Divorce is not a decision you should make on a whim. It requires serious consideration and should only be pursued after much deliberation and consultation with qualified personnel. At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, our Johnson County divorce attorneys are prepared to provide you with answers to any questions you may have, as well as to counsel you through the divorce process and to provide you with high-quality representation.
Types of Divorce You May Want to Review
When considering divorce, you have more than one option to choose. It is critically important that you make the most appropriate decision based on your situation. You should consult with a divorce attorney first before proceeding.
The forms of divorce you may be able to consider include:
- Contested divorce: one of the least-favorable options that is pursued in court through litigation when the two parties cannot come to a mutual agreement over an important piece of their property or rights.
- Collaborative divorce: Somewhat the opposite of contested divorce, in that the two parties negotiate outside of the courtroom and reach a settlement on their own.
- Mediation: Usually pursued in a contested case when the court decides that the two parties need to come to an agreement on their own about a certain aspect of the settlement, such as parenting time or visitation.
In some cases, the entire settlement can be reached through mediation without the necessity of litigation. Mediation requires no representation but is instead administrated by a mediation lawyer who provides no counsel and only guides the parties through the legal process to a final agreement. If this is settled upon outside of court, high court costs will be avoided.
Find a Divorce Lawyer in Johnson County
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, our legal team includes a former professional speaker and a skilled family law representative. We have handled numerous divorce cases over the years and can provide you with the aggressive representation that you need. Whether you are seeking contested divorce and need a seasoned litigator, or you are pursuing collaborative divorce and need qualified counsel, our firm is here for you.
The sooner you hire an attorney, the better. Call our offices today or fill out our online evaluation to find out more about our services and experience.
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