A couple can achieve a divorce in multiple ways – litigation, mediation, arbitration, and more. While there is no “one size fits all” in terms of ending a marriage, one method may serve you better than the other. Litigation is the term used to refer to legal proceedings initiated by two opposing parties to defend or enforce a right. Many believe this method requires the two parties to go to court, when in reality, about 95% of divorce litigations settle outside of court.
Litigation is a more extensive process that can cost you both time and money. If you’re looking for a fast way to end a marriage, this is not it. So, when is it a good idea to have a divorce litigated?
Some Reasons to Litigate a Divorce Include:
- When both parties are not in agreement to obtain a divorce
- When couples can’t decide on child custody, property division, and alimony
- When domestic violence is involved in the case
- When arbitration and mediation do not work
Divorce often brings forth strong emotions in both parties, making it difficult to reach agreements. If you and your ex constantly fight and are unable to look at each other, let alone see things from the other’s perspective, litigation might be necessary for the divorce.
At Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP, we have over 130 years of collective experience helping clients obtain the divorce settlements they want. We’re dedicated to obtaining results and minimizing conflict. When you turn to us, you can rest assured that our Newport Beach divorce attorneys will be honest with you. We carefully review your case and tell you exactly how we plan to prepare for it and what you can expect. With our firm on your side, you can breathe easier knowing your rights are protected. If you’re ready to get started, call 949.565.4158 today.