To litigate is to engage in a legal proceeding or to carry out a lawsuit. Thus, divorce litigation is the process of carrying out a divorce in which the two parties are in disagreement in regards to diverging or conflicting interests. These interests may deal with particular disagreements such as terms of the divorce, property rights, or child custody.
Divorce litigation differs from divorce mediation as divorce mediation is quicker, more cooperative/communicative, and led primarily by the desire for both parties to make joint decisions. On the other hand divorce litigation is usually a longer process because it involves several court appearances, involves higher conflict/disagreement, is usually more adversarial and potentially more accusatory, and usually led by the parties’ attorneys who are solely fighting for their clients’ self-interests.
Divorce litigation occurs when the two parties cannot come to an agreement on their own, which leads them to each hire a divorce attorney to represent them and fight for their separate interests. There is a general structure or sequence of events in a divorce litigation case:
A Final Decree of Divorce is signed by the judge and the case is closed. In some cases, there may be a party who is in disagreement with the final resolution, in which case they have the opportunity to appeal.
Divorce litigation, although usually leading to a satisfactory settlement for both parties, may have other lasting effects beyond just the legal action. Due to the drawn out nature of the process of litigation, parties in a divorce litigation case will inevitably be forced to make several court appearances, engage in mediations and depositions, and gradually reach a resolution. This process can last anywhere from several months to several years, and a case may run more slowly if the court’s busy docket forces the parties to have to wait for a hearing.
This process ultimately leads to greater attorney fees, sustained stress and tension, and potential resentment from children due to their difficult position within a divorce. Therefore, the cooperation and effort of both parties in a divorce litigation case is essential to moving the case along, reaching resolutions, and ultimately satisfying everyone involved. The complications involving a divorce matter makes it extremely important to hire the right divorce attorney to get a favorable outcome of your case. The complications involving a divorce matter makes it extremely important to hire the right divorce attorney to get a favorable outcome of your case.
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