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.
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
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
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.