Your Divorce Doesn’t Have To Lead To Conflict
As you already know, divorce can be an emotionally taxing time. You are facing the end of your marriage and an uncertain future for yourself and your family. During this difficult time, though, you don’t have to fight – nor should you – especially if you have children. You may not believe it now, but it is possible to talk it out with your spouse, find common ground and reach an agreement through mediation.
At Greg Ryan & Associates, Attorneys at Law, LLLC, we help our divorce and family law clients in Honolulu and the surrounding area navigate the complex Hawaii divorce and family law process. We firmly believe that mediation is usually the most practical solution, reducing the stress and cost of litigation, and giving the family the best start for a post-divorce life. Remember, after a divorce, although you will no longer be husband and wife, you will forever be mom and dad. A lengthy and ugly divorce process will damage your ability to co-parent with your former spouse, and it can negatively impact your children for many years after the legal process ends. In our mediation consultation, we will discuss with you your legal rights and options to obtain an out-of-court resolution that works best for you and your family.
Could You Benefit From Mediation?
In mediation, you will work with a neutral third party to create a collaborative solution with your spouse. Issues in your divorce, such as custody, visitation support, property division, and spousal support can be resolved, fairly and in a civil and dignified forum. Mediation can benefit you in a variety of ways:
- Maintain control and privacy – Because the final divorce decree is agreed on outside the courtroom, the court will not be in charge of the decisions in your divorce. You will also be able to maintain greater privacy in reaching your agreement without a public divorce trial.
- Less conflict – By pursuing a collaborative solution, you can maintain a more amicable and positive relationship with your soon-to-be former spouse. This can be especially important if you have children, as the divorce terminates the marriage, but you and your spouse will forever be parents.
- Decrease the emotional and financial costs of your divorce – Litigation is always stressful, unpleasant and costly. Negotiating a fair and reasonable solution through mediation allows you to avoid the challenges, expense and drama of court involvement.
- Make your voice heard – Negotiation allows you to keep the things that are most important to you in the forefront.
Contact Us To Work Toward A Collaborative Solution
It may not seem like it at the moment, but a peaceful solution in your divorce is possible. Contact us online or call 808-796-5613 today to arrange for a free telephone consultation with one of our experienced and caring family law attorneys.