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Can I settle my divorce out of court?
February 24, 2018
I have to go to Court to Litigate my Divorce?
In a contested divorce situation there are alternatives as to how to approach your divorce without having to go to court. First, you may want to seek arbitration with a person that has no interest in the outcome of your case. This arbitrator" hears arguments from both spouses and decides on a decision. There is binding and non-binding arbitration and you may also approach your contested divorce through hiring attorneys to approach your divorce case collaboratively.
There is less internal fighting that way and you are guided by experienced counsel to a resolution. This normally works if both parties are calm and collected and can remain rational throughout the process and are ready to compromise.
There is also mediation, where a mediator helps guide you toward a resolution of your divorce and custody case.
In New York County we have a program that utilized professionals with a brad base of experience in this field of law to use their experience to hear arguments from both spouses and review the issues so as to provide both sides with likely court outcomes. It happens to be a useful program for people that do not want to go through the rigors of courtroom litigation and extensive financial discovery.
As to litigation of your child custody case it often helps to ask the court to appoint what is called a parent coordinator. This trained professional will help assist in parenting decision making over the subject children where the parties cannot work these items out through direct communications. These professionals are appointed by the court to promote the best interests of the children to resolve differences of opinions as to education medical or religious decisions impacting your children.