Choosing a Process for Divorce: Answering Your Legal Questions
Divorce is an emotional and legal process that affects all aspects of a couple’s life and family, with children too often caught in the middle. Although most divorces end with agreements instead of court trials, months of emotional upset and conflict can still occur. Divorce conflict can be expensive – financially and emotionally. But there are several ways to approach divorce issues and reach reasonable resolutions. This pamphlet lays out the typical scenario each process will follow and includes brief explanations outlining why different options may be used based on the couples specific situation.
The information covered:
- What is divorce?
- How do divorce issues get decided?
- What is mediation?
- What is collaborative practice (also called collaborative divorce)?
- What is lawyer negotiation/litigation?
- What is pro se divorce?
- How can lawyers help?
Last updated: 2/2012