Understand The Disadvantages of Litigation From Our Divorce Attorneys In Maryland
Disadvantages of Litigation
Our skilled, experienced divorce attorneys in Maryland from The Collaborative Law Group have seen first-hand the ways in which either mediation of or a collaborative law approach to a divorcing couple’s issues, in a forward-looking atmosphere of collaboration, are far superior to the bitter vindictiveness that can surface in a courtroom during costly, lengthy litigation.
Contact us today if you think that you, as individuals, heads of households and parents, will be better off talking out your problems with our team of caring attorneys and divorce coaches rather than arguing about them publicly in front of strangers and spending lots of hard-earned money doing it.
Cost, Control, Courtroom Pressures
The cost of using the courts as a venue for the airing of marital difficulty is cost-prohibitive for many couples. Plus, in a courtroom, control of the process is removed from you, our client, and handed over to the court. As necessary as these judges are in the deciding of legal matters, they cannot possibly know you, your unique problems and those problems’ underlying causes as we do, and therefore may unintentionally not act in your best interest or be able to let you meet your goals.
There could be significant delays before your case is heard in this bitter, expensive manner due to overbooking of court dockets. All the while, your unresolved issues remain just that: unresolved. Wounds from your breakup would continue to be painful.
So much of what goes on in court is framed in terms of money, as opposed to other equally important considerations, such as the opposing sides’ trust and respect, a past you share, and children whose care you will be attending to for years. Such vital emotional issues take a back seat in an adversarial process like litigation.
Courts are limited by law as to how to solve any matter. The solutions you may have to live with could be mere short-term quick fixes rather than lasting, satisfying resolutions.
A courtroom showdown over divorce can serve to ratchet up rhetoric and can drive parties even further apart, alienating the very people who should be united for their, and their children’s, sakes. These emotional downsides can go on to manifest themselves in a number of areas, such as disruption of a family business or a thriving career.
The bottom line is, litigation can produce damage of all kinds, scars that may never heal. We urge you to consider collaborative law as a viable, hopeful alternative to this potentially ruinous process.
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You can reach the skilled attorneys at our Maryland offices of The Collaborative Law Group by phone or e-mail. We feel you should know the advantages of collaborative law and the disadvantages of litigation before we go about helping you seek consensus for your family law issues.