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Is it better to negotiate your divorce?

On Behalf of | Feb 24, 2024 | Divorce

Once you make the decision to end your marriage, you know that your life will change in many ways. Even if you are prepared for all of the ways your life will change, that does not mean that it will be easy to navigate the divorce process. This is especially true if the other spouse is reluctant to work with you regarding the terms of your divorce order. If you are able to come to a reasonable resolution, you may be able to avoid litigation.

There are many reasons why it could be in your favor to avoid litigation. However, if this is not possible for you, you can still take decisive steps that will allow you to pursue a beneficial outcome. As you consider the divorce process you are about to navigate, it will be beneficial to know all of your options and understand what to expect, regardless of whether you go through litigation or negotiations.

In court or out of court?

It is not always easy to resolve divorce disputes. You and your spouse may not be able to agree on certain issues, even if you are amicable and want to resolve your divorce outside of the courtroom. If you choose to negotiate your divorce, you may find the following helpful:

  • It can take longer to settle your divorce as negotiations do not always move quickly.
  • You may save money by avoiding the litigation process.
  • It can be emotionally taxing to negotiate and work closely with a soon-to-be former spouse.
  • You may find that negotiations give you the ability to have more control over the terms of your final order.

If negotiations don’t work for you, that doesn’t mean that you cannot still secure a strong and stable future. You can prepare to move forward with litigation, which means that you will appear in court, and a judge will make the final decisions on your divorce. It will be important to prepare for litigation and to ensure that you know your rights before you move forward.

Seeking a beneficial outcome

Your future could be at stake during your Arkansas divorce. You will benefit from seeking insight from an experienced professional who can help you understand whether litigation is best or whether you can pursue negotiations. If you are unsure, it might help to start with an assessment of your case.