A judge will only decide the terms of your divorce if you can’t negotiate them, and the truth is that both you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse will save a lot of time, money, and emotional energy if you can work together to negotiate agreement on financial matters, support, and child custody.
Couples who can agree to an uncontested divorce action under irretrievable breakdown grounds can have a relatively fast, and relatively inexpensive divorce.
Negotiating financial matters with your ex isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time, but the payoff can be thousands of dollars and months of your life not spent in court or your lawyer’s office.
If you can’t negotiate the terms, the court will take you through a series of hearings, and finally a trial, where a judge will decide the issues for you.
It’s the worst way to have a divorce, but many couples simply can’t come to terms, or have too much anger to see the advantage of cooperation.
The attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer can help you have the easiest divorce possible, or protect you if your spouse is committed to making it hard.
Call us today at 716-542-5444.