Divorce-Related Legal Trouble? Consider Mediation to Resolve Your Issues
Are you experiencing legal trouble due to an upcoming or ongoing divorce? When you need legal help to assist you with finalizing a divorce, dealing with child custody and support, alimony payments, or other relevant issues, you want an aggressive attorney by your side.
Divorce proceedings, in general, tend to last for approximately a year. On average, a divorce can cost between $15,000 to $30,000. While some divorce cases do go to court, over 95% are finalized with an out-of-court settlement agreement.
Most divorces are unilateral, and recent figures show that this is the case with 80% of divorces. Basically, this means that just 1 party wants the divorce. Given this situation, there may be a variety of factors that arise that could cause the divorce to be contentious.
Mediation is an option for many couples seeking a divorce, whether just 1 or both parties are in agreement. Over 2/3 of couples that chose this route claimed to be satisfied with the process as well as the outcome.
In the United States, approximately 10% of the population is currently divorced. Within 5 years, the likelihood of first marriages ending in separation or divorce is 20%. The likelihood of a first marriage ending in divorce after 10 years, however, is 33%.
On an annual basis, 1.5 million children’s parents become divorced. Given this, many children may face issues related to child custody as well as support. When the custodial parent has a lower income than the non-custodial parent, a family law attorney can provide counsel on this matter. If a court-mandated amount of child support was not set during divorce proceedings, an attorney can assist with processing this paperwork.
Roughy 40% of households consist of female breadwinners. After being divorced, many men may be qualified to receive alimony. It is estimated that there are hundreds of thousands of men that are eligible for, but don’t receive, this support.
If you’re experiencing legal trouble related to any of the above issues or with a domestic partnership, it is in your best interests to contact a lawyer to assist you. They will be able to inform you of your rights and responsibilities and be there for you throughout the entire process.