Common Questions

Our marriage is over; do we have to go to court?

Going to court to settle separation and divorce issues is necessary for some couples, but not for most. Most separating and divorcing couples prefer to work together – sometimes with the help of a mediator or a lawyer trained in collaborative law – to settle things without going to court.

Good starting points include:

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Last reviewed January 2017
divorce & separation, staying out of court, mediation, collaborative law, resolving disputes without going to court, alternative dispute resolution