You wanted to go about your divorce in a different way. You wanted to avoid going to court and keep things amicable. You and your spouse agreed to a collaborative divorce, and you’ve been working through the motions, but you feel it isn’t working out. What options are available to Maryland residents when this happens?
As you know, collaborative divorce involves agreeing to keep your marital dissolution out of court and attending negotiation sessions until settlement terms are reached. Most couples who go this route are able to finalize their divorces relatively quickly — even when complex issues are involved. Unfortunately, there are some couples for whom this process can drag on without any real progress being made.
If you feel collaborative divorce is failing you, you have the right to stop and try something else. You can attempt mediation, arbitration or litigation, whichever you feel is better for your situation. Legal counsel can go over the pros and cons of each and help you decide which will serve your best interests.
At the end of the day, you have to do what is best for you. You choose how you want to approach your divorce. If a collaborative divorce isn’t working out the way you hoped, you can change course though you may have to change attorneys as well. Legal counsel can help you decide how you ultimately go about ending your marriage To learn more about the divorce methods available in Maryland and how an experienced family law attorney can assist you as you work through the dissolution process, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.