Amicable Divorce Process
Avoiding conflict does not mean compromising fairness. Lawyers are ethically prohibited from representing both sides, even in an amicable divorce. Each spouse has unique interests of their own in the divorce process. Instead, hire two separate lawyers who are familiar with and supportive of an amicable divorce.
Amicable Divorce Lowers Cost & Stress
If divorcing, you already know you’re heading into a stress-fueled time. Why not make this a best-case scenario, and resolve things amicably? (If you’re answering this question in your head with a negative “because of…” you might be headed for a high conflict divorce.)
Amicable Divorce Settlements
An amicable divorce is typically settled directly between the parties and their attorneys—or in mediation.
Even contested issues can be resolved amicably. Your lawyers evaluate your case by determining how a family law judge would likely rule should the case go to trial. At DuBois Levias, we try several cases each year, giving us the ability to speak with authority to how a judge might rule in any given situation.
You need to approach your settlement from a strong position, no matter what the aspiration is for your divorce. Even if you don’t expect to go to trial, hiring a lawyer with solid trial experience is your best insurance. Opposing counsel takes your case more seriously when they know your lawyer will go the distance for you.
Law-Related Research: Divorce Quality Counts
“The quality of the marriage can create a healthy environment or one of dysfunction. The same can be said for the quality of the divorce. An amicable divorce can create a positive and healthy environment for kids and teens, while a divorce of high conflict can create an unstable environment with lack of support.”
Psychosocial and Academic Implications of Divorce on Adolescents — St. Catherine University, Sophia