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Deciding on When Divorce or Legal Separation Makes Sense

Deciding on When Divorce or Legal Separation Makes Sense

Marriage is a partnership that sometimes, for one reason or another, dissolves into divorce. As hurtful and frustrating as the divorce process is, the time that it takes to decide on divorce or legal separation can be just as bad. At Out-of-Court solutions, we know that sometimes there are signs that the situation is becoming…

Save Time Using an Experienced Mediator

Save Time Using an Experienced Mediator

If you are going through a divorce, you may be dreading a court trial. The good news is that mediation is a popular alternative that not only prevents a lot of stress, but it also saves you money and time. When you work with experienced mediators, they can help you prepare for the sessions so…

Is Divorce Mediation Right for You?

Is Divorce Mediation Right for You?

You may have heard that there is an alternative to a traditional attorney-lead, court procedure divorce called divorce mediation. This process can be less expensive and much faster, but is it right for you? What is Divorce Mediation? You and your spouse will meet with a trained mediator to resolve the issues in your divorce….

3 Ways Mediation Helps During Divorce

3 Ways Mediation Helps During Divorce

A divorce is one of the toughest emotional processes most people will go through. It’s not just another break-up; two people must unravel the life they built together. So instead of going it alone or getting expensive lawyers involved, let a mediator help you. Get an Objective Opinion It’s not surprising that divorce discussions get…

Divorce Mediation or Litigation: Which Is Best?

Divorce Mediation or Litigation: Which Is Best?

Divorce is not something people expect to go through when they get married. Unfortunately, almost 50% of marriages will end in this way. The idea of divorce brings up a lot of stress and negative thoughts in most people’s minds. They assume they will face a lengthy legal process including a battle in court to…

How To Get Divorced Without Court

How To Get Divorced Without Court

No one wants to have to go to court to resolve an issue. The court process seems to increase stress and pressure during a difficult time. Divorce is no exception. It is one of the top stress producers in life. Why make it more complicated and stressful by having to appear in court? There are…

3 Reasons Divorce Mediation Is Less Expensive Than Traditional Litigation

3 Reasons Divorce Mediation Is Less Expensive Than Traditional Litigation

A traditional divorce with litigation can be very expensive for both parties. Mediation may be a more affordable alternative. Here are three ways that mediation can make getting a divorce less expensive. 1. Avoid High Hourly Fees Many family law attorneys charge clients by the hour. The divorce mediation process spares you from having to…

Mediation can Help Couples Get a Divorce Without Lawyers

Mediation can Help Couples Get a Divorce Without Lawyers

Going through a divorce does not always have to be a long, drawn-out courtroom battle. In fact, it is even possible to get a divorce without lawyers. Divorce mediation is an alternative to litigation, and there are many benefits. Basics of Mediation In divorce mediation, generally the only people involved are the two spouses and…

Using Mediation to Help with Legal Separation

Using Mediation to Help with Legal Separation

Many married couples who decide they are incompatible choose to legally end their marriage via divorce. However, some spouses choose the middle ground and decide on a legal separation. This allows them to live apart and stay legally married, which can be beneficial in terms of healthcare and other spousal benefits, filing joint tax returns,…

Understanding Commingled Property in Divorce

Understanding Commingled Property in Divorce

During a divorce, one of the most challenging aspects can be dividing assets. Depending on where you live, there are various rules and guidelines that dictate how to legally divide property but that doesn’t mean there are no negotiations or gray areas involved. Dividing assets can lead to high tension, particularly when you are doing…

What to Know About Legal Separation

What to Know About Legal Separation

If you and your spouse have separated but are not ready for one or various reasons to file for divorce you may want to consider legal separation. There are many reasons you may not want to file for divorce but whether you are still deciding if you will divorce or never plan to formally divorce…

Discovery of Non-Disclosed Assets After Divorce

Discovery of Non-Disclosed Assets After Divorce

If there is one thing that is never easy in divorce, it is financial discussions. These conversations about the division of assets and debts can be fraught with things like anger, blame, fear, secrecy, and more. Even spouses that are amicably divorcing may fear their spouse has hidden assets, despite being legally required to disclose…