Divorce is often portrayed in our culture as being a long, treacherous legal battle that frequently ends in undesirable results for everyone involved. However, it is not always necessary for divorcing spouses to have to fight tooth and nail before a family court judge to obtain a favorable divorce settlement. Couples usually find that settling their differences amicably through negotiation or mediation allows them to retain a stronger voice in the outcome.
At the Plymouth law firm, Selleck Legal, PLLC, we draw on substantial experience in family court to guide individuals through the divorce process outside of court. We know that many people may not be aware that options other than a court battle are available.
Answering Common Divorce Questions
We also know that individuals may have questions about alternatives to a litigated divorce. Below, we have compiled a short list of common questions people may have about divorce.
My soon-to-be ex and I have disputes. Can we still engage in an amicable divorce?.
You may not agree on every issue at the outset. Amicable divorces do not necessarily have to involve uncontested issues. The goal is to empower the parties to reach reasonable solutions through a negotiated process. Because the divorcing spouses are involved — with their attorneys — in resolving disputes without litigation before a judge, the parties retain more control over the outcome.
Does my attorney still advocate for me, even if my divorce is not being litigated in court?
Yes, your attorney remains by your side as an advocate who will safeguard your rights and best interests, while allowing you and your ex to find personalized solutions that meet your goals.
What benefits are there to settling divorce and family law differences out of court?.
When divorcing spouses turn to alternatives to litigation to resolve their differences, they retain more of a voice than presenting facts and legal arguments to a judge. There is more flexibility in a negotiated, amicable settlement. Most people find the amicable process less stressful, less costly and more tailored than a final decision handed down from the court.
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To arrange a free initial consultation with attorney Stacey L. Selleck, call 734-729-4459 or send us an email now. We respond promptly to after-hours and overnight messages.
Our lawyer represents individuals throughout Wayne, Oakland and surrounding counties in Michigan, including clients who live in Plymouth, Westland and Livonia.