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The Benefits of a Divorce Settlement

Although a divorce settlement may not always be possible in your case, there are several benefits to consider before taking your case in front of a Judge.

Peace of Mind

Perhaps the most important advantage to settlement is a peace of mind.  If you are able to settle your divorce without litigation, you will know exactly what you’re getting.  You will be in control of what does and does not go into your agreement.  On the other hand, if you are unable to settle your divorce, you will proceed towards litigation and ultimately, a final hearing in front of a Judge.  From here, there are no guarantees as to the outcome, as the Judge has the final say in your matter.

Cost Savings

When proceedings toward litigation, you will always need to keep costs in mind.  Litigation is often the most expensive aspect of a divorce, and it will involve significant preparation.  It is important to weigh the costs and risks of litigation when deciding whether to proceed in front of the Judge.

The “Principle”

Often times, people may take their case to Court as a matter of principle.  Is it worth it though?  You need to consider what it is you’re asking the Court to decide.  If you will spend more in attorney fees than on the actual item in dispute, you are much better off settling outside of Court.  There is nothing that annoys Judges more than bringing a petty issue to Court.

Ultimately, the unique facts of your case will determine whether settlement or litigation is best for you.  Although not always possible, settlement often provides a welcome sigh of relief during an already stressful time in your life. Contact Modern Family Law to discuss whether a settlement is possible in your divorce case.

Posted November 08, 2016
by: MFL Team

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