It is not a secret that the divorce process can be highly adversarial as one party or the other tries to come out of the process with more money, property or custody rights. However, more and more, couples with children are deciding they don’t want the high levels of stress associated with an aggressive divorce process.
If a couple is seeking a mutual divorce, they can meet with an attorney together to discuss the best course of action. In some cases, the lawyer will advise each party to get their own representation for the administrative process even though there will not be a dispute. Meeting with a lawyer before starting the divorce can make the entire process much more efficient.
While it is uncomfortable, there are some things you may need to do to keep your parenting rights and assets intact. Do not attempt to go through a contentious divorce with a combative spouse without the help of an experienced family lawyer with real trial experience.