Divorce can be a difficult process. For some, it’s contentious, emotionally charged, and stressful. It seems that most cases cost divorcees a large amount of money and drag on for far too long. This is not good for the health of either spouse, or for the rest of the family. If you are divorcing, it is important to understand the various options available to not only save you time and money, but also save you from dealing with the constant headaches. Below, we explain some of these options on how to make the divorce process a bit easier.
During the mediation process, the divorcing parties should be able to come together amicably before a mediator and work together to negotiate a settlement. This allows the divorce to stay out of court and benefits both parties in numerous ways:
- Saves time and money
- Allows for parties to control the outcome
- Avoids impersonal decisions from a judge who doesn’t know your situation
In mediation, you and your spouse don’t have to agree on all issues; rather, this is a means to resolve the issues in a friendly manner. You should also know that the mediator does not act as an attorney, but can still be an attorney by trade.
In a collaborative divorce, you and your spouse are choosing to avoid the lengthy, expensive litigation process. You will settle your issues out of the court and have more control of the outcome. You and our spouse would voluntarily disclose information and work together to come up with an agreement. This is the perfect alternative for spouses who plan to remain amicable after the divorce is finalized.
Uncontested / Flat-Fee Divorce
If you and your spouse have decided to divorce and have already agreed on factors such as property division, alimony, child custody, and child support, an uncontested divorce may be perfect for you. With no need for court fees and contention to make the process longer, you and your spouse can resolve the issues quickly through this flat-fee divorce option. You simply come up with an agreement with help from a lawyer and the judge can sign off on it, making it legally binding.
At Givens Givens Sparks, our Tampa divorce attorneys know how difficult divorce can be for you, your soon-to-be ex-spouse, and any children involved. Taking proper steps to ease the contention at this time can save you from financial burdens, ongoing litigation, and emotionally draining situations. Call us today to discuss your divorce case with us and learn which option is best for you.