There are several solutions for terminating a marriage. All cases fall within one the following categories:
Uncontested Divorce: An uncontested divorce is when both parties can agree on all the terms of their divorce. Elements like Custody, Financial Support and Asset Division are determined in a fair, amicable and reasonable manner. This is typically the quickest and least costly type of marital dissolution.
In an Uncontested Divorce, the Jacobson Law Office advises our clients on their rights, the proper procedures for completing the divorce and ensures that the language within the decree is consistent with the intent and settlement of the parties.
Contested Divorce: Filing a contested divorce is for spouses who cannot agree on the terms for their divorce and seek a court order to decide on an outcome.
The role of the Jacobson Law Office in a contested divorce can be summed up in three steps:
- Advise our clients on their rights and reasonable expectations.
- We would draft a strategy to achieve the client’s goals.
- The Jacobson Law Office would carefully pursue these goals with your family’s best interest in mind.
Collaborative Divorce: A collaborative divorce attempts to avoid litigation through a voluntary settlement approach. This path is chosen when parties cannot agree on all terms but wish to come to an agreement to avoid the potentially high costs, anxiety, and lengthy duration associated with litigation.
Annulment: In certain circumstances a marriage can be annulled. In the state’s eyes, an annulled marriage is one where the parties were never legally married. While both an annulment and a divorce dissolve a marriage, an annulment differs from divorce by also declaring marriage invalid.