Even when you feel you are prepared for a divorce, it can be a stressful time. You may have questions about how it will affect your life, your finances and, most importantly, your relationship with your children. At the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC, we have successfully represented many individuals and families going through this difficult time. Knowing your options is important so you can make informed decisions on the road ahead. While some can address marital issues by working together through alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, others choose to litigate their divorce and fight it out in a court setting. Our firm will always provide knowledgeable advice and guidance, representing clients in court and through the alternatives to litigation. If you are interested in our legal services, contact the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC to discuss your legal matter.
Divorce can be a complicated and emotional process. No one thinks that they will need to go to court to dissolve their marriage, but when couples vehemently disagree on marital issues, some can quickly find themselves in front of a judge. A contested divorce is when a couple cannot agree on marital matters, including alimony, property distribution, child support, child custody, and anything else related to the marriage. Contested divorces can occur when even one issue is unresolved. Throughout a contested divorce, a court will make efforts to avoid litigation, including through the assessment of mediation and other alternatives in the Case Management Conference and presenting the parties with a recommendation of how to resolve the issues in the Early Settlement Panel. If these tactics do not work, the couple will need to litigate the divorce.
If a couple can resolve marital issues and bring an agreement to court, they may be able to avoid the pitfalls of litigation. More people than ever are coming to the realization that avoiding court is often in the best interest of all involved. Taking control over the outcome softens the impact of the divorce on the family, which is important, especially when children are involved. Most do this through the process of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), a method used to negotiate issues related to the marriage and draft an agreement to be later used for the divorce. There are a variety of ADR options available including mediation, collaborative divorce, and arbitration. These options work to take the animosity out of the equation and negotiate issues centered around a common goal. In the end, most divorced couples find that the results are bearable and the split amicable.
Contact An Experienced, Compassionate Divorce Attorney
Divorce can be difficult. Having a strong advocate on your side can help put your mind at ease and help you pursue a fair result. If you are involved in a contested divorce, our firm will work to protect your rights and future. We will fight for your best interests every step of the way. If litigation is necessary, our trial experience will provide you with zealous, effective representation. If you are interested in ADR, including divorce mediation, our firm is ready to act as a mediator, helping you and your spouse through marital issues in order to file for an uncontested divorce or represent one of you while you engage in other forms of ADR. Contact the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC to discuss your divorce options with a knowledgeable and dedicated divorce attorney.