It is often said that the only people who win in a divorce are the lawyers and we think its time to end that. Although some divorces are very complicated, many more are not. If spouses are friendly with each other (or even if they're not) and agree as to the terms of their divorce then they only need a lawyer to help draft their agreement and assist them in navigating the family court system. The truth is the that more than 99% of all family court cases settle and often the parties split their assets 50/50 and work out an agreement as to their children. With this knowledge and a basic understanding of family law, the outcome of many divorces is predictable. Our goal is to simply explain to each party their positions and speed up the settlement process to save everyone time, money, and stress.
We always encourage parties to reach an agreement on their own and happily provide knowledge and resources to let each party understand their legal position and likely outcome. Once the parties reach an agreement it is a good idea to enlist an attorney to help draft the settlement agreement, divorce documents, and to guide the parties through the family court system.