Though your relationship may have gotten shaky, there are still several considerations to make before officially calling your marriage quits. With all the expenses involved in a divorce — along with property division and debt liability — it’s important to be sure that you’ve explored all other options. If you and your spouse are still on relatively good terms, there are four main alternatives to divorce that you can explore. With the help of the Law Office of Olga A. Koplik, P.C., you can navigate these difficult waters and make the best decision for your situation. Continue reading to learn more, and schedule a consultation with our Sacramento family lawyers for help.
Four Alternatives to Divorce
If you feel like things could be salvaged with some professional help, consider marriage counseling. This could be a great way to reconnect with your spouse and figure out what, exactly, went wrong. With the help of a professional, you and your spouse can communicate more effectively and work through your problems. Many times, marriage counseling is successful in getting couples back on track — but it doesn’t work all the time. Keep this in mind, as you move forward.
If you’re not quite ready to give up on your marriage but you have already begun the divorce process, mediation may be a good option for you. This is a process in which an objective third party helps you and your spouse come to an agreement about the terms of your divorce. This can be a great way to avoid costly and time-consuming litigation. Plus, it gives you more control over the outcome of your divorce.
Division of property can be difficult to navigate — especially with the complex divorce laws in California — but with our Sacramento family law office, you can be sure that you have a strong advocate on your side, helping you to reach an agreement that is fair and satisfactory.
If you need some time apart from your spouse to figure things out, separation may be the best option for you. This doesn’t have to be a permanent arrangement, but it can give you the time and space you need to think about your next steps. Plus, it can give you a chance to work on yourself — something that’s often cited as a problem in failed marriages. During your separation, you and your spouse can still work on communication and other issues in hopes of reconciling later down the road.
With the help of our family law solicitors, you can arrange a legal separation that will protect you and your spouse during this time apart. A legal separation can address things like property division, debt liability, and spousal support. So — with our help — you can determine who will live in the family home, how to divide your assets, and more. This can help to prevent conflict in the future.
If you’re set on getting divorced but want to avoid litigation, collaborative divorce may be a good option for you. This is a process in which you and your spouse work with a team of professionals to come to an agreement about the terms of your divorce. This can be a great way to save time and money, and it can help you keep the peace during this difficult time.
No matter what decision you make, the Law Office of Olga A. Koplik, P.C. can help. Our Sacramento family court lawyers have years of experience helping clients through all stages of divorce. We’re here to provide you with the guidance and support you need, every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.