We are often asked about when a couple should seek divorce mediation as opposed to an uncontested divorce. Many married parties wish to remain amicable durin their divorce and are seeking the best process to keep them amicable while they determine the terms of their divorce. Some parties do not wish to even file their complaint for divorce until they know the terms of their divorce in an effort to avoid a litigated divorce.
If parties are amicable but are having a problem determining the terms of their divorce, divorce mediation may be a choice.
Alternatively, if the parties essentially agree upon all the terms of their divorce, these parties may seek to have an uncontested divorce where the attorneys they hire seek to settle the case and not litigate the case.