Have you had a chance to read our latest blog yet? If you have, then you already know that there are many different kinds of divorce and that, once you know what kind of divorce will work the best for your situation, it will make the entire process much smoother. To recap, we’ve already gone over at-fault divorce, no-fault divorce and summary divorce. Keep reading to learn about more common kinds of divorce:
In uncontested divorces, both parties reach an agreement on all of the major issues involving divorce (property distribution, child custody, child support, etc.) either on their own or with the help of a family law attorney. After an agreement has been reached, the marital settlement agreement is signed and presented to the court.
If every attempt to come to an agreement and negotiate has failed, the divorce will become contested, which means that a jury or a judge will need to determine the specific terms of the divorce. Contested divorces have to be resolved through a trial.
In a mediated divorce, both parties talk with a professional mediator who will help them resolve their major differences. Keep in mind that medication isn’t usually binding, and mediators won’t make recommendations to the court. Instead, a mediator’s role is that of a neutral party, and they can let the judge know if an agreement has been reached.
Figuring out what kind of divorce is right for you is a great place to start the process. Do you have any questions or concerns about the types of divorce that we’ve gone over? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact us.