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Divorce Without Lawyers

You can get a divorce without hiring a lawyer. There is essentially two ways of getting a divorce without an attorney. You can simply do all the filings and paperwork yourself and then represent yourself at court for the final decree. This is the lest costly way to obtain a divorce without an attorney but most people fine it very difficult or imposable to do. They just don't have the training or experience needed to properly file the correct complaints, forms and other paperwork. More importantly, they find it difficult to reach an agreement with their spouse on all the issues which must be settled before a divorce is granted. The other option for getting divorced without a lawyer is a mediated divorce.

Mediated Divorce

What is a Mediated Divorce and how does it work? In a mediated divorce the parties, the husband and the wife, agree to hire our firm to act as a neutral mediator regarding all outstanding issues in their case. You don't need an attorney to do a mediated divorce, but if you have an attorney, and wish to, you can bring your lawyer to mediation, or you can use your lawyer as an advisor between sessions. Hiring a lawyer does circumvent much of the savings of a mediated divorce, but it is up to you. 

Typically, the parties meet with the mediator and initially discuss the outstanding issues, decide what issues are in dispute and how each party expects the issues to be resolved. In most cases the issues can be resolved in this first meeting and mediator will give you all the forms and paperwork needed to file your case. You then just wait for your date to go before the judge for your final decree. When the judge signs the final decree your are divorced.

Advantages of a Mediated Divorce

There are a number of advantages to getting divorced without a lawyer. Some of the advantages are:

  • Reduced attorneys fees and cost, since paying for one mediator instead of two attorneys and mediated divorces normally are done much quicker.

  • Faster resolution to your case. In many cases when an attorney represents one party the attorney may use delaying tactics. A mediator is a neutral and reaching an agreement is his sole objective.

  • Keeps you and your spouse in control of your own divorce, not an attorney or a judge. That makes all the difference in your recovering from your divorce and moving on with your life.
  • Reduced emotional strain. Working together to resolve the issues of the divorce is much more likely to foster and after-divorce relationship of cooperation instead of hostility, which is so often the case in and adversarial divorce divorce. 

How can I get a Mediated  Divorce

You can call Dr. Taylor today at (205)-913-5360 or submit an online request.