Hartford Divorce Mediation Lawyers
Positive Results Without the Risk of Trial
A popular misunderstanding people have about divorce is that litigation is common. In reality, only the smallest percentage of divorce cases are decided by a judge. This is a good thing. While judges certainly have the best intentions, they do not know the people involved. Putting your case in the hands of a judge is essentially putting your case in the hands of a stranger who knows nothing about you and your family except what comes out in a trial. Not all judges are experienced in every aspect of divorce, particularly some of the more unique aspects. Furthermore, taking your case in front of a judge is stressful, costly and time-consuming. Thankfully, it can be avoided.
Since 1977, Brown, Paindiris & Scott has been helping people like you understand all available divorce options. Two of those options are collaborative divorce and mediation.
Collaborative Law was developed specifically for divorce disputes. This process starts with the spouses agreeing that they will not litigate their case in court. Instead, they work together to resolve any disputes. Each spouse is still represented by an attorney who provides guidance about the law. Additionally, other neutral collaborative experts may be brought in to assist.
Mediation, like collaborative law, involves the spouses working together to reach the terms of an agreement or settlement. Each spouse can still be represented by an attorney who provides guidance about the law. The process is overseen by a specially trained mediator who works to facilitate communication and negotiation between the spouses.
What are the Benefits of Collaborative Divorce and Mediation?
Perhaps the most important benefit of these alternative dispute resolution processes is that they provide you with control over the outcome. By working with your spouse and other collaborative professionals, you can preserve and even strengthen the co-parenting relationship rather than tear it apart through litigation.
These methods tend to be less expensive and more efficient than litigation, which can involve a lot of time spent preparing, followed by even more time sitting around in a courtroom. Collaborative divorce and mediation, on the other hand, move at your speed.
Contact Our Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Lawyers
With four offices throughout central Connecticut, we are a convenient source of cost-effective and practical legal solutions. Contact us for a consultation to find out more about what our Hartford divorce mediation attorneys can do for you.