Going to court is often seen as a last resort in legal proceedings. This is especially true when it comes to divorce cases. Many couples believe that they must go to court to get a divorce, but this is not always the case. Opting for alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, can reach agreements concerning your divorce without ever stepping foot inside a courtroom.
How Do I Know if Alternative Dispute Resolution is Right for my Case?
If you and your spouse are ending things on relatively good terms, alternative dispute resolution might be a good option for you. This is because alternative dispute resolution methods focus on creating agreement between both parties outside of court. If you and your spouse find it possible to communicate, you may be able to reach an agreement through mediation or another alternative dispute resolution method.
What Happens if We Can’t Agree?
While it is possible to keep your case out of court, there are some instances where going to court may be inevitable. If you and your spouse just so happen not to agree while using alternative dispute resolution methods, your case may need to be settled in court.
However, even in cases where couples must go to court, alternative dispute resolution methods can still be used to reach an agreement before the case goes to trial.
Should I Consult an Attorney?
If you are considering alternative dispute resolution for your divorce, it is important to speak with an experienced divorce attorney. An attorney can help you understand the alternative dispute resolution process and determine if it is right for your case. Creative Family Solutions, Cecil Cianci Law, PC can help you navigate the alternative dispute resolution process and ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way.
Contact our team today at (916) 675-3866 to schedule an appointment for a consultation! We can help you navigate your case outside of the courtroom.