“Divorce” is the common term used to describe the end of a marriage. However, in the legal community it is used to describe a specific type of legal proceeding. A traditional divorce is a much more formal proceeding than other methods used to terminate a marriage. In a divorce, a complaint is filed, both parties are generally represented by counsel, and there are several scheduled meetings with a judge or magistrate to monitor the progress of the case.
If an agreement cannot be reached in a divorce proceeding, a trial is necessary and a judge will be required to make the decisions. Few cases require trials, but as former prosecutors, we have extensive courtroom experience and are extremely comfortable in a litigation setting. However, we recognize that trials take a financial and emotional toll on our clients. We do whatever possible, without sacrificing the future of our client, to avoid a trial. We use our mediation training, our extensive experience and our creative problem solving techniques to reach a settlement without a trial. And we always involve you in every step of any marriage ending process.
At Newton Law Firm, we can help you with the following:
- Decide whether divorce is the best legal method to end your marriage;
- Stand beside you, educate and guide you through every step of the divorce proceedings;
- Work with opposing counsel to reach a settlement;
- When necessary, represent you at trial.