Make A Great Impression In The Courtroom

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4 Reasons To Choose A Mediated Divorce

by Richard Ramirez

The end of a marriage is never an easy time. There are sure to be a number of emotional, physical and financial struggles involved for most spouses going through this challenging time. It's in the best interest of a couple getting a divorce to have the least amount of stress possible. This means choosing the right way to end the marriage. One effective method for divorcing is to attend mediation. By knowing the reasons to select divorce mediation, you may be more motivated to do so.

Reason #1: Faster resolution

Being able to end the marriage as quickly as possible is usually the most important thing for couples that are divorcing. It's ideal to avoid a long and drawn-out court battle if at all possible.

Mediation will allow the spouses to meet for a certain amount of time and hopefully, come to a resolution regarding many of the components and terms of their divorce.

Reason # 2: Lower legal fees 

The last thing you probably want to do at this difficult time is to pay steep attorney fees. However, this is entirely possible if you choose some of the other methods of divorcing. For instance, a contested divorce can cost as much as $30,000 and even more in some cases.

By meeting to mediate the case, you may be able to do so quicker and this will allow you to rely on an attorney much less in the process. 

Reason #3: Property division

One of the things that can typically be the most difficult when it comes to divorcing is deciding on how the property is divided and other key things listed below:

  1. Decide on the division of the couples' assets that may include checking, savings, and investments.
  2. Determine how the debt will be paid that is in both of the spouses' names.
  3. If there is a home involved, it's important to decide if the home will be sold or kept by one of the spouses after a buyout.
  4. If children are part of the marriage, it's important to determine the spouse that will get custody of the child or if joint custody will be allowed.

The benefits of a mediated divorce are many and may be one of the least stressful ways to end a marriage. Be sure to rely on the expertise of your family law attorney to help guide you through this entire process with the most ease. For more information, consider contacting a professional like those at Ritter & LeClere APC Attorneys At Law.


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Make A Great Impression In The Courtroom

Hello, I'm Phillip Kerr and I just love the legal profession and courtroom drama. Have you ever watched judge shows on TV? I know that these shows are not an accurate representation of the courtroom, but there is something you may have noticed. Some individuals come into the courtroom well-dressed, articulate, respectful and with the knowledge and documents necessary to support a case, while others come unprepared, slovenly dressed and appear as if they do not have a care in the world. How you present yourself and the knowledge that you have of the law will have an impact on how you are treated, even if you have legal representation. This blog is designed to assist those who are going to trial in doing just that.