Despite the commercials that portray the holidays as a magical time filled with family and new memories, they can sometimes create an incredible amount of stress on married couples. According to some reports, many people consider divorce over the holidays. This leaves some couples in Arizona seeking information about their legal options in the first months of the new year.
Thanks to dramatic portrayals in movies and television shows, many people assume that a divorce is always a hard-fought battle occurring in the battlefield of the courtroom. In this version, there is anger, bitterness, betrayal and accusations hurled. However, some estimates show that nearly 95 percent of divorces are actually settled outside of the courtroom. Fortunately, there are several options available to separating couples that does not include litigation which can often be contentious.
These options include collaboration and mediation. By choosing these options over litigation, some say couples can obtain a divorce that is faster, cheaper and more private. A recent study indicates that couples who have opted for an alternative to a litigated divorce have been much more satisfied with the process as a whole.
In most cases, divorces are going to be emotionally difficult. However, some people argue that a partnership that began in love and mutual respect should not end in bitterness and animosity, and choosing an alternative to litigation can help lead to a smoother, more satisfactory resolution. Regardless of which method is ultimately chosen, it is important for couples in Arizona who are considering a divorce to explore all the options that are available to them.
Contact Our Phoenix Divorce Attorneys
Regardless of how complicated your case may seem, our Phoenix divorce attorneys can help. Call the Law Offices of Janice M. Palmer, P.C. at (480) 820-4771 or toll-free at (888) 352-7725 for a consultation.
Source: The Huffington Post, ‘Happy Valentine’s Day. I Want a Divorce.’, Michelle Crosby, Feb. 5, 2014