The manner in which marriages end can range from amicable agreements between people who find they have grown apart to grudge matches that rival the most bitter reality television drama. Connecticut residents know the experience of divorce varies from couple to couple, but, in the end, very few people actively want to draw out the process. This is why it is important to consider retaining the services of professionals who can help ease the path.
In some cases, divorce mediation may be the way to go. For some couples, the presence of a neutral third party who can address the major stumbling blocks, including child support, division of debts and assets, and other major divorce topics, can mean the difference between an angry fight and a thoughtful discussion. Mediation, of course, does not preclude the need for individual representation, but it is meant to supplement that representation.
In other cases, it may be best to consider collaborative divorce. In these cases, each individual retains counsel, but then the couple and the attorneys work together actively as a group to settle divorce-related issues. While this tactic is often reserved for contentious divorces, as the possibility of temporary arrangements ahead of the final divorce are made available, it can also work in a variety of other situations.
Knowing the situation in which a couple finds themselves may be a more involved issue, but it is important for Connecticut residents considering divorce to know all their options. While not every option will work for every couple, having a choice can make a huge difference. With luck, the solution a couple chooses will hasten the divorce to a mutually beneficial end.
Source: Forbes, "Avoid The Financial Pitfalls Of Divorce", Michael F. Kay, April 12, 2016