Divorce or Dissolution of Domestic Partnership
Divorce will never be an easy choice for couples to make. Once this hard decision is made, the legal process and paperwork should not add to the difficulty! Yet, traditional court-based divorce does just that. From the moment you or your attorney files the initial Petition for Dissolution, you will be in an adversarial process. Our legal system is designed to pit you and your spouse against each other in a win-lose dynamic. This process can be disempowering. Your lawyer is trained to take the reigns and the Judge is trained to make the decisions for you. You and your spouse have no control over the process and very little say in the outcome. Putting families into this system creates a battle where there should be collaboration and creates disenfranchisement where there should be empowerment.
Going through a divorce after 32 years of marriage not only took an emotional toll, but the process and paperwork seemed equally insurmountable. Enter Camille King, Esq. She held me up emotionally, supported me throughout the process and most importantly fought for my legal rights while educating me throughout this process.”
Studies have shown that couples who dissolve their marriage or domestic partnership with the help of a mediator or collaborative attorney are more satisfied with their results than those who use litigation. This satisfaction comes from a fuller opportunity to express themselves, be heard, and participate in the final decisions. Mediation and Collaborative Divorce are quicker, more affordable, and less stressful than a litigated divorce.
No one wants to divorce. But if you are nevertheless facing that path, you are free to choose a divorce process that is amicable. Divorce is difficult enough without adding the animosity and bitterness that comes with court. Choose to do your divorce differently; choose mediation or collaboration.