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Saturday, June 2, 2007

Vallejo family law firms -- Making Divorce Cost Effective

Everyone has heard horror stories about the Vallejo divorce process. I'm sure you've heard people say that a divorce takes years - and it can (but it doesn't have to). People talk about spending huge and unexpected amounts of money on Vallejo family law firms - and you can (but you don't have to). You hear about many instances where the divorce has harmed relationships with children, family, and friends - and it might (but doesn't have to). You've probably getting the idea. Divorce can be awful or sort of OK. It depends on how well you and your spouse can agree, act like adults and treat each other fairly.

In a mediated divorce, the two divorcing parties meet with one mediator (usually, but not necessarily a service offered by Vallejo family law firms). You meet with a Vallejo family law firm a number of times. The Vallejo family law firm will to address and try to resolve the issues in your divorce. Vallejo family law firms hired in this capacity do not represent either of the parties. The Vallejo family law firms must be (and must be viewed by the parties as) an impartial, objective, fair third-party.

The premise of collaborative divorce is to resolve the divorce though a series of meetings between the clients and their respective Vallejo family law firms. These four-way meetings, are actually what the courts require litigants to do prior to the trial in a litigated divorce.

A mediated divorce (using advocate lawyers at relevant points) is the Camry of divorces. It’s solid, safe for the most part, and it can do almost everything you want. But the collaborative divorce is like a Prius. It has the most advanced resources at its disposal. It’s groundbreaking, and it can turn a sometimes dirty process into something that is a lot better for the environment.

So.., the main difference is that instead of you, your spouse and a Vallejo family law firm, you have you, your spouse and two Vallejo family law firms - one for each of you. The benefits of collaborative law are great. Better, more workable, and longer-lasting solutions are generated. Relationships with family are preserved. It is generally not more expensive than mediated divorces (with the advocate attorneys’ critical involvement.) It is generally much less expensive than litigated divorces.

I hope your brain isn't spinning too much at this point. But here's it in a nutshell, you can
- mediate
- have a collaborative divorce
- create a separation agreement.
- duke it our in court.

The first three are usually the best.

Before filing your dissolution, contact multiple Vallejo family law firms - or better yet, fill in our contact form and let us give you a list of the best Vallejo family law firms for your particular case. Divorce is quite emotional but, the court sees it strictly as a legal matter. The law is designed to be fair, and that's all Vallejo family law firms are trying to do. Help you create a fair settlement.

It is probably worthwhile to consult with our Vallejo family law firms. Fill out our contact form and let us help you.

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