Compare Our Document Preparation, Mediation, and Litigation Services
What is Document Preparation?
Is Divorce Mediation Right for You?
Mediation vs. Litigation
Document Preparation Services
In order to get divorced, you have to prepare and file specific paperwork with the courthouse. There are many important procedures and timeframes pertaining to divorce paperwork that are well known to divorce attorneys, but not as easy to figure out for couples trying to go through the process on their own. In order to avoid being in a situation where your divorce judgment is rejected, it’s a good idea to have your paperwork prepared and reviewed by a licensed attorney.
If you’re on the same page with your spouse, you may just need help preparing the necessary paperwork to begin and complete your divorce. Our Document Preparation Services are a great option if you and your spouse:
- Can reach agreements on your own,
- Want to make sure your legal paperwork is professionally prepared by an experienced attorney, and
- Want to avoid having your divorce papers rejected by the court.
We’re here to help you navigate the divorce process. Avoid the hassle of court delays and the stress of figuring it out alone.
Divorce “Cleanup” Services
We also offer Divorce "Cleanup” services for those couples that have already begun their divorce proceedings on their own, or with the help of a paralegal or other document service. If your divorce papers have been rejected, contact us to help you get you back on track and have your divorce processed in a timely manner. At the end of the day, you want your divorce to go smoothly. Contact us to discuss our affordable Document Preparation and Divorce “Cleanup” Services.
Divorce Mediation is an increasingly popular process for divorcing couples. In mediation, a neutral third party (the mediator) helps both parties move through the divorce process by facilitating communication and aiding negotiation. An experienced mediator will help you reach an agreement on all of the necessary issues that must be discussed and decided upon in order for your divorce to be granted.
Why Choose Mediation?
One of the alternatives to mediation is litigation. In litigation, you either represent yourself or hire an attorney and a judge or commissioner will make decisions for you. From the beginning of a litigated case, you are preparing for trial. Mounting legal fees, stress, and court delays often invoke feelings of despair and anxiety for litigants. Couples who choose mediation understand that divorce is hard enough on its own. In mediation, you can schedule sessions on dates and times that work for your schedule. In addition to easier and quicker scheduling, couples who mediate their divorce can avoid ever having to step foot in a stressful courtroom. Minimizing your stress is extremely important for couples who have children. Having a more peaceful home environment during the divorce process helps children transition through the divorce process more easily than if the parents are wrapped up in a contentious custody battle. Mediation is ideal for those who want to minimize their costs, protect their children, and move forward in a more time efficient manner.
Will Mediation Work?
For mediation to work, you need to make sure that both you and your spouse are willing to compromise, interested in moving forward, and that there is an underlying trust between you. Mediation is highly successful when both people agree that they want to make their own decisions instead of having a judge tell them what to do.
There are many different mediation styles out there, so be sure to find a mediator whose style and approach suits you. We offer a free consultation to give you the opportunity to meet our mediators and determine whether their style suits your needs.
Unfortunately, not all couples are able to take advantage of the mediation process. If there is a lack of trust, domestic violence, drug and/or substance abuse issues, risk of child abduction, or a general unwillingness to cooperate, litigation may be the only option available. When going through a litigated divorce, who you choose to represent you is critical. It’s important to meet with different attorneys and find someone who you trust, are comfortable with, and who you want to represent you in court. If it’s in your best interest, your attorney can help settle your case outside of court either by communicating with your spouse’s attorney or your spouse (if your spouse doesn’t have an attorney). Whether or not your case ends up going to court, you want to ensure your attorney understands what is important to you. Our attorneys listen to you and will develop strategies regarding the best course of action for your case. Litigation can be an extremely stressful process, and having a strong attorney in your corner will help you feel more confident and relaxed as you navigate the difficult path of divorce litigation.
Before you choose litigation, schedule a free consultation to determine whether it is really necessary in your case.