Divorce can be one of the most emotionally charged legal processes, which is why it is not uncommon for spouses to find themselves in the courtroom when they are ending their marriage. However, if you could avoid the time, stress, and money spent in the courtroom, wouldn't you want to?
By pursuing mediation or a collaborative divorce, both parties can still be in control of their situation and make all of their own decisions, rather than going to court where a judge will make the decisions for them. Spouses are able to come to agreements on important issues regarding property division, child custody, child support, and spousal support. The opinions, feelings, and experiences of both parties are considered, and all issues are addressed in a manner that is respectful of each spouse.
Avoiding going to court to litigate over such issues can increase the spouses' chances of preserving a relatively amicable relationship, even once the divorce process is complete. Mediation and collaborative divorce also allow for the children's best interests to always be honored, as both parties work together to come up with a parenting plan that will be most beneficial for everyone.
At Claery & Hammond, we aim to help our clients work through their divorce in a manner that is as amicable as possible. Our team is prepared to help clients end their marriage through the alternative dispute resolution methods of collaboration and mediation. We recognize that our clients are going through some of the most overwhelming times in their lives, and we ensure that they are treated with compassion and respect at all times. If you would like to find out if we can help you go through your divorce in a peaceful manner, give our firm a call today at (310)817-6904.