Considering Available Divorce Options?

It's understandable for people to want to save money whenever possible in a divorce. However, when it comes to protecting your interests during a divorce, it makes sense to carefully consider available options, not simply take a path because it is the least expensive in the short term. Fortunately, a divorce doesn't have to be outrageously expensive or stressful, even while protecting your financial rights and your right to be with your children. While most divorces are emotionally and sometimes even financially difficult, it's possible to get a divorce that is both cost-effective and efficiently resolves areas of dispute.

For example, many divorcing couples are able to resolve their disputes without going to court through mediation or a collaborative divorce. Both options have benefits and limitations, so you will need to carefully consider your options before deciding which is best for your circumstances.

Three Basic Paths To Resolving Your Divorce

  • Mediated divorce: During mediation, each spouse discusses common divorce issues with a neutral third party, who may be a certified mediator or an attorney with mediation experience.
  • Collaborative divorce: This type of divorce may benefit those with complex financial or child custody disputes who are still able to resolve their issues outside of court. Each spouse's attorney will be present during collaborative divorce proceedings, as well as other professionals such as financial advisors and child therapists, as needed.
  • Litigated divorce: If going to court will be necessary, you may still be able to resolve your disputes with minimal time and expense, if that is your goal. How you approach litigation (along with your spouse) is the largest factor in deciding the length and expense of a divorce.

Have Questions? Contact Us To Learn More.

If you're considering filing for a divorce and have questions about the process and your options, contact the Law Offices of James O. Bass, P.C., online or call 770-628-1136 to schedule an individual consultation with an experienced family law attorney.