Are You Facing Divorce?

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We will work tirelessly to help you with child custody, alimony, and property division, ensuring your interests are fully protected every step of the way.

Our services are in high demand.

Before reaching out we suggest you consider the following.

1. Hire a Certified Divorce Coach.

The average person spends $8000 asking lawyers non-legal questions and preparing non-legal documents.

Many administrative tasks are easily prepared and don't require shelling out thousands to a divorce lawyer. A Certified Divorce Coach can prepare you for the divorce process by collecting and preparing non-legal information and documents.

A divorce coach provides a holistic divorce roadmap as well as emotional support and costs less than half the price of a lawyer.

They can help you prepare:

  1. A Parenting/Custody Plan: A divorce coach can help you create a detailed parenting plan, including custody and visitation schedules.
  2. Communication Plan: They can help you develop effective communication strategies with your ex-spouse, which is crucial for co-parenting and negotiating settlements.
  3. Division of Asset Strategy: They can help you develop a clear strategy for the division of assets, ensuring that you understand your financial situation and are prepared to negotiate a fair settlement.
  4. Emotional Support and Coping Strategies: A divorce coach can provide guidance and support to help you manage the emotional challenges of divorce, offering coping strategies to handle stress and anxiety.
  5. Legal Preparation: While they are not a substitute for a lawyer, a divorce coach can help you understand the legal process, gather necessary documents, and prepare for meetings with your attorney.

We highly recommend you meet with a divorce coach before working with us.

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2. Pick the Right Type of Divorce

Contested Divorce: In a contested divorce, both parties cannot agree on key issues such as property division, child custody, or spousal support, leading to a court trial. This type of divorce is typically more time-consuming and expensive due to legal fees and court costs.

Uncontested Divorce: An uncontested divorce occurs when both parties agree on all major issues without the need for a trial. This type is usually quicker and less costly, making it a more amicable and efficient option for many couples.

Mediated Divorce: In a mediated divorce, a neutral third party (mediator) helps the couple negotiate and reach an agreement on disputed issues.

Collaborative Divorce: A collaborative divorce involves both parties hiring attorneys trained in collaborative law to work together towards a mutually agreeable settlement.

Divorce Litigation: Divorce litigation is the traditional legal process where each party hires an attorney to represent them in court. This is often the most adversarial and can be lengthy and expensive, as it involves court hearings and possibly a trial to resolve disputes.

3. Secure Your Finances

The average divorce with a child costs over $30,000. Here is what can substantially increase your legal bill.

Complex Asset Division: Divorces involving complex assets such as businesses, multiple properties, or significant investments require extensive legal and financial expertise to accurately value and divide. This often involves hiring financial analysts, accountants, and other professionals, significantly increasing costs.

Child Custody Disputes: Contentious battles over child custody and support can lead to prolonged court proceedings and the involvement of child psychologists, guardians ad litem, and other experts.

Lengthy Litigation: When spouses are unable to reach agreements and the divorce process drags on through lengthy litigation, the legal fees and court costs accumulate. Each additional court appearance, motion, and negotiation session increases the overall expense of the divorce.It’s imperative that you save money and cut costs in any way possible. The best way to do that is with a divorce coach.