"We Can Work It Out" is an iconic Beatles song, urging people to work together to solve their problems.
The following blog includes an excerpt from our friends at AFCC, the international leaders in family law leaders. Harry Siegel sits on the Board of the Maryland Chapter of AFCC.
More and more courts are turning to mediation before your divorce case can go to trial. The goal is to settle your case without trial. I would say 80-90 percent of all family law cases settle before trial. The 10-20 percent of cases that do not settle tend to have common traits:
If you are getting divorced, some attorneys-and websites-will point you to an interesting alternative process called collaborative law.
Mediation can save divorcing parties tens of thousands of dollars in attorney's fees, as well as the uncertainties of trial.
The expense of your divorce is usually directly related to how your divorce process started.
When two parents are no longer together, but their children are engaged in more activities than imaginable, what is a parent to do?
Have you seen the television ads and other media, hyping the use of a "collaborative divorce?" These ads appear throughout the Maryland area, including Howard County, Montgomery County, Carroll County, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County and beyond.
The ABC's of Divorce Mediation
So, the Complaint and Answer have been filed, you have had your Scheduling Conference and you and your spouse have attended mandatory parenting classes at The National Family Resiliency Center.