Working towards shared agreements concerning divorce legal issues can save divorcing couples in Florida time, money and unnecessary aggravation.
Time can equal money when it comes to divorce and delaying parts of the process. Once a couple has decided to divorce, the divorce process becomes the joint goal of the relationship. As such, a joint divorce settlement also becomes the goal. If this process is not timely pursued, it can cost money but also emotional capital as both spouses begin to move on.
With delays and fighting can come increased cost and lessened chances that the couple will be able to mediate an amicable settlement and end to their union. Once the decision to divorce has been reached, it is best to move forward swiftly to achieve the shared goal of a settlement that is amenable to both parties and also brings an end to the relationship.
Many divorce settlements are reached without the need to go to court; this is usually achieved through negotiations between the divorcing spouses or alternative dispute resolution. Although the court can make decisions for the couple related to the division of property, alimony, child support and child custody, it is usually viewed as preferable for the divorcing spouses to reach an agreement without having to litigate each issue. This saves time, money and often heartache for the divorcing couple.
The end of a marriage can mean many emotions which can lead to a multitude of disputes. A trained family law attorney can help the divorcing couple focus on the issues at hand so that many disputes can be avoided and agreements that both parties can live can be reached in a timely manner.
Source: The Huffington Post, “4 Reasons Why Delaying a Divorce Procedure Is Like Creating a Time Bomb,” Jim Halfens, Oct. 27, 2013