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4 Common Ways to Resolve a Divorce Case

Terminating a marriage is a legal process that can resolve in a number of different ways. After all, spouses and marriages are always unique. When considering divorce or initiating the process, it is important to understand what you can expect, your available options, and what avenue you want to pursue in order to reach a positive resolution.

At Moskowitz Law Group, LLC, our New Jersey divorce lawyers provide comprehensive support and representation to help clients navigate their legal journeys as efficiently and effectively as possible. Because we focus on personalized service, we tailor legal strategies to the unique situations and needs of our clients, and have experience handling cases resolved through various means. Because divorce is a significant undertaking that impacts your future, an experienced lawyer can make the difference in securing a positive resolution, while working without one creates risks for less-than-desired results.

If you are considering a divorce anywhere in New Jersey or New York, our legal team is available to 24/7 personally review your case free of charge and help you understand which options or process may be best for you. To help you gain a better understanding of how a divorce can be resolved, and whether those options are the right choice for you, consider these four common methods:

  1. Out-of-Court Agreements – Divorce agreements can be reached through negotiation out of court between both spouses on all matters of a divorce, including the division of assets and debts, child custody, and support. When spouses are ably to effectively communicate, compromise, and amicably arrive at agreements, they can save substantial time, expense, and frustration by avoiding litigation. Having an attorney by your side during settlement negotiations is critical to protecting your rights and interests.
  2. Mediation – Divorce mediation involves spouses working with a neutral third party, or mediator, who assists them in reaching agreements about divorce and related legal issues. Although mediators can be lawyer, they do not advocate for either party or their interests, and instead facilitate communication and compromise. Spouses who choose mediation can still with their own legal representation to ensure agreements meet their needs, or may choose to work with their lawyer during out-of-court negotiations.
  3. Litigation – When spouses are unable to reach agreements out of court, litigation may be necessary. However, bringing your case to trial can be a costly, emotional, and time-consuming venture, especially if there is hostility and dispute between spouses, or unique issues like hidden assets to address. Although many people choose to avoid trial, which places final decisions in the hands of a judge, it may be a necessary step for resolution in some cases. Because resolutions reached through trial require clear and convincing arguments, spouses headed to court need
  4. Do-it-Yourself Divorce – DIY divorce can allow spouses to finalize a divorce without the assistance of lawyers. If divorce were truly that simple, however, there wouldn’t be a need for family lawyers or family law judges. The truth is that divorce is a complex legal endeavor, and it can involve a number of related issues, such as those involving children or high net worth. Because divorce also has permanent and long-term repercussions, it becomes incredibly important to handle legal matters with foresight, and to ensure that final agreements fully protect your rights and interests as you move on with your life. While cost-savings may motivate people to choose a DIY divorce, not having professional guidance can wind up costing more in the end. When it comes to divorce and the law, you simply don’t know what you don’t know, and by attempting to handle all legal matters involved you risk unfavorable resolutions. Learn more about the drawbacks to DIY divorce on our blog.

The path for resolving a divorce is always dependent upon the individual facts of a case, which is why our legal team at Moskowitz Law Group, LLC works closely with clients to help them evaluate their needs and goals and carefully weigh their options. Backed by over 50 years of collective experience and a passion for personalized guidance, our team has the tools and resources clients need to address all aspects of a divorce and make informed decisions about their future.

To discuss a potential case with a member of our legal team, contact us today. We serve residents throughout New Jersey and New York, and offer FREE case evaluations.