Types of Divorce in California
Los Angeles Divorce Lawyers
When a couple has made the decision to end their marriage, there are more
options available to them than simply battling it out in divorce court.
While litigation is definitely an option for settling a divorce, there
are other options that are far more constructive, less expensive and less
time consuming. If you are considering filing for divorce, we invite you
to contact our
Los Angeles divorce attorneys to schedule a consultation to discuss your options.
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uncontested divorce, and
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The main types of divorce proceedings in California include:
During mediation you and your spouse will meet with a neutral mediator
who will assist you in resolving the various issues of your divorce, such as
property division, and
alimony. The mediator will not issue a ruling, but rather help foster communication
between you and your ex and help you work through any differences so you're
able to settle your divorce. Mediation is designed to be much less stressful
and emotional draining than a divorce litigated in court and is much more
cost-effective than litigation.
During arbitration, an arbitrator is given the task of resolving the issues
in a divorce instead of judge, however the arbitrator's role is very
similar to that of a judge. Arbitration tends to be less formal than litigation,
however arbitration is usually binding, which means an arbitrator's
decision cannot be appealed. It should be mentioned that the parties can
tell the arbitrator what rules they would like him or her to follow; they
don't have that option in litigation.
When a couple cannot amicably resolve their divorce their case will be
sent to divorce court for litigation. Litigation can quickly become highly
contentious, and it may take months before even one issue can successfully
be resolved. Not only is litigation more emotionally draining and stressful,
but it tends to be much more expensive due to the amount of time it takes
to resolve the divorce through litigation.
Uncontested divorce is general term applied to any divorce in which the
parties are able to amicably and without conflict resolve or settle their
divorce. These kinds of proceedings are very similar to collaborative divorces.
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If you are interested in learning more about filing for divorce, please
take a moment to
contact Claery & Hammond, LLP at
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meet with you to discuss your options and what it is you hope to achieve
by the end of
the divorce process.