Divorce can come with its share of emotional challenges which, left unmanaged, can lead to a prolonged divorce process and costly mistakes. Here we’ve outlined some divorce options that may help alleviate those stressors.
What can you do to keep this from happening to you? We at Vesta recommend that you connect with expert, trusted resources and take other steps to manage your emotions and take care of yourself. Educating and empowering yourself, so that you can look at your divorce through the lens of a business transaction, can help save time and money and reduce stress.
David Kellem, Divorce Attorney and Mediator in Vesta’s network of professionals, is working with couples to redefine divorce.
“When seeking a divorce outcome that you can live with, try to stay out of court and work out your settlement with professional guidance through alternative dispute resolution (ADR),” Kellem advises.
According to Kellem, there are better, more advantageous ways to divorce beyond the usual and expensive litigation.
Here are four of Kellem’s recommendations: Mediation, Collaborative Law, Negotiation and Arbitration.
- Mediation is a private, confidential and voluntary process. The divorcing spouses work on their divorce agreement together guided by the mediator, a trained, impartial divorce professional. The mediator helps each person make informed, customized, well-considered decisions about their divorce settlement.
- Collaborative Law is a private, confidential, structured process where divorcing spouses work together with Collaboratively trained attorneys, a divorce coach/settlement facilitator, and neutral financial professionals to develop a customized divorce settlement.
- Represented Negotiation involves hiring attorneys who work from the outset to settle the divorce case, rather than fight in court. Clients select attorneys for their negotiation skills and settlement methodology. Cases are resolved through voluntary sharing of key information and discussion of issues in “four-way” meetings – between each spouse and their respective attorneys.
- Arbitration is a private court solution. Divorcing spouses pay a professional arbitrator to review their case and make a binding (or if preferred, a non-binding) decision resolving the issues in dispute. Arbitration avoids the time delays and cost overruns that can run rampant in court-based litigation.
Vesta is a divorce resource, helping people before, during and after divorce with important matters pertaining to everyday life. To find out about Vesta’s resources and events, and to help determine your best course of action, visit us at VestaDivorce.com. Information on David Kellem can be found at kellemlawgroup.com/the-group/davidkellem.