Understanding Your Options For Divorce Proceedings
Why Talk About Divorce Options?
If you have decided to legally end your relationship with your partner through divorce, you have 4 different categories of ways to proceed. Each one is different, with its own set of pros and cons.
How you choose to divorce will affect you, your parenting relationship, and your financial outcome. Divorce is a decision with deep emotional reactions for you, your spouse, your children, and possibly, your extended family. While divorce may seem commonplace for many, it is never commonplace for you. The stress of the divorce can interfere with how you function as a parent, friend and an employee.
Ultimately, you want an outcome that is the best for you, and that thoroughly considers your family’s resources and the value of continuing relationships with both family and friends. To do this, you need to have all the information about your options to make the right decision.
What Are Your Options?
Here are alternatives for divorce proceedings:
- Do-It-Yourself or Self-Representation
- Litigation or Traditional Representation
- Collaborative Practice
It is not uncommon to try more than one of the processes. You may start in traditional representation and switch to mediation or collaborative practice; or go the other way if a non-adversarial approach doesn’t work.
Peace Talks provides you with guidance and comprehensive information for all of these options, so you can choose what works best for your situation.