The divorce rate in America is roughly 50 percent, and a divorce can be an emotionally scarring process to go through. For those who believe that divorce is their only option, there are several different ways to get one. If a couple is able to set aside their emotions and work in favor of their children, if they have them, then an uncontested divorce may be the route to take.
Uncontested divorces can be settled in a relatively inexpensive manner and in a matter of weeks. Mediation or collaborative divorce are other ways that a couple can finalize their divorce in an amicable manner. Mediation involves an unbiased third party who works with both individuals to work out a resolution to important issues in a divorce such as child custody and spousal support. In some cases, a resolution can be reached in a matter of weeks through this process.
In a collaborative divorce, each party has its own attorney as part of a team that can also include a mental health professional and a financial adviser. The couple will work together to settle issues related to alimony, property division and child custody. While it may be costlier and time consuming compared to other methods, the main benefit is that it also manages the emotional issues that may come from getting divorced.
Anyone who is getting a divorce or thinking about getting a divorce may decide to meet with a family law attorney to discuss options. Legal counsel might be able to help find hidden assets or take other steps to ensure property division and parental rights granted by state law are protected throughout the entire process.