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Agree to disagree and go from there

When your marriage is over and that is the only thing you and your spouse can agree on, it may be inevitable for you come to the point of separation. With separation comes a division of assets. If you have children, their well-being is likely to be paramount to each of you as well. However, nobody in court knows your spouse better than you nor can they see the realities of your home life in the way you, your spouse and your children do.


This is why collaborative law makes so much sense. If you can prepare yourself to disagree but plan to negotiate and compromise in order to get most everything you want, you may find you and your spouse can navigate your split in a much more congenial way.

Mediators and attorneys often work together and many law firms employ mediators. They do that so you can do everything you possibly can outside of court and then have your divorce plan presented to a judge to sign off and administer any additional orders.

If the thought of handing your world over to a judge and having him or her dictate your life in an impartial manner gives you pause, you may benefit from the counsel of Goddard & Malmquist Attorneys & Counselors at Law, who can work with you and your spouse to manage a split fairly and outside of court.


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