For most people in Virginia, the decision to end their marriage is likely one of the most difficult ones they will make in their lifetime. Despite this, most would agree that this choice is one that will have a positive impact on the rest of their lives. While they may live a happier life, the decisions made during the divorce process can ultimately affect their financial well-being for years to come. As such, many people turn to the law firm of Powell Radomsky, PLLC for guidance.
One of the most important decisions that will be made as a person seeks the next chapter of their lives is whether to litigate or negotiate. Resolving issues outside of the courtroom has a variety of different benefits. These benefits include reducing the costs and stress associated with the process and providing more control and flexibility over final agreements.
In some cases, alternative dispute resolution methods may be appropriate. For example, in a collaborative divorce, both parties have their own legal representation and agree to settle their issues outside of the courtroom. In addition to having access to a variety of different professionals, both parties must fully disclose any information relevant to the divorce.
However, litigation may be necessary in certain cases in which the parties are unable to come to an agreement or one party is unwilling to compromise. Fortunately, our attorneys can ensure that clients are fully informed about their options, allowing them to decide which divorce path is most appropriate for their case. If settling out of court is not an option for our Virginia clients, we are prepared to serve as aggressive advocates for them.