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When your marriage is on the brink, the most important decision you have to make is the decision about whether to get divorced or not in the first place. This is not a decision to take lightly nor is it one to make in the heat of an argument. For many it is the most difficult decision they will ever make. If you make the decision to proceed with divorce, the next most important decision you have to make is how you and your spouse will do this. It is important to remember you are not going to get divorced alone. You got married together and if you are divorcing, you will get divorced together like it or not. Your choice of process will significantly affect your outcome, time and cost.

There are essentially four basic ways to get divorced. They are: 

  1. Do it yourself
  2. Mediation
  3. Collaborative Divorce
  4. Traditional Divorce

Each of these four processes has its advantages and disadvantages. It is critical that you understand each of these four process choices to resolve your divorce as inexpensively, amicably, fairly, and as quickly as possible. If you want to divorce wisely, do not make the mistake of not considering all your options. We work with and help clients in any of these four processes; we strongly encourage consideration of mediation or Collaborative Divorce, which are Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) models.  

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