You need to decide the forum in which your divorce will proceed. Will you go to court to battle it out, or will you engage the services of a divorce mediator? In your question you state that you and your spouse plan to divorce, which indicates that you and your spouse are speaking to each other and have already reached an agreement. You are excellent candidates for divorce mediation. Instead of spending your money fighting in court, a forum which uses terms such as adversaries, you and your spouse work with the mediator who facilitates reaching the goal of divorce. In divorce mediation you and your spouse work out the terms of your divorce together in such areas as child support, custody, parenting plans, spousal support and division of property, with the assistance of the mediator. Working with a mediator instead of two attorneys to reach an agreement, saves you money, time and the stress inherent in the litigated divorce.
Linda F. Spiegel has over 30 years experience as a family lawyer and more than 24 years experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Linda has the diverse background to make sure you achieve a fair division of assets and equity in mediation.