Mediated divorces vs. litigated divorces

When a marriage seems to be failing and the couple makes the decision to get divorced, they have a lot of options to consider. Of course, when it comes to divorce, every couple is different. Some couples may not even be able to be in the same room as one another without getting into an argument. On the other hand, there are couples that can still work together towards a common goal in a respectable manner, even if that goal is divorce. That being said, the way that a couple can communicate and work together has a big impact on whether they are better suited for a mediated divorce or a litigated divorce.

Mediated divorces

Mediation is an increasingly popular way for couples to get divorced. It is a form of alternative dispute resolution that requires both parties to communicate with one another and resolve any contested matters. Mediation is typically more efficient and less expensive than a litigated divorce because it allows the couple to stay out of the courtroom. In addition, the couple will be able to have control over the decisions made in the divorce.

Litigated divorces

Litigation is a more traditional means of getting divorced. These divorces take place in a courtroom and decisions are made by the judge. The judge will try to act in a fair and just way. In addition, if children are involved, the judge will act in the best interests of the children.

Before taking action, it is important to discuss your legal matter with an experienced attorney. Contact The Radol Law Firm to discuss any divorce and family law matters that you or your family may be faced with.