials are far more expensive
and labor intensive.
The treat of a jury trial helps to motivate divorcing spouses to come to
terms on the details of their divorce outside of the court room. The jury
is always seen as a last resort in a series of escalating options that
become less and less appealing as individuals strive to come to conclusions
in their divorce.
Normally, trial-by-jury divorces are used as a negotiation tool.
Divorce lawyers will explain that unless the couple can come to a conclusion,
a jury may be necessary. Juris in Texas and Georgia have the authority
to decide alimony, child support and distribution of assists. In Texas
alone, the jury has the authority to decide custody and visitation rights.
Texas judges are the only ones with authority to divide assets.
In California, juries are never used in divorce negotiations. If you are
planning to divorce from your spouse, you can decide between an amicable
divorce, where you and your spouse make most decisions regarding the divorce
division, or a contested divorce where you and your spouse will have to
go to court and argue before a judge.
At Claery & Green, we want to facilitate the best outcome possible
by exploring creative solutions in your divorce case. Don't hesitate
to call today if you want more information about how we can help you!
A Los Angeles divorce attorney at our firm will work alongside you in
hopes of receiving a satisfactory settlement today!