During The Divorce Process, You Have Options

During initial consultations, many clients believe that their pending divorces leave them with few options. They have often heard incorrect information or well-meaning friends and family members have led them to believe that all divorces are contentious. After more than 20 years as a Kansas City divorce lawyer, I know this is simply not the case.

Divorce Does Not Have To Be A Battle

In Missouri, divorcing couples have options that can help them avoid expensive and time-consuming litigation. This group of options, known as alternative dispute resolution, includes mediation, arbitration and collaborative law.

During our first discussion, I will try to learn as much as possible about you and your relationship with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. Generally, it is during this discussion that I determine if using an alternative dispute resolution method is possible in your case. If there is any chance that you and your spouse can come to a mutually beneficial agreement, I will work to facilitate negotiations that will save you both time and money.

When Negotiations Fail

Although my belief in mediation and similar methods is strong, I understand that some couples simply cannot agree. When situations make negotiations impossible or when attempts at agreement fail, litigation is generally the answer.

If your divorce is contentious and involves the division of assets such as multiple properties, retirement or saving accounts, or a business, I will gladly fight for your right to a fair share of those assets in court.

Find Out Whether Mediation Or Litigation Is Right For You

As an experienced attorney, I can often determine during an initial consultation whether my clients can use mediation during the divorce process or whether litigation is likely. If you would like to discuss your options, you can do so by scheduling an initial consultation. You can reach Alspaugh Family Law via email or by calling 816-743-4324.