When a couple, or one of the parties, has made the decision to end their marriage, there are more options available to them than simply battling it out in divorce court. While extended litigation is always a possibility in a divorce, there are other options that are far more constructive, less expensive and less time-consuming. If you are considering filing for divorce, we invite you to contact our office to schedule a consultation to discuss your options.
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The attorneys at Lincoln & Wenk, PLLC, have experience in a wide range of divorce and family law situations, including complex property division cases involving ownership of businesses, division of retirement accounts and other matters. We are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for you.
We provide effective legal counsel and powerful advocacy to clients involved in all types of divorce:
- Uncontested divorce: Uncontested divorce is a general term applied to any divorce in which the parties are able to amicably resolve or settle their divorce. Typically all issues are agreed upon prior to the divorce action even being initiated. Obviously this is the least expensive type of divorce. However, many times a divorce may need to be contested initially or a private mediation conducted in order to ascertain the fairness of a proposal to resolve an issue.
- Contested divorce: When a couple cannot amicably resolve their divorce, their case will be sent to divorce court for litigation. Litigation can quickly become highly contentious, and it may take months before even one issue can successfully be resolved. Not only is litigation more emotionally draining and stressful, but it tends to be much more expensive due to the amount of time it takes to resolve the divorce through litigation. While the case may eventually settle, the litigation process, including discovery and disclosure pertaining to the issues in dispute, will need to be done.
- Divorce through mediation: During mediation, you and your spouse will meet with a neutral mediator who will assist you in trying to resolve the various issues of your divorce, such as child custody, child support, property division and alimony/spousal maintenance. The mediator will not issue a ruling, but rather help foster communication between you and your spouse and help you work through any differences so you're able to settle your divorce without the need for expensive litigation. Mediation is designed to be much less stressful and emotionally draining than a divorce litigated in court, and is much more cost-effective than litigation.
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For an initial consultation with Lincoln & Wenk, PLLC, call 623-748-4890 or contact us online.